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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!

You can also find us anytime on Facebook.

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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 Michelin tire dealer. We’re open Monday through Friday 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM and Saturday by appointment. 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!!

Won Best of the Valley 11 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

2014 Chevrolet Equinox

Chevrolet Equinox

Mileage
125,621
Service Date
11/30/2022
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_999_ RF _999_ LR _555_ RR_444_ 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_ Check Front Suspension: Ball Joints __ok__ Tie Rods __ok__ Sway Bar Links __ok__ **TEST DRIVE AND RECHECK** Oil Level_X_Filter for leaks_X_Sticker_X_ Techs signature__________________
 
BJ B. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/7/2022

2011 Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet Impala

Mileage
153,561
Service Date
11/30/2022
Services Performed
  • Recirculation door actuator is clicking. Recommend replacing actuator. The heat is poor at idle, but fine while driving. Recommend performing a heater core flush.
  • "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__Tire Wear LF__666__ RF__555__ LR_666___ 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_ Check Front Suspension: Ball Joints __ok__ Tie Rods __ok__ Sway Bar Links __ok__ **TEST DRIVE AND RECHECK** Oil Level___x___Filter for leaks__x___Sticker_x__ Techs signature__________________"
  • Replaced right back up light
  • Flushed heater core and filled and bled cooling system. Vent outlet temperature is now 176F at idle.
 
Zach H. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/6/2022

2015 Honda Odyssey

Honda Odyssey

Mileage
96,010
Service Date
11/30/2022
Services Performed
  • check and found right rear tire (now on right front after tire rotation) had 3 nails in it, remove and plugged 2 of the holes, 3 nail did not go all the way through, will need to monitor tire, one nail was close to the side wall
  • 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 _888_ RR_888_ Spare Pressure_usd_ Light_X_Horn_X_Wipers_X_Belts_X_Hoses_X_ Shocks_X_Exhaust_X_AirFilter_X_Cabin filter_X_ Battery__10.5__Reset maint. reminder light_X_ Check Front Suspension: Ball Joints __ok__ Tie Rods __ok__ Sway Bar Links __ok__ **TEST DRIVE AND RECHECK** Oil Level_X_Filter for leaks_X_Sticker_X_ Techs signature__________________
  • Rotate Tires Based on Recommended Pattern Cross Rotate Front to Rear LF _888_ RF _888_ LR _777_ RR _777_ Check Brakes: Front ___5mm___ Rear ___2-3mm disc___ Torque to:___100__ft lbs before ______intl. Torque to:__100___ft lbs after _____intl.
 
Jana C. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/5/2022

2008 Toyota Highlander

Toyota Highlander

Mileage
168,127
Service Date
11/29/2022
Services Performed
  • Found oil filter seal was leaking oil. Replaced seal and oil filter and degreased engine
  • Alternator was charging at 13.8v, but the alternator warning light was on. Checked for power at alternator wiring harness. There was no power. Found the alternator fuse missing. Replaced fuse. Alternator output is now 14v and light is off
 
Joe M. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/30/2022

2005 Buick Century

Buick Century

Mileage
126,587
Service Date
11/29/2022
Services Performed
  • remove cowl and inspect wiper linkage and transmission, found linkage is broken, was able to release from pivot on motor, needs linkage and driver wiper arm
  • remove and replace linkage portion of the wiper transmission, replaced drivers wiper arm, test and is now working properly
  • 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_666_ RF _666_ LR _666_ RR_666_ Spare Pressure_usd_ Light_X_Horn_X_Wipers_X_Belts_X_Hoses_X_ Shocks_X_Exhaust_X_AirFilter_X_Cabin filter_X_ Battery__9.9__Reset maint. reminder light_X_ Check Front Suspension: Ball Joints __ok__ Tie Rods __ok__ Sway Bar Links __ok__ **TEST DRIVE AND RECHECK** Oil Level_X_Filter for leaks_X_Sticker_X_ Techs signature__________________
 
Zach K. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/30/2022

2015 Chevrolet Equinox

Chevrolet Equinox

Mileage
172,829
Service Date
11/25/2022
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_999_ RF _999_ LR _999_ RR_999_ 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_ Check Front Suspension: Ball Joints __ok__ Tie Rods __ok__ Sway Bar Links __ok__ **TEST DRIVE AND RECHECK** Oil Level_X_Filter for leaks_X_Sticker_X_ Techs signature__________________
  • remove and replace 3 remaining sensors, program to vehicle, torque wheels and test drive
 
Rita P. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/29/2022

2014 Chrysler Town & Country

Chrysler Town & Country

Mileage
54,918
Service Date
11/14/2022
Services Performed
  • Check vehicle for codes, found codes ___P0128 thermostat below temp__. Clear codes and test drive, code returns, recommend replacing thermostat
  • remove and replace thermostat housing assembly, refill and bleed cooling system, cleared codes and test drive
 
Maryln M. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/17/2022

2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta

Mileage
76,536
Service Date
11/9/2022
Services Performed
  • MANIFOLD ABSOLUTE PRESSURE SENSOR – Remove & Replace – In-Line5
 
Kathy K. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/11/2022

2017 Jaguar F-Pace

Jaguar F-Pace

Mileage
80,570
Service Date
11/8/2022
Services Performed
  • Check Brakes: Front ___6mm___ Rear __8mm disc____ Air Pressure Set to: ___36__PSI Front Suspension: Ball Joints __ok___ Tie Rods __LF out is bad__ 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 ___bp___intl. Torque Wheels to:__100___ft lbs after __bp___intl.
  • 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.__36__Wear_LF_899_ RF _888_ LR _888_ RR_878_ 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_ Check Front Suspension: Ball Joints __ok__ Tie Rods __ok__ Sway Bar Links __ok__ **TEST DRIVE AND RECHECK** Oil Level_X_Filter for leaks_X_Sticker_X_ Techs signature__________________
  • remove and replace left front outer tie rod end, test drive
  • 4 Wheel Alignment
 
Pam Greg B. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/11/2022

2011 Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima

Mileage
189,640
Service Date
11/9/2022
Services Performed
  • D&D Towing
  • Found code P0442 (EVAP small leak), and P0101 (mass air flow sensor). MAF was reading incorrect and causing fuel mixture to be off and making the vehicle run poorly. Recommend replace MAF and spark plugs, as there was no history of a tune up being done.
  • In-Line4; S; Base; SL
  • MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR – Remove & Replace
  • Remove and replace battery, clean battery cable ends.
 
Scott Mary B. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/10/2022

2010 Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester

Mileage
124,693
Service Date
10/31/2022
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_10_ RF _10_ LR _10_ RR_10_ 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__________________
  • removed a heat shield, several other heat shields have rocks in them, got most out, now sounds better
 
Audrey L. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/4/2022

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Mileage
23,149
Service Date
10/19/2022
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__Tire Wear LF__777__ RF__777__ LR__777__ 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____ Check Front Suspension: Ball Joints __ok__ Tie Rods __ok__ Sway Bar Links _ok___ **TEST DRIVE AND RECHECK** Oil Level__x____Filter for leaks__x___Sticker__x_ Techs signature__________________"
  • Battery __10.0__ @ _200___amps Battery Date ____original___Cooling __-35___ Replace Wipers___NA____ Check Cabin Air Filter___clean____ Remove battery cables, clean cable ends and battery connections and apply protectant Inspect belts and hoses. Extract coolant and add radiator conditioner to cooling system. Remove spark plug and visually inspect.
 
Dawn M. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/23/2022