• Mon–Thu 8:30AM-5:30PM Fri 8:30AM–5:00PM Sat 9:00AM–12:00PM Sun Closed
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Gilbert’s Automotive offers services from some of the most talented & trusted auto mechanics in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Our auto repairs are comprehensive, and our attention to detail makes sure every issue is caught and corrected the first time.

We’ve been in business for more than 50 years, and our reputation has grown through referrals from satisfied customers who believe that they receive an honest evaluation of their automobile issues. Our mechanics speak with you face-to-face, to ensure that you understand the necessity of the parts or repairs that we recommend, and to help build a trusting relationship. We always treat YOU and your vehicle with special care, just like it was our own.

Gilbert’s Automotive was established in 1961 by Ross Gilbert. Since then, we’ve grown from a single car garage to a 3 bay facility with a parts department. Our experienced crew consists of 2 mechanics, who have worked together for more than 15 years. Their excellent work is reflected in their personal show and race cars.

Ross passed in 2014 but the tradition of quality workmanship at a fair price he set forth is carried on by the team of employees he assembled long ago. Ross was a national record holder back at US 30 Drag way and both Ross and his wife, Jerry, who held the title of Miss US 30 were inducted into the US 30 Drag Race Hall of Fame. He was an international champion in the classic car show circuit, and won “Best in Show” awards for both classic custom street cars and trucks.

Our Services

General Auto Repair

When you need auto repairs completed on your car, truck, or SUV, look no further than Gilbert’s Automotive in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania State Inspection & Emissions Station

Gilbert’s Automotive offers certified Pennsylvania state inspection and emissions, our professional staff carefully follows state regulations for vehicle inspections to make sure your vehicle adheres to state safety mandates.

Custom Exhaust for Imports & Domestic Cars & Trucks

We install pre-bent systems for all passenger vehicles and also custom bend exhaust pipe to create systems for all cars and trucks, import and domestic.

Restorations & Collector Cars

Gilbert’s Automotive has the experience needed to repair and restore your classic or antique car. Give us a call or stop by our conveniently located shop on Pitney Road here in Lancaster, PA.

Financing Available

You can’t schedule a breakdown of your vehicle the same way you can a vacation. Depending on what’s wrong with your vehicle the bill can be higher than what you‘re able to afford.

Hear What Customers Are Saying

Click here to read what our customers are saying about having Gilbert’s auto repair mechanics service their vehicles.

Went to Gilbert's when car broke down close to there and couldn't get it to our usual garage. They were great!!!

Honest and reasonably priced, they fixed the problem without any upsells or unnecessary work.

Good to know there is a garage like this just outside of Lancaster city in case we ever need it again.

Andrew Wagner

Great service. They even recommended an exhaust pipe fix instead of replacing my muffler section. Thank you! I will be back.

Paul Schultz

I have been using this shop since I moved to this area three years ago. The mechanics get your vehicle in quick, keep you informed and do not over charge. I would recommend to anyone looking for a mechanic they can trust.

Dana Brady

A month ago, my typical go to mechanics were too booked to schedule my car for an inspection. My good friend referred me to bring it here. Was inspected and completed the same day it was scheduled. My husband and I both took our cars for exhaust work this week, separate days,(for 3 times now within a month), and can fairly state we are VERY happy! Can’t help but share our experience. Very friendly and honest people here

Jamie S Ei , Pennsylvania

They have been my mechanics since I found them about 9- 10 years ago. They do outstanding custom exhaust and when they give me a price for anything they stick to it! Once you find a mechanic you trust...don't ever go anywhere else! Oh, they also have a machine shop in house. Had several heads decked and cleaned there when I have done head gasket on several vehicles.

Ferdinand Velez

Had my car inspection done here. Service was professional and promptly completed. Prices were also decent. I will return here again.

Stacy Bender

I've been taking our 2 vehicles to Gilbert's for the past 3 1/2 years. I've always received good service and good quality work at a fair price. They've also been flexible enough to help me out a couple of times when I was in a bind. I will be continuing to take my cars there for all service needs.

Justin Lehman