The auto repair Des Moines drivers trust comes from Central Avenue Automotive, not only because of their great service and ASE certified technicians, but because they know a family-owned business is the way to go for honesty. Even routine maintenance like an oil change or brake repair can turn into trouble if you’re working with the wrong repair shop. In addition to being an ASE Certified repair shop, we’re also AAA Approved and a Better Business Bureau Accredited Business with a A+ rating. For our customers who need financing options, we’re also a Bosch Service Center and offer their 6-month financing plan.
Your Source for Quality, Affordable Auto Repair
We know you have many options when it comes to affordable auto repair in Des Moines, so we understand that the thing that’s really going to sway you is quality service, reasonable prices, and feeling confident that your car’s in good hands. Your car isn’t just a lump of metal and parts – it’s your transportation, your hobby, or even your livelihood. Not just any old oil change will do. You want the best auto repair from skilled and friendly technicians who will treat your car as if it were their own. Des Moines drivers deserve the sort of treatment they’d give to any of their neighbors, and we respect that. You may hear that you can have engine diagnostics done anywhere – after all, all you supposedly need is an electric code reader that you can purchase at any auto care store. Unfortunately, the code reader never tells you the direct problem on its own. The code reader only reads one computer for the engine.
Fun fact, most cars have 7-10 computers in them, and a code reader does not read any of those. A code reader is much like going to the doctor to get an MRI or X-RAY. Anyone can do an MRI or X-RAY but it takes an expert to determine what the results are from those scans. An example would be when a code reader says there is a fault code for an oxygen sensor. Surprisingly, it is really common that the oxygen sensor is not the actual problem, so it takes an expert to interpret what the scan computer is telling them. You can buy a general code reader at the parts store for $40-$50 dollars. The diagnostic equipment that we have is manufacturer specific (Ford specific, BMW specific, etc). These machines that we utilize to diagnose your vehicle run from $10,000 to $15,000 apiece). Just like your computer or phone must get software updates, so do ours! We are always updating to the latest and greatest. Unfortunately, a general code reader cannot update in this way.
No matter what kind of service you need, from your tire replacement, engine repair, clutch service, and transmission repair. You can rely on us to get it done professionally and get you back on the road lightning quick. For all of your auto repair needs in Des Moines and the surrounding areas, we’re the shop you’ll come back to. You can call us or make an appointment with our OnDemand online form anytime. We can’t wait to hear from you!