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35-40 42nd St
Long Island City, NY 11101
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Mon - Fri:8:00am to 6:00pm
Sat:8:00am to 4:00pm
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(718) 701-8761

Auto Repair Experience

  • Melvin Oswaldo Lorenzana, Owner
  • Established 2005
  • 2 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 25 Years of Car Repair Experience
  • Tolima's Auto Center - the big boss on motor age magazine
  • Tolima's Auto Center - 2014 MotoGP at Indianapolis
  • Tolima's Auto Center - 2012 Camaro candy red paint job


Tolima's Auto Center was established in 2005 and has been providing Long Island City and the surrounding area with quality automotive repairs ever since. This RepairPal Certified shop features a team of very experienced, highly trained technicians who are equipped with the tools and diagnostic equipment necessary to perform a wide range of repairs. These repairs can range from minor and major mechanical repairs, to tires and wheel alignment, to check engine light and computer diagnosis and repairs, to state smog and safety inspections, 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 describe the team here as: “honest”, “professional”, “helpful”, and “unbeatable”. Local shuttle service, rental cars, early bird drop off, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are available for your convenience.


Auto Repair Experience

  • Melvin Oswaldo Lorenzana, Owner
  • Established 2005
  • 2 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 25 Years of Car Repair Experience


  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Collision Repair & Paint
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair
  • Windshield/Glass


  • AAA Member Discount
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Extended/Evening Hours
  • Financing
  • Free Estimates
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Open Saturday
  • Open Weekends
  • Parts/Accessories
  • Rental Car
  • Se Habla Espanol
  • 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
  • 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

Tolima's Auto Center in Long Island City, NY

Since 2005, Tolima's Auto Center has been providing auto repairs and tires & collision work for customers in Long Island City, Queens, NY, as well as surrounding areas. In addition to a full suite of general auto repairs, our ASE-certified technicians perform auto body and collision repair, painting, and frame/uni-body repair. We service personal vehicles as well as fleets and every repair is backed by NAPA's 24 month/24,000 mile warranty. Call us now to schedule an appointment.

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Tools & Equipment

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Customer Service

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Customer Amenities

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Parts & Labor Warranty

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Overall Rating

25 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

Verified CustomerMay 13, 2015

Son muy profesionales, amables, limpios y organizados.

Verified CustomerMay 12, 2015

The are very attentive.

May 09, 2015

Excellent service.

Verified CustomerMay 08, 2015

Fast, friendly service. I wasn't pressured into doing anything to the vehicle. I felt the staff was completely honest.

Verified CustomerApril 30, 2015

Service is unbeatable.

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Verified CustomerApril 29, 2015

Fast service.

Verified CustomerApril 25, 2015

It's fast and good.

Verified CustomerApril 23, 2015

They went above and beyond to help me with my car. And showed me how to do a few things myself.

Verified CustomerApril 18, 2015

Friendly environment, very negotiable with repairs and prompt service.

Verified CustomerApril 15, 2015

They have a lot of experience and the owner is very fair with his prices.

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Verified CustomerApril 15, 2015

They give you great service and are friendly and helpful with information. Very courteous.

Verified CustomerApril 11, 2015

Great customer service and they are quick and efficient with their repairs, absolutely recommended.

Verified CustomerApril 11, 2015

Good quality service but a little expensive.

Verified CustomerApril 10, 2015

They were extremely kind, were very fast and honest.

Verified CustomerApril 09, 2015

Very professional service.

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Verified CustomerApril 04, 2015

Fast, competent, service oriented, professional staff.

Verified CustomerApril 03, 2015

Good service.

Verified CustomerApril 02, 2015

Great Customer service!

Verified CustomerApril 01, 2015

The guy who took care of me was rude.

Verified CustomerMarch 23, 2015

The service was timely and honest.

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Verified CustomerMarch 13, 2015

Oswaldo the owner and his staff are very courteous and professional. They performed repairs of vehicles and paint work beyond my expectations.

Verified CustomerMarch 13, 2015

I never had problems making a quick appointment and the work was always completed on time.

February 05, 2015

I would recommend Tolima's Auto Center. I am very happy since I stared bring my car to them, they are very responsible and they do a very good job. I really like how they work.

Verified CustomerFebruary 03, 2015

They treat you like family.

August 11, 2015

Moonroof wouldn't close properly. They said they couldn't repair it, but were able to make it close. $125 for that. Then, when I first get it out on the highway 4 days later, the moonroof starts flopping around in the wind. Asked for a refund, they wanted to give me credit.

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July 14, 2015

Had an oil change and state inspection done. Staff was knowledgeable and had great customer service. I'll definitely bring my truck back. Thank you repairpal and Tolima's!

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