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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

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    • 1 Coupon for $15 off a regular 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!


    Suresh Rewards Member
    Minneapolis, MN

    Very happy with the service!!!

    Sep 10, 2018
    Michele Rewards Member
    Burnsville, MN

    Great service! And always accommodating!!

    Aug 9, 2018
    Laura Rewards Member
    Lakeville, MN

    Doug saved us a ton of money by fixing/redoing a plug. We were ready to buy 4 new tires! Thanks so much!!

    Aug 1, 2018
    Barry Rewards Member
    Burnsville, MN

    Doug and his staff always provide the best service regardless of the customers needs, and go the extra mile by educating the customer about the work being done.

    Jul 27, 2018
    Josh Rewards Member
    Saint Paul, MN

    Fixed requested problem, advised on (but didn't push or force) potential problem areas. Easy to work with, friendly, and knowledgeable. Not bargain basement prices, but priced fairly and competitively. Will absolutely work with again!

    Jul 7, 2018
    Amanda Rewards Member
    Aurora, CO

    After I had to call a tow truck to jump my car, I called Doug, drive straight to his shop and they had a new battery ready and they replaced it while I waited - about 20 min. Super fast! Thank you!!

    Jun 6, 2018
    Sandie Rewards Member
    Saint Paul, MN

    drive a minivan with handicap accessibility modifications. We often carry a lot of weight in the van on lengthy trips. For the first few years we owned the van, it was difficult to get a repair shop - even at the dealership - to do any kind of work on ...

    May 17, 2018
    Kenny Rewards Member
    Saint Paul, MN

    There’s nothing cheap or fun about getting your car repaired. However, sometimes it’s unavoidable. In those instances having good people in your corner who will talk to you, work with you and most importantly not kick you when you’re down is invaluable. If that’s how you ...

    May 15, 2018
    Schelli Rewards Member
    Lakeville, MN

    You guys are always so responsive, quick to serve and totally professional. We will continue to bring you our cars for everything we can!

    May 9, 2018
    Jordan Rewards Member
    Saint Paul, MN

    A+++. Phenomenal service. These guys do great work and have great communication with you while they’re working on your vehicle. Highly recommend!

    May 8, 2018
    Antoinette Rewards Member
    Farmington, MN

    Always finds ways to save us money. A company that is run with genuine integrity. Flexible and proficient.

    May 6, 2018
    Kenneth Rewards Member
    Minneapolis, MN

    First time visiting AVCC, this won't be my last. Everybody there treated me wonderfully. I was told exactly what was wrong and what to expect before any work was done. The work was done quickly and at a reasonable price. Doug, Justin, and the rest of the team were great. ...

    May 3, 2018
    Okokon Rewards Member

    Courteous staff, prompt and cost-effective service.

    Mar 12, 2018
    Julie Rewards Member
    Owatonna, MN

    Always a great experience at Apple Valley Car Clinic.

    Feb 22, 2018
    Cory Rewards Member

    This was the 2nd time I brought my car in now and both times they were very polite. This last time they gave me a coupon price for my synthetic oil change. Did not have a appointment but they fit me in. I recommended them to my mother and girlfriend ...

    Jan 29, 2018
    Schelli Rewards Member
    Lakeville, MN

    We love AV Car Clinic! We trust our vehicles only to them. We love the personal service, their honesty and the quality work. They will never do work that isn't needed and go beyond to make it easier on us when we do need work done. Can't say enough great ...

    Dec 20, 2017
    Christopher Rewards Member
    Lakeville, MN

    Quick, honest feedback and great service. Will take my car nowhere else.

    Dec 9, 2017
    Chris Rewards Member

    My family has been going to Apple Valley Car Clinic for as long as I can remember. We have never had a bad experience. They are always honest, they do great work and they make you feel like family. There is no better place to take your car!

    Nov 29, 2017
    Victoria Rewards Member
    Minneapolis, MN

    The owners and crew are always nice, professional, and thorough. These qualities are what keeps me visiting after four years of servicing. I have found no other car service like AV Car Clinic.

    Nov 8, 2017
    Lisa Rewards Member

    Great service, in & out! I forgot to ask if my tires need to be rotated. I'm assuming it would have been recommended if so? Thank you! Lisa Johnson :)

    Sep 21, 2017

    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