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Welcome to John's Auto Center,
your car care center in Fort Smith, AR!

SERVING FORT SMITH AND THE SURROUNDING AREA SINCE 1970!

Established in 1970, John's Auto Center strives to meet the needs of every customer by providing the best automotive experience at competitive rates and in a timely manner. Our goal is to clearly explain each vehicle’s diagnosis and plan for repair to your satisfaction. You can trust our team of certified technicians to provide you with high-quality automotive repairs and service and know that your car will be handled with the latest in diagnostic technology and equipment.

If you’re looking for auto repair in Fort Smith, AR, you’ve found us. Here at John's Auto Center we work hard to earn your trust and loyalty. We know how important it is to find a Fort Smith car service you can rely on, so your satisfaction is our top priority each and every day. We aim to provide the kind of caring customer service that will bring you back and have you recommending us to your friends!

Our professional automotive service offers you years of combined expertise from our well-trained technicians. We treat our auto repair professionals well because we value their skill and can-do attitude. We know our team sets us apart, saving you time and money, not to mention worry. When it comes to auto repair in Fort Smith, we are totally confident that John's Auto Center is the best option in town!

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Need a ride to work or home after dropping off your vehicle?

No problem!

Need a tow fast?

We provide
24 Hour Wrecker Service

Roll Back or Wheel Lift
Winch Outs
Unlocks
Abandon Car Removal

We service most foreign and domestic models from general maintenance to complete engine overhauls.

Let us be your automotive care provider!

About John's Auto Center Fort Smith, AR

John's Auto Center is a family owned and operated business caring for our River Valley customers in the same location for nearly 50 years. John opened the doors in 1970 with the vision to do automotive repair faster and better. Our goal has always been to build a long-lasting relationship with each customer based on trust and integrity. We strive to be a one stop shop for all your automotive needs.

Check out our Services for more information, then make an appointment here.

The Absolute Best Car Service in Fort Smith, AR

What sets John's Auto Center apart from all of the others in Fort Smith, AR?

Trust: When it comes to auto repair in Fort Smith, it’s all about earning loyalty and trust by doing our very best every day. We are determined to earn and keep your trust.

Talent: At John's Auto Center, you can rest easy knowing that our highly-skilled, experienced auto service professionals are handling your car. Our technicians bring years of experience, skill, and education to the Fort Smith auto repair table.

Time: We take the time we need to provide you with top quality car service in Fort Smith, and we take the time to talk to you about what that means. We listen to you so we understand your needs and goals for your auto repair.

Recently Serviced Vehicles

2009 Toyota Highlander

Toyota Highlander

Mileage
131,510
Service Date
12/3/2021
Services Performed
  • MOUNT AND BALANCE 4 TIRES
 
STEVE H. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/3/2021

2008 Dodge Charger

Dodge Charger

Mileage
139,733
Service Date
11/17/2021
Services Performed
  • FOUND OIL PAN GASKET BLOWN THROUGH AT OIL FILTER ADAPTER
  • Diagnose engine overheating
  • OIL PAN &/OR GASKET – Remove & Replace – V6,2.7L Eng
 
MICAH D. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/1/2021

2006 Dodge Charger

Dodge Charger

Mileage
193,735
Service Date
11/10/2021
Services Performed
  • TOW VEHICLE
  • IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER – Remove & Replace
 
CHRIS S. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/30/2021

2005 Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Tucson

Mileage
193,859
Service Date
11/10/2021
Services Performed
  • FOUND TPS FAULTY
 
DONNA S. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/1/2021

2013 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler

Mileage
120,500
Service Date
11/19/2021
Services Performed
  • ADVISE CEL ON
  • LOWER HEADLIGHTS – AIMED TOO HIGH
  • THERMOSTAT – Remove & Replace
  • DRAIN AND FILL COOLING SYSTEM – FREEZE POINT TOO HIGH
 
AMY G. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/30/2021

2013 Chevrolet Captiva Sport

Chevrolet Captiva Sport

Mileage
108,350
Service Date
11/22/2021
Services Performed
  • FOUND BLOWN BULB. REPLACED
  • FOUND BLOWN FUSE – REPLACED
  • BOTH REVERSE LAMPS WORKING AT THIS TIME
  • HEADLAMP BULB – Remove & Replace – Each Side,One or Both
 
MIKE D. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/22/2021

2008 Chevrolet Equinox

Chevrolet Equinox

Mileage
138,731
Service Date
11/16/2021
Services Performed
  • Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check air filter and breather filter. Check all fluid levels and tire pressures. Preform basic safety inspection. Road test vehicle.
  • COULD NOT DUPLICATE NOISE AT THIS TIME, SUSPECT STRUT MOUNTS
 
BRIAN W. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/16/2021

2004 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler

Mileage
133,656
Service Date
10/18/2021
Services Performed
  • COULD NOT DUPLICATE. FOUND A FEW VERY MINOR OIL SEEPS. BASED ON TCM FAILURE RECORDS, TRANSMISSION HAS BEEN OVERHEATED, IF TRANS WAS OVERHEATED ENOUGH, IT MAY HAVE RUN OUT THE DIPSTICK. THIS WOULD CAUSE BURNING OIL SMELL.
  • FOUND BLOWER RESISTOR FAULTY.
  • EXTENDED CRANK WHEN HOT.
  • FOUND P0304 AND SEVERAL TRANS CODES. TRANS IS IN LIMP MODE. ADVISE CUSTOMER TO DIAG MISFIRE AFTER GETTING TRANS REPAIRED, REFERRED CUST TO TRANS SHOP.
  • C/S SEEMS LIKE TRANSMISSION IS NOT SHIFTING INTO HIGHER GEARS.
  • BLOWER MOTOR RESISTOR – Remove & Replace
 
RAYMOND H. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/2/2021

2008 Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot

Mileage
185,625
Service Date
10/28/2021
Services Performed
  • Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check air filter and breather filter. Check all fluid levels and tire pressures. Preform basic safety inspection. Road test vehicle.
  • C/S STEERING WHEEL SHAKES AT INTERSTATE SPEEDS
  • C/S VEHICLE IS HARD TO WHEN SITTING STILL
  • Replace front brake pad linings and machine front brake disc rotors. Clean and lubricate brake calipers and slide mechanisms. Check and fill brake fluid. Bleed air from system. Road test vehicle.
 
MALEB K. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/1/2021

2006 Lincoln LS

Lincoln LS

Mileage
147,910
Service Date
10/1/2021
Services Performed
  • Diagnose air conditioning system
  • DIAGNOSE EXHAUST LEAK
  • CATALYTIC CONVERTER – Remove & Replace – V8
 
GARY M. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/12/2021

2010 Dodge Pickup

Dodge Pickup

Mileage
98,809
Service Date
10/8/2021
Services Performed
  • ADVISE CEL ON
  • TRANSMISSION SOLENOID – Remove & Replace – RWD,5 Spd Trans
  • Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check air filter and breather filter. Check all fluid levels and tire pressures. Preform basic safety inspection. Road test vehicle.
 
TONY H. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/10/2021

2018 Kia Rio

Kia Rio

Mileage
16,989
Service Date
9/13/2021
Services Performed
  • 4 WHEEL ALIGNMENT
 
STEVEN P. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/6/2021