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3 months ago
This place is right by my house so it was a convenient place to check out. I have found my new auto shop! Very friendly and professional, made sure I was okay with everything being done, didn't try to upsell me, like corporate places do, and was very timely. They take care of all types of cars and do tires as well. Definitely a place I will continue to do business with.
- Kirsten O
a month ago
Someone referred me 2 this place and l haven't went anywear else...l luv the brothers ther honest..they break things down n explain wats wrong with ur car...ther just gd down home ppl...the quality of ther work is amazing daughter now goes ther...there prices can b steep depends on wat u need done ..overall ther my new mechanics 4 ever...
- Aundrea D
5 months ago
Excellent work. Good prices. Very nice and helpful. Would highly recommend them.
- Jason E

Our Company

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 service, which is guaranteed and at a fair deal.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. His introduction into the world of automotive repair was a springboard to working with leaders in the field. 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 let us help you protect it. Your vehicle’s manufacturers recommends that you have certain items inspected, replaced, or serviced at certain upcoming mileage checkpoints. This schedule can be found in your owner’s manual or at Checkpoint Motors. We have the same information you will find in your owner’s manual about any upcoming scheduled maintenance items for all different makes and models to help you save time and money.

  • Automobile Service Consulting
  • Engine Repair
  • Transmissions
  • Suspension And Steering
  • Brakes
  • Electrical Systems
  • Heating And Air Conditioning
  • Tire And Wheels
  • Engine Performance
  • Gasoline Engines
  • Drivetrains
  • Emission Repairs
  • Leaks
  • Tune-Ups
  • Batteries
  • Wiper Blades
  • Diagnostics
  • "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 positive experience.

What is Accreditation?

Every automotive repair center should meet the minimum licensure requirements. We go beyond that. When a 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
  • Brakes
  • 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)
  • Gates

Our Community

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 an fulfilling automotive service center. We provide auto repair specialists, automotive service specialists, and automotive parts specialists both at the local and national level

Promoting Partnerships

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 as quick as same day, with “while you wait service” on most repairs. 

  • Engine repair
          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. 
  • Transmissions
          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
  • Suspension and Steering
         We will inspect and repair everything from steering gears to steering linkages
  • Brakes
          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
  • Electrical Systems
          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 Condtioning
          We will inspect and repair your heating, air conditioning, and ventilation.
  • Tires and Wheels
          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 days labor warranty and a 1 year parts warranty on most repairs
What brands of tires are you selling?
  • Advanta
  • BF Goodrich
  • Bridgestone
  • Carlisle
  • Continental
  • Cooper
  • Cordovan
  • Delinte
  • Dick Cepek
  • Dunlop
  • Doral
  • Falken
  • Firestone
  • Fuzion
  • General
  • Goodyear
  • Hankook
  • Hercules
  • Ironman
  • Kelly
  • Kenda
  • Kumho
  • Laufenn
  • Michelin
  • Mickey Thompson
  • MultiMile
  • Nexen
  • Nitto
  • Nokian
  • Pirelli
  • Sailun
  • Samson
  • Starfire
  • Sumitomo
  • TBC Neutral
  • Toyo
  • Uniroyal
  • Yokohama
  • 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 as soon as same day 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.

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.

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. 

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  • (847) 746-8401


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2343 Sheridan Road
Zion, IL 60099
United States

Business Hours

Mon:9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Tue:9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Wed:9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Thu:9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri:9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat:9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
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