Arndt Automotive

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Arndt Automotive
149 Verified Reviews
Arndt Automotive
149 Verified Reviews
(815) 242-4652
412 E Van Buren St
Malta, IL 60150 USA
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
(145 Ratings)
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Friendly staff, fairly priced & very good work done


Very friendly contacted me to let me know the cause of my problem and cost of repair. They also let me know the things that would need to be fixed at a later date with no big rush at the moment where I'm sure another shop would have said it needed to be done. Now I will be back.


It was my 1st visit to auto shop. All employees were very friendly & my oil change was finished in no time at all! I would highly recommend them to all of my friends & family! Thank you!


Great service.


Good muffler repair weld looks great!

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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.

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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
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  • 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
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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
+ More
  • ACDelco
  • NAPA
  • iATN

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