Independently Owned and Operated Vehicle Masters is a full-service automotive repair center with over 30 years experience. You can put your trust in us to perform high quality repairs to a wide range of services. Your satisfaction is of great interest to us, and our services are guaranteed.
We are your best choice for scheduled preventive maintenance and automotive repair. Domestic and foreign cars, SUV’s, trucks, vans, and fleet vehicles.
From everyday drivers to cool customs, Vehicle Masters is the Auto Repair you want.
I was very impressed with the professionalism, knowledge and service at Vehicle Masters. Steve provided me with thorough updates and information and was always considerate of the... price for us. I am very excited to have found a reliable place that I can trust.read more
I have had all of my vehicles serviced and repaired for over the last 25 years going back to when he ran the shop as a Merlin's. He and his team have always done great work and... have always charged very reasonable prices for the work. They also always explain and show you what is wrong with your vehicle, bringing you into the shop to see the problem with your own eyes.read more
I contacted Steve to perform a PPI on a used vehicle in the Oak Forest area, as I am an out of town customer and to say he was generous with his time is an understatement. He and... his team were extremely gracious and they provided me with the comfort and confidence I needed in order to make an out of state purchase. Additionally, he did it at no cost. I would recommend Steve to anyone looking for an honest automotive repair shop. Professionalism to the max. Thank you Steve and team!read more
I had a screw in my tire causing a slow leak. I went to two shop on 159th, Firestone and Sams Club. They both said they were closing come back tomorrow. I kept riding down 159the... and noticed the lights on in the shop. The owner, Steve was there cleaning, even though he was closed, he stop and checked my tire found the nail. He went ahead and plugged my tire no charge. Steve is a good guy. I will be going back soon for my oil change. Small business are the best businesses.read more
My dad has been taking our family's cars here for as long as I can remember and we always come back for great, and friendly service. I took my car in for the first time by myself... and, although the name changed from Merlins to Vehicle Masters, hearing the owner Steve answer the phone was an immediate reassurance, knowing I would get straightforward, honest, reasonably priced, friendly, and good care. My car is very old and probably shouldn't last as long as it has- I know I owe Vehicle Masters great care for that!Taken in for everything from my alignment//breaks, to fixing the latch on my hood!read more
A+ customer service. Steve made sure to communicate with me regularly in regards to what was going on with my vehicle. He addressed every concern and if there were any other... concerns, he made note of everything and made sure my vehicle was taken care of. I will definitely bring my vehicle back here and recommend Vehicle Masters to my friends and family for service.read more
Excellent. Very happy. My son’s car didn’t start. It just made clicking sounds. I did have a charger at home and charged up the battery enough to get it started. I really... couldn’t be sure if maybe my son left the lights on and accidentally drained the battery is 1 year old or if the alternator wasn’t charging the battery. I did call a place closer to my house but that guy was just trying to sell me a battery without even looking at the car. I called Vehicle Masters and Steve said he would check the batter and test the alternator. Vehicle Masters got me in the same day, tested everything, fully charged my son’s car battery. End result was my son probably just left his lights on and he is not in danger of getting stuck somewhere without the car starting. They didn’t even change me a diagnostic fee. They were very accommodating. Seems like they want to develop long-term customers.read more
This establishment is located within the heart of the south suburbs. The environment is clean, the staff is friendly and they provide excellent service to the customer for... reasonable prices. The owner Steve is honest and will do everything possible to ensure quality work as well as customer satisfaction. I recommend anyone in need of auto body service to stop by here. You will not be disappointed.read more
Steve went above and beyond to help me with a dinky little job bending an exhaust pipe - it was probably more of a hassle for him than anything, but he really went out of his way... to accommodate me for such a small thing. Steve is the kind of mechanic that's really hard to come by - he's good at what he does and isn't out to rip you off. So much in fact he didn't even ask me for any money for helping me out (but don't worry, i know it's not charity work). Only reason i mention that is because it speaks volumes about his character. Super pleased with the service - would recommend him to anyone. Thanks Steve!read more
Called ten places for help with diagnostic testing - everyone was three days out to help. The owner here was very helpful in trying to determine if this is a simple fix or... something more complicated. He was very accommodating and didn't hit me with a $175 fee just to walk in the door. I appreciate his business ethic a lot!!! Great A++++ service. Super fast and very fair with pricing! It was a simple fix for $80 and the other places around here wanted to charge me $100-$200 just to tell me what the problem was. He said let’s rule out the simplest possibilities first. He has my business in the future!!! I highly recommend them for your car repairs.read more
My family and I have been getting auto repair work done with Steve and his team for over ten years, and every experience has been nothing but professional, courteous, and... knowledgeable. Over the years, we have had repairs done on nearly every part of our cars and the team at Vehicle Masters has always been up to the task. I trust Steve to give me an honest assessment, and to do a high quality job with all repairs. I cannot recommend them enough!read more
We have been bringing our cars here for the last six years or so. Sometimes we are visiting more often than we would like for various issues, but dealing w/ Steve and team is... always a pleasant experience. They are everything you want out of a mechanic - honest, reasonable, reliable. Steve always takes his time to explain in detail what needs to be done to your car, when, and why. This last time, I mainly dealt with Shin, who also took his time to explain everything going on. As someone trying to get every last mile out of their car, I'm glad they are around. Highly recommend!read more
First visit after the change over and my experience is starkly different. Much more amenable to discussions and alternative options. Going back shortly to get secondary work... done, looking forward to it.read more
Went to get my car serviced & was done in less than an hour!! Parts were the original but new parts for my truck!!! Definitely will be going to them for anything else needed!!!... Highly recommended!!!read more
The crew at Vehicle Masters is very knowledgeable and trustworthy with my auto repairs and brakes. They are great mechanics that work on all types of cool cars but also work on... regular daily driver vehicles and trucks. I would recommend these local mechanics to anyone looking for a solid, trustworthy service for vehicle maintenance and repairs in Oak Forest. Thanks STEVE!read more
I have been going to Vehicle Masters Performance Center (old Merlin's) in Oak Forest since I was 21 (I am almost 49 now). Steve is the most polite and thorough mechanic and owner... I know. Everyone talks about staying local and keeping our small businesses open, etc well this is definitely one that is a staple of the town of Oak Forest. Highly recommend coming here first and save yourself time shopping around for the right place. This is it! I won't go anywhere else.read more
We service all types of light duty and medium duty vehicles
Everything from the daily driver to classic cars, Jeeps, pick-up trucks, SUV’s, box trucks, utility trucks, work trucks, vans, and powersports vehicles.
MAINTENANCE & GENERAL REPAIR
It’s safe to say most vehicles will not be in need of major repairs, however, most vehicles are in need of something. Vehicle Masters will conduct a comprehensive vehicle inspection prior to any work being performed. We are here to inform you of your needs without pressure, and let you decide what’s in your best interest. If your vehicle is in poor condition, we will advise you accordingly. We will not waste your money fixing a P.O.S.
No work will be conducted without your authorization.
Vehicle Masters has you covered with almost every automotive service you could need. Our most common services are listed below, please consider us for all your vehicle needs.