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Family Owned & Operated - Celebrating 60 Years!



Visit us and see why we are the choice for auto repair!



Especially 1960s Performance Vehicles & Prior



Read why our customers love us.



Service and vehicle repair all in one!

Working Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Sat 9:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Sun Closed

Arnst Ocean Automotive Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!

Arnst Ocean Automotive is the automotive expert in Delray Beach, FL 33445. We provide the Delray Beach area with reliable, affordable automotive maintenance and repair services including 4x4 Services, Brakes, Car & Truck Care, Collision Repair Services, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, General Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Import Cars & Trucks, Miscellaneous Services, Quick Lube Services, Tires, Towing, Transmission Services and Undercar Services.

Since you are new to us, we would like to give you some background information on our company. We are family owned and operated and have been doing business in the Delray Beach area since 1968. Our staff of A.S.E. Certified Master Technicians is equipped with state-of-the-art Diagnostic Equipment to quickly and efficiently service your vehicle's needs. We are a full-service automotive repair facility. We can arrange for towing, car wash and wax service, bodywork, rental cars and any other auto related items. Our first priority is customer satisfaction; if there is anything we can do to improve our service, we would like to hear from you.

Call Arnst Ocean Automotive today at 561-265-1374! You can also send us an email. Either way, we're looking forward to providing you with reliable automotive service!


    What People Say About Us

    • -Connie G.

      Great guys!!

    • -Paul M.

      This place is by far one of the best shops I've taken my car to. Very clean shop, experienced mechanics and people who went the extra mile. Thanks Arnst Ocean.

    • -Ian K.

      Arnst Ocean Automotive has saved the day for me quite a few times now on my 1966 Mustang. Whether you have a classic car or a modern car, I highly recommend this shop. They are upfront and honest, and they are completely transparent with the work that is needed and the price to get the job done.

    • -Jonathan R.

      Just a great shop! I drove in after hours with a flat and the 90 degree sun stalking me. The owner came out, didn't gouge me price-wise, and made a bad day a little less terrible. A reminder of how things used to be. I recommend.

    • -Allen C.

      Dave Clayton and his son make getting your car fixed a pleasure. Have total confidence in them.

    • -Eric K.

      Dave is the best!

    • -Kris W.

      Honest and knowledgable mechanic (a rarity in S. Florida). I've been a customer for 5 years and wouldn't think of going anywhere else.

    • -Rusty S.

      Good and honest people.

    • -Leondardo C.

      A very honest mechanic, with great knowledge. The best one for your car.

    • -Rosalie R.

      Everyone was great to me. Being new to Delray Beach, they were so nice to do business with today. The repair was completed in a timely manner, and they answered all questions.

    • -Brian K.

      Great service, quick and affordable.

    • -Barbara D. J.

      Thank you!!!! You just saved me! My new auto repair shop from now on!

    • -Joe H.

      Fantastic service, family-run, wouldn't go anywhere else. Thank you.

    • -Devon G. D.

      Love this place! Great price, and the staff there is awesome! I won't take my car anywhere else!

    • -Sean F.

      Wouldn't trust my vehicle with anyone else. Fast, well-priced service.

    • -Russell L.

      Ask for Matt the dancing mechanic. Your car will thank you.

    • -Jenna T.

      Amazing place with very caring staff! I am very pleased and will go back again.

    • -C Scott G.

      Honest! Well run office and garage. A very rare combination today. My cars have a home there, and I don't have to worry.

    • -Kimberly C.

      I loved it! They are super nice, really clean office and garage, and the prices were good compared to alot of other places. I will be a repeat customer.

    • -Kalea K.

      All the reliability, none of the games. Professionals you can trust!

    • -Brian K.

      They're good, but they're also nice. I'd recommend to a friend.

    • -Sean P.

      Not only the most honest shop, but their work is impeccable. They remember your name and are super professional. This is how your neighborhood mechanic should be. I won't go any where else. Ever!

    • -Michelle D.

      Arnst Ocean Automotive is awesome. I wouldn't go anywhere else! Matt is the best and extremely trustworthy. Highly recommended.

    • -Olivia F.

      Amazing service!!!! You can tell that Dave is an honest, hardworking businessman and the type of person I want to give my service to. I got my car serviced on Tuesday and today is Saturday and I received a 10 dollar gift card towards services for being a new customer! That was a nice touch to an already amazing experience!! Definitely will be back.

    • -Tom D.

      One of the best shops in the area! Highly recommend! Dave is a straight shooter and always does quality work and keeps you in the loop with things as they come up. The place to go to get it done right the first time.

    • -Sean N.

      Great shop. I will return here next time my car has a problem. They did a great job fixing my car, and the car has been running good ever since.

    • -Chris E.

      Dave did a great job of getting my Jeep Wrangler running again. He took the time to properly diagnose it and figure out what was really wrong instead of just changing out probable components. I'll use them again.

    • -Dylan J.

      I've been going here since I bought my '67 Lincoln Continental Convertible five years ago. I have have found Dave (the owner) and his staff to be fast, competent and dilligent in all the work they've done for me over the years. I recommend them highly.

    • -Kyle S.

      I have been taking my vehicles to this shop for over a decade. The service Dave provides is always consistent and thorough. Arnst Ocean Automotive is a hidden gem and the best in the business. You can thank me later.

    • -Davin C.

      Rest assured you will be worry free, and they will only do what is required to get your car back in running order and driving safe. I highly recommend these guys for any automotive work you require.

  • According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.
  • The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)
  • Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.
  • Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.
  • Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.
  • A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
  • Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.
  • Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.
  • Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.
  • Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.
  • Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.
  • Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.
  • Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.
  • Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.
  • Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.
  • Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.
  • Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.
  • Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.
  • Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.
  • Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.
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    Location Information

    • Arnst Ocean Automotive

      222 N Congress Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33445
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    Call us for service: 561-265-1374

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