Gasoline Alley Auto Repair

(815) 242-4372
28 Verified Reviews

8:00am to 6:00pm
8:00am to 4:00pm


1629 Rural St
Rockford, IL 61107 USA


  • Robert Esterbrook, Owner
  • Established 2012
  • 2 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 40 Years of Car Repair Experience
  • 1 ASE Master Auto Technician

Gasoline Alley Auto Repair Reviews


28 Verified Reviews
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by - Verified Customer November 01, 2017

Tow truck dropped off my van Rob looked at it to make sure the price quoted was what we were working with. Fixed my starter and had her done the same day. And didn't dumb things down or discount them because I'm a female. He was right on point and didn't try to bs me.

by - Verified Customer October 05, 2017

The owner talked to me personally from the beginning to the end and explained what was wrong, what was the priority and what might wait for a while.I never felt any pressure and the rate was very fair. I will be going back for sure!

by - Verified Customer September 12, 2017

Kevin and Robert were amazing!! We highly recommend this shop!!

by - Verified Customer August 28, 2017

I took my 2011 BMW to the dealer, and was told my entire transfer case needed to be replaced for $4200. I took it to Robert Esterbrook at Gasoline Alley, and he , unlike the BMW dealer/mechanic, actually looked inside the transfer case, saw what the problem was, and replaced the motor in the transfer case, and charged me $1200. Not only did he fix the problem the first time, but he explained to me in terms that I could understand what the problem was. This is the best experience I have ever had with an auto mechanic. I will only take my BMW to him now. The BMW dealership has seen the last of me.

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by - Verified Customer August 03, 2017

I am very happy with the work done to my vehicle.

by - Verified Customer July 26, 2017

Good work, fair price.

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by - Verified Customer July 19, 2017

Work was completed on time for the price quoted.

by - Verified Customer June 19, 2017

The mechanics at Gasoline Alley are friendly, professional and very knowledgeable.

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by - Verified Customer November 21, 2016

Service was good.

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by - Verified Customer January 12, 2016

I kind of found him on the internet. He was 10 times better than I expected. He knows what he is talking about. He didn't overcharge and he over-served. He is very personable. He did what he said that he was going to do. I was more than satisfied.

by - Verified Customer December 18, 2015

He found some issues that we didn't know we had on our car. He gave is a good estimate and the car done in a timely manner. He was very pleasant to work with, I think his name was Bob. He was very personable and helpful, easy to deal with. I have recommended several people to them already. He is outstanding as far as I'm concerned and my husband thinks so too.

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by - Verified Customer October 23, 2015

It was good. They let me know what was wrong with my car. They took care of it. There were not any unexpected costs. It was the price that I expected it to be, which was good.

by - Verified Customer September 11, 2015

Everything was taken care of without an issue.

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by September 07, 2015

The mechanic is always very helpful to me. He is honest about what needs to be done to my car. He charges fair prices.

by - Verified Customer August 27, 2015

It was a pretty good experience. The only thing was I felt like I was overcharged for an air filter. So in the future, I will try and find my own source for the product. It was three times less expensive for the part online. Overall it was a good experience.

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by - Verified Customer January 01, 2015

They were very friendly and knowledgeable.

by - Verified Customer December 18, 2014

Excellent. It was decent. It was a good price and high-quality work. The owner is an automotive expert and it shows.

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by - Verified Customer December 18, 2014

It went great. The time that they were able to get it in and get it done was great.

by - Verified Customer December 09, 2014

It was a good experience. He does a good job. He is friendly and affordable.

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by - Verified Customer December 01, 2014

They rock. He is my mechanic. From my first experience to my last, they have always been great. They are fair at pricing.

by - Verified Customer November 25, 2014

They were very friendly. The technician there is very knowledgeable about the work they do there. I highly recommend them.

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by - Verified Customer October 22, 2014

They are very thorough. They are very practical.

by - Verified Customer September 06, 2014

They fixed my car right away at a good price.

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by - Verified Customer August 22, 2014

They do a good, quality job. They seem to have a fair price. They are very reliable.

by - Verified Customer August 20, 2014

He is great. Rob is the best.

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by - Verified Customer August 18, 2014

Always phenomenal. Always keeps me updated on what I need and keeps updating me. He's a very very honest man. I've been going there for 3 years. He's done every repair on my car. I highly recommend him. I have for everyone I talk to.

by - Verified Customer August 13, 2014

It was quick service and reliable.

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RepairPal Scorecard


Gasoline Alley Auto Repair was established in 2012 and has been providing Rockford 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 state of the art tools and diagnostic equipment necessary to perform a wide range of repairs. These repairs can range from minor and major mechanical repairs, to check engine light and computer 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 describe the team here as: “friendly”, “knowledgeable”, “reliable”, “phenomenal”, and “honest”. A local shuttle service, early bird drop-off, Saturday business hours, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are also available for your convenience.



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