The Autobarn Tech Center | Chicago News

While the service center specializes in Mazda, Fiat and Alfa Romeo repairs, it is made to service all major car brands. The Autobarn Tech Center offers factory-certified technicians with 1,604 years of service experience combined. The location, 2201 Autobarn Place, was once home to Shure Microphone’s head- quarters and factory. Because of that, now The Autobarn Tech Center became the only service center in the nation that was visited by Elvis Presley himself ! Shure was the only microphone brand Presley used, which led him to visit the factory multiple times.

The center is located behind the Target and Best Buy on Howard Street. It offers loaner cars and bikes, as well as shuttles to local train and bus stations, allowing cus- tomers to be able to leave the center while their car is being serviced. It will also have the capacity to service 100 to 200 cars a day.

“We are really excited about the pro- spective of being able to bring this level of volume and organization to Evanston, which is, let’s face it, a crowded city-type atmosphere, and now we are going to have a lot of room to work with,” Fisher said. “This entire project has been a way for us to express our enthusiasm for the cars that we love.”