4401 Lead Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 Map & directions
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“They are always honest and forthright.”
“The service is extremely professional at Jim's Automotive.”
“If you want a team of honest experts taking care of your vehicles, go to Jim's. I've had nothing but...”
“Your service is professional, reliable, honest.”
“I have been to Jim's many times. They have always provided professional, excellent and timely service.”
“Incredibly helpful staff.”
“Been going to Jim's since 1987 and been going since. I wouldn't go anywhere else.”
“They have always done a good job. I really like the mechanics. They are really intelligent and they treat me...”
“I'm very pleased to go to an independent place, and they are very professional.”
“Actually I have been going to Jim's Automotive for at least fifteen years, and they are extremely...”
“I think the staff were very professional, and they communicated very well what they found and what steps were...”
“I like them. I can call them in the morning, and they'll tell me to take it that very day, and they'll have...”
“Very pleased with the work. The people were very friendly, and we were all pleased with everything - the...”
“Great Experiences – over many years! I have used Jim’s for 20 years and word of mouth is how I found them bef...”
“This shop is very customer oriented and very knowledgable. I felt great about leaving my car with this shop....”
About Jim's Automotive
RepairPal’s Comprehensive Evaluation
Jim's Automotive has been a trusted source of auto repairs in Albuquerque since 1987. Jim has surrounded himself with a highly qualified team (the technicians alone have over 150 years of combined experience), most of whom are ASE certified. In fact, this shop has the honor of receiving the ASE Blue Seal of Excellence, one of only about 1,500 shops nationwide. Perhaps Jim says it best: "I ensure that our customers receive high quality work by employing high quality people." Their tooling and diagnostic equipment is state of the art so that vehicles are fixed right the first time. Their NPS score of 87 puts them among the best of all Certified shops.
Message from the Shop
Jim's Automotive in Albuquerque NM is a Repair Pal "Top shop"! AAA approved, NAPA AutoCare Center, Bosch Authorized, ASE Blue Seal and an AC/DC certified Hybrid repair facility!
There is something special about doing business with an owner-operated auto repair shop. The service is just plain better; we care about our customers! However beyond our commitment to courtesy and honesty, our extensive knowledge in automobiles is unmatched. We work with the latest technologies but we still prefer to do business the old fashioned way...."Fair and Square."
Established in 1976 Same location in the Nob Hill district for almost 30 years! Jim is currently President of the local chapter of ASA CNM(Automobile Service Association of Central NM.) and serves on the ASA Consumer Advisory Board as well as V.P. of the NAPA AutoCare Group of NM. We have been a member of the BBB for many years. Jim has been awarded NAPA/ASE Technician of the Year NM 2012, 2013, 2014 and Western Division 2015!
Auto Makes We Service
|AC/Heating||Alignment||Check Engine Light||Classic Car Repair/Restoration|
|Diagnosis||Hybrid/Electric||Oil Change & Lube||Scheduled Maintenance|
|Service & Repair||Timing Belts|
|AAA Member Discount||Coffee||Early Bird Dropoff||Gas/Diesel|
|Heated Waiting Room||Parts/Accessories||Service Guarantee||Shopping Nearby|
|Warranty Accepted||Wireless Internet|
Customer Reviews 32 verified reviews (37 total)32 Sort by: Date |
If you want a team of honest experts taking care of your vehicles, go to Jim's. I've had nothing but excellent experience whether its a routine job or something unusual, and whether I bring them my 1987 Land Cruiser, my 2009 Audi A3, or my very odd little ZENN electric car. Everyone at Jim's is extremely capable and "game."
Actually I have been going to Jim's Automotive for at least fifteen years, and they are extremely knowledgeable. They fix the car the first time. If there is any problem, they take care of it, but I've never had a problem. They are very fair. They are very accommodating. It is a good repair experience. I do recommend them to anyone that needs automotive service. I actually recommended them to a lady that I knew. She was a receptionist. She actually had an older car, and had been having trouble finding someone to even find what the problem was. She took it in to Jim's, they fixed it, and she was happy as a clam.
Overall they were just very helpful. I couldn't afford the repairs that I needed, so I couldn't get my car fixed. I'm confident that If I had the money, it would have been a good repair. There was one associate, his name was Mike, and he was helpful in trying to help me find another vehicle - a used vehicle. He told me where to look for another vehicle that would cost about as much as the repair. Overall, I was really happy, and if I need something else, I'm more than likely to go there first.
Great Experiences – over many years!
I have used Jim’s for 20 years and word of mouth is how I found them before the internet was born. I have never felt the need to question repairs. Being female, that says a lot. I have complete trust in their guidance and enjoy Jim and Mike’s educational explanations, accompanied by show and tell using layman’s terms I can understand. I live out of town, so I “camp out” with them and I have seen both of them in action on the phone and at the counter. I have been impressed with the professionalism that is delivered. I have witnessed a few “difficult” customers over the years and I have only seen polite, controlled responses. I have a hard time believing some of the negative reviews and find them questionable. Possibly posted to the wrong Jim’s, certainly not the one that I have come to know and trust.
Jim is active in at least one trade organization that I know of as president. You don’t get to the top of large groups unless you are liked, responsible and know how to lead.
I place my trust in Jim’s Automotive and his staff, I will as long as they are in business!
I called to compare prices for having an HSG belt replaced for my 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid after being given a quote from the dealer that seemed a bit high. The woman on the other end of the phone said she could not give me an estimate until a mechanic looked at it. I told her that there is a bluebook for the hours and cost of the belt and that I would like a quote. She refused to offer me a quote over the phone and the worst part is that you can't even get a quote for free from Jim's automotive. BUYER BEWARE.
There are mechanics and technicians at Jim’s shop with 30+ years of experience. Having experience is a valuable asset to Jim’s shop. He has classical training in mechanical work from everything to small cars, trucks and industrial and military grade machinery. Also he is quite the problem solver. I have seen him make tools from scratch to accomplish the mission. That’s the type of intuitive thinking that every shop needs.
Jim is one of the most knowledgeable mechanics I have ever met in my life. He always goes above and beyond the call of duty to make sure his guests and his team is taken care of properly. His family man ethics and friendly approach is always a pleasure to discuss business in. It reflects in his entire shop as well. Always fair, honest and reasonable in price. I will always be taking my vehicles into Jim’s shop and will be recommending all of my family, friends and loved ones to his establishment for any car needs.