We're Smith Nielsen Automotive of Hopkins, Inc.
and Transmission Shop, Inc.
302 N. Blake Road. Across from Pizza Luce.
Here at Smith Nielsen Automotive of Hopkins, we're pretty easy-going guys. But when car or truck repair on any make or model, you can count on us to leap into action.
Whether your vehicle needs routine maintenance--like an oil change or a radiator flush and fill--or more serious attention, like a brake job or transmission work, we're ready to help. Plus, we offer many more extra benefits.
Stop by or give us a call. Earl, Scotty and Michael are here to answer your questions, do diagnostic tests on your car or truck and give you an honest appraisal on timing and cost.
Being reliable, trustworthy and straight forward. It's how we've built our reputation--and why our customers are happy to provide testimonials for our website (see below).
We look forward to serving you!
If you rely on your vehicle, you can rely on us.
For professional service, maintenance and
Customers' compliments make us blush,
but we still love to hear them.
Linda W, Edina
“The guys at Smith Nielsen Automotive saved us $1000s on our old Audi. Two other repair shops had told us the transmission needed replacing, with both estimates over $6K for repair. We were ready to donate it when Scotty told us the Audi’s transmission was fine, it just had a small ignition problem they fixed for a few hundred dollars. Now it works great! Scotty and Mike literally saved us from having to buy another car. When you find a mechanic that’s fair and doesn’t take you for a ride, you won’t go anywhere else.”
Pam L, St. Louis Park
"I always take my vehicle to Scotty and his team. A friend who is a car guy, recommended him. Scotty does an excellent job of letting me know what to expect with no surprises or hidden fees. This is a shop of straight up hard working guys. My older car has been running strong for many miles, and I hope for many more thanks this great crew. I recommend them to everyone. Honest, hard working guys."
Jeff W, St. Paul
"I have been bringing my vehicles to Scotty and Mike for more than 10 years and will continue driving across town for their fantastic service and knowledge. They have helped me keep my old jalopies on the road and have always been more than fair on their pricing. Thanks for the help guys! This review is long overdue."