Columbia Heights

Hours

Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 5:30pm
Friday 8:00am – 12:00pm

(763) 571-5616

Michael G - Columbia Heights, MN Auto Service Manager Headshot

Michael G.

Service Manager

michael@mascfm.com

Community-First Auto Repair Service in Columbia Heights

Welcome to Matt’s Automotive Service Center located in the vibrant city of Columbia Heights, MN, where our commitment to delivering top-tier service through customer-driven auto repair and the highest standard of ASE-Certified auto mechanics is the standard of care. We take pride in setting the precedent for automotive expertise to provide you with an extraordinary experience that surpasses your expectations at our locations in North Dakota and Minnesota. 

The History Of Our Columbia Heights Location

Welcome to our thriving establishment, formerly known as Auto Max! While Auto Max primarily focused on brake, muffler, exhaust, and suspension services, we have expanded our offerings to encompass a comprehensive range of auto repair services.

Step into our state-of-the-art facility, and you’ll experience a harmonious blend of automotive innovation and warm hospitality. We are committed to raising the bar in the industry, embracing the latest advancements to deliver top-quality service that exceeds your expectations.

The Matt’s Automotive Service Center Difference

At Matt’s Automotive Service Center in Columbia Heights, we go beyond the ordinary to deliver exceptional auto repair solutions tailored to your specific needs. Our mission is rooted in providing more than just a service; we strive to establish a lasting connection with each guest built on trust, reliability, and unmatched craftsmanship. Whether your vehicle requires routine maintenance, complex repairs, or diagnostic services, our skilled auto mechanics utilize their expertise and cutting-edge technology to ensure optimal performance and your utmost satisfaction.

Choose Matt’s Automotive Service Center in Columbia Heights for a distinctive automotive experience that goes beyond the ordinary. We are passionate about maintaining the longevity and performance of your vehicle, and our team of highly skilled auto mechanics is here to provide unparalleled service and expertise. Trust us with your automotive needs, and discover why we are the standard for auto repair in Minnesota and North Dakota.

If you’d like to see what our Columbia Heights guests have to say about our team of auto mechanics, here’s a recent review from Haley H.:

“Honestly this place is AMAZING… don’t go anywhere else… A hectic weekday morning I was able to bring my car in the day after I called and fixed and back to me by the time I was done with work – oh and they provide a loaner vehicle!! Mike was amazing and made it the quickest/easiest auto-shop experience of my life!!! We love you guys!”

Visit Our Columbia Heights Location Today!

Whether you’re in Minnesota or North Dakota, Matt’s Automotive Service Center has locations ready to serve! We have locations in Bloomington, Fargo, South Fargo, Moorhead, South Moorhead, North Branch, Pine City, Columbia Heights, Willmar, and a Collision Center in Fargo. 

When you need a team you can rely on backed by a service experience second to none, there is only one choice: Matt’s Automotive Service Center. Schedule an appointment with one of our locations today! Our hours are 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

Matt's Automotive Service Center - Columbia Heights, MN Front Desk
Matt's Automotive Service Center - Columbia Heights, MN Waiting Area
Columbia Heights, MN Location - Front Entrance photo
Matt's Automotive Service Center - Columbia Heights, MN Service Waiting Area
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Our Reviews

Jason Leger
Jason Leger
17:13 20 May 24
honestly I initially went to Matt’s because they were approved by the service Warranty provider, but the level of Service and professionalism was above and beyond! Josh handled everything with the service warranty 100% for an entire engine replacement! Not only that but Josh was a step ahead at every part of the procedure from engine tear down and diagnosis of the problem but also he couldn’t understand why the service warranty was asking for oil change records which were entirely unrelated to a broken camshaft intake. And just as he stated the service warranty covered the replacement engine and $2,700 labor for the engine Josh had found before the company was even through with their assessment ! I mean amazing start to finish. I was kept informed over the course of nearly the entire month (because the insurance drug it out) And all the requested information that could be handled by Matts AUTOMOTIVE was!Oh and during the process I was quoted a price and that price actually went down which is all one really needs to say about the honesty.I would say I was lucky to find these guys, and I will be doing business with them moving forward! Thanks Josh
Mary Ann Hardin
Mary Ann Hardin
12:40 18 May 24
I had an amazing experience at Matt’s in Columbia Heights, Josh the shop manager is so awesome, kind, and patient! I WILL be referring everybody I know to go to Matt’s when they need work done to their vehicles!!
Ruthie Stewart
Ruthie Stewart
13:48 03 May 24
Great customer service and flexibility thanks Josh will be back!
Kaitlyn :3
Kaitlyn :3
16:44 23 Apr 24
people were really nice there, explained exactly what was wrong with my car and what needed to be done day of and what i could come back for. i appreciated the honesty!
Christopher Kuehn
Christopher Kuehn
17:23 08 Apr 24
The crew at Matt's are great people and I highly recommend the shop. I do some of my own work on my vehicles and as a result have mistakes that need correcting and odd jobs that require flexibility in billing and time. They are knowledgeable, transparent, honest, and always willing to work with me to suit my needs. Thank you Matt's! I'll certainly be back.
William Zimmerman
William Zimmerman
16:47 11 Mar 24
Good work knowledgeable people.It reminds of when I worked at a gas station years ago and you could talk to the people working on your car. They take the time to explain what is wrong with the car and what it will take to fix.
Brittney Utech
Brittney Utech
00:33 01 Mar 24
One of the BEST auto repair shops in Minnesota!! What can I say!? Repair pricing was fair and not nearly as much as I expected. The staff was very helpful, knowledgeable, credible and extremely professional !!! Explanation of the repair was throuough and informative!! Just the fact that I thought my repair would cost me a couple hundred more than it did is enough to make me a customer for life!! Thank you to the excellent staff over there at Matt's Automotive!! Got a cool little key chain too!!
Brian Wegner
Brian Wegner
00:47 15 Feb 24
My SUV needed a left manifold replaced. Matt’s Auto gave me the best estimate and did the repair within the promised time frame. They followed up with a text to make sure that every thing was satisfactory and thanked me for the business.
Angelfrom MN
Angelfrom MN
02:18 30 Jan 24
I called to make an appointment for an oil change. They set it up for the same day. Dropped the car off and went across the street to have a pop. They send you a text with suggestions for the car. Sent the reply back and my car was done with in an hour. The staff was friendly. Very nice people.
Felicia Bennett
Felicia Bennett
20:30 16 Jan 24
MY 1st time there , wonderful, Friendly, Great service. Definitely give them a Chance.
Thomas Powell
Thomas Powell
11:19 03 Jan 24
I believe this is a business that can be trusted. I recommend their services. Good service is hard to find.
Barbara Kirby
Barbara Kirby
19:44 18 Dec 23
Matt’s auto body is far the very best ! My experience was amazing ! My car is running great after getting my néw transmission! Thank you guys !! I always refer Matt’s auto body to friends and family
Joe The Delivery Guy
Joe The Delivery Guy
15:14 11 Dec 23
Professional, quick, and great prices! I'd recommend them to anybody.
What is the Truth?
What is the Truth?
18:36 16 Nov 23
Very sad $2200 and car seems to be running worse. Didn't give me an oil change sticker, didn't remotely fix the problem I brought my vehicle in for. I am hurt I have been looking for a good mechanic/shop for years and still have not found one. Thought matts was it but I wouldn't take my car back if they were the only place in town. On another note I gave 1 star because Joe had great customer service and I did like there online information and approval platform. I'm still very heart broken and $2200 down the drain
carolyn free
carolyn free
20:10 12 Oct 23
Great experience. Joey behind the desk was really helpful. Will come again
Clayton Johnson
Clayton Johnson
21:02 06 Oct 23
Got my mustang exhaust to stop making noise and driving me nuts. Joey was very helpful! Would recommend.
Richard Pederson
Richard Pederson
23:01 21 Sep 23
A friend of mine referred me here a couple of years ago... I used them for some minor exhaust work that at the dealership would have cost major $$$$$... We recently had an issue with our "main" vehicle so I brought it to them for an assessment... They were AWESOME... They diagnosed the problem & gave us options... while we have NOT decided on what to do (possibly trading the vehicle vs. fixing) I TOTALLY TRUST THEM!
David Bennett
David Bennett
23:37 17 Sep 23
Mike was very nice and he was helpful and friendly Smokey and Jeff where the greatest help and did everything they said they would do and I just love that shop I will be taking my car there from now on
juanthedinoo
juanthedinoo
13:27 08 Sep 23
They fixed my 370z exhaust super quick! Also love the people there shoutout Smokey ! He’s the f87king best !!!
Julie Landstrom
Julie Landstrom
06:09 20 Jul 23
This place doesn’t know what “appointment “ means. Plan on other transportation if you want an oil change with their “wonderful “ coupons.
Theresa Mancuso
Theresa Mancuso
20:32 23 Jun 23
Honest and forthright. Absolutely all employees were friendly, honest and informative. Recommend to anyone. Refreshing to know there are still honest places out there!!!
Antonio King
Antonio King
07:57 22 May 23
Very honest and helpful. They told me the part was still fine and did not need to be replaced when they could have pushed an expensive repair on me.
Haley Hearn
Haley Hearn
21:32 20 Feb 23
Honestly this place is AMAZING… don’t go anywhere else… A hectic weekday morning I was able to bring my car in the day after I called and fixed and back to me by the time I was done with work - oh and they provide a loaner vehicle!! Mike was amazing and made it the quickest/easiest auto-shop experience of my life!!! We love you guys! 🦬
Talon Poyner
Talon Poyner
19:41 15 Feb 23
Had Mike and the guys over at Matt’s in Columbia Heights take a look at some electrical issues we were having on a couple of our box trucks. They diagnosed it the same day I called and fixed them both up within a couple of days. Very happy with how efficient they run. Defiantly taking our box trucks there from here on out.
Mike Sublett
Mike Sublett
18:35 29 Dec 22
Oil pan/Engine/Shift linkage/Wheel bearings/Coolant and water pump. Great people. Mike, the Service Manager and Scott, the Regional Manager, kept me informed every step of the way while my trucks were being repaired. Great shop.
Mezinax Flox
Mezinax Flox
06:39 14 Dec 22
Went here for an oil change and asked them to check out a wheel that's squeaking. The oil change was $75. They said that included a preliminary check-up on the car, but they weren't able to diagnose the squeaky wheel in that amount of time, so they said it would be an extra $65 to look into the wheel more in depth. I agreed and they checked it out, but they weren't able to figure out the problem. I'm sure it didn't help that the wheel decided not to squeak for the mechanic.They didn't end up charging me the $65 for the extended time since they couldn't find any problems, so I appreciate that. The oil change was a bit expensive, though.The guy at the service desk was very nice, as well.
Julio Camacho
Julio Camacho
22:40 08 Dec 22
I went on a road trip and my heat shield came loose. It's an easy fix but with winter, my car being tiny and not being able to work on it, I needed a shop to look at. I work in Rogers, MN and asked a shop close to Matt's if they could just look at my car and let me know if they could on an appointment either fix or replace the heat shield. They said yes. So, I drove there and of course they said they didn’t have time (Thanks Midas). Then I went to the shop next to it. Went inside, no one was there. Sign said opened, I went into the office and no was there. After 10 mins I Left. I got in car and drove down and saw Matt Automotive. It was around 4:15PM and they close at 5PM. I went in and talked to Michael about my experience that I just had and if they could just look underneath my car and let me know if they could replace or fix the heat shield. Michael said yes, they can look at it. I am sitting in the lobby, and I hear them doing something in the shop. 15 mins later, a technician by the name of Cole comes up to me and says here are your keys and your car is fixed. I am stunned. I ask what they did. Cole explained to me that the old screws holding up the heat shield eroded, and they put washers and it is good as new. I asked how much I owe, and they said not to worry about it. I kept asking them if, they are sure. They would not bill for that 15 min fix. I shook their hands, and I could not thank them enough. I got in my car and couldn't believe it. No more terrible rattling coming from my car. Thank you, Michael, and Cole. I will bring all my business to you in the future. Your customer service skills and integrity are through the roof.
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