Finding a reliable and professional car repair shop where mechanics won’t try to cone you is really hard in Nairobi. And some people have spent all their life in Nairobi never having found one. It gets especially harder when your vehicle needs major repairs done. To make things easier for you, I have compiled a list of the Top 10 Car Repair Shops in Nairobi, offering a wide range of professional repair and maintenance services.
1) DT Dobie Body Shop
Staffed by panel beaters trained at Daimler and spray painters trained at Dreamcoat, DT Dobie Body Shop is one of the oldest and most trusted body shops in Kenya. DT Dobie is more famous for being the authorized distributor of Mercedes Benz vehicles, Volkswagen cars, and Hyundai vehicles in East Africa. Being the authorized distributors gives them access to official tools from the manufacturers that other body shops lack. Services offered at this body shop are accident repairs, chassis and body frame alignment, expert welding, panel beating, painting, perfect fit finish, and resprays.
2) Jaguar Land Rover Kenya
Jaguar Land Rover Kenya is known for selling Land Rovers, Range Rovers, and Jaguars in Kenya. However, they also have a repair shop within their facility. Here they will repair your vehicle to their exacting standards using Genuine Parts, the manufacturer’s methodology, and trained staff. Since the repair shop is owned by Land Rover you are guaranteed high-quality repair work. And everything they do is backed by a Jaguar guarantee certificate. They issue the certificate when repairs are completed.
3) Toyota Kenya Body Shop
Located on Lusaka Road this is Toyota’s official body shop in Kenya, owned and operated by Toyota. Therefore the shop only has Toyota Certified Technicians using only genuine Toyota parts, repair technics, and tools. The body shop offers a wide variety of services that include: Vehicle Paint and Body Scratch Repair, Vehicle Bodywork, Professional Colour Matching, Dent Repair, Alloy Wheel Repair, Car Bumper Repair, Trade & Commercial Accounts – Vehicle Body Repair, Jigging & Vehicle Alignment, Valet cleaning, Vehicle Polish, Wind Screen Replacement, and Head Light
4) AutoXpress Ltd
AutoXpress is one of the most famous repair shops with locations in every major suburb, city, and town in Kenya. They offer a wide range of services at affordable prices making these shops very popular with drivers. They service all the major vehicle models and pride themselves in using only genuine parts in their repair shops.
5) A-One Auto Garage
Located on 3rd Parklands Avenue, off Limuru Road, A-One Auto Garage offers high-quality repair services using state-of-the-art equipment. The high quality of work they provide is the reason they have contracts with numerous embassies (US Embassy and USAID), state security agencies (DCI headquarters), and insurance companies in Nairobi. A-One Auto Garage offers a wide variety of repair services at a really good price. The services offered include car repairs, mechanical and electrical repairs, upholstery, and auto towing services.
6) Mash Auto
Mash Auto is one of the most famous repair shops in Kenya and has really good brand recognition among Kenyan car enthusiasts. Mash Auto specializes in a lot of services including car servicing, car repairs, respraying, body works, and detailed interiors. Its high quality of service is why it attracts a wide range of clients including banks, insurance companies, government agencies, and private companies.
7) Central Motor Service
Located along Pokomo Road in Industrial Area, Central Motor Service is among the oldest auto repair shops that are still operational. Services offered at CMS include engine overhauls, panel beating, re-spraying, upholstery, wheel and tire services, engineering, and fabrication to name but a few. CMS performs all its repair services in-house in its 7000-square-foot workshop. They have a fully equipped wheel and tire center, car upholstery section, headlight beam setting equipment, and a recovery truck. They also provide free pick-up and delivery service for all cars being serviced by them. Some of their notable clients are Kenya Power, G4S, LG, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Kenton College, Pepsi, and Salvation Army.
8) JDM Auto Kenya
JDM Auto Kenya is located in Phenom Estate, off Langata Road right behind Carnivore Restaurant. This Auto Shop is a favorite among car tuning enthusiasts. Since it offers a wide variety of services such as mechanical repairs, electrical services, computerized diagnosis, panel beating, and complete paint works.
9) Japanese Vehicle Service Centre
Japanese Vehicle Service Centre is a Japanese-owned company that entered the Kenyan market in 2015. Despite being a very recent auto repair shop, their quality of repairs has made JVSC very popular among vehicle owners. They repair all car models and offer 4×4 accessories, Engine Diagnostics, body, and paintwork among other things. They are located along Thika Road, at National Oil Petrol Station next to Kenyatta University Mall.
10) Top Quality Motors
Top Quality Motors is located along Thika Road next to Safari Park Hotel and in Ruiru. This auto repair shop offers a wide range of services including car diagnostics, buffing, panel beating, spray painting, and computerized wheel alignment.
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