Auto Repair Bloomington IL

auto repair in Bloomington IL

Bloomington's Auto Repair Shop


Bob Zook offers auto repair in Bloomington IL. Whether you need auto repair after a car accident or if you just need a reliable mechanic to handle your routine maintenance, the team at Bob Zook Autobody can help.


Auto Repair Services

  • Brake repair
  • Transmission repair
  • Oil changes
  • Timing belt replacement
  • Flat tire replacement
  • Wheel repair
  • Wheel & vehicle alignment
  • Diagnostics
  • Body repair
  • Lots more!


Contact Bob Zook For Auto Repair


For car maintenance and auto body repair, Bob Zook Auto Body is the best mechanic in Bloomington-Normal. Our shop is located near Towanda Barnes Road and Empire St, near the Central Illinois Regional Airport and nestled between Game Time Gym, Ovation 10 Bloomington, and Little Jewels Learning Center. Nearby for lunch is Baxter's American Grille and Buffalo Wild Wings.


For over 40 years, the mechanics at Bob Zook Autobody have provided auto repair in Bloomington IL. Our auto repair services include: routine maintenance such as brakes, wheel alignment, tire replacement, timing belts, air conditioning work, and diagnostics.


With Bob Zook, you get:


  • No unnecessary repairs

  • Most work done the same day

  • All front end repairs & alignments

  • Access to a top-notch body shop


Our mechanics are ASE certified and schooled by the best in the business. They use the most up-to-date technology and methods to get your car back in tip-top shape. 



We are an in-house, homegrown and locally built business dedicated to delivering honest and professional automotive repair and auto maintenance services to the people of Bloomington and surrounding areas. Once your car is finished, you can take it to have it cleaned and detailed - your car will run like new and look like new!



How Much Time Should I Expect For Each Repair?

Below we've listed estimated times for each repair, based on our past repairs and experiences. They are not a guarantee, and they are highly subject to change based on how busy we are and any complications that arise during the repair. If you're looking to drop your car off and run errands while we work, or if you're just curious how long the wait might be, our estimates should help you get a sense of how much time you'll have.


Brakes: 1 hour

Transmission repair: 2-3 hours+

Oil change: 30-60 minutes

Timing belt replacement: 2 hours

Flat tire replacement: 30-60 minutes

Alignment: 1 hour


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How to Choose an Auto Repair Shop In Bloomington IL

What should I look for when choosing a repair shop?


  • Ask for recommendations from friends, family, and other people you trust. Look for a repair shop before you need one to avoid being rushed into a last-minute decision.

  • Shop around by phone and online for the best deal, and compare warranty policies on repairs.

  • Ask to see current licenses if state or local law requires repair shops to be licensed or registered. Also, your state Attorney General's office or local consumer protection agency may know whether there's a record of complaints about a particular repair shop.

  • Make sure the shop will honor your vehicle's warranty.


Why Should I Choose Bob Zook?


How to Choose a Mechanic

Is one mechanic better than another?


  • Look for shops that display various certifications — like an Automotive Service Excellence seal. Certification indicates that some or all of the technicians meet basic standards of knowledge and competence in specific technical areas. Make sure the certifications are current, but remember that certification alone is no guarantee of good or honest work.

  • Ask if the technician or shop has experience working on the same make or model vehicle as yours.



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Most Common Maintenance & Repairs


As a car owner, you already know that the time will come when your car needs maintenance. Sometimes it comes after plenty of warning, sometimes it comes as a surprise. In either case, Bob Zook Autobody is ready to get your car back on the road in no time flat. Below, we've listed the most common repairs for today's vehicles.


  1. Oxygen sensor replacement
  2. Catalytic converter replacement
  3. Spark plugs
  4. Fuel cap replacement/tightening
  5. Thermostat
  6. Ignition coils
  7. Mass air flow sensor
  8. Spark plug and spark plug wires
  9. Evaporate emissions purge control valve
  10. Evaporate emissions purging solenoid


Preventive Maintenance

What are the consequences of postponing maintenance?


If you take care of your car, it will take care of you. Taking care of your car will help prolong its life and improve its safety and reliability. While it's true that some cars are more reliable than others, routine maintenance can make any car last longer. Ignoring maintenance can lead to trouble, as parts or an entire system may fail. Neglecting even simple routine maintenance, like changing the oil or checking the coolant, can lead to poor fuel economy, unreliability, or costly breakdowns. It may also affect your warranty, which is why you should trust a proper certified mechanic with your repairs.


What maintenance guidelines should I follow to avoid costly repairs?


Follow the manufacturer's maintenance schedule in your owner's manual for your type of driving, also listen to advice from your mechanic in Bloomington IL. Some repair shops create their own maintenance schedules, which call for more frequent servicing than the manufacturer's recommendations. Compare shop maintenance schedules with those recommended in your owner's manual. Ask the repair shop to explain — and make sure you understand — why it recommends service beyond the recommended schedule.


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Bloomington's Auto Body Repair Shop For 40+ Years!


For quality auto body repair, Bob Zook Auto Body is the name to trust. Our certified technicians work tirelessly to repair the cars & trucks our customers trust us with. It’s never convenient for your vehicle to need service & repair, but when the inevitable does happen, we will be here to help!


We can match the color of your current car perfectly for a seamless, “invisible” repair. Our team of car painting artists provides services that focus on ensuring quality with paint preparation, color match, face, flop, and texture. 


Bloomington residents & businesses have trusted Bob Zook AutoBody for over 40 years to fix any and all of their car problems. We are an active member in the McLean County Chamber of Commerce and regularly are involved in community & volunteering programs. We're located just off of Towanda-Barnes road, and we've included a map of our location below.



Collision Repair


Car accidents can be terrifying and stressful, but in a lot of situations your car can be salvaged. When it comes to collision repair, we at Bob Zook have years of experience bringing damaged cars back to life. Whether it's a dent, a door ding, or frame damage, speak with us before letting your car go to the junk yard.


Our collision repair services involved a thorough inspection to not only diagnose current issues, but also identify future problem areas that may be have been caused by the collision. We inspect everything from door panels, fenders, bumpers, hoods, and windshields, which are the most vulnerable parts during a collision.


Learn More About Our Collision Repair Services Here


Bumper Repair


Bumper-to-bumper accidents are quite common, but they don't have to be devastating. Bring your car to Bob Zook Auto if you want a quick turnaround and top-notch bumper repair services. Our affordable and effective bumper repair will protect the value of your car. Let's get your car back on the road.



Dent Repair


No one likes to come out to their car after work or grocery shopping and find a newly-minted dent in their door from someone opening their car door too wide. Sometimes, people come to us after an accident needing a large dent removed from the side of their car, while other times, it’s just a simple ding that needs to be removed for cosmetic purposes. The good news is that those dents and door dings don't have to be permanent, thanks to our dent repair services. We offer paintless dent removal, a procedure to remove minor dents from a car or truck’s body. We also offer vehicle detailing, so you can keep your paint looking fresh for years to come.



Learn More About Our Dent Repair Services Here



Auto Repair In Bloomington, IL

Bob Zook Auto Body

411 Detroit Drive

Bloomington, IL 61704

(309) 828-9741



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