Michael's Automotive

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Michael's Automotive
59 Verified Reviews
Michael's Automotive
59 Verified Reviews
(208) 416-2521
5209 W Emerald St
Boise, ID 83706 USA
8:00am to 5:30pm
Auto Repair Experience
  • Michael Lilley, Owner
  • Established 1994
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 2 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 37 Years of Car Repair Experience

Michael's Automotive Reviews
(57 Ratings)
Displaying 1 - 5 of 57 reviews

They are always honest and do the work as promised.


Michael and his staff have always been very accommodating for me. I had to get work done on my car but didn't have the money until 3 days later. He took my check and waited to cash it until I got paid.


Michael's worked with me to get the necessary work done and leave the not so necessary for later. Always fair prices for the best work.


EXCELLENT. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. It is clear that my best interest is in mind when they make recommendations.


Great shop.

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Michael's Automotive was established in 1994 and has been providing the Boise area with quality automotive repair ever since. This RepairPal Certified shop features an experienced team led by an ASE certified Master Technician. Repairs performed here can range from minor and major mechanical repairs, to check engine light and computer diagnosis and repairs, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. All 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 enthusiastically describe the team here as “awesome”, “friendly”, “helpful”, "honest", and “professional”. Early bird drop off and a waiting area with wireless Internet are also available for your convenience. 

Message From the Shop

Hello, I am Michael Lilley, and I would like to welcome you to Michael's Automotive in Boise. With close to 70 years of collective experience, we are proud to be your local Auto Repair experts. As the premier auto repair shop in Boise, our highly trained automotive technicians take pride in all of their Auto Repair efforts. Here at Michael's, our team dedicates itself on bringing these three qualities to life in every repair job performed:
Reliability: Whether it's Engine Repair, Brake Repair, Timing Belt Replacement, or Auto Electrical Service, our team gets the job done right, every single time.
Honesty: Repairing your car shouldn't be a game of deception and up-selling. Here at Michael's, we'll tell you exactly what's wrong, how to fix it, what it will cost, and our experts' recommendation.
Efficiency: Michael's Automotive is outfitted with the latest and greatest in diagnostic and repair technology. Supported by the best team of auto technicians around, you won't find a more productive and professional auto repair shop in Boise.
No matter your vehicle needs, our team at Michael's Automotive will be glad to provide trustworthy, honest, and reputable service. We are grateful to offer reliable vehicle care to Boise residents, as well as those just driving through.

  • AC/Heating
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Service Guarantee
  • Towing
  • Wireless Internet
Makes We Serve
  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Lexus
  • Mazda
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
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Questions Answered by Michael's Automotive
2007 Honda Pilot I am hearing a "clunk"...
The best way to accurately be able to determine the cause of the noise and to give an estimate based on the determination would be to make an appointment to have the vehicle inspected and diagnosed. To do that over the phone would be guess work as far as the cause and the cost. We would be happy to set up an appointment for you.
Every time I start the truck it stays stuc...
There are several possibilities that would cause the symptoms you describe, brake light switch, shift interlock solenoid, or power supply issues within the system. Recommend making an appointment to have the issue diagnosed.
when driving the windows go down and will ...
It would require diagnosis to determine the cause of your electrical issues. It sounds like problem that would be a fault in what VW calls a Comfort Module, but as stated it would require diagnosis.
It's not the A/C
Could be number of things from something in a tire, or brake/axle/wheel bearing. Recommend getting it into a shop for an inspection in order to keep you safe and road worthy.
Radio antenna. Base into motor, plastic sm...
Usually the metal antenna mast is attached to a flexible plastic cable that has teeth on one side that is driven by the motor gear. This is a general answer and may not apply to all vehicle makes and models.
Car has only 1300 miles. Is the LS model...
This could be a vibration that is coming from the drive train or something causing a vibration in the engine. It would be best if you made a appointment to have this problem inspected and properly diagnosed.

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