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Arndt Automotive

RepairPal Certified Shop in Malta

Arndt Automotive

234 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
Hours
Su
Closed
M-F
7:00am to 7:00pm
S
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
234 Ratings
Displaying 1 - 15 of 225reviews
Jan
05/06/19
Verified Customer
Their service isn't the cheapest I've seen or used, but I can depend on them fixing my vehicle of any complaint I (or they) discover. My 2003 Saturn now has over 200,000 miles on it and I'm grateful that not only can they bring it up to par, but that they know where they can still get parts to it. And there's no way to put a monetary value on that! BTW, the only reason I answered 'no' to the question 'was the work performed explained. . . ' is only because most times I have an idea what they are talking about! In other words, I would never be able to repair the vehicle myself, or even know when, if, and how it needed fixing! And in regard to the '4' I wrote for the price paid, it was only because I would always like things to cost less, although in this case, an old car may cost more to fix.
Dan
05/08/19
Verified Customer
Knowledgeable & helpful, accomadateing.
Lincoln
05/07/19
Verified Customer
The receptionist is great - very professional. When she's at lunch, however, the whole place goes to hell.
Kyle
04/28/19
Verified Customer
Fast reliable work at reasonable prices.
Tracy
04/15/19
Verified Customer
I had a very good experience. Being recently moved to Malta, I ve had Both my cars in their shop. Everything was explained to me including their recommendations for future services I might want to consider.
Jane
04/18/19
Verified Customer
Polite. Friendly. Good work.
Dave
04/14/19
Verified Customer
Rich was very sympathetic and we both talked about how unfortunate it is that stick shift vehicles are fading away.
Josetta
04/09/19
Verified Customer
Corey was a great help..very honest, but the lady Dawn there was very nasty and impatient I didn't care for her
Carla
03/27/19
Verified Customer
Great customer service
Stephanie
04/08/19
Verified Customer
Friendly staff. Need to update the client more often on what is going on with their vehicle.
Alli
04/07/19
Verified Customer
My experience at Arndt Automotive was perfect, welcoming, and exceeded my expectations. Though some people take one look at me and assume I know nothing, Corey took the time to let me know exactly what was going on with my car and made sure I'd be safe on the rest of my journey to the best of his ability. I've never had a better experience at an automotive shop in my life.
Anna
04/05/19
Verified Customer
Reliable and fast work that they did with my vehicle. I was very pleased and they were friendly.
Cori
03/31/19
Verified Customer
All was good except please don't park the car in the mud when done. Thank you
Nick
01/30/19
Verified Customer
Everything was excellent! A very friendly staff, quick updates on my car, and great work done. I would recommend Arndt any time.
Steve
01/17/19
Verified Customer
My SUV was needing several updates, and after the inspection, Arndt Automotive gave me an excellent, detailed list with options to do some or all of them that day. Their prices are very reasonable, and they gave me a loaner car to use for a day, while they did the various auto service updates.
RepairPal Scorecard
93
Overall Quality Score
Group 5 Created with Sketch.
12-month / 12,000-mile warranty
Technical Ability
95
Tools & Equipment
97
Customer Service
93
Customer Amenities
95
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.
Details
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.
Specialities
  • 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
Amenities
  • 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
Affiliations
  • ACDelco
  • NAPA
  • iATN
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What verified customers have to say about Arndt Automotive
Would recommend to a friend
92%
Car was ready when promised
94%
Did not feel sales pressure
95%
Car was fixed correctly the first time
94%
Customer was treated respectfully
98%
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