AJ’S COMPLETE AUTOMOTIVE
All your vehicle’s needs handled under one roof
AJ’s Complete Automotive has been welcoming customers into its shop since May of 2007.
The one-stop shop for all your vehicle’s needs had a lot to prove when Justin Pogones and Amy Beaudoin first opened it, but as the business has grown so has the ease in which clients find the Elk River repair shop at 279 Carson Street.
“When we first started here, we worked hard to get to know our customers and make sure they knew who we were,” said Beaudoin. “Now customers come to us already knowing about us or they are already like family.”
All AJ’s Complete Automotive auto repair technicians are ASE Certified.
AJ’s is not the first auto repair shop Pogones has owned, beginning with J&J Auto Specialties in Elk River and a shop in Zimmerman. Wherever Pogones goes, he has been working with many of the same customers who have all come to expect excellent service and great deals.
One of the top deals at AJ’s Complete Automotive is the “discount card.” For $64.95 customers can purchase a card that is actually worth more than $550 and is good for two years.
On that card are three free oil changes (plus tax and disposal), five $6.95 oil changes (plus tax and disposal), four free tire rotations and two tire repairs. But it doesn’t stop there. There are $10 off and $20 off total bills, a free brake inspection, two free computer scans of your vehicle, and more.
The shop was able to expand three years ago with four more bays and three more hoists to work on, while also offering towing services to AJ’s for customers living in the Elk River area.
When you bring your vehicle to AJ’s Complete Automotive, the name of the business couldn’t be more accurate, as they service all parts of the vehicle including oil changes, brakes, transmission work and flushes. For engine and transmission rebuilds, they use Jasper engines, which have a 3-year, 100,000-mile warranty.
The shop also offers DOT inspections, tires and custom wheels, auto sales, diagnostics, accessories, towing, fabrication and small engine repair.
AJ’s Complete Automotive also goes beyond cars, trucks, SUVs, vans, commercial vehicles and heavy lines, as it also services snow blowers and other miscellaneous mechanical items.
They repair and install Boss snowplows, but can service any brand.
At AJ’s Complete Automotive they only use name-brand oil for all oil changes, and offer Amsoil synthetic oil which extends the 3,000 mile oil change to 7,500 miles.
Talk about a deal — not only do you not have to bring in your vehicle as often, but it ends up being the same cost of two-and-a-half 3,000-mile changes!
That is why they suggest proactive and preventive maintenance to decrease the chances of having to pay thousands of dollars down the road for one giant repair, like a transmission rebuild. Instead, they take the approach of maintenance procedures, like alignments and transmission flushes now, instead of waiting until it will cost in the thousands.
The mechanics will also always keep you up-to-date on your vehicle. If there’s a leak, they’ll let you know now instead of waiting until it gets worse.
“We’re proactive in making sure each of our customers save money,” Beaudoin said.
The staff also knows your time is valuable and tries to do same-day service on your vehicle, as well as 20-minute oil changes.
Aside from the exceptional service, it’s the family-like atmosphere that is keeping the customers, and mechanics who work there, loyal, Beaudoin said.
While waiting for your vehicle to be fixed, the staff at AJ’s Complete Automotive wants the experience to be as comfortable as possible.
That’s why there’s always a TV on in the background, a spread of magazines laid out to read and complimentary coffee, cappuccino and fresh cookies. Kids are welcome, too.