Store Info

3021 E Lake St Minneapolis, MN 55406

Welcome to Car-X Tire & Auto
3021 E Lake St Minneapolis, MN

We are here to serve all of your auto care needs.

Our fully qualified, trained and certified technicians are ready, willing, and able to properly diagnose the condition of your car or truck and provide the appropriate service, repair, or advice. Come in for a free inspection and allow us to earn your trust. We handle all your car's needs, including brakes, tires, oil changes, exhaust, batteries, inspections, and maintenance.


Not sure if you can afford the required service on your vehicle? We provide flexible financing options so that we can get you back on the road safely and affordably. We stand behind our work with our Car-X Guarantee.


Store Info

3021 E Lake St Minneapolis, MN 55406

Store Hours

  • Monday:
    • 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Tuesday:
    • 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Wednesday:
    • 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Thursday:
    • 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Friday:
    • 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Saturday:
    • Closed
  • Sunday:
    • Closed

Amenities

Courtesy Car
Scanning
Towing
Financing
Special Offers
Store Coupons
Computerized 5-Wheel Alignment from $89.99
$10.00 OFF All OIL CHANGES!
INCLUDING SYNTHETIC AND HIGH MILEAGE Oils!
Tires $50.00 INSTANT REBATE OFF ALL MAJOR BRANDS
Brakes For Life $50 OFF 4 WHEEL BRAKES or $25 OFF 2 WHEEL BRAKES
Oil Change, Tire Rotation, & Wiper Blades
Combo Special $44.99
CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON? FREE SCAN BY A CERTIFIED TECHNICIAN
BUY 3 SHOCKS OR STRUTS GET 1 FREE
38 POINT SUMMER TIME INSPECTION - FREE
$20 Off ANY Air Conditioning Service
Mufflers 25% Off
Tune-Up $15.00 Off
Fuel Injection Service $10.00 Off
Batteries $10.00 Off
Cooling System Flush $10.00 Off
Transmission Service $10.00 Off
Scheduled Maintenance / $15.00 Off
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Affordable prices, great customer service- I trust everyone who works here with my car and to be honest with me.
An easy and simple way to get issues with your car dealt with. Though with the current shortage of workers and materials they are booked out for weeks. However I do appreciate a local neighborhood spot I can trust.
I needed Air for 3days and didn’t know how to do it and I’m very cautious about my car due to it being my only source of income. I googled and found this place and called, Amber picked up and I explained that I don’t know how to put air in my tires . Not only was Amber welcoming and understanding Amber also took the time and showed me how to do it myself. It is so amazing to have wonderful people like Amber and their co-worker (I forgot his name but he was awesome too). This is what comes to mind when I think about community. Thank you so much Amber 🥰
Jesse and John did a great job fixing my wife's vehicle. Will definitely recommend them to anyone.
Can't say enough good things. Pat listened to me and prioritized my priorities - getting the work done within the day, and the most cost effective options. He also communicated with me consistently through the stages. I had an estimate for over $1300 at Firestone and Car-X took care of the car for a little over $600.Edit: I had to take down my star rating because of the last 2 times I took the car back here. Every other time I've been here Pat has been working and service on the car, everything, has been excellent. But in this past first appointment I paid for a non-fix to an issue, that only got worse. I explained this and they were able to squeeze me in in a few days to take another look at the problem (but only after I pressed how extreme the issue was, burning smells, ABS kicking up, couldn't drive past 20mph, etc). So I take the car in again and received no communication throughout the day until I'm the one to call and ask for an update 8 hrs later, they said they called and left a message but never did. They quoted me the price for a repair that I declined. Then it turns out that I had to leave the car over the weekend because it was late in the day on a Friday, and they were closing. This was frustrating but I understand things happen and I expect that as a customer.The main thing for me was that after all of this I took the car to another place to get it diagnosed, and they immediately saw that my transmission was broken and causing all of the extreme issues. Meanwhile Car-X apparently never saw or mentioned this as a possibility, in two appointments, but was charging and quoting me for other repairs... I had a lot of trust in this place but feel I have to go somewhere else now.
Front desk manager exudes top notch customer service, educated us on our options, and helped us determine our next steps.
Stopped by the shop today with a check engine light on. The guy at the front was super helpful and friendly (sorry I don’t remember your name!). Thanks for your help!
I really trust the folks at Car-X! They've helped me with my prius ever since I moved to Minneapolis and are friendly, honest, and quick.
They really saved the day. Gave me new tires at a great price. Looks like they have new management who really know what they are doing. Very thorough.
Fixed the problem of no heat in car. Noticed radiator hoses bad condition so I chose to replace. Said serpentine belt worn and cracked so I chose to replace, very happy with their expertise , professionalism and friendliness. Their service is excellent .
Great shop. Super honest. Helped fix my daughter’s car with a great solution instead of quoting a total system replacement. Will definitely go back for future needs.
Can't say enough good things. They listened to me and prioritized my priorities - getting the work done within the day, and the most cost effective options. They also communicated with me consistently through the stages. I had an estimate for over $1300 at Firestone and Car-X took care of the car for a little over $600.
Wow! I had such an incredible experience at Car-x. I’m a young woman, and I’m always concerned that I’ll be ripped off when I take my car in for repair, due to my general lack of deep knowledge about cars. My car started loudly rattling last week, and I was concerned that the suspension system needed work. I emailed John, and he fit me in today, even though they were pretty booked up. I dropped the car off at 8 am, and I got a call at 9:10 am (a little over an hour later!) saying that my car was ready to pick up. I went to pick it up, and John and his colleague let me know that they tightened a loose plate that was rattling around, and that they “wouldn’t be able to sleep at night if they charged me for it”. I was floored by their efficiency, generosity, and professionalism. I work at a advocacy nonprofit, and every dollar counts. I’m truly so grateful to John and Car-x, and I will be coming back soon for future repair and maintenance. Highly recommend this shop!
I was told a full synthetic oil change would take a couple hours due to a full schedule that day, but this team hustled and got it done in under 30 minutes!! This team is polite, straightforward, and highly efficient. They are a wonder. Thanks, all.
Had a flat, asked to be towed here because it was close. They were incredibly efficient and helpful and I didn't feel that they were trying to up sell me on anything.
Car-X always does a great job with my car. They don’t try to sell me things unnecessarily. I appreciate the fact that they filled up my tires during my oil change - great work and great customer service!
Great experience all around! They were upfront about pricing, had a quick turnaround time, and my car is running well now so seems the issue has been resolved.I dealt with Patrick at the desk and he fully explained what they did to troubleshoot the issue and was transparent from the start about pricing. He also was friendly and straightforward about my options. At no point did they try to tack on additional services either, which wouldn't have been a deal breaker, but is nice not to deal with.I typically go to a locally owned shop down the street from here that is not a franchise or chain, so was a bit hesitant to go to a Car-X expecting higher prices. However, I had the same repair done at my regular place but on a different cylinder and Car-X even ended up being slightly cheaper. I definitely would go back here for future repairs.
Very fast service, they were totally accommodating of the special needs of my rusted old truck 🙂
Best car maintenance experience I've had! I was recommended to go here by a friend, it took me a while to get around to it, but I'm so glad I finally did. Everything she said about it was true. Super honest and professional! I'll definitely be coming back for future car needs.
These friendly machanics have done a wonderful job keeping my 2005 Honda working!
Our family has been entrusting our cars for years to the courteous professionals who work at the E. Lake St. Minneapolis Car X. We have never been disappointed and recommend this shop to everyone.
Car X is fire. They are so kind and helpful. I’ve been there multiple times and it’s always been a great experience. The most recent time nothing was really wrong with the car, I just brought it in because obviously i’m inexperienced and didn’t know much and they were completely honest and told me nothing needed to be repaired. They didn’t charge me at all for that! I love Pat also, such a kind person!
Great experience. Helped me fix my tires in just a few hours and checked all other dashboard lights as well for me. Will go back.
Very friendly and willing to troubleshoot prior to appointment. Will definitely be my neighborhood car maintenance spot!
I had an excellent experience. Scheduling with John on the phone was simple; he was honest about when they could realistically work on my car. I needed help to find a dead rodent (ugh), so it was a job of unknown magnitude. Not all shops will quote you their labor rate upfront, but this Car-X did. Together we agreed on a time budget for the search, which succeeded, and they confirmed no other damage to my vehicle. Though the job than a little over our agreed time, they didn't charge me the difference.Thanks to Pat, Billy, and the whole team!
We have been going here for years and have immense trust in Pat, John, and their crew. They are excellent communicators, take time to educate you about what is going on with your car, and never fail to go the extra mile. We trust them completely and are so thankful for the services they provide!
Our favorite local shop BY FAR! These guys are trustworthy, knowledgeable, fast, and friendly. We brought our vehicle here when we first moved into town 5 years ago out of convenience, and have been coming back ever since.
I've brought my cars here several times throughout the years and its always been a good experience.Most recently I had an oil change done, it was fast and communication was good.Also I was so pleased with the amazing pandemic safety measures when compared to nearly everywhere else I've been.
This review is so long overdue. I have been their customer for about two years now and I just absolutely love them. If you're looking for an auto shop that you can trust, this is the one! They are very knowledgable and honest, they will never try to sell you more than what your car needs. In fact, when my husband and I were car shopping a few years ago, we would bring the cars we were interested in for them to take a look at them, and after we brought a few cars they stopped charging us! Also, one time my Ford Escape seemed to have a computer issue, so they took a look at it, fixed it and didn't charge me anything because the problem was so minor and easy to fix. I mean, who does that?! They're just awesome and helpful. Thanks Pat, John and all of your team!
Going here is one of the best experiences I’ve ever had with an auto shop. Genuine employees who don’t give you incorrect information just to make a quick buck. They provide insightful information about the repairs your vehicle needs and they always go above and beyond - from the second you drop off your car to the moment you pick it up. I’ll continue to tell others I know to come here, too. I cannot stress enough just how much better I feel dropping my car off, knowing that when I return, the repairs were completed with care and attention to detail and charged at a great price. Thanks Lake Street Car-X Tire & Auto!
Great auto shop that values good customer relationships over a quick buck. They are always up front and honest about options. They never try to push unneccesary or optional repairs. The prices are very fair.
I couldn't say enough good things about Car-X on E Lake... and it's completely unacceptable that I have waited this long to leave them a review. We have gone many times as we live only a couple blocks away, and they have always taken on our "something is making a weird noise" inquiries with a smile and grace. Twice we have gone in and they did not charge us a dime but told us what was wrong, and one of those two times they even welded some piece of our alternator back on that was causing the rattling. They just told us it was a manufacturer error and fixed it. Also Pat, who I have often seen working the front desk, is super friendly and is always willing to answer any question. I hope everyone who reads this goes and gives them some business, they are a great shop!! Thank you Car-X!!
I have visited a lot of auto shops through out the Minneapolis St Paul area, this place comes #1. Friendly honest and fast service Ask for Pat you won't be disappointed thank you very much (*_*)
I trust the folks at this Car-X completely. They have taken care of my car from regular oil changes to bigger deal repairs, always quickly and at a good price. My uncles own a garage and I run anything that's a bigger deal past them. They have always agreed with the diagnosis, suggested fix, and price. I also really appreciate that the guys at this Car-X are respectful and have never assumed I don't know anything about cars just because I'm a woman. For other women and femme-presenting people out there, I have never been looked down on here.
This review is so long overdue. I have been their customer for about two years now and I just absolutely love them. If you're looking for a auto shop that you can trust, this is the one! They are very knowledgable and honest, they will never try to sell you more than what your car needs. In fact, when my husband and I were car shopping a few years ago, we would bring them the cars we were interested in for them to take a look at them, and after we brought them a few cars they stopped charging us! Also, one time my Ford Escape seemed to have a computer issue, so they took a look at it, fixed it and they didn't change me anything!!!! Because the problem was so minor and easy to fix. I mean, who does that?! They're just awesome and helpful. Thanks Pat, John and all of your team!
Very friendly service and work was done sooner than expected. Safety measures in place in response to pandemic was reassuring. Will happily give them my business again.
I was really impressed with this shop. I just moved here and had a flat tire. I had no clue as to where to get it fixed, so I turned to Google and saw the rave reviews here. Well, they are right - this place was a godsend. They fixed my tire in no time for a very reasonable price and were super pleasant and helpful. I will definitely be using them again - I'm so happy I found this shop!
Very kind and helpful staff. They didn't try to upsell me on things I didn't need like many auto shops try to do. They were very honest about what could be wrong but didn't want to replace it unless they knew for sure it was fixed. Will be going back to Car-X for any maintenance I need on my vehicle.
Honest, reliable, and friendly. The best car-related experience I had by far. I recommend this place wholeheartedly.
Pat and his crew were amazing. I had problems with my son's older Grand Prix and they did everything they could to save it, clearly explained everything, were honest and super reasonable. Highly recommend this place.
I was visiting in the area and had difficulty putting on windshield wipers. Pat kindly helped me by making sure I had the correct brand for my car and also helped install it w/o my having to wait. Extremely efficient, courteous, and knowledgeable this location is! I highly recommend coming here for your car service needs.
I had a wonderful experience here and would highly recommend their services to anyone needing auto work done. My car wouldn't start early in the morning before work, and the kind folks at Car-X were able to give me towing recommendation and get to work on my car right away. They contacted me after diagnosing the issue (dead battery) and made recommendations, then offered to take care of my routine maintenance needs (oil change, tire pressure check, fluids, etc.).They got the job done fast, were incredibly professional and kind, and even bumped my car ahead of schedule so I could get to work for a half day. I so appreciated their kindness and patience in explaining everything to me and not trying to overcharge me for what I didn't need. I will definitely be taking my car to Car X Tire & Auto for all my future needs.
Always great service!