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Since 1953!

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Welcome to MacPherson’s Auto Centre!

With over 70 years of automotive expertise, MacPherson’s Auto Centre has proudly served Carleton Place, ON, since 1953. Founded by Marvin MacPherson, we started as a radiator repair specialist and have expanded to offer a comprehensive range of automotive repair and maintenance services for all makes and models. Today, under Marvin’s son’s leadership, our family-owned and operated business continues to deliver top-notch service.

Our ASE Certified Technicians are equipped with the latest tools and technology to ensure reliable repairs for engines, transmissions, brakes, suspensions, and more. As a NAPA AUTOPRO Centre, we guarantee quality parts and repairs nationwide with a 24-month/40,000-kilometer warranty. MacPherson’s Auto Centre is your trusted destination for exceptional auto care, including diagnostics, preventative maintenance, and detailed vehicle inspections, in Carleton Place, ON.

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Our Customer Reviews

My dad recommended this place. They're always fast and thorough. Communication is easy and the report they give you is a real plus. Many years and multiple vehicles later and they are still the best.

Andrew Munn Jul 7, 2021

always good and rapid service. Thank you J-F

uniglass plus Feb 2, 2022

Have come here many times with different vehicles, always great service and fair prices. Highly recommend!

Simon Tomlinson Mar 3, 2024

Awesome guys to deal with would recommend 10/10 spencer is on it and there to make sure you are happy

Joshua Hillyard Feb 2, 2024

Brought my vehicle for brake service. And completed the job and done the service properly as well.

Uditha Sendapperuma Jan 1, 2024

Thank you for a job well done. I was very pleased with the performance of my car after the problem was fixed and thank you for the discount it was greatly appreciated. You guys were awesome 😊

Mary Leroux Jan 1, 2024

Extremely fast and very friendly. Will be using them from now on!

Jean-Guy Menard Jan 1, 2024

Replaced oil pressure gauge

Lizadoo Lit May 5, 2023

Absolutely incredible service! These guys are the most professional and caring. I requested and I received exactly what I wanted with my car upgrades and Maintenance. Id also extend my special shoutout and thanks to Spencer. He was absolutely patient and professional with all my requests and he delivered within timely manner. Thank you to All MacPherson Team. You guys are the Best!

Fasih Khan Jan 1, 2024

Nice people, job done efficiently and effectively! Waiting room is above and beyond expectations of an auto shop! See you soon!

andre labatte Dec 12, 2023

Clean professional shop, ethical service and friendly staff!

Norm Swaebe (SharkyCA) Aug 8, 2022

I’ve come to expect honest, high quality service at MacPherson’s, at a reasonable price.

Jason Mueller-Neuhaus Dec 12, 2023

As always, McPherson’s did a great job on my vehicle. Fixed all the issues for a very reasonable price and the service was quick. Highly recommend!

Kelly Kilrea Nov 11, 2023

Excellent service. Good people.

Ken & Emily Scott Nov 11, 2023

Always friendly honest service !

Joyce Waite Nov 11, 2023

This shop is amazing. It’s the only one I use. They explain everything and do great work. I trust them with my FJ Cruiser. Just had her winterized.

Borg designation 2 of 3 and 1 of 8 Apr 4, 2022

Service was prompt and friendly. Will go back for all my car maintenance needs

James Rose Apr 4, 2022

Honest, hardworking and forthcoming. Every step of the way, I felt like they wanted me to be as informed as possible to be in a position to make the best decision for me.

Patrick Smith Nov 11, 2023

I have always been pleased with the service from McPhersons. The availability of a loaner is important for me.

Mike Jeays Nov 11, 2021

Professional and friendly. Resolved request immediately.

E D Oct 10, 2023

Always great service!

Dawn Bone Feb 2, 2022

Friendly and fast I was able to book a last minute appointment due to another shop having to reschedule my appointment I will definitely be a returning client

Jennyne Kennedy Oct 10, 2023

Performed a transmission inspection, kept me up to date with what was happening, got me in a day ahead of appointment and were very kind and friendly when I went in to pay the bill. They even had my vehicle towed there and covered the bill and added it to my bill. I’d recommend their services.

Tyler Cole Oct 10, 2023

Great service and attention to detail.

Gilles Chercuitte Aug 8, 2023

I appreciated the communication I received as it was detailed and regular. (Texts and paper) . Spencer at the front desk was courteous and respectful. It took 4 days to get a loaner( car was in shop total 7-8 days) but I was thankful to have it after no vehicle for 4 days. I mentioned to a couple people and they thought the price for used starter and installation was expensive…I’m just trusting McPhersons gave me a honest price as I’m not into cars and mechanical things. Overall my experience was very good.

Janice Gartner Aug 8, 2023

Service was great, they were very prompt with replying to me, and did a great job on my car. They really should use paper floor mats when they get into a vehicle. I did not appreciate the big very dirty footprints on my mats as I just vacuumed it the day before to bring it in! Other than that, very good service!

Colleen Wood Aug 8, 2023

Very professional staff that are willing to help. A friend recommended them and glad that they did. I will also recommended to my friends. Thanks Spencer and staff.

Darlene Kennedy May 5, 2023

Great service team at Macpherson,s highly recommended their services.

Jeffery Neron Aug 8, 2023

Fast, friendly and professional. They got my truck back on the road quickly and under the original quote! Spencer and his team were great to deal with. Will return.

Marcus Blaszczyk Aug 8, 2023

Great customer service, easy experience using text or email to see recommendations and approve service.

Kelly Broadfoot Jul 7, 2023

They were able to get me in quickly and repaired the problem sooner than expected. They answered all of my questions (I had a lot) and made the whole process as easy as possible.

Katie Graham Jul 7, 2023

We had a really good feeling about the service done recently while getting a safety and vehicle emissions test done on our car here in Carleton Place. MacPherson's was a great place to go for auto service as the staff were very friendly, honest and professional. Also I was blown away with how clean and organized the whole front office was. Super clean and nicely appointed, with a delightful lounge to sit and wait too! We didn't put the loaner car to much use, yet we really appreciated it's availability also. Highly recommended!

Michelle Jan 1, 2016

Quick service!

chris gabriel Jul 7, 2023

Very organized and professional. Gave me options of what was needed to fix my immediate problem and I decided not to do some work because the car was old and wasn’t worth the expense.

Terry St. Croix Jul 7, 2023

Macpherson’s in Carleton Place is the best place for practically anything to do with a car/truck etc. They are competent, super friendly and accommodating. After years of being a customer with a modern and classic car I wouldn’t go anywhere else. Highly recommended indeed! Two years later I can say the same things over again and I do! They are calm, cool, collected and always with a smile. They stand by their work and that means a lot. A family operation for 70 years. Holy moly! Give them them a try if you haven’t yet.

Anthony Hollenstein Sep 9, 2021

Awesome service across the board. I’ve been burned by others before but macphersons delivered; fast and super friendly service. They didn’t try to talk me into anything unnecessary and understood my needs and budget. Exactly what you want in a garage. Totally recommend!

Moritz Schmidt Jun 6, 2023

They did a lift kit and new tyres on my truck and I couldn't be happier with the results. The truck looks great and drives like factory. Would definitely recommend.

Brandon Somerville Jun 6, 2023

Fabulous as usual. Reputable and a class operation. Highly recommended ( again) Rob

Rob Anderson Jun 6, 2023

MacPhersons was able to quote and arrange for the job to be done quickly. They stayed within the quote and promptly let me know when the job was done. Will definitely return for future service.

Sheryl Munro Jul 7, 2021

Spencer and the rest of the team provided excellent service. I had an issue with my AC, and they were able to resolve the problem the same day. They even picked up and dropped off my car! I'll definitely be going back and would highly recommend them.

Vibol Him Jun 6, 2023

Great service getting my motorcycle safety checked.

Paul Lloyd Anderson May 5, 2023
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