Auto Repair in Plainfield
Performance Auto Center is the leading automotive shop in Plainfield and the surrounding area. We've been in business since 1989, and with over 30 years of combined experience, we have the skill, expertise, and specialist knowledge to perform any repair quickly and correctly.
Quality workmanship, short wait times, and superior customer service—all at an affordable rate. That's what you can expect from the best in the business.
Contact us today schedule an inspection.
Who We Are: Your Trusted Auto Mechanics
We are a local business with two convenient locations to serve you better. At our shop, nothing other than mechanical excellence will do. We are Master and ASE-certified technicians with over 30 years of combined experience to our names. We service all makes and models of cars. We offer same-day repairs. We utilize only quality, certified parts. And the list goes on. In a nutshell, what we offer is an all-around superior automotive service. From the moment you walk through our doors, your satisfaction is our priority.
Performance Auto Center: we do it right the first time.
Comprehensive Inspections for All Automotive Repair
We offer the most comprehensive and accurate automotive inspections available. We use advanced computerized diagnostics based on OEM software to identify your repair problem quickly and accurately. By harnessing the latest in automotive technology, we're able to get your car back on the road in as short of a period of time as possible.
That said, we know that—no matter how much technology advances—there's no replacement for a good-quality mechanic. That's why, once we've run your vehicle through our diagnostic system, we have one of our technicians perform a visual inspection to verify our findings. They work with care and precision, making sure that we have a complete picture of how your vehicle is performing and what problems may be affecting it. We spare no expense in making sure our inspections are 100% accurate.
After that, our team of expert mechanics will offer you a detailed rundown of what we can do to fix your vehicle and get it back on the road as quickly as possible. We'll then give you an honest and upfront estimate for the cost of the job. Our prices are extremely competitive, and we're sure you'll be happy to choose our repair services.
An Extensive Range of Auto Repair Services
We're a full-service auto shop. As such, we can perform virtually any automotive repair job, whether it be for a personal vehicle or a fleet of heavy-duty trucks. What's more, we're familiar with working on all makes and models of vehicles, both foreign and domestic. Rest assured, your wheels are in good hands with us.
Our services include:
- Engine Rebuilding
- Diesel Engine Repair
- Electrical Repair
- Fleet Services
- ABS Diagnostics and Repair
- Hydraulic Valve and Hose Repair
- Transmission Repair and Replacements
- Clutch and Brake Services
- Suspension Repair
- Fuel Delivery System Repair
- Lift Gate Repairs
- Welding and Fabrication
- ...and more!
Whatever type of job you need, we're here to get it done the right way. Contact us today to see for yourself.
Trust the Auto Repair Masters
We're proud to employ 6 ASE-certified Master Technicians at our facility. Although we certainly use technology to speed up our inspection process, we don't rely on it. Instead, we rely on our old-fashioned mechanical know-how to ensure that every one of our repair jobs is completed to exceptionally high-standards. We consider ourselves masters of our craft, and we guarantee that our work will restore your vehicle to excellent working condition.
By the way, as civic-minded professionals, we don’t believe in selling you services you don’t need. We’re focused on forging long-term relationships with our customers, and to that end, we’re always seeking to get you the best value deal. We maintain a strict no-pressure environment at our shop. Very simply, our M.O. is to provide you with the clear information you need to make an educated decision in full confidence.
We’re master technicians. We’re also community-minded people serving the community well.
Short Wait Time, Minimal Downtime—Save Time and Money with the Fastest Auto Repair
Because we're a full-service auto shop with the latest diagnostic technology and superior mechanical expertise, we're able to perform the fastest auto repairs out there. We'll minimize your wait time and get your vehicle back up and running as quickly as possible. That way, you don't have to rely on a rental or result being down a vehicle for an extended period of time. We'll save you time, and we'll save you money. That's just how we set ourselves apart from the competition.
We're so confident in the capacity of our shop and the capabilities of our team that we have no qualms about offering our clients same day service. Before we get to work, you can expect one of our staff members to give you an estimated time frame for the repair. Minor repairs can take as little as 30 minutes, whereas more complex cases may require several hours. In either case, we’ll make our estimate as accurate as possible so that you can plan accordingly. It’s up to you if you’d like to wait in our convenient lounge area or leave the facility with one of our shuttle services and wait for our call when your car is ready for pick-up.
The bottom line is, your time matters to us. We'll get you in and out of our garage as fast as possible, without sacrificing an ounce of our quality assurance.
Premium Automotive Parts and Accessories
Sometimes, our mechanics run into an issue that can't be resolved without a replacement part. When this happens at our garage - you're in luck. To this statement, you may ask, why is needing a replacement car part lucky? Our answer is that thanks to our amazing connections with local suppliers, we source premium, brand-name automotive parts, and accessories at prices far below market value. That's right, we receive top-of-the-line vehicle components at discounted rates, and we'll gladly pass those cost savings onto you.
What's more, we carry a large inventory of products right here at our garage, meaning it's very likely we already have the piece your car needs in stock and on hand, resulting in a faster repair. In the case we don't have the part you need at either of our two locations, we'll order it for you straight away and keep you updated on its shipping progress.
Your Automotive Safety Is Our Concern
When you bring your car in for repairs, you are not only putting the wellbeing of the car in the mechanic's hands but you are also trusting them with your safety when you are on the roads. But the question you are probably asking yourself right now is "how do I find an auto repair technician in Plainfield that I can trust?"
Auto repairs and vehicle maintenance aren't just for your benefit, they're for the benefit of everyone on the road. If your long-neglected brakes fail you while you're driving, everyone is at risk. Not just you.
Superior Auto Repair Services
Performance Auto Center has worked hard to earn the reliable and trustworthy reputation we've gained over the years. When it comes to Plainfield auto repairs, there isn't another team as dedicated as us and we have the track record to prove it! Our clients are always treated with respect and our technicians are friendly, informative and transparent in every way. Are you interested in learning a bit more about our company? We've compiled an in-depth list of our services below!
- We are ASE certified master mechanics and technicians.
- We work on all domestic and foreign cars and trucks
- We are experts with both cars and trucks. More than 25 certifications on advanced truck repair specialties
- We keep a large variety of car parts in stock and have new parts delivered by our distributor roughly every 30 minutes
- After an initial inspection, our certified technicians will be able to give you an accurate cost estimate
- We offer same day service on the majority of work we perform
- If we say we can fix something but for some reason cannot then there is absolutely no charge
- We use only quality certified parts
All these benefits have bolstered our business to household name status in the region. We’re proud to be the first-choice automotive center on people’s minds, and we intend to keep it that way by continuing and improving our stellar service day in and day out.
Reliable Car Maintenance Services
We like to say that a little maintenance goes a long way. Our mechanics often discover that with routine maintenance, most of the repairs we complete can be prevented entirely.
If you're tired of emptying your wallet on unexpected repair services, we recommend speaking with one of our team members about a tailor-made maintenance schedule. Our maintenance checks cost a fraction of the price of a standard repair, and during them, we can easily identify and fix problems before they become problems. Not to mention, frequent tune-ups keep your car running at peak efficiency, which will likely save you money on fuel consumption, and extend your vehicle's overall lifespan, too.
Some of the staple services that are typically part of our maintenance checks include:
- Tire alignment and rotation
- Battery replacement
- Brake services
- Oil and filter changes
With small tweaks and tiny adjustments here and there, we’ve saved our clients hundreds, and sometimes thousands of dollars in repairs. What's not to love? Talk to our experts about setting up a custom maintenance schedule today.
Fully Equipped Automotive Center
We’re proud to own and operate our business from two locations. Each of our facilities is an investment in our minds—we believe that to provide our valued clientele with the most precise and long-lasting repairs, we need the best equipment to work with. To that end, we’ve equipped both of our shops with a diverse range of commercial-grade machinery, tools, and diagnostic software. In our garage, we have everything we need at our fingertips to service all makes and models of cars, both foreign and domestic.
We protect our investment by routinely maintaining and cleaning all our equipment to the highest levels of safety and cleanliness. At our facility, we take every precaution to ensure the caliber of our work is up to code and meets or exceeds manufacturer regulations. W pledge to treat every car that comes through our doors like our own, that is, with the utmost respect. The condition of our garage and the quality of our equipment is just one way we prove that respect.
Fleet Services and Truck Repair
We service all makes and models of cars—both foreign and domestic. But we don’t stop at cars. Our repair expertise extends to heavy-duty trucks and fleets, too. Local owners and operators of semis trust our shop for the cost-effective repairs and maintenance they need to protect their investment. We understand that your production line depends on the smooth operation of your fleet. If even just one truck is out of commission—that’s precious cargo undelivered and money out of your pocket lost.
That’s where we come in. Our mechanics are experienced in troubleshooting and repairing all kinds of trucks. We utilize state-of-the-art computer diagnostic software to identify issues. Then we draw from decades of first-hand experience to resolve them manually.
Get your fleet back on the street. Trust our team to get it there.
Much like our auto maintenance services, we’re often able to reduce unnecessary wear and tear on your fleet with regular maintenance. That’s why most of our commercial clients choose to schedule preventative fleet maintenance with us—it almost always results in long-term savings and better long-term performance. Rest assured, we know that downtime is a deal-breaker in your field. That’s why we’ve honed and streamlined our maintenance procedures to pose minimal disruption to your workflow. You’ll hardly even notice the time—what you will notice, though, is the enhanced performance of your trucks.
Performance Auto Center: where your fleet is in good hands.
Our Mechanics' Customer Satisfaction Guarantee
Quality client care is woven into the fabric of our business. We consider the importance of your experience just as important as the quality of our mechanical repairs. We've built our reputation in the Plainfield community on five-star customer service, and you can bet that we intend to protect it. Whether you come for an auto repair big or small, every client of ours is a VIP client.
When you choose us as your repair service providers, you can always expect:
- Prompt, friendly service
- Upfront, accurate quotes
- Competitive prices
- Same day service
- Master mechanics
Every aspect of your interactions with our staff will exude client care. Don't just take our word for it, though. Check out what our clients (there are hundreds of them) are saying about us for yourself on our testimonial page.
Our Auto Repair Services
Performance Auto Center offers a full range of services from both our Plainfield and Elk Grove Village locations.
Here is a list of some of our more popular services along with the telltale signs that you should see a professional auto technician. For a full list of the services we offer the motorists of Plainfield, please click on the services tab above.
Brake Repairs and Replacement
If you hear a squealing or grinding sound when you hit the brakes, then it might be time to have them checked! Our brake services include front and rear brake pad inspections, rotor resurfacing, emergency brake repair, brake fluid tests, and more. You should always strive for the best when it comes to your brakes. There is simply too much at stake!
Sure, the check engine light is there for a reason, but it is also a good idea to pay attention to any foul smells or odd noises. Also be sure to check the exhaust, if the smoke is blue or white, then there is a problem. At Performance Auto Center, we perform all types of engine repairs, from minor tune-ups to complete engine rebuilds. Whatever the problem, we're the solution. Come see for yourself!
One of the main things to check is dim lighting. If your headlights or interior lights aren't as powerful as they used to be then you need to have the alternator checked. Our team will be sure to provide an accurate diagnosis of the problem, as well as a quote for the costs to repair it. Take advantage, and get your quote today.
Does your car stall a little before moving forward? When you speed up do you hear or feel a clunk or a thud as the vehicle shifts gears? If so, you're in need of a transmission tune-up. Your vehicle's transmission is what manually shifts gears so you don't have to. Should your automatic transmission fail you, you might be in for a whole lot of trouble. Don't wait to find out the hard way. We believe in going with your gut when it comes to vehicle repairs. Even if you only have the slightest hunch that something might be wrong, give us a call. We service both automatic and manual transmissions, so you can rest easy knowing we have all your needs covered.
Here are some of the most common auto repairs we do for Plainfield drivers:
Heating and Cooling Repair
We provide a complete range of repair services for all types of heating and cooling systems. Whether your car has a faulty radiator or a broken air-conditioning system, consider us the company to call. We'll keep your car's temperature cool and comfortable—inside and out.
Your suspension system should absorb shocks and lead to a smooth ride. If it's underperforming, let us take a look and determine the problem. Our team combines years of experience in suspension with a commitment to customer satisfaction. You can trust them to find the problem fast—and fix it at a fair price.
Windshield and Auto Glass Repairs
We are proud to be Plainfield's leading provider of auto glass repair services. Whether you have a small chip or a large crack running across your windshield, you can count on us to make it look like brand-new. We're available to repair chips as well as minor cracks. We're also available to replace auto glass if the damage is too extensive to repair. For all your auto glass needs, turn to the team at Performance Auto Center.
Radiator Repair Services in Plainfield
Any kind of car problems can be a real pain in the backside. Not only do they put your vehicle and yourself at risk, they also put everyone else on the road in harm's way too. This is why Performance Auto Center is such a huge advocate for proactive car care. What is proactive car care? Regular maintenance, check-ups, tune-ups, and regular oil changes. Being diligent with your automotive maintenance will ensure that your vehicle never unexpectedly fails you or falls apart.
A well-working cooling system is of the utmost importance for a vehicle. If your car's radiator is not working properly, you might experience a breakdown on the road. And breakdowns are always costly.
What leads to these breakdowns? Let's look at just how important your car's radiator is.
Your vehicle's engine runs at extremely high temperatures. The radiator pumps coolant through the engine in order for it not to overheat. The coolant also keeps seals and gaskets from breaking, too. If those seals break there could be major oil leaks. Without a working radiator, some of the engine's components could even melt!
Want to avoid those time-consuming and frustrating breakdowns? Keep an eye out for a few of these warning signs:
- Smoking Engine: Is smoke coming out from under the hood? Where there's smoke, there are major radiator problems! Don't let your vehicle overheat.
- Coolant Leak: Check under your vehicle. Do you see any leaks? You'll be able to determine whether the fluid is coolant by the viscous texture of the fluid and the color (pink, orange, or green). The "low coolant" light might be flashing on your vehicle, too.
- Rust: Take a look at the radiator and the engine. Do you notice any discoloration or rusting? Rust is usually an indicator that there is leakage.
- Coolant Discoloration: Coolant, like we said, is usually green, pink, or orange. If your radiator is in need of repairs, however, the fluid might be loaded with many dark contaminants. These contaminants might make the coolant look black or brown. How's your coolant looking these days?
Your vehicle's radiator is important, just like every other part of your vehicle. It can be hard to check up on these 100+ components yourself. That's why we recommend you schedule regular maintenance and check-ups with Performance Auto Center. We'll do all the worrying so you don't have to!
Signs You Might Need to Head to the Auto Repair Shop
If you're like most people living in Plainfield, you probably love your car and use it almost daily. I still remember the feeling of freedom I had after I first got my learner's permit. My love for cars has never faded. There's just something liberating about the knowledge you could pick up and go anywhere. I bet most of you would say the same.
But our cars, like us, age over time. They don't stay young and beautiful forever. But most of us don't want to accept that fact and keep on driving them long after their best miles are over.
Humans don't like change. It's a simple fact. But eventually, time comes for all of us. Especially that silver '97 Mazda you refuse to take into the shop. But if your trusty vehicle shows any of the following signs, it's time you brought it in for an inspection.
Your Check Engine Light is Flashing
The average car engine has over 200 components, and each has a sensor that will trigger this light. But only the major systems of your car's engine will trigger the flashing check engine light, which signals immediate danger.
Failure to heed this warning can result in hundreds to thousands of dollars in damage or worse—accident and injury. While it's fine to take your time when the light is illuminated, don't mess around if it's flashing. Instead, bring it to our auto shop. We'll be sure to perform a comprehensive diagnostic assessment to find the root of the problem. We'll give you the peace of mind you need to stay safe on the road for miles to come.
Smoke Pours Out Your Hood
You don't need to be a rocket scientist to know that this is bad news. Where there's smoke, there's fire, as the saying goes, and the only place where there should be a fire in your vehicle is in the ignition system.
This cannot be overlooked. If you experience smoke coming from the hood—even just a tiny bit of it—do not pass go, do not collect $200, but immediately drive to see an auto repair mechanic at Performance Auto Center. Our team has years of experience with all types of smoke and exhaust problems: You can trust us to offer a speedy repair at an affordable price.
Banging or Screeching Noises While Driving
Once in a while, your car might 'shudder' and make a strange noise while you pound on the accelerator or stomp on the brakes. It's not a big deal if it happens once every couple years. But if it happens consistently? Something is very wrong with your car's mechanics, and it's essential you take it into the repair shop as soon as you can.
Some noises can signal major problems. Grinding while braking almost always indicates imminent brake failure. That will almost guarantee you're in a traffic accident. Why not avoid that possibility and bring it into a local Plainfield auto repair garage instead? At Performance Auto Center, we utilize state-of-the-art detection equipment for this exact reason: Some noises can be tough to track by ear alone. Bring your car into our shop, and we'll be sure to find the culprit. We'll then repair the problem and get you back behind the wheel in no time.
Problem Not on This List?
If you've been experiencing issues with your car or truck when you're driving around Plainfield but your issue doesn't appear on this list, that doesn't mean you can be cavalier about your car. Bring it in for an assessment. And keep this page bookmarked!
We'll be regularly updating it with everything the average vehicle owner needs to know.
Flexible Scheduling Options for Auto Repair
We prove that your time is valuable with our same-day service guarantee. In our minds, that’s still not enough. We strive to do even more in the interest of your convenience by maintaining wide open appointment availability. How do we do it? Our large, spacious facility that can accommodate multiple vehicles at once plays a role. Our sophisticated diagnostic software plays another role in helping us detect issues faster. Finally, our Master mechanics play the largest role of all with the unmatched efficiency of their handiwork. When you need your car repaired, you can bet that our shop has room to help. Dial our number and chat with our friendly administrative team to book an appointment at your earliest convenience.
Convenient Payment Options
We’re pleased to accept most forms of payment, including cash, check, and all major credit cards for your convenience.
We’re also delighted to offer an exclusive financing service to approved buyers in partnership with Synchrony Bank. This in-house specialty program, Fix it Now, Pay Later includes free interest for six months.
Learn more about the preferred Performance Auto Center credit card by contacting our administrative staff.
You'll Love Our Automotive Repair Services. Guaranteed.
We are confident in the quality of our workmanship, the skill of our mechanics, and the value of our services. That's why we offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee on every job we undertake. We know that, once you try our services, you'll love them as much as all our existing customers. If, however, you're not satisfied with our work, then we'll do whatever we can to fix the problem.
Try our services today. Risk-free. The only thing you'll regret is that you didn't do it sooner. We guarantee it.
Top-Rated Mechanic in Plainfield
If you live in or around Plainfield, or regularly drive through the area and need a mechanic, stop by!
Our automotive center is the one-stop-shop for all your repair needs. Call us the car doctors - our Master mechanics will fix up your vehicle quickly and affordably. Our clients appreciate our fast service times, reliable, professional advice, and competitive price points.
Find us at 25449 W Ruff St. in Plainfield, 5 minutes south of the Fox Valley Mall.
Make sure to check out our coupon page for special offers on our auto repair services!