South Shores Auto Service

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South Shores Auto Service
25 Verified Reviews
South Shores Auto Service
25 Verified Reviews
(217) 596-4254
1675 S Franklin Street Rd
Decatur, IL 62521 USA
7:30am to 5:30pm
8:00am to 12:00pm
Auto Repair Experience
  • Lindsey Kreher, Owner
  • Established 2004
  • 4 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 4 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 102 Years of Car Repair Experience

South Shores Auto Service Reviews
(24 Ratings)
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They have always done good work for me.


This man has taken care of our cars for the last 15 years. He does wonderful work. I send everybody I know to him.


Satisfaction is all I can say.


When they did the first round of work, they were dealing with an overheating issue. They replaced the radiator and it didn't fix the problem. It was still overheating and I had to take it back to get the thermostat replaced. They charged me full price for having the thermostat replaced.


The customer service is very good, they go above and beyond and make sure the problem is solved.

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South Shores Auto Service was established in 2004. This RepairPal Certified shop has worked hard to become a respected member of the Decatur community. This was verified in our review of their most recent customers who describe this team as reasonable, friendly, fair, professional, and trustworthy. This staff is very experienced, ASE Certified, and committed to staying current with the most up to date training available. This high level of customer service, commitment to ongoing training, and investment in the automotive tools and equipment make South Shore Auto Service a great place for you and your vehicle. They are capable of repairs that range from check engine light diagnosis and repairs, to minor and major mechanical repairs, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. They back their work with a 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Local shuttle service, early bird drop off, Saturday hours, and waiting area with wireless Internet are available for your convenience.

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We are a "state of the art" 8 bay auto repair facility located in the South Shores area of Decatur. All of our staff are ASE certified including 4 "ASE Master Technicians", we have been the only "ASE Certified Blue Seal of Excellence" repair facility in Macon County for over 5 years. We have the latest equipment and the knowledge to repair your vehicle whether it be new or old. All work is guaranteed. We are a bumper to bumper certified service center. All bumper to bumper service centers adhere to a specific code of ethics to provide the utmost in customer service through their business principles.

  • AC/Heating
  • Check Engine Light
  • Classic Car Repair/Restoration
  • Diagnosis
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
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  • Car Delivery
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Financing
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Military Discount
  • Open Saturday
  • Open Weekends
  • Rental Car
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shuttle
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet
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Makes We Serve
  • Acura
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Smart
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
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  • ACDelco
  • ASE Blue Seal
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Questions Answered by South Shores Auto Service
the air conditioner is not blowing cold ai...
are you saying it does not blow warm air or cold air, or are you saying, it doesn't blow any air. if it is not blowing any air, you are having a blower fan motor problem. it could be the switch , the resistor, or the motor itself. typically, if the resistor fails, it would still function on 1 or 2 of the speeds
SSAS1 ASE certified master technician-30 years experience
blower works great. Not overheating at all...
it could be a partially restricted heater core, feel the hoses going to the core, if they are hot, it is probably not restricted, it they are cold, it probably is. backflush the heater core until clear, then refill the system and bleed all air. if not, it could be the impeller of the weater pum is damaged and not flowing the coolant properly. though, usually this will cause it to overheat in the summer
On occasion my ignition key will not turn ...
you are having a problem with your shift interlock. it is the component that does not allow you to remove the key without the vehicle being locked into park, to keep the vehicle from rolling away unattended. it could be the shift interlock solenoid,the shift interlock switch in your shifter, or your ignition switch. most common= the ignition switch not supplying enough voltage for the system to function or the switch in the shifter. rarely the solneoid itself, hope that helps
SSAS1 ASE certified master technician- 30 year experience
The vehicle takes time to blow hot air eve...
the thermostat is located in the housing that the lower radiator hose attaches to, i believe. you have to replace the housing an thermostat as an assembly, i believe. is your temperatur gauge move towatrds the middle or stay near the cold mark?
today,at home,after washing car I proceede...
It sounds like your battery has failed. while vacuuming your car and playing the radio without the engine running, hence your alternator not charging your battery, the battery was run down. jump starting it and running the engine allowed the alternator to charge your battery. your battery was probably already getting weak and you kinda helped finish it off. have your battery charged, then tested. find someone that not only can check the voltage but the cold cranking amps. that is the important one. a battery can have good voltage but no cold cranking amps meaning it cannot supply the amperage your starter needs to start your engine. hence, the fast clicking noise.
what is the manufacturer's mileage recomme...
typically, a chain only has to be replaced when it fails or gets loose and noisy. only timing belts have a mileage driven replacement interval.
sounds started at first start up this morn...
it could be the water pump, the alternator, or any of the pulleys of the belt system. removed the belt and roll each pulley one at a time until you herar the noisy one or feel the rough one.
where is it and is it hard to fix
p0113 indicating the intake air temperature sensor's voltage reading is too high.(out of the expected range) probably a bad sensor or a bad sensor ground. 4.6l or 5.4l?

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