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Welcome to DC Auto Repair,
your local source for all your automotive maintenance and repair.

If you’re looking for auto repair in Appleton, WI or surrounding area, you’ve found us. Here at DC Auto Repair we work hard to earn your trust and loyalty. We know how important it is to find a Appleton car service you can rely on, so your satisfaction is our top priority each and every day.

Here at DC Auto Repair we understand what makes guest service truly outstanding. You will feel the difference exceptional customer care makes when you work with us. We know auto repair in Appleton offers you lots of choices, and we aim to provide the kind of caring guest service that will bring you back.

Our professional automotive service offers you years of combined expertise from our well-trained technicians. We treat our auto repair professionals well because we value their skill and can-do attitude. We know our team sets us apart, saving you time and money, not to mention worry. When it comes to auto repair in Appleton, we are totally confident that DC Auto Repair is the best option in town!

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About DC Auto Repair Appleton, WI

On July 7, 2009, Denae and Chad Katalinick officially opened DC Auto Repair. Opening the shop was a long-standing dream for both Denae and Chad to serve the Fox Valley and surrounding communities, with their automotive repair needs.

The big question was, how would we separate ourselves with so many automotive repair facilities in the fox valley?

This was the question that became the center of discussion around our dinner table. The answer we came up with over and over would be this simple. Our grandparents would tell us stories of the old times when they would enjoy the small-town atmosphere that the auto industry provided. This soon went away as the small shops became corporate. That is what we decided we wanted to bring back to the community! A sense of security, trust, and respect that came with the mom and pop shops that were fading.

Our next step was how to create a business that provided both that small-town family relationship along with the ability and knowledge of a corporate dealership. With these business practices, DC has grown from a one-bay shop to a fully equipped stand-alone eight-bay repair facility. Through the years, our hard work and honesty, and a great clientele base have allowed us to grow to what we are today! We could not have accomplished what we set out to do without the blessings from the Lord and the support from our employees, friends, family, and community.
We look forward to the years to come and the new adventures that await us here at DC Auto Repair and Quick Lube.

Thanks to all who have been there for us. We look forward to the future with you and the guests we get to meet along the way!

Sincerely
Chad and Denae Katalinick

Are you ready to experience the best Appleton car service available? Please give us a call or make an appointment here.

The Absolute Best Car Service in Appleton, WI

What sets DC Auto Repair apart from all of the others in Appleton, WI?

Trust: When it comes to auto repair in Appleton, WI, it’s all about earning loyalty and trust by doing our very best every day. We are determined to earn and keep your trust.

Talent: At DC Auto Repair, you can rest easy knowing that our highly-skilled, experienced auto service professionals are handling your car. Our technicians bring years of experience, skill, and education to the Appleton auto repair table.

Time: We take the time we need to provide you with top quality car service in Appleton, WI, and we take the time to talk to you about what that means. We listen to you so we understand your needs and goals for your auto repair.

Recently Serviced Vehicles

2009 Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Sonata

Mileage
156,126
Service Date
9/22/2020
Services Performed
  • Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check air filter and breather filter. Check all fluid levels and tire pressures. Preform basic safety inspection.
  • Tire rotation
  • Oil And Filter Environmental Disposal Fee
 
Amanda C. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/22/2020

2013 Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer

Mileage
117,819
Service Date
9/21/2020
Services Performed
  • Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check air filter and breather filter. Check all fluid levels and tire pressures. Preform basic safety inspection.
  • Tech found nail in right rear tire, tech plugged and set pressure
  • Oil And Filter Environmental Disposal Fee
 
Amy G. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/21/2020

2009 Jeep Patriot

Jeep Patriot

Mileage
178,101
Service Date
9/11/2020
Services Performed
  • road test lift on hoist found front sway bar links failed need to replace and drive to isolate only fault
  • Tech found clunk in front of vehicle coming from sway bar links, recommend replacement of sway bar links. Tech replaced front sway bar links and clunk noise in 90% gone, guest having noise coming from rear control arms and the bushing on the right front control arm. recommend replacement to correct noise.
 
Brennen W. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/14/2020

2016 Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu

Mileage
106,301
Service Date
9/2/2020
Services Performed
  • Tech plugged passenger front tire and set pressure
 
Gina S. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/2/2020

2014 Chevrolet Equinox

Chevrolet Equinox

Mileage
55,821
Service Date
8/31/2020
Services Performed
  • Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check air filter and breather filter. Check all fluid levels and tire pressures. Preform basic safety inspection.
  • Tire rotation
  • Oil And Filter Environmental Disposal Fee
 
Judy M. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/31/2020

2013 Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet Cruze

Mileage
101,392
Service Date
8/27/2020
Services Performed
  • Tech scanned system found loss of communication between vehicle and both ECM and TCM. Tech check for resistance on DLC and found 123 Ohms of resistance spec is 60 Ohms confirming communication line is down. Tech tested resistance to fuse box and found open circuit on vehicle side of leading us to trace wires on the vehicle side. Tech traced wiring to the electronic power steering module testing resistance along the way, tech found under engine cradle and found 3 out of 5 wires broken and the other two almost broken, these wires communicate with power steering module, abs module, ECM and TCM which make one big loop and all need to be communicating for vehicle to run. Tech replaced all 5 wires and secured harness back to vehicle and cleared codes vehicle now runs and all functions returned except for license plate lights. Tech found both bulbs out needing replacement. Tech replaced and tested.
  • Vehicle tow in
 
Kelly S. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/27/2020

2013 Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet Cruze

Mileage
78,156
Service Date
8/17/2020
Services Performed
  • EVAPORATIVE CANISTER PURGE SOLENOID – Remove & Replace – 1.8L Eng
  • Tested system and found failure at the evaporative purge valve not operating as designed. Replaced the purge valve and retested ok at this time. Cleared the codes and test drove to find no failure codes to return
 
Gina N. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/21/2020

2014 Buick Encore

Buick Encore

Mileage
72,759
Service Date
8/20/2020
Services Performed
  • Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check air filter and breather filter. Check all fluid levels and tire pressures. Preform basic safety inspection.
  • Oil And Filter Environmental Disposal Fee
 
Diane D. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/20/2020

2010 Ford Edge

Ford Edge

Mileage
227,907
Service Date
8/20/2020
Services Performed
  • All rear lights at this time are working as designed
  • Tested and found the Ac system low on refridgerant charge. Put system under a vacuum to identify any potential leaks none noted at this time. Charged the system to full capacity and added dye to the system to trace any potential leaks not identified today.
 
Irene K. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/20/2020

2010 Ford Taurus

Ford Taurus

Mileage
130,825
Service Date
8/20/2020
Services Performed
  • Guest states possible drivers rear wheel bearing noise please check and advise
  • Guests check over condition of suspension
  • Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check air filter and breather filter. Check all fluid levels and tire pressures. Preform basic safety inspection.
  • Performed four wheel alignment and set vehicle to manufacturer specs
  • Tech found both upper rear control arm bushings loose and needing replacement. Tech replaced and tested
  • Tech found left front inner tie rod end having slight play recommend replacement to save on having to do another alignment. Tech replaced and tested.
  • Tech found left rear wheel bearing making noise and needing to be replaced. Tech replaced and tested.
  • Oil And Filter Environmental Disposal Fee
 
Clay G. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/20/2020

2010 Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry

Mileage
101,027
Service Date
8/18/2020
Services Performed
  • Replaced the sway bar bushings to correct the concern
 
Shawn T. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/18/2020

2017 Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima

Mileage
37,433
Service Date
8/18/2020
Services Performed
  • Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check air filter and breather filter. Check all fluid levels and tire pressures. Preform basic safety inspection.
  • Tire rotation
  • Oil And Filter Environmental Disposal Fee
 
Brock K. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/18/2020