About Auto Excel

Mike Barrett - Owner of Auto Excel

Mike Barrett started working on cars with his “Papa” at the age of 12. Later, he began taking vocational classes in high school. Mike had such a knack for mechanical functionality, that after he graduated high school he decided to attend North Western College to study to be a High Performance Automotive Technician. Mike has been an ASE Certified Technician for over 20 years, earning his Master Certification over 10 years ago.

He and his wife Jennifer have been married for 15+ years. Mike is the proud father of two beautiful children, one son and one daughter. His family has happily supported him every step in his career.

He is the Founder and sole owner of Auto Excel. Seeing a need for affordable, quality, and honest automotive repair companies, with integrity at the center of his business plan, Mike decided to open up his own business in March of 2010 he set a goal for one year, and like most thinks he sets out to achieve he hit that date. Auto Excel open it’s doors in April 2011.

Starting from scratch, Auto Excel began with two lifts and the necessary equipment to do the highest quality of work. Since then, Auto Excel has tripled its capacity and the business has grown exponentially, with the help of his bother Barry, and an exceptional team, along with loyal customers, referring their family and friends and putting their trust in an excellent company.

Auto Excel being a family business, Mike’s mother Charlotte and Mike’s two younger brothers Mathew and Brian, have also contributed to the success of the business. Especially his mother who for 2 years put her plans on hold to drive 1 1/2 hours each way to work in the company until it took off. Auto Excel is Lexington, KY provides the best repairs and servicing of brakes, engines and transmissions.

We are experts in heating, air conditioning, brakes and suspension as well as all drive train repairs and service. Additionally, we service and repair all domestic and import vehicles. Our expertise and experience makes our services a cut above the competition.

Skilled & Honest

Before choosing an auto repair shop in Lexington KY, ensure the Technician has the skills, tools and honesty to do a good job. Auto Excel has all of these qualities and is the best car repair shop in Lexington, KY.


We use state-of-the-art electronic and mechanical systems for auto repairs. Furthermore, our team of experts insures that our auto repairs are the best in Lexington. Here at Auto Excel, we are 100% committed to your satisfaction.

When you trust us with your automotive needs, you can be assured that we have the best trained technicians servicing your vehicle. The automotive industry continues to have vast changes in technology and we always have Master Certified Technicians on site for the diagnosis and repair of your vehicle.

Our technicians continue to educate themselves in order to keep up with these demands. With over 40 years of combined experience, there is no automotive service that Auto Excel cannot provide. We believe in preventative maintenance and will do all we can to insure your vehicle’s longevity.

Providing Auto Repair Services In Lexington Since 2009

If you’re looking for a local Auto Repair shop that you can trust, consider Auto Excel. Ever since 2009, Auto Excel has been providing our friends and neighbors in Lexington with dependable, trustworthy auto repair services. Whether your vehicle needs a minor tune-up to a major overhaul, our trained Service Technicians are skilled at quickly diagnosing and pinpointing solutions to problems, saving you valuable time and money.

A Commitment To Complete Customer Satisfaction

At Auto Excel, our number one goal is complete customer satisfaction. Every day, with every customer, we focus on providing high-quality auto repair services coupled with top-notch customer service. With countless 5-star reviews and customer testimonials, we are proud of our reputation as one of the Lexington area’s most trustworthy auto repair shops. We provide a two year parts and labor warranty on all services with a 2 year Nationwide parts and labor warranty on most services.

Services & Specialties

Auto Excel is pleased to offer a wide variety of the most commonly requested auto maintenance and auto repair services, specializing in Brake Services.

In addition to the services mentioned above, we specialize in several types of auto repair services, including:

  • Auto Repair
  • Engine Repair
  • Transmission Repair
  • Brake Repair
  • and Auto Electrical Service

Also and independent dealer of Amsoil, considered the best synthetic oil in the market.

A True Alternative To The Dealer

Looking for an affordable alternative to the high auto repair service pricing at the local dealership? Auto Excel can help. Owned by an ASE Certified Master Technician and supported by a team of ASE Certified Technicians who receive ongoing training in automotive technology and auto repair services, we’re proud to be able to offer you dealership quality knowledge and experience without dealership pricing!

Cutting-edge Technology And Real-world Experience Get You Back On The Road Faster!

Our team of Technicians is up to date on the latest automotive technology, and has professional, hands-on experience working with both foreign and domestic vehicles. We use the most current diagnostic equipment available including original factory equipment, meaning that we can more quickly uncover the problem and begin working on the solution.

Combining cutting-edge technology with real-world experience, our technicians are able to get your car back on the road in less time than it takes other shops to simply figure out what’s wrong!

Contact Us. We’re Here To Help!

We invite you to take a look around our website and learn a bit more about our repair shop and what we do. Read some of the testimonials from some of our many happy customers, or find out more information on some of our auto repair specialties.

Call or email us to inquire about how we can help with your specific automobile concern. And if you’re in the Lexington area, feel free to stop by the shop and say hello, even if you aren’t any currently in need of auto repair or maintenance services.

We’d be delighted to introduce ourselves, show you around the facility and answer any questions you may have about our business and our services.

Auto Excel is committed to ensuring effective communication and digital accessibility to all users. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and apply the relevant accessibility standards to achieve these goals. We welcome your feedback. Please call Auto Excel (859) 608-9279 if you have any issues in accessing any area of our website.