About McLean Auto Repair

Auto Repair Elgin, IL

McLean Auto Repair has been providing quality auto repair and maintenance services in Elgin, Illinois since 1970. We are family owned and operated and strive to provide honest service and complete customer care. The fact that we are a certified Napa Auto Care Center provides us with state-of-the-art resources, and the fact that we are family run maintains the personal touch that our customers love. All of our staff, from our ASE Certified technicians to our friendly service advisor, truly cares about you and maintaining and repairing your vehicle correctly the first time.


Meet the Team


John Vallely


John has been working at the shop since 1983. He is an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician, Advanced Level Specialist, and Automobile Service Consultant. He enjoys spending time with Debbie, their 6 children between them and their many grandchildren. When he’s not cooking by the grill, you usually find him doing various projects around the house or relaxing with family or friends.


Patrick Sampson

Service Advisor

Pat is an ASE Certified Automobile Service Consultant & Parts Specialist and he has built great relationships with our customers. Earlier in his career, he left the shop to pursue a residential painting career and then returned in 2004 and has been with us ever since. Pat enjoys spending time with his wife Jeannie, his son Ayden and their newest addition, Jacob. He also likes grilling meals, enjoying company around a campfire, golfing and various other sports. Along with visiting his many friends and family, he still finds time to assist with coaching for his sons’ Little League team.


Patrick Barnhart


Patrick has been a Technician since 1992 and worked in the automotive industry since 1981 with his father at his Amoco Station. He has been married to his wife, Joyce, for over 25 years and they are the proud parents of their sons, Jason and Christian, who serve in the Unites States Air Force. Patrick used to coach college basketball for the local community college, Elgin Community College.


Patrick Patton


Patrick is an ASE Certified Automobile Technician and he has worked at McLean Auto Repair since 2011. When he isn’t at work, Patrick likes to spend time with his partner, Tina, outdoors hunting, fishing, boating, snowmobiling, target shooting, or just relaxing at the beach. Most importantly, he is a devoted father to his two children, Brookana and Nick.

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