About Kirkwood Auto Center LLC

You’ve got plenty of choices for auto repair in Wilmington, DE…and we’re so glad you decided on Kirkwood Auto Center!

We’re locally-owned and –operated, meaning that we have a real stake in the community and what happens here. You can take satisfaction in knowing that when you come to us, you’re supporting entrepreneurship and your money stays right here in the community where it can be reinvested into jobs and commerce. We’re your neighbors!

So what is it that makes Kirkwood Auto Center special?

Same day service Two year/24,000 mile warranty Shuttle service Free Wi-Fi

Comfortable waiting room with coffee, refreshments and a Customer Work Center so you can keep up on business while you wait Our strong points for years have been engine diagnosis, brake repair, tires, transmission repair and routine maintenance…but of all of them, we’re perhaps proudest of our engine diagnostics services. Engine control systems get more sophisticated with every passing year, and are to a point where it takes a lot more than a tech with a basic code reader/scanner to make a proper diagnosis. At Kirkwood Auto Center, we’ve got the most up-to-date diagnostic equipment – the kind you’d expect to see at a dealership – and can deliver diagnostic work that other shops can’t match.

Top Services

  • Brake system diagnosis
  • Check engine light diagnosis
  • Diagnose my vehicle
  • Electrical system diagnosis
  • Hybrid battery replacement
  • Hybrid inverter assembly

Top Vehicles Serviced

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Jeep
  • Mazda
  • Nissan
  • Subaru
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen


  • 24 mth/24K 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
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • MINI
  • Mazda
  • Mercury
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Ram
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • smart


    • Early drop off
    • Shuttle service
    • Free wifi
    • Wait on site
2017 Nissan Sentra
"Excellent service they check my car help all the way and they look that my tires and they fix the problem and it was a good experience at this auto shop"
2007 Chevrolet Malibu
"This place was great. Friendly helpful staff. nice waiting room.clean bathrooms. fast service. The guys seemed to know what they were doing and were not pushy. I appreciated their input and help/"
"I truly love the KA center! The workers are very respectful & professional. They keep me informed about my vehicle's maintenance. The work they do is the best & is very thorough. They recently did renovations inside the lobby & seating areas - it is well done & looks great! I took a nap while waiting - I was so comfortable! I'll definitely go back there."
"First time customer and will definitely be a future customer! Very clean and spacious waiting area. Staff are very attentive and friendly! Accepted my synthetic oil coupon with no problems."
"Kind of went in on a whim based on reviews. figured it's an autocenter and it would only get so good. I was so pleasantly surprised because it's CLEAN and didn't smell like a gas station. The service reps were also very courteous."
"Kirkwood Auto has become my preferred auto service center. I have brought in 3 different vehicles and in every instance they fixed the problem the first time. There was no aggressive upsell for additional services, no mysterious problems magically appeared that required there expertise and the pricing was as expected. I have finally found a team of skilled professionals that I trust and I recommend them to everyone I meet."


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