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965 N McLean Blvd
Elgin, IL 60123
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Mon - Fri:7:00am to 5:30pm
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(847) 457-4536

Auto Repair Experience

  • John Vallely, Owner
  • Established 1988
  • 2 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 2 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 38 Years of Car Repair Experience
  • McLean Auto Repair - This is a snapshot of the shop as viewed from the street
  • McLean Auto Repair - Meet Patrick, that familiar face behind the front counter
  • McLean Auto Repair - Meet Andy, he's an Advanced Level ASE Master Certified Technician
  • McLean Auto Repair - Meet Patrick (yes, another one), he's an ASE Certified Technician


McLean Auto Repair, originally established in 1970 and owned by John Vallely since 1988, is one of our highest scoring shops, with a 97 in the technical ability section of our certification and 98s in the other categories. They have two technicians, who are both ASE Master Techs and have a combined 38 years of experience between them. A NAPA Auto Care Center and ASE Blue Seal Shop, McLean may be a small shop, but with monster capabilities backed by great warranties. The shop is family owned and operated, with a focus on honest service and complete customer care, and according to John, the coffee's great, too!


Auto Repair Experience

  • John Vallely, Owner
  • Established 1988
  • 2 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 2 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 38 Years of Car Repair Experience


  • AC/Heating
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Roadside Assistance
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair


  • AAA Member Discount
  • Car Delivery
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet


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
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo

Message from the Shop

McLean Auto Repair is a full service, 3 bay NAPA AutoCare facility with a courteous staff anxious to help you with all of your vehicle needs. When you walk in the door, Patrick will greet you with a smile and listen, in order to understand your vehicle concerns. The ASE Certified technicians will perform an inspection on your vehicle to keep you aware of its general condition and address your concerns. You will then receive an explanation of the inspections and an estimate for required and/or suggested services. Backed by an industry leading 24 month or 24,000 mile warranty on most repairs, you'll rest assured that McLean Auto Repair cares about you and your car. Come in and visit us today!

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Technical Ability

This score measures the experience, tenure, training, and certification of the technical staff as well as a shop's ability to get the repair done right the first time.

Tools & Equipment

This score rates the shop's computer diagnostic tools, technical information systems, and other equipment to make sure they can address any issue that may occur with your vehicle.

Customer Service

This score measures the experience, tenure, training, and certification of the customer service representatives, as well as how their customers grade them on overall experience, fair pricing, on-time completion of repairs, and whether or not they felt pressured into additional repairs.

Customer Amenities

This score rates the shop's amenities such as shuttle services, loaner or rental cars, a comfortable waiting room, WiFi, early-bird or off-hours drop-off, and more.

Parts & Labor Warranty

This is the minimum warranty the shop offers on parts and labor for all repairs.


Overall Rating

17 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

Verified CustomerSeptember 12, 2012

Very courteous and prompt. I am very pleased with them.

Verified CustomerSeptember 11, 2012

They are very fair, very organized, technically qualified, outstanding service, and they do an outstanding job. Very personable.

Verified CustomerSeptember 01, 2012

Over all great customer service and great work done by the staff.

September 01, 2012

This is a great place to get work done on your vehicle!

Verified CustomerAugust 28, 2012

I was very happy with the service.

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Verified CustomerAugust 24, 2012

They are professional and always do what they promise. Never had a problem in 20 years.

Verified CustomerAugust 24, 2012

I think they are an excellent, very trustworthy service center for auto repair.

August 21, 2012

They are very friendly, very thorough, and very fair. They are nice people to work with. They don't pressure me in to buying things, and they do what I ask them to do, whether there is a flat tire with a nail in the tire, or an oil change, whatever needs to done.

Verified CustomerAugust 17, 2012

We've always felt that the work we've had done on any of our vehicles was top notch!

Verified CustomerAugust 13, 2012

Patrick is quite professional. Good communication along with great service.

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Verified CustomerAugust 09, 2012

They have always even in emergency times accommodated me and on regular repairs. They have always adjusted to seniors schedules.

Verified CustomerAugust 08, 2012

They were absolutely awesome. They have a small town feel. They provided me with a list of repairs that had to be done, and when they had to be done. I've never been to a repair place that is so helpful. They went above and beyond the call and duty to help me return my car to my liking. Helpful, friendly , small town feel. The prices were extremely fair, and actually very low which surprised me. I would highly recommend them to anyone.

August 08, 2012

I was pleased. They were very nice about it, they talked to me, they talked to my son about it, they gave me a detailed report of what they wanted to do, and they did it.

Verified CustomerJuly 30, 2012

We have been going there for several years. They make a point to do the repairs you need and let you know what repairs you might need. they are very professional.

July 27, 2012

They are courteous and professional. I feel that they are honest about their work and their prices, so I think that is why I would recommend them.

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Verified CustomerJuly 26, 2012

I have already recommended them to many people - all my friends. I will always go back there if I have a problem or need an oil change.

Verified CustomerMay 17, 2012

The staff is friendly and honest. It is nice to know that you can go get your car repaired without the fear of having repairs done that are not needed.

July 20, 2013

This business is run with great integrity.

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