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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

2013 Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla

Mileage
105,165
Service Date
2/19/2020
Services Performed
  • FOUND DAMAGED HEAT SHIELD. RE-ATTACHED.
  • ROTATE FRONT TIRES TO REAR
 
ALLY F. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/20/2020

2009 Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet Impala

Mileage
151,365
Service Date
2/18/2020
Services Performed
  • CHECK FOR BRAKE PULSATION AT HIGHER SPEEDS
  • CHECK FOR OIL LEAK
  • 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.
  • MACHINE FRONT AND REAR ROTORS
  • OIL FILTER ADAPTOR GASKET – Remove & Replace – V6
  • OIL LEVEL SENSOR OR SWITCH – Remove & Replace – All Applicable Models
 
JORDAN H. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/18/2020

2008 Chrysler Town & Country

Chrysler Town & Country

Mileage
222,771
Service Date
2/14/2020
Services Performed
  • FOUND INTAKE GASKET, VALVE COVERS, AND OIL PAN GASKET LEAKING. ALSO FOUND POWER STEERING PRESSURE HOSE LEAKING
  • NO BATTERY DRAIN DRAIN FOUND AT THIS TIME. DID FIND BATTERY BAD. RATED AT 800CCA AND MEASURED AT 84CCA
 
SHONDA L. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/14/2020

2004 Mazda Tribute

Mazda Tribute

Mileage
116,080
Service Date
2/4/2020
Services Performed
  • BALANCE AND ROTATE 4 TIRES
  • FOUND RODENT DAMAGE TO WIRING.
  • 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.
 
ELIZABETH G. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/5/2020

2006 Volkswagen New Beetle

Volkswagen New Beetle

Mileage
63,678
Service Date
1/23/2020
Services Performed
  • C/S HAD AN EXTENDED CRANK AND HEARD A LOUD POP AND SMOKE. SINCE THEN, CAR STARTS FINE.
  • REBUILD VACUUM PUMP
  • VACUUM PUMP – Remove & Install or Remove & Replace – Gas,Automatic Trans Mechanical Pump – [Includes: R&I Transaxle Assembly.]
  • WATER PUMP – Remove & Replace – 2.5 – [Includes: R&I complete Pump Assembly and separate Housing (where necessary).]
 
GENE W. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/28/2020

2009 Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry

Mileage
136,316
Service Date
1/27/2020
Services Performed
  • C/S COOLANT LEAK AND OVERHEATING
  • COULD NOT DUPLICATE
  • COULD NOT DUPLICATE AFTER WATER PUMP INSTALL.
  • HEATER INOP
  • WATER PUMP – Remove & Replace – LE,SE,XLE,V6
 
ERIC S. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/27/2020

2007 Jeep Liberty

Jeep Liberty

Mileage
141,862
Service Date
1/21/2020
Services Performed
  • CHECK POWER STEERING ISNT WORKING RIGHT
  • FOUND VACUUM LEAK AT PCV ELBOW ON REAR OF LEFT CYLINDER HEAD
  • FOUND WATER PUMP LEAKING ONTO BELT, CAUSING BELT TO SLIP. THIS IS ALSO THE CAUSE OF THE POWER STEERING ISSUE.
  • MACHINE FRONT AND REAR ROTORS
  • Remove and reinstall four wheels and rear brake drums to inspect brake condition. Inspect entire system for leaks. Lining remaining is: Front (80%) Rear (80%)
  • WATER PUMP – Remove & Replace – All Applicable Models
  • WHEEL HUB – Remove & Replace – Front,One Side – [Includes: Replace Brake Pads if necessary.] – [Includes: Repack and adjust Bearings (where applicable).]
 
TINA J. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/22/2020

2009 Chevrolet Silverado

Chevrolet Silverado

Mileage
179,606
Service Date
1/13/2020
Services Performed
  • C/S VEHICLE IS SETTING STEERING ANGLE SENSOR CODE. DIAG
  • STEERING WHEEL POSITION SENSOR – Remove & Replace – All Applicable Models – [Includes: R&I Steering Column Assembly.] – [NOTE: Labor estimates listed are for R&R only and DOES NOT include diagnosis time.]
 
ELLIS B. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/14/2020

2005 Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta

Mileage
97,142
Service Date
1/7/2020
Services Performed
  • FOUND MULTIPLE FUSES MISSING FROM FUSE BOX. INSTALLED MISSING FUSES AND CLEARED CODES FROM ALL MODULES
  • TOW VEHICLE
 
MADISON F. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/8/2020

2005 Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet Impala

Mileage
145,914
Service Date
1/6/2020
Services Performed
  • CHECK IGNITION HARD TO TURN
  • FOUND BLEND DOOR ACTUATOR ON LEFT SIDE FAULTY
  • FOUND CLUSTER NEEDS REBUILT
  • FRONT ENGINE MOUNT BAD OIL PAN GASKET LEAKING BOTH FRONT WHEEL BEARINGS WORN NEEDS 2 EXHAUST HANGERS LF SPARE
  • HVAC DOOR ACTUATOR – Remove & Replace – Temp Door,Left – [DOES NOT include Air Conditioning System recover, evacuate and/or recharge.]
  • IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER – Remove & Replace – Dash Mounted – [DOES NOT include coding or cutting key.]
  • SYSTEM WAS LOW ON FREON, CHARGED. FOUND A/C COMPRESSOR HAS FAILED INTERNALLY. RECOVERED FREON. SEE REVISIONS
  • REBUILD LOCK CYLINDER
 
JESSE G. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/7/2020

2008 Toyota Sienna

Toyota Sienna

Mileage
221,139
Service Date
12/31/2019
Services Performed
  • 4 WHEEL ALIGNMENT – PULLS LEFT
  • BRAKE PULSATION
  • 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.
  • 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.
 
BRIAN G. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/2/2020

2017 Ford Escape

Ford Escape

Mileage
110,283
Service Date
12/31/2019
Services Performed
  • COOLANT AT -29F BATTERY AT 12.57V / 673 CCA CHARGING AT 14.9V FRONT BRAKE PAD LIFE 80% REAR BRAKE PAD LIFE 80% FOUND CODE P051B STORED, CPS CIRCUIT A NEEDS AIR FILTER ALL SUSPENSION AND STEERING COMPONENTS WITHIN SPEC. ENGINE AND DRIVETRAIN PERFORMS WELL WITH NO UNUSUAL NOISES.
 
BOB J. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/31/2019