Hillcrest Auto Kingdom

(651) 927-8601
56 Verified Reviews

8:00am to 6:00pm
8:00am to 3:00pm


1581 White Bear Ave. N.
St. Paul, MN 55106 USA


  • Pamela Elliott, Manager
  • Established 1986
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Certified Auto Technician
  • 54 Years of Car Repair Experience

Hillcrest Auto Kingdom Reviews


56 Verified Reviews
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by - Verified Customer July 25, 2017

I trust the mechanics and like their work.

by - Verified Customer July 17, 2017

Everything went very well at my last visit. I have no complaints.

by - Verified Customer July 13, 2017

We have actually been repeat customers because of the great service here.

by - Verified Customer July 13, 2017

They fixed our problem and did it very quickly. We plan to keep going here and have already told others about going here.

by - Verified Customer July 09, 2017

I asked for two coupon discounts. Oil change and coolant flush. I had one coupon and said I didn't bring in the second one because I had not anticipated that I would need that work performed. As it turned out my bill totaled $501.00 and I don't think that I got either discount that I had asked for applied to my bill.

by - Verified Customer July 06, 2017

When I was there the attendant was listening to me and fixed my car. He helped me right away. I appreciated it. It's a station that I trust.

by - Verified Customer June 29, 2017

I always enjoy coming to Hillcrest Auto. I've never been to an auto store where I didn't suspect they were overcharging me, inflating prices, or giving me a long list of repairs. They are very personable and provide me with recommendations for repairs that need to be done. Very honest. I appreciate it!

by - Verified Customer June 07, 2017

I had to finish repairs after it was delivered. The gas line hoses were not connected.

by - Verified Customer May 25, 2017

I really like working with Nick and trust him as a mechanic.

by - Verified Customer May 22, 2017

I like their work and I believe they know what they're doing.

by - Verified Customer May 14, 2017

It was very good. I have been going there for years, even before they changed names.

by - Verified Customer May 03, 2017

It was fine. It was efficient.

by - Verified Customer March 15, 2017

The customer service is always good. When they say they're going to be done they call me right away.

by - Verified Customer February 24, 2017

It was okay. They just changed my oil.

by - Verified Customer February 17, 2017

Once I got there it was taken care of, they could have been cooler about it though. Sometimes they don't show up on time. Great prices, though. Convenient.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Stacy
by - Verified Customer February 16, 2017

Quick, effective and courteous service.

by - Verified Customer February 13, 2017

Had a fuel pump put in my jeep, very happy with the service I received.

by - Verified Customer February 10, 2017

The young mechanic stayed open after closing time to help me fix a flat tire... I really appreciated this!

by - Verified Customer February 09, 2017

They over charge me for the work. They charged me 400.00 for A starter that I could have gotten at A parts store for 180.00. I got charged for work they didn't do and for work that didn't need to be done.

by - Verified Customer February 09, 2017

I just had an oil change done. They had a special running and so it was a great deal!

by - Verified Customer February 08, 2017

Things went very well, in fact I need to get my other vehicle in for an oil change as well. I really appreciate how convenient they are.

by - Verified Customer February 06, 2017

Changed oil for 9.99. Did it in a good timely manner.

by - Verified Customer February 02, 2017

I really enjoy going to Hillcrest Certified Auto Repair. Their very personable and I never feel like their trying to upsell or con me.

by - Verified Customer February 01, 2017

They're good.

by - Verified Customer January 27, 2017

Everything was really good!

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Stacy
by - Verified Customer January 26, 2017

Needs to be cheaper.

by - Verified Customer January 18, 2017

Fast and professional.

by - Verified Customer January 10, 2017

They did a good job. We thought the cost was fair.

by - Verified Customer January 09, 2017

Front passenger tire was worked on and it is actually currently flat. Will be calling in soon to see if they can remedy this situation.

by - Verified Customer January 09, 2017

I've never had a complaint about the service. I have noticed an increase in their pricing, which is a little disheartening.

by - Verified Customer January 08, 2017

We were satisfied with the entire visit. Nothing occurred that brought concern or reason to not return.

by - Verified Customer January 03, 2017

It was wonderful. Very fair prices!

by - Verified Customer December 26, 2016

Oil change.....very good.

by - Verified Customer December 21, 2016


by - Verified Customer December 20, 2016

Friendly, professional, helpful service. Good quality service. Appreciate the discount they routinely offer with out asking.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Stacy
by - Verified Customer December 14, 2016

I came in for a battery replacement and it has been running great ever since. It has been well over 6 months now and I can say I feel confident in their honesty and fair pricing.

by - Verified Customer December 14, 2016

Everything went very well. I will most definitely be coming back here. The shop is clean and the employees are very professional.

by - Verified Customer December 13, 2016

Everything went very well! They are super professional, offer great deals on oil changes, and are very timely.

by - Verified Customer December 12, 2016

The mechanics at HillCrest on White Bear Ave. in St. Paul are simply the best. Thorough, honest, helpful and informational.

by - Verified Customer December 11, 2016

They repaired a window for me. I was very happy with the service and certainly to have my window fixed during those cold winter months.

by - Verified Customer December 05, 2016

Everything was fantastic, the best prices, and I will be bringing in my new vehicle very soon! My wife and I really love this shop.

by - Verified Customer December 02, 2016

They really have great service. I have always been so pleased. I have already recommended them!

by - Verified Customer November 28, 2016

It was fine.

by - Verified Customer November 18, 2016

Reasonable price. Prompt service.

by - Verified Customer November 10, 2016

My car has been running very well since I came into Hillcrest. I would easily say this is a good, fair priced, honest shop.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Stacy
by - Verified Customer November 07, 2016

Car smelled like transmission fluid for a week after oil change.

by - Verified Customer November 07, 2016

I believe my last oil change was done improperly leading to a series of events that involved being quoted a replacement engine. I took it to a dealership, they got it running and changed the oil again to ensure it was done correctly. This occurred within a 3-month span.

by - Verified Customer October 10, 2016

For years they did all the work on my car. Purchased a new vehicle 2 years ago with the dealer doing the work. Last Oct I took SUV to Hillcrest to have a back light replaced. The cover was put on wrong causing cracks in the light covers which is costing me $325 to replace.

by - Verified Customer August 22, 2016

Very good.

by - Verified Customer July 26, 2016


by - Verified Customer July 13, 2016

Prices seemed high And why do you have to pay for scope when repair is obvious.

by - Verified Customer June 09, 2016

Friendly customer service.

by - Verified Customer June 06, 2016

Nice, friendly staff. Approachable and easy overall experience. The shop is modest and well kept.

by - Verified Customer May 22, 2016

I recently needed a major repair on my car. It was done quickly at a very fair cost. I was completely satisfied.

by - Verified Customer May 21, 2014

I feel they are honest, knowledgeable & reasonable on cost. The owner is a professional young man, who seems to really care about his business.

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

RepairPal Scorecard


Hillcrest Auto Kingdom was established in 1986 and has been providing St. Paul and the surrounding area with quality automotive repairs ever since. This RepairPal Certified shop features a very experienced team with an excellent mix of ongoing training and ASE certifications. They are equipped with the tools and diagnostic equipment necessary to perform a wide range of repairs. These repairs can range from minor and major mechanical repairs to tires and wheel alignment, to check engine light diagnosis and repairs, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. This work is backed by a 15-month / 15,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Our survey of their recent customers revealed a group who describe the team here as “friendly”, “professional”, “wonderful”, “fantastic”, and “honest”. A local shuttle service, Rental cars, early bird drop-off, and Saturday business hours are also available for your convenience.



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  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
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  • Open Saturday
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