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Apple Valley Car Clinic in Apple Valley, Minnesota specializes in auto repair and the following car repair services.

For more information about our services, please contact us at (952)432-2112

Mechanic inspecting an engine


  • Transmission Repair

  • Radiator Repair

  • Automatic Transmission Repair

  • Muffler Repair

  • Underbody work mechanic


  • Auto AC Repair

  • Engine Repair

  • Muffler Repair

  • The Sign out front

    Brake Service

  • Domestic Auto Repair

  • Foreign Car Repair

  • Rental Car Service

  • Automobile Towing Service

  • Nation Wide Warranty 

    Shuttle Service

    Loaner Cars Available

    Road Side Assistance

    Financing Available

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    In-Store Loyalty Program

    Use our loyalty kiosk to check in every time you visit, and earn rewards for hitting check-in milestones!

    • 1 Coupon for a 1/2 price Oil Change or 5% off of labor!
    • 5 Coupon for a FREE Oil Change!
    • 10 Coupon for a FREE Oil Change!
    • 15 Coupon for a FREE Oil Change!
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    Our Mission

    Helping people get back on track

    The goal at Apple Valley Car Clinic is to get the customer back on the road without added headaches and hassles that can accompany car repairs. Working quickly and going the extra mile, will continue to be the mission of our shop.When you need service for your vehicle, please contact us in Apple Valley, MN.

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    Come visit us in Apple Valley, MN with your car needs!

    Thank you for interest in Apple Valley Car Clinic. We offer complete automotive care for your vehicle, servicing all makes and models. We have a proven track history, being formerly known as Smith Neilson Automotive. We hope to continue to service the Apple Valley area with the same care as we have in the past.


    In 1997 Doug and Karen had a dream to open their own Automotive Repair Shop.  With the assistance of a lot of friends and loyal customers of Doug's we opened Smith Nielsen Automotive!  For 4 years we worked hard to build the business. In 2001 we moved to our present location because of the larger building and great visibility for our customers.   In 2012 we changed the name to Apple Valley Car Clinic to get out of a franchise agreement that had been holding us back for many years.  This was the best decision we have ever made!!!

    Doug has always been the face of the business.  His 35 + years in the Automotive Repair business has been our greatest asset over the years. 

    Karen has worked for the business behind the scenes off and on over the years, but has become a more permanent fixture since the name change in 2012. 

    Justin at the age of 10 started doing odd jobs to earn so extra play money!  He learned at an early age to sweep and empty garbage.  Today after recently graduating from Mankato State University he is a Full-Time Employee.  He has learned the business from the ground up and continues to learn on a daily basis with plans to take over some day when Mom and Dad retire. 

    In our spare time we all love to travel especially in the winter when we can escape the lovely Minnesota winters.  Doug and Justin enjoy their father son time together 4-wheeling and golfing.  

    Voted Best in Apple Valley

    Apple Valley Car Clinic was voted as Best in Apple Valley for automotive shops. This is a huge honor and we would like to extend a thank you to our valued customers!


    TJ Button Rewards Member
    Northfield, MN

    Awesome job as always boys!

    Jun 20, 2016
    Dave Rittenhouse
    Minneapolis, MN

    I have a 1992 Ford Woldach conversion van that I've had since new. it needed a little TLC and a few repairs. I needed a tail pipe and was looking for a Midas. I just happened to be driving by and stopped in to Apple Valley Car Clinic. I met with ...

    May 23, 2016
    Don Schlingmann Rewards Member
    Rosemount, MN

    I had the oil changed this morning in my car. I walked in without a appointment and they got me in right away. Nice job Justin and crew!

    May 2, 2016
    Luke Rewards Member
    Apple Valley, MN

    Great, honest service. I appreciate that you don't push more services, but give honest feedback about timelines and levels of importance.

    Apr 7, 2016
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    Ken S.
    Myrtle Beach, SC

    AV Car Clinic got my truck purring like a kitten! Thanks to Doug especially for taking the time to explain to me what was going on, and getting me the parts my truck needed at the best possible price. Their loyalty system helps keep me notified of my service dates ...

    Feb 23, 2016
    Luke Rewards Member
    Apple Valley, MN

    Got my car in at 7:30am, was called around 10 with what needed to be done, and was able to pick it up at 4:30. Excellent service, pricing and staff. I will always use the AV Car Clinic from now on.

    Jan 25, 2016
    Erika Babcock Rewards Member
    Lakeville, MN

    Fantastic, friendly staff, and super quick service!! Thanks so much!

    Dec 10, 2015
    John Clark Rewards Member

    Great stuff guys. Tanner was very thorough.

    Nov 25, 2015
    Lindsey Rewards Member
    Mountain View, CA

    No-pressure, expert car care! Doug and Justin are fabulous!

    Nov 23, 2015
    Julie Rewards Member
    Claremont, MN

    As always Doug and Justin and the rest of the crew took great care of me. A simple oil change but felt welcomed and confident that my car was getting the best of the best!

    Oct 19, 2015
    Laura Rewards Member
    Minneapolis, MN

    Great service! Will beat dealership prices on everything. First experience was fantastic!

    Oct 15, 2015
    Jill French Rewards Member
    Burnsville, MN

    Great people I trust with my car. Doug and family are a nice bunch of people.

    Oct 9, 2015
    Test Review
    San Luis Obispo, CA

    Test Review

    Oct 5, 2015
    1 Rewards Member
    Lakeville, MN


    Sep 30, 2015
    Lakeville, MN

    You're great

    Sep 1, 2015
    Ryan Christensen
    Farmington, MN

    Great service

    Aug 31, 2015
    San Luis Obispo, CA

    Thank you Apple Valley Car Clinic! Your excellent work and great customer service made a bad situation into a good experience. Justin was knowledgeable and very polite. I will recommend you to friends and family. Thanks!

    Aug 26, 2015
    TJ Button Rewards Member
    Northfield, MN

    This place is great!

    Aug 26, 2015

    Contact Us

    7540 147th St W                         
    Apple Valley, MN 55124 
    Directions | (952) 432-2112

    Hours of Operation

    Monday - Friday | 7:30 am - 5:30 pm

    Saturday - Sunday | Closed