The Car Shop

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10313 N Nebraska Ave
Tampa, FL 33612
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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
8:00am to 5:00pm
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(813) 377-2041

Auto Repair Experience

  • Brian Stillwell, Manager
  • Established 1992
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 34 Years of Car Repair Experience


The Car Shop has been serving the community of Tampa since 1992. This shop is run by Brian Stillwell, he is the owner, manager, and lead technician. Brian has more than 30 years of automotive industry knowledge and has earned his ASE Master Certification. He currently has three technicians on staff, they regularly attend training classes to keep up to date with new automotive system and repair strategies. Quality tools and equipment on hand are what we would expect to see at this Certified shop. This shop also offers a complete Detail Department! For your convenience they also offer a local shuttle service, rental car, free WiFi internet access, and early bird/after hours drop-off.


**Now Welcoming Appointments on the 1st Saturday of Each Month!! **


Auto Repair Experience

  • Brian Stillwell, Manager
  • Established 1992
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 34 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


  • Car Delivery
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Child Friendly
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Free Estimates
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Loaner Car
  • Parts/Accessories
  • Rental Car
  • Senior Discount
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • 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
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo

Message from the Shop

We are a complete and full service repair shop. We also have a COMPLETE detail dept. All work is backed by a 24 month 24000. mile Parts & Labor warranty NATIONWIDE. Advanced Technology,Old Fashion Service! We will fix your car right or you don't pay!!

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Overall Rating

13 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

Verified CustomerMarch 29, 2013

Very reliable car shop and the job gets done. He stands behind his work.

Verified CustomerMarch 27, 2013

Overall, a great experience from start to finish.

Verified CustomerMarch 22, 2013

Brian and his staff are knowledgeable, curious, and honest.

Verified CustomerMarch 19, 2013

Family oriented. No pressure. He is a nice guy. We've been going to them for years. About as nice as a repair man can get.

Verified CustomerMarch 12, 2013

The owner, Brian, is an expert at diagnosing problems.

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Verified CustomerMarch 11, 2013

Very knowledgeable quality and timely work. I highly recommend them. I've been going there for 12 years and I travel for business. I traveled 35,000 miles and it's never left me stranded because he is on top of what needs to be done.

Verified CustomerMarch 08, 2013

The people at The Car Shop are top quality with integrity.

Verified CustomerFebruary 27, 2013

I think they are honest people. They are a good shop to go to. They are fair and will not rip you off.

Verified CustomerFebruary 21, 2013

I would highly recommend their service to anybody. They provide excellent quotes on the repairs. My car was ready on time.

Verified CustomerFebruary 12, 2013

I've had issues where I've needed to call and get in on the same day. They are very flexible. Even though he was busy with other customers, he did a 2 hour job in 30 minutes. That's very important to me.

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Verified CustomerFebruary 05, 2013

Brian is knowledgeable, honest, and never adds anything that does not need fixed. He always checks for a recall on the issue and will save customers money by checking that first.

Verified CustomerDecember 28, 2012

It's an honest shop with great prices. The work is great, on time, and reasonably priced. The people there are great. I've used them several times since then.

Verified CustomerDecember 28, 2012

I think The Car Shop does excellent quality work and they're an excellent mechanic.

September 01, 2015

I was referred to The Car Shop by my friend Kellie. As a woman, one of the hardest things is to feel that you are not being taken advantage of and being treated honestly and fairly. I grew up around cars and know a bit more about them than most women. So, when I called to get a repair estimate from 3 shops prior to calling Brian, I knew I was being taken "advantage" of. When I spoke to Brian he was polite and when he gave me his quote (timing belt) it was significantly less than everyone else's. When I asked why he did not charge me labor for a particular item, he explained that it was part of doing the service correctly. Everyone else had tried to charge me for something that should have been done as standard protocol. To me, that sealed the deal. I drive over 40 minutes and almost 30 miles to take my car to the most honest and reliable mechanic I know. I HIGHLY recommend Brian and his staff at The Car Shop!

June 18, 2015

New to Florida. Was treated like an old friend. Honest and reliable. Reasonable cost and fast service. Highly recommend

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February 10, 2015

Called there service line to request estimate and guy totally blows me off. If this is what great customer service amounts to now then id be better off taking it to walmart. I would never recommend this place to anyone and will warn all to avoid it. Never seen a place refuse to assist someone without even checking the vehicle and refused to work stating he was busy enough as it is. Yup great customer service...NOT!!!

Reply from The Car Shop – BstillFebruary 10, 2015

What is not said by this client is that he has had his car repaired by another shop. He wants to pull the car from that shop and bring to me. He wanted a est of costs without knowing what he needs. I am sorry another shop is working on his car. Had he done some homework before choosing a shop he may have had another outcome. If you want me to help you out of a tough spot like that the first concern should not be HOW MUCH!!

January 20, 2015

Very good job and reasonable price and fair highly recommend

Reply from The Car Shop – BstillJanuary 20, 2015

Thank you very much!!

July 18, 2014

Very good, did a great job, changed only the required part. Dealer estimate $4800, other shop estimate $1700, but this person charged only $350, you do the Math.

Reply from The Car Shop – BstillJuly 21, 2014

You are very welcome! It is what and how we do it! Looking forward to seeing you again!

November 12, 2013

DO NOT WASTE YOUR TME W/ THIS PLACE!! I used repair-pal to help me find a shop that was good and reliable and honest, because my last experience w/ a local shop turned into a nightmare... So I take my car to top shop this morning to just have them look at it for a second opinion and after giving telling him of 3 things I was concerned w/ my car, Brian(who is extremely rude!) tells me that my car is headache that he doesn't want to be bothered w/ and turns my business away! First off, I was wanting him to just look at it, for another opinion of what was going on w/ mycar..I only had a couple of things repair at another facility and was questioning their work..which was looking at a pully that was making noise, a vibration in my front right tire and wanted to know about a valve chatter when 1st started from a cold start(which is a common issue w/ these cars).. How in the HELL that is a headache is beyond me! Leads me to believe he either isn't that knowledgeable or his too lazy to work on a car that would require more thought than he is accustomed to..How he gets good reviews for that kind of attitude is beyond me,other than the fact that his only reviews is by women..l bet if l was a woman , he wouldn't have been rude and turned away my business... Just came back from a local garage, THEY diagnosed the problems in just a FEW minutes and ALL are relatively SIMPLE FIXES, that would NOT be classified anywhere near a headache.

Reply from The Car Shop – BstillNovember 12, 2013

My first thought was to remove this, but I thought it would be a good chance to say that not all people are a good fit and a repair shop. I have had my shop now for 23 years now and I have lots of experience with this type of client. He has been going shop to shop at least 3 that he told be about having his car fixed here and there. Having problems with each one. When I was told about a problem with a earlier repair at another shop, I told him I'm sure they would like a chance to make it right just as I would. He then told me that they would no longer work on his car. Well after that and his explanations about what he had had done in the past and problems now, I decided that he would not be a good fit here at The Car Shop. Long story short I made a executive decision that the car and the client would never be happy with us and my time was better spent helping others. I hope he finds a shop he can work with.Good luck Mr.jcrocker17

October 18, 2013

Brian and staff are the best around. You can rest assured you are not getting taken advantage of here. Same location for over 20 years, means you are doing something right.
Our family has used The Car shop for almost 3 years now. Often times he saves me money by eliminating unnecessary repairs that other shops had recommended. But we now only use The Car Shop, so it puts our mind at ease knowing we are only getting things that really need to be done - and they come with the Brian Guarantee.

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August 30, 2013

I've used The Car Shop for years! For both our business fleet and personal vehicles. I have to drive a bit to get to The Car Shop - but it's worth it! Their repair costs are fair and reasonable, but the level of trust and integrity you get is priceless! I've highly recommended them to friends and clients and every one of them have been happy with the service! Thanks Brian and The Car Shop Crew!!!

August 26, 2013

It's never a good thing to have to have unexpected auto repairs but the guys at The Car Shop have always provided good, honest service at a reasonable price. Brian always goes above and beyond to help me and get me back on the road. I would recommend this business to anyone. I have lived in Tampa for 23 years and have been through many car repair shops. It's nice to have finally found one that is honest and fair and stands behind their work. They are always willing to go the extra mile for me and I appreciate it.

August 26, 2013

Found The Car Shop on the internet when I need my 99' Mercedes C280 worked on. Brian went out of his way to accommodate the repair. Mercedes' new policy is not to sell parts unless the service work is done at the dealership. I found the part,ignition starter switch,on the internet and had it shipped to Brian. Because each part of a Mercedes is coded to work only in a specific car, Brian had to rebuild the original switch with the one I bought. Bottom line, I had my car back within 24 hours. Brian also check the entire car for any other issues. I have lived in the Tampa area for almost 18 years and finally found an auto repair shop that I can truly trust.

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