Independence Auto

(763) 645-5725
15 Verified Reviews

8:00am to 5:00pm


8811 E Research Center Rd
New Hope, MN 55428 USA


  • Ray Reps, Owner
  • Established 2010
  • 2 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Master Auto Technicians
  • 44 Years of Car Repair Experience

Independence Auto Reviews


15 Verified Reviews
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by - Verified Customer April 04, 2013

Cory, the owner, is always very consultative. He is very knowledgeable with Audi.

by - Verified Customer April 02, 2013

He knows more about cars than anyone I have ever met in my entire life and he does a phenomenal job. He also prices extremely well.

by - Verified Customer April 01, 2013

It was really convenient. It is close and convenient. I liked that they had loaner cars, and the service was really friendly.

by - Verified Customer March 19, 2013

The owner is very helpful and knowledgeable about engines.

by - Verified Customer February 18, 2013

I had quality work done on the vehicle, and the owner is very trustworthy.

by - Verified Customer January 17, 2013

He did the best and he is straightforward, and tells you what's wrong with your car. He's straightforward with all of his customers. He's a good guy.

by - Verified Customer January 14, 2013

They have great service. It is very fair and they have a rental car available.

by - Verified Customer December 16, 2012

Cory is very fair and honest. I would say highly recommended.

by - Verified Customer December 11, 2012

They are straight forward. They are fair and don't take advantage of you.

by - Verified Customer September 13, 2012

He's friendly and he's on time. He did a good clean job as far as other things. I'd definitely go back again. I just live in a different state now. Otherwise, he'd be my regular mechanic.

by - Verified Customer August 01, 2012

I was very satisfied. However, they have moved 20 miles away so I'm not sure if I will use them again.

by - Verified Customer June 14, 2012

If I had another Audi I would take it to him.

by - Verified Customer June 13, 2012

I would recommend Independence Auto to anybody who needs general repair.

by - Verified Customer June 06, 2012

I was pleased with how honest they were with the repairs and how well they communicated with what needed to be done.

by - Verified Customer May 23, 2012

Cory was awesome. He is very easy to work with and very honest. If he feels somebody else can handle a problem better than he can, he will recommend that. I am very satisfied with the service there.

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Independence Auto has been serving the community of New Hope since 2010. Their owner Cory Larson has more than 20 years of automotive industry experience and takes great pride in his ability to take care of his customers. This certified shop received excellent customer feedback on our independent customer survey. Cory also employs an ASE Certified Master Technician and they have some on the best automotive tools and equipment available to service and repair your vehicle. For your convenience they also offer a local shuttle car service, free WiFi internet access, and early bird/after hours drop-off.



  • AC/Heating
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Mobile Repair
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair
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  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Free Estimates
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Loaner Car
  • Military Discount
  • Open Weekends
  • Parts/Accessories
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet
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Independence Auto offers TOP-NOTCH service, with very affordable pricing. I have been in the business for over 20 years. Dealer trained on Toyota/Lexus, Audi/Volks, and Mitsubishi. Extensive electronics training background through NEI and Dunwoody helps ease some of today's complicated auto problems. I have a technician on staff with over 25 years experience including 19 years Mazda Dealer experience. Between the two of us we can diagnosis and repair all makes, give you a fair price, and get it done right. I started in the business years ago, pumping gas, fixing tires etc. at a Full-Service Station. I learned the value of customer service, and common courtesy. You will always receive both when you have your vehicles serviced with me. I look forward to meeting you. Cory Larson/Owner Independence Auto


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  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
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  • Infiniti
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  • Smart
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Questions Answered by Independence Auto
When I go just north of 60MPH the left fro...
I would definitely recommend replacing the tires first if you still have the same condition after tire replacement we would want to look into this suspension most likely a tire issue though
Looking to do myself<br>Can this be done w...
I'm not sure exactly what you're asking usually the door latches operated by a rod. The window regulator does have a cable that operates the window up and down but usually if that cable breaks its non serviceable in you have to replace the window regulator. Either way it's not usually necessary to remove the lock but you will need to remove the interior panel to access everything
How can I turn off the check engine light ...
You can turn the check engine light off by unplugging your battery for 1 - 5 minutes should clear the computer to clear the code. However if there is a problem that's triggering the check engine light it will just come right back. The check engine light Illuminating is telling you you have a problem with one or more of the circuits in the car. The most like will lead you in the direction what is wrong with the car causing it to run rough. I would bring it into a reputable mechanic for a diagnosis
My breaks are sticking and there new
Usually if I break is sticking the caliper is freezing up and not retracting the slide pins are frozen or the rubber line from the steel line to the caliper at the wheel end has an internal crack and is not letting the brake fluid return. Those are The Usual Suspects when they break sticks
When in auto climate control and the air c...
sound like you have dual climat control in you vehicle. most likely the blend door actuator is not working on the passenger side these tend to default to hot air.
I check all fuses and relays with volt met...
Sounds like a bad fuel pressure regulator. Fuel prime only runs for a couple of seconds if your pressure regulator is bad you would lose your pressure almost immediately causing a hard start or long crank scenario
Now rear differential acting up making rea...
Most likely was damaged when t-case locked up. When it was towed was it on a flatbed or with dollies? If was towed whith rear wheels on ground that may ahve caused damage as well
Can I drive 2005 trailblazer without worri...
Yes most of the recalls are for a small particles that come out of the airbag when it deploys if you pull your airbag fuse or remove the airbag and unplug it it will not go off but it will also have an airbag light on

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