The Auto Shop

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2044 E Main St
Visalia, CA 93292
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8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
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(559) 643-2677

Auto Repair Experience

  • Jim Barlogio, Owner
  • Established 1980
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 3 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 100 Years of Car Repair Experience


The Auto Shop was established back in 1980 and has been proudly serving Visalia and the surrounding area ever since. This shop features a very experienced team with an excellent mix of ongoing training and ASE certifications who are equipped with the tools and diagnostic equipment necessary for today's modern vehicles. Repairs performed here can range from minor and major mechanical repairs, to check engine light diagnosis and repairs, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. This work is backed by a 24-month / 24,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Our survey of their recent customers revealed a group who enthusiastically describe the team here as: “friendly”, “helpful”, “honest”, “professional”, and "knowledgeable". A local shuttle service, rental cars, early bird drop off, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are also available for your convenience.


Auto Repair Experience

  • Jim Barlogio, Owner
  • Established 1980
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 3 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 100 Years of Car Repair Experience


  • AC/Heating
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair


  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Rental Car
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shuttle
  • 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
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Smart
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo

Message from the Shop

Since 1980 we have been providing Quality Service. We are family owned and have a friendly staff. We are professionals in our field. When have been a AAA Approved shop since 1990 and have received awards.
Our goal is to provide you with the best care and fair pricing. Jim Barlogio, Owner

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Overall Rating

34 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

Verified CustomerNovember 04, 2015

The service I received could not have been better.

Verified CustomerNovember 04, 2015

ALWAYS the best service and expertise possible is provided by the Auto Shop.

Verified CustomerNovember 03, 2015

They are quick, friendly and very reasonably priced. They do no try and sell you something you don't need, and they take care of their customers.

Verified CustomerOctober 29, 2015

I feel like you are honest, and have always done a good job letting me what needs to be done.

October 28, 2015

Always courteous. Always honest. Professionals.

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October 27, 2015

Honest, fair, reasonably priced. They get the work done and it's fixed.

Verified CustomerOctober 27, 2015

Honest people.

Verified CustomerOctober 23, 2015

The service is what I requested and what I was told.They kept their schedule and had my car ready in a timely manner. This included the safety checks as well as the service needed for my car.

Verified CustomerOctober 22, 2015

We love the customer service from Juan.

Verified CustomerOctober 19, 2015

Great shop great service.

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Verified CustomerOctober 16, 2015

Good quality service.

Verified CustomerOctober 13, 2015

Good, prompt, courteous service.

Verified CustomerOctober 09, 2015

They are friendly & do great work.

Verified CustomerOctober 06, 2015

They were courteous, helpful, and prompt. The price was right and I feel the service was excellent.

Verified CustomerOctober 05, 2015

The staff at The Auto Shop are professional, conscientious and forthcoming in dealing with issues and customers. And, they're honest.

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Verified CustomerSeptember 29, 2015

Very good shop. Helpful pleasant employees who do good work.

Verified CustomerSeptember 28, 2015

Wonderful owner, wonderful staff...

Verified CustomerSeptember 24, 2015

Great service.

September 23, 2015

The Auto Shop does quality work.

September 17, 2015

Friendly and did the work as expected.

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Verified CustomerSeptember 15, 2015

Great service and communication.

Verified CustomerSeptember 10, 2015

Good service with a guarantee that the work is high quality.

Verified CustomerSeptember 09, 2015

Excellent service and high quality work that they stand behind.

Verified CustomerSeptember 04, 2015

Every time service has been excellent.

Verified CustomerSeptember 04, 2015

Great folks, friendly, they do their best for my car and I feel confident driving after a check up at THE AUTO SHOP!

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Verified CustomerSeptember 03, 2015

I have been going to this shop for years and I find that they will get the job done. In the very rare instance that additional adjustments are needed, those are completed with minimal cost - if at all.

Verified CustomerSeptember 02, 2015

Great service & so nice to work with! We have a great history with the Auto Shop!!

Verified CustomerAugust 26, 2015

They are very friendly. answer all questions and show you the answer, if there is one, qualified mechanics. I like this auto shop.

Verified CustomerAugust 25, 2015

I have always received excellent service.

Verified CustomerAugust 21, 2015

The mechanics are quite knowledgeable. They truly care about the customer, therefore they are very friendly.

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August 11, 2015

Shaun H. is the best mechanic I have ever known!!!

Verified CustomerAugust 11, 2015

Their service and their relationship with their customers is absolutely great. I could maybe find a place that is a bit less expensive. However I would rather stay with the guys I know, and who I know will do only what is needed and go it just right.

Verified CustomerJuly 21, 2015

Good service and they seem concerned about my pocketbook.

Verified CustomerJuly 09, 2015

In July had oil changed at Auto Shop, my automotive service facility for 30 years. The technician did not insert a Honda washer when replacing the drain plug. That led to an oil leak and I returned to Auto Shop and they correctly installed the plug and replaced the lost oil at no cost. On 11/10/15, I returned for routine Service and the technician and service manager noticed a hairline crack in the oil pan. No oil was leaking, but they brought it to my attention. A new oil pan was ordered and installed at no cost to me, but $600+ cost to the Auto Shop in part and installation and oil. The Auto Shop stands behind their work completely.

January 18, 2016

Went in to get an estimate on a head gasket job for my Nissan. Was quoted $500 (without machined heads) over the Repair Pal estimate and it seemed they did not want to do the job. They called back with the estimate including having the heads inspected and the price was ridiculous. We discussed some cheaper alternatives including an engine swap and I was told I would receive a call back with some more estimates. I have never received a call.

RepairPal please make sure that the shops you recommend are:

#1. Willing to do the jobs you have listed.
#2. Are actually close to your repair estimate and not $500 ++ over.

Edit in response to below:

How can you, "text me" when you only had my home phone number? If you did call the number you have, there definitely wasn't a message on my answering machine from you.

P.S. If the original quote was $3,000 you would have had my business already........

Reply from The Auto Shop – barlogioJanuary 18, 2016

Our quote $400 for machine shop labor, We texted you and Juan called you. Our price that I came up with is $2470 plus machine shop labor plus taxes and haz waste fees, that brings you up to $3000
- Plus if the heads are warped and can not be machined there is additional cost.
DIRECT FROM REPAIR PAL SITE : During this repair, the cylinder head(s) may need to be inspected and machined. Additional repairs may be needed after the inspection. This can add several hundred dollars to the repair and are not included in the RepairPal estimate.

Jim Barlogio Owner.

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July 23, 2013

100% satisfaction with the work Jim and his staff has always done. My Father and I have used this shop for a long time. Honest, fair, prompt. I have never even had one moment of worry taking vehicles here.

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