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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

2014 RAM 2500 HD

RAM 2500 HD

Mileage
139,070
Service Date
2/17/2021
Services Performed
  • FOUND EVAPORATOR 75% EXTERNALLY CLOGGED. AIR FLOWS THROUGH EVAPORATOR, THEN HEATER CORE. BLEND DOOR OPERATING AS NORMALLY. HEATER CORE PARTIALLY EXTERNALLY CLOGGED ALSO. HEATED AIR FLOWS THROUGH BOTH CORES, COOLED AIR ONLY FLOWS THROUGH EVAPORATOR. THIS EXPLAINS LOSS OF VOLUME ONLY ON HEAT. WILL NEED EVAPORATOR AND HEATER CORE.
  • HEATER CORE – Remove & Replace – w/o Center Console – [DOES NOT include Air Conditioning System recover, evacuate and/or recharge.]
  • Service air conditioner. Check condition of all belts and lines. Evacuate and recharge with reclaimed R-134. Test system performance.
 
JON L. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/19/2021

2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta

Mileage
110,211
Service Date
2/4/2021
Services Performed
  • (Combination) – TIMING BELT TENSIONER &/OR BEARING – Replace TDI
  • (Combination) – WATER PUMP – Remove & Replace TDI
  • ADVISE CEL ON- FOUND MULTIPLE FUSES MISSING UPON INSPECTION, INSTALLED 30 AMP FUSE FOR ABS AND 3 15 AMP FUSES FOR RADIO, TRANSMISSION AND LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS
  • AMPLIFIER – Remove & Replace – One Side
  • BATTERY AND CHARGING SYSTEM CHECK GOOD AT THIS TIME
  • COURTESY LIGHT SWITCH – Remove & Replace – Each
  • FRONT BRAKES 70% REAR BRAKES 50%
  • FUSE MISSING, INSTALL MISSING FUSE AS NEEDED
  • GLOW PLUG – Remove & Replace – TDI All
  • 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.
  • REPAIR WASHER HOSE
  • SHOCKS PASSED BOUNCE TEST AND ARE NOT LEAKING
  • SUGGEST TIMING BELT, LOOKS ORIGINAL
  • TAILLIGHTS/ DASH LIGHTS WERE INOP BECAUSE OF MISSING FUSE, INSTALL MISSING FUSE AS NEEDED
  • TIMING BELT – Remove & Replace – TDI – [Includes: Adjustment.]
 
MIKE D. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/5/2021

2008 Toyota Tundra

Toyota Tundra

Mileage
210,603
Service Date
2/2/2021
Services Performed
  • INSTALL BELT KIT
  • RADIATOR – Remove & Replace – V8,5.7L Eng w/o Aux Trans Cooler
 
DAVE J. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/3/2021

2011 Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot

Mileage
99,593
Service Date
1/25/2021
Services Performed
  • 4 WHEEL ALIGNMENT
  • ALTERNATOR ASSEMBLY – Remove & Replace
  • FOUND ALTERNATOR FAULTY
  • JOHNS AUTO CENTER CONDUCTS A VISUAL COURTESY CHECK THAT GOES OVER SAFETY, RELIABILITY AND MAINTENANCE ITEMS ON YOUR CAR TO PREVENT UNEXPECTED BREAKDOWNS.
  • SHOCK ABSORBER – Remove & Replace – Both
  • SPARK PLUGS – Remove & Replace
  • TOW VEHICLE 18 MILES @ 3.50 PER MILE LOADED = 63.00 HOOKUP =45.00
  • WATER PUMP – Remove & Replace – [Includes: Bleed Cooling System.]
 
STEVE E. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/3/2021

2004 Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry

Mileage
197,142
Service Date
1/26/2021
Services Performed
  • THERMOSTAT &/OR GASKET – Remove & Replace – In-Line4
 
LISA H. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/27/2021

2016 Kia Soul

Kia Soul

Mileage
12,729
Service Date
12/31/2020
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.
 
ROBERT V. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/7/2021

2009 Ford Pickup

Ford Pickup

Mileage
158,740
Service Date
12/22/2020
Services Performed
  • FOUND FUEL PUMP FUSE MELTED IN FUSE BOX. NEED TO RELOCATE FUSE PER TSB
 
LILLIAN B. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/22/2020

2005 Chevrolet Silverado

Chevrolet Silverado

Mileage
90,193
Service Date
12/16/2020
Services Performed
  • DIFFERENTIAL ASSEMBLY – Remove & Replace – 1500 w/o Four Wheel Steering
  • TOW VEHICLE
 
ERIC W. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/16/2020

2018 Ford F-150

Ford F-150

Mileage
79,801
Service Date
12/11/2020
Services Performed
  • REPROGRAMMED PER TSB.
  • TOW VEHICLE
 
JEREMIE T. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/11/2020

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Mileage
50,872
Service Date
12/4/2020
Services Performed
  • MODIFIED SUSPENSION ALIGNMENT
 
CHEUNG C. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/10/2020

2011 Mazda 6

Mazda 6

Mileage
66,147
Service Date
11/18/2020
Services Performed
  • REPLACE LEFT FRONT LOW BEAM HEADLIGHT BULB (CUSTOMER SUPPLIED PART)
 
KAY W. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/20/2020

2006 Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima

Mileage
174,720
Service Date
11/19/2020
Services Performed
  • WHEEL BEARING – Remove & Replace – Front,One Side – [Includes: Replace Inner and/or Outer Bearings, Cups, Seals and repack (where applicable).]
 
BEVERLY S. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/19/2020