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520 Victory Dr
Howell, MI 48843
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Mon - Fri:8:00am to 6:00pm
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(517) 618-9979

Auto Repair Experience

  • Joe Mazur, Owner
  • Established 1991
  • 5 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 2 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 65 Years of Car Repair Experience
  • Total Automotive
  • Total Automotive


When reviewing Total Automotive, we found a family owned shop that was established in 1991. Owner Joe has surrounded himself with a great team. Service manager Tim Domin has over 30 years experience. His lead technician is Doug Warner, also with over 30 years experience. Employing two other great technicians both of whom have their ASE Master certification and over 30 years combined experience. The repairs you will receive from this Bosch certified facility are backed by a 2 year 24,000 mile warranty. For your convenience they offer shuttle car service, early bird drop off, free WiFi and Saturday business hours.


Auto Repair Experience

  • Joe Mazur, Owner
  • Established 1991
  • 5 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 2 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 65 Years of Car Repair Experience


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


  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Open Saturday
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shuttle
  • 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
  • Smart
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo

Message from the Shop


Anyone who’s been in the area long enough knows Total Automotive as the place to go for Howell auto repair and maintenance. It’s been since 1991, actually, that Dennis Marbury first opened the doors and started providing the best auto repair service in Howell, Brighton, Cohoctah, Fowlerville, Pinckney, and anywhere else in the area.

Simply put, when you come to Total Automotive, something just feels different. Because it is. We understand that getting your vehicle repaired is a hassle, and we seek to make the whole process as easy and convenient as possible. Customer service is something that seems to be missing in many industries today, but it is the main focus of our Howell auto repair shop. We get your car fixed and back on the road as quickly as possible and we keep you up to date on the whole process, so that you never think “I wonder what is going on with my car?”

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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

8 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

Verified CustomerMarch 09, 2013

Very professional and timely.

Verified CustomerMarch 08, 2013

They have always done exceptional work. I was a little worried when they changed owners this summer but their service is still exceptional.

Verified CustomerFebruary 23, 2013

They were very open and upfront. They didn't push or pressure me into any decisions.

Verified CustomerFebruary 19, 2013

Good experience. Good people.

Verified CustomerFebruary 08, 2013

They were very knowledgeable. Great experience. Great communication.

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Verified CustomerFebruary 01, 2013

Family friendly service. They actually care about you. They care enough to ask about your work schedule so they can make sure your car is ready when you need it.

Verified CustomerJanuary 30, 2013

They always do good work.

Verified CustomerJanuary 29, 2013

I think they are very trustworthy. They are price competitive. Their service is outstanding.

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