Cottage Grove




You Don’t Have To Go Back to the dealer!


Asian Imports

The growth of Asian vehicle manufacturers has been incredible in the U.S.A.  We currently perform regular service on Acura, Honda, Hyundai, Infinity, Isuzu, KIA, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota and lessor known makes as well.  As an independent repair facility we work on them all.  Asian vehicles are known for their quality workmanship and miles of trouble free driving, but like all vehicles require regularly scheduled maintenance to keep them on the road.  Full synthetic and semi synthetic oil changes, fluid flushes, suspension issues, belts & hoses, brakes, exhaust, filter replacement, battery & electrical issues, minor & major engine repair, tire sales, rotations & balancing…Carlson Automotive does them all.

Carlson Automotive’s ASE technicians are trained on ALL Asian vehicle manufactures. We are also a AAA Approved Auto Repair Facility and guarantee all of our repairs with a 24 month/24000 mile warranty. You do not have to go back to the dealer to have your Asian vehicle serviced……just come to your locally owned Carlson Automotive.  


We currently serve over 4,000 of your friends and neighbors…..please read our reviews and please give us a try.  We would very much enjoy the opportunity to serve you!   

European Imports

You do not have to go back to the dealer for your regularly scheduled maintenance on your European import!!  Save time and money by having those routine services done close to home by our locally owned automotive repair facility.  Carlson Automotive ASE trained technicians have the knowledge to service your European vehicle maintenance needs.

Every week we are serving the preventative maintenance needs for owners of Audi’s, BMW’s, Mercedes, Mini Cooper’s, Volvo’s, VW’s & others……and saving each money while we perform their needed & necessary maintenance services close to home.

There have been times when our technicians have discovered issues that need to be performed by the dealer…..Carlson Automotive will never attempt a repair that we do not have the necessary scan or hand tools that some European specialized repairs require.  Oil changes, fluid flushes, brake service, filter replacements, alignments, exhaust work, steering, suspension, and many other services are similar regardless of whether you drive an American, Asian, or European vehicle.  In addition, The United States Congress passed legislation “way back” in 1975 (Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act) that makes it illegal to tell vehicle owners their warranty will be void if you do not have regular scheduled maintenance performed by the dealer.

If you drive a European vehicle, drive it to Carlson Automotive for your next regular service interval….we look forward to seeing you soon!


Why choose

Carlson auto?

It is easy to schedule an appointment online. Choose a location below and complete the form. We will call you to confirm your appointment. Couldn’t be easier! See you soon.

Cottage Grove

8799 E Point Douglas Rd S
Monday-Thursday: 8AM-6PM
Friday: 8AM-5PM


275 Century Ave N
Monday-Friday: 8AM-6PM

“Great service and friendly staff. They fixed my car at a very reasonable cost. It was ready when they said it would be. I highly recommend this shop. -Susan B.”

“Honest guys and good price. Good prices for professional services. A rare find. -Diana T”

“They have always treated us well. Glad to have them in the neighborhood. Honest and do their best to fix it right the first time. Thanks. -Rachel P.”