Marathon Automotive

Marathon Automotive

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"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"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"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’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"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"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 am a long-time customer because of friendliness, trust and good work."Dan Tholen"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 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 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"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"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"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"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"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"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"...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."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"...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 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. "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"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"Done correctly. Done economically. Done on time."Dave Warren"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 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"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"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

Fleet Benefits

- Our Fleet Clients receive priority service

- We will always strive to meet your time frame

- Special fleet pricing on parts…saving you money

- Complete one-stop facility able to take care of all your fleet maintenance, repair, and tire needs

- Individual assessments allow us to match budgets to vehicle needs

- Short term or infrequently driven vehicles may have different needs or budget than long term high-use vehicles

  • Let our resources and experience replace your day to day challenges with productive cost-saving solution
  • Same Day Service on most repairs

- Emergency repair, we will do our best to get you back on the road the same day

- Free Initial Inspection Evaluation for each vehicle ($75 value)

- Easy to read computerized repair orders and vehicle service history

- Secure Inside overnight storage by request

- Night key drop box

- Clean customer waiting area with Wi-Fi internet

- Free Shuttle Service in the Traverse City area

Marathon Automotive is Unique

Marathon Automotive is unique in that we have a specialist for each make of vehicle.

Our award winning technicians are specialists; they are familiar with your vehicle and are quick to spot common problems, providing your fleet with fast accurate diagnosis and the highest quality service.

With 13 employees Marathon automotive is equipped to handle all of your maintenance and service needs in a timely fashion.

Marathon Automotive is the only shop in northern Michigan to have the factory diagnostic scan tools for GM, FORD and CHRYSLER and the ability to reprogram computers.  What does this mean to you the fleet manager? With the increasing complexity of electrical and computer components we are the only shop to be able to accurately diagnose and repair GM, FORD and CHRYSLER vehicles. 

Traverse City’s only AAA Approved Repair Facility, Marathon Automotive is the only shop in Traverse City to win this approval. This certification means the repair facility has met AAA’s strict criteria for technician certification and customer satisfaction.

Traverse City’s first and only Award Winning AC Delco service center

Marathon Automotives technicians are all ASE Masters (the highest level); a level very few shops in the country can match. We take our ongoing commitment to training and certification seriously.

Traverse City’s only ASE Blue Seal Shop


Relax …we have you covered.

Marathon Automotive’s “best in the business” warranty covers Parts and Labor for 18 months/18,000 miles!


- Guaranteed lowest tire price on direct pay fleet accounts

- Tires matched to specific vehicle needs/budget ‘Good-Better-Best’ choices

- Always free nitrogen in tires. Nitrogen filled tires last longer & provide better fuel mileage

- All major brands available

- Discounted alignments with tire purchases

- Known by the Company We Keep

- We are preferred vendors for the following fleet service companies:

  • PHH
  • Leaseplan
  • Donlen Fleet Services
  • ARI Fleet Services
  • Map/Wheels
  • Enterprise
  • GE Capital
  • GSA Fleet Services
  • Mike Albert Leasing

- Preferred vendors for over 20 service contract and extended warranty providers

Marathon Automotive