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John's Auto Repair

Phone: (414) 372-0902 View Additional Phone Numbers 2419 W Fond Du Lac Ave. Suite A, Milwaukee, WI 53206 View Additional Email Addresses

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This company offers auto repair, towing services, and auto salvage. 

BBB Accreditation

This business is not BBB accredited.

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised the rating for John's Auto Repair include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
  • Response to 2 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

2 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 2
Total Closed Complaints 2

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on John's Auto Repair
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: July 02, 1999 Business started: 01/01/1970 in WI Business started locally: 01/01/1970
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
400 Seventh Street, SW, Washington DC 20590

Type of Entity

Sole Proprietorship

Business Management
Mr. John N. Sims Jr., Owner
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. John N. Sims Jr., Owner
Business Category

Auto Repair & Service Auto Repairing - Foreign Lubricating Service - Automotive Towing - Automotive Transmissions - Automobile Auto Services Auto Lube & Oil - Mobile Auto Repair & Service - Diesel Auto Repair - Tune-Up Auto Services - Oil & Lube Auto Repair - Maintenance Auto Parts & Supplies - New

Hours of Operation
M: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
T: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
W: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Th: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
F: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
S: Closed
Su: Closed
Service Area
Southeast Wisconsin
Industry Tips
Auto Repair and Services Auto-Buyback Guarantee-Terms & Conditions for Consumers Flood-Damaged Cars Protecting Your Auto Repair Investment

Additional Locations


    2419 W Fond Du Lac Ave. Suite A

    Milwaukee, WI 53206 (414) 372-0902 (414) 732-9542


BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

BBB letter grades represent the BBB's opinion of the business. The BBB grade is based on BBB file information about the business. In some cases, a business' grade may be lowered if the BBB does not have sufficient information about the business despite BBB requests for that information from the business.

BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating is not a guarantee of a business' reliability or performance, and BBB recommends that consumers consider a business' BBB Rating and Customer Review Rating in addition to all other available information about the business. If the BBB Rating is NR then only Customer Reviews are used for the Star Rating.

Complaint Detail(s)

3/22/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Complaint Details Unavailable
7/7/2013 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: This complaint includes more than one area. We initially dropped our car off for repair with an agreed price amount as well as a completion date. The company failed to complete the car on several different occassions at the agreed upon date. In addition no one from the shop bothered to contact us to inform us the car would not be ready on these designated dates. We were given on price quote, and when the work was finally completed after almost two weeks the bill had jumped up an additional $ 230.00. We were never contacted about the need to increase the estimate orginally given. The work was completed without that notification and when we questioned why the bill had jumped so much and requested to see the receipts for why the amount had risen...we were denied. To top it off the day the vehicle was picked up and taken home. The car did not work properly (vehicle would not shut off). Several attempts via phone and text were made to owner to no avail. Subsequently contact was made with the owner. We were told the car had a 30 day warranty for work performed. The vehicle was taken back to the shop due to the problem (s) indicated above. The shop called and said the timing belt on the car needed to be replaced. I was told by several different body shops that the belt was a part that should have been replaced as the head gasket was being fixed, however, no mechanic ever mentioned/suggested this repair. We were told it would be an additional $ 350.00 (after paying $ 688.00 less than a week ago) to repair the timing belt. I was also provided from various shops that the timing belt should be covered under the warranty b/c in order to repair the head gasket, the timing belt has to be manipulated, streched, reset, etc and could easily have been broken during that work...especially if it were the original belt that was on the vehicle. I have spoken to the owner on numerous occassion with no assistance or courtesy. I am told they will call me back which never occurs.

Desired Settlement: At this point I would either like a complete refund for the poor repair done on my vehicle or the warranty honored and the vehicle fixed properly. And i would like for the business to review their business practices when dealing with customers and their treatment.

Business Response: Company states the issues have been resolved.