Providing Expert & Honest Auto Repair Service Since 2012

Our History

Our mission was to create a family owned automotive and diesel repair shop that offered a wide range of repairs on Domestic and Import vehicles, including cars, suvs and light trucks.

Our philosophy from the very beginning was to offer a FAIR PRICE and NEVER selling anyone something the vehicle doesn’t need to stay safe and reliable! We wanted to create a repair business that was friendly, casual and non-pressure, that put customers at ease when looking to get their vehicle repaired.

Our Company

As a family owned and operated Top Notch Automotive, we truly care about the level of customer service we provide, while being a friend to the communities we serve in McHenry County. We promise that you’ll be greeted with a friendly face when visiting our Crystal Lake based auto repair shop! It’s all part of the Top Notch Difference – the warm handshake, the friendly smile, the right diagnosis…and fair pricing.

Whether you’re here for routine maintenance or a less common auto repair need, you’ll find that our level of service is truly top notch. Our ASE Certified Technicians, who utilize the latest diagnostic equipment and highest quality parts and fluids, service all makes and models of cars, trucks and SUVS. Here are just a few things you can expect when choosing Top Notch for all of your automotive repair work:

Friendly Customer Service

Estimates Before Work Is Started

Will Not Recommend Services That Are Not Needed

Free Local Pick-up and Drop-off Service Available!

At Top Notch Automotive, we offer free local pickup and delivery whereby we pick up your car from your home or workplace. We want to make the task of having your car repaired/serviced as stress free as possible.

We Make Our Customers Happy

““Top notch is a great shop I had them put on new shocks and inspect my breaks today he is one to not take advantage of people he only does the work that needs to be done and tells you the truth. I will always bring my work to him in the future!! I highly recommend them!!!”

Burt Brown - 5 STAR Facebook Review

“Outstanding group of guys with a lot of knowledge. The customer service is outstanding and they’re dedicated to make sure the customer is happy and the car meets the deadline. Any of your service needs call Top Notch Auto! Called Owen last minute on Tuesday and said “Hey can you look over my brakes and do a front end alignment?” He made his schedule work with mine and went above and beyond and stayed after hours to get my car done. I’m ecstatic at how everything just fell into place and worked out!”

Zack Hackler - 5 STAR Facebook Review

Great place to fix anything wrong with your car! Steve was easy to work with and had very fast response to all my questions. Great mechanics and a great experience! We will definitely go back again and would highly recommend this shop!

Cathy Gorman - Google Review

This is the best garage around for any of your needs for your car. Friendly, efficient and happy staff. Owen the owner has been servicing my car for years and I would not go anywhere else. I travel a long distance to come to this garage because of the staff and their fair prices. Outstanding is all I can say.

Ali Malawer - Google Review

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Full Service Auto Shop

Satisfaction Guaranteed


As a family owned and operated Top Notch Automotive, we truly care about the level of customer service we provide. We promise that you’ll find friendly faces and competitive prices at our Crystal Lake based auto repair shop! It’s the Total Difference – the warm handshake, the friendly smile, the right diagnosis, all at a fair price.



Monday 8am – 5pm
Tuesday 8am – 5pm
Wednesday 8am – 5pm
Thursday 8am – 5pm
Friday 8am – 5pm
Saturday CLOSED

National Warranty - Covers Parts and Labor on Qualifying Repairs and Services for 40 Months/40,000 Miles.

There’s no greater peace of mind® than knowing you have one less worry by having your vehicles serviced by the pros at Top Notch Automotive, a NAPA AutoCare Center. We stand behind our work with the NAPA AutoCare Peace of Mind® Warranty.