Marathon Automotive

Marathon Automotive

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

Tire and Wheel Services
When it comes to tire and wheels services we take pride in being the very best. There is a reason that for many years the Mercedes dealer in Traverse City would trust only us to mount and balance tires on their $100,000 and up special edition vehicles. In addition to the responsibility of being trusted to care for wheels that in many cases cost over $2000.00 each, it was also a great honor to be known and trusted as the best.

We carry that same pride and attention to detail in all of our tire and wheel services. The difference is our dedicated employees who make our customer’s safety their top priority; going to great lengths to make sure that all wheels are torqued accurately and all tires are filled with nitrogen exactly to the manufacturer’s specifications. Marathon has been a leader in the tire business in Traverse City since 1981.

We were the first to bring Nokian Hakkapeliitta winter tires to the Midwest-- before most tire dealers were even thinking about snow tires. Since then, Marathon Automotive has been the region’s leader in winter tires and committed to our customer’s driving safety all year long. Since our inception, we have been focused on putting customer’s needs first.

What makes us a better tire store?

We value your time.
We make appointments for tires and we will have you in and out in less than an hour, or if it is more convenient, our shuttle can give you a ride to work or home.

We value your safety.

When we have your tires off, we will inspect your brakes.

We care for the environment.

We recycle all used tires through a licensed recycler, researching and offering low rolling resistance tires, and focusing on companies like Nokian whose birch leaf insignia indicates their “complete absence of toxic materials.”

We value your business.
Our customer service is the best anywhere… there is a reason Motor Age magazine rated us one of the “Top 10 Automotive Shops in the USA” in their December 2009 issue. AAA also chose us as the only shop in Traverse City to represent them. We continually research tires so we know the best choices and values for our customers.

Most tire chain stores will try to sell you the tire that makes the most profit for them. We sell you the best tire for your needs. We answer to friends, family & customers not corporate boards.

Top ten reasons to purchase your tires from Marathon Automotive
1.  Discounted alignment with tire purchase $49.95
2.  Free nitrogen – Saves on gas and provides longer tire life
3.  Free rotation
4.  Free brake inspection for your safety. We will inspect your brakes when changing or rotating your tires.
5.  Free suspension inspection
6.  Customer shuttle service
7.  Cleanest waiting room in Traverse City
8.  Best tire selection
9.  We do the research to find you the safest and best tire for your money
10. Your safety is our #1 concern – we always torque lug nuts
11. Guaranteed lowest prices on Nokian Hakkapellitta tires


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