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Elston Auto Repair / Lafayette, Indiana

Rating: ★★★★
62 years in Business
Auto Repair & Service, Auto Engine Rebuilding, Towing
Address: 2442 S 100 W, Lafayette
Postal code: 47909
Phone: (765) 477-2886

Hello there! Try our FREE Online Parts & Labor Estimator. We have been proudly serving the Lafayette, West Lafayette, Purdue and surrounding areas since 1951. Family owned & operated.

Hello there! Try our FREE Online Parts & Labor Estimator. We have been proudly serving the Lafayette, West Lafayette, Purdue and surrounding areas since 1951. Family owned & operated.

Auto Repair & Service, Auto Engine Rebuilding, Towing, Automotive Tune Up Service, Automobile Salvage
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Services/Product offered:
Air Conditioning??, Auto Body??, Automotive Supplies??, Batteries??, Brakes??, Clutches??, Electrical??, Engines??, Exhaust System??, Fuel System??, Mufflers??, Radiators??, Sunroofs??, Suspension??, Tires??, Transmissions??, Wheels
Open hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pmSat 9:00 am - 11:30 amSun Closed
AcDelco, BOSCH, Castrol, Fel-Pro, Honda, LUCAS OIL PRODUCTS, MSD, Motorcraft, NGK, Toyota
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Extra phones:
Call: (765) 477-AUTO: (765) 477-2886


I love this local shop. I hav...
I love this local shop. I have been to other shops and was not treated half as good as I was here. The staff is great and I am proud to support a small local business. The staff is the only I trust my car with other than my own father.
bassfishinggirl / 8/29/2012

The staff is great and they ar...
The staff is great and they are super freindy. The rewards repeat customers for oil changes, I have had my car to 3 different place that over charged me and did not do the work right, but luckely I found this place and have been taking my car back eer since. Ignor the comment from the one girl that said her daddy could do it better, So was probably mad that she had to pay for it and it was not done for free like s... view morehe was use to. All of the other reviews are good. It`s just one person trying to ruin a small businss. So, come and enjoy the freindly staff and support a local small business
makanasmom / 8/28/2012

I love this place. I have tak...
I love this place. I have taken my car there many many times for all sorts of things. I have even recommened them to all my friends and family even if they do not live in town. Jay is the best mechanic in Lafayette. I will continue to go there as long as I live in Lafayette or close to Lafayette.
lovefishin / 8/28/2012

Will never go again
I strongly recommend that you do not go here. I had my car towed to their garage to have my starter fixed. My dad, a self-taught backyard mechanic who unfortunately lives in a different state, can replace a starter in 30 minutes or less. Elston Auto, a ""professional"" mechanic, charged me 1.2 hours in labor for replacing the starter. I am convinced that only someone reading step by step instructions from google woul... view mored take that much time, not someone who repairs cars for a living. Not only did they take their time to replace my starter, but they also repaired another part on my car, without my knowledge or approval. Nothing like going to pick up my car to find out I owed more than I anticipated. I also did not like the way they handled my complaints. They were very unprofessional about it. They are crooks and they know it. I will NEVER take my car there again and I will never again pay for one of their lunch breaks. Not only will I not recommend Elston Auto to anyone out there, I will strongly recommend that you DO NOT go there.
purduegradstudent / 5/20/2012

My cars running perfect, so I ...
My cars running perfect, so I am very happy too! Great service!
Lilly59 / 11/12/2011

Great service
I would go back again and would reccomend them to others. Very good work and honest!
Tennis99 / 11/4/2011

Best auto repair shop in Lafayette!
I have to say, that I would take my vehicle back to Elston`s over and over again. I have a discount at McCord`s because of where I work and will never step foot in there ever again. They knew I had an issue with my ABS system when they replaced my brakes and they neglected to relay that information either because they caused the issue or didn`t want to bother with replacing it. McCord`s made me feel as if they were `... view morebothered` by me bringing in my vehicle for a simple brake job and tried to jack up the price on a quote I had already gotten earlier in the week. Elston`s pin-pointed the issue with my ABS warning light quickly. They went above and beyond looking into this problem when it wasn`t the reason why I brought the car in to begin with. Becks is a major joke and a HUGE rip-off! I took my vehicle there earlier in the year for an electrical issue and they simply stated they `recommended` a tune up. But there was `no hurry` in getting it done. It wasn`t until I took my vehicle to Elston`s the end of October that they found out my plugs and plug wires were ORIGINAL. They had over 160,000 miles on them! Elston`s took the time to comb over my vehicle. They didn`t pressure me in making unnecessary repairs. They were very honest and the prices were very reasonable.
They are located just off 100 W. Easy to find. The garage is on private property and because they are locally owned and operated, they are very busy. Be prepared to part with your vehicle for a couple of days for anything major. Regardless, they stayed after hours on a Saturday to make sure that I had my vehicle back (I only have one vehicle and needed it for work). All potential repairs were reviewed with me before anything was touched or ordered. They are capable of running diagnostics to pinpoint issues that would turn on check engine lights. After it was done, everything that was found was shown to me and the bill was gone over in great detail before I paid. Great job Elston Auto Repair! Other than the wait, everything was top notch! If you are looking for an Auto Repair shop that`s honest and reasonable, Elston`s is the place to go! I do believe they work on foreign cars too and will give the option of replacing parts with original parts if that is your hearts desire.
anayah99 / 10/32/2011

I`m a student at purdue away from home, and my car has broken down twice - Elston was able to repair it in a matter of days on both occasions. The service is friendly, quick, and reliable. They are better than my shop back home that I`ve trusted. They have state of the art technology for the electrical problems my car had. They also provided towing for a cheaper rate than the competition. Highly recommended!
Daedric / 9/27/2011

Elston`s Auto Repair Lafayette, IN
I have been all over Lafayette with my car repairs and have never found a place that I liked enough to stick with. That ended when I found Elston`s Auto Repair! I first took my car to them because I made the mistake of going to another place in town and paying for the worst hack job I`ve ever had. Elston Auto went out of their way to show me exactly what was wrong with my car and went into detail on how things should... view more work and what they needed to do to fix the problems. I`ve been back to them for all my car needs and have yet to be disappointed! I love that I`m supporting a privately owned business and not a corporation and I felt like they really cared about my car and doing things the right way instead of slamming it together as fast as they could to get the next car in. They`re very affordable and will work with you on any issue. I really appreciated the time they took to break down the bill for me so I knew exactly where my money was going and they took me out numerous times to show me the work they had done on my car. I felt like I DEFINITELY got more than my money`s worth and would recommend them to anybody! If you`re looking for great people, affordable prices, and amazing work, then I suggest Elston`s Auto Repair!
RaeN / 9/9/2011

Honest, Knowledgeable, Affordable...Fantastic!
I first went to Elston Auto because of their reviews online. I was a bit skeptical when I found a small garage in a residential neighborhood, but working with them on several repairs and tune ups has left me with an amazing impression. The people at the garage are great to work with, make sure you know exactly what they found, if it is important to the car, and what your options are. I have saved money, or found out ... view morea repair is less than I thought it would be every time I have gone here after asking about it at another garage. They worked with me to fit my schedule and get my car back as soon as possible. My car is running better than ever thanks to them!
exoticvet / 8/29/2011

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