Turn to The Auto Shop for All of Your Auto Repairs & Vehicle Maintenance Needs


The Auto Shop had its start in 1992 after his boss asked him to go find a job because they were closing their doors. He asked them if it would hurt their feelings if he could try his hand at running it. He just felt in his bones that people needed an honest, reliable, experienced, friendly place to get their cars fixed.

Steve had a passion for figuring out how to fix cars and soon set about turning his new venture into a success.

The first thing Steve did was renovate the interior. At the time, we were in an old building where the office was located in the middle of the building. Customers had to walk next to where the repairs were being done. For the convenience of his customers, Steve moved his repair shop on main street in 2001.

A lot of our clientele comes from the local Southern Illinois University. Many of these enthusiasts returned home to tell family and friends about the great, reliable, friendly service they received in Southern Illinois. The Auto Shop in Carbondale was on its way to becoming an established fixture in Carbondale.

20 years later, Steve & his family is still the #1 place to get their vehicles fixed. His wife, Marie has been working in the business since day one, but now all of his sons are working there. We are truly a Family Owned & Operated business! Because of Steve's passion to keep his technicians up to date with their continual training he was nationally recognized in Parts & People Magazine.

The Auto Shop is a full-service preventive maintenance and auto repairs center in the Southern Illinois area, specializing in General Services, Car & Truck Care, Undercar Services, Alignment, Brakes, Tires, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, Transmission Services, 4x4 Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Miscellaneous Services, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Import Cars & Trucks, Towing, Fleet Services, Fleet Engine Work, Fleet Brakes, Fleet Electrical, Fleet Suspension Work, Fleet Front End Services and Fleet Wheel Services since 1992. Our experts have the knowledge to service and repair even the most challenging auto problems on all makes and models of domestic and import vehicles. We use the latest technology to assess the situation and offer you alternatives. We guarantee all of our work and know you'll be happy with the outcome. Stop in or give us a call at 618-457-8411 to let us know how we can help you!

No longer is it appropriate for people to say "You're just a grease monkey". Cars are so complicated and the training so advanced that Steve has told our physician customers that he has to know more than a doctor. All joking aside, the industry is changing rapidly and we are ready to take care of the challenges that come with it. Steve and Cody make such a good team. I love to see them work together. There aren't many "mom and pop" businesses anymore and it is a privilege to get to work with my family and see them really come into their own. Finding what they excel at and actually enjoying their work. Steve has such a passion for helping people and enjoys the challenges of fixing your vehicles that it really shows and his boys and other employees respect him so much. It's a team effort around here and a joy to work here. We love getting to know our customers and it's a privilege to serve you.

We are a family owned and operated shop specializing in the service and repair of Land Rovers, Jaguars, BMW, Mini Cooper, Volvo, ALL imports and domestic vehicles. We Do It All! Since 1992, we have serviced every aspect of a vehicle's engine - drivetrain, suspension, electrical and mechanical, you name it! Plus, we provide and install accessories to upgrade an engine's performance,road handling capabilities and interior amenities. This is our passion! Bring your vehicle in to experience our service!

Our mission is to provide every customer with exceptional personal service and to maintain their vehicles using the highest levels of education, craftsmanship and technical precision. This goal is achieved while continually focusing upon faithfully serving our customer's interest on every occasion. We help to ensure that their vehicles are not only safe and reliable, but a pleasure to drive as well.