Green Wheels Automotive in Chicago, IL


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Specialties

At Green Wheels we specialize in maintaining environmentally-friendly practices creating an earth friendly auto service facility. Our mission is to keep your vehicle on the road longer for less money. That way we use less of the planet's resources and less of your precious financial resources. Stop by and see for yourself. No hype, no drama, just great deals for Green Wheels.

History

Established in 2012.

Green Automotive is Chicago's first Green Garage. We not only service all makes and models. We sell electric vehicles, charging stations and other automotive alternative energy items. Our service uses environmentally friendly products that keep your vehicle running longer, better, cheaper. Our oil changes feature Valvoline NextGen motor oil. It is re-refined oil which is 89% less expensive than refining oil from crude and reduces our dependency on foreign oil. We feature Nitro-Fill for your tires, ride on nitrogen and gain up to 20% longer wear from your tires. Longer tire life reduces the number of tires in landfills. We not only protect the green on the planet, we also protect the green in your wallet.

Our mission is to promote the care and maintenance for your vehicle to maximize performance and life in an eco-friendly cost-effective manner.

Green Wheels Automotive


Dealer Info:


Phone(s):(773) 273-8711
Address:1540 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL, 60622
  • Monday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Reviews on Green Wheels Automotive

 
Vincent C. | 2015-04-22

Green Wheels Automotive is amazing!

For one, their prices are very fair! Second, everything was very transparent. I've felt ripped off at other mechanics. Sometimes, I have even been lied to (a mechanic once told me I needed a new cabin filter, even though I changed my cabin filter the previous month!). But at Green Wheels Automotive, they show you what they see, and you get to watch them perform work on your car, right in the shop!

Moreover, the staff seemed very knowledgeable and were very friendly and patient when it came to the questions I had. Despite their time spent answering my questions, they still spent a good deal of time doing a thorough and proper oil change.

 
A T. | 2015-04-05

Great service. Extremely trustworthy. Carrie, the owner, is fantastic. I wish I found this place sooner.

 
Stephen A. | 2015-02-21

Great prices and great service.  Would recommend them to anyone.  Carey and Miguel were courteous and knowledgeable.  A diamond in disguise.  Thanks!

 
S.A.M. R. | 2015-02-14

This place is fabulous. Only wish I had found it earlier. Trustworthy service and they always get it done as soon as possible. Been here for tires,oil changes and mechanical fixes. Highly recommend

 
Andy S. | 2015-01-22

Very unassuming spot, looks like a hybrid car charging station when you drive by, I wouldn't have ever thought to check them out but my normal spot was booked solid, glad I did though.  The service was great, and the mechanic Saul was very informative.  He gave me some pointers, and explained why my check engine light was on.  Even though his shop couldn't do the service I needed he went out of his way to help me.  Definitely my new go to spot!

 
Tony M. | 2015-01-21

I want to start off by saying I still need to work on my judgments. I am still so quick to judge by what I see on the outside that its what's on the inside that counts. Today I had the pleasure of doing business with Green Wheels and I need to say I am not disappointed. when I first looked at the place I thought how can this place service my vehicle. I WAS WRONG!!!  From Carey, the owner and partners Miguel and Saul they all made me feel welcome and the work they did was AMAZING. I not only had the pleasure of having conversations with Carey and Saul, but I also learned a thing or two about cars that I didn't know. I would highly recommend these guys for your automotive needs and if they can't fix it they will tell you who could. I don't often use the words honest and mechanics in the same sentence, but I can here.Thanks for everything guys you are A++ in my eyes and your customer service went above and beyond expectations.

Thanks

Tony Mazur

 
Susan H. | 2015-01-10

Just had a lovely experience here.  Needed an oil change and my normal shop was busy so I went here due to proximity and the yelp deal. The owner Cary was super friendly and clearly cares about their customers.  He recommended a coffee shop nearby and said he could text me when my car was ready.  I chose to wait there and had a nice time chatting.  He said they love keeping old cars on the road so I'll definitely be bringing my 1999 Honda back for service!

 
Brandon S. | 2014-11-07

I am so tired of spending all this money to fix my busted-a$$ car but I'm glad I have these kind gentlemen to help me through the process.  They make it a point to physically show you where the parts are that need to be replaced and what they do.  Pretty cool.

 
Danielle F. | 2014-10-16

I just want to start this off and say, I NEVER WRITE REVIEWS. I never give 5 stars or 1 star, I am the middle road type of gal unless you knock my socks off. Well, my socks were so far knocked off I'm not sure where they are. Saul (I hope I spelled that right) was beyond amazing. My car was dead at O'Reilly's (2 people had looked at it and diagnosed it unsuccessfully) and he took the time to walk from the shop to where I was in order to get me going again. He diagnosed the problem in about a minute.

Once we were at the shop, I told him of my general concerns, along with my immediate car starting issue and he told me he would take a look over everything and let me know what needed to be done in order to get me back on the road. Now, I know zilch about cars, but I could tell he knows a ton, so he said he'd call and brief me on cost, timing, etc. if there was anything to be done. Did I mention I gave him a time frame of "I need it done today, so I can drive out of town tomorrow"?

Within a couple of hours he had my car up and running again and had a few suggestions of repairs that needed to be done soon, but not necessarily today. He was so up front, honest and explanatory about everything that I went ahead and got all the repairs completed and at an awesome price. I had previously had my car looked at at another repair shop and they were quoting 2x as much. Honestly, even if he had quoted a more expensive price, I probably would have said OK, because that's how much I trust him.

My car was finished by 2pm and I am thrilled to have found such a quality shop so close to home (though I would drive across town for this guy). If you have ANY sort of car problem, I can not recommend enough that you go here!

 
Tom O. | 2014-10-06

These guys deserve every 5 star they get. Cary and his guys are super friendly and trustworthy. They are genuine about wanted to fix your car and save you money.

 
Murphy Z. | 2014-09-06

This is the first review on auto repair shop that I write on yelp, and I have to say that they are AMAZING! My Camry's sunroof has not been working for a while, and I didn't repair it until today partially because of the potentially high repair fees. I called them before I went there. Over the phone, he told me that he would diagnose it first, if he can't fix it, then he would let me drive away. After we got there, he only checked for 5 minutes, and the sunroof is working again! He explained to me that it was only because the fuse was loose, and he simply pulled it out and out them back in. And he refused to charge a single penny of this. Now I can drive my car to enjoy the sunshine of Chicago at this time if the year! I would highly recommend everyone to repair their cars here!

 
Meredith A. | 2014-08-26

This was a great place. I had a great conversation with the owner!  These people are honest I will go back.

 
Joseph S. | 2014-08-05

Brakes were squeaking.  This is a honest fairly priced place to have your brakes done and they call before they start to ensure you approve of their suggestion on the repair.

 
Anthony T. | 2014-07-31

Have you ever wanted to give your mechanic a tip for doing such a great job AND for charging far less than the dealership? Have you ever heard a mechanic say on your first phone call, "we want to earn your business..."?  Have you ever heard someone use the phrase "honest car mechanic"?  Well, me either until I encountered Carey at Green Wheels.  

I left Green Wheels Automotive feeling good about my service and I knew that the services I got were actually needed. For instance, I showed the inspection report from the dealership to Carey.  He immediately started going through the it & sharing with me what needs to be done, what can wait.  He took it a step further by explaining their business model versus that of the dealership, all without bashing them. He explained how they keep their doors open by charging exorbitant fees and offering services that aren't absolutely crucial or even necessary.   He also explained that they do services for and share necessary information with their customers as if they were making recommendations to their own family.

I am grateful to Carey and his team for exceptional service, great attitudes and amazing prices.

Thank you!!!

 
Jaun F. | 2014-07-22

I took my Jeep in for a tune up and about 40min into it, Carey called to tell me that the spark plugs were almost new and they didn't need to be changed. He also mentioned they noticed my engine light was on so they checked what the problem was and fixed that. I really appreciated his honesty and detailed phone call. I will definitely be back to fix everything else here. It was a great experience. Thanks to Carey and his staff.

 
Kati L. | 2014-05-17

this place is awesome. Carey is awesome. he and his team gave me a thorough walkthru of why my car is experiencing some the issues it is, the prioritization and cost of handling said issues, and preventative care tips for future. they're thorough, the first shop to ever use the right type of oil on my car, and pleasant to deal with all the way thru. I will be back for sure. recommend, especially if you're not an expert at car stuff but have an interest in learning what's up in a friendly environment.

 
Atish D. | 2014-03-18

Sometimes it's tough to believe a place with all stellar reviews, but believe them since Green Wheels is awesome. Carey and his team do a great job of explaining everything to you, accommodating, and ensuring what they are doing is in the best interest and safety of their customers.

I've taken both of our cars to them over the past few months from everything as simple as an oil change to new tires to fixing a control system so I wouldn't fly off the road. Every time I felt like Green Wheels did a great job of explaining what needed to be done now, what could wait, and what other options existed.

Overall really happy with having them right around the corner.

 
Maryam Z. | 2014-02-15

My first year in Chicago, I was taken to a mechanic recommended by the road service that jumped my car. I was told my entire brake system had been repaired, for a cost of $1000. Afterward, I learned no work had been done. After that, I learned my lesson about finding a trustworthy auto shop. I have found one here. Carey and his team have helped me numerous times, finding me the best deal possible on a used tire in a semi-urgent situation, changed my oil, and offered me a great deal on a paint job. I know now how many times they could have upcharged me and quoted a myriad of problems that required repair. I am always told all the options, including their cost and recommendation based on what I am looking to accomplish with the repair. Their honesty is refreshing; the combination of customer service, evident understanding of cars, and quality auto care at a fair price is uncommon and welcome.

 
Chloe B. | 2014-01-11

Carey and Green Wheels Automotive was the best decision I've made regarding my car. From the beginning, I knew they were out to help me care for my car in the best way possible, always completely confident they weren't trying to screw me in costs. As a non-car expert, I trust them completely to keep my best interests in mind. I look forward to working with them again, and I can't wait to recommend them.

 
Kurt F. | 2013-12-20

Just had my first encounter with Carey at Green Wheels and was pleasantly surprised.  First, I had driven past this place everyday for a year and didn't realize that they service all cars, not just the electric and hybrids.  I took in an Audi with squeaky brakes because I was afraid of what a dealer might charge me.  I figured they would ding me for machining the rotors, replacing the pads, etc. whether I needed it or not.  Carey's guy looked at the brakes and determined that all they needed was a good cleaning.  They thoroughly cleaned the brakes and my car was ready an hour later for $60.  
Carey was very pleasant to deal with and appears to be an honest, straightforward guy.  I will definitely return to Green Wheels in the future for my maintenance needs.  It is great to have a reputable car repair shop within walking distance and I like supporting local, small businesses.

 
ilya r. | 2013-11-17

I came in for an oil change and tire rotation. Oil change was done well (wasn't rushed and included a walkthrough of the car). I got a call from the owner about 20 minutes later letting me know that there was a nail in the sidewall of one of my tires so it didn't make sense to rotate them (he even texted me the photo). I will definitely be coming back.

 
Matt C. | 2013-10-22

Carey and team have served me well teh couple times I've taken my car to them.  I have a 2008 Prius and they have it running as good as new after last time I was in.  Carey is extremely responsive and will email you back usually within hours.  They are also extremely reasonable, as I paid about half of what I was quoted at a Toyota dealership.  I wouldn't hesitate to trust your vehicle with Green Wheels, especially if you have a hybrid or electric vehicle.

 
Chicago N. | 2013-09-22

Extremely professional and knowledgeable. We have lived down the street from Green Wheels since they opened and didn't realize they service ALL cars (we thought it was for iGO only).  What a find! Oil change was fast. We'll be going back for new tires. Highly recommend Saul and Carey at Green Wheels.

 
Jon L. | 2013-09-07

These guys are great!  Carey and Saul (sp? I'm sure I butchered it which is a shame because this guy is a really great guy who totally "gets" cars and loves what he does) are absolutely top notch.  I am definitely what one would call a conscious consumer so the green/sustainable aspects to what they do are certainly important to me and while my daily driver is an EV, I also have a 40yr old classic car that they have worked on and did an amazing job.  I brought the car in with a nasty leak of "something" under the hood and they not only diagnosed the problem right away, but they sourced the parts necessary to make the repairs on a 40yr car quickly, fixed the leak, checked the car out for other problems, did some tuning to the carburetor to solve a rough idling problem and then de-greased the bottom of the car to get rid of all the gunk that had been coating the engine and chassis due to the leak!  That last step was totally uncalled for, but really nice!  And, in addition, while they noticed a leak in the oil pan and actually ordered a new one, when they found out that in order to change that pan, they were going to have to drop the entire transmission, instead of just doing it (they had my ok to do whatever was needed), Carey called me up and said that instead they were recommending that I allow them to repair the pan instead of replace it.  I asked why and he was totally upfront and said that to replace the pan would basically take a whole-day's labor and be VERY costly because to do so involved dropping the VERY LARGE transmission from the car.  Instead of spending my money on that, the guys said they could repair the oil pan from underneath for a fraction of that cost.  How refreshing!!  These guys not only did great work but are great to deal with and I really got the sense that they enjoyed working on my 40yr old car, too!  I will be back and so should you!  Also, when I brought the car in, I mentioned that I might be looking to repaint it soon.  Green Wheels doesn't have a paint shop on-site but within minutes Carey had a guy there to provide me with two quotes for two different levels of painting (concourse quality and driving quality).  I highly recommend Green Wheels for all your auto related work.  I love working with small, local businesses since they are the fabric of our communities and these guys are great!  Plus, they know a ton about all sorts of green wheels like EVs (there must be at least 4 charging stations on-site (including two that look to be powered by wind turbines), green car maintenance, hybrids, etc.  We were even talking about what it takes to convert a car from gasoline to LP gas.  Good stuff.

 
Dave D. | 2013-08-11

I went to Green Wheels to get an oil change for my gas civic and it was a great experience. The owner and the tech were really nice and never tried to up-sell me on anything I didn't need (like most places do). The owner and I had a great discussion about electric cars and he seems to be really knowledgeable about them. If I was ever considering one (or a hybrid) I would make sure to ask his advice. The Yelp discount was nice, but even without it, it would have been about the same as most other places. I'm glad that they are doing what they can to be as environmentally friendly as possible with the re-refined oil and recycling of the old filters.
This is a great place and highly recommended.

 
Chiara G. | 2013-06-06

I highly recommend Green Wheels. I took my car in to make sure it was ok to drive cross-country, knowing it would have some issues. Carey had it in and emailed me a detailed invoice of what work needed to be done. He also called to explain each item and the safety priority of the repairs. I did not feel pressured at all, but I felt that they were collaborating with me to find the best solution.
They had the car ready in less than 24 hrs and ended up charging me less than expected because they salvaged some parts.
The car runs great. Highly recommended!

 
Derek B. | 2013-04-27

There are times you meet people in certain businesses that you know right off the bat you're going to like them. That is how it feels at Green Wheels. I'm taking the chance and writing this from their lobby. First and most important they are not a big business, by the clock type of place. If they are slow, they close if they have business they stay open. I respect that, so make sure you call and make an actual appointment. I came for an oil change and to potentially get my brake pads fixed. They charged me $180 for both rear brake pads and rotators. I can assure you now, that is the cheapest you will find it outside of doing it yourself. They fix anything that needs to be fixed and they don't scour your car just looking for ways to up charge you. If you come with a coupon that's what you will get. They won't suddenly tell you that you need a dozen extra things. I imagine this environment is extremely helpful towards people who lack car knowledge and or most females, as you won't be told that wizards are waging a war in your muffler and it'll cost $700 to send in dragons or else your car will explode. I'm extremely happy to have found a place and as of now and until further notice trust their work and opinion.
I would be remiss if I didn't say, they are using re-refined oil. The same stuff that nascar race cars use, it's the oil that was used, it's cleaned up, and can be used again. It's more efficient and it means we aren't wasting. Cars are a messy business, and green wheels does everything it can to make it as clean a business as possible.

 
Rachel S. | 2013-03-11

I was sent over from Gilani Auto because they couldn't balance my wheels right away. As soon as I arrived, green wheels staff got right to work on my car. They ended up finding a crack in one of the tires so work stopped to resume the following day. The customer service was excellent and I always felt as if they were being completely honest with me, which is a great feeling at an auto repair shop.

 
Nina M. | 2013-02-05

Awesone place!!!
Anyone who maybe interested in a great deal should check out Green Wheels.
Very fast & friendly servce.  HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM;-)