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Ron's Auto Repair Center

RepairPal Certified Shop in Ames

Ron's Auto Repair Center

203 Verified Reviews
(515) 512-4335
119 Washington Ave
Ames, IA 50010 USA
"Good prices and honest service. "
— Mary, a Verified Customer
Hours
Su
Closed
M-F
7:30am to 5:30pm
S
Closed
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
Ron's Auto Repair Center Reviews
203 Ratings
Displaying 1 - 15 of 198reviews
Jian
05/14/19
Verified Customer
Good location, good quality and service, a little pricey.
Tamera
05/05/19
Verified Customer
Ron's Auto is the bomb.
John
04/17/19
Verified Customer
Affordable and honest - great vibe.
Jason
04/15/19
Verified Customer
Ron's worked with my insurance company to make sure the work was covered. They made sure I knew what was needed and the time frame the work required.
Harrison
04/07/19
Verified Customer
Had vehicle inspected
Nathan
04/03/19
Verified Customer
Good experience.
Rob
03/25/19
Verified Customer
Great service!
Kristine
03/21/19
Verified Customer
Didn't get car looked at when they said they would.
Richard
03/19/19
Verified Customer
I had my back brakes done on my car and they told me it would be around $250 dollars to have that done. After they told me how much it would be the next day they called me back and said I need a new brake caliper because I was broke and that made my brakes cost double. They claimed that salt had eroded my caliper. When they called me back they said my bill to have the brakes done was going to cost me $560 dollars. I am not coming back here again. This isn't the first time I have had a problem here. My advice to anyone looking for car repairs would be to go somewhere else!
Zhuoran
02/03/19
Verified Customer
Excellent!
Christina
01/30/19
Verified Customer
There was a full diagnostic done without our asking and that increased our bill a lot. We just needed fuel added to the tank after the gas line froze from cold weather.
Scott
01/24/19
Verified Customer
Adam is great - he is always so friendly and honest with what needs to be done.
Veronica
01/21/19
Verified Customer
We took our van in front of simple alignment and upon inspection the techs found that there were many more issues which were all valid. They got us taken care of and out the door in less than 24 hours. The techs are always good at explaining everything and letting us know what can wait and what needs to be done right now.
Truman
01/21/19
Verified Customer
I took my car in because it was pretty badly damaged. They gave me a really thorough assessment of the problem. I couldn't afford the work but they were understanding and very professional. I recommend them and will go to them in the future.
Charles
12/05/18
Verified Customer
We are thankful to have found an honest repair shop that doesn't charge an arm and a leg.
RepairPal Scorecard
91
Overall Quality Score
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24-month / 24,000-mile warranty
Technical Ability
91
Tools & Equipment
88
Customer Service
91
Customer Amenities
93
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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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 1983, 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.Serving Ames and the surrounding areas: Story, Gilbert, Midvale, Nevada, and Boone IA. For over 35 years.
Specialities
  • 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
Makes We Serve
  • Acura
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercury
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Ram
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
Affiliations
  • ASA
  • NAPA
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What verified customers have to say about Ron's Auto Repair Center
Would recommend to a friend
89%
Car was ready when promised
96%
Did not feel sales pressure
84%
Car was fixed correctly the first time
92%
Customer was treated respectfully
96%
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