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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 $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!
    • 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!


    Laurie Rewards Member
    Saint Paul, MN

    Always excellent customer service and quality work (and good people!)

    Sep 8, 2017
    Jill Rewards Member
    Saint Paul, MN

    wonderful family owned business- honest & good to work with.

    Sep 2, 2017
    Tom Rewards Member

    Thank you, did a great job at a fair price

    Aug 16, 2017
    Anne Rewards Member
    Saint Paul, MN

    As usual my oil change was Dionne quickly followed by Doug (owner) telling me what to expect from my tires and breaks in the next nine months. He never pushes us to do unnecessary repairs and is our go-to guy when we need non-warranty covered work done. We have been ...

    Aug 2, 2017
    Diane Rewards Member
    Minneapolis, MN

    Suggested I did not do one thing because it wasn't time yet, have me s loaner car, and have me the coupon discount without the coupon. Love these guys!

    Jul 24, 2017
    Steve Rewards Member

    Went in for basic oil change. Workers were courteous and I was out in about an hour.

    Jul 10, 2017
    Jen Rewards Member

    Doug, Justin and all the staff here are very knowledgeable and truly care about keeping you on the road safely, no matter the age or type of vehicle you drive!

    Jun 29, 2017
    Greg Rewards Member

    These guys are always extremely friendly and helpful when dealing with my car issues. They are very honest and tell you exactly what needs to be done that's critical versus what can wait till later unlike many other companies that try to make you do everything up front. Their turn-around ...

    Jun 14, 2017
    Umo Rewards Member

    Timely and honest!

    Jun 5, 2017
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    Jun 5, 2017
    Charles wiener Rewards Member
    Saint Paul, MN

    Prompt service even for an oil change.notified me of several potential problems down the road I can budget for.I appreciate that.

    May 24, 2017
    Beau Blake Rewards Member

    Very affordable, phenomenal staff, and I believe family owned!!

    May 17, 2017
    Patti Peltz Rewards Member
    Saint Paul, MN

    Doug runs an honest, efficient and very friendly shop. I have gone to him for years and have always been happy with the work.

    Apr 26, 2017
    Diane Rewards Member
    Minneapolis, MN

    Excellent making reservation, getting car in ahead of schedule, completing on time and giving me the discount even though I forgot my coupon!

    Apr 20, 2017
    Jim Rewards Member
    Saint Paul, MN

    Great service as always!

    Apr 20, 2017
    Apple Valley, MN

    Today was my first time here. I chose this place upon reading reviews here on Yelp. Very friendly, informative on suggested maintenance but not pushy. Work was done very quickly. Prices are comparable. I did find out they are only open Mon-Fri, which for some might be tough, but they ...

    Mar 30, 2017
    Robert Rewards Member

    Very knowledgeable & helpful. I've gotten in for same day oil changes by calling ahead to see if they are busy. Great service & hospitality.

    Mar 29, 2017
    Phil Rewards Member


    Mar 14, 2017
    Kristen Kelly Rewards Member

    Wonderful service! I came in for an oil change and Doug was at the desk and noticed I had two brake lights out as I pulled in to park! They got me in right away without an appointment, took care of my oil change, brake lights and also checked my ...

    Feb 27, 2017
    Kristen Kelly Rewards Member

    Wonderful service! I came in for an oil change and the technician at the desk noticed I had two brake lights out as I pulled in to park! They got me in right away without an appointment, took care of my oil change, brake lights and also checked my tires ...

    Feb 27, 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