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Donovan's Specialty Auto Service

Donovan’s Auto & Tire has been the Honest Choice for Auto Repair & Service in Cincinnati since 1958, and now, we’re continuing that tradition with a focus on Volvos and Subarus at the former Nordic Motors.  The name on the building may have changed, but you can expect the same expertise, quality of work and superior service you’ve come to know and love. Trust your Volvo or Subaru to Donovan’s and see why we are the Honest Choice.

Cincinnati's Volvo and Subaru Specialists

Auto Repair Services

Donovan Tire is dedicated to keeping you and your family safe and secure while keeping in mind that value is also a top priority. We are dedicated to earning your trust by providing expertise, value and responsiveness every time we service your automobile.


Bridgestone/Firestone is our main brand of tire but we have access to all major brands. Free tire inspection, with an honest, no nonsense opinion. Tires are KEY to your car’s safety. Ask for Dale or Shea for your tire needs.

Oil Change

Change your engine oil with up to 5qts of motor oil, replace the oil filter and lube the chassis. We check the air filter, tire air pressure, most fluids, top offs as needed and install a new sticker in the window.


Brakes are the most important mechanical part of your car today. We will do over 1800 brake jobs this year alone. We take pride in doing it right the first time, every time. Raybestos is the name we install and trust.

Check Engine Light

When the light comes on, turn to Donovan’s to check it out and get the repairs you need to get back on the road – lights out and worry-free!


We have 4 computers to help assist the techs in diagnosing your cars. Some cars we can reprogram the computer in the car, to give it the most up to date software for that vehicle. No problem is to big or small we can handle them all.

Scheduled Maintenance

Ensure your vehicle is running in tip-top shape and always road worthy. Our experienced team can service all makes and models.

Trusted in the Community

Experienced Technicians

Our technicians have over 60 years combined experience.

Reliable Work

We Stand Behind Our Work

Every repair comes with a two year, 24,000 mile warranty*.

Courtesy Shuttles from Donovan's Auto & Tire Center

Free Shuttles

Our team will safely and securely shuttle you and family while your vehicle is being repaired.

Cincinnati Auto Repair Mechanics

We are in the automotive tire and repair business. We have been in business for over 60 years and are family owned/operated. If it doesn’t need it, you won’t get it. Dale & Dane Donovan also host a radio show every Saturday on 55KRC from 1-2pm on car repair. If you miss it live, you can listen to the Car Show with Dale Donovan on most major podcast outlets.

Listen on Spotify     Listen on Google Play     Listen on iHeart Radio

Donovan Extreme Car Makeover

Every year, 55KRC and Dale Donovan partner with the Goodwill Auto Auction for the Extreme Car Makeover project. Why? Because they are absolutely committed to and inspired by Goodwill’s mission of service to the community including individuals with disabilities and military veterans.


From Honda Civics to GMC Acadia Denalis, Donovan’s provides thousands of dollars in work to the vehicles to get them near-new road ready. Keep an ear out for our next Extreme Car Makeover by listening in to Car Talk on 55KRC.

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