About Arndt Automotive

Arndt Automotive officially opened our doors in February of 1989. It all started when owner Andy Arndt was thirteen years old riding in his Uncle Jim’s 1961 Ford Starliner with a balanced and blueprinted 390 and a four on the floor. As soon as he felt Uncle Jim drop the clutch, he was hooked and his love for cars began.

When he was sixteen he started working on the trucks and tractors at his dad’s farm along with various other cars. Since cars were the only thing he was really interested in, it was easy for him to decide that was what he was going to do to make a living. Andy got involved in mechanics projects in the 4H and FFA programs. He also took classes at Kishwaukee College while he was still enrolled in high school, graduating in 1982 with an associate’s degree in agricultural mechanics. From there he went to work at a farm tractor dealership during his internship and then to a Ford dealership.

After working at a couple of dealerships he realized he wanted to be his own boss and started his own business. Andy started working out of his father’s shop on the farm until he was ready to get his own building. In 1988, he purchased a building in Malta, right off of route 38. He worked for the next year turning it into a suitable shop. Starting out with no employees, things were tough, working six to seven days a week and many nights. Putting all his time and money into the business helped the shop grow into what it is today.

30 years later Arndt Automotive is a family owned shop with much of Andy’s family working day in and day out. This shop strives to keep up with the consistently changing technology to accurately diagnose, repair, and maintain vehicles at a fair price. Every day Andy passes on his knowledge of cars and the importance of trying to fix and maintain the customers’ cars as he would his own, to his employees.

We’re always happy to tell you more about our beginnings. Just ask if you want us to share more of our story with you.

Top Services

  • Air conditioning diagnosis
  • Air conditioning recharge
  • HVAC blower motor
  • Brake master cylinder
  • Brake pad replacement
  • Brake rotor Replacement
  • Brake shoe replacement
  • Radiator replacement
  • Brake system diagnosis
  • Check engine light diagnosis
  • Diagnose my vehicle
  • Electrical system diagnosis
  • Catalytic Converter replacement
  • Oxygen sensor replacement
  • Engine mount replacement
  • Timing Chain replacement
  • Turbocharger replacement
  • Water Pump replacement
  • Exhaust replacement
  • Muffler replacement
  • Fuel pump replacement
  • Fuel system repairs
  • Ignition system diagnosis
  • Coolant system flush
  • Drive belt replacement
  • Engine oil and filter change
  • Minor/external transmission service
  • Serpentine / drive belt
  • Spark plug replacement
  • Timing belt replacement
  • Tire rotation
  • Alternator replacement
  • Battery replacement
  • Starter replacement
  • Suspension ball joint
  • Wheel alignment
  • Tire replacement
  • Axle shaft oil seal replacement
  • Transmission diagnosis
  • Transmission repair
  • Valve body service

Top Vehicles Serviced

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • MINI
  • Mazda
  • Mercury
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Pontiac
  • Ram
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • smart
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Plymouth

Warranties

  • 12 mth/12K mi. warranty (whichever comes first) for parts & labor*

Services Offered

  • Air conditioning diagnosis
  • Air conditioning recharge
  • HVAC blower motor
  • Brake master cylinder
  • Brake pad replacement
  • Brake rotor Replacement
  • Brake shoe replacement
  • Radiator replacement
  • Brake system diagnosis
  • Check engine light diagnosis
  • Diagnose my vehicle
  • Electrical system diagnosis
  • Catalytic Converter replacement
  • Oxygen sensor replacement
  • Engine mount replacement
  • Timing Chain replacement
  • Turbocharger replacement
  • Water Pump replacement
  • Exhaust replacement
  • Muffler replacement
  • Fuel pump replacement
  • Fuel system repairs
  • Hybrid battery replacement
  • Hybrid inverter assembly
  • Ignition system diagnosis
  • Coolant system flush
  • Drive belt replacement
  • Engine oil and filter change
  • Minor/external transmission service
  • Serpentine / drive belt
  • Spark plug replacement
  • Timing belt replacement
  • Tire rotation
  • Alternator replacement
  • Battery replacement
  • Starter replacement
  • Suspension ball joint
  • Wheel alignment
  • Tire replacement
  • Axle shaft oil seal replacement
  • Transmission diagnosis
  • Transmission repair
  • Valve body service

Vehicles Serviced

  • Acura
  • Alfa Romeo
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Daewoo
  • Dodge
  • Eagle
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • Freightliner
  • GMC
  • Genesis
  • Geo
  • HUMMER
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • MINI
  • Maybach
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
  • smart

Amenities

    • Early drop off
    • Shuttle service
    • Loaner car
    • Free wifi
    • Wait on site

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"The shop does great work. Very friendly and very fair priced. I needed a vehicle and they provided a loaner vehicle till mine was done. Good job guys"
"Willing to work with your wallet in some maintenance areas. Comfy new waiting area."
"Great place to take your car....they do a good job with repairs, etc. Great people to work with."
"Great experience. I Had a flat tire about a mile from there shop I got a ride and they were so helpful I asked if I could use what I needed to get back on the road . Would recommend this garage to anyone in the area Thank You again for all of your help"
"Great local staple in the community . Proud to call it my local shop"

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