About Us

Authentic service you can trust.

Service the way it used to be!

Established in 1973 by Jeff Kinney in what was once a Phillips 66 gas station, family-owned Jeff’s Auto Service is a full-service, certified auto repair shop.  With same-day repair, national warranty (12 month/12,000 miles), and no hidden fees, Jeff’s Auto Service offers convenient, affordable auto care. We’ll answer your questions and offer solutions for your automotive issues so that you can make informed decisions. We treat every vehicle like it’s our own.

Jeff’s Auto Service earned the auto repair industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award. Our automotive experts provide quality service at competitive prices. We believe that quality service begins with quality employees. We offer ongoing training, meaningful work, fair compensation, and a safe work environment that encourages creativity, self-discipline, and growth.

We will be happy to review any estimate from a competitor’s shop or give you a second opinion. Many shops overlook the quality of parts being used, and dealerships often overcharge for their labor time. We charge fair prices with fewer overhead costs, and our services are warrantied. We can save you the money and time you would be wasting at dealerships and other shops. Why drive all over town for repairs when Jeff's takes care of them all? For your convenience, we also have after hours drop off available.

Jeff's Auto Service - Large enough to serve you and small enough to care!

Nextdoor Neighborhood Favorite 2019 Winner


We are proud to be a 2019 Neighborhood Favorite!

Supporting Our Community

Jeff's Auto Service is proud to support community organizations and events, including:

  • Hopkins Center for the Arts
  • Raspberry Festival
  • Music in the Park
  • Police & Fire Departments
  • Hopkins Schools

Service that Saves

Know your vehicle, plan for repairs, and get the right answers the first time. Schedule your automotive service with Jeff's Auto.

Meet the Team

Jeff Kinney // PRESIDENT

Jeff started working at a Phillips 66 Gas Station at age 16 and later owned the business for three years until the corporation moved out of Minnesota. He developed his skills in business management and became a professional transmission rebuilder. His favorite part of the business is the hands-on work of challenging car diagnostics and repair. An excellent welder and master technician, Jeff is passionate about inventing and creating. He has designed and built two Jr. Dragsters for his three kids, who were active in racing programs. Jeff drives an '85 Olds Calais in NHRA Super
Gas races.


Leann married Jeff in 1979, had three wonderful children, and later joined the 
Jeff’s Auto Service team in 1991. She schedules appointments, records diagnostic reports, sends maintenance reminders, researches labor guides, orders parts, and communicates with customers. Leann also manages advertising and estimating. She is passionate about family values, competitive pricing, and getting to know her customers. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring Minnesota, helping Jeff with his racing hobby, pilates, and spending time with her five grandchildren.


Paul is Jeff and Leann’s middle son, and the father to two little girls. Paul, formerly a professional ballet dancer with the Milwaukee Ballet Company, has a background in marketing and sales management, as well as a long time passion for anything automotive. He loves that there is always an answer to a problem with vehicles, and enjoys the challenge in finding it. Outside of work, Paul enjoys recreational motorsports and spending time with his family.

What our clients are saying about us...

My experience with the entire staff at Jeff's has been consistently courteous. They do thorough, complete work. Nothing half-way. You can rely on these guys to do the needful...and do it right.

Matt Mauren

I've been taking my vehicles to Jeff's for a number of years and have always had a good experience. Customer service is excellent and they live by the golden rule. Can't recommend them enough!

Laurie Anderson

Recently took my vehicle there for the first time for a water pump replacement. They were very friendly, did a great job, didn't charge me any extra fees above their quote, and got it done on time. Very happy with the experience.

George Michael

Always a great experience with Jeff's Auto! They take good care of my car and turn it around quickly.

Christopher Polston

Good, honest mechanics! They always get me in quickly, the prices are great, and the waiting area is really nice and comfy. Definitely the nicest auto shop I’ve ever been to.

Joan Brown