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2023 Best Mechanic

Ambler Tire and Auto

The first thing you notice at Ambler Tire and Auto is that it’s clean. This isn’t necessarily a prerequisite for an auto mechanic — and often, the opposite may be true — but it’s emblematic of the shop’s work. For more than 40 years, they’ve been providing fair, honest work, leading to generations of return customers. Ambler specializes in European makers (Volkswagens, Audis, BMWs and Porsches), but you’re welcome to bring in your humble American auto, too. Read More »

123 South Main Street, Ambler, PA Website

2018 Best Body Shop

Classic Coachwork Main Line

It’s like the crew here has some sort of magic time machine that can bring a car that’s experienced an unfortunate turn of fate back to looking like it just drove out of the dealership. Read More »

228 East Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA | 610-687-0799 | Website

2017 Best Multipurpose Garage

Girls Auto Clinic

Manned (um) by women, catering to women—and you can get a manicure at the Clutch Beauty Bar while you get your wheels fixed. Your car will run better than new, plus they’ll teach you auto care, so you can save big bucks down the line. Read More »

7425 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA | 484-461-4693 | Website

2017 Best Mechanic for Your Jaguar

J & J Motors

It’s not unusual to see a Porsche or Ferrari or Maserati on the lift at this shop, where they specialize in European models—but customers nevertheless rave about the unpretentious down-home service, surprisingly reasonable prices and spot-on estimates. Read More »

1111 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA | 610-525-3500 | Website

2014 Best Mechanic

Ramsey’s Service Center

Professional and friendly customer service; a knowledgeable staff; fair pricing; jobs finished on time; and, most importantly, top-notch work. Ask anyone who's used Ramsey's in the seven or so decades it's been around: This is where you leave your baby. Read More »

659 Burmont Road, Drexel Hill, PA | 610-259-7268 | Website

2012 Best Mechanic

11th Street Auto Repair

Respectful. Honest. Punctual. Frank Sauer and his small staff at 11th Street not only keep your car fit enough to slalom the Schuylkill; they do it with the sort of professionalism one rarely sees anywhere these days. Service-people of Philly, a gauntlet has been thrown down. Read More »

820 South 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-928-0376

2011 Best Mechanic

Midcity Tire and Auto

Because there are few things we appreciate more than the guys at Midcity giving it to us straight about the brakes that can wait and the tires that need replacing now. Staying open through last winter's snowstorms? That was nice, too. Read More »

709 Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA | 215-339-9441 | Website

2010 Best Mechanic

Jeff Kirby at Tires Etc.

With more than 18 years of experience, Jeff Kirby has seen (and can explain) it all. And if his waiting area's 42-inch flat-screen TV, cushy leather chairs, grime-free bathroom, wi-fi and icy sodas aren't enough to make you feel welcome in the strange and gritty land of auto repair, his joking banter, crush-worthy dimples and no-B.S. advice definitely will. Read More »

515 West Baltimore Pike, Clifton Heights, PA | 610-259-8800 | Website