Lenfer Automotive & Transmission

(651) 964-3524
65 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


65 Verified Reviews
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by - Verified Customer December 28, 2017

I believe the repairs were done with good quality work but when I got my car back it was making a clunking sound that it was not making when I dropped it off. Disappointing.

by - Verified Customer December 14, 2017

They are always helpful and get the job done in a timely manner.

by - Verified Customer November 27, 2017

I've brought many cars to the guys at Lenfer over the past 10 years. I've never been unhappy with the service or the price. This is a great shop!

by - Verified Customer November 07, 2017

On time, pleasant personnel.

by - Verified Customer November 06, 2017

Great service

by - Verified Customer November 05, 2017

Will return if when I need to.

by - Verified Customer October 31, 2017

Great communication. Just shocked $500 dollars to put in a $100 radiator in an older full-size GM. So much space. I'll be back though.

by - Verified Customer October 26, 2017

Good honest shop, extremely hard to find these days.

by - Verified Customer September 13, 2017

Love this shop. Honest. Fair.

by - Verified Customer September 06, 2017

I have trusted these guys for years. They have always been great.

by - Verified Customer August 06, 2017

Lenfer provides excellent guidance to help solve the customer's repair issue. Their shop
is a high skill level Transmission repair service !

by - Verified Customer July 31, 2017

Very professional crew and they do great work !

by - Verified Customer July 30, 2017

They had a slight problem but corrected it and as far as I know, did a great job. It was a good experience. I won't recommend them to others until I've tried them a few more times.

by - Verified Customer July 25, 2017

Very fast and quality work

by - Verified Customer July 12, 2017

They said they fixed it but it still does the same thing reeves but not driving but now with the brake on.

by - Verified Customer June 29, 2017


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.

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.

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!

by - Verified Customer March 01, 2017

The best, period!!

by - Verified Customer January 25, 2017

Good job!

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.

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.'

by - Verified Customer January 11, 2017

very professional, courteous, and knowledgeable shop!

by - Verified Customer January 09, 2017

Once again, very satisfied!

by - Verified Customer January 03, 2017

Great skilled team.

by - Verified Customer January 02, 2017

Always helpful and trustworthy.

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.

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.

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.

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!

by - Verified Customer November 04, 2013

They help you with your problems.

by - Verified Customer October 23, 2013

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

by - Verified Customer October 21, 2013

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

by October 17, 2013

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

by - Verified Customer October 16, 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 14, 2013

They are very kind and efficient and do good work.

by - Verified Customer October 08, 2013

The service received was fine.

by - Verified Customer October 08, 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.

by October 07, 2013

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

by - Verified Customer October 04, 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.

by October 01, 2013

Trustworthy and efficient.

by - Verified Customer October 01, 2013

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

by - Verified Customer October 01, 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 25, 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.

by September 22, 2013

I have always had good and honest service.

by September 19, 2013

I liked them and they did a good job.

by - Verified Customer September 18, 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 22, 2013

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

by August 20, 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 08, 2013

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

by - Verified Customer July 30, 2013

Good quality service, at a reasonable price.

by July 18, 2013

Honest, quick, good work

by July 16, 2013

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

by - Verified Customer July 04, 2013

Great service, good communication, fair pricing

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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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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