About Us

Our shop has been providing excellent service to the community for over 15 years known as Rick Stroud Auto Service. Under the new ownership we wanted to give it a new name that fits what we do which is ARS Auto Repair Inc (ARS= Automotive Repair Specialists). At ARS we are not just another shop – we are you’re one stop shop offering:

  • a 8000 Sq ft facility with a security system, and a IR camera system to keep you and your vehicle safe during your visit.
  • Free estimates.
  • Free Coffee service,cable TV and a vending machine to make you comfortable while you wait to have your car serviced.
  • 2 drive on lifts, 5 swing arm lifts and all state of the art equipment to do any job such as:
    1. Hunter computerized 4 wheel 3D alignment machine
    2. Autel MaxiSYS MS908P Pro diagnostic system
    3. PRO-CUT PFM on-car brake lathe
    4. OTC Leaktamer 6522 OEM approved Evap diagnostic system
    5. Fully computerized automatic R-134A refrigerant recovery & recharge system
    6. BG transmission flush machine
    7. BG brake flush machine
    8. BG air induction service system
    9. Plastic bill tire machine that doesn’t scratch your beautiful rims
    10. Digital tire balancer and much much more.
  • Ability to program car computers on site.
  • Napa auto care center.
  • 24 month/24k mile nationwide warranty on repairs.
  • Financing available for repairs.
  • Family owned and operated

Best of all rest assured knowing that all the services we provide are under warranty. We stand behind our work 100%, we take any type of warranty claim to the front of the line and when a repair is a result of  of defective parts or a mistake made by us, yes we are not afraid to admit if we made a mistake, not only will we correct it free of charge but we will pay for any towing  if needed -just call Tom’s Custom Towing at 727-327-8667 and tell them to tow it to ARS (formally Rick Stroud’s) and they will bill it to us!

If it’s routine maintenance, minor repairs, major repairs, tires, wheel alignment or anything else needed , come see why many people call us the go to place for all of your automotive needs.



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Fleet services available

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Make yourself comfortable, grab some free coffee while we get together your estimate.

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on car brake lathe

Autel diag and programming system


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Stop by or call and see us

We are open Monday through Friday 8 AM to 6 PM and Saturday 8 AM to 4 PM.

Our address is 5827 59th ave N , St Petersburg FL 33709


Call us at 727-547-1911