About Us

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!

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! All repairs come with standard 12 month/12,000 mile limited warranty!

We offer a preferred customer card for qualifying customers!

We recommend getting an oil change every 3,000-5,000 miles.

Bring your car in and we will run a diagnostic test to identify the root of the problem. We will then discuss repair options if needed.

Have a different question? Call our office at (618) 465-5591 and we will be happy to answer any questions that you have!