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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

2005 Ford Pickup

Ford Pickup

Mileage
132,497
Service Date
1/16/2024
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.
  • Remove and reinstall four wheels and rear brake drums to inspect brake condition. Inspect entire system for leaks. Lining remaining is: Front (%) Rear (%)
  • ADVISE POOR RUN COND/MISFIRE AT RANDOM
  • SPARK PLUGS – Remove & Replace – F150,V8
  • 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.
  • Replace rear brake pads. Inspect condition and thickness of rear brake disc rotors. Retract rear brake caliper actuators. Clean and lubricate rear brake caliper slide mechanism. Adjust parking brake. Road test vehicle.
 
JAMES E. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/17/2024

2012 Chrysler 300

Chrysler 300

Mileage
97,542
Service Date
12/15/2023
Services Performed
  • ADVISE CEL ON
  • CYLINDER HEAD GASKET – Remove & Replace – V6 Both Sides – [Includes: Remove carbon and check surfaces for warpage. Includes adjust Valves (where applicable) and clean and adjust Spark Plugs.]
  • RESURFACE HEAD
  • 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.
 
JERRY B. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/11/2024

2021 Toyota 4Runner

Toyota 4Runner

Mileage
43,611
Service Date
1/4/2024
Services Performed
  • MOUNT AND BALANCE 4 TIRES
 
JJ F. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/5/2024

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Mileage
192,473
Service Date
1/4/2024
Services Performed
  • ADVISE CEL ON P0303- CYLINDER 3 MISFIRE P0300- MULTIPLE CYLINDER MISFIRE *SWAPPED BOTH CYLINDER 3 PLUG AND IGNITION COIL- MISFIRE FOLLOWED BOTH* **REC. REPLACING ALL PLUGS AND COILS
  • SPARK PLUGS – Remove & Replace – V6 All
 
CHIP P. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/5/2024

2013 Chevrolet Captiva Sport

Chevrolet Captiva Sport

Mileage
120,404
Service Date
12/19/2023
Services Performed
  • EVAPORATION CONTROL CANISTER – Remove & Replace – In-Line4
 
MIKE D. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/20/2023

2016 Ford Fusion

Ford Fusion

Mileage
106,038
Service Date
12/11/2023
Services Performed
  • CANISTER PURGE VALVE – Remove & Replace – 1.5L Eng
 
RONNIE W. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/13/2023

2007 GMC Yukon XL

GMC Yukon XL

Mileage
136,992
Service Date
12/1/2023
Services Performed
  • FOUND NUMEROUS COOLANT AND OIL LEAKS.. *REC ENGINE RESEAL*
  • POWER STEERING RACK HAS A SMALL LEAK.. *REC. NEW POWER STEERING RACK*
  • ENGINE ASSEMBLY (COMPLETE) – Remove & Replace – RWD – [Includes: Transfer all necessary parts to GM exchange Engine.] – [Includes: R&I Engine Assembly. Transfer Fuel and Electrical Assemblies and Engine Mounts. DOES NOT include transfer of Manifolds, Valv
  • RESURFACE HEADS
 
KENNETH S. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/6/2023

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Mileage
134,599
Service Date
12/1/2023
Services Performed
  • CHECK TRANSMISSION NOT SHIFTING RIGHT
  • INVOICE NUMBER: 1443
 
STOVIS W. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/6/2023

2018 Ford F-150

Ford F-150

Mileage
213,349
Service Date
12/6/2023
Services Performed
  • C/R STARTER RANDOMLY DOESN'T ENGAGE.. CHECK AND ADVISE..
  • REPLACE ALL INJECTORS AND STARTER
 
JEREMIE T. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/6/2023

2006 Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima

Mileage
187,282
Service Date
12/4/2023
Services Performed
  • TOW VEHICLE
  • C/S BATTERY LIGHT AND BRAKE LIGHT POPPED ON AND THEN VEHICLE WOULDN'T ACCELERATE.. CHECK AND ADVISE…
  • ALTERNATOR ASSEMBLY – Remove & Replace – V6 – [Includes: Test.]
 
BEVERLY S. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/4/2023

2013 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler

Mileage
155,424
Service Date
11/28/2023
Services Performed
  • FOUND ENGINE OIL COOLER LEAKING *REC. REPLACING ENGINE OIL FILTER ADAPTER HOUSING & ENGINE OIL COOLER *AFTER REPLACING NO LEAKS TO BE FOUND*
  • ENGINE OIL COOLER – Remove & Replace – Housing – [Includes: R&I Intake Manifold Gaskets.]
  • 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.
 
JOSH N. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/28/2023

2004 Mercury Marauder

Mercury Marauder

Mileage
218,237
Service Date
11/2/2023
Services Performed
  • Remove and reinstall four wheels and rear brake drums to inspect brake condition. Inspect entire system for leaks. Lining remaining is: Front (80%) Rear (50%)
  • INSPECT FRONT END COMPONENTS FOR LOOSE OR WORN ITEMS RECOMMEND ALL FOUR CONTROL ARMS
  • LOCATE & ADVISE POWER STEERING FLUID LEAK
 
AVAN K. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/10/2023