Al's Service Inc, Kirkwood's Best Auto Repair Services
Since 1952, Al's Service Inc has provided the Kirkwood area with five-star auto repair. Our goal is to offer top-notch auto repair services available at affordable prices. Call today to schedule an appointment at 314-821-0152 or come by the shop at 12220 Old Big Bend Road.
Convenient and Fast
We know your time is important. That's why we are conveniently located near you in Kirkwood, MO. Most truck or car maintenance services can be performed while you wait. Many repairs can be completed the same day. Difficult or easy, our mechanics will get your auto repairs done quickly and get you back on the road in a jiffy. Call today to schedule an appointment at 314-821-0152.
How Much Will It Cost?
We will provide you with a straight-forward estimate before beginning any repairs. Ask us about options to keep auto repair cost low or discuss upgrades with one of our mechanics to keep your car running at peak performance. We stand behind all of our work with a guarantee you can take to the bank.
We Can Handle It
We provide the Kirkwood area with reliable, affordable automotive maintenance and repair services. You'll be hard-pressed to find the same level of professionalism and service that our auto mechanics provide! Our certified technicians and highly trained auto repair specialists provide the best service in Kirkwood on domestic and import cars and trucks of all types.
Discover What We Do!
According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.
The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)
Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.
Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.
Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.
A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.
Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.
Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.
Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.
Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.
Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.
Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.
Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.
Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.
Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.
Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.
Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.
Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.
Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.
Al's is an amazing shop! They are honest have great prices and always work with your schedule! Never had a bad experience. I highly recommend this shop to anyone!
Joe has assembled a winning team of talented mechanics who care about cars and customers. If a repair somehow doesn't fix a problem, Joe will make it right, both mechanically and price-wise. A more honest, thoughtful and capable group of mechanics would be hard to find anywhere else. I have been taking my cars to Joe Rudy's Al's Service for years and proudly recommend this versatile and professional team of mechanics for all vehicles, domestic and foreign.
BEST TECH AROUND. GREAT PLACE, FAST SERVICE, GREAT PRICES.
These guys are great. Good, honest work at a fair price. What more can you ask for?
Any of your automotive repair needs can be taken care of under this roof. Affordable and quick turn around times will have you coming back when those tough times hit your car.
Great place to get your car worked on.