Need a Guelph mechanic or auto repair? Your car is your only partner in action who’s everywhere with you—ever imagined what if it breaks down someday?

This list is part of our Best in Guelph series where we outline the best products and services in Guelph. As a result, you’ll find a list of all sorts of different small businesses. This time, we have composed a list of the 12 Best Mechanics and auto-repair in Guelph.

Note that we are not compensated in any way for this list.

Best-rated and reliable auto repair and car mechanics in Guelph

Guelph is known for its dense population of students, employees, and drivers- who need their cars up and ready to run daily. For this reason, we’ve put together a list of top-class mechanics, and auto repair always comes in handy. 

1. Dettmer Tire, 23 Cork St E and 325 Eramosa Rd

Beth and Ryan’s go to mechanic! We’ve been going to the downtown (Cork St location) for years with a wide range of repairs and car models.

Dettmer does a wide range of services, all of which can be found on their website.

Some of these services include:

Oil Changes 
Exhaust Sytems
Front-end Service
Wheel Alignment 
Mechanical Repairs 
Brake Replacement
Prevention Maintenance 
Tires servicing and sales

Additioanlly, winter tire storage is also an option at Dettmer (at an additional cost).

We find their prices to be reasonable, they are very honest and offer many same day services. In the past, it used to be very busy during winter tire season. As a result, they now make appointments.

Remember, tell them we sent you! Map of Cork St location below:

2. Andy’s Auto Repair Centre, 362 Elizabeth St. Guelph

You might have already heard about this one- owing to its professional legacy of 65+ in business. You heard it, right- Andy’s Auto Centre has been serving Guelph since 1958 with A-Class Mechanics. As a result, their 300+ positive reviews are only a glimpse of their vast services and problem-solving skills. 

What does Andy’s Auto Centre specialize in?

  • Complete electrical repair of cars 
  • Provides computerized diagnostics
  • Ontario’s registered car dealers 


  • Tuning, Brakes, Radiators, Steering, Air Conditioner, Engine, Exhaust, Suspension
  • Tires Gas Tanks 

3. Car Lane Auto Centre, 659 Wellington St W, Guelph (Best Choice)

Firstly, this business seems to be near the top of everyone’s recommended mechanic. They’re known to be Guelph’s #1 Auto Repair Centre b y many. As a result, Car Lane Auto ranks seconds in the list with about 300-five star reviews. Additionally, they’ve been in business for over 30 years! Car Lane has developed a huge client base and takes pride in their small team of trained and up-to-date mechanics. 

What does Car Lane Auto Centre Specialize in? 

  • Custom exhaust work, and exhaust repairs
  • Brake & Steering repairs, wheel alignment, suspension services, and oil change.


  • Oil Changes 
  • Exhaust Sytems
  • Front-end Service
  • Wheel Alignment 
  • Mechanical Repairs 
  • Brake Replacement
  • Prevention Maintenance 
  • Tires servicing and sales

4. Michael’s Automotive Services, 400 Elizabeth St, Guelph

From your rusty old winter beater to your Convertibles, Michael’s Automotive provides the quality of a family business that has been in service for 30+ years. Therefore, if you’re someone who’d likely forget their car’s oil change routine or lose their receipts Michael’s Automotive is the place for you- as they keep a database record of all your visits. 

What does Michael’s Automotive Services specialize in?

  • Complete oil change with a visual inspection of your vehicle
  • Automatically top-up any fuels needed before-hand
  • Offers a full range of B.G. Automotive Maintenance Products
  • Offer pickup and delivery of your car, with conditions. 


  • Oil change
  • Fuel system services
  • All types of mechanical repairs 

5. Vinnie’s Mr. Fixit, 30 Hayes Ave, Guelph

Firstly, Vinnie’s Mr. Fixit is a fan favourite in Guelph. In other words, Vinnie does not only rank among the Top 3 Car Repair Shops in Guelph (2022) but is also the winner of the Guelph Mercury Tribune (Reader’s Choice) award for best Auto-Collision and Repair, Best Oil/Lube Change, Best Tires, and Best Service Centre. As a result, they’ve been business for about 15 years, Vinnie has had a big number of 100+ four and five-star reviews. 

What does Vinnie’s Mr.Fixit specialize in? 

  • Uses BG’s line of products for professional Fuel Systems Services 
  • New & Used Tires Inventory 


  • Brake Services, Front End & Alignments
  • Tune-Ups and Electrical repairs, 
  • Ignition
  • Carburetor
  • Fuel Injection
  • Air Conditioning
  • Safety Checks
  • Electronic Computer Analysis
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Light Truck Repair
  • Tire Rotation

6. Kams Auto Service, 48 Wells St, Guelph 

Regardless of your car model and make, Kams Auto Service backs you up with quality service. Additionally, extra personal care for customer satisfaction. Although Kams has been in business for above 7 years, Guelph’s local guides vouch for the business’s professionalism and quality for a variety of issues. 

What does Kams Auto Service specialize in? 

  • Service and repair of Domestic, European, and Asian vehicles. 
  • Keeps a track of service history 


  • Brakes 
  • Exhaust System Repair 
  • 3D Wheel Alignment 
  • Electronic Diagnosis 
  • Tires Sale and Inventory
  • Wheels and Tires Alignment 
  • Ministry Commercial Safety Inspections
  • Trailer Safety and Inspection

Additionally, these are only a few of the services offered by Kams Auto. Please contact the business to know more. 

7. Speedy Auto Service Guelph, 228 Woolwich St, Guelph

Speedy Auto Service provides you with a full range of repairs, and automotive services specific to Guelph. As a result, you’ll find hundreds of their past customers vouching for their quality service, and great customer service with 100+ five-star reviews. And why wouldn’t they? When Speedy Auto offers a free brake inspection with every service. And their $50 coupon for brake pads/shoes is the cherry on top!

What does Speedy Auto Service specialize in? 

  • Trained mechanics in the emerging automotive industry
  • Offers a full range of automotive service with maintenance tips for your vehicle 


  • Brakes
  • Transmission
  • Lube, Oil, & Filter
  • Engine & Tune-ups
  • Heating & Cooling
  • Tires & Alignment 
  • Mufflers & Exhaust
  • Suspension & Steering
  • Batteries & Electrical

Note: You can download the coupons on their website. 

8. True-Centre Auto Repair, 479 Elmira Rd N, Guelph

Firstly, True Centre Auto Repair is a small team of experienced mechanics with more than 10 years of experience in the industry. As a result, the business has 200+ five-star reviews, with its customers claiming to have one of the best auto-repair experiences at True Centre. 

What does True-Centre Auto Repair specialize in? 

  • Known for Brakes and Mullfers 
  • Provides routine maintenance and repairs for a range of vehicles for 


  • Oil Change/Inspection
  • Transmission & Coolant Flush 
  • Transmission Drain & Fill
  • Tire Storage & Alignment 
  • Tire Rotation & Seasonal Tire Installation
  • Mechanical Repairs 

Note: Head onto their website to know the charges for Routine Maintenance Services. 

9. Auto Clinic, 775 Woodlawn Rd W Unit #3, Guelph

If the name doesn’t give it away-Auto Clinic is the hospital for your vehicles for more than 25 years. As a result, Don and his team of experienced mechanics urge you to only leave your vehicle with trusted hands i.e Auto Clinic. This family-owned business is known for its customer service, dedicated staff, and skilled services.

What does Auto Clinic specialize in? 

  • Manufacturer of Fall/Winter Tries Rebates
  • Provides complete Auto Service 


  • Diagnostics
  • Engine Repair 
  • Oil Change
  • Tires & Batteries
  • Transmission 

10. The Auto Shop, 715 Speedvale Ave W, Guelph

The Auto Shop on Speedvale Ave deserves some recognition. Firstly, they have been providing trusted services since 1981- more than 41 years! Additionally, they are a Certified Motor Vehicle Inspection Station in Guelph, providing repair, maintenance, and custom requirements services for cars and trucks. 

What does Auto Shop specialize in? 

Preventative Maintenance Services

Specializes in Tires & Servicing 

Tracks and keeps a record of your vehicle’s history


  • Tires & Brakes
  • Engines & Transmissions
  • Electrical systems
  • Heating and cooling
  • Steering & suspension
  •  Alternators, starters, and ignition

11. Double B Automotive Repair, 15 Alma St S, Guelph

Firstly, they’re located near our Keller Williams Home Group office in the Junction, Double B Automotive has 150+ five-star reviews. Additionally, they have 16+ years of business experience. At this family-friendly auto repair, you can expect high-quality car parts, customer service excellence, solid warranties, and licensed technicians. 

What does Double B Automotive specialize in? 

  • Deals with quality brands like NGK, Timkin, Dorman, Bosch, Monroe, and SKF 
  • Offers major tire brands like Continental, BFG, Michelin, Hankook, and Toyo


  • Full-service lube oil filter 
  • Cooling system flush
  • Transmission 
  • Differential Fluid Change
  • Steering & Suspension
  • Brake & Tire 
  • Exhaust 

Note: You can avail of promotions from promotion cards on their website. 

12. College Auto Tech, 79 Waterloo Ave, Guelph

This 45+ years old family business which was established by Dave White is now run by his daughter. As a result, she serves her customers with the same amount of excellence in customer service and quality. Proud of their big word-of-mouth referrals, College Auto Tech takes pride in the trust and appreciation showered by nearby residents and the neighborhood. 

What does College Auto Tech specialize in? 

  • Offers a stock of Wiper Blades, Washer Fluids, Light bulbs, and more car parts
  • Will place a custom order if you’d like to order a specific car part


  • Vehicle Detailing
  • Regular Vehicle Maintenance 
  • Suspension and Wheel Alignment 
  • Summer/Winter Tire Sales & Storage
  • Motor & Commercial Vehicle Inspection
  • Body/Collision Repairs 
  • Windshield Replacement & Gas Repairs 

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