Lenfer Automotive & Transmission

(651) 964-3524
50 Verified Reviews

8:00am to 5:30pm


8121 Lake Drive
Lino Lakes, MN 55014 USA


  • Randy Notto, Owner
  • Established 1989
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Certified Auto Technician
  • 90 Years of Car Repair Experience

Lenfer Automotive & Transmission Reviews


50 Verified Reviews
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by - Verified Customer April 24, 2017

I have taken my cars here for the last few years, and they are the best. And their prices are in the normal range for services performed. Nice guys and I trust them!

by - Verified Customer April 17, 2017

They always do a great job and I am happy I can trust these people to fix the car or do the work or even just change the oil.

by - Verified Customer April 16, 2017

My car had a bad transmission and it needed to be re-built. Dave was extremely thorough with his explanation and asked before he did any repairs. I would recommend Lenfer to anyone I know who needs work done.

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by - Verified Customer April 11, 2017

The guys are excellent!!

by - Verified Customer March 23, 2017

Very expensive and long oil change. Over an hour and I had an appt. a week out.

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by - Verified Customer March 13, 2017

I brought my vehicle in to have rear brakes repaired. More involved than originally diagnosed and longer repair time as well. While on a road trip, one side began to leak brake fluid profusely and brake function failed to necessitate an emergency repair at my cost by an out of state technician and he confirmed that an error was made by the tech at Lenfer. Upon return, I took the invoice to Lenfer and my new repair cost was fully refunded along with a full and complete heartfelt apology. I am satisfied with the work that was done and will return.

by - Verified Customer March 13, 2017

Great folks to work with!

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by - Verified Customer March 01, 2017

The best, period!!

by - Verified Customer January 25, 2017

Good job!

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by - Verified Customer January 24, 2017

I appreciate the friendly service I get here. There is never any pressure when additional maintenance is suggested and pricing is fair. Thanks Lenfer!

by - Verified Customer January 19, 2017

All who work there are friendly, knowledgable, and reasonable. We wouldn't go anywhere else for car repairs.

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by - Verified Customer January 18, 2017

I needed a fair bit done on my Honda, they explained what would be a waste of money, and why certain things were important to do sooner rather than later. In the end, I always feel like I am treated fairly and with honesty. That's why I give Lenfer my business.

by - Verified Customer January 15, 2017

I needed rear brakes. They did the work. I always ask if I should be looking at any thing in the near future. The response is always truthful and is usually something like, 'Nothing that I would do if it was my car.'

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by - Verified Customer January 11, 2017

very professional, courteous, and knowledgeable shop!

by - Verified Customer January 09, 2017

Once again, very satisfied!

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by - Verified Customer January 03, 2017

Great skilled team.

by - Verified Customer January 02, 2017

Always helpful and trustworthy.

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by - Verified Customer December 27, 2016

Excellent customer service. Anyone buying a used car, have them check it out before you buy!

by - Verified Customer December 26, 2016

Good customer service.

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by - Verified Customer December 22, 2016

The staff does good work and I trust them.

by - Verified Customer December 21, 2016

I had a problem and Lenfer took care of it quickly.

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by - Verified Customer December 12, 2016

Lenfer was able to schedule the appointment for me so that I could wait while having the work done as I didn't have another car to use in the interim. Thanks!

by - Verified Customer December 06, 2016

I always have the best advice and service here. Great repair shop.

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by - Verified Customer December 01, 2016

I had great service. I brought my car in with a suspicious of what was wrong, and it was confirmed. The work was done quickly and I received my car back within a short period of time.

by - Verified Customer November 27, 2016

Good work by nice people!

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by - Verified Customer November 05, 2013

They help you with your problems.

by - Verified Customer October 24, 2013

They're on the money, pretty straight guys. I don't think they're cheating me with anything. They're good.

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by - Verified Customer October 22, 2013

I like their service. They are friendly and they know what they are doing.

by October 18, 2013

The guys have great customer service, as well as efficient, cost-effective service.

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by - Verified Customer October 17, 2013

The service, brake job and oil change was done per my instructions and I was able to leave my SUV until I returned from a brief trip.

by October 15, 2013

They are very kind and efficient and do good work.

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by - Verified Customer October 09, 2013

The service received was fine.

by - Verified Customer October 09, 2013

They are good workers. They do what they say they will do. They let you know if something else needs to be done. They are good on the money and they charge reasonably. I would not need to think twice about taking my car back to them.

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by October 08, 2013

Service was rendered with pleasantness with a good description of the work to be done.

by - Verified Customer October 05, 2013

Their service was fast and excellent. I think one of my bearings is going out and that should have been found when the car was in there.

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by October 02, 2013

Trustworthy and efficient.

by - Verified Customer October 02, 2013

They were honest and they did what they said they were going to do. They had a good price.

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by - Verified Customer October 02, 2013

They did an awesome job. They are very efficient and did a timely job. They are very friendly and knowledgeable. I cannot say enough about them.

by - Verified Customer September 26, 2013

It was easy to deal with them, they stayed in touch with me during the repair and it was done on time when they said it was going to be done.

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by September 23, 2013

I have always had good and honest service.

by September 20, 2013

I liked them and they did a good job.

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by - Verified Customer September 19, 2013

They did a good job in what they did, but they missed a big thing that was broken. So I had to go back and fix it. I just don't know how they missed it when it was right in front of their faces, but I've been through them before and it was good. I guess they just made a mistake.

by - Verified Customer August 23, 2013

They were helpful and knowledgeable. Wish they were closer to my house.

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by August 21, 2013

I had a little bitty leak and took it back and they charged me another eighty bucks. I don't think they were fair at all.

by - Verified Customer August 09, 2013

Great customer service, let us know along the way what was needed to be done.

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by - Verified Customer July 31, 2013

Good quality service, at a reasonable price.

by July 19, 2013

Honest, quick, good work

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by July 17, 2013

Great guys that work there! They are very honest and do a great job at a fair price.

by - Verified Customer July 05, 2013

Great service, good communication, fair pricing

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RepairPal Scorecard


Lenfer Automotive & Transmission has been a member of the Lino Lakes community for over 60 years. Randy Notto, the current owner, has been established at this location since 1989. This RepairPal Certified shop prides itself on being the reliable choice for your auto repair and transmission needs. This crew of very experienced automotive professionals is well equipped to handle most every situation. They are committed to the ongoing training and ASE Certifications it takes to stay on top of the changing technologies of today's vehicles. For your peace of mind they offer a 24-month / 24,000-mile warranty. Shuttle service, rental cars, early bird drop off, and a clean comfortable waiting area with wireless internet are available for your convenience.



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  • Car Delivery
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  • Towing
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Minneapolis/St. Paul area auto repair shop. Family owned since 1953. Offers a full line of auto repair and maintenance services including transmission, engine, suspension, tires, brakes, electrical, fuel, exhaust, driveline, steering, emissions and diagnostic services.


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