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Welcome to Pete's Auto Repair Inc.,
your car service in Appleton, WI!

If you’re looking for auto repair in Appleton, WI, you’ve found us. Here at Pete's Auto Repair Inc. we work hard to earn your trust and loyalty. We know how important it is to find a Appleton car service you can rely on, so your satisfaction is our top priority each and every day.

Here at Pete's Auto Repair Inc. we understand what makes customer service truly outstanding. You will feel the difference exceptional customer care makes when you work with us. We know auto repair in Appleton offers you lots of choices, and we aim to provide the kind of caring customer service that will bring you back.

Our professional automotive service offers you years of combined expertise from our well-trained technicians. We treat our auto repair professionals well because we value their skill and can-do attitude. We know our team sets us apart, saving you time and money, not to mention worry. When it comes to auto repair in Appleton, we are totally confident that Pete's Auto Repair Inc. is the best option in town!

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Financing

At Pete’s Auto Repair and Sales, we offer the AutoPass credit card.

As an AutoPass credit cardholder, you have a dedicated line of credit for your car, plus these exclusive benefits:

Deferred interest if paid in full within 6 months*

$149 Minimum purchase required. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the purchase balance is not paid in full within 6 months or if you make a late payment.

*MINIMUM MONTHLY PAYMENTS REQUIRED. APR: 28.8%. Minimum Finance Charge: $2.00. Terms subject to change.

  • No annual fee
  • Promotional financing
  • Low monthly payments

Apply today! CFNA is the bank behind your automotive credit card.

About Pete's Auto Repair Inc. Appleton, WI

There was a time, before the big automotive service chains and their slick ad campaigns when a person with a car problem could take it to the local neighborhood service station, where he or she would talk personally with the mechanic and a fair price was the norm, not the exception. Pete’s Auto Repair and Sales is still such a place, where you’ll find old-fashioned values nurtured by someone who had built his reputation over 30 years in the business. Today, our team provides complete automotive services for domestic and foreign vehicles.

  • Brake repair
  • A/C service
  • Battery replacement
  • Cooling system service
  • Exhaust system repair
  • Oil change

We also serve as a local tire dealer with respected brands in stock. Our tire inventory includes Cooper, MICHELIN®, Bridgestone, and more. We’re open Monday through Friday 7:30 AM — 6:00 PM and Saturday 8 AM — 12:00 PM. You can also find us anytime on Facebook and share a review of your experience on our Google page.

About Pete’s Auto Repair And Sales

If you’re a longtime Appleton area resident, you might remember Jerry’s Service from the 1950s. At age 18, Pete Berken started working for Jerry to learn the business. In 1989, the shop’s name was officially changed to Pete’s Auto Repair and Sales. During his many years in the automotive service industry, Pete created a trustworthy shop atmosphere. Bob Fuller started working with Pete as the Service Manager in 2005, and co-owner in 2011-2014. When Pete retired in January 2015, Bob took over the role as sole owner, and the torch was passed once again. The transition was seamless due to our consistent team of service writers and technicians, and the strong vision of leadership.

A Tradition Of Excellence

Pete’s Auto Repair is known for its history of delivering honest, dependable, and quality service. We don’t believe in sales gimmicks, misleading advertising, or over-selling unnecessary work on vehicles. Our goal is to deliver what you need when you need it. We want to make sure all of your questions are answered, and you are very satisfied with the experience. Our customers are our best advertising! Nothing makes us happier than working with second, third, or even fourth-generation family members who have trusted us for years and years. We ARE the family-owned shop that will take great care of you and your vehicles! THANK YOU to all of our customers who support and believe in us, voting us “Best of the Valley” for many years!!

The Absolute Best Car Service in Appleton, WI

What sets Pete's Auto Repair Inc. apart from all of the others in Appleton, WI?

Trust: When it comes to auto repair in Appleton, WI, it’s all about earning loyalty and trust by doing our very best every day. We are determined to earn and keep your trust.

Talent: At Pete's Auto Repair Inc., you can rest easy knowing that our highly-skilled, experienced auto service professionals are handling your car. Our technicians bring years of experience, skill, and education to the Appleton auto repair table.

Time: We take the time we need to provide you with top quality car service in Appleton, WI, and we take the time to talk to you about what that means. We listen to you so we understand your needs and goals for your auto repair.

Recently Serviced Vehicles

2011 Buick LaCrosse

Buick LaCrosse

Mileage
26,236
Service Date
5/23/2022
Services Performed
  • Labor install and balancing included in the price of New Tires, basic stems included. ***(TPMS stems and sensors additional)*** Torque to:___100__ft lbs before ______intl. Torque to __100___ft lbs after _____intl. Tire Pressure: __35__ DOT#___15K1P MV11 4121x4____ Brakes Front___8mm____ Rear___8mm___ Check Front Steering and Suspension: Ball Joints __ok___ Tie Rods___ok__ Shocks/Struts ___ok___
  • Lube_X_Oil_X_Filter_X_ & Vehicle Inspection FLUIDS: Brake_X_Trans_X_Coolant Temp.___-35__ Steering_X_Diff_X_&Lube Doors_X_Washer_X_ CHECKS: Tire Press.__35__Wear_LF_n_ RF _e_ LR _w_ RR_t_ Spare Pressure_usd_ Light_X_Horn_X_Wipers_X_Belts_X_Hoses_X_ Shocks_X_Exhaust_X_AirFilter_X_Cabin filter_X_ Battery__10.0__Reset maint. reminder light_X_ **TEST DRIVE AND RECHECK** Oil Level_X_Filter for leaks_X_Sticker_X_ Techs signature__________________
 
Loren F. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/25/2022

2014 Chevrolet Equinox

Chevrolet Equinox

Mileage
117,383
Service Date
5/18/2022
Services Performed
  • heatshield loose, resecured and is now quiet
  • Lube_X_Oil_X_Filter_X_ & Vehicle Inspection FLUIDS: Brake_X_Trans_X_Coolant Temp.___-35__ Steering_X_Diff_X_&Lube Doors_X_Washer_X_ CHECKS: Tire Press.__35__Wear_LF_576_ RF _576_ LR _566_ RR_676_ Spare Pressure_usd_ Light_X_Horn_X_Wipers_X_Belts_X_Hoses_X_ Shocks_X_Exhaust_X_AirFilter_X_Cabin filter_X_ Battery__10.0__Reset maint. reminder light_X_ **TEST DRIVE AND RECHECK** Oil Level_X_Filter for leaks_X_Sticker_X_ Techs signature__________________
 
Scott Mary B. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/23/2022

2012 Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4

Mileage
63,447
Service Date
5/12/2022
Services Performed
  • "Lube_X_Oil_X_Filter_X_ & Vehicle Inspection FLUIDS: Brake_X_Trans_X_Coolant Temp.__-35___ Steering_X_Diff_X_&Lube Doors_X_Washer_X_ CHECKS: Tire Press.__35__Wear_LF_677_ RF _776_ LR _577_ RR_777_ Spare Pressure__ Light_X_Horn_X_Wipers_X_Belts_X_Hoses_X_ Shocks_X_Exhaust_X_AirFilter_X_Cabin filter_X_ Battery__10.0__Reset maint. reminder light_X_ **TEST DRIVE AND RECHECK** Oil Level_X_Filter for leaks_X_Sticker_X_ Techs signature__________________"
  • Tire had a bead leak. Removed tire from wheel, cleaned wheel, and remounted and balanced tire.
 
Bob & Sharon L. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/19/2022

2013 Chevrolet Equinox

Chevrolet Equinox

Mileage
84,903
Service Date
5/5/2022
Services Performed
  • Rotate Tires Based on Recommended Pattern Cross Rotate Front to Rear LF _91010_ RF _10109_ LR _898_ RR _999_ Check Brakes: Front __6mm__ Rear ___3mm disc__ Torque to:___100__ft lbs before ______intl. Torque to:__100___ft lbs after _____intl.
 
Bruce Mary H. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/11/2022

2011 Toyota Yaris

Toyota Yaris

Mileage
134,590
Service Date
4/21/2022
Services Performed
  • "Lube_X_Oil_X_Filter_X_ & Vehicle Inspection FLUIDS: Brake_X_Trans_X_Coolant Temp.__-35___ Steering_X_Diff_X_&Lube Doors_X_Washer_X_ CHECKS: Tire Press.__35__Wear_LF_776_ RF 667__ LR _677_ RR_666_ Spare Pressure__ Light_X_Horn_X_Wipers_X_Belts_X_Hoses_X_ Shocks_X_Exhaust_X_AirFilter_X_Cabin filter_X_ Battery_10.0___Reset maint. reminder light_X_ **TEST DRIVE AND RECHECK** Oil Level_X_Filter for leaks_X_Sticker_X_ Techs signature__________________"
 
Jill S. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/25/2022

2006 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler

Mileage
126,727
Service Date
4/20/2022
Services Performed
  • topped off coolant, pressure test and found radiator petcock is leaking, tightened, pressure test, is now holding, will monitor, may need additional attention if it starts leaking, floors are dry, smells like a fresh detail, possibly wet from detailing
  • FLUIDS: Brake__x_Trans_x__Coolant _x__Steering__x_ Diff_x__Lube doors__x_Washer__x_ CHECKS: Tire Pressure_37_Wear_all 12's_Spare__x_Lights_x__ Horn_x__Wipers_x__Belts__x_Hoses_x__Shocks_x__ Exhaust__x_Air Filter__x_Cabin Filter__x_Battery_10.0__ Front Suspension: Ball Joints __ok__ Tie Rods ___ok__ Front Links ___ok__ Bushings ____ok_ Left Front Coil Spring ___ok_ Right Front Coil Spring ___ok__Shocks/Struts __ok__ Rear Suspension: Links ____ok_ Bushings __ok___ Left Rear Coil/Leaf Spring __ok__ Right Rear Coil/Leaf Spring __ok__Shocks/Struts __ok__ Remove Wheels/Inspect Brakes F___7mm___R___7mm disc___ Torque Wheels to:__100___ft lbs Tech Signature__________________
  • is aftermarket, no leaks
 
Bill M. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/25/2022

2015 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler

Mileage
46,502
Service Date
4/5/2022
Services Performed
  • "Lube_X_Oil_X_Filter_X_ & Vehicle Inspection FLUIDS: Brake_X_Trans_X_Coolant Temp.__-35___ Steering_X_Diff_X_&Lube Doors_X_Washer_X_ CHECKS: Tire Press.__35__Wear_LF_91010_ RF _10109_ LR _91010_ RR_10109_ Spare Pressure__ Light_X_Horn_X_Wipers_X_Belts_X_Hoses_X_ Shocks_X_Exhaust_X_AirFilter_X_Cabin filter_X_ Battery_10.0___Reset maint. reminder light_X_ **TEST DRIVE AND RECHECK** Oil Level_X_Filter for leaks_X_Sticker_X_ Techs signature__________________"
 
Mike W. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/25/2022

2008 Ford Taurus

Ford Taurus

Mileage
174,427
Service Date
4/20/2022
Services Performed
  • found rear brake calipers leaking, replaced under warranty, refill and bleed brakes, test drive and is now working properly
 
Carolyn & Logan P. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/22/2022

2015 Kia Optima

Kia Optima

Mileage
51,255
Service Date
4/20/2022
Services Performed
  • Check Brakes: Front ___9mm___ Rear ____5-6mm___ right front squeaking, all functional, all working, would recommend start with front brake pads if wanting to make quiet
 
Tony Z. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/22/2022

2012 Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester

Mileage
30,008
Service Date
4/19/2022
Services Performed
  • Removed nail and plugged tire
  • "Lube_X_Oil_X_Filter_X_ & Vehicle Inspection FLUIDS: Brake_X_Trans_X_Coolant Temp.__-35___ Steering_X_Diff_X_&Lube Doors_X_Washer_X_ CHECKS: Tire Press.__35__Wear_LF_676_ RF _676_ LR _676_ RR_676_ Spare Pressure__ Light_X_Horn_X_Wipers_X_Belts_X_Hoses_X_ Shocks_X_Exhaust_X_AirFilter_X_Cabin filter_X_ Battery__10.0__Reset maint. reminder light_X_ **TEST DRIVE AND RECHECK** Oil Level_X_Filter for leaks_X_Sticker_X_ Techs signature__________________"
 
Darcy T. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/22/2022

2014 Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet Cruze

Mileage
78,487
Service Date
4/15/2022
Services Performed
  • check and found oil leaking from the feed line into the turbo, check spark plugs and are worn but not oil fouled, feels like the turbo is bad, suspect turbo failed and is allowing oil into the exhaust, recommend replacing turbo and oil feed line, also recommend spark plugs and updated valve cover assembly had codes P0324 and P0011 prior to starting work
  • remove and replace exhaust manifold/turbo assembly, replace oil feed line, all necessary gaskets and hardware, refill and bleed cooling system, change engine oil and filter, clean off leaked out oil, test drive
  • remove and replace valve cover gasket and cover assembly, replaced spark plugs, test drive, clean off leaked out oil
  • Lube_X_Oil_X_Filter_X_ & Vehicle Inspection FLUIDS: Brake_X_Trans_X_Coolant Temp.__-35___ Steering_X_Diff_X_&Lube Doors_X_Washer_X_ CHECKS: Tire Press.__35__Wear_LF__ RF __ LR __ RR__ Spare Pressure__ Light_X_Horn_X_Wipers_X_Belts_X_Hoses_X_ Shocks_X_Exhaust_X_AirFilter_X_Cabin filter_X_ Battery____Reset maint. reminder light_X_ **TEST DRIVE AND RECHECK** Oil Level_X_Filter for leaks_X_Sticker_X_ Techs signature__________________
  • RF blinker inop, replaced bulb and is now working
  • OIL PAN GASKET – Remove & Replace – 1.4L Eng,Turbocharger – [Includes: R&I Catalytic Converter.]
 
Tully H. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/22/2022

2013 Ford Taurus

Ford Taurus

Mileage
97,088
Service Date
3/24/2022
Services Performed
  • "Lube_X_Oil_X_Filter_X_ & Vehicle Inspection FLUIDS: Brake_X_Trans_X_Coolant Temp.__-35___ Steering_X_Diff_X_&Lube Doors_X_Washer_X_ CHECKS: Tire Press.__35__Wear_LF_777_ RF _777_ LR _555_ RR_555_ Spare Pressure__ Light_X_Horn_X_Wipers_X_Belts_X_Hoses_X_ Shocks_X_Exhaust_X_AirFilter_X_Cabin filter_X_ Battery__10.0__Reset maint. reminder light_X_ **TEST DRIVE AND RECHECK** Oil Level_X_Filter for leaks_X_Sticker_X_ Techs signature__________________"
  • Connect diagnostic tester to check for fault codes. Found codes ____P1450 – canister purge valve___________________. Erase and monitor during test drive.
  • Check Brakes: Front _________ Rear _________ Tread Depth: LF_____RF_____LR_____RR_____ Air Pressure Set to: _____PSI Front Suspension: Ball Joints __ok___ Tie Rods __ok___ Front Links __ok___ Bushings ___ok___ Left Front Coil Spring __ok__ Right Front Coil Spring __ok___ Shocks/Struts _ok___ Rear Suspension: Links __ok___ Bushings __ok___ Left Rear Coil/Leaf Spring ___ok__ Right Rear Coil/Leaf Spring _ok____ Shocks/Struts ___ok__ Torque Wheels to:__100___ft lbs before ______intl. Torque Wheels to:_100____ft lbs after _____intl. Right rear toe link had play and was causing wheel to deflect under braking. Replaced toe link and aligned vehicle.
  • TOE CONTROL LINK – Remove & Replace – One
  • 4 Wheel Alignment
 
Cindy K. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/7/2022