178 John Street South, Hamilton, ON, L8N 2C6



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31 Years of Downtown Auto Specialist

Providing professional & premium auto services since 1990

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At Downtown Auto Specialists our certified mechanics offer a wide range of auto repair and services to ensure your vehicle is in top working order. Our technicians are certified to perform factory required maintenance, to keep your warranty valid.

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We have been using Downtown Auto for years now and we love them. They are kind, honest and do their best to keep to the cost and timelines for services given. While waiting there I got a phone call for a family emergency and they jumped up and had keys for a loaner car to lend me while they were finishing up and said not to worry, we will sort everything once you’re ready. We trust trust them and that is so hard to find. Thank you to the team.

Lisa Ross Jul 7, 2022

Friendly, professional, and honest service. The diagnostic report is a nice touch. Strongly recommend

m chew Jun 6, 2022

Incredible auto service. Everyone working there is beyond professional, respectful, hard working and very detailed. I truly respect how they do not overcharge female customers like a lot of mechanics do. Such an incredible service every time I drop my car off. I am always pleased with their services. Highly recommend!

Kübra Solmaz Jun 6, 2022

Very impressed with their service. I found them to be friendly, honest- saved me a fairly large repair, and reasonably priced.

Donna Pollett Jun 6, 2022

Can't recommend Brian and the crew enough. Honest and fair pricing.

Ryan Conry May 5, 2022

As always, Downtown Auto was thorough, fair and expedient in getting my car tuned up for spring. Excellent service and pricing for top-notch work.

ian pettigrew Mar 3, 2022

I have been a dedicated customer of The Downtown Auto Specialist for the past 20 years. Mike (owner) and Bryan (manager) are very friendly and extremely honest and fair. I recommend this shop to anyone in need of auto repairs or maintenance.

Brian Gould Mar 3, 2022

Came here in a pinch when my heat shield slipped off and was dragging along the road, and my tire popped with a screw in it (both at the same time). I got the heat shield fixed within 3 minutes of randomly showing up for the service and had the new tire balanced and installed within 5 hours. I had a spare on so I could drive back to work and come back to get the tire on once it showed up. Everyone was extremely friendly, helpful and easy to work with. I highly recommend coming here instead of going to your OEM dealership!

Chris Baugh Jan 1, 2022

Mike and his team have always given us confidence that they are telling us the truth about what is needed (and not needed) for our vehicles. They are great at communicating and provide excellent advice service. We sing their praises to all of our friends, and we will stick with them for many years to come.

Patrick Mc Ilhone Dec 12, 2021

Reliable, trustworthy and honest since 1989 for me

Kathleen Heywood May 5, 2018

Best place to have high quality car maintenance in Hamilton. People are very honest at Downtown Auto specialist.

Amit Babbar Nov 11, 2021

These guys are the best!! They are friendly and honest and will only do the work needed to keep your car in the best and safest condition possible. Cannot say enough great things about these guys!!

Janice Frappa Nov 11, 2021

Mike and his crew are amazing! They value their customers highly and regularly go above and beyond for them. Quality of work is top notch and their service is unbeatable.

Susan Rao Oct 10, 2021

Best in Hamilton

Student 2 Selfmade Oct 10, 2021

Berfect place

Arch. Eng. Mahadi A. Kazzam Oct 10, 2021

Amazing place! We had the unfortunate event of someone cutting off and stealing our catalytic converter. They were very reassuring and explained exactly what happened and what I needed to do. We definitely want to come back for any future repairs/general maintenance.

Rachael Dye Sep 9, 2021

Great service Thank you

Nafez Koni Aug 8, 2021

My wife and I have been bringing our vehicles here for a few years now, and have always had great experiences. The guys here are a pleasure to deal with. Prices are fair, and the work quality has always been excellent. Detailed diagnostic reports (with photographs) let you see exactly what work needs to be done. Highly recommended.

Brandon Blackmore Jul 7, 2020

Professional and honest!

Kira McDermid Jun 6, 2021

The best!

Kimberly C Jun 6, 2021

Mike was very easy to talk to and explained the detailed report. Super impressed with their quality, speed and price of work done.

Bradford Nowak May 5, 2021

They went over the top and above to help me out with my issues and amazing customer service… very personable!

Mike Blumke May 5, 2021

Just wow! Mike and his team were able to diagnose and thoroughly checked up my car for any urgent issues and recommendations to ensure the car is well maintained. They sent a detailed report with photos/videos to my phone & email for me to decide what additional service I want for my car. I appreciate that they drive their customers back and from home while waiting for the car to be fixed. Rates are very reasonable knowing the top quality service they provide.

JColeen May 5, 2021

Great honest friendly 👌 service, awesome experience 👏

Alxndr Baln Apr 4, 2021

Always the best service, and prices. Very knowledgable staff. Mike has been in business for many years and can diagnose any problem that you are having with your vehicle. He has serviced all my vehicles .

william rielly Apr 4, 2021

I had the pleasure of using this company for some recent repairs on my vehicle, they were so so friendly and professional. I love that they send a full rundown of your vehicle right to your phone with suggestions of what can use a tune up, what's functioning appropriately and what should get immediate attention. They were quick, thorough and very accommodating! Overall great experience, I'll be a repeat customer for sure. Thank you!

Lauren Davis Mar 3, 2021

I am extremely impressed with the high level of courtesy and professionalism I experienced at Downtown Auto. My car and I were in a difficult jam, and these gentlemen helped out enormously. This was my first time at Downtown Auto but I will be returning.

David T Mar 3, 2021

Many of the auto industry charges are very costly and opaque (because most people don’t know cars very much, many shops will let you change something you don’t need), but this shop is very friendly and fair the price is very transparent, they are even free Polished the damaged area. They will generate very detailed reports, very patiently tell you why these things need to be replaced and how they work, and let you make your own decisions. Very honest business!!

Zg G Feb 2, 2021

Excellent service at the Downtown Auto Specialist shop, they fixed up my 9 year old car for a fair price and now it’s like a new one. Forget about other car mechanics. You got a car problem? you come to see Downtown Auto Specialist as they’ll handle everything with good customer and car service. See you guys again for the next maintenance service!

Stiven tang Dec 12, 2020

Super great honest awesome folks

Donna Akrey Nov 11, 2020

They supportive and listen problem carefully.

Muhammad Ahsanullah Khan Faisal Oct 10, 2020
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