CSE Automotive

(215) 437-0415
52 Verified Reviews

8:00am to 6:00pm
(Closed 2017-12-24)


123 Montgomery Ave
Oreland, PA 19075 USA


  • William Sherwood, Owner
  • Established 1975
  • 2 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 42 Years of Car Repair Experience

CSE Automotive Reviews


52 Verified Reviews
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by - Verified Customer May 27, 2017

Friendly, curious, knowledgeable, clean, respectable, honest.

by - Verified Customer May 15, 2017

Very good service...Honest

by - Verified Customer May 07, 2017

Knowledgeable, pleasant staff. Very helpful & flexible with scheduling. Everyone really "knows their stuff". Exceptionally accommodating. Very nice waiting area, too.

by - Verified Customer May 05, 2017

Stopped in to get my oil changed and they checked over all the other fluids, tires, etc. while I was in. I always leave feeling confident that I won't have any issues with my vehicle. It's also super easy to get any needed service done, a quick call to Bill and he can usually get it done same day or next.

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by - Verified Customer May 01, 2017

Bill, the owner was wonderful, kind and prompt. Jim, the mechanic wax knowledgeable and fast. I've been treated very well there and will take all my business there in the future.

by - Verified Customer April 29, 2017

Fantastic service as always.

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by - Verified Customer April 17, 2017

They fixed our car for a reasonable price. They seem to be knowledgeable and interacted with us in a very professional manner.

by - Verified Customer April 13, 2017

Friendly, competent, on-time.

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by - Verified Customer April 11, 2017

Very professional service and knowledgeable people.

by - Verified Customer February 12, 2017

Nice people and good prices!

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by - Verified Customer February 06, 2017

Nice people, good work.

by - Verified Customer February 02, 2017

Excellent service with very friendly people. Brought my Jeep back to life! Would definitely use CSE again.

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by - Verified Customer January 13, 2017

Excellent service. Kept their word on when the work would be done. Very friendly folks.

by - Verified Customer January 09, 2017

The team there is great!

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by - Verified Customer December 28, 2016

There was no waiting, and the person did a great job!

by - Verified Customer June 20, 2016

Great Service, Friendly and Knowledgable staff and owner!

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by June 05, 2016

They failed to put windshield wiper fluid in the car and it was completely empty. Also, the tires they sold me were dirty.

by May 24, 2016

Great service.

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by - Verified Customer May 21, 2016

Got a ticket because my inspection was past due. Rolled in to the shop at 2:30p with no appointment. Jim had me all set by 5:00p.

by - Verified Customer May 06, 2016

Very good shop and quality service.

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by - Verified Customer May 03, 2016

Desired service was provided quickly and affordably!

by - Verified Customer May 02, 2016

They're always very helpful. I think the last trip was a straight-forward inspection on an old car.

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by - Verified Customer April 30, 2016

Excellent service and knowledge of all makes and models.

by - Verified Customer March 28, 2016


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by - Verified Customer March 27, 2016

CSE Automotive staff is knowledgeable, thorough and very professional.

by - Verified Customer February 13, 2016

They were friendly and got me in at the last minute to change out a burnt out tail light. They are always very friendly.

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by - Verified Customer May 12, 2015

I like their honesty - Not trying to screw you on the bill.

by - Verified Customer May 12, 2015

Excellent service and ready when promised.

Reply from CSE Automotive – by CSE Auto July 13, 2015

Peter, we gratefully appreciate your kind review! Marrianne, CSE Auto.

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by - Verified Customer March 25, 2015

I haven't had the problem they fixed with my car reoccur.

by - Verified Customer September 26, 2013

Bill Sherwood and team provide clear work estimates and timely completion and they know what they are doing

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by - Verified Customer September 24, 2013

They are friendly, courteous, professional and convenient.

by - Verified Customer September 23, 2013

Good work, reasonable rates, and nice people.

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by September 17, 2013

I was pleased with the ease of making an appointment for repair, with the friendly service, and with advice and repairs that were provided.

by - Verified Customer September 12, 2013

This is without a doubt the best repair shop I have ever used in over 40 years. They do great quality work, stand behind it, are a pleasure to deal with, get it done when they say they will, and their prices are extremely competitive.

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by September 10, 2013

Pleasant, reasonably priced, seem competent.

by - Verified Customer September 02, 2013

Have spent some hours chatting with Bill and his mechanics as they worked on my car. They are all car enthusiasts, and have considerable expertise. They take their time and work as if it was their own car. Their wheel mounting and balancing is without peer -- I have been driving since 1965 ... they are the best I have ever had. Highest recommendation. No BS ... I have a rare high-performance Volvo SW ... and I will let no one else touch it.

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by September 02, 2013

Good service

by August 29, 2013

They are always are courteous and flexible. My experiences with this shop have always been very good.

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by - Verified Customer August 25, 2013

Everyone there seems to really know their trade. The owner is honest and up front. The shop is in disarray and needs to be cleaned up. Doesn't have any bearing on the quality of work but it could be a really nice shop if things we're put away and not laying on the floor. Gives the appearance of a sloppyness.

Reply from CSE Automotive – by CSE Auto October 22, 2013

Hi, Mark! We appreciate you bringing this to our attention. Gosh I hope you're not referring to customer areas. We do our best to keep them clean and accommodating. We have a highschool student working with us to help tidy work areas, make the place more presentable. Well, pretty good anyway for a 40-year-old business. Please give us a call at 215-885-5570 if you'd like to discuss in further detail. Thank you!

by - Verified Customer August 24, 2013

This shop is flexible and will do things like custom exhaust where other shops either shy away from or charge and arm and a leg. Good workmanship here.

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by - Verified Customer August 20, 2013

My repair work has always been done in a timely, professional manner at a reasonable price

by - Verified Customer August 18, 2013

good work on old VWs which is hard to find.

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by - Verified Customer August 13, 2013

They listen. They are experts in all aspects of auto repair. Their rates are fair.They are the best!!!

by August 12, 2013

I have been dealing with CSE for a couple of years and have been very pleased with the level of service, neighborly attitude and fair pricing. We use them for our personal vehicles and our company fleet.

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by August 08, 2013

Great service, some labor charges were unclear.

Reply from CSE Automotive – by CSE Auto October 22, 2013

Dear CSE valued customer,

We'd like the opportunity to address your concerns regarding any labor charges or service you've had done here at CSE. Please call the shop at 215-885-5570 and ask for Bill. Thank you!

by - Verified Customer July 28, 2013

Lots of communication. No surprises. Treated me with respect and they think outside the box.

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by - Verified Customer July 18, 2013

Reasonable pricing and specialized VW/Audi diagnostic equipment. Mechanics understand these kinds of cars and are willing to explain things.

by - Verified Customer July 17, 2013

They seem honest and provide good explanation. Available when I needed appt. and drove me to/from shop

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by July 15, 2013

They were able to see me within a week and have great customer service!

by - Verified Customer July 14, 2013

My fiance and I are very pleased with CSE. They are friendly, convenient, and have good prices.

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by July 07, 2013

Excellent communication with technicians and service advisor, quality of work high, work done in a timely manner

by - Verified Customer June 30, 2013

Very knowledgeable and professional technicians.

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RepairPal Scorecard


CSE Automotive has been serving the Oreland community for the past 40 years with the primary goal of keeping you and your family safe on the road. This RepairPal Certified shop focuses on building relationships with it's customers, explaining their past history of success. The team here is a group of experienced industry veterans who have a variety of skills to take care of your needs. Some of their special skills are custom exhaust work and general fabrication. This coupled with complete vehicle restoration services make this a good choice for your old classic. But it doesn't stop there, they also stay current on the latest industry technologies by attending ongoing training and have access to some of the best computer diagnostic equipment available. They back their work with a 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty. For your convenience, shuttle service, early bird drop off, and a clean comfortable waiting area with wireless Internet are available.



  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Classic Car Repair/Restoration
  • Diagnosis
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair
  • Windshield/Glass
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  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Parts/Accessories
  • Rental Car
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet
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Looking for automotive repair you can trust? You've just found one. Welcome to CSE Automotive, formally "Chassis Suspension Engines, Inc." Named by owner Bill Sherwood for the three main components of a car. (However, that's too lengthy to say and hard to spell so we're better know as CSE Auto.) We work on all makes/models of foreign and domestic vehicles, specializing in Volkswagens and Audis. Situated in the friendly neighborhood of Oreland, between Ft. Washington and Glenside, we are only minutes off the Ft. Washington Turnpike Exit 339. Or leave your car, take the train, Septa R5 line is within walking distance of the shop. Be prepared for any kind of weather! Stop in any time for these FREE services: battery check, tire inspection, or tire pressure check.


  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Smart
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
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