Decades
Experience

Our founder, Dale Wilkens, is a licensed pilot and aircraft mechanic. Our senior technician, who has worked here for over 27 years, is also a pilot. Rest assured that we work on cars like nobody else.

Licensed and
Certified

We boast accreditations from organizations like AAA, the BBB, the ASA, the ASE, Pro Vantage Auto and more. It’s no accident that we’ve built such a professional reputation in our industry

High-tech
Diagnostics

At The Car Shop, our staff has some of the broadest collective experience you will ever come across. We’re specialized and equipped to perform high-tech diagnostics on classic cars, exotic vehicles and everything in between.

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The Car Shop, Inc.

If you’re looking for quality automotive services, you’ve come to the right place! The Car Shop offers a wide variety of maintenance and repair services aimed at getting you and your vehicle safely back on the road. We’ll troubleshoot your vehicle issues promptly and ensure that all repairs and servicing are performed to the highest standards with quality materials and products. Our number one priority is customer satisfaction.

The Car Shop is the shop that finds the broken wire nobody else can seem to locate. When other shops are trying to sell you computers, modules, and other parts, you can count on The Car Shop to take a more serious look at the issue you’re facing, with a sense of urgency and scrupulous care. Our troubleshooting skills are second to none. There’s a reason we do work for every dealership in the area—we represent the best our region has to offer. Call today!

The Car Shop is the shop that finds the broken wire nobody else can seem to locate. When other shops are trying to sell you computers, modules, and other parts, you can count on The Car Shop to take a more serious look at the issue you’re facing, with a sense of urgency and scrupulous care. Our troubleshooting skills are second to none. There’s a reason we do work for every dealership in the area—we represent the best our region has to offer. Call today!

Our Services

At The Car Shop, we offer a wide range of automotive services to meet every type of need. These include but are not limited to:

General Auto Repair

Rear Ends & Axles

Brakes

High-Performance Mods

A/C

Computer Diagnostics

Certified Transmissions

Tires

A/C

Rear Ends & Axles

Computer Diagnostics

General Auto Repair

Brakes

Certified Transmissions

Tires

High-Performance Mods

About Us

We’ve been on the same five acres for the past 35 years. Over our time in business, we’ve developed a particular reputation: we’re the guys that find the hard stuff. While we also perform all sorts of general repairs including tire changes and battery service, our specialty is looking at the most intricate details of your car and making the fixes nobody else thinks to seek. We’ll find whatever broken wire or bad connection is causing your issue—guaranteed.

Founder Dale Wilkens has been in the auto repair industry for his whole adult life. After serving as a Motor Sergeant in the US Military, he moved to Independence to work at a Lincoln dealership. In the early ‘80s, during a recession that saw the closure of many dealerships in the area, Dale decided to open up shop. Since then, The Car Shop has established itself as a pillar in the local community, providing honest, high-quality services day in and day out.

Founder Dale Wilkens has been in the auto repair industry for his whole adult life. After serving as a Motor Sergeant in the US Military, he moved to Independence to work at a Lincoln dealership. In the early ‘80s, during a recession that saw the closure of many dealerships in the area, Dale decided to open up shop. Since then, The Car Shop has established itself as a pillar in the local community, providing honest, high-quality services day in and day out.

Testimonials

I am based in Sydney Australia as a motoring journalist for Street Machine magazine and have worked in the auto industry for the past 28 years using Dale for the past 15 years. I originally purchased a race motor they built and since then have used The Car Shop as the base for our USA racing operation.
Over the years they have serviced/ maintained/built all our race and road cars, we have trusted them with the purchase and acquisition of hundreds of thousands of dollars in cars and equipment.
Their service and honesty is impeccable. Aside from being easy to deal with, they are honest and reliable mechanics, without doubt, one of the best I have ever encountered.

– AustraIian who travels the world!

Always had very great work done, they also have treated me and my family with respect and honesty! I would recommend for any auto repair work!

– Jimmy H., Google Reviews

Great place to take your vehicle, they are always fast, friendly, and very honest about your vehicle. Only place around that I would recommend.

– Levi R., Google Reviews

Dale has worked on my vehicles for over 30 years! I would trust him with a truck a car or a hot rod!! Honest and dependable staff.

– Linda T., Google Reviews

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Call (620) 331-3553