Welcome to Black Bear Auto in Bristol, 
your Premier Auto Repair and Service Shop

Black Bear Auto, Bristol CT, 06010, Auto Repair, Engine Repair, Brake Repair, Transmission Repair and Auto Electrical Service
Barry Balaban, 
Owner

Hello, I am Barry Balaban, and I would like to welcome you to Black Bear Auto in Bristol. With close to 70 years of collective experience, we are proud to be your local Auto Repair experts. As the premier auto repair shop in Bristol, our highly trained automotive technicians take pride in all of their Auto Repair efforts.

Each and every one of our reliable specialists undergoes extensive automotive repair training, including advanced certification in Brake Repair, Engine Repair, Transmission Repair, and Auto Electrical Service. While Transmission Repair may be one of our specialties, our reputation has been built on our ability to solve all complex mechanical issues on your vehicle bumper to bumper.

No matter your vehicle needs, our team at Black Bear Auto will be glad to provide trustworthy, honest, and reputable service. We are grateful to offer reliable vehicle care to Bristol residents, as well as those just driving through.







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ASE, Black Bear Auto, Bristol, CT, 06010

For the fifth consecutive year, Black Bear Auto has been selected for the 2013 Best of Bristol Award in the 'Auto Repair' category by the U.S. Commerce Association! Click here for the full announcement.

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Testimonials

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Daria S. on 8/18/2014:
"Work always done in a timely manner and correctly! Customer service is great too!"

Lucille F. from Bristol, CT, whose Saturn was in for an auto repair service, on 8/10/2014:
"You can depend on an honest diagnosis, quality repair and parts, and respect."

Crystal A. from Bristol, CT, whose Volkswagen was in for an auto repair service, on 8/10/2014:
"Top notch work. They stand behind their work 110%. Staff always takes time to explain everything. We never feel rushed. Best repair place in town."

Jaimie L. from Plainville, CT, whose Honda was in for an auto repair service, on 7/28/2014:
"Service and quality are excellent. I trust Black Bear. Prices are not always as competitive as I would like them to be."

Dave E. from Bristol, CT, whose Mazda was in for an auto repair service, on 7/21/2014:
"The people at Black Bear are always very kind and curtious. They always have a smile on and are willing and eager to help you out. They care about their customers wich seems rare these days. A pleasure to do business with!"

K.j on 7/20/2014:
"We originally chose Blackbear to support local businesses as they are a part of the Forestville Village Association. We continue using Blackbear for their superior customer service and knowing that we are getting an honest evaluation on what is needed for the cars."

Sara on 7/17/2014:
"Extremely friendly, well organized, and it smells great in there! :)"

Denny & Janet W. from Bristol, CT, whose Chrysler was in for an auto repair service, on 7/2/2014:
"I used to use another local auto shop in Bristol until a friend recommended Barry and Black Bear. Since then, I haven't used any other place. It took me YEARS to find a mechanic who shot straight with me and backed it up with high-quality work. Without any hesitation, I always recommend friends to Black Bear Auto, and I won't go anywhere else."

Susan B. from Bristol, CT, whose Dodge was in for an auto repair service, on 6/29/2014:
"they go out of their way to keep customers happy with repairs/service work for their cars-workshops for women are excellent and great informational sources---am looking forward to other workshops in the future!"

Jeff Z. from Bristol, CT, whose Chevrolet was in for an auto repair service, on 6/8/2014:
"Best place in Bristol for your repairs and service."

Dan C. from Bristol, CT, whose Saturn was in for an auto repair service, on 6/1/2014:
"I would recommend this shop I think the service here is exceptional"

Barbara S. from Bristol, CT, whose Toyota was in for an auto repair service, on 4/20/2014:
"it is good but it is expensive. You are treated with respect and everything is explained to you very well."

Mackenzie from Southington, CT, whose Toyota was in for an auto repair service, on 3/9/2014:
"I love the thoroughness these guys show. I think because Barry comes from a military background, he settles for nothing but the best quality work. I always feel comfortable with leaving my vehicles with Barry and his crew. They are always courteous and helpful any way they can be."

Linda M. from Bristol, CT, whose Mazda was in for an auto repair service, on 3/9/2014:
"They are honest, work is done in a timely fashion.....and coffee is free!"

Lucille F. from Bristol, CT, whose Saturn was in for an auto repair service, on 3/8/2014:
"Both quality of work and customer service are exceptional."

Kevin K. from Bristol, CT, whose Pontiac was in for an auto repair service, on 2/23/2014:
"Very professional staff that does what is needed. I have never felt that is was being taken advantaged of. I trust them with my auto needs."

Adam O. from Bristol, CT, whose Ford was in for an auto repair, on 2/16/2014:
"The work quality is trustworthy and exceptional. I have no qualms about going on long distance trips in a high mileage car after an inspection/ service performed by the mechanics."

Marcus M. from Meriden, CT, whose Mercury was in for an auto repair service, on 2/10/2014:
"Great place and you won't get screwed!"

Laurie R. from Burlington, CT, whose Subaru was in for an auto repair service, on 2/9/2014:
"The only place I would take my car"

Barbara S. from Bristol, CT, whose Toyota was in for an auto repair service, on 2/2/2014:
"it is great and they repair fast especially if you need your car back at a certain time."

Lucille F. from Bristol, CT, whose Saturn was in for an auto repair service, on 1/27/2014:
"I would tell them that Black Bear offers the highest quality of work and is a business you can trust."

Daria S. on 1/27/2014:
"You can trust that the service you need for your vehicle is really what needs to be done and nothing more!"

Dawn V. from New Britain, CT, whose Hyundai was in for an auto repair service, on 1/22/2014:
"Everyone needs a mechanic they can trust and I'm happy to say Black Bear is my mechanic. They provide friendly service but most important I trust them for being honest. Thank You!"

Ashley on 1/19/2014:
"Best shop we have ever gone too. Highly recommend. Love that they are honest. Will definitely do business there all the time."

Dan C. from Bristol, CT, whose Saturn was in for an auto repair service, on 1/19/2014:
"I would recommend this shop I trust them completely."

Logan F. from Bristol, CT, whose Chrysler was in for an auto repair service, on 1/6/2014:
"Very friendly staff and efficient repair time."

Kathy on 12/29/2013:
"Black Bear is definitely the best group of mechanics I have found. They are awesome to work with and will go above and beyond to help their customers!"

Jeff Z. from Bristol, CT, whose Honda was in for an auto repair service, on 12/23/2013:
"Honest, friendly, and good mechanics!"

Mary Ann C. on 12/22/2013:
"Nice guys giving good service. Never uncomfortable there."

Jackie St. H. on 12/14/2013:
"I would highly reccomend Black Bear Auto. The customer service is great and so is the work they do."

Marcus M. from Meriden, CT, whose Mercury was in for an auto repair service, on 12/12/2013:
"Can't go wrong going to these guys."

Jen Zaleski- Kt M. from Bristol, CT, whose Chevrolet was in for an auto repair service, on 12/9/2013:
"That I definitely recommend them to everyone & it truly is "An Honest Mechanic Finally""

Dawn P. on 10/29/2013:
"They are the BEST !!"

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