Checkpoint Motors is a full-service repair center located in Zion, Illinois dedicated to providing solid and dependable automotive repairs and tires. For our founder and master mechanic Shahvaz Syed, this means using only the finest automotive equipment available to ensure your vehicle is serviced correctly. We perform solid and dependable repairs covered by a parts and labor warranty. We specialize in domestic and foreign vehicles and are your best choice for all repairs, big or small.
Our founder Shahvaz Syed, learned his trade as part of rigorous work resume as an automotive technician in various facilities in Illinois. Early in 2016 he brought that expertise back to Zion, Illinois and Checkpoint Motors was born.
At Checkpoint Motors, we're committed to the safety and reliability of your vehicle. Our expert technicians can recommend the right scheduled services to help prolong the life of your car and help prevent costly repairs in the future. Your vehicle is one of your largest investments...so let us help you protect it. Your vehicle’s manufacturer recommends having certain items inspected, replaced, or serviced at upcoming mileage checkpoints. This schedule can be found in your owner’s manual or at Checkpoint Motors for all makes and models.
- Automobile Service Consulting
- Engine Repair
- Suspension And Steering
- Electrical Systems
- Heating And Air Conditioning
- Tire And Wheels
- Engine Performance
- Gasoline Engines
- Emission Repairs
- Wiper Blades
- "Check Engine" Light Repairs
- Headlight restoration
- And Much More
An Accredited Center
At Checkpoint Motors we believe that we are capable of automotive service excellence. That is why we are committed to pursuing and maintaining our status as an ASE certified center. By seeking national accreditation, you know that Checkpoint Motors is striving to give you the very best experience.
What is Accreditation?
Every automotive repair center should meet the minimum licensure requirements. We go beyond that. When an automotive repair center is ASE certified they are meeting a higher standard that demonstrates its expertise in:
- Automobile Service Consulting
- Engine Repair
- Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
- Manual Drivetrain and Axle
- Suspension and Steering
- Electrical Systems
- Heating and Air Conditioning
- Engine Performance
Our commitment to accreditation gives you assurance we provide a positive experience for you.
Who Provides Accreditation?
There are several national organizations that provide accreditation services.
- The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
- All Data Certified Automotive Information Specialists (CAIS)
Checkpoint Motors is committed to improving automotive service in our community. Checkpoint Motors has partnered with several community organizations that advocate for poor and needy children and families.
We don't think of it as charity. It's part of our calling.
Improving Customer Satisfaction
Part of Checkpoint Motors's mission is to promote service consulting, which is key to a fulfilling automotive service center. We provide auto repair specialists, automotive service specialists, and automotive parts specialists both at the local and national level.
We perform in house diagnostics and repairs performed by ASE certified technicians. By partnering with vendors and warehouses, we are able to supply quality replacements parts quickly with “while you wait service” on most repairs.
We will inspect and repair engine's lubrication, cooling, and fuel support systems. Engine overhauls, "check engine" light repairs, leaks, and engine failures are covered.
We will inspect and repair rear wheel drive, front wheel drive, four wheel drive (4WD) systems, and all wheel drive (AWD) systems. Automatic and manual transmission overhauls, clutches & flywheels
We will inspect and repair everything from steering gears to steering linkages
We will inspect and repair drum and disc brake systems, four wheel discs, anti-lock brake systems (ABS). Brake fluid leaks and all other brake failures are covered
We will inspect and repair electrical starting systems, charging systems, and lighting systems. Repairs of body wiring, lighting circuits, accessories, gauges, and networks
- Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
We will inspect and repair your heating, air conditioning, and ventilation.
We will do tire installations, seasonal tire installations, tire repairs, tire rotations, tire balancing, tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) repairs. We have a huge selection of new and used tires and wheels to choose from.
Do you do vehicle inspections?
- Yes! That's our favorite thing to do.
How long do your warranties last?
- We offer a minimum of a 90 day labor warranty and a 1-year parts warranty on most repairs
What brands of tires are you selling?
- BF Goodrich
- Dick Cepek
- Mickey Thompson
- TBC Neutral
- We also sell various brands of farm tires, golf & atv tires, industrial tires, lawn & garden tires, medium truck, passenger & light truck tires, and trailer tires not listed above. Contact us for a quote on new or used tires!
Can I customize my service?
- Of course! We can provide you with any manufacturer recommended scheduled maintenances and auto care based on your driving habits.
Can I request a special service?
- We're happy to consider requests.
What about "check engine" light diagnostics?
- A diagnostic helps narrow down the cause and correction of your "check engine" light. We can diagnose and tell you exactly what is wrong with your vehicle and repair it quickly with “while you wait service” on most repairs.
Where is Checkpoint Motors?
- Glad you asked. We are located in downtown Zion, Illinois
Why change engine oil and oil filter?
Engine oil is the fluid that lubricates, cleans and cools the internal moving parts of the engine. Oil breaks down from normal wear, i.e., dirt, contaminates, moisture, engine heat and loses its ability to lubricate and clean. Therefore, engine oil should be replaced, as per the manufacturer's maintenance recommendation, to help ensure that the engine performs as designed. An engine oil filter is a vehicle component that is used to remove impurities and undesired components from the oil that flows through an internal-combustion engine. The oil is necessary to lubricate the engine. Replacing the engine oil filter, as per the manufacturer's maintenance recommendation, can help to properly maintain the engine’s lubrication system.(Recommended Maintenance,Identifix.com)
Why rotate tires?
The tires mount on the wheel or rim and contacts the road to provide traction, steering and braking. The wheel bolts to the hub or spindle assembly. Rotating tires and wheels, as per the manufacturer's maintenance schedule, helps even out tire wear and prolongs tire life.(Recommended Maintenance,Identifix.com)
Why replace spark plugs?
A spark plug is a device designed to fit in each cylinder of a gasoline-powered internal combustion engine and to produce the electric spark for igniting the mixture of gasoline and air. Over time, spark plugs become worn out due to corrosion from carbon deposits and burns. This causes the engine to run poorly, suffer from a lack of power and increase pollutants in the exhaust system. Replacing spark plugs, as per the manufacturer's maintenance recommendation, can help ensure that the engine stays is good running condition.(Recommended Maintenance,Identifix.com)
Why change engine coolant?
Engine coolant is a half-and-half mixture of a form of glycol and water. The glycol represents the antifreeze element of the mix, guaranteeing that the fluid doesn't turn to ice in cold temperatures. On the other hand, glycol also prevents the coolant from reaching the boiling point in extreme heat. It keeps engine temperatures stable under all climate extremes and driving conditions. It also contains additional additives that prevent rust and corrosion in the radiator, engine and vehicle's heater. Replacing/flushing the engine coolant/cooling system on a regular basis, and as recommended by the manufacture's maintenance recommendation, can help keep the cooling system in peak operating condition. (Recommended Maintenance,Identifix.com)
Why replace cabin air filter?
The cabin air filter cleans incoming air during heater, air conditioner and vent modes. Dust, pollen, mold spores and other particles will reduce airflow into the passenger compartment. If not replaced, eventually the heater and evaporator (air conditioner) may be damaged by corrosion. Replacement of the cabin air filter, as prescribed by the manufacturer's maintenance schedule, can help ensure that the air entering the vehicle's passenger compartment is clean. (Recommended Maintenance,Identifix.com)
Why change transmission fluid?
Transmission fluid/oil is a fluid designed to clean, cool, and lubricate the internal workings of transmissions. Transmission fluid/oil breaks down over time due to extreme heat generated in the transmission. It becomes dirty and contaminated with debris from the wear parts in the transmission. Replacing the transmission fluid/oil on a regular basis, as per the manufacturer's maintenance recommendations, helps to ensure that the transmission stays in good working condition. (Recommended Maintenance,Identifix.com)
Why replace timing belt?
A timing belt, or cam belt (informal usage), is a part of an internal combustion engine that controls the timing of the engine's valves. A timing belt is typically rubber with high-tensile fibers running the length of the belt as tension members. Rubber degrades with higher temperatures, and with contact with motor oil. Thus, the life expectancy of a timing belt is lowered in hot or leaky engines. The timing belt is also greatly affected by water and antifreeze. Replacing the timing belt(s), as per the manufacturer's maintenance recommendations, may help the engine from suffering catastrophic failure.
Failure to replace timing belt can cause internal engine damage. (Recommended Maintenance,Identifix.com)