Ron's Auto Repair Center

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119 Washington Ave
Ames, IA 50010 USA
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39 Verified Reviews

Auto Repair Experience

  • Richard and Lisa Martens, Owners
  • Established 2007
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Certified Auto Technician
  • 23 Years of Car Repair Experience
Scorecard

Ron's Auto Repair has been serving the Ames community for over 30 years. In 2007 it was taken over by Lisa and Richard Martens. Richard a long time auto industry professional wanted to carry on the family run business and continue the legacy of trust the shop was founded on. Richard and Lisa work hard to keep this RepairPal Certified Auto Shop staffed with qualified, ASE Certified technicians. Ongoing training is a priority for this group, they attend regular classes and seminars to keep up to date on the industry trends and latest technologies. An investment has been made in some of the best automotive tools and computer diagnostic equipment that will help ensure your vehicle is repaired professionally. They confidently back their work with a 24 month/24,000 mile warranty. Shuttle service and early bird drop off are available for your convenience.

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Auto Repair Experience

  • Richard and Lisa Martens, Owners
  • Established 2007
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Certified Auto Technician
  • 23 Years of Car Repair Experience

Specialties

  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Roadside Assistance
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair
  • Windshield/Glass

Amenities

  • Car Delivery
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted

Affiliations

  • ACDelco
  • ASA

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

At Ron’s Auto Repair Center they want their family to take care of yours. As a family owned and operated business, that’s the attitude owners Lisa and Richard Martens want to reflect when it comes to their shop.

Whether it’s your brakes, an engine issue, tire service, or anything in between, we service all makes and models of foreign and domestic vehicles with the same quality you have come to know from Ron’s Auto Repair.

Since 1982, Ron’s Auto Repair has set the standard in quality and customer care for auto shops in the Ames area. Even when Lisa and Richard Martens took the reins in 2007, they have continued to work in the same vein as the original Ron intended.

Reviews

Overall Rating

39 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

by June 10, 2016

Good job! Very friendly.

by June 09, 2016

Great experience, issue resolved very quickly.

by - Verified Customer June 06, 2016

2nd experience was that I stopped by the shop around 4:30. I had just found out that I had too much oil in my car. Richard got my car right in and drained some oil for me. I appreciated that he did that so close to closing. Richard and Lisa and employees are nice and care about doing right.

by - Verified Customer June 03, 2016

Great work, always reasonable with price.

by - Verified Customer June 03, 2016

No complaints. Adam was honest and straight forward in trying to resolve the problem.

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by - Verified Customer May 31, 2016

Prompt, reliable service at reasonable price. And they dropped me off at work & picked me up. :)

by - Verified Customer May 27, 2016

Ron's does a great job of keeping you informed of the progress on your car while it is being diagnosed and fixed.

by - Verified Customer May 25, 2016

Fast and easy and helpful.

by - Verified Customer May 20, 2016

They are good.

by - Verified Customer May 19, 2016

They are good.

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by - Verified Customer May 18, 2016

Adam and the tech did a great job sorting out the issue with my vehicle!

by - Verified Customer May 18, 2016

Everyone was courteous, but I had new tires put on my vehicle and one was severely under-inflated (roughly 10 psi).

by - Verified Customer May 16, 2016

I discovered a coolant leak on my Civic on a Sunday afternoon and showed up unannounced at Ron's Auto Monday 8am. They gave me a ride to work, diagnosed the issue (water pump), and got the new part in and replaced by noon the next day. Great customer service at a reasonable price! They have been my go-to shop for several years now, and I've no plans to change.

by - Verified Customer May 13, 2016

They were thorough with a complicated problem.

by - Verified Customer May 13, 2016

They were very friendly and helpful. My car got fixed quickly and well.

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by May 13, 2016

I think it is very expensive, more expensive than other stores. But because the store mailed us coupons, the price would be similar to others shops. However, if I ask a maintenance service, they suggested things that are unnecessary, for example, to replace the air filter. When I opened by myself, it was very clean, which seemed like want to ear money from nothing. Oil change is more expensive from other stores.

by - Verified Customer May 13, 2016

Helpful but too expensive for me. Worked around my schedule.

by September 03, 2013

They are very polite and do good work, but they are a little expensive.

by - Verified Customer August 30, 2013

Good prices and honest service.

by August 30, 2013

Good service.

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by - Verified Customer August 28, 2013

They are efficient at scheduling. They say what they will do and do it. They explain repairs. They show me, not just tell me, what needs to be done.

by - Verified Customer August 26, 2013

I was perfectly satisfied with the service.

by August 24, 2013

They will explain to me what is wrong with my car.

by August 23, 2013

I have had my vehicles serviced there for many years. Their mechanics are quite competent and straght forward with me regarding any of my questions.

by August 22, 2013

Pricing is a bit high.

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by - Verified Customer August 15, 2013

They are very responsible. I took my car into get tires and they did what I needed.

by August 15, 2013

Very professional, fair price.

by - Verified Customer August 15, 2013

Friendly service.

by August 07, 2013

They were very careful. I liked the way they explained what they were going to do and did not make me feel stupid.

by - Verified Customer August 06, 2013

They have always been very prompt with their work. They're always fair with their quotes. The quote they give you is what you pay and if it changes they call and let you know.

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by - Verified Customer July 31, 2013

He's honest, he's knowledgeable, and he's fair. I can't say enough good things about this guy.

by July 29, 2013

While they may cost a little more than other places in town, they are honest and work efficiently to get the job done correctly and in a timely manner

by - Verified Customer July 22, 2013

History of doing great work and being very good at explaining what could be done vs what really needed to be done - I do not feel like they are trying to sell us services but honestly explaining the current state and options.

by July 19, 2013

They were fair. Didn't go above and beyond my expectations, but they also didn't disappoint or try to cheat me.

by - Verified Customer July 18, 2013

They seem honest and straight-forward, two of the most important things for me.

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by July 15, 2013

Friendly service, efficient, takes good care of my car, reasonable costs, helpful.

by July 01, 2013

I asked the owner to check my spark plugs as my car was idling roughly. After his mechanic checked it out, he informed me that my spark plugs were worn and needed to be replaced at a high price. I told him I couldn't afford his price. I then asked my friend to check out my car's spark plugs. He removed one, took it in to a local parts store where they took off a new spark plug and compared it to mine. Mine was not shot. Far from shot. I believe that Ron's Auto Repair lead me wrong.

by June 26, 2013

They have always been nice, helpful, and accommodating. They fix the problem the first time and give me explanations as to whats wrong/how they're going to fix it. And they don't jack up the prices like I've seen other places do.

by - Verified Customer June 18, 2013

I feel that the management and crew at Ron's are both competent and honest... more of both, than most shops I'm acquainted with.

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