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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

2010 GMC Acadia

GMC Acadia

Mileage
160,831
Service Date
8/30/2022
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_91010_ RF _10109_ LR _91010_ RR_1099_ Spare Pressure__ Light_X_Horn_X_Wipers_X_Belts_X_Hoses_X_ Shocks_X_Exhaust_X_AirFilter_X_Cabin filter_X_ Battery_9.0___Reset maint. reminder light_X_ **TEST DRIVE AND RECHECK** Oil Level_X_Filter for leaks_X_Sticker_X_ Techs signature__________________"
 
Barb S. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/8/2022

2012 Honda Accord

Honda Accord

Mileage
63,836
Service Date
8/30/2022
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_555_ RF __555 LR _444_ RR_444_ 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__________________"
 
JoAnn H. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/3/2022

2015 Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry

Mileage
272,231
Service Date
8/30/2022
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_454_ RF _454_ LR _454_ RR_454_ 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__________________"
 
Dan H. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/1/2022

2017 RAM 1500

RAM 1500

Mileage
48,640
Service Date
8/29/2022
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 _888_ LR _989_ RR_878_ 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__________________"
  • Oil filter was loose. Replaced filter with oil change and cleaned off engine. If filter loosens up again, we should replace the oil filter housing stub
  • Check Brakes: Front ___7mm______ Rear ___6mm______ Tread Depth: LF__999___RF__888___LR__989___RR_878____ Air Pressure Set to: ___35__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 __olk___ Shocks/Struts __ok___ Torque Wheels to:__120___ft lbs before ______intl. Torque Wheels to:__120___ft lbs after _____intl.
 
Jan & Jim B. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/30/2022

2016 Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V

Mileage
66,844
Service Date
8/3/2022
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_888_ RF _888_ LR _888_ RR_888_ 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__________________"
 
John Nicole D. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/10/2022

2013 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai Elantra

Mileage
149,490
Service Date
7/29/2022
Services Performed
  • P0011 Cam position A fault, P0017 Cam/crank correlation fault, P0340 Cam Position sensor fault, P0365 Cam position sensor B fault, something under the timing cover let loose, check compression and found cylinders have low compression, suspect bent valves, will need an engine
 
Tim & Hilary W. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/8/2022

2015 Chevrolet Equinox

Chevrolet Equinox

Mileage
167,459
Service Date
7/28/2022
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_888_ RF _888_ 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__9.5__Reset maint. reminder light_X_ **TEST DRIVE AND RECHECK** Oil Level_X_Filter for leaks_X_Sticker_X_ Techs signature__________________
 
Rita P. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/30/2022

2004 Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester

Mileage
174,174
Service Date
7/28/2022
Services Performed
  • D&D Towing
  • Starter has power and ground but was not working. Recommend replacing starter. Replaced starter. Vehicle now starts fine.
  • X,XS; X; XS
 
Jane C. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/30/2022

2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Mileage
122,593
Service Date
7/27/2022
Services Performed
  • Engine: Spark Plugs __ok, not original_ Wires __COP_ Air Filter __ok_ Cabin Filter __ok__ Fuel Filter _na__ Check Suspension: Ball Joints _ok__ Tie Rods __ok_ Bushings __ok_ Rear Suspension ___ok_ Check Drivetrain Fluids: Transmission _due by mileage_ Differential _low, dark__ Transfer Case _dark__
  • transmission fluid, transfer case and rear diff fluids are due for replacement, spark plugs are good still
  • refill to proper level, test drive and recheck
  • test drive and recheck level
 
Carrie T. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/30/2022

2017 Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester

Mileage
105,815
Service Date
7/27/2022
Services Performed
  • check and found left rear wheel bearing is noisy, also some exhaust noise from the manifold area, will need to monitor exhaust, recommend replacing left rear wheel bearing
  • 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_565_ RF _465_ LR _564_ RR_455_ 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__________________
 
Jay V. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/29/2022

2014 Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback

Mileage
204,202
Service Date
7/26/2022
Services Performed
  • Removed nail and plugged tire.
  • Check Brakes: Front __6mm, slight pulsation_______ Rear __6mm_______ Tread Depth: LF__777___RF__777___LR__666___RR__666___ Air Pressure Set to: __35___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:__80___ft lbs before ______intl. Torque Wheels to:__80___ft lbs after _____intl.
  • Check vehicle for codes, found code P0420. Recommend replacing catalytic converter. Vehicle also stalls coming to a stop. Torque converter isn't coming out of lockup, causing engine to stall. Replacement of transmission and torque converter will be needed in the future.
  • Install A/C gauges to check system pressures, compressor doesn't run or short cycles, found pressure reading ____ high side and __12__ low side, and cools to_16__. Evacuate system and it had __12_ oz of freon and the system requires _16__ oz. Recharge with freon and dye, recheck pressures, now reading _175__ high side and _36__ low side, cools to _40__. Dye light test to check for leaks and found __0__leaks at this time
 
Erika V. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/30/2022

2008 Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback

Mileage
228,958
Service Date
7/7/2022
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_676_ RF _676_ LR _566_ 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__10.0__Reset maint. reminder light_X_ **TEST DRIVE AND RECHECK** Oil Level_X_Filter for leaks_X_Sticker_X_ Techs signature__________________
  • center pipe has a hole rusted in, will need from cat back
  • Remove tire from wheel, remove and replace tire pressure sensor, clean wheel and tire, reseal tire and set pressure to 35 psi, install wheel on vehicle, torque wheel to __100__ ft lbs. Perform relearn of sensors and locations with TPMS tool, test drive and verify sensors reading correctly.
 
Bill L. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/26/2022