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We pride ourselves on our customer service and attention to detail. We ensure that our customers are 100% satisfied, while fixing your vehicle right, the first time.
Make sure to call Ell-Bern Service & Tire if you are in need of a top Boston, MA Auto Repair shop. Our experienced team can handle any kind of repairs from collision damage to transmissions.
Our honesty and integrity set us apart; we get you back on the road quickly and safely.
“Very honest and clean service. Prices were fair and quailty of work was professional.”
“There is a nice waiting room that has AC, water, and a restroom.”
“Fast and Great！”
“The best place in town for tires and service. The crew are awesome and friendly and get the job done quick and correct. Absolutely love this place”
“Great service, reasonable prices. Went in for an inspection and found my LED tail light was bad. I was pleasantly surprised to have a replacement quoted immediately and was able to leave my vehicle to be repaired as soon as the part arrived. Back on the road in 24 hours. I will definitely go back!”
“Brought in for inspection sticker. Did the job fast.”
“Friendly service, maybe over charging a little.”
“Have mildly modified Supra that has been having on and off issues. Haydar was able to track down them and get it back up and running. Even got me in for some last minute repair work recently. No one better!!”
“Getting an inspection was never faster! Wish every place was like this. Not sure about auto repair work but will give it a try when I need it. Location seems pretty well kept.”
“They were quick, but thorough and honest. I would definitely recommend them. Satisfied customer here.”
“Great first experience at Ell-Bern. Got my car inspected & an oil change. Should be straightforward, and it was. No complaints”
“Great experience. I highly recommend, especially for a German car. Years of wasting money at the dealer and other Euro mechanics made me pretty cynical, so I was really taken aback by my experience at Ell Bern. They really go out of their way to make the customer happy. Other shops should take note.
Haydar is a real pro, and I'd trust him with any vehicle I own. If you're a car fanatic, this is your guy.”
“SUV towed to them Fri. afternoon - my son's college room loaded inside ready to come home. Ali and Steve looked at the car, order needed part and had me on the road early next day. They could have A) not had time for me B) charged me anything but they understood what I needed and fixed the car at a reasonable price.
Well Done Gentlemen, Well Done”
“Haydar Ali was a massive help, great service and definitely would recommend to friends, gotta give a good review on Google too”
“What an honest, down-to-earth, great guy Steve is! I brought my car in for inspection, and Steve took the time to show me and explain to me exactly what the likely problem was that led to my car's failure to pass. No sales pitch, no spin, just a really trustworthy, straightforward guy. So refreshing! I'm glad I took my car here - they are honest and efficient, were able to fix my car quickly, and charged me far less than it would have cost at the dealer's, or any other place I've taken my car to in the past.”
“Stopped here while in Boston because my exhaust pipe was hanging too low. We're from Vermont on vacation so we were kind of under pressure to find somebody quick. Gary was nice and helpful. He explained everything to me and didn't seem in a rush when I asked a lot of questions. He noticed something else wrong that needed fixing, but he wasn't pushy about saying it needed to be done. He seemed very trustworthy. I also noticed as we were leaving another customer came in with her car and she greeted him by name, so they must have some loyal customers.
Payed more than I had hoped to going (had to replace the whole exhaust, it was rusted out), but that's normal for car repairs, haha. I trust the guy and believe he gave me an honest deal.”
“Quick and reliable service. Tire had a leak and was plugged in 15 minutes.”
“Great guys...great service. If I lived in Boston they would be my mechanics.”
“After running over a tire and I ordered a new one online (since Town Fair Tire was going to charge double for the tire). Ell-Bern was down the street from me. They removed my old tire and installed the new one. I was in an out in about 20 something minutes for $35 (cash only, but atm on premises). They were very friendly, upfront, and very quick. Highly recommend to South Enders!”
“Tire patch in 3 minutes for $20. cheap for a downtown location.”
“Was in Boston from out of town and ended up with a flat tire. I knew that I needed new rear tires but was trying to get by for a little longer before getting the flat in Boston. Moving my son to BU and EVERYTHING in the car. Needed this fixed or replaced ASAP. Called at 7:05am as soon as they opened and explained my situation. They told me to get it in at 7:30-7:45 and they would get it done immediately. Very curteous and fast service. Brought me out to the garage to also show me the wear on the tire (which I had already been shown, locally). I ended up choosing to replace both back tires because I had already shopped tire prices back where I lived and knew that I was getting a very fair deal. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone. Being from out of town, I was relying on reviews to choose a place. I chose them for their great reviews and was not disappointed.”
“Always fast, reliable and they give you OPTIONS, i had break light issues and instead of making me buy a part that was expensive they re-wired my break lights and saved me hundreds of dollars....its hard to find good mechanics these days and these guys are good.”
“Don't believe any bad reviews about this place. I went there with a flat tire that needed to be changed the day of because I had an important class to get to the same night. The tires I had to replace were very expensive around 275 each, but they were excellent at educating me on the different types of tires available and ended up saving me almost 160 dollars. And they were able to rush order my tire to the shop that day and have it ready for me to use. Great Service, Fair and kind people at Ell Bern. Will definetely go back for all my car servicing.”
“I've been going to Ell-Bern for years for all of my car issues: maintenance, flat tires, inspection stickers, etc. These guys have consistently proven themselves to be honest, efficient, and really pleasant to work with.
Gary explains things patiently and thoroughly and I leave feeling like I have a good understanding of the problem issues and the work that was done. Great customer service with really reasonable estimates and no surprises.
I've always been really happy with their prices and they go out of their way to make sure you're getting good value and are happy with their services.
It's great to have a mechanic in the South End that I can trust. Highly recommend.”
“These guys are the real deal! I took my 2007 Honda Accord EX-L here in for a tire swap, oil change, and an alignment - couldn't ask for better service! The location is convenient and the mechanics know their stuff down cold. I'll definitely be bringing my car here for any future service I might need.”
“These are my guys. First got snow tires from them, then at end of season had them taken off and had some other things done.
Today I have another issue with my older car and they'll definitely be getting my business.
Just good honest guys who know their stuff. Are they the cheapest? I doubt it, but I want people to get paid when they do good work. And besides, they pay Boston rent like the rest of us.
Not that they're pricey, I just want to be clear the stars are for reliability not to be misread by people looking for lowest price.”
“I have lost the paperwork, so I have to go easy on the details. Back in April, my Miata was running so bad, and I was so sad, and beginning to consider what life would be like without it. The engine light was always on, the car began to rattle severely when I got above 50 miles an hour, and it always felt like I was dragging a piano when I tried to accelerate at a green light. It cost me $700, but the car is running again like new, and has been running that way for four months now. They are not cheap, but they know what they are doing, and that is what matters.”
“I just stopped here for an inspection (last possible day for me to get it done of course) and they did it right on the spot - I was probably in there for less than ten minutes. The guys weren't super friendly but I didn't really give too much of a shit. Side note: It cost me $35.”
“They've helped keep my 1997 Rav4 alive for years. Replaced a radiator and fixed the AC for $500 less than the dealer quoted for the AC alone. I'll keep going back as long as I live in the South End.”
“I have had two positive experiences at this place.
Disclaimer I have no car knowledge.
The first time I took my car there, it had a rattle that they fixed for under a hundred bucks.
The second time I had an unidentified scary loud car noise. They checked it out and did not gouge me with unnecessary work, telling me to return if it came back. No charge.
They're grumpy but seem honest.”
“Gruff service but fast and painless inspection.”
“I stopped by without an appointment at 8am this morning b/c I got a flat two days ago and have been rocking the donut since. I requested 4 new tires and was given multiple options at different price points (love that) and told they would also give the car a once over since it was in there anyway.
They called a couple hours later and informed that my rear brakes were shot (not shocking to me) and everything else could wait for 5-7k more miles, which is like a year's worth of driving for me, woohoo!
I dealt with Gary in the morning, and then someone else on the phone, found them to be helpful and courteous. Car was done by 3pm.
Like others, I am not going to proclaim this to be the cheapest place ever (because, you know, I am such a mechanical pricing expert), but to get in and out in one day without an appointment is pretty fabulous in my book, especially in the city. Plus apparently I won't die now that I have some brakes, bonus! Will definitely go back.”
“I drove in and drove out of Ell-Bern within 10 minutes for my car inspection. I, like Jeffrey H. didn't realize I had an expired inspection and spent weeks trying to avoid additional tickets (I used snow instead of flyers but was unsuccessful). Ell-Bern was super easy, the people were decently friendly and they fixed my car up with a new sticker with very little effort.”
“I hardly ever drive anymore - which was evident when I found a $40 ticket on my windshield because my inspection sticker had expired - woopsies.
I spent a week dodging the meter maids - hiding my car in the depths of the South End/Roxbury and covering my windshield with old flyers...A bit of advice - if you use Dominos coupon flyers, people will steal them. I recommend political and gym advertisements - nobody will touch those!
Ell-Bern is conveniently located and doesn't require an appointment to get your car inspected. The staff here is kind of cold/unfriendly but they get the job done quickly. I don't think I've ever been in and out of a service station so fast - which was awesome since it was Columbus Day and I had to get back to my drinkin' on the couch.
Also, this place is cash only so be ready with your $29. I, of course, wasn't ready so it took me a few minutes to gather the dollar bills scattered throughout my man purse after a day of drinking at Oktoberfest...hot mess anyone?”
“I've unfortunately had to go here three times in the past year for car inspections (yearly inspection on old car, first inspection on new car after old car was rear-ended and totalled, and 2nd inspection on new car once my registration changed...) UGH. Ell-Bern has been a very convenient place to go for my inspections however. Since the shop is right in the heart of the south end/roxbury it is a small space and a bit chaotic on occasion. There is generally at least another person in line ahead or behind me for inspection so it takes a bit of time, but they don't require appointments which makes it very convenience. They also only take cash ($29) just as an FYI.”