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 loaner car 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

  • Air Conditioning Recharge
  • Alternator Replacement
  • Brake Pad and Rotor Replacement
  • Catalytic Converter Replacement
  • Scheduled Maintenance Service
  • Timing Chain Replacement
  • Transmission Fluid Services
  • Transmission Repair
  • Turbocharger Replacement
  • Water Pump Replacement

Top Vehicles Serviced

  • Acura
  • 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
  • Axle shaft oil seal replacement
  • Transmission diagnosis
  • Transmission repair
  • Valve body service

Vehicles Serviced

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


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

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"My fiance´s car broke down in DE where we were working for the evening. Our car was towed to the facility that was AAA recommended. The service there was exceptional. The person on the phone was extremely friendly and he kept us up to date with the progress of the car. Not only was the customer service really great, but the facility was very clean and nice as well. While I hope we don´t break down out-of-state again, if we do, we would definitely go back to Kirkwood Auto Center."
"My first visit to Kirkwood Auto for an oil change and I was very pleased. I was in and out in less than an hour and wasn’t pressured to purchase any additional services. Friendly staff and clean waiting area. I will definitely return in the future and recommend to family & friends. Thank you for the great service."
"My 2011 Jetta’s radio completely cut out last Thursday. I called Kirkwood Auto on Monday and they were able to take a look at my car on Tuesday. With little to no knowledge on car radios personally they taught me a lot and pointed me into the correct direction on the next steps after diagnosing my car. Everyone was beyond helpful and answered all my questions. Would highly recommend them!!"
"I always have a great experience here. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Its difficult finding a garage you can trust to work on your vehicle so I was very happy when I found Kirkwood Auto Center."
"Looked for a shop to repair an intermittent problem with my 1987 Toyota Celica for 5 years. Norm said "we can fix it" over the phone. He and his team did, and I've been a loyal Kirkwood Auto Center customer for 17 years. Their business philosophy is simple. Tell the truth to customers about their auto repair needs. It seems so simple, yet many auto repair shops have trouble with this business model."


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