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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

2016 Ford Escape

Ford Escape

Mileage
82,010
Service Date
11/23/2020
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
 
Karen W. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/23/2020

2013 Ford F-150

Ford F-150

Mileage
156,594
Service Date
11/23/2020
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
 
Lyle M. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/23/2020

2011 Ford Pickup

Ford Pickup

Mileage
114,965
Service Date
11/19/2020
Services Performed
  • Check suspension found small amount of play in left inner tie Rod End recommend monitoring if worsens will need to replace all 4 ball joints are in working order at this time sway bar links are OK at this time as well did not hear any abnormal noise at this time greased lower ball joints uppers have now serviceable fittings on them
  • evacuate brake master cylinder flush new brake fluid to all four brake calipers pressure test OK at this time
  • evacuate front and rear differential oil refill with new synthetic gear oil Drain and fill transfer case with new synthetic transfer case oil Flush 11 Qts of new Synthetic transmission oil threw transmission set fluid level to proper level using scan tool
  • 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.
  • Perform 3 part induction cleaning threw vacuum port in intake manifold add oil treatment to fuel tank and crank case oil with Direct injection Style fuel system recommend Induction service to be done annually at a minimum
  • Remove and replace all 4 brake rotors and 8 brake pads Clean and lubricate all 4 brake caliper and pad slide brackets all four calipers compressed normally at this time
  • remove and replace all 8 spark plugs and coil end boots
  • rotated all 4 tires reprogram tire sensors to correct new position
  • tested battery found to fail load test replaced battery to correct set clock to correct time
  • Oil And Filter Environmental Disposal Fee
 
Jeff S. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/19/2020

2014 Ford Escape

Ford Escape

Mileage
121,353
Service Date
11/13/2020
Services Performed
  • Leak coming from the heater control valve seam. Replaced to correct
  • Vehicle tow charge
 
Lori M. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/13/2020

2013 Chevrolet Equinox

Chevrolet Equinox

Mileage
86,734
Service Date
11/12/2020
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
 
Jean M. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/12/2020

2007 Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4

Mileage
140,765
Service Date
11/12/2020
Services Performed
  • Tech found muffler flange rotted off and needing to be replaced. Tech replaced muffler with new gasket and flange hardware.
 
Zach Z. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/12/2020

2011 Ford Pickup

Ford Pickup

Mileage
129,290
Service Date
11/5/2020
Services Performed
  • Guest states Oil leaks coming from the engine area please check and identify the source.
  • 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 oil pan gasket leaking and needing to be replaced. Tech removed oil pan removed old failed gasket and cleaned off oil pan and installed new gasket. Tech performed oil change and took for good test drive.
  • Oil And Filter Environmental Disposal Fee
 
David M. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/5/2020

2007 Dodge Pickup

Dodge Pickup

Mileage
200,725
Service Date
11/5/2020
Services Performed
  • Tech found both upstream o2 sensors melted and recommend replacement. Tech replaced both upstream o2 sensors and tested.
  • Tech found spark plugs rounded over and recommend replacement of spark plugs along with coil boots. When replacing plugs tech did find ignition coils to have some rust build up on them, tech was able to clean and lube up coils may need future attention but vehicle is now running good at this time.
  • Tech took vehicle on test drive and did notice lack of power, tech tested fuel pressure and found that to be good tech tested back pressure and found that to be good at this time, tech cleaned throttle bore then found spark plugs to be rounded over and not looking good recommend replacement of spark plugs and coil boots.
  • Tech was able to repair wire going to starter solenoid and tested.
 
Matt B. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/5/2020

2008 Nissan Rogue

Nissan Rogue

Mileage
120,197
Service Date
10/30/2020
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
 
Ann S. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/30/2020

2015 Chevrolet Equinox

Chevrolet Equinox

Mileage
45,655
Service Date
10/29/2020
Services Performed
  • Kumho Rebate $80
  • mount and balance new tires
  • Performed four wheel alignment and set vehicle to manufacturer specs
  • Replaced bolts
  • Tire Disposal Fee
 
Andy A. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/30/2020

2020 Ford F-150

Ford F-150

Mileage
5,793
Service Date
10/28/2020
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
 
Lee H. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/28/2020

2016 Dodge Journey

Dodge Journey

Mileage
53,298
Service Date
10/23/2020
Services Performed
  • Found two nails in tire and both close to edge/ Plugged to correct if leaks will need a tire replace
  • 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
 
Chris A. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/23/2020