Cannon's Automotive

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710 Tyler St
La Porte, IN 46350 USA
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7:00am to 6:00pm
7:00am to 6:00pm
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7:00am to 6:00pm
7:00am to 6:00pm
7:00am to 6:00pm
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(219) 228-1958
65 Verified Reviews

Auto Repair Experience

  • Georgene Smutzer, Manager
  • Established 1971
  • 5 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 3 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 81 Years of Car Repair Experience

Cannon's Automotive has been serving the Laporte community since 1971. During this time they have developed a strong following of loyal customers who describe this team as very nice, accommodating, knowledgeable, and professional. John & Eric, the owners, have a team of very experienced professionals, and they provide them with the training, automotive tools, and computer diagnostic equipment needed to make professional repairs to your modern vehicle. These repairs can range from tires and wheel alignment, to minor and major mechanical repairs, to computer diagnostics and check engine light repair, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. They back their work with a really great 36-month / 36,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Local shuttle service, a very walk-able location, early bird drop off, Saturday hours, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are available for your convenience.


Auto Repair Experience

  • Georgene Smutzer, Manager
  • Established 1971
  • 5 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 3 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 81 Years of Car Repair Experience


  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Roadside Assistance
  • Service & Repair
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair
  • Windshield/Glass


  • Car Delivery
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Car Wash
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Extended/Evening Hours
  • Financing
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Gas/Diesel
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Loaner Car
  • Open Saturday
  • Open Weekends
  • Parts/Accessories
  • Rental Car
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted


  • ASA
  • Bosch Service Network
  • NAPA
  • iATN

Makes We Serve

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Smart
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo

Message from the Shop

La Porte’s Trusted Car Repair Center

Cannon’s Automotive has been working hard to become your neighborhood auto repair and service center since 1971! We will continue to earn your business. Our ASE Certified Technicians are dedicated to fixing your vehicle right the first time – that is why Motor Age magazine named Cannon’s Automotive a Top Shop for the year 2007! Stop in anytime and let us earn your business!

Cannon's Automotive works on all car makes and models. We offer Auto Repair and Auto Detailing Services, see the list of some of the services we offer:

> Brake Repairs
> Ride Handling
> Steering
> Starting
> Heating and Air Conditioning
> Belts, Wipers & Cooling
> Filters
> Fuel & Engine Management
> Exhaust and Emissions
> Power Train
> Transmissions
> Express Services available

> Nationwide Warranty!
> Authorized Extended Warranty Repair Center!
> National and Fleet Accounts!
> Factory Maintenance Program!


Overall Rating

65 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

by Verified Customer July 25, 2016

I have had service done at Cannons on many of my vehicles, but this time I was extremely disappointed because I was charged $124.10 to get a diagnosis that the fuel pump failed. The only reason I didn't have Cannons complete the repair, is because my son had this work done by another establishment in March, and it was still under warranty. (The cost was over $1200 to replace)

I dropped my car off Friday night (Cannon's was closed), and I called Saturday morning prior to it being looked at, I was never informed that it would cost over $120 to tell me what was wrong. I understand sometimes it does take time to diagnose the vehicle, but at the very least, the customer should be informed of the charge prior to completing the review. I think it is important to support local establishments, but it doesn't seem that this is the same level of fairness that the previous ownership offered.

by Verified Customer July 09, 2016

As always, the work was done professionally and on time. My most recent visit was for new tires.

by Verified Customer July 08, 2016


by Verified Customer June 14, 2016

excellent service, honest and reliable

by Verified Customer June 08, 2016

They did exactly what I asked them to do.

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by Verified Customer June 02, 2016

I always feel comfortable bringing in my classic car for service, I know my car will receive the best of care. I'm always sure about the cost, I'm given a estimate before service.

by Verified Customer May 09, 2016

Courteous front desk service. Oil change with no problem. Appreciated the courtesy vacuuming.

by Verified Customer May 05, 2016

Excellent service and great trouble shooting

by Verified Customer April 19, 2016

I believe Eric and his staff do thorough work, making sure your car repairs are done correctly.

by Verified Customer April 18, 2016

They always take care of my needs.

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by Verified Customer March 31, 2016

Very friendly staff, honest up front estimate, no surprises.

by Verified Customer March 11, 2016

Good and timely service.

by Verified Customer March 03, 2016

We have had good service at Cannon's over many years.

by Verified Customer March 02, 2016

The service is always good at Cannons.

by Verified Customer February 19, 2016

Although the service provided is thorough and professional, there are other providers of some services that are competent and adequate at a more cost effective rate.

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by Verified Customer February 18, 2016

Great service.

by Verified Customer February 15, 2016

Great service fair prices.

by Verified Customer January 25, 2016

Good service. Nice people.

by January 23, 2016

We have absolute trust in the workmanship and suggestions for the service to our vehicles.

by January 18, 2016

Excellent service for an emergency situation.

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by Verified Customer January 09, 2016

They are always accommodating with appointments, take time to explain issues and repairs, knowledgeable staff.

by Verified Customer January 06, 2016

Oil changes, tires; car is always running just right---friendly good service regularly.

by Verified Customer October 28, 2015

They do good work but are expensive.

by Verified Customer October 24, 2015

Quality repairs.

by Verified Customer October 13, 2015

Solid advice. Not the cheapest in price, but a good overall value.

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by Verified Customer October 08, 2015

Cannon's is great to work with. They provide excellent service. They put the customer first.

by Verified Customer October 01, 2015

Always good service.

by Verified Customer September 24, 2015

Staff are well trained, professional yet friendly and accommodating too.

by Verified Customer September 23, 2015

You always treat me well in terms of quotes, service and promptness.

by August 04, 2015

Good service.

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by Verified Customer July 10, 2015

Little pricey but good.

by Verified Customer July 08, 2014

Cannon's always does a great job.

by Verified Customer July 08, 2014

Service above and beyond what was expected.

by July 08, 2014

John and his folks always do a fantastic job for us. Big or small all done with the same great service.

by Verified Customer July 08, 2014

You guys always take care of my car problems quickly and effectively!

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by Verified Customer July 08, 2014

To their credit, Cannon's has always provided quality services, generally in a very prompt time-frame. My only reason for giving them a slightly lower than top-level rating is because their prices for service are often among the highest in the area. Now, with all their new facility renovations and expanded services, I fully understand why they need to price things as they do. But this can nonetheless be a bit disconcerting, at times.

by Verified Customer July 08, 2014

Quoted a price that was $1000 over my previous quote from a competitor. Took several days even to get a quote, which I had to keep calling back for.

by Verified Customer July 07, 2014

I really appreciate the way I am treated at Cannon's, I have been a customer forever and always appreciate the way Georgine takes care of any question. This time Eric came out and talked to me about what they had to do and the way they had to take care of the problem. I appreciated being "in the know" about what was happening. I always like to see the familiar face of John Jongkind, he took care of my son's Volkswagen years ago. It must be a good place to work after all these years.

by Verified Customer July 07, 2014

Very good service and quality of work but a little expensive.

by Verified Customer July 03, 2014

Very nice and accommodating.

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by Verified Customer July 01, 2014

They have always treated me fairly and have done the work needed with great efficiency.

by June 27, 2014

As a customer for the last 3 years, I was disappointed with the charges we incurred with our moped.

by Verified Customer June 26, 2014

They wern't sure at the desk,what type of oil.

by Verified Customer June 26, 2014

I was very satisfied with my service.

by Verified Customer June 25, 2014

Service was very pleasant and professional.

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by Verified Customer June 25, 2014

Very satisfied with everything.

by June 16, 2014

Cannon's always performs good service but nobody is perfect.

by Verified Customer June 14, 2014

Knowledgeable staff.

by Verified Customer June 11, 2014

Great service! Everyone was very helpful and the service was done well and promptly.

by Verified Customer June 11, 2014

They pick up my car and return it to my work. So helpful. The driver that picks it up is ALWAYS very kind and pleasant and they have been different young men it says a lot for your employers. They will always give me something that might need to be checked on for the next time but no pressure of breaking your wallet.

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by June 10, 2014

Excellent service.

by Verified Customer May 29, 2014

I am always satisfied with result.

by Verified Customer May 27, 2014

Cannons has gone out of it's way to maintain our family cars. The people are knowledgeable and friendly. The rental cars and the last minute accommodations to my wacky schedule has been a life saver! They are the best in town.

by May 24, 2014

Great work. Good people, who take the time to explain things.

by Verified Customer May 24, 2014

Great service. Friendly and helpful staff.

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by May 23, 2014

They have great customer service.

by Verified Customer May 21, 2014

They were good.

by Verified Customer May 20, 2014

Good work.

by Verified Customer May 15, 2014

Prices are a little high.

by Verified Customer May 13, 2014

Good service, fair price.

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by Verified Customer May 08, 2014

Shop is clean and mechanics are pros. Service performed as promised.

by Verified Customer May 05, 2014

Very helpful service, willing to go the extra mile to help with my vehicle, gave me what was wrong with my car/truck and how much it was going to cost to fix it.

by Verified Customer May 03, 2014

I have been with Cannon's Automotive for decades! And I always had perfect service. What I appreciate the most is that I was always given good advice, my questions were answered, my car was picked up and delivered when I didn't have the time to go there personally, and they always take the time to help me even though I might show up without an appointment like last Saturday.

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