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A Unique Auto Repair Shop in St. Louis Park MN

Rely on our vehicle repair center that has served the area for more than 6 decades. At our car and truck repair shop in St. Louis Park MN, we are proud of our mechanics that have an average of 20 years of experience among them. They are career mechanics that truly love their jobs and enjoy providing accurate repairs the first time around.

At our licensed, bonded, and insured auto repair shop in St. Louis Park MN, you’ll never get high-pressure sales or unnecessary repairs. Instead, we are an honest and friendly team that believes you deserve quality and affordable work. We work on just about any vehicle, including:

Bring your car to our locally owned automotive repair center in St. Louis Park. At Automobile Service Co., we provide comprehensive services for car and truck repair in St. Louis Park MN. Our recognized auto repair shop in St. Louis Park MN has been in business since 1945, which means we have been fixing all types of vehicles for more than 65 years.

In addition, Automobile Service Co. has a highly skilled team of ASE®-certified technicians that quickly diagnose and repair any vehicle problem. Whether you drive a car, truck, car, you’ll enjoy high-quality work and friendly customer service.

As a well-known and reputable auto repair shop in St. Louis Park MN, we are proud of the exceptional and affordable auto repair services we provide. Whether you need engine repair or an oil change, Automobile Service Co. will keep your car humming and healthy.

Automobile Service Co. Staff

Bill Tomlinson

Bill has been here forever! He first worked as a mechanic and transitioned to manage Automobile Service Co. for 25 years. We needed additional customer service and he came out of retirement to work customer service most mornings. His knowledge of how things were and are is invaluable, plus coming here gets him out of the house every once and a while. Bill remembers learning to drive on his ’58 Chevy station wagon, which is a far cry from a ’69 Camaro he’s always dreamed of having. Retirement has suited Bill well, allowing him to spend time with his grandkids!

Contact Bill today at Bill@automobileserviceco.com

Matt Holmen

Matt is the engine that keeps Automobile Service Co. running smoothly! Matt has a wealth of experience studying at Dunwoody Institute, he worked at a dealership for ten years, then ventured out to own and operate his own shop for 13 years. Coming aboard with us in 2018, Matt has curated a friendly, knowledgeable staff and an environment that is committed to honest customer service. He lists his specialty as “Dad Jokes”, which is true, but ask him to explain any complicated issue with your car and he’ll effortlessly make sense of it for you. He started driving in a ’78 Ford F100, now he’ll settle for anything that doesn’t require a payment! When Matt’s not around the shop, you can bet he’s hanging out with his wife, and three adorable little dogs!

Contact Matt today at matt@automobileserviceco.com

Sue Sullivan

Sue works behind the scenes organizing, marketing and customer service, a part-time presence but a full-time thinker. Sue is always looking for ways to improve the shop and sell our services to the masses. She knows what our shop used to look like back in the day and wanted to make Automobile Service Co. a place where she wouldn’t be intimidated to bring her car. She is the mother of three boys, so being at the shop is almost like home. Friendliness and cleanliness are her priorities! Her first car? A Mazda GLC Sport. A dream car? A Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn.

Contact Sue today at sue@automobileserviceco.com

Oscar Lule

Oscar has been at Automobile Service Co. for two years now. Prior to us, he worked for three years at a local GM dealer. Oscar is always smiling, always working. He may have set the record for most brake jobs done in one day, but who’s counting! He also handles most of the shop’s general maintenance jobs. Always learning, always improving. Oscar is also our resident Spanish speaking translator, so customer service is also a skill he possesses. When Oscar first started driving, he was driving a’98 Chevy Malibu, if he could pick any car to own, it would be a ’69 Dodge Charger, apparently he like to drive fast!

Eriberto Garcia

“Berto” has been with Automobile Service Co. since spring of 2021. He has been working on his own car and wanted to bring that knowledge to being a lube tech for our shop. He handles most oil changes, maintenance inspections and is learning more about the business each day. Berto is still with his high school sweetheart with whom he shares two children. He started driving on a 2004 G35 Coupe but dreams of someday owning a ’99 R34 GTR V-Spec in midnight purple! We are glad to have his witty personality here!

Nathan Pelinka

Nate just joined our team. He brings his 23 years of experience (18 years as a master technician for Volkswagen) with him. Nate has an affinity to German cars; his first car was an Audi 5000s and he one day hopes to race around the neighborhood in an Audi R8. His specialty in the garage is troubleshooting, give him a set of issues with your car and he’ll figure out the problem and fix it. He also shares his experience with the rest of the staff, making all our mechanics better and more detail oriented. Although we’re still getting to know him, his taste in music permeates the garage and has everyone singing along!

Gordy Jacobson

Gordy wins the prize for longest tenure at Automobile Service Co. It’s hard to believe he’s been here for 34 years. He’s been thru many owners, many staff members. He’s one of very few frame repair specialists in the twin cities area. He has a loyal customer base and is highly regarded by his peers. Gordy excels at mentoring others about the business of automotive repair. He started driving on a ’55 Ford F-100 pick-up. In another life he aspires to own a Lotus Exige.


  • Brakes & Brake Repair
  • Oil Changes
  • Tires & Tire Repair
  • Mufflers & Exhaust
  • Check Engine Light
  • Belts & Hoses
  • And Much More...
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Automobile Service Co.
5708 W. 35th St
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
(952) 929-0615