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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

2012 Volvo XC60

Volvo XC60

Mileage
57,391
Service Date
12/14/2018
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.
  • BRAKE FLUID – INSPECT BRAKE PADS – INSPECT COOLANT LEVEL – INSPECT DRIVESHAFT/PROPELLER SHAFT – INSPECT – [Check drive shaft joints for wear and play, check boots. Check propeller shaft, pilot bearing and universal joints for wear.] EXHAUST SYSTEM – INSPECT – [Check for damage/leaks.] POWER STEERING FLUID LEVEL – INSPECT STEERING SYSTEM – INSPECT SUSPENSION SYSTEM – INSPECT – [Check front suspension, check rear suspension for leaks.] TIRES – INSPECT – [Check pressure, wear and condition.] WASHER FLUID LEVEL – INSPECT WINDSHIELD WIPER BLADE INSERTS – INSPECT ENGINE OIL – REPLACE ENGINE OIL FILTER – REPLACE SERVICE INTERVAL INDICATOR/DISPLAY – RESET WINDSHIELD – CLEAN – [Clean inside of windshield in front of camera (Vehicles with camera for collision warning).]
  • INSTALL LICENSE PLATE IN FRONT SEAT
  • DO NOT AIR TIRE UP – MUST HAVE NITROGEN.
  • ROTATE FRONT TIRES TO REAR
 
KATHY S. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/9/2019

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Mileage
42,385
Service Date
1/2/2019
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.
  • ROTATE FRONT TIRES TO REAR
 
BRIAN W. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/4/2019

2010 Dodge Avenger

Dodge Avenger

Mileage
116,183
Service Date
12/13/2018
Services Performed
  • FOUND VEHICLE TO BE OUT OF COOLANT. PERFORMED PRESSURE TEST AND FOUND THERMOSTAT HOUSING LEAKING. REPLACED AND TEST DROVE. COOLANT SYSTEM CHECKED OK AT THIS TIME
  • THERMOSTAT HOUSING – Remove and Replace – In-Line4
  • TPMS LIGHT ON
 
BEAU B. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/14/2018

2010 GMC Terrain

GMC Terrain

Mileage
126,883
Service Date
12/10/2018
Services Performed
  • ALTERNATOR ASSEMBLY – Remove and Replace – In-Line4
  • SERPENTINE BELT TENSIONER – Remove and Replace – In-Line4 – [Includes: Replace Belt (if necessary).]
 
GARY B. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/10/2018

2014 Mazda 3

Mazda 3

Mileage
103,750
Service Date
11/27/2018
Services Performed
  • REPLACE DRIVERS DOOR SPEAKER
  • 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.
 
BRIAN G. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/27/2018

2004 Pontiac Grand Am

Pontiac Grand Am

Mileage
178,128
Service Date
11/19/2018
Services Performed
  • Replace front disc pads
 
DOROTHY L. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/19/2018

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited

Chevrolet Cruze Limited

Mileage
63,493
Service Date
11/13/2018
Services Performed
  • FOUND INTERNALLY FAILED TURBO DUE TO CLOGGED OIL FEED LINE. RECOMMEND LETTING TURBO COOL DOWN BEFORE SHUTTING ENGINE DOWN AND FOLLOWING OIL CHANGE INTERVALS.
  • TURBOCHARGER – Remove and Replace – 1.4L Eng
 
KARRIE C. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/14/2018

2011 Toyota Avalon

Toyota Avalon

Mileage
117,506
Service Date
11/13/2018
Services Performed
  • ALTERNATOR ASSEMBLY – Remove and Replace – All Applicable Models – [DOES NOT include Air Conditioning System recover, evacuate and recharge.]
  • Service air conditioner. Check condition of all belts and lines. Evacuate and recharge with reclaimed R-134. Test system performance.
  • FOUND ALTERNATOR FAULTY
 
JOHN M. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/14/2018

2011 Ford Pickup

Ford Pickup

Mileage
94,242
Service Date
11/1/2018
Services Performed
  • INSPECT FRONT END COMPONENTS FOR LOOSE OR WORN ITEMS
 
CALEB R. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/13/2018

2009 Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima

Mileage
109,889
Service Date
11/8/2018
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.
 
SCOTT H. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/8/2018

2014 Dodge Avenger

Dodge Avenger

Mileage
75,495
Service Date
11/5/2018
Services Performed
  • TIE ROD and /OR END – Remove and Replace – Inner,One Side – [Includes: R and I Outer Tie Rod End.] – [Includes: Adjust toe-in only. NOTE: Deduct .4 if alignment is also performed. NOTE: Manufacturer recommends removal of Rack and Pinion Steering Gear when replacin
  • 4 WHEEL ALIGNMENT
  • SHOCK and /OR STRUT ASSEMBLY – Remove and Install or Remove and Replace – One Side – [DOES NOT include disassemble or alignment.]
  • FOUND RIGHT FRONT STRUT AND INNER TIE ROD END BENT
 
VICTOR H. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/7/2018

2005 Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet Impala

Mileage
148,066
Service Date
10/29/2018
Services Performed
  • FOUND DRIVERS SIDE BLEND DOOR ACTUATOR FAULTY
 
LINDA S. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/6/2018