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10711 S Cicero Ave
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
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7:00am to 5:30pm
7:00am to 5:30pm
7:00am to 5:30pm
7:00am to 5:30pm
7:00am to 5:30pm
7:00am to 5:30pm
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(708) 218-9214

Auto Repair Experience

  • Richard Malinowski Sr. , Owner
  • Established 1967
  • 5 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 150 Years of Car Repair Experience


Spitfire Automotive has been serving Oak Lawn and the surrounding area since 1967. This RepairPal Certified shop strives to stay on top of the latest technologies and to be a leader in the local community by providing the highest level of automotive repair coupled with the best customer service. Our review of this shop revealed they are achieving this goal. Recent customers describe this team as excellent, professional, accurate, knowledgeable, attentive. This location features a team of vary experienced automotive professionals whose commitment to ongoing training and investment in tools and equipment make them capable of repairs ranging from tires and wheel alignment, to minor and major mechanical repairs, to emissions testing, to check engine light diagnoses and repairs, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. Repairs are covered by a 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Local shuttle service, rental vehicles, early bird drop off, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are all available for your convenience.


Auto Repair Experience

  • Richard Malinowski Sr. , Owner
  • Established 1967
  • 5 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 150 Years of Car Repair Experience


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


  • AAA Member Discount
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Financing
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Parts/Accessories
  • Rental Car
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet


Makes We Serve

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Isuzu
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercury
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen

Message from the Shop

Spitfire Automotive is a family owned and operated automotive service center founded in 1916. We are located at 10711 South Cicero Ave. in Oak Lawn, IL. We treat our customers’ vehicles as if they were our own. Whether you are from Oak Lawn, IL, Alsip, IL, Chicago, IL, or another surrounding area, please contact us online or by phone to schedule an appointment or drop by and see us during business hours. We’re open Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM. Ask about our free local shuttle service or enjoy free Wi-Fi in our waiting room.

When it comes to tires, if you’re not sure about what kind of tires your vehicle needs, take a minute and try out our Tire Size Finder from the comfort of your home. Browse through tires from some of the industry’s leading manufacturers like MICHELIN®, BFGoodrich®, and Uniroyal®. Our ASA- and ASE-certified technicians can perform tire and wheel services that will keep your tires in peak conditions well throughout the tread life of the tire, like computer spin balancing, flat tire repairs, and tire rotations.

Get the full potential out of your vehicle and let us handle your auto repairs and vehicle maintenance. We have been repairing vehicles at Spitfire Automotive for the last 98 years. Our highly experienced technicians possess a great deal of knowledge. Brake repairs, diagnostics, preventive maintenance, steering and suspension system repairs, emissions inspection and repairs, glass repairs and replacement are no problem for our staff of seasoned auto mechanics. For a list of preventive maintenance and general repairs, you can visit our website where you will also find a selection of tires.

We offer the following services:

Belts & Hoses
Cooling Systems
Differential Repair
Electronic Systems
Engine Diagnostics
Exhaust Systems
Lube & Oil Change


Overall Rating

25 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

Verified CustomerDecember 05, 2014

They are great people. When they fix it, they fix it.

December 05, 2014

They are very good.

December 03, 2014

They are a good shop, and they are very attentive to my needs.

December 03, 2014

I have been with them for quite a while and so far so good.

Verified CustomerDecember 02, 2014

Excellent customer service and good, quality work.

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Verified CustomerNovember 28, 2014

They are nice people and they fixed my car.

November 28, 2014

I like the work they did.

November 28, 2014

I think they are over priced. They could have done the job much cheaper, they gouged me on the part.

Verified CustomerNovember 26, 2014

I always recommend them. They do great service and have great prices.

Verified CustomerNovember 24, 2014

The service, knowledge, and skill. We have gone there for 10 years.

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Verified CustomerNovember 21, 2014

They do great service. They know what they are doing. They take care of the problem and fix it.

Verified CustomerNovember 21, 2014

I do not have any problems with them and they are not expensive, compared to other shops. I appreciate that they fix it right the first time.

Verified CustomerNovember 18, 2014

Just excellent service.

Verified CustomerNovember 18, 2014

They seem to know what they are doing and they are friendly.

Verified CustomerNovember 10, 2014

I have been with them for about twenty five years with no troubles. I have had many other types of cars at that shop. Fords, Chevys and many others have been worked on there.

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Verified CustomerNovember 10, 2014

I have been going there for quite a few years. They know what they are doing. You can usually rely on the work being done accurately.

Verified CustomerOctober 30, 2014

They do what they say they are going to do, they stand behind their work and they keep their shop very clean.

October 28, 2014

They are really quick and they do a good job.

October 27, 2014

They did excellent work and they got it right on the first time.

October 21, 2014

They are very accommodating and I have always been happy with their work.

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Verified CustomerOctober 20, 2014

I tell everyone that if they want their car fixed good, then they should take it to spitfire. I have gone there for almost 50 years and I am very satisfied.

Verified CustomerOctober 14, 2014

Every time I go down there everyone is professional and they make sure to inspect my car very thoroughly before they give it back to me.I never have to wait long for them to be done.

Verified CustomerOctober 13, 2014

The attention to detail gives me great service you cannot beat. With their great prices I'm able to spend less than spend more.

Verified CustomerOctober 08, 2014

They are excellent. They do excellent work.

Verified CustomerOctober 07, 2014

It's good service and good people.

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October 18, 2015

This team is first rate! knowledgeable, honest, courteous and very reasonable in their pricing. Never had an issue with the work they have done on my vehicles. Have been going there for a number of years now and will continue to do so in the years to come. Overall, they provide excellent service and value!

September 01, 2015

We have been with them since 2002, they do great work, on the Aerocare vehicles and my personal car and camper, I continue to recommend them to family and friends.

September 01, 2015

Rich goes above and beyond to make sure you are happy with the service. They get it done right the first time which makes me very happy. Great place to get your car repaired.

April 20, 2015

I had read reviews about them doing the work right the first time and that is really true .they do excellent work. they are fast courteous and very professional I highly recommend them.

September 01, 2009

Great work! They were able to make my car pass the emmissions test. Two other shops tried & couldn't do it. I should have taken it to them in the first place, I would of saved alot of money!

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August 31, 2009

I brought my car in for a problem that the dealer couldn't fix. They diagnosed the problem quickly, explained the work that needed to be done, dropped me off at my house while my car was repaired, and picked me up on the same day! They're a lot cheaper than the dealer and I haven't had a problem with the car since. Highly recommended!

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