About Us

Established in 1977 and located in downtown Des Moines, IA.

Beckley Automotive Services provides complete service and repair for all makes of automobiles. If you don’t know a good auto technician it’s easy to be nervous about getting your car fixed. You want someone who knows what they’re doing, gives you straight answers and the best advice at a fair price. If you ask around we think people will tell you Beckley’s meets your requirements.

Beckley’s is a locally owned and operated company.

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Our service is for anyone who wants to keep their car properly maintained and appreciates a more helpful and responsive relationship than many find at the national chain stores or new car dealer service departments.

  • A+ membership rating with the Better Business Bureau since 1983
  • 2018 Winner Greater Iowa BBB Integrity Award for business ethics.
  • City View Best of Des Moines and United Way Volunteer of the Year
  • Central Iowa’s only authorized Bosch Car Service facility.
  • ASE Master technician “Blue Seal Certified” repair shop.
  • Environmental Impact Award – Greater Des Moines Partnership

At Beckley’s your car is cared for by ASE Master Certified* professionals with the advanced tools, technical training and years of experience to resolve problems quickly. *The Institute for Automotive Service Excellence provides the highest level of automotive service technician certifications. This saves you from the expense of unnecessary repairs and adds years to the life of your car. Our capabilities in this regard are unique in Central Iowa.

We believe strongly in the quality of our work and back all repairs with a 2 year / 24,000 mile warranty.

Do you have a question about the need for or cost of a repair for your car?

Call us now at to talk immediately with an expert who specializes in cars like yours.

  • Oil & filter service
  • Factory scheduled maintenance
  • Check engine lights
  • Battery, starter, alternators
  • Axles, CV boots & joints
  • Cooling system & radiators
  • Diesel engine service
  • Electrical troubleshooting
  • Engine repairs
  • Exhaust systems
  • Fluid leaks, noises
  • Heating & air conditioning
  • Timing belts
  • Tires & wheel alignment
  • Steering & suspension

We Can Service Your Car In Warranty

If you lease or drive a newer car, we can provide all the maintenance required while it’s under warranty. We’re a professional alternative to the new car dealers – at friendlier prices. (Excludes pre-paid maintenance.)

Location & Shuttle Service

Our central location (I-235 at 7th Street) in downtown Des Moines makes it easy to drop off your car in the morning and get it back the same day. We’ll take you home or to work and pick you up when your car is ready which eliminates the stress of arranging rides and minimizes the time you are without your car.

After hours we recommend G&S towing

Please leave your keys with your car. To expedite your repair please call us and leave a message about the nature of your problem and a phone number to reach you.

Early Bird/Night Drop

A secure key drop box is stationed under the entrance canopy. Repair requests forms and pencils are inside. Just park under the canopy and we’ll take it from there. Don’t forget to leave a good phone number. (Picture of night drop & canopy)

After Hours Pickup

Let us know if you wish to pick up your car after hours. We can accept payment over the phone and will leave your keys in a secure, coded lock box.

Pre-purchase inspection

The last thing you want to hear after you buy a used car is that it needs a lot of work. You can avoid that problem with our pre-purchase inspection. It’s a thorough inspection by an ASE Certified technician and a written report that lets you know about issues before you buy the car. We see cars from private sellers, dealers, coming off-lease… And, if something needs attention we’ll tell you the cost of the repair so you’ll know if the price for the car is fair.

Our Warranty

We are so confident in the quality of work produced by our Master technicians that we offer a 2 year / 24,000 mile warranty on all repairs completed by our team. This should provide you the peace of mind of knowing you can count on us to get the job done right the first time.

6 months No-interest Financing

Beckley’s can offer deferred interest financing on most repairs over $149 if paid in full within 6 months through the CFNA Bosch Credit Card program.

Do you have a question about the need for or cost of a repair for your car?

Call us now at to talk immediately with an expert who specializes in cars like yours.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Steve Beckley – Beckley Automotive Services