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- Chicago, IL - November 24, 2014
I dread going to the mechanic - often feels like I'm a gold fish in a shark tank.
These guys were great - I needed a new alternator and they offered a cheaper refurbished part to bring the cost down. Also they dropped me off and picked me up!
All in all they were: fair, friendly, and responsive!
I dread going to the mechanic - often feels like I'm a gold fish in a shark tank. These guys were great - I needed a new alternator and they offered a cheaper refurbished part to bring the cost down. Also they dropped me off and picked me up! All in all they were: fair, friendly, and responsive!
- Lisle, IL - February 03, 2015
I was told about these guys a few years back by a neighbor after my dealer came back with a somewhat unbelievable diagnostic and a very high price tag. Tony reviewed the car - not knowing what the dealer had come up with - and came back with a diagnostic that was much simpler and a fraction of the cost - and fixed the problem. I've been going back to them every since. They are honest and you can trust their diagnosis - for them, it's about keeping your business for a long time. Highly recommend them.
- Downers Grove, IL - January 13, 2015
These guys are great! We've been taking our vehicles there (05' A6, 05 BMW and an 06' A4) for a few years now and have always had the best service at an honest price. Yesterday I had an issue with my daughters car (down in Bloomington) and called them today. They took the time to go over the issue with me and guide me in the right direction even though I was not going to be able to take it to them. Thanks!!
- Naperville, IL - July 08, 2014
Been a customer for many years now. I bring my Volvo XC90, BMW 540, and Honda Civic Hybrid - and I have referred my parents' and in-laws' cars as well. They are the only ones I trust to take care of my cars and my family. Jim and Tony have always been honest and thorough not only in routine maintenance, but also any problems/repairs that are required. I used to work close by and they have offered pick up/drop off service. I have used the Late Night drop off with car ready the next day. Enterprise car rental is right next door if you need a rental. Even when I need an alignment, they offer to make arrangements and have the work done (they don't do alignments at the shop) so for me it's a one stop shop. After a terrible experience with a dealer down the street, I don't take my cars anywhere but Helmut and Vito's.
- Berwyn, IL - April 02, 2014
What can I say about Helmut & Vito's except that is the best independent auto service in the Chicago area, period. I own a 2000 Mercedes CK320 Cabriolet with only 30,000 miles on the odometer and H&V is the only shop that services my car. They literally know everything about my car and are professional fair and honest. If you are looking for great old school service then you have found the best shop for foreign vehicles in the Chicago area. Both of the owners, Tony and Jim are excellent human beings and as is the entire staff. A+ Do yourself a big favor and take your car to H&V for service.
- Downers Grove, IL - March 22, 2013
Love these guys. Been taking my BMWs here for 10 years and can honestly say they are the one company over that time where service has IMPROVED. Tony is great and talks you through everything. Gives honest perspective as if it were his own vehicle which is extremely helpful and appreciated. Hopefully your BMW/Audi/VW/MB never breaks down, but if it does go to these guys.
- Downers Grove, IL - November 25, 2013
Always responsive, always ready to help with my a Volvo s40 and Subaru outback. Free computer diagnostics when check engine light comes on. Economical repairs, done on time. I've gone back twice and am always pleased with results. It's rare nowadays to feel you can trust car repair service especially at the dealer, and H&V come thru with flying colors.
- Homer Glen, IL - May 20, 2014
Trustworthy, knowledgeable, professional, honest, and genuine. Those are the adjectives I would use to describe my service by Jim at Helmut & Vito's. We had several minor repairs needed to our Mercedes C280; including a dislodged driver's side mirror, a draining battery, and a hood release mechanism in need of replacement. Jim was able to take the mirror apart and put it all back together again with no added replacement part costs to me! AWESOME!! Additionally, I asked that Jim check the whole car over for any additional service needed. With the minor repairs completed in the same day I took the car in for service, I was thrilled to learn the car was in great working order, and that I was able to pick it up again that night. Truly, Jim could not have been more honest, helpful, or attentive to my car concerns. I HIGHLY recommend Helmut & Vito's. Service is excellent, price is fair, concern is genuine! I'll be bringing both my Mercedes' to this shop for service. Extremely satisfied!
- Willowbrook, IL - October 30, 2012
After several past experiences I only trust shops that specialize in VW / german cars. I dropped off my Jetta for an oil change and asked to inspect for a burning smell (noticed lots of german cars in the garage, a good sign). They told me to come back in 1.5 hrs and called me literally on the dot! Turns out a plastic bag had made its way around my exhaust, but H&V scrubbed it clean with no complaints. They explained the rest of the service in detail and were very friendly and thorough. Plan to take my car in again to see if they can earn a 5-star from me :)