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John Kruger Automotive
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Spring is in the air, and it's time to finally roll the windows down, turn up the radio, and take in the fresh air. However, before hitting the road this spring, make sure your car or truck is spring ready and in safe working order. 
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301 W 1600 S Salt Lake City, UT 84115
301 West 1600 SouthUSUtahSalt Lake City84115
Auto Repair Shop, Mechanic
Auto Repair Shop
Transmission Shop
Oil Change Service
Brake Shop
Auto Tune Up Service
Wheel Alignment Service
Auto Electrical Service
Car Inspection Station
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Saturday ClosedSunday ClosedMonday 9AM–5:30PMTuesday 9AM–5:30PMWednesday 9AM–5:30PMThursday 9AM–5:30PMFriday 9AM–5:30PM
John Kruger saw the need for a new type of relationship between an automotive repair shop and its customers, so he created John Kruger Automotive in 2003 to serve Salt Lake City, Holladay, Bountiful, and surrounding areas. 

Through honesty and integrity, John's team inspires confidence, trust, and promotes fairness in all automotive repairs and tire sales. We repair:
  • Hondas 
  • Toyotas 
  • Subarus 
  • Other makes and models 
All automotive repair and mechanic services at John Kruger Automotive are performed by highly qualified mechanics. Our mechanic shop works on numerous vehicles with the use of quality truck and car repair equipment. Some services we offer include:
Visit us for a quote on an automotive repair service or new set of tires today. Then please leave us a review of our service
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"I was quoted a reasonable price for some suspension work."
"Those are two things you don't usually find in an auto mechanic."
"Really friendly, awesome, inexpensive service."
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Jenneth Hampton
3 months ago
I called in to check if they will have time to check my van about a noise when I accelerate and also for a tune up. John said that there's about 6 cars in the shop right now. I asked for an estimate how long it might take before he can get to mine and I told him I need the van to check out some cars today for our 2nd vehicle. He said he doesn't know but he might have time to just check mine in between. He told me the soonest I can bring in the car the better. I arrived to his shop around 11:50am today, I didn't have lunch and waited until 2:30pm. Finally, I decided to ask John what's going on. He told me there's one car in front of me at this point and it might take another hour or two. He said sorry. He thought he might have some time to check it. After wasting my 2.5 hours. For me time is valuable. Time is money. I wish he was sensitive/concered enough to tell/update me earlier so I didn't have to waste my time. I thought he will keep his word when he said he will look into it. I know he didn't promise a specific hour/time but it's not fair to tell a customer you will check it when you get a chance and yet make them wait so long. It's also not fair not telling your customer an estimate how long before you can check your vehicle. I really felt like I was given hope for nothing. I took my keys back and left. I don't have the whole afternoon to waste. I will not go back to this place.
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Kyle Daley
4 months ago
He worked me in on a Friday and found a very simple and inexpensive solution to a front end clunk in my minivan. He called me back when I left a message, and was always nice and professional. I never dealt with anyone else but him while on the phone. I found my new mechanic!
victor cordova
11 months ago
I recently had my truck worked at this shop and the service was top notch and the price was very reasonable. I was quoted a reasonable price for some suspension work. I had to leave town right after I left the truck at the shop and didn't return for a couple days. When I did return I found out that John had been able to source the necessary parts at a cheaper price (due to being able to wait a little longer to get the job done) unbeknownst to me and therefore he charged me less than he quoted me. I'm definitely bringing my business to John again, I have not found this level of integrity, honesty and workmanship in many places, let alone at a reasonable price.
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Taylor Pope
2 months ago
John Kruger cares a lot about the people he helps, and I have even had him recommend I go somewhere else for something he couldn't do cheaply.
Eric Merrill
5 months ago
I am very impressed with John Kruger Automotive and their expertise! If you need a mechanic you can trust, this is definitely the place to go to. John is first and foremost a very kind person and on top of it all he is very honest and will not try and make you do unnecessary repairs and charge you for them, but will help you get your car back on the road with the repairs that are only necessary at the time. My alternator went out so I went to John to replace it for me and had him look at a few other problems I was having (popping/clicking noises coming from my front passenger side tire when I made turns, and leaking oil from somewhere that I could not find and the people at Jiffy Lube did not know either). While he was working on my alternator he looked at the other problems and found that the clicking popping was coming from my CV joint that was failing. He looked at the other side and saw that it was almost about to start do the same thing. He advised to have them both replaced and of course many of you are probably thinking typical mechanic, however, when he looked at the oil leak he said that where it was coming from would require him to open up a lot more areas which would require more work and more time and he recommended not to worry about the leak because the leak was so minimal and it isn't causing any damage at this time. He said that my timing belt would need to be changed in about 60,000 miles (my car is at 146000 right now) anyway and that would be the best time to figure out the leak because he would already need to be up in there anyway. So I know long story and a lot of ranting, but seriously he is an awesome mechanic that will not try and sell you on things that you don't need at the time and wants to get you back on the road as soon as possible. I would highly recommend going to John Kruger Automotive if you need any repairs for your vehicle!!!
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Pavel Ardashnikov
9 months ago
After bouncing between 3 mechanics trying to diagnose what's wrong with my car, John/his staff found the problem and had the car back on the road in 1 day. Didn't even charge me the full inspection fee since the issue was found within 30 min. Very professional, expeditious, and fairly priced. Highly recommended
cody legg
a year ago
Was VERY impressed with John and his shop today. I Have just recently moved to Salt Lake from Boise Idaho and have had trouble looking for an honest mechanic. I think I have found my guy. He was very understanding and was willing to squeeze me into his extra tight schedule for a small fix. I normally dont like taking my car to a shop, I like fixing things on my own. But I live in an apartment and dont always have room for the needed tools. They took car of me in a timely manner and at a very low price. I HIGHLY recommend John Kruger and his crew. Thanks John!
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Deborah Ruesch
a year ago
I have been coming to John Kruger for all my automotive needs for years now. He is honest, has integrity, takes great car of my cars and is reasonably priced. Even when I lived in Washington State I would have John service my car when I was in town on holidays. I have recommended many people to his shop and they have all had great experiences. He is the only person I will take my cars to because I trust him and know that I will be well taken care of.