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Rister's Automotive and Transmissions has been providing quality car care in Alton, IL, since 1991. We are a family-owned business delivering honest and professional automotive repair and auto maintenance services to the people of Alton and surrounding areas.

The quality ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified technicians at Rister's Automotive and Transmissions employ today’s latest automotive technology and are equipped to handle all major and minor repairs on foreign and domestic vehicles. Our shop follows a strict code of ethics to ensure the safety of drivers and passengers.

Please be sure to go to our Shop Specials section for our current coupons and specials. Come by and visit our clean and professional shop in Alton, IL.

Rister’s Automotive & Transmission – Who Are We?

We are a family-owned and operated automotive and transmission repair shop in Alton, IL! We offer complete maintenance and repair on all vehicles in a timely and effective manner. We are the home of ASE-Certified Technicians and promise that your car is in great hands. With 28 years in the business and FREE 27-point safety inspections, it is no surprise that we are the best auto shop in the area!

Our History

We were founded by Duane Rister in 1991. Duane had an interest in auto repair at the young age of 12 and worked out of his parents’ garage. After high school, Duane went on to be the top of his class at Ranken Technical College and earned a degree in Automotive Technology.

Duane and his wife, Candy now own and operate Rister’s Automotive & Transmission Repair with authentic customer service, highest quality work, and attention to detail at an affordable cost.