Google My Business Categories for Auto Repair Shops

Whether you’re setting up a new Google My Business (GMB) Listing, or optimizing your current listing, this guide will help you make proper optimizations.

From this GMB category list, I’ve created pulled 40+ categories that are applicable to Auto Repair Shops:

  • Auto repair shop
  • Auto body shop
  • Auto body parts supplier
  • Auto body parts supplier
  • Auto body shop
  • Auto dent removal service
  • Auto electrical service
  • Auto glass shop
  • Auto machine shop
  • Auto parts store
  • Auto radiator repair service
  • Auto restoration service
  • Auto spring shop
  • Auto sunroof shop
  • Auto tag agency
  • Auto tune up service
  • Auto upholsterer
  • Auto wrecker
  • Brake shop
  • Car battery store
  • Car inspection station
  • Car service
  • Diesel engine repair service
  • Glass repair service
  • Hub cap supplier
  • Hydraulic repair service
  • Junkyard
  • Motorcycle repair shop
  • Muffler shop
  • Oil change service
  • propane supplier
  • Radiator repair service
  • Radiator shop
  • RV Repair Shop
  • Small engine repair service
  • Smog inspection station
  • Tire shop
  • Towing service
  • Tractor repair shop
  • Trailer repair shop
  • Transmission shop
  • Truck repair shop
  • Used auto parts store
  • Used tire shop
  • Wheel alignment service
  • Wheel store

Google allows each listing to have 10 total categories, so you aren’t going to be able to add all of these.

Before selecting categories, it’s important to know how to optimize your Google My Business listing to get the most out of your optimizations.

You’ll likely want to have the same primary category as the top competitors. This is almost always going to be Auto repair shop.

Auto repair shops in Pheonix, AZ

You’ll want to select additional categories that are most relevant to your business, and the ones that are the most profitable.

For example, one category that might be applicable is “car battery store,” but just because your shop sells and/or installs car batteries doesn’t mean it should one of your Google My Business categories. This is because selling car batteries probably isn’t one of your primary services – if it is, then you would add it as a secondary GMB category.

Pro Tip:

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After you’ve chosen your primary and secondary Google My Business categories, create services pages for them on your website. For example, if you offer “break repair services,” create a page on your website dedicated to break repair services.

Completing these optimizations will improve your chances of ranking for target keywords.

Happy SEO-ing 🙂