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Carlson Auto

Carlson Automotive began serving the automotive repair needs of vehicle owners in Cottage Grove, Maplewood, Oakdale, Lake Elmo, Woodbury, St. Paul Park, Hastings and the surrounding area in 1984…..for customer convenience we have locations in Cottage Grove and Maplewood. Our business approach is best described by two words: “NO SURPRISES!” All work is priced and approved by you before we start. This approach has allowed Carlson Automotive to enjoy repeat customers as well as attract new customers every month since we opened 36 years ago.

If you would like to have your vehicle serviced by a company that puts the customer first, and strives for 100% customer satisfaction every day, please give us a try. As a family and locally owned company, we deliver unsurpassed service with our ASE trained technicians and back all of our work with a 24 month/24000 mile warranty.

We look forward to serving you soon…!

Dave & Steve Weeks

Our Services


AC Service

Is your air conditioner not cooling……(click to learn more)


Brake repair

Does your brake pedal seem to go down to far? Is your vehicle pulling to the right or left when stopping? Do you hear a grinding noise when stopping? (click to learn more)


check Engine light

If your check engine light is on there is a reason……(click to learn more)


Cooling system

Did you notice any green, orange or yellow fluid under your car? Is your temperature gauge hotter than normal? Do you hear a squeaking noise as you speed up? (click to learn more)



Are you confused by all the different oils available today? Full synthetic, synthetic blend, and others……(click to learn more)


Exhaust System

Do you smell exhaust inside the vehicle? Does your vehicle sound louder than usual? Have you noticed decreased fuel efficiency? Could be your exhaust system…(click to learn more)



Is your vehicle starting hard? It may be something simple or more serious…..(click to learn more)


Transmissions Service & Repair

Do you hear a whining noise when under power? When you shift is there a hesitation? Did you notice a pool of fluid under your vehicle? Is your check engine light on?…….(click to learn more)

Book Appointment

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.

Contact Us

Cottage Grove
Monday-Thursday: 8AM-6PM
8799 E Point Douglas Rd S


M-F: 8AM-6PM
275 Century Ave N