Our Reviews

Todd Rentschler
Straight talk--that's what you'll get at Ashton Auto Center. Pat & Bob have years of experience, are "looking out for the little guy" and have your best interests in mind when servicing your vehicle. They do it all, big or small, and they've earned my business based on over a decade of honesty, integrity, and the quality of their work. I moved to Parrish (30 min. away) over a year ago and STILL take my car to Ashton Auto. It's worth the drive!
Dale Ann Clancy
I’ve been bringing my cars and my families cars to Ashton auto for over 20 years. Bob and Pat are so honest and so talented at their craft. They recently got my 1954 ford running beautifully and put in power brakes so she would be safe and took care of so many fine details… I cannot recommend them enough
On vacation from northern illinois. Broke down in Osprey today. They used their prefered towing company and worked on it right away. We were back on the road within 3 hours of breaking down. They were professional, fast and the rates were reasonable. I chose them because they had a 5 star review and they did not disappoint. Great job!
In all of my years and travels I've met all kinds of people and been to all kinds of mechanics. This place is above and beyond the best of the best. The people there are HONEST and GOOD people. They are car EXPERTS. And they are more than fair. My family and I are hard to impress and suspicious of all but through the many years and ups and downs of this economy no one at this company has ever once taken advantage of us, they've always helped us out when we needed it and have gone above and beyond to do the right thing. If you believe in Heaven, I'm positive the owner and Pat will be there one day too. They honestly are amazing people in every sense of the word.
Roy Fung
I understand how Bob and Pat works now. They never ask me to fix things I don’t need. He never overcharge. That’s why he never asked for “approval to do the work. I will be foolish to go any other shop in town. For example my air-conditioner is broken. All it was just a clutch relay. Any other shop in town would’ve tell me to put new Freon in or something to charge money on about air compressor. Ashton auto helped me out big time in multiple occasions and is most trust worthy auto store in town. They’ve been in business for over 37 years!
Ron McLaurin
There the best, I have a 2003 Dodge Caravan that we decommissioned when we bought a 2014 Focus. The minivan needs some TLC and has been sitting in the driveway, waiting. Finally got around to calling Ashton Auto today to try to get something schedule. I live in Manatee County, but after the excellent, honest service I received in the past for my 2006 Escape, I would not consider taking this van anywhere else. The van is part of the family, with many road trips and family vacations under its belt, I am looking forward to getting her cleaned up and serviced at Ashton.
Y Sap
I've lived in sarasota/manatee counties for 25 years. It's not easy to find good mechanics. This shop has good ratings so I tried it. So far I've done three visits, two different cars in the last 6 months. They are honest people, very reasonable fees, accurate diagnosis & timely work. Large parking spaces, convenient for dropping off towed cars.
Deni Armani
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Value If you’re looking for honest and great repairmen, you’ve found them! They’re extremely friendly, knowledgeable and professional. My AC blower fuse had gone out on me and they fixed it real fast, I was there for less than 30 min and the problem was fixed completely and at a perfectly reasonable price. I’d visit them every time for my auto repairs.
William Stanton
There's always a stigma taking your car to the mechanics. Weary that they will try to sell u things u don't need, or they don't know what they are doing. Ashton Automotive is none of that they are helpful and knowledgeable and very reasonably priced. I won't take my car anywhere else from now on.
Mike Carns
It was a very refreshing experience, my vehicle was making a noise coming from the front end it is a 2018 Nissan Pathfinder. I took it to the Nissan dealer in Venice Florida and they told me I needed brakes and rotors at a cost of $850. So I thought I should get a second opinion and I took it to Ashton Auto who came recommended.they came out and told me I didn't need brakes it was just my dust shield was bent and rubbing in the brakes were just fine. It's so refreshing to see honesty in that business, guess what Nissan dealership I'll never visit again 🤭
Kristi O'Hara
While traveling to Sarasota for a funeral I had a major issue with my van. I was only in town for the funeral, which was 11 hours from my home and I was leaving the next day. They were able to get it in, check it out, get the parts, and repair it in one day. I was on the road and back home on time. The man who helped me was very kind and helpful. I couldn't have asked for better service! Thanks so much!!!
Went to another mechanic only bc it was a friend's relative. Correct diagnosis on my 97 toyota celica conv..but took 2 weeks and would have cost me a big bundle.....towed it to Bob and in a week, part came in, saved me $1000. ...yes, for real. A lifelong customer I will be for sure. Thank you Bob!
Oscar Arias
Bob replaced the flasher relay on my :96 Cadillac today Thankfully was able to replace it same day... actually while I waited, at minimal cost! I've been coming here for years, and will keep doing so!
Phil Conover
Bob operates a highly professional and fairly priced auto service center. My dealings with him over the last 4 or 5 years have always been good and honest and on-time experiences. He provides a clear explanation of any problem and provides an efficient and fair solution.
Dave Claussen
I have been going to Ashton Auto for over 25 years. Bob and Pat always take care of you and they are honest. That's a hard thing to find these days.
Tanya Coleman
I give Ashton Auto five stars every time I come here. Today they are working on my brakes and I know the job will be done professionally and with integrity. If you need the best to maintain your car give Ashton Auto a call!
Mike Adams
Fixed the a/c in double quick time, Bob is a friendly guy, and his charges very reasonable. I was quoted double from another local place, next time my car needs servicing or fixing he'll get the business.
Bill Letson
Bob and Pat are excellent mechanics and honest. I have never had to take my car back, it's always done correctly the first time. Their prices are fair, they look for ways to the work in the least expensive way. Great guys who do a great job. No need to take your cars anywhere else.
Stephanie Duffy
The best mechanic's in town wouldn't go anywhere else reasonable prices
bill neunder
Honest, fair and great mechanics. This is a GREAT shop. Nice to be able to deal with total pros. 110% satisfied.
Douglas Landin
Great customer service, helpful, informative, honest. They got the job done faster and for less.
Marc Doyle
Good service, good prices, reliable people, nice new shop
KC Myers
bob and his crew are wonderful!! super polite and informative, and do excellent work for an honest buck.
Rob Snyder
Bob and his staff are some of the best and fairest people you will meet when you need your car fixed
Mary ofBethany
Wow fixed my car for under 100 dollars! Great people, warm atmosphere, quick service. So happy to have found them!
Gale Dallenbach
If your looking for a fair, honest, master mechanic Ashton Auto Center is the place to send your family and friends. I believe Bob is a man of integrity and in my experience that has been difficult to find elsewhere in his field.
Robert Marble
So much better than the "service" you get at the dealers. Try Ashton Auto, and you will have your car guys for life.
Traci W
only place I would trust to take my car...great service..not more than needed...just feel safe knowing what they say is wrong with your car is what is wrong....
Carolyn Brooks Wood
Bob is a dependable trustworthy honest mechanic! Always reasonable!
greg settle
The most reasonably priced auto repair shop I found in sarasota. They were half the price, friendly and quick.
tracy basler
Last fair priced place in Sarasota. Work is exceptional and fast!
I've had the pleasure of working with Bob, when my car had a bad axle, highly recommend it
Bill Luthy
After getting referrals, we started using Ashton Auto Center four years ago and would not use anyone else. We absolutely trust them with our cars.
Eric Crum
The only place I trust
neil sosa
Mustang experts! Professional and great customer service!
Jeremy Underwood
The guys here know there stuff. Been using them for years.
Pat Matassarin
Honest, knowledgeable & affordable
Tony Foley
Great mechanic
Christopher Carlson