Automotive Repair

Finding a reliable (and reasonably-priced!) auto shop can be a real struggle. The following are a list of places that were recommended by past classes. Many people in our class took their cars to an authorized dealership; therefore, we listed several of those at the end of this section.

Accurate Autobody

One past VMS student writes “When someone ever-so-stupid driver decided to destroy my car in the snow this past January, the body shop I took my car to was awesome! They had a car rental place on site as well as offices for many of the major insurance companies that you may have. Also, they are right in downtown. I can’t speak as to if they are expensive or not due to the extent of the damages that my car had. However, if you are in an accident and someone else is paying for it, these are no doubt the people to go to.”

200 Main St, Nashville

(615) 726-3220

Bass Ewing Garage & Transmission

Previous students who have had their transmission break while at VUSM have had good experiences with this shop, recommended by Carl Wood’s Garage. Although transmissions will always be expensive, this place does a good job of keeping prices as reasonable as possible.

3211 Charlotte Ave.

(615) 385-4168

Carl Wood’s Garage

Past VMS students have noted that Carl’s is convenient, prompt, and thoroughly explains your car’s needs and price.

108 28th Ave. N

(615) 327-3861

Don Sadler Shell Car Care Center

Recommended by Vandy students and physicians.

5025 Charlotte Pike

(615) 269-4288

Eddie’s Garage

If you have grease-monkey genes, you’ll approve of this place. It doesn’t look like much, but the work is great!

412 40th Ave. N.

(615) 321-3602


For those with temperamental foreign cars.

4266 Kenilwood Dr.

(615) 724-4131

104 Southeast Parkway

(615) 591-2475

Firestone Tires/Complete Auto Care

Firestone is known for selling quality tires, and they are faithful to a generous warranty if anything happens to a tire they sold you in the past. However, they also do other repairs and maintenance. Their staff is extremely friendly and shop has a nice atmosphere that is comfortable to wait in for minor repairs.

1221 Broadway

(615) 823-6118

406 Gallatin Avenue

(615) 823-6093

4044 Nolensville Pike

(615) 829-8692

Hillsboro Village Auto Service

Close to campus, and recommended by classmates for excellent customer service. Online reviews say their prices are reasonable. They also always have inspirational messages on their sign!

1820 21st Avenue South

(615) 298-2079

Sears Automotive Center

For tires and alignments, they cannot be beat! The Road Hazard is a must (only about $5/tire) and they service what they sell. It can get busy, but they do take calls ahead. Also, great weekend hours, and they’re open late! Be sure to shop the sales, since their services get pricey.

7602 Highway 70 S

(615) 662-7095

Ultimate Tire & Car Center

Recommended on NPR’s car talk! (Don’t you want your mechanic to be famous??) Ask for the “hilarious” Ken Peterson for an extra treat.

1210 McGavock St.


1111 Jo Johnson Ave


Whaley’s Body Shop

Comes highly recommended by many local mechanics (and local students!). Call ahead and make an appointment because he’s one busy (but very nice) man. This place is one of the only body shops that accepts Nationwide Insurance Claims (speaking from personal experience, unfortunately) in Nashville.

5300 Alabama Ave.

(615) 298-5437

Wilkie’s Safety Lane

great solution for your car problems: fast, reliable, and reasonably priced.

4400 Charlotte Ave.

(615) 383-9920

Terry’s Service Center

From oil changes to breaks, they do it all! And according to some VMS students, they never overcharge!

847 Hillwood Blvd

(615) 352-8434


Audi, Saab, Porsche Nashville

2350 Franklin Road

(866) 860-6736

Hallmark Volkswagen and Mitsubishi

2431 Gallatin Rd North

(615) 859-3200

Beaman Toyota

1525 Broadway

(615) 251-8400

Hansen Chrysler Jeep

1030 Charlotte Ave

(615) 259-3300

Beaman Lincoln Mercury

2300 Franklin Pike

(615) 383-8080

Hays Mitsubishi

1540 Gallatin Ave.

(615) 860-2500

BMW of Nashville

4040 Armory Oaks Dr

(615) 850-4040

Hippodrome Nissan

25 Vantage Way

(615) 248-5100

Crest Cadillac

2121 Rosa L Parks Blvd.

(615) 242-4242

Global Motorsports

5210 Harding Road

(615) 353-9333

Crest Honda

2215 Rosa L Parks Blvd.

(800) 259-7299

Crown Ford

646 Thompson Ln

(888) 866-3747

Volkswagen of Nashville

620 Bakers Bridge Rd.

(615) 236-2300

Gary Matthews Dodge Chrysler Jeep

5800 Crossings Boulevard Antioch

615) 866-6060

Volvo of Nashville

302 Murfreesboro Rd

(615) 244-7000