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Smitty's auto service

Your Top Choice for Auto Repair in Gainesville, Florida

Smitty's has been providing full service for foreign and domestic autos for the people of Gainesville and surrounding areas since 1988. We specialize in VW and Audi Service and Repair. Our highly trained ASE Certified Technicians are qualified to maintain and service a wide range of domestic and foreign car models and makes, such as BMWs and Mercedes and more.

Smitty’s Auto Service & Repair provides a wide range of automotive repair services designed to keep your Foreign or Domestic vehicle in excellent condition. We help you stay safe behind the wheel, avoid costly auto repairs down the road, extend the life of your car and preserve its value. Smitty’s is located in Gainesville, Florida, near Shands and the University of Florida.

We can handle all of your auto repair needs and car maintenance, from oil changes to transmission overhauls, no job is too big or small.

We are commited to a service-oriented code of ethics. Before starting the repairs on your auto we can provide you with an estimate for repair costs. Call us at (352) 373-3060 to schedule an estimate for your vehicle now.

Celebrating our
35th Year

of Serving the
Greater Gainesville Area!

Congratulations on 34 years of auto repair service.
Congratulations on 34 years of auto repair service.

35 Years Anniversary!

After being an exemplary employee for many years at the Volkswagen Dealership, my dad stepped out on faith and opened his own business, Smitty’s Auto Service, Inc., 35 years ago!

Many don't know the backstory, so I'll share. He decided to leap into Entrepreneurship due to the dealership trying to fire him because he chose to buy a car that they didn't sell. I know right? The audacity!!

Anywho, everything happens for a reason and 35 years later, he's still here..... God is good

Happy 35th Anniversary young man, I love you and I'm super proud of you.
- Surinda Smith, proud daughter

Volkswagen and Audi Specialists

However, Smitty's repairs and services all makes and models
of automobiles, SUV's and light trucks


Our Mission

To fulfill your auto repair needs in a professional, efficient and friendly manner.
We go an extra mile to ensure your complete satisfaction and
get your vehicle back on the road.


Why Choose Us?

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Our Diagnostic Tools

It takes a lot more than just a few tools to repair a car. At Smitty’s Auto Service, we have been providing auto repair services for over three decades and have the diagnostic tools, along with the experience, skills and resources to take care of any of your needs in an effective and efficient manner.

We have five lifts, a brake lathe, and state-of-the art diagnostic tools for Volkswagen and Audi plus many special tools that would be found only at dealerships, Smitty's also carries a sizeable in-house auto parts inventory.
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Our Auto Repair Services

If your car has ever broken down, you will know how stressful it can be to stand by your vehicle waiting for an auto mechanic to arrive. At Smitty’s Auto Service, we help you avoid such an inconvenient and stressful situation by providing you a comprehensive range of auto repair services in Gainesville, Florida, plus a free shuttle service to our Gainesville Customers.
Aimed at improving the performance and life of your vehicle, our maintenance services take care of everything from oil and filter services to more complex and intensive diagnostics of your vehicle, as shown here:

  • A one-stop solution for all your auto needs
  • Accurate, all inclusive estimates for the job
  • Superior quality auto repair services with quick turnarounds
  • Quality workmanship by ASE certified technicians at fair prices
  • Flexibility to schedule your appointment online at a time that’s convenient for you
  • Free shuttle service for your ease and convenience
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Expert Volkswagen
and Audi Mechanics

No mechanic understands your Volkswagen and Audi cars better than our expert automotive specialists who have served countless customers and ensured their complete satisfaction with our superior-quality auto repair services in Gainesville, FL.
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Detailed Estimates

We understand that you may feel unsure about taking your car to an auto repair shop because you are afraid that you will get charged for unnecessary things. To help you feel more confident, we provide you complete details about any repairs that your car needs before starting work on your vehicle.
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The Most Reliable Auto Repair
Mechanics in Gainesville

Our mechanical team is composed of technical masters who each specialize in a particular auto service domain, so we can cater to European, U.S. and Asian models alike with equal expertise. Having the best mechanics in Gainesville, we strive to offer you a pleasant, well-rounded experience of working with Smitty’s Auto Service.

Smitty's Business Licenses, Credentials,
Service Partners and Affiliates

Certified ALLDATA

ASE National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence

iATN Business Sponsor


Reviews from Our Customers
See our Customer Reviews page for comments from our customers.


"Beyond pleased from the beginning. Smitty himself drove me to work after dropping off my car. I can tell they know what they’re doing & don’t charge you a fortune like most other shops. Thank you for repairing my Audi Allroad, I’ll be back!"

- Shane Kelly


"I have been to many shops and Smitty's is hands down the best shop I've ever been to. The mechanics are friendly and FAST. His prices are extremely well priced and competitive. Couldn't be any happier with their services. Worth the drive if you live across town like me.

- Colson


"Smitty is one of the nicest trustworthy repair shop owners I have ever crossed paths with. His technicians are hard working and beyond helpful! I highly recommend them. I will not take either of my vehicles anywhere else!"

- Michelle

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Call Smitty at (352) 373-3060 for more information or to schedule an estimate for your auto repair or service.
You can also send us an email for more information at:

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