Marathon Automotive

Marathon Automotive

Get an Estimate

Click here and fill out some general information. We will follow up within 24 hours with a quote.

Request an Appointment

shuttle service available»

231.929.4777 Facebook Twitter

"Done correctly. Done economically. Done on time."Dave Warren"Marathon Automotive is my favorite place to go for my auto maintenance and repairs. They are honest, friendly, and very accommodating... I like their commitment to use the highest quality and most eco-friendly parts. "Lisa Danto"It is always a pleasure to do business with Marathon Automotive. A customer can rely on top-quality work in a thoroughly professional environment... When service is performed, it will be done by highly trained technicians..."Eb and Mary Frixen"The staff at Marathon Automotive have the 'attention to detail' that allows my family to travel with the confidence that they will arrive at their destination."Bill White"My husband is a do-it-yourselfer who trusts nothing to anyone. This is the ONLY place he will "let me" take my Subaru for the few things he doesn't have time for. (And he checks things over when I get home ... )"Patty Marden"They are excellent at diagnosing the problem and fixing it quickly. They charge fairly and will do the extra things that make it convenient for you. I consider the staff my friends..."Larry Fatt"...I felt my car was treated with respect long since forgotten by my dealer. BTW the coffee is great while I wait and I like to walk to the surrounding shops and restaurants while I wait on bigger jobs. Keep it up Marathon! A+++++"James D."I am a long-time customer because of friendliness, trust and good work."Dan Tholen"We always know at Marathon things will be done right and if something should be done it is so. And if something doesn't need to be done Marathon will say so. "Harry Janis"...I found everyone that I dealt with at Marathon to be honest, educated, and communicated well both over the phone and in person. I'm thankful that they didn't try to take advantage of me being out of state and during a time of need..."Jerel D. "I can always count on Marathon Automotive to deliver thoughtful, quality service and a good price. I have been going there for decades and they are great to work with."James D. and Christina MacInnes"...I have had no complaints and no problems with the work that they have performed on my SUV. They are very courteous and make me feel welcome every time I walk through their door. They will always be my preferred choice."Debbie Greensky"I’ve been using Marathon Automotive services since 1994. If I had to sum up my relationship with them I would say, 'I can trust them.' "Keli MacIntosh"Knowing that everyone at Marathon is taking care of both of our vehicles... gives peace of mind that will always make it home safely on the snowiest of nights and the hottest of summer days... We love Marathon..."Leslie and Russ Knopp"I highly recommend Marathon Automotive for the following reasons: Friendly and courteous service. Scheduled repairs completed on time. Quality results. Fair and competitive pricing. Dependable shuttle..."Ted Fistler"With equally excellent people skills and automotive skills, the folks at Marathon Automotive provide the best car maintenance ever - anywhere! They're the Click and Clack of the Grand Traverse Region."Amy Tyler"I have been using Marathon Automotive for all my car (Subaru) servicing needs for the past 25 years. I always find the staff to be very accommodating when scheduling appointments, especially in emergencies..."Pat Buron"It has been my pleasure to have worked with everyone at Marathon Automotive over the years. I have enjoyed your honesty and integrity and feel that you always show a sincere concern for the care of your customers... "Kathy Jabara"Absolutely spectacular service! I am impressed every visit with the team's ability to not only recognize you, but remember things that were going on the last time you were in."Whitney Fisher Miller"I feel as though Marathon Automotive is the best place to take your vehicle. From the moment you walk in, everyone is friendly, professional, and great to deal with. Did these guys get trained by the Ritz Carlton? Their prices are in line with others, and yet they give you so much more value..."Sebastian Garbsch"If you are looking for an automotive service center that is locally owned and operated by people that excel at service, accurate estimates, and timely completion dates, stop in at Marathon Automotive. "Ed and Carole Trahan"Always friendly and courteous, take the time to explain needed service and offer options, and most importantly, they stand behind their work. Not the least expensive in town, but worth every penny for the quality work. Tire pricing is competitive, and the honest tire advice is priceless."Timothy Burke"We've been using Marathon Automotive for 26+ years and have always received superior service for all of our vehicles, both personal and company..."Sue Kitchen"We are so glad we found Marathon Automotive! From tires to service and repairs, they have always been professional, honest and knowledgeable. We wouldn't take our Honda's anywhere else."Beth M."I have been working with the staff at Marathon for over 15 years. On occasion I have tried other companies for car service, but always return to Marathon because of the courtesy of the staff as well as their knowledge of vehicles... "Donna Valdmanis"My wife and I both use Marathon. We have always been impressed with the sincerity of the staff, quality of service and feeling part of the Marathon family. Marathon sees the value of us... and we see the value of their service."Chip Petty"Everyone is always so helpful at Marathon Automotive. Dave has given me many tips when purchasing a travel trailer, or new car, beyond what is expected. I have used Marathon for ten years for all of my auto repair service..."Sara Cockrell

Audi and VW Service in Traverse City

 

 

 VW and Audi Owners need look no further than our technician Frank Jodoin to know why so many VW and Audi owners call Marathon Automotive for all their service needs. Equal parts craftsman, mechanic, and electrician Frank has 35 years of VW and Audi service experience and is also an ASE Master Technician.
 Frank is the only Bosch Level 5 (Bosch’s highest service recognition) certified technician in northern Michigan.  Bosch is the company who designs and builds the engine, transmission and antilock brake control systems on most European vehicles.
We also have the distinction of being the only ASE Blue Seal Shop in Traverse City, and the only AAA Approved Repair shop in Traverse City. Just like your parents told you, you are known by the company you keep.

 

 

There is a good reason that Marathon Automotive was named one of the top 10 shops in the U.S.A. by Motor Age Magazine:  Press release here
 

 

 

What are the benefits of using Marathon Automotive?


We value your time   When you call you will talk to a person not an answering machine.


We do better work   With an average employee tenure of over 15 years our technicians are not only ASE Certified Master’s but also multiple award winners who are recognized locally and nationally as being the best of the best!


Better Warranty   All of our service is guaranteed 18 months or 18,000 miles (parts and labor) longer than the dealer or other independents.


Save You Money  We have lower overhead and typically charge 10-15%   less than the dealer.


Better Parts Availability  We stock many common parts for Audi and VW.  If we don’t have it, our  vender partnerships give us nationwide access to parts for next day delivery meaning your vehicle will be back on the road  fast.


Simplicity   No need to chase all over town for service; we do it all. From maintenance services to tires -we have you covered.


The Best Service   Don’t take our word for it- read what our customers have to say here.

 

 

Marathon Automotive