Hollis Brothers Auto Service

250 E Main St
Barrington, IL 60010 US
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Since 1973, Hollis Brothers Auto Service has been repairing foreign and domestic vehicles, with an emphasis over the past 20 years on BMW and MINI Cooper repair in Barrington, IL. Within those 20 years we've made a commitment not only to training (61 plus hours/yr.), but also in building a collection of specialty tools and equipment.

As a result of our commitment to these vehicles, we were granted membership to the most respected independent BMW technicians group on the Internet - BIMRS! Being a part of this elite group allows us in discussion concerning unique diagnosing and repair techniques with other skilled BMW technicians,. Likewise, our membership in LMV, a tech support group for BMW gives us similar benefits to BIMRS.

Along with having the AutoLogic, we recently purchased an On-Line Service System (OSS) Stand Alone Laptop with BMW's ICOM A, B,& C, which enables us to utilize genuine factory Internet applications for Repair / Service Procedures, Diagnostics, Programming, Coding, and Retrofitting.

Come see us for your next BMW service appointment in Barrington, IL.

We won't compromise - Original BMW Parts are used for all guaranteed repairs.

Steve & Dave Hollis


  • Hollis Brothers is legit. They will provide you honest/expert advice on your vehicle. They charge a fair price and I trust them, you should too. Dave and Steve (actual brothers) run a 1st class operation. This is a family business and you can tell in everything they do.

  • I will attest to 20 years of service. The Hollis brothers are most honest and reliable mechanics in town. I'm so grateful they are in downtown Barrington and always with a lending hand. Dave has rescued me many times —from the side of the road, dropping me off at work, or talking me through an issue on the phone. Thanks, guys!

    Monica L., via Google
  • I have been using Hollis Brothers for a couple of years and they treat my German cars very well. Very professional and certainly more reasonable that the dealer.

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2 Reviews

  • Jeff Voorhees
    Jeff Voorhees4 years ago

    No, no, no. Hollis Brothers Auto Service are not on the up and up. Brought our 535xi in for oil leak and after not replacing the OFHG and instead the oil cooler gasket, our BMW is leaking worse than ever. The story given is once we repair one leak, others usually present themselves. Really? So instead of fixing a known suspect issue, you repair another only to then send the customer away with a bigger issue? Ok, that makes a lot of sense.

    I will leave the ridiculous other issue that I had with these guys on our audi allroad since this is a BMW shop review site. Let's just say I had to have Hollis Brothers take it off the lift and towed elsewhere so they did not cause more damage than already undergone while in their lot waiting weeks to get to. Never again.

    2008 BMW 535xi
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    Steve Hollis9 months ago

    At that time of our diagnosis of the oil leak (which was the oil cooler), we had learned earlier on in a BMW training class, that engine connecting rod bearings were failing after any dismantling of a component that would drain the oil circuit of the oil pump. Our instructor was advising us to hold off on doing any oil filter housing gaskets until the reason was determined. To this day there are BMW shops out there that will not replace any oil filter housing gasket on any BMW due to the liability of this repair. BMW issued SIB #11 09 15 in 2009 concerning this issue.

    To address Jeff's other snide reference towards us about his Audi, is that the car wouldn't start up for us where he had parked it. We had called him and asked if this was an ongoing problem? Of course he said no. I remember us pushing it into the shop to diagnose the no start - he didn't want it fixed and accused us of doing something to it. To show our concern of any misunderstandings we paid to have his car towed to his home with no charges for diagnosing - and then he writes this review?

  • Bob Akers
    Bob Akers8 years ago

    With 130,000 miles on my BMW, I've had it in the shop several times of the last couple of years. I have found my local dealer's mechanics to be totally inept. Just the opposite with Steve and Dave. They're friendly, professional, problem solvers and extremely reliable. I wouldn't take my car anywhere else. In fact, when I'm in the market for another car, I'll only buy a car that Steve and Dave will work on. Would highly recommend Hollis Brothers Auto Service.

    2002 BMW 535i
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