About Us

Providing Expert & Honest Auto Repair Service Since 2012

Our History

Our mission was to create a family owned automotive and diesel repair shop that offered a wide range of repairs on Domestic and Import vehicles, including cars, suvs and light trucks.

Our philosophy from the very beginning was to offer a FAIR PRICE and NEVER selling anyone something the vehicle doesn’t need to stay safe and reliable! We wanted to create a repair business that was friendly, casual and non-pressure, that put customers at ease when looking to get their vehicle repaired.

Our Company

As a family owned and operated Top Notch Automotive, we truly care about the level of customer service we provide, while being a friend to the communities we serve in McHenry County. We promise that you’ll be greeted with a friendly face when visiting our Crystal Lake based auto repair shop! It’s all part of the Top Notch Difference – the warm handshake, the friendly smile, the right diagnosis…and fair pricing.

Whether you’re here for routine maintenance or a less common auto repair need, you’ll find that our level of service is truly top notch. Our ASE Certified Technicians, who utilize the latest diagnostic equipment and highest quality parts and fluids, service all makes and models of cars, trucks and SUVS. Here are just a few things you can expect when choosing Top Notch for all of your automotive repair work:

  • Friendly Customer Service
  • Estimates Before Work Is Started
  • Will Not Recommend Services That Are Not Needed
  • Free Local Pick-up and Drop-off Service Available


Owen Buchanan, you and your company are hereby recognized as a Top Gun McHenry County auto repair company by the County Advisory Board.

Top Guns are recognized as someone whose skills and services go above and beyond the call of duty to make their local communities and counties a better place to call home…[More]

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48 Month/40,000 Mile Nationwide Warranty.

Covers Parts and Labor on Qualifying Repairs and Services for 48 Months/40,000 Miles.