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 2023 Neighborhood Favorite and a 2022 Carfax Top-Rated Serive Center!

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

Certifications & Affiliations

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

Paul Kinney // OWNER

Paul is Jeff and Leann’s middle son, and the father of two daughters and a son. Paul, formerly a professional ballet dancer with the Milwaukee Ballet Company, has a background in marketing and sales management and a longtime passion for anything automotive. As the majority owner since 2021, Paul looks forward to keeping the good name intact for the next 50 years!


Jeff started working at a Phillips 66 gas station at age 16 and later owned the shop for three years until the corporation moved out of Minnesota. He has since been in the auto repair business for over 50 years, becoming a professional transmission rebuilder and a master technician in every category. If someone can't properly diagnose an issue, Jeff will conquer it! In Jeff’s spare time, you will find him with family and at the racetrack.

Leann Kinney // OFFICE MANAGER

Leann married Jeff in 1979, had three wonderful children, and joined the Jeff’s Auto Service team in 1991. She schedules appointments, handles account receivables, manages the office, and greets customers with her infectious smile! Leann loves to spend her off time with her many grandbabies.



Cade joined Jeff’s Auto Service in the summer of 2023 with a background in tires and fleet work. A self-proclaimed “truck doctor,” he is fueled by a desire to understand how things work and has developed a passion for both diesel and gasoline engines. Outside of work, Cade enjoys spending time with family, working on Ford trucks, and fishing.

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