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Your Local Auto Repair Facility in Ames, IA

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Proudly serving our area since 1982!

Your Trusted Source for Reliable Auto Repair Work

Every time you get behind the wheel of your car, you have a purpose. You may be headed to the grocery store, commuting to work, or taking the family on a cross-country vacation. Regardless of your destination, you want to get there efficiently and trouble free. Unfortunately, car trouble can pop up at any time, prompting the need for auto repairs.

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Our shop has been honored with the Blue Seal of Excellence Award from the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). The Blue Seal recognizes auto repair shops with over 75% of employees ASE-certified and that have someone certified in each service area. We are the only Blue Seal auto repair shop in Ames, Huxley, Nevada, Story City, and Boone areas.

Ron’s Auto Repair Center is proud to be a NAPA Gold Certified Shop.

This means we’ve met all the following criteria and more, combined with the many benefits we pass along to you.


  • At least a 4-star customer satisfaction rating.
  • ASE-Certified technicians setting industry standards.
  • Digital Vehicle Inspections showing all needed work.
  • Education on the reasons for repairs and services.
  • NAPA EasyPay financing options.
  • Cost-saving promotions, instant savings & mail-in rebates.
  • Local labor coverage extended to 3 years/36,000 miles.


NAPA defines their Gold Certified program very simply: “To be the best, we must recognize our best.” Ron’s Auto Repair Center has been recognized as one of the best shops in the industry, with consistency, excellence and value passed along to you every time you come to us for auto repairs and service!

NAPA Gold Certified 2020
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NAPA Gold Certified 2020
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A Few Words from Our Customers

Amanda M.

“I have used Ron’s for almost fifteen years. They are honest, fair, fast, and very open about problems with the car. At the same time, they do not try to sell you needless services. Highly recommended.”

Elizabeth C.

“Family sort of local business that Ames seems to really support individual care; owner seemed to really try to get to know my situation individually. Shuttle service was very helpful!”

customer Pam R.

Pam R.

“Friendly staff, great service, gets the job done right. I trust them which isn’t a word I throw around lightly. They always make time for me and know me by name. If any one I know has a car problem, I refer them to Ron’s. Richard and Lisa are always a pleasure to see, even in the circumstance of broken down car. Try them out – you won’t regret it!”

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Reasons to Choose Ron's Auto Repair Center


Friendly, Professional Service


24 Hour Vehicle Drop Off

Free Local Shuttle

Online Appointments

Hybrid L3 ASE License

Convenient Location

Free Roadside Assistance

Comfortable Waiting Area

Nationwide Warranty

Free Wi-Fi, Coffee and Tea

Vehicle Pick-up & Drop-off

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Need a Tow or Ride?

(515) 232-8555

white truckOur shuttle service takes the stress out of auto repair by offering free local rides around the Ames area. If you need a ride anywhere, just let us know when you drop off your vehicle we will make arrangements right then and there.

We are a Digital Shop

Our technicians use the latest technology to not only tell you if there are any issues with your vehicle, but show you. If we uncover an issue the photo will be e-mailed to you for your records. At the end of every visit you will receive a detailed report regarding the general health of your vehicle. Our #1 goal is to keep you safe on the road.