Top 5 Auto Repair Services in Winnipeg [REVIEWED]

Top 5 Auto Repair Services in Winnipeg [REVIEWED]

Sometimes, all it takes to get your car back on the road again is to have a shop you trust, and at first glance, that can seem tricky in a place with tons of repair shops like Winnipeg.

Every car owner goes through this phase, even us, where you have no idea why you have a check engine light and you’re unsure which is the best place that can make it disappear either.

But not to worry, as we have gathered and reviewed the best auto repair services anyone in Winnipeg could ever ask for in this dedicated guide!

Urban Garage Ltd

Address484 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg, MB R2M 3K6 CA
Contact Information+1 204-231-5170
Operating HoursMonday – Friday: 8 AM – 5 PMSaturday – Sunday: CLOSED
ServicesHonda/Acura Maintenance, Tire Replacement/Repair, Brake Repair/Installation, Oil Change, Inspections, Tune-ups, Steering/Suspension

Our Overall Rating: 9.4/10

Professional Experience10/10
Facilities and Equipment9.5/10
Task Efficiency9.5/10
Pricing and Quotations9/10
Customer Service9/10


  • Highly specialized Honda and Acura service shop
  • Very professional and versatile mechanics
  • Makes thorough diagnoses and repairs


  • Had instances of not answering phone calls
  • Quotes for certain jobs can be pricier

Great workmanship and integrity are at the core of an auto repair business like Urban Garage, so it’s no wonder that it has garnered this much positive following in the community of Winnipeg.

While it does advertise itself as being a Honda and Acura specialist, owners of other brands have had nothing but solid service from this place as well.

We feel that this makes any auto repair shop truly versatile, wherein its specialties don’t necessarily set the shop’s limitation in working with any vehicle model or providing a broader array of services.

This is especially impressive considering it has only been around for about 8 years, which isn’t exactly a bad thing, but it does show how much potential it has to grow even more in years to come.

The mechanics themselves, however, have decades of expertise already on their own, and we see it absolutely shine through in every car that they work on, Honda or not.

Price quotes from Urban Garage do seem generally reasonable, though certain jobs it has done in the past have been a bit pricier compared to similar locations.

You may also find that, sometimes, nobody picks up the phone. In addition, the staff can even forget to order you a part that you asked for, but we’ve seen that this still rarely happens.

Customer Reviews

#1 go to shop for all of my automotive repairs and servicing

“Urban Garage is my #1 go to shop for all of my automotive repairs and servicing. Kyle, Rob and the crew are very welcoming and honest when it comes to the servicing and repairs of my vehicles. They’ll tell you how it is, what is absolutely needed for servicing and what you can make due with for the time being should you be tight on money. I send all my friends and family to this shop because I truly believe they are one of the best in city!” – Julian Macaraeg

Super friendly, honest, and easy to work with

“I’m very impressed with the service Cole and Kyle provide. They’re super friendly, honest, and easy to work with. I would highly recommend making Urban Garage your mechanic shop!” – Austin Thorvaldson

T-MAC Auto Services (191 Goulet St.)

Address191 Goulet St, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0R9, Canada
Contact Information+ 1 204-233-8622
Operating HoursMonday – Friday: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PMSaturday – Sunday: CLOSED
ServicesTires, Wheel Alignments, Front End, Drive Line, Electrical, Suspension, Brakes, Tune-Ups, Oil Changes, Government Safeties, Computerized Diagnostics, Air Conditioning to Custom Exhaust

Our Overall Rating: 9.5/10

Professional Experience10/10
Facilities and Equipment10/10
Task Efficiency9.5/10
Pricing and Quotations9/10
Customer Service9/10


  • 6 well-equipped workstations
  • Devoted and professional crew
  • Very reasonably priced


  • Had a history of overpriced items and rude staff

T-Mac Auto Services is another reputable shop that’s known for its razor-sharp senses in detecting any hidden issues while also dealing with them as efficiently as it can.

The shop has two separate locations, but we’ve determined the Goulet St branch to be the better bargain in terms of overall customer experience and facilities.

Having 3 extra garage doors over the other location for a total of 6 makes T-Mac on 191 Goulet St, without a doubt, more spacious and better equipped to handle an influx of customers, which it does get from time to time.

But what’s a great shop without great people to keep it running, right? Gladly, you’re not getting any shortage of that owing to its professional and honest mechanics, who do their utmost best in delivering quality service every day of the year.

Despite going through rough patches in its earlier years with overpriced items and rude staff members, we’re happy to see how well it turned itself around to achieve the consistent quality of service it has today.

Whether it’s with tire replacements, oil changes, or more complicated mechanical wizardry, T-Mac’s team doesn’t rely on just guesswork but strives for the customer’s peace of mind once they finally leave the shop.

Customer Reviews

Good old fashioned privately-owned business

“Mom and Pop type place. Good old fashioned  privately-owned business. Book an oil change or your vehicle service needs early as thy are always busy…. that’s cause are that good and well liked. Hats off to Denis, Richard and Julie. Ps) they run 2 shops. On Goulet and Ness.” – Roger Fontaine

Found the smallest detail in no time at all

“Unbelievable work! They found the smallest detail in no time at all. I did some work myself but when I went to drive my truck my cluster lit up like a Christmas tree, I spent hours trying to figure out what the problem and it came down to a spacer! I couldn’t believe they figured it out, I thought it was going to cost me big money to diagnose the problem and correct it but it was so reasonable I had to write a review” – Jonathan Jones

J Max Collision & Glass

Address624 Lorette Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3M 1T1, Canada
Contact Information+1 204-475-9000
Operating HoursMonday – Friday: 8 AM – 6 PM
ServicesCollision Work, Courtesy Cars, Direct Estimating, Private Estimates, Paint, Auto Sales, MPI Claims (Pre-Inspections), Glass, Professional Cleaning, Auto Detailing, Auto Service

Our Overall Rating: 9.3/10

Professional Experience10/10
Facilities and Equipment10/10
Task Efficiency8.5/10
Pricing and Quotations9/10
Customer Service9/10


  • Repairs cars like new
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Beautiful and spacious shop


  • Doesn’t answer or forgets to call customers back now and then
  • Some jobs take too long at times

Taking a look at a shop the size of J Max Collision & Glass already gave us a pretty good feeling that we’ll be receiving the “premium” treatment.

With towering windows, a big comfortable lobby area, and service bays with enough room to store everyone and their mom’s dream cars, this place is the easiest 10/10 in “Facilities and Equipment” we’ve ever given.

As for the people actually working in this establishment, they’re just about the perfect pairing for the place with how accommodating and attentive they are to each and every customer.

We’re delighted at how well the staff members handle any situation, especially with dissatisfied customers. Their ability to gently display an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction is something that any kind of business can benefit from.

This extends to even the pros that do all the dirty work out back. Simply put, if you want your dented or scratched car to look better than it did when you bought it, this is the place to be.

Having said all of that, no place is truly perfect, and this shop happens to struggle sometimes with properly communicating over the phone, which can be non-existent.

Aside from that, it also had issues in the past with putting tasks on the back burner for too long, and while prices are pretty reasonable on average, certain labor fees can amount to more than expected. 

Customer Reviews

My vehicles are in the best hands when I take them in to JMaxx Auto

“Jmaxx staff have excellent customer service and go above and beyond to help you out. They don’t upsell you on getting things done that needn’t be done. They helped out my sister who was visiting from out of town and fit her in at the end of the day so she could drive home safely. My vehicles are in the best hands when I take them in to JMaxx Auto.” – shannon davidson

Left my car looking newer than when I first bought it

“No matter the job JMAX has you covered. First I did a tune up at their mechanic shop, told me what I needed and what I didn’t need without over charging me. Then I had them bring it over to the auto body side and had them do a few touch ups and they left my car looking newer than when I first bought it. 10/10 would recommend, best auto body and mechanical shop in Western Canada.” – Jonathan Bailey

Winter’s Auto Service/Collision Repair

Address1010/1020 Arlington St, Winnipeg, MB R3E 2G1, Canada
Contact Information+1 204-772-9689
Operating HoursMonday – Friday: 7 AM – 5 PMSaturday – Sunday: CLOSED
ServicesOil, Tires, Suspension, Diagnostics, Alignment, Brakes, A/C, Body, Paint, Glass

Our Overall Rating: 9.6/10

Professional Experience10/10
Facilities and Equipment10/10
Task Efficiency9/10
Pricing and Quotations9.5/10
Customer Service9.5/10
Reputable shop since 1960Also has a dedicated collision repair shopFair price quotesRegularly donates to a cause
Collision repair services get more hectic and disorganized


  • Reputable shop since 1960
  • Also has a dedicated collision repair shop
  • Fair price quotes
  • Regularly donates to a cause


  • Collision repair services get more hectic and disorganized

If you’re looking for a prime example of an auto repair service that’s fueled by the simple passion of serving others and brightening their day, then head on over to Winter’s.

We should also point out that Winter’s Auto not only has one, but two impressively large facilities that literally just sit across the road from each other.

In short, this is sort of like a 2-in-1 review, and we think both “Winter’s Auto Service” and “Winter’s Collision Repair” do a generally fantastic job carrying out their list of services for any car model.

Just bear in mind that its collision repair service team does tend to get busier compared to its auto service team, so we can’t guarantee that you’ll have zero issues with communicating with them or having things done on the dot.

The entire business is over 60 years old at this point, making it a household name among motorists in the area who have had the chance to experience its warm welcome and superb but fairly priced services.

Although this isn’t something car-related, it’s endearing to see this family business also commit itself to regularly donating to places like the Children’s Hospital of Winnipeg PICU, further bringing to light the kind of individuals caring for you and your ride.

Customer Reviews

Done right the first time and always quickly

“We have been loyal customers for three generations and have always recieved the best service. Done right the first time and always quickly. Their true strength is that they are great communicators so you know what is happening and how it will get done and what different options you have. My father went there and sent me there and now my son goes there. Great people.” – Conrad Peters

Gone above and beyond to make sure things were done right

“We’ve brought our cars to Winter’s over the years for any auto body repairs. Recently they’ve gone above and beyond to make sure things were done right with my vehicle. I’m extremely happy with the repairs they’ve made and the painting looks fantastic.” – Mark Kruk (Eclipz75)

Maxim Muffler & Auto

Address970 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3G 0R3, Canada
Contact Information+1 204-775-8862
Operating HoursMonday – Friday: 7:30 AM – 6 PMSaturday: 8 AM – 4 PM
Services4X4 Repair/Service, Aftermarket Accessories, Air Conditioning, Alignments, Alternator Repair and Services, Axle Repair and Service, Brake Repair and Services, Check Engine Light, Clutch Repair and Services, Computer Diagnostics, Drivetrain, Electrical Services, Engine Diagnostics, Exhaust System, Fleet Service, Flushes, Fuel System, Inspection/Diagnostics, Lights, Oil Change, Overhaul, Pre-Purchase Inspection, Provincial Inspection, Radiator Repair/Services, Shocks/Struts, Steering and Suspension, Timing Belt Replacement, Tire Services, Towing, Transmissions, Tune-Up

Our Overall Rating: 9.1/10

Professional Experience10/10
Facilities and Equipment10/10
Task Efficiency9/10
Pricing and Quotations8/10
Customer Service8.5/10


  • 7 service facilities available
  • Very attentive staff members
  • Can provide courtesy vehicles
  • Open on Saturdays


  • Truthfulness of bigger quotes is sometimes questionable

Despite what its name suggests, Maxim Muffler & Auto is highly competent in a lot more than just tinkering with mufflers and pipes all day, and here are the reasons why.

The shop alone has 7 separate service bays, which highly works in favor of a business that’s this popular with the locals.

Checking out its long list of services on its website already allows Maxim to flex how much automotive prowess it has, and it’s quite a bonus that it’s also certified to do different kinds of inspections.

Its team of mechanics is also very thorough in both the diagnosis and repair process. But we also noticed a downside to this in that the repair bill can get inflated more than is expected by some customers.

This isn’t to say that the shop inherently overcharges when it can, but it does still somewhat affect its trustworthiness when it comes to the bigger repairs, especially when other shops seem to quote less than it.

However, we do believe Maxim still presents great convenience because of its efficient repair jobs, availability of courtesy vehicles, and the fact that it’s also open on Saturdays unlike any of the other shops on this list.

Customer Reviews

Came through again with flying colours!

“Marco and the staff at Maxim Muffler came through again with flying colours! They honoured the warranty and replaced the battery in our van! Not only that, they found our lost keys and delivered them to our door! Now that’s service! Highly recommend this honest and thorough garage!” – Jeff Rill

Customer service has always been A+

“These guys are great. Been going here for 12+ years, mainly for oil changes/checkups on fairly new cars, but I used to bring my old, dying Toyota Echo in to them. They were always straight up and honest, letting me know exactly was was necessary (and what wasn’t) to keep it running. Customer service has always been A+. One time they even came over to my place (I live nearby) to give me a boost at no charge! I was on my way in less than 15 minutes. Best shop I’ve ever dealt with in 25 years across two provinces.” – Adam McCubbin

Just like anything that we’re learning the ropes for the first time, it can be frustrating to go from one repair shop to another just so you can finally get rid of that annoying clunking noise and drive your car in peace.

But instead of wasting time and resources going the trial-and-error route, guides like this allow you to instantly know and go straight to the best options in areas like Winnipeg.

This also applies to when you’re out and about traveling from one place to another. So if you’re also interested in finding similar repair shops in other Canadian cities like Toronto (Best Auto Repair Services in Toronto) and Vancouver (Best Auto Repair Services in Vancouver), then be sure to check out our main directory! (AutoAlmanac Auto Repair Services Main Location Directory Page)