Arlington Auto & Tire

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678 Dutchess Tpk Rt 44
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
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Auto Repair Experience

  • Established 2004
  • 5 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Certified Auto Technician
  • 93 Years of Car Repair Experience


Arlington Auto and Tire has been serving the community of Poughkeepsie since 2004. Our unbiased review of this location revealed a staff that is described as fast, friendly, professional, and honest. This is a team of experienced automotive professionals who take their craft very seriously. They spend a lot time making sure they are up to date on the latest technologies by attending good quality training on a regular basis. Some of the most recent training includes Hybrid and Electric vehicle diagnosis and customer service skills. This commitment to training and an investment in some of the best automotive tools and computer diagnostic equipment make Arlington Auto and Tire a great place for quality professional service and repairs. The work performed in this shop is backed by a 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Amenities such as local shuttle service, rental vehicles, early bird drop off, and a clean comfortable waiting area with wireless Internet are available.


Auto Repair Experience

  • Established 2004
  • 5 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Certified Auto Technician
  • 93 Years of Car Repair Experience


  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair


  • AAA Member Discount
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Extended/Evening Hours
  • Financing
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Open Saturday
  • Open Weekends
  • Rental Car
  • Se Habla Espanol
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet


Makes We Serve

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Smart
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo

Message from the Shop

Arlington Auto & Tire performs advanced diagnostics with factory laptops for most every vehicle on the road from Audi to VW and of course all domestics Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai and other Japanese vehicles. Plus factory Scheduled Maintenance service when due based upon your mileage or dashboard reset.

We have a state of the art system with Hunter tire machines, Road force balancers, and Hunter Alignment. Plus we have added a new Quick Lube system for fast convenient service when you just need a quick oil change. We can measure any device or component and compare it to the manufacturers specifications so you can make a decision that is informed. We also perform Headlamp Restoration on most vehicles brightening the headlamp lenses and restoring the amount of light and appearance you once had.

Upgrade to better fluids and synthetics for improved longevity and protection - ask our service pro for advice durring your visit.

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Overall Rating

31 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

Verified CustomerMay 06, 2014

I love all the people there that help me out on my cars.

Verified CustomerMay 04, 2014

Very fast & courteous service.

Verified CustomerApril 27, 2014

We can get an oil change on a Sunday without an appointment and with out crazy schedule, that is important. Your service folks a nice and polite. You do suggest "add on's", but I have never felt you try to take advantage of us. I have questioned why some of the recommendations, like trans fluid change, but the salesmen back off. Other places they tell you how dangerous it is not to do maintenance and try to scare you. Arlington Auto & Tire is honest enough to say nothing bad will happen, but it is a good idea to replace the fluids. Up until a few years ago, I did all my own service on the cars, breaks, fluids, oil, even replaced a TCM in a car. I'm not mechanical genius, but I have a clue, and the folks at Arlington Auto are a good honest group.

Reply from Arlington Auto & Tire – arlingtonautotireJune 25, 2014

Thanks Duane - we really appreciate that from a experienced customer like yourself. As you noticed we make suggestions without pressure and we base those suggestions on the manufacturers maintenance schedule or tests to back them up and ensure a fair experience. Unlike chain stores we are part of the local community and we dont have big shareholders who only care about profit with little regard for your repeat business. Thanks again for being a 5 star customer!

Verified CustomerApril 26, 2014

Their service is excellent, they are honest and straight forward. You don't get blindsided with charges that weren't explained to you.

Reply from Arlington Auto & Tire – arlingtonautotireFebruary 19, 2015

Thanks! We go to training and use the engineers specified measurements and procedures to help explain why a certain repair is suggested. See more at for tires and service in Poughkeepsie NY - towing too with out tow365 app on icloud and Android

April 26, 2014

Great guys. Excellent service. They don't look for ways to increase costs. You get what you asked for.

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Verified CustomerApril 25, 2014

Quick service, reliable, clean facility, work done well.

April 21, 2014

Good Service.

Verified CustomerApril 18, 2014

This is the second time I have gone in for an oil change and asked to have my tire pressure checked and within one week of the visit my low pressure tire light goes off. So I either have to go back to you to have it done (for free which I appreciate) or I have to do it myself.

Reply from Arlington Auto & Tire – arlingtonautotireFebruary 19, 2015

I am sorry - stop in any time for a reset or free nitrogen inflation.
Glad we were able help!

Verified CustomerApril 17, 2014

I enjoy the excellent service and the guys who work the service desk.

Verified CustomerApril 14, 2014

Always great service.

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April 14, 2014

I feel the service is pretty good.

Reply from Arlington Auto & Tire – arlingtonautotireJune 10, 2014

pretty good is not good enough for us - please see our manager if you have any suggestions to make it the best. We want you to love it and incorporate your ideas of how it should be.

April 11, 2014

I have a long relationship with Arlington Tire. Moose has always treated my right. Lately though there seems to be a lack of attention to detail. I find myself having to come back more often to have things corrected. Also, when work is completed or there are questions that need my approval I haven't been getting called by them.

Reply from Arlington Auto & Tire – arlingtonautotireJune 10, 2014

Thanks for letting us make it right, in the future just let us know right away that you want something done and we will

Verified CustomerApril 10, 2014

Awesome service every time.

Verified CustomerApril 08, 2014

Always satisfied with fast, friendly, professional service.

Verified CustomerApril 08, 2014

Helpful and friendly management.

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Verified CustomerApril 07, 2014

Most of my visits have been good. I like the friendliness of the staff...especially dealing with James and Moose. I can always discuss problems with them, they are always willing to go the extra mile to answer questions and extend help if necessary.

Verified CustomerApril 05, 2014

They always get me an appointment when I need it and complete the service in a timely manner.

Verified CustomerApril 04, 2014

Prompt service from associates at the front desk. Rapid automotive service. They take the time to explain to customers the service provided & any concerns that may occur while performing services.

Verified CustomerApril 03, 2014

Good service at scheduled time.

March 30, 2014

Customer service was wonderful, One gentleman Ray kept me updated as my car went through the process of being completed. Beautiful showroom.

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Verified CustomerMarch 29, 2014

Love the service, fast and friendly. Really honest group to work with.

March 26, 2014

Fast efficient service.

Verified CustomerMarch 23, 2014

They go above and beyond.

Verified CustomerMarch 21, 2014


March 21, 2014

You did a good job.

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Verified CustomerMarch 20, 2014

Car was ready when they said it would be.

Verified CustomerMarch 17, 2014

They are pleasant and pretty quick with service and their prices beat the dealer prices!

Verified CustomerMarch 11, 2014

Great service and people.

Verified CustomerMarch 11, 2014

Excellent oil changes, but the last time I had a repair done there, they weren't sure how to put in the new water pump after I had removed the old one. Very odd to have a mechanic call me as a customer and ask me how to do something.

Verified CustomerMarch 09, 2014

Good price, excellent service.

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December 18, 2015

Since relocating to area, I thought surely there's no way I'd find a shop as good as the one my family and I left behind. Well, Arlington Auto & Tire have certainly exceeded my expectations. When you factor in honesty, fair pricing, a comfortable facility, and delightful people: why would you go anywhere else. I'm happy to call New York my home and super thrilled to have found a new home for our cars as well. For my latest invoice (139143), Joey D. was simply superb. Moose gave me the Rock Star treatment as well: dropping me off to work and promptly picking me up. The AA&T team go over and above each and every time...

December 18, 2015

I have been coming to this place for years now and the guys are great. I service all my work trucks with them and they get me back on the road ASAP. Thanks again to Joseph Z. And Moose. #135284

December 17, 2015

Always amazing, quick service at low affordable rates! Joey Dakin is the best! She took the time to explain to me exactly what my car needed and was very enthusiastic about her job. Rare find for an auto place. Been going there for years, wouldn't trust anyone else.

December 13, 2015

Always timely, courteous, and good service. Thanks to James and Joey and my technician Dan for their continued good work.
Invoice# 138771

December 05, 2015

Diagnosed and fixed oil leak (replaced crushed gasket and plug), performed oil change, and checked and inflated tire pressure (which I forgot to ask for!) -- all without an appointment on a Saturday -- in and out in just over an hour! Customer Service was excellent, and waiting area clean and comfortable. James at the counter; Don was my technician; Invoice# 138405. Thanks guys!

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October 23, 2015

Just a simple Inspection today however Moose, James and crew always exhibit professionalism and courtesy while waiting for the inspection to complete.. Free coffee and conversation.. Highly recommend this shop.. Invoice number 135521..


October 16, 2015

very friendly and good service from dan and joey
thank you
invoice 135217

October 16, 2015

Invoice #134893

We were stuck in Poughkeepsie without coolant (had just taken in to Jiffy Lube the weekend before!) and my Jeep was overheating. Miraculously, we found Arlington and Joey D., who turned out to be our angel. They took the car, tested it, found out that the coolant had not been put back in the car and charged us only a nominal fee...we (I was with 3 teenagers!) were able to watch football, have a Diet Coke and some popcorn--a really great experience. Thanks so much Joey and Arlington!!!

Karen E.

October 16, 2015

These guys are my favorite shop, great work at a reasonable price. They always find a way to get me in. Also they can work with me when I can't afford a repair immediately. My car is _always_ running better when it's been to Arlington Auto & Tire! Thank you very much, guys!! Invoice # 135201 - Moose - technician Dan.

October 15, 2015


INVOICE 1351311
Moose and the crew are simply the best. I've been a customer for the last five years. I bring both my SUV's for service. They are very professional. A good auto repair shop is like a good doctor or barber. Once you find a good one you stick with them. For me that's Arlington Auto. I recently took my Escalade for inspection. Mike found a problem with a sensor which he quickly diagnosed and repaired. Job well done.

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October 11, 2015

I've always been envious of people who have a mechanic in the family, or else a close family friend who they can turn to with car trouble. It's hard to find an auto body or repair shop that you can trust and rely on, one that will treat you like family. Thank goodness you're reading this review right now, because it's your lucky day- you just found one.

I drive an aging 2002 Subaru Forrester that I absolutely adore. It's never had any major problems, but it does have a muffler that likes to detach from the car and hang off like a rusty tail that scrapes along the highway pavement. I've recently moved to an apartment complex and have to drive over a total of nine speed bumps to get home, and this has only exacerbated the muffler situation.

I live with my boyfriend, and the first time my muffler detached his car was also having problems. It's battery had died and we had been relying solely on my car to get us through to the end of the week. We like to pretend that we're free spirits who can go a couple days without a car and be fine, but between his work schedule and my school schedule, a day without a car is extremely detrimental.

So there we were. It was eleven o'clock on a monday morning, and we were stuck in the middle of the Stop & Shop parking lot in desperate need of help. I called Arlington Auto & Tire and had the good fortune of speaking to Joey Dakin, my own personal superhero. Not only did she have my muffler fixed in slightly under an hour and a half, but she sent somebody to pick me up so that I would not have to walk through the traffic on the Dutchess Turnpike to retrieve my car.

Fast forward to yesterday, I'm driving home from seeing family. I'm driving down the Mohonk Mountain road and I'm not sure if it's the potholes or the road itself, but my muffler starts coming off again. By that time it was eight o'clock, too late to bring the car in. So I called today, Sunday, and spoke to Joey again explaining the situation.

Fun Fact 1: Very few repair shops are open on Sunday.
Fun Fact 2: If the repair shop is open, they are only open for light work such as oil changes or vehicle inspections.

Joey told me that she was unsure if there was a mechanic who could do the work on my car. On top of that, she said, they were almost fully booked. I contacted several other shops in the area and discovered they their mechanics would not work on my muffler because it was a Sunday. Discouraged I left my key with Joey and walked home where I lay dejected on my couch, eating ice cream and watching a sitcom for several hours. I needn't have worried though, twenty minutes to five Joey called me to tell me that she had fixed my muffler!

So, let's recap. Not only was Arlington Auto & Tire busy all day, but they were under no obligation to fix my muffler. It wouldn't have made any difference to them, they would've called me Monday and I would've paid them the same amount of money that I paid them today. Joey Dakin went out of her way to help me. The mechanic who worked on my car did extra work so that I could be happy. Who does that? Family does that.

So look no further for an auto body a tier above the others. They are reliable, they are thrifty, and they will go a hundred extra miles just to make their customer happy. I have never had a bad experience with them, and I've been there eight times. Thank you Arlington Auto & Tire!!

Special thanks to: Joey, Jessie, Doug, Moose and the guy who works saturdays with the brown hair although I do not know your name, you are wonderful as well! My invoice: 134912

October 08, 2015

This shop is top notch in our area. I have been a loyal customer since 2007 and my family has been too. Joey D was a pleasure to work with and my technician Mike K was as fast as a person could be. I bought a new car and had my insurance pictures taken and a NYS Inspection done within a half an hour. Invoice number 129456.

October 05, 2015

Excellent work done by Doug, and Joey D at the desk. Invoice #134514

October 02, 2015

I arrived for my scheduled appointment early in the morning.
Moose was there, and so was Mike the technician. My car was taken in immediately.
Moose went over the service to be performed, and upcoming service to be done.
We discussed tires, quality and availability.
By the time we were finished, so was Mike.
I paid my bill and scheduled an appointment for new tires.
I was out of there in less than an hour.

October 01, 2015

Fast detailed service provided by Joey D at the counter invoice# 134229

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September 22, 2015

Excellent Service, Joey Dakin at the front counter was very helpful, I will definitely get all my car needs taken care of here (invoice #117503)

September 12, 2015

For invoice # 132766:
When I called for tires, Joey D answered my questions quickly and the service was wonderful. She let me know what the process would be and helped me get the best deal. My technician, Joe Z was fast and very helpful.

September 11, 2015

JoeyGirl is the best . Everyone else is the rest. Great service.

September 11, 2015

I'm giving Moose, the manager, the very best review for running a professional operation! Moose and all his technicians have always treated me fairly-with fair prices and excellent service. I don't trust anyone to touch my car let alone work on it but I trust everyone there. Moose is like a family member-with any problem that you have he will know the answer and work with you to fix it. My recent invoice #131801 on 8/26/15 with Dan as the technician is a 5 star rating. James who greets you at the counter is always very professional and knows all the answers to problems. Mike who does my oil changes is also great, very fast and leaves nothing undetected. If you want the BEST you have to go ARLINGTON AUTO & TIRE.

September 08, 2015

Thanks to Moose and Dan for keeping the Jeep running.
Thanks for the Tire Light Scan, will be nice not seeing the TPMS light come on :)

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August 29, 2015

We are from Nevada and had a flat tire on our motorhome. They found the tire we needed and when they were putting it on, they found the rim was cracked. They tracked down a rim and went and got it for us and enabled us to get back on the road. They were all excellent, from James and Moose to Gill and Julio.

August 27, 2015

Excellent service as always. my experience with Moose and technician Joe D was great. they even brought me into the bay to look under the car and show and discuss the issues. Invoice #151859.

August 12, 2015

Fast and detailed service from James and Marshall.. Thanks again and see you soon invoice #130054

August 10, 2015

Detailed fast and excellent service by Joe Z and Mike F. I was in and out in no time.. Very courteous and attentive it was a pleasure. :)
Joe and Mike thank you

July 25, 2015

I had an oil change done today. My tech was an individual named Mikey. He was very good and did the job in a reasonablre amount of time. I have had a lot of work done to my vehicle in the past. Dino was the individual who has worked with me today, and in the past. With every instance he was courteous, knowledgable, and kind. When I first moved to the Hudson Valley I was with another mechanic who has since retired his shop. It took several years to find another place that I trust implicitly to repair/maintain my vehicle, Arlington Auto and Tire always gives me the feeling that they will do everything in their power to keep my vehicle in a safe working condition. I also am impressed with the fact that although its severasl months between encounters, and they have several customers, they remember me and my vehicle. I never feel like just another customer. Their prices are fair and their service good.I always tell my friendsd and family to go try these guys out. I know they wont be disappointed.

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July 15, 2015

I LOVE Arlington Auto's commitment to quality work and customer satisfaction. I just brought my truck in to have the front brakes done recently and, as always, Moose took care of everything. Rotors, pads and a caliper were replaced and Moose made sure it was corrected and fully resolved. Now the truck is running like it just came off the lot again. Thanks again Moose and all at Arlington Auto & Tire!!!
Invoice #0128951

-Chris Babb (Poughkeepsie)

July 11, 2015

My daughter's a.c. was not working in her van. Took it to Moose and he did, as always, an excellent job. Did not give up until he found the problem.
We bring all our cars to Moose and he never lets us down - tires, inspections, brakes, a.c. - always courteous, informative and complete.
We highly recommend Arlington Auto & Tire - see Moose!

July 11, 2015

Dino and staff is courteous and they deliver on time. They do exactly what they promise and get the job done. 128645

July 09, 2015

I've had repair work there previously and always been satisfied. Intermittent brake trouble this time, I'm figuring $500, if they can find and fix. Persistence and skill thru Joe D, Mike F and Joe Z (the svc mngr) found the trouble and repaired it. Best part was the repair charge, not even close to my estimate. Well done gents, again, thanks. M Heuer Poughkeepsie NY

June 30, 2015

I have been coming to this shop for a long time now, Dino the customer service manager and everyone in the shop is very friendly and helpful. They always make me feel like I am the most important customer and the service I receive is always excellent. Thank you guys!!!!!

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June 16, 2015

I have been coming here since it opened. All my cars have been serviced there and very happy with the service and quality. I recommend it constantly and do not receive negative feedback. Inv. # 0127200 5 Star!

Moose and the staff are always knowledgeable, courteous and reliable. Years of service on our family's vehicles. Ref. invoice #0126611

December 09, 2014

Manager Mousse handled my complaints immediately and handled it very professionally as the way it should be!!!
Staff was not very friendly at all with the exception of the manager. Staff should accept services on a first come first serve basis. Customer that's there prior should get the services first. Staff should handle one customer at a time.
Customer deserves to get an update for work done on a reasonable time. All customers deserves a great service.

December 01, 2014

I hit the drain ditch in front of the CVS right up the road. In the snow storm you can't even see it. I was able to drive it to Arlington Tire. The quickly put on my spare. They ordered me another Hankook tire. They did not charge me until the tire came in and they installed it. James and his entire team are fast, friendly and the BEST IN THE BUSINESS. I have been there multiple times and they are consistant.The awiting area is clean and confortable. They will have ALL my business going forward! I highly recommend them.

Reply from Arlington Auto & Tire – arlingtonautotireFebruary 19, 2015

The winter here in Poughkeepsie NY this year has been filled with powerful snow storms and slippery conditions. Difficult driving even with snow tires for the best traction for sure. Glad we could help get you back on 4 tires asap!

November 14, 2014

I called late on Wednesday to get in early Thursday morning for an oil change at 8am as i have to be at work at 9am, Joe told me no problem bring the car in :). Bought the car in at 8am Moose got me right in! Dan and Mike worked on my car and also noticed that my inspection was past due and completed that also. i was out of the shop by 8:35am. Thanks a bunch guys and as usual great job....

Reply from Arlington Auto & Tire – arlingtonautotireFebruary 19, 2015

Our quick lube at Arlington Auto & Tire was designed for people who dont have time for a traditional repair shop but want to go to a traditional professionally staffed repair shop! In addition to our 14 bay repair lifts we added the 4 place quick lube system with environmentally conscious automatic oil systems and evacuation systems so oil never touches the ground, and it makes the job fast and clean! Drive right up for drive through stay in your car quick lube service at

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May 19, 2013

Thanks again for taking me in on a short notice.I'm always on the go and thursday i had a cancellation from a client so i called the dealer for a b service,they couldn't get me in for a week ,a friend of mine reccommended arlington auto and tire so i called them and the gentlemen Aaron answered the phone,i told him my situation and he stated come on down.They took care of it.. THANK YOU THANK YOU.. I HAVE FOUND MY NEW HOME.

June 13, 2010

Great service again. Many times in the past few years I have been here and it's always great service. They are like friends to me. I baked them cookies for doing such a wonderful job! Ref # 34426

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