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At Mike’s Auto Service, we strive to make our presence felt.

We do this in a couple different ways: First of all, we take care of our customers. Secondly, we take care of our community. Giving back to the community that has given so much to us is at the forefront of who we are; we’re mechanics and we like to leave things better than when we found them.

A few of the charities that we’ve had the honor of supporting include:

1. The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois

2. Illinois Sheriffs’ Association

3. Pony Tales Refuge

4. Circle of Change, Veteran’s Dog Program

5. CurePSP

Matt Bargren has been fixing, altering, modifying, and enhancing vehicles since he was old enough to ride a bike.

photo of Mike's Auto Service owner, Matt Bargren standing proudly in front of the American flag

He started his automotive career as an oil technician at a local shop and quickly moved up the ranks to be the shop’s lead mechanic. Before long he was the manager and oversaw a team of 3 mechanics. He was then promoted to regional manager of six stores.

Matt’s dream of owning his own shop became a reality in January 2022 when he purchased Mike’s Auto Service from his friend and mentor, Mike Rinaldo. When not at the shop, Matt enjoys spending time with his children and taking care of his farm. He is an avid boater and enjoys snowmobiling in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.