Chicago Auto Repair

(472 Reviews)
5/5

In need of quality emissions system repair in the Chicago area? The auto repair team of professional auto mechanics at Zepeda Auto Repair has the experience, education, and equipment necessary to help you pass emissions testing. All cities in Cook County require emissions testing, so when you’re ready for emissions system repair, Zepeda Auto Repair is here for you to get the job done right!

Not only are we professional, we know how to handle all of your emissions system repair needs. Zepeda Auto Repair recognizes the value of hard work and the importance of stretching our dollars. That’s one of the many reasons why we specialize in people instead of anything else. We want to help you with your emissions system repairs and anything your vehicle requires to perform at its best for as long as possible. 

If you’re still not sure that Zepeda Auto Repair is the right choice for you when it comes to emissions system repair or most any other auto repair service, check out this recent 5-star review: 

“I have been very pleased with Zepeda Auto Service. Their service writers are VERY friendly and receptive, and their waiting area is comfortable. After assessing your vehicle, they will email and text you their findings and service recommendations, complete with detailed photos of the parts on your vehicle that need repair/replacing. The service writer will then call you to discuss the work to be done, with prices, which are very reasonable and competitive. This helps you feel assured that the work they’re recommending actually is necessary, and that you’re not getting ripped off. They do the job right, in a timely manner, and I feel more confident driving my vehicle on the long road trips that I often take, that my car has been cared for by competent mechanics. Thank you Zepeda Auto Service!” — Regina L. 

At Zepeda Auto Repair in Chicago, you can count on us to perform the very best emissions system repair possible. Our staff is warm and professional with extensive training to ensure your experience with us is nothing short of the very best. Schedule an appointment today or simply fill out the form below and we will get back to you ASAP! We are conveniently located at 3061 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60647, and our hours of operation are Mon – Fri: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Sat – Sun: Closed. 

#1 Rated Auto Repair Shop in Logan Square

Andrew Leider
Andrew Leider
14:34 26 Jul 21
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d b
01:29 25 Jul 21
David has wonderful customer service. I took my car in and although they were busy he somehow squeezed mine in and I got it the next day. Very professional and honest, look forward to their services in the future. Appreciate everything!
angel mendez
angel mendez
16:43 22 Jul 21
A neighborhood gem! Great service. They are fast, courteous, and affordable. They diagnosed and fixed my muffler problem same day when local mechanic corporate chain places needed a full week to schedule an assessment. Thank you! I’ll be back.
Molly Dunn
Molly Dunn
14:55 15 Jul 21
I came in to have my brakes/rotors & air conditioning condenser replaced. I shopped around and called a bunch of shops to see which would give me the best price. I found that it was generally the same throughout my neighborhood so I picked Zepeda since it came highly recommended on the Logan Square FB page.What I loved is that they would send an estimate through the e-mail with details and pictures and reasons why they recommend changing certain things. That was the first time I have experienced that. I was able to approve everything online and they began working on it when I clicked the approve button.David at the front desk is very good at responding quickly through e-mail and is generally on top of it. He was also polite & professional when I came to pick up my car.Zepeda doesn’t actually attempt a quote over the phone or e-mail because they would prefer to do the whole inspection. I found that the price came out to a little less than what I was quoted throughout many shops. In the end, I am glad I picked Zepeda because it was a good value, the business is well run, and the estimate with pictures that arrived through e-mail. All in all, a very pleasant experience with Zepeda.
Rina Hoshino
Rina Hoshino
18:06 06 Jul 21
Jessica Lopez
Jessica Lopez
19:50 29 Jun 21
Helpful and friendly service!
Perla
Perla
18:45 28 Jun 21
Amanda Jenisch
Amanda Jenisch
14:33 28 Jun 21
I brought my car in for new brakes and a thorough check of the car before a cross county road trip. They were great to work with and gave honest feedback. They fixed what was needed and did not try to up-sell me on other services. My car was in and out same day and I received a full report of everything that was inspected and current status. Highly recommend!
Tricia Smith
Tricia Smith
19:20 25 Jun 21
Isaac Smoak
Isaac Smoak
17:19 22 Jun 21
Took my car in last minute & they had it fixed by end of day! Life savers!
Yaniris Quiñones
Yaniris Quiñones
15:26 21 Jun 21
Mayra Vanesa Camacho
Mayra Vanesa Camacho
16:00 17 Jun 21
They were very flexible with my limited time availability.
Anna Govert
Anna Govert
15:08 17 Jun 21
These guys have always been a pleasure to work with and get the job done fast and reliably.
Lane H
Lane H
16:10 14 Jun 21
Sam Jenkins
Sam Jenkins
14:37 11 Jun 21
Anthony Mazzuca
Anthony Mazzuca
14:02 07 Jun 21
Julien Vasquez
Julien Vasquez
15:44 03 Jun 21
excellent service all the way around and so much better than the dealership
Sara Zalek
Sara Zalek
17:55 01 Jun 21
Selby Olson
Selby Olson
21:49 28 May 21
Juan Martinez
Juan Martinez
23:17 23 May 21
Valerie Byrne
Valerie Byrne
17:45 20 May 21
Great, fast, friendly and not too expensive.
Staci Black
Staci Black
14:17 10 May 21
Jackie Mitchell
Jackie Mitchell
20:36 04 May 21
We have been using Zepeda for several years now and every experience with the team has been friendly and professional. The work done is always timely, complete and at a very competitive price. I would recommend them to anyone
David Kettler
David Kettler
14:09 29 Apr 21
brett torgler
brett torgler
20:02 23 Apr 21
Sarah Ross
Sarah Ross
19:51 23 Apr 21
Had an excellent experience with Zepeda. Fixed the problems right away, reasonably priced. All around comfortable experience! Would definitely recommend.
Aubrey Boonstra
Aubrey Boonstra
18:04 19 Apr 21
J Matthews
J Matthews
14:14 19 Apr 21
Awesome service and affordability. The city impounded my car since the battery died, which also made it filthy. Not only did a get a new battery (along with other maintenance), but they washed my car as well!
Nathan
Nathan
14:58 16 Apr 21
Pure Succulency
Pure Succulency
04:57 14 Apr 21
Excellent service. They helped me by doing a prepurchase inspection for a local vehicle at a dealership even though I am out of state. This was extremely valuable as I was able to feel confident making the drive to see the car already knowing the condition. They provided many helpful details both over the phone and in a written report at a reasonable price. (let me pay over the phone) When I had extra questions Dave patiently assisted me with everything. They did a great job and I would recommend them.
Dan D
Dan D
14:24 12 Apr 21
This place is the best. Fast, communicative, helpful, transparent, and trustworthy.
Alynn McCormick
Alynn McCormick
14:25 09 Apr 21
Steve Roskam
Steve Roskam
14:20 09 Apr 21
Keith Evans
Keith Evans
23:01 29 Mar 21
Got me in quickly, gave me options and kindly put my new plates on that I tried and could not do- highly recommend!
Tara Merlo
Tara Merlo
16:15 29 Mar 21
Emily A
Emily A
19:53 21 Mar 21
Juana Paz
Juana Paz
15:18 20 Mar 21
My car wouldn’t start. They sent a tow truck to get it, which was super fast! The only thing I didn’t like was that I had to seek out updates, I would have preferred proactive updates. But everyone I talked to was very kind, helpful, and knowledgeable. My car is now running great. Thanks Zepeda! 🙂
Sarah Johnson
Sarah Johnson
17:41 17 Mar 21
I knew that there was likely some major work that would have to be done when I brought my car in for inspection.Not only was the check-in process and assessment fast, efficient and personal, but they were able to get all the repairs completed within two business days. I especially appreciated the clarity and transparency of the Report I was provided before the work was done so I had a clear idea of exactly what was needed and why.
Nicklin Heap
Nicklin Heap
02:21 17 Mar 21
nonya bizness
nonya bizness
05:14 06 Mar 21
If you have a Toyota Prius these are the guys great work fair price . Not anyone can work on a prius these guys have it down ! My new auto repair company. I travel 10 miles because they get it right !
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J
19:23 04 Mar 21
Several of my friends in the area gave glowing recommendations so this is where I went to get oil changes. Great quality customer service and helpful when you don’t know your way around a car!
Allison Boyle
Allison Boyle
19:01 24 Feb 21
I’ve been going to zepeda for a few years now and it’s always a good experience. They are best when something suddenly goes wrong with my car – great level of communication. They also use this website that shows exactly what they found wrong with your car, level of emergency in terms of it needing to be fixed, and images of proof.
Katherine Vause
Katherine Vause
15:36 22 Feb 21
David and Danny are always extremely helpful and detailed with diagnoses and recommendations.They have been servicing my Jeep basically since I bought it and I’m glad to have them as my mechanic.
Kyle S
Kyle S
01:52 22 Feb 21
Alex Torres
Alex Torres
15:55 15 Feb 21
I have had good work done at Zepeda, but found that they are not forthright when one returns to the shop because they made an error. My tire installation was great, very affordable, but then I discovered that at low highway speeds, the steering started to go out. This problem is usually caused by a tire install issue.At Zepeda, however, after reducing me to tears and insisting sight unseen that ice and snow in the wheel well were probably the issue, they came up with a $1200 estimate listing one longtime known issue and a couple of others not at all related. It took all day, unusual for them. When I asked for a written estimate, they sent me an iPhone photo of a computer monitor.I chose not to get the work done. The next time I drove (carefully) at low highway speeds, the problem was gone. They had repaired it. They just never admitted fault, thinking, I guess, that after squeezing me for over $1000 in work, I would think the problem had resolved because of the repairs.Super cool, guys.Norm’s in Rogers Park is where it’s at.
Jacqui Shine
Jacqui Shine
13:44 12 Feb 21
My car was having some issues. I have my go-to shop but due to snow and my move to this area, I gave this place a go. I’m very grateful I did. They did a superb job, timely including staying late, and gave a very good price. The invoice even showed doing some things for free including replacing air filter which I appreciated. My new go-to place and will be sharing this info with my neighbors and friends
Magnus Wu
Magnus Wu
00:40 10 Feb 21
I brought in my 11-year-old Subaru Forester with a complex history of repairs and symptoms. David listened to my 10 minutes of explanation and issued a detailed diagnosis report, including photos, within a day. On the phone, he talked me through the recommended repairs and the costs, being transparent about the cost of parts vs. labor. The prices were better than I expected, and in the end because they couldn’t access one area (for good reason), the total was less than the initial estimate. They pointed out an item they planned to replace while they were in that area of the engine, but it was a cheap and sensible add-on and I did not feel pressured or cheated.All along, David answered my questions and explained what they planned to do and how the systems worked. Very empowering and appreciated!The car now drives and sounds better than it has in the 2 years since I bought it. I’ll be a diehard Zepeda fan as long as I’m in Chicago.Details on the specific repairs: Car had been hesitating/stuttering during acceleration and the acceleration was weak. Engine code indicated a cylinder was misfiring. Zepeda’s diagnosis was an oil leak from the valve gasket onto the ignition system. They replaced the spark plugs and ignition wires and coils. They weren’t able to replace the valve gasket because the bolts were so corroded they would have broken and led to more expensive repairs. Instead, they tightened things down enough to stop the oil leak for the next couple of years (and were transparent about telling me).Another issue was an exhaust leak which would have eventually damaged the catalytic converter. They cut out 3 sections of corroded exhaust pipe and welded in flex pipe. The welds look solid and the exhaust is now much quieter.After we drove the car home, the weather got very cold (0 degrees F) and the car wouldn’t start, even though the battery was fine. Zepeda put us in touch with a skilled towing guy to get us to their shop. They replaced a faulty ignition coil (not their fault, but the manufacturer’s) on the same day. No issues since.
Taylor Dodson
Taylor Dodson
16:29 09 Feb 21
My car battery died after a few days of sitting unused in the cold and snow. I called Zepeda around 3 pm to see if there was any chance I could come in and get my battery changed that day. I was able to bring it in despite not having an appointment, and 2 hours later I was back on the road. The guys at Zepeda went above and beyond to help me when they did not need to, and I’ll definitely be going to them for car maintenance from now on.
Ben Zywicki
Ben Zywicki
15:39 01 Feb 21
I’ve gone to Zepeda twice now and will keep going. These guys are very professional, thorough, and fast! They’ll send you a full detailed inspection report with pictures, won’t use pressure tactics, and will give you a fair price.
Patrick Kuhle
Patrick Kuhle
15:21 29 Jan 21