Two Locations to better serve You:

Traverse City:    231-933-0215 Email Us
Empire:    231-326-5138 Email Us
Both Dave’s Garage locations are open during the Covid lockdown to serve our community!
 
We are taking all necessary precautions and are sanitizing customers vehicles and all customer contact areas.
 
Additional vehicle sanitizing for at risk and front line workers is available at no additional cost

Services

Our mission is to provide you with the best possible quality and service. We achieve this by creating a partnership with you based on trust, communication and integrity.

We perform preventative maintenance and diagnose repairs for most Asian, European, Hybrid and domestic vehicles. Our techs are highly trained and experienced professionals. Services that are typical for us include:

  • 30-60-90,000 Mile Maintenance Services
  • Used Car Inspections
  • Tune-ups
  • Engine Work
  • Air Conditioning
  • Suspension
  • Brake Work
  • Clutches
  • Electrical
  • Drivetrain

Discounts are also available for fleet services and rental cars; please contact us for more info!

Why Choose Dave’s Garage?

We know you have plenty of choices when it comes to repairing your vehicle, and we’ve worked hard to set ourselves apart from our competitors. Below are a few things you’ll receive at Dave’s Garage:

  • Personable service – Here at the Garage, we treat our customers like family. Each of our customers is important to us, whether you’re surfing the internet in our well-appointed lobby waiting for an oil change, or dropping off your car for a major repair. For your convenience, we have a shuttle service that can take you to work in the morning, and we can also arrange for airport drop-offs and pick-ups for service while you’re away.
  • 30 Point Safety Inspections – When a vehicle rolls through our garage doors, it is subject to a 30-Point, eyes-open, safety inspection, which we offer free of charge. This gives us, and you, a clear picture of any issues the vehicle may be having. Our techs use this opportunity to spot small problems before they become major issues – and leave you stranded at the most inconvenient time!
  • Honest Opinions – We also know that auto repair can be stressful and overwhelming, and we are here to keep your vehicle reliable and running smoothly. Our approach to service is to give you an honest opinion of your vehicle, and help you prioritize your repairs into manageable estimates that will keep your safety forefront. Unlike the dealership, we’re far more concerned about making sure your current vehicle is in good shape, rather than selling you something new. However, if you are looking at a new car, we’ll give you our candid impression on that as well!
  • Accurate estimates – When calling Dave’s Garage for an estimate, chances are very likely that we’ll ask to see the vehicle first. Always be wary of advertised or “canned” pricing – high quality parts vary in price from vehicle to vehicle, and often there are hidden fees once the hood is open. At the Garage, we take the time to create an accurate estimate, and we’ll stand by it through your repair.
  • Warranty – We warranty all of our parts and labor for 2yr / 24k Miles, whichever comes first. If you have any problems with the work performed at Dave’s Garage, we’ll be happy to take a second look and make a repair free of charge if our labor or parts are at fault.
  • Chocolate – We have a pretty awesome candy bowl… what else can we say?

Environmentally Sensitive Garage

Dave’s Garage is not the typical wasteful auto service, we are environmentally sensitive and recycle nearly al of our products, along with using environmentally friendly products.

Commitment to Clean Water

Auto repair can be a messy business, and all the fluids in your car are harmful, toxic, and regulated. Dumping these fluids down the drain has never been an option. We take great care in that all of our waste products are recycled. Oil goes in one direction, antifreeze and other fluids in another.

Recycling Program

We’ve also taken recycling to a whole new level at Dave’s separating all of our plastic containers, cardboard, packing materials, and other trash on site before they go off to the recycling center. It’s extra work, but something we feel very strongly about. Let’s work together to protect and preserve our natural resources!

WE ARE ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE, RECYCLING NEARLY ALL OF OUR PRODUCTS AND USE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY PRODUCTS.