The Pit Shop Garage

(847) 443-9140
49 Verified Reviews

8:00am to 6:00pm


19123 West Casey Rd
Libertyville, IL 60048 USA


  • Drew Burmeister, Owner
  • Established 2010
  • 2 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 2 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 23 Years of Car Repair Experience

The Pit Shop Garage Reviews


49 Verified Reviews
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by - Verified Customer October 06, 2015

Terrific service. Honest quotes. Local business.

by - Verified Customer October 06, 2015

Great service and automotive knowledge.

by - Verified Customer October 06, 2015

Drew, the owner, is very professional, helpful and reliable. Since I came to pit shot, I won't go to other garages.

by - Verified Customer September 25, 2015

Very pleased with work performed and felt we were treated fairly.

by - Verified Customer September 25, 2015

I have found that pricing has gotten a lot higher than when I first started going there.

by - Verified Customer September 24, 2015

Drew is explains the situation with my car clearly and my car needs. And easy to deal with.

by September 22, 2015

I am a satisfied customer.

by - Verified Customer September 22, 2015

Drew and his staff are friendly and they get the job done with honesty and fair pricing.

by September 22, 2015

Always do the work correctly, every time. Knowledgeable and friendly.

by - Verified Customer September 17, 2015

Friendly, honest people provide excellent service that keeps my old car running like new.

by - Verified Customer September 14, 2015

Extremely good service.

by - Verified Customer September 10, 2015

Great customer service with thorough assessment of repairs needed / recommended. Excellent car knowledge and ability to professionally repair problems.

by - Verified Customer September 09, 2015

I am happy with the service.

by - Verified Customer September 09, 2015

Work well done.

by - Verified Customer September 08, 2015

Very friendly and professional.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Keith
by - Verified Customer September 07, 2015

Excellent service.

by - Verified Customer September 03, 2015

Excellent customer service from the owner and mechanic. The mechanic explains in detail what is going on with the vehicle and gives recommendations for services that should be done soon.

by - Verified Customer September 03, 2015

Drew is always informative and gives you and explanation on why something has to be done and/or gives you his recommendations.

by September 03, 2015

I trust them.

by - Verified Customer August 30, 2015

Honest service, good pricing and warranties.

by - Verified Customer August 27, 2015

I like dealing with a small proprietary shop. I feel extremely confident in the skill set and knowledge base of the owner and staff. I feel the pricing is fair and the service/support is outstanding. I feel they have my best ingest and safety top of mind!

by - Verified Customer August 26, 2015

They are very friendly and they did a good job.

by - Verified Customer August 25, 2015

You guys have always been incredibly kind and have never tire to sell me anymore than I've needed in regards to my car. I can count on the fact that when I bring my car in it is in great hands

by - Verified Customer August 23, 2015

Good service but prices are starting to go up a bit. Price is almost at the level of car dealers.

by - Verified Customer August 23, 2015

Everything about my GMC was explained very clearly.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Keith
by - Verified Customer August 21, 2015

I would certainly recommend them to my friends.

by - Verified Customer August 18, 2015

The guys at Pit Shop make honest recommendations and perform quality service. I trust that the repairs are done right the first time. It is great to have found a local shop that performs so well.

by - Verified Customer August 16, 2015

Love you guys!

by - Verified Customer August 11, 2015

Friendly and did a great job. Waiting area is wonderful. Wifi, TV, coffee, the works!

by - Verified Customer August 10, 2015

Caring, competent service people who take the time to explain any issues and don't try to up-sell customers services they don't need.

by - Verified Customer August 07, 2015

Friendly, high quality service at a reasonable price.

by - Verified Customer August 06, 2015

They did an awesome job on my truck and the final bill was lower than was quoted. I will definitely use them again and will recommend them to anyone. Thanks!

by - Verified Customer August 05, 2015

Best customer service of any repair shop I have been to.

by - Verified Customer August 05, 2015

I like the personal treatment and care. Extremely knowledgeable mechanics, and honest. I now live over an hour and a half away and still only go here for my car.

by - Verified Customer August 04, 2015

The folks at The Pit Show are all about customer service and accurate assessment.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Keith
by - Verified Customer July 30, 2015

I think they are honest, do a great job and are always accommodating to get me in at the time I request.

by - Verified Customer July 26, 2015

Honest repair shop!!

by - Verified Customer July 16, 2015

Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. They took good care of me and my car explaining all of the repairs making sure I knew what they were doing.

by - Verified Customer July 14, 2015

Good honest service.

by - Verified Customer July 14, 2015

They provide personalized service, and they always make sure you understand what service they're doing and why it needs to be done. In addition, they tell you when something does not need to be done. It's also great to go somewhere where the technicians know your name. I highly recommend the Pit Shop.

by - Verified Customer July 13, 2015

Honest, reliable, good work.

by - Verified Customer July 09, 2015

I like the quality, price, honesty, and attention to detail.

by - Verified Customer July 01, 2015

Drew and Aaron have been very good to work with, both from a skill and an affordability standpoint.

by - Verified Customer June 08, 2015

Drew is honest, reasonably priced, and knowledgeable. I also appreciate that he goes out of his way to accommodate his customers.

by - Verified Customer May 17, 2015

Drew, Arron and staff are extremely kind courteous, thoughtful and more than honest. They are people who really care and want only the best for you. I will be their customer for life. I thank them for all the extra and special effort they have given to me.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Keith
by - Verified Customer May 08, 2015

Work is done on time and within estimates explained before starting - no follow up issues plus saved costs compared to dealer estimate for same work.

by - Verified Customer May 06, 2015

Always clear explanations, clear options, and fair prices.

by - Verified Customer April 21, 2015

Honest and reliable repairs.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Keith

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The Pit Shop Garage was established in 2010 and has been providing the local community with quality automotive repair ever since. This shop features a team with an excellent mix of experience, ongoing training and ASE certifications. Repairs performed here can range from minor and major mechanical repairs, to check engine light and computer diagnosis and repairs, to tires and wheel alignment, 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: “honest”, “knowledgeable”, “friendly”, and “professional”. A local shuttle service, rental cars, early bird drop off, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are also available for your convenience.



  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair
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  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Financing
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Gas/Diesel
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Military Discount
  • Rental Car
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet
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  • Bosch Service Network
  • iATN


We opened the doors to The Pit Shop Garage on November 1st 2010 with the goal of Building Relationships One Vehicle At A Time. Knowing we cannot obtain this goal on our own we have worked hard to create a team that has our same goal of building relationships while providing excellent auto repair and maintenance services to our customers.


  • Acura
  • Audi
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Smart
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
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Questions Answered by The Pit Shop Garage
It happens most days, and doesn't &quo...

The sound is most likely coming from the heater core. If the cooling system ( antifreeze ) is low, or the heater core has an air pocket the gurgle sound can happen. Have a repair shop check your cooling system level.

The sound can also come from the A/C system, however this is usually only if the A/C is turned on

This problem should be looked at by a qualified driveability technician that would know where to start. However take a look at the fuel pressure regulator. The SLX had an issue with the internal diaphragm tearing. This would cause fuel to stream directly from the regulator into the intake manifold. This caused the car to stall and usually did not have a check engine light.

Remove the vacuum line from the regulator and see if there is fuel present. If there is fuel, the regulator needs to be replaced. If there is no fuel, take the vehicle to a qualified repair shop
ive even done a tuneup and it still cuts off

Is the check engine light on?

There are many sensors for modern fuel injected engines that can cause this problem. A qualified driveability technician would know where to start. There are many issues from the MAF sensor, crank shaft sensor, and even a very clogged cat converter can cause this problem.

This issue needs a qualified technician that can testdrive and look at data on a scan tool
My check engine light came on, mechanic pl...

This is a hard question to answer because there are many possibilities. The spark plugs are not the only reason a cylinder can misfire. There might be an issue with an ignition coil, fuel injector, or valve cover gasket. Sometimes the valve cover will leak oil into the spark plug hole. When there is enough oil, it can misfire. I would suggest bringing the vehicle to a shop that is more familiar with misfire diagnosis.
Dealer wants to charge $1000 states l hole...

I would start by having the A/C system recharged. On your Honda the air blowing through the cold evaporator has a short distance to the passenger side vents, and a long distance to the drivers side vents. If the A/C is low on charge, it will not be cooling at 100%. The dashboard of the car is like an oven so, the air is hot by the time it reaches the drivers vents. We see this all the time. There might be another problem, however I would start with a system recharge
hi, I changed brake pads for 2005 Honda Pi...

It sounds like you might have left the ignition key on while performing the brake job. When I was in high school I would listen to the car radio while performing work.

Honda pilots do not have lots of reserve power in the battery. I would try to jump start the car first. I think the battery might be dead
I just had my tires rotated and balanced a...
If the noise was there before the tire rotation, there is the possibility a wheel bearing is going bad. If the noise started after the tire rotation it is most likely from the tires. Sometimes rear tires can get a little choppy on the inside edge. When rotated to the front of the vehicle the noise from the tires can be more noticeable.

This is something a certified shop should look at. Faulty wheel bearings can be dangerous and possibly cause more damage. It is better to be safe and have the problem looked at.

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