5628 N. Elston Ave. Chicago, IL 60646

As you can see below, many customers have been with us since our early days, 20 years ago, and are still with us today.  From grandfathers to granddaughters, many of our happy customers include different generations of the same family.  Give us a call now if you have any questions about your automotive needs.

The Best

“Best in the City”

Lefty's is the best mechanic in the city. Lefty himself is the nicest guy and the other manager John is great too. I don't think you will ever meet a more honest mechanic. Everything is spelled out, the prices are always lower than the competition, and they won't try to sell you on anything you don't need.

~ Andy L.

Cheaper & Nicer

“Not only cheaper, but they were nicer”

I brought my car into Lefty's after my Dad's suggestion since the dealership wanted over $4000 to fix up the car. I am glad I listened to him because Lefty's was not only cheaper (like $1200), but they were much nicer. Seriously, I have never found a happier and nicer automotive shop. They went though the issues, showed that they cared, and even called me when they promised. While it the whole fixing portion was a bit on the longer side, they did explain, apologize, and follow up with me. If you are looking for a good, honest auto shop that really cares about its customer, you have found your place!

~ Anthony M.


“Trusted Lefty's Automotive for Years”

Ive been going to Lefty's Automotive for a number of years now. I wouldn't go any where else. They are a great Auto Repair business and are always helpful. They know how to work on any and all cars and the owner, John, is very personable and a pleasure doing business with. I have a 2001 Chevy Tahoe with over 100,000 miles. They have worked on my car since brand new, I refuse to go to the dealer. It runs just like the day I bought it and I will continue bringing it to Lefty's. Overall Lefty's is wonderful, I will continue to recommend it to all of my family and friends.

~ MStofferr

Lefty's wont steer you wrong

"Lefty's wont steer you wrong"

I've been taking my xterra here for about 2 years and they have done great work. After my warranty was up and I was already sick of dealing with the nissan dealership I discovered Lefty's in Chicago magazine. They charged a fraction of the price that the dealership was trying to get away with. I have been taking my ride back ever since.

~ Jon L.

Love Lefty's

"I LOVE Lefty's!"

John and his guys are just great. They always do a good job, they have the work done when they say they will, they don't upcharge us, and they don't talk to me as if I'm an idiot, even though I did buy a Saab.

My Saab makes me sob! But Lefty's leaves me smiling.

~ Catherine J.