About Us

At Tilson’s Auto Repair, we’re much more than automotive experts; we’re proud to be actively involved with our community. Lending our time and efforts to the needs of our friends and neighbors, we enjoy giving back in every way we can.

Ben Tilson Jr. serves as an executive member of The Commission. He’s the founder and Chairman of The Commission’s Mentorship Rochester and Better Rochester branch. The mission of Mentorship Rochester is to help students explore options for post-secondary education while preparing for life in the “real world” once they finish school. Mentorship Rochester works with local high schools, alternative learning centers, nearby colleges and a variety of after-school programs. Ben and the entire team at Tilson’s Auto Repair want to see all young people plan effectively for their futures and succeed in life.

Better Rochester is devoted to enriching the city through community volunteering and fundraising. Better Rochester is currently best known for the incentive-based fundraiser “Donate to Drink,” which gathers essential items for local nonprofits to distribute to those in need. Ben Jr. and his colleagues enthusiastically participate in this quarterly event. To date, “Donate to Drink” has benefited the following nonprofits: The Med City Foundation, Center City Housing Corporation of Rochester, Sandra J. Schulze American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, and the Gift of Life Transplant House. Tilson’s Auto Repair is proud of its ongoing participation in bettering the lives of Rochester residents.

Ben Jr. also enjoys his volunteer activities as a Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, along with his service as an Advisory Board member for CTECH, the Career and Technical Education Center at Heintz. A couple of his favorite past roles include serving as president of the Rochester Area Junior Chamber (Jaycees) and community champion for Relay for Life of Olmsted County.

You might wonder how Ben Jr. and the Tilson’s team have found the time outside of auto repair work for all this generous giving. Thankfully, we’ve mastered the art of operating a successful full-time business while eagerly devoting our energies to community outreach and fulfillment. We take great pride in all our community contributions, and it’s our honor and privilege to share them with you.

No Question Is Too Big or Too Small

When you want your vehicle worked on at a family-oriented, dependable, trustworthy shop with years of experience, there is only one place to go - Tilson’s Auto Repair. Let us help you with your auto repair, or any other vehicle services you may need, at our clean, modern shop at 1740 South Broadway Avenue in Rochester, Minnesota. Give us a call at (507) 282-4924 or schedule use our online form to schedule an appointment with us today!

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