Arndt Automotive

RepairPal Certified Shop in Malta

Arndt Automotive

203 Verified Reviews
(815) 205-1687
412 E Van Buren St
Malta, IL 60150 USA
"People are friendly, the service is good, the price is reasonable!"
— Cui, a Verified Customer
7:00am to 7:00pm
9:00am to 4:00pm
Auto Repair Experience
  • Andy Arndt, Owner
  • Established 1989
  • 5 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 2 ASE Master Auto Technicians
  • 70 Years of Car Repair Experience
Arndt Automotive Reviews
203 Ratings
Displaying 1 - 15 of 195reviews
Verified Customer
All around great experience with Arndt Automotive!
Verified Customer
They do great work and are always friendly and knowledgeable!
Verified Customer
Professional staff and fair pricing.
Verified Customer
Very positive
Verified Customer
The staff was fantastic, and worked with me to make the repair and work in a timeframe that was convenient for me. I really appreciated the use of the loaner vehicle.
Verified Customer
Quick, quality service. Thank you!
Verified Customer
Staff were very helpful, friendly and trustworthy
Verified Customer
I went in for a simple oil change for $19.95 and paid almost $39.00. They told me my antifreeze needed topping off and also needed a little p.s. fluid . $20 for topping off these two items was outrageous. Won't go back!!!!
Reply from Arndt Automotive
by Arndt Automotive, December 19, 2018

Ok Ron , guess we should have just let your van go low on coolant , Sorry , our mistake. Just so you know, our total profit on your job was $1.64. Thanks for not coming back.

Verified Customer
Very professional shop with quick service and repairs. Pricing is very reasonable.
Verified Customer
Everyone was very nice to work with. Not sure if it is done yet -- might have to have more done if it doesn't work right. We were told to drive it and see if anything else goes wrong. We are hoping it is ok we just have to wait and see. And yes we will bring it back if it acts up again if it does it is no fault of your company, just have to drive the truck and see how it goes.
Verified Customer
Professional and courteous staff, have already recommended them to a friend. We felt we were treated fairly and promptly.
Verified Customer
Trust these people
Verified Customer
I felt cheated and I will never go back to have any other work done.
Verified Customer
Great place. This is my new go-to for vehicle repairs
Verified Customer
I would definitely recommend your services to all my friends and family.
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12-month / 12,000-mile warranty
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Arndt Automotive was established in 1989 and has been providing Malta and the surrounding area with quality automotive repairs ever since. This RepairPal Certified shop features a team of very experienced, highly trained, and ASE certified who are equipped with the tools and diagnostic equipment necessary to perform a wide range of repairs. These repairs can range from minor and major mechanical repairs to tires and wheel alignment, to check engine light and computer diagnosis and repairs, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. This work is backed by a 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Our survey of their recent customers revealed a group who describe the team here as “helpful”, “knowledgeable”, “excellent”, “knowledgeable”, and “courteous”. A local shuttle service, loaner cars, early bird drop-off, Saturday business hours, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are also available for your convenience.
Message From the Shop
How it All Began... Arndt Automotive officially opened our doors in February of 1989. It all started when owner Andy Arndt was thirteen years old riding in his Uncle Jim’s 1961 Ford Starliner with a balanced and blueprinted 390 and a four on the floor. As soon as he felt Uncle Jim drop the clutch, he was hooked and his love for cars began. When he was sixteen he started working on the trucks and tractors at his dad’s farm along with various other cars. Since cars were the only thing he was really interested in, it was easy for him to decide that was what he was going to do to make a living. Andy got involved in mechanics projects in the 4H and FFA programs. He also took classes at Kishwaukee College while he was still enrolled in high school, graduating in 1982 with an associate’s degree in agricultural mechanics. From there he went to work at a farm tractor dealership during his internship and then to a Ford dealership. After working at a couple of dealerships he realized he wanted to be his own boss and started his own business. Andy started working out of his father’s shop on the farm until he was ready to get his own building. In 1988, he purchased a building in Malta, right off of route 38. He worked for the next year turning it into a suitable shop. Starting out with no employees, things were tough, working six to seven days a week and many nights. Putting all his time and money into the business helped the shop grow into what it is today. 29 years later Arndt Automotive is a family owned shop with much of Andy’s family working day in and day out. This shop strives to keep up with the consistently changing technology to accurately diagnose, repair, and maintain vehicles at a fair price. Every day Andy passes on his knowledge of cars and the importance of trying to fix and maintain the customers’ cars as he would his own, to his employees. We’re always happy to tell you more about our beginnings. Just ask if you want us to share more of our story with you.
  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair
  • Windshield/Glass
  • Car Delivery
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Extended/Evening Hours
  • Financing
  • Free Estimates
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Loaner Car
  • Open Saturday
  • Parts/Accessories
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shuttle
  • 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
  • ACDelco
  • NAPA
  • iATN
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What verified customers have to say about Arndt Automotive
Would recommend to a friend
Car was ready when promised
Did not feel sales pressure
Car was fixed correctly the first time
Customer was treated respectfully
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