Holman Automotive

★★★★★
  • 8449 Joiner Way

    Eden Prairie, MN 55344

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  • 952-942-8393

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Took my very old 99 Explorer in to this shop for the first time last week after another shop told me I needed things fixed that I was not sure about-had to get that 2nd opinion! The owner, Mike, reviewed each item carefully and called me

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Took my very old 99 Explorer in to this shop for the first time last week after another shop told me I needed things fixed that I was not sure about-had to get that 2nd opinion! The owner, Mike, reviewed each item carefully and called me

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I have used Mike for both my cars recently. He and i talked about what needed to be done and when I could expect it. He did everything he was supposed to - on time - and for a fraction of other service centers.

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I have used Mike for both my cars recently. He and i talked about what needed to be done and when I could expect it. He did everything he was supposed to - on time - and for a fraction of other service centers.

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I agree with John J ... mike used to be good but he is totally disorganized now ... called a couple weeks ago - scheduled time to drop it off ... he had it 4 days and kept telling me he would get to it and never did - got tired of waiting and picked it up after 4 days. Mike now has several young guys working for him and I think is in over his head. He is good and honest but he does not follow through or get back to you so good luck if you leave your car with him. I won't be back anymore and I used to like him.

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I agree with John J ... mike used to be good but he is totally disorganized now ... called a couple weeks ago - scheduled time to drop it off ... he had it 4 days and kept telling me he would get to it and never did - got tired of waiting and picked it up after 4 days. Mike now has several young guys working for him and I think is in over his head. He is good and honest but he does not follow through or get back to you so good luck if you leave your car with him. I won't be back anymore and I used to like him.

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I agree with John121... mike used to be good but he is totally disorganized now ... called a couple weeks ago - scheduled time to drop it off ... he had it 4 days and kept telling me he would get to it and never did - got tired of waiting

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I agree with John121... mike used to be good but he is totally disorganized now ... called a couple weeks ago - scheduled time to drop it off ... he had it 4 days and kept telling me he would get to it and never did - got tired of waiting

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I called this person 10 days back and he gave me appointment for 10 days later and asked me to drop the car before 9 AM. I dropped the car at 8:45 AM and left the place. I was waiting for the callback till 1:30 PM. I called and Mike lift the phone and telling still they didn't touch the car. It will take some more time. I went back to shop at around 5 PM and he said you have to come back by Monday. Its pretty disappointing and frustrating. I never recommend anyone to go to this mechanic. I would like to give him 0 rating. Awful..very bad ..experience....

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I called this person 10 days back and he gave me appointment for 10 days later and asked me to drop the car before 9 AM. I dropped the car at 8:45 AM and left the place. I was waiting for the callback till 1:30 PM. I called and Mike lift the phone and telling still they didn't touch the car. It will take some more time. I went back to shop at around 5 PM and he said you have to come back by Monday. Its pretty disappointing and frustrating. I never recommend anyone to go to this mechanic. I would like to give him 0 rating. Awful..very bad ..experience....

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I called this person 10 days back and he gave me appointment for 10 days later and asked me to drop the car before 9 AM. I dropped the car at 8:45 AM and left the place. I was waiting for the callback till 1:30 PM. I called and Mike lift

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I called this person 10 days back and he gave me appointment for 10 days later and asked me to drop the car before 9 AM. I dropped the car at 8:45 AM and left the place. I was waiting for the callback till 1:30 PM. I called and Mike lift

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We've taken our cars to Holman for some time and, generally, things have been fine. But recently I had to rethink things.

They remounted a tire that had a slow leak, and the tire completely failed the next day, resulting in a ruined tire.

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We've taken our cars to Holman for some time and, generally, things have been fine. But recently I had to rethink things.

They remounted a tire that had a slow leak, and the tire completely failed the next day, resulting in a ruined tire.

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Mike Holmen is friendly as is his sidekick. I found the service satisfactory and reasonably priced. If anything, I find convenient appointment times to be hard to come by and he seems to be rushed often which does not inspire confidence in the work. Also, I noted that two of my wheel caps to be broken after one service and glued back into the wheel itself. I would have preferred that he tell me about this rather than trying to conceal it from me.

Overall, I like the small shop feeling, and the reasonable prices. Some things need improvement but like everything in this world, nothing is perfect.

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Mike Holmen is friendly as is his sidekick. I found the service satisfactory and reasonably priced. If anything, I find convenient appointment times to be hard to come by and he seems to be rushed often which does not inspire confidence in the work. Also, I noted that two of my wheel caps to be broken after one service and glued back into the wheel itself. I would have preferred that he tell me about this rather than trying to conceal it from me.

Overall, I like the small shop feeling, and the reasonable prices. Some things need improvement but like everything in this world, nothing is perfect.

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Mike you are the greatest in the automotive repair world. You know cars. I have taken my car in on numerous occasions and you have saved my pocket book in a down economy. You always know what needs to be done with my car. Thanks for the brake job and new front tires. You saved me $200 to $400 compared to other auto repair shops.

I highly recommend you!!!

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★★★★★

Mike you are the greatest in the automotive repair world. You know cars. I have taken my car in on numerous occasions and you have saved my pocket book in a down economy. You always know what needs to be done with my car. Thanks for the brake job and new front tires. You saved me $200 to $400 compared to other auto repair shops.

I highly recommend you!!!

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I took my Honda to Holman for the first time based on other reviews on this site. I've had some bad experiences with several Citysearch "top rated" shops, so I'm always a little skeptical when I try a new mechanic. I'm so glad I gave Holman a chance!!! I finally found a good, honest, reasonably priced mechanic in the Twin Cities! Holman fixed exactly what needed to be fixed and didn't try to sell me anything I didn't need. Their shop is small, so they can't always get you an appointment right away, but it's well worth the wait. I would highly recommend this shop to anyone!

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I took my Honda to Holman for the first time based on other reviews on this site. I've had some bad experiences with several Citysearch "top rated" shops, so I'm always a little skeptical when I try a new mechanic. I'm so glad I gave Holman a chance!!! I finally found a good, honest, reasonably priced mechanic in the Twin Cities! Holman fixed exactly what needed to be fixed and didn't try to sell me anything I didn't need. Their shop is small, so they can't always get you an appointment right away, but it's well worth the wait. I would highly recommend this shop to anyone!

Pros: Honesty, service, prices, quality

Cons: Hard to get an immediate appointment

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My Audi had a few problems, I use to work at a part store mike would go, so I figured I would give him a shot. What I found was "my new mechanic". If all shops operated like this we would be out of a recession. Even when the news for your car is bad, mike finds a way to make it sound "not so bad". As long as I'm in Minnesota, I'm bringing my stuff to mike.

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My Audi had a few problems, I use to work at a part store mike would go, so I figured I would give him a shot. What I found was "my new mechanic". If all shops operated like this we would be out of a recession. Even when the news for your car is bad, mike finds a way to make it sound "not so bad". As long as I'm in Minnesota, I'm bringing my stuff to mike.

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My car quit running. Or, I should say, wouldn??t stay running. I was unemployed. I called and made an appointment. Bring it in on Monday (the day that I was starting my new job). I asked Mike to be gentle, since cash on hand was minimal and unemployed at the time. Later on, I got a call about the ??mass air flow sensor? being bad. I asked for an estimate, and Mike said it would be about $300. I gave him the OK to repair it and to change the oil (I needed my car!). Mike called me with the OK to pick up my car and I asked him what the total was. The total was, $105, they cleaned the sensor, that??s all it took! I was never charged a diagnostic fee, just to clean the sensor and change the oil. I was overjoyed! Honestly, if anyone needs an honest mechanic, with integrity, bring your vehicle to Holman??s Automotive in Eden Prairie MN. You will be served very well.

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My car quit running. Or, I should say, wouldn??t stay running. I was unemployed. I called and made an appointment. Bring it in on Monday (the day that I was starting my new job). I asked Mike to be gentle, since cash on hand was minimal and unemployed at the time. Later on, I got a call about the ??mass air flow sensor? being bad. I asked for an estimate, and Mike said it would be about $300. I gave him the OK to repair it and to change the oil (I needed my car!). Mike called me with the OK to pick up my car and I asked him what the total was. The total was, $105, they cleaned the sensor, that??s all it took! I was never charged a diagnostic fee, just to clean the sensor and change the oil. I was overjoyed! Honestly, if anyone needs an honest mechanic, with integrity, bring your vehicle to Holman??s Automotive in Eden Prairie MN. You will be served very well.

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My wife who is brilliant in many ways is clueless about car repairs but everytime she had a car in for service at Holman, Mike never took advantage of the situation and never recomended unecessary repairs or parts. He would even look for cheaper options when he could have honestly took the more expensive route. Highly recomended!

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My wife who is brilliant in many ways is clueless about car repairs but everytime she had a car in for service at Holman, Mike never took advantage of the situation and never recomended unecessary repairs or parts. He would even look for cheaper options when he could have honestly took the more expensive route. Highly recomended!

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A four-car family and none are new. Periodic maintenance and repairs has to be budgeted into our family finances. Finding a good mechanic is always a challenge, finding one that is trustworthy is impossible. I was lucky to learn about Holman Automotive more than twenty years ago. Time and time again, our experience is always positive. Mr. Holman and his right hand man Jessie, know not only auto repair but customer service. Customers service once the norm in this Country has disappeared from the America. However it still exists at Holman Automotive in Eden Prairie. It is true the Holman Shop is always busy. A busy mechanic means something. It speaks volumes for his reputation.

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A four-car family and none are new. Periodic maintenance and repairs has to be budgeted into our family finances. Finding a good mechanic is always a challenge, finding one that is trustworthy is impossible. I was lucky to learn about Holman Automotive more than twenty years ago. Time and time again, our experience is always positive. Mr. Holman and his right hand man Jessie, know not only auto repair but customer service. Customers service once the norm in this Country has disappeared from the America. However it still exists at Holman Automotive in Eden Prairie. It is true the Holman Shop is always busy. A busy mechanic means something. It speaks volumes for his reputation.

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I have brought my car into Holman a few times and my family and friends do as well. Every problem is always fixed right the first time and Holman's is always very, very inexpensive. Holman gives the industry a good name and gives hope to all of us out there that thought all mechanics were crooks. Mike is the only mechanic I know of anywhere that doesn't mark up parts and has even been known to sleep at the garage to get a car done. Jesse, who is a mechanic there as well, also does excellent work and has never disappointed. Holman's is one of the only companies out there that I can truly recommend to anyone and still sleep well at night.

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I have brought my car into Holman a few times and my family and friends do as well. Every problem is always fixed right the first time and Holman's is always very, very inexpensive. Holman gives the industry a good name and gives hope to all of us out there that thought all mechanics were crooks. Mike is the only mechanic I know of anywhere that doesn't mark up parts and has even been known to sleep at the garage to get a car done. Jesse, who is a mechanic there as well, also does excellent work and has never disappointed. Holman's is one of the only companies out there that I can truly recommend to anyone and still sleep well at night.

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We've taken our cars to Holman for some time and, generally, things have been fine. But recently I had to rethink things.

They remounted a tire that had a slow leak, and the tire completely failed the next day, resulting in a ruined tire. No one could find any problem with the tire -- later, I found out that the rim had some corrosion that needed to be removed, corrupting the seal -- and Holman wouldn't accept any responsibility for the tire failure.

Instead, they returned the tire to distributor for a credit, even though there was nothing wrong with tire.

Frustrating.

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We've taken our cars to Holman for some time and, generally, things have been fine. But recently I had to rethink things.

They remounted a tire that had a slow leak, and the tire completely failed the next day, resulting in a ruined tire. No one could find any problem with the tire -- later, I found out that the rim had some corrosion that needed to be removed, corrupting the seal -- and Holman wouldn't accept any responsibility for the tire failure.

Instead, they returned the tire to distributor for a credit, even though there was nothing wrong with tire.

Frustrating.

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My 2003 Lexus was acting up on cold days. Mike scanned the car for free, which another customer standing nearby told me always does, and after testing a few things found the problem. I had had it at the dealer and they could not diagnose it properly after spending money on just the diagnosis alone, plus a part I did not need I was already $300.00 in the hole. Mike fixed the whole thing for $76 and like I said, no charge for the diagnosis! I would recommend him to anyone as he is more than fair. Yeah, it takes a day or 2 to get in, but if it is an emergency he will get you right in. His staff is very nice and helpful. HONEST!!!!!!!

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My 2003 Lexus was acting up on cold days. Mike scanned the car for free, which another customer standing nearby told me always does, and after testing a few things found the problem. I had had it at the dealer and they could not diagnose it properly after spending money on just the diagnosis alone, plus a part I did not need I was already $300.00 in the hole. Mike fixed the whole thing for $76 and like I said, no charge for the diagnosis! I would recommend him to anyone as he is more than fair. Yeah, it takes a day or 2 to get in, but if it is an emergency he will get you right in. His staff is very nice and helpful. HONEST!!!!!!!

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My entire family and I have been going to Holman Auto for as long as I can remember. Mike Holman knows the ins and outs of every vehicle that has ever existed, foreign or domestic, old or new. I can literally call him and say, "My car's going, 'rrrrrr,uhhhh,arrrrrrgh,ptunk,'"and he'll be like, "Oh that's the such-and-such." He is the most honest man on the face of this earth and could easily be a retired millionaire by now by having taken advantage of people. But he continues to work honestly day in and day out so that people who are fortunate enough to know about him can have a reliable, trustworthy mechanic. I can hardly even stand to submit this rating because then he will become even MORE busy and in demand, and I will have to wait longer to get in for my appointments (which, contrary to another rating, is not very long- and the wait is worth it- if a mechanic is busy, it's because he's great!)We love you Mike, Happy Jesse, and all! Thanks for getting us out of many a bind!~Alyssia & The Hughes Family

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My entire family and I have been going to Holman Auto for as long as I can remember. Mike Holman knows the ins and outs of every vehicle that has ever existed, foreign or domestic, old or new. I can literally call him and say, "My car's going, 'rrrrrr,uhhhh,arrrrrrgh,ptunk,'"and he'll be like, "Oh that's the such-and-such." He is the most honest man on the face of this earth and could easily be a retired millionaire by now by having taken advantage of people. But he continues to work honestly day in and day out so that people who are fortunate enough to know about him can have a reliable, trustworthy mechanic. I can hardly even stand to submit this rating because then he will become even MORE busy and in demand, and I will have to wait longer to get in for my appointments (which, contrary to another rating, is not very long- and the wait is worth it- if a mechanic is busy, it's because he's great!)We love you Mike, Happy Jesse, and all! Thanks for getting us out of many a bind!~Alyssia & The Hughes Family

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I also had a great experience at Holman's. I was concerned I had a big expensive problem and Mike fixed it at a nominal charge. He and his staff were very courteous. I will definitely go back!
Bob Starr

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I also had a great experience at Holman's. I was concerned I had a big expensive problem and Mike fixed it at a nominal charge. He and his staff were very courteous. I will definitely go back!
Bob Starr

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I was surprised to read the review by the disgruntled customer -- I suspect he was referring to Hollman and not Holman.

I've gone in to get things fixed that I was told by others were in bad shape and Mike has always given me an honest assessment, often at the expense of his own potential income. He also usually gives me an option of using parts from the manufacturer ($$$$) or used parts ($), which he surely does not have to do.

I trust him completely and cannot recommend him highly enough.

It does take awhile to get an appointment, but they've just expanded their shop so, hopefully, this will get better.

PROS: Honest mechanic! Fair prices
CONS: Takes awhile to get an appointment

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I was surprised to read the review by the disgruntled customer -- I suspect he was referring to Hollman and not Holman.

I've gone in to get things fixed that I was told by others were in bad shape and Mike has always given me an honest assessment, often at the expense of his own potential income. He also usually gives me an option of using parts from the manufacturer ($$$$) or used parts ($), which he surely does not have to do.

I trust him completely and cannot recommend him highly enough.

It does take awhile to get an appointment, but they've just expanded their shop so, hopefully, this will get better.

PROS: Honest mechanic! Fair prices
CONS: Takes awhile to get an appointment

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I started going to Holman after my friends recommended it.I had to give my car around 8 times and even after that it was not fixed. I ended up paying 600 $ for it. The staff tried to convince me that everything was alright and there was no problem with my car but when I showed my car to another mechanic , the problem was found out and rectified within 4 hours

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I started going to Holman after my friends recommended it.I had to give my car around 8 times and even after that it was not fixed. I ended up paying 600 $ for it. The staff tried to convince me that everything was alright and there was no problem with my car but when I showed my car to another mechanic , the problem was found out and rectified within 4 hours

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If you are looking for an honest mechanic, this is the place to go. The shop is located conveniently near Eden Prairie Center and it's run by it's owner, Mike Holman, who you can trust to give you an honest assessment of your problem and a fair price to fix it. You might have to wait to get your car an appointment, as it's a small shop, but it's well worth the wait.hollman is sure the cheapest one around. that i guess is its only advantage. it generally takes a week's waiting time for the car to get the due attention it wants. Even after the car is delivered one cant be sure that the problem has been solved.
To top it all the staff there is very rude and are nowhere near polite.I have not had a very good experience with hollman . As i said before you may get the repair done at a less cost but at the expense of quality

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If you are looking for an honest mechanic, this is the place to go. The shop is located conveniently near Eden Prairie Center and it's run by it's owner, Mike Holman, who you can trust to give you an honest assessment of your problem and a fair price to fix it. You might have to wait to get your car an appointment, as it's a small shop, but it's well worth the wait.hollman is sure the cheapest one around. that i guess is its only advantage. it generally takes a week's waiting time for the car to get the due attention it wants. Even after the car is delivered one cant be sure that the problem has been solved.
To top it all the staff there is very rude and are nowhere near polite.I have not had a very good experience with hollman . As i said before you may get the repair done at a less cost but at the expense of quality

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