Skay Automotive Service

Skay Automotive Service


Shout out to Skay Automotive Service
For getting Matilda in on very short notice to get her fixed up and back out on the road.!!!!!
Brian and his team do great work and are the ONLY ones I trust with her.!!!!
Like their page, show some love for fixing us up to be able to go out this weekend.!!!
Thank you.!!!!! 👍😊
AUTOMOTIVE CARE - Here's the short summary: If you have a vehicle that is not leased or otherwise covered for oil changes and other routine maintenance, consider finding a local auto shop with certified mechanics who can provide excellent value and quality service. A big shout out to Skay Automotive Service for providing great vehicle advice and service over the years. Watch the video for more details.
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Welcome to Skay Automotive, We employ today's latest automotive repair technology and are equipped t

What the Fog…Lights? 08/10/2023

What the Fog…Drive safe!

Check out our article about Iowa fog and tips for driving safely.

What the Fog…Lights? Here in Iowa, we deal with two main types of fog, advection fog and radiation fog. Advection fog happens mostly in the colder weather months. Fog will form when the moist air moves into a dry atmos…

Photos from Skay Automotive Service's post 07/07/2023

Take a look at this! 🤯


Happy National Corvette Day! 🏁

Tell us what your favorite Corvette model is!

“I’d have to say C3 (1968-1982). I like the Stingray body style.” - Brian Skay, Owner

📸 - Imgur Gallery


We will be closed Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.


Happy Birthday to Owner and Master Certified ASE Technician, Brian Skay!

Not only is it his birthday, but it’s also the longest day of the year! Please help us celebrate all day long by wishing him a happy birthday if you stop in 🎉


Did you know that Skay Automotive is the ONLY automotive shop in Iowa City that meets all of the requirements to be ASE Blue Seal of Excellence certified!

What does this mean?

According to the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, “You recruit the best employees, support their training, and insist on the best equipment.”.

Have a great weekend! 💙


Reminder: We will be closed Monday 🇺🇸


Skay Automotive will be closed Monday, May 29th, in observance of Memorial Day.

Car Fire: What to Do if It Happens to You 05/04/2023

Today is International Firefighters’ Day 👩🏼‍🚒👨🏼‍🚒

Did you know the top causes for car fires are collisions and mechanical failures? Having routine maintenance and annual inspections can help keep you and your vehicle safe.

If you find yourself in a scary situation such as a car fire, pull over, turn off the car, get everyone out and call 911. Firefighters and First Responders will be there to help.

Thank you for your service! 🚒❤️

Car Fire: What to Do if It Happens to You Car fires don't happen frequently, but when they do, they're a potentially deadly emergency. Learn what to do when you experience a vehicle fire.


Are you able to identify what’s leaking from your car? Is it a serious problem or something that can wait?

When in doubt, give us a call (319-351-2832)!

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Photos from Skay Automotive Service's post 04/11/2023

This vehicle was towed to us because it was having issues starting. Something was trying to make a home under the hood 👀.

Do you think it was a squirrel, mouse, or bird? 🧐

Photos from Interstate All Battery Center's post 04/06/2023

Happy Car Care Month! 💚

Photos from Skay Automotive Service's post 03/28/2023

Ever feel like your insides are on the outside?

One technician is working on an engine repair and to do that, had to remove the insides!


Be careful out there today ❄️

Photos from Skay Automotive Service's post 03/06/2023

Last week, some of our staff had the opportunity to attend the VISION HiTech Training & Expo in Kansas City. It is such a great event and we look forward to it each year!

Some training sessions included: Diagnostic 101, Vehicle Communication Systems, Advanced Braking Systems, Hand-on Labs, and many, many more. 03/03/2023

Spring is fast approaching and while most people are determined to clean their house, don’t forget about your car! 🌷🌧️


Please help us welcome our newest ASE Master Technician, Ryan Miller! We are excited to have you on our team!


Take advantage of the nice weather and wash away the salt/sand! ☀️

There’s a good chance you’ll have to wait in a line so maybe pack some snacks… and patience 😅

Today and Monday will be great days to get a car wash with temperatures in the mid to upper 40s. - Hannah


Thank you T.C. Bonez BBQ & Catering for stopping at the shop yesterday and feeding our hungry staff! It was delicious!


Can you guess what one of our technicians is working on? Staying organized is key.


Do you ever wonder what could be hiding in your car?

“The strangest thing I’ve ever found in a car was a 3 foot snake!” - Brian Skay, Owner

Other popular things:

🐿️ - Squirrels

🥜 - Nuts

🐁 - Mice

🪺 - Birds/Bird Nests

When is it too cold to wash your car during winter? 01/13/2023

Car washes in the Winter? Absolutely ✔️

What can a Winter car wash do for you?

🚗 Prevents rust and long-term damage

🚗 Improves visibility

🚗 Keeps tires in good shape

IMPORTANT - The ideal temperature for washing your car is at or above freezing (32 degrees).

When is it too cold to wash your car during winter? Washing your car during winter can be challenging. Here are some tips that can help keep your car clean.


Skay Automotive will be closed Monday, January 2, 2023 in observance of New Year’s Day.

To all our customers: Every year comes with its challenges and wins, and you’ve been with us every step of the way. Thank you for choosing us! We are grateful for your business and we wish everyone a Happy New Year!


Due to inclement weather conditions and for the safety of our staff, we have elected to close the shop Thursday and Friday.

We will also be closed Monday, December 26 in observance of Christmas.

Drive safe this holiday weekend and Merry Christmas! 12/19/2022

There is potential for a major snowstorm at the end of the week which can be upsetting for those with holiday travel plans. Make sure you are prepared and have an emergency car kit ready!

❄️ Is your gas tank full?
❄️ Blanket, gloves, coat or boots?
❄️ Do you know how to jump start a car?
❄️ Water or non-perishable food?

Safe travels everyone!

Photos from Skay Automotive Service's post 12/15/2022

Check out what our technician discovered while investigating a noise coming from a blower motor!

That’s NUTS! 🌰🐿️


Looking for that last minute gift or a possible stocking stuffer? Look no further!

Stop by Skay Automotive and purchase a gift certificate anytime!


It’s a white out this morning but not your typical white out for December ❄️

💡 Make your vehicle visible to others both ahead of you and behind you by using your low-beam headlights since this means your taillights will also be on.

Drive safe!


Be sure to check out the Fancy Deer and all of the other lights with family and friends this year 🎄We had a great time learning more about this great cause and look forward to sponsoring it again next year!

You won't want to veer when you see our "Fancy Deer" in the enchanted forest at 2022! Thank you to these Fancy Deer sponsors! Jet Air, Skay Automotive Service, and Shelman, Rindels, & Associates, we are THANKFUL for you!


Skay Automotive will be closed tomorrow, November 24th and Friday, November 25th.

We hope you enjoy this time with family and friends, and have a Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃


Be careful out there this morning!

❄️ Give yourself extra time to get to your destination

❄️ Allow extra space between cars

❄️ Slow down and brake early


⚙️ Don’t forget to grab a mini magnet calendar and/or keychain the next time you stop in!


To all those who have served, and those who continue to serve… Happy Veterans Day! Thank you for serving our country. 🇺🇸


No trick, all treat!
Skay Automotive will be closing at 3:00pm today, October 31st.

🎃Happy Halloween 🎃


Tomorrow is National Cat Day and the purrfect way to celebrate all cats is to remember how to keep them safe during the colder months ahead.

Cats are known to be attracted to the warmth of car engines when seeking out shelter when it’s cold. If you park outside, on the street, or even have easily accessible garage, cats will find a way to escape the cold.

🐈 The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) recommends sprinkling cayenne pepper around your car. It could take a few days to start working, but it’s proven to work.

🐈‍⬛ You can also try a commercial spray call Nature’s Mace Cat Repellent. Just like cayenne pepper, this can be sprayed around to keep cats away.

🐈 A simple check under the hood and between the tires and wheel wells is helpful before starting your car.

🐈‍⬛ If you discover a cat in your car and they are trapped, please call your local police or fire department to help.


“Can’t you just pull the code and tell me why my check engine light is on?”

We get asked this question a lot when it comes to diagnostic work and usually the answer is no. It’s take time to properly diagnose a vehicle and the picture below is a great example. Diagnostic tools provide direction and guidance to where the problem actually lies.

We are however equipped with the right tools to diagnose and fix it right the first time.

How To Check Dipstick & Engine Oil - EASY 10/14/2022

Did you know that as a vehicle owner, it is your responsibility to regularly check your oil levels?

Most vehicles alert drivers when it time for an oil change but the issue isn’t the oil, it’s running low or out of oil. Engines that run on low or out of oil can cause catastrophic damage resulting in pricy repairs.

Here is a great video explaining how to check your oil levels. As always, if you are unsure or need help, we are here for you!

How To Check Dipstick & Engine Oil - EASY Step by step process of how to check your dipstick and monitor the engine oil in your car to keep the oil level optimal and your engine running pristine! Als...


Happy National Name Your Car Day 🚙

Comment below and tell us what you named your car!

Brian Skay named his 1970 Chevy Monte Carlo, Monte.

A study done in 2018, found that “53% of American drivers who name their cars give them a name that starts with the letter ”B”. Of those who name their cars, 70% are men and ‘Baby’ was the number one name.”

Here are a few other top names:

🚙 Beast

🚗 Bertha

🚙 Peral

🚗 Christine


The dreaded low tire pressure light! Nothing like getting in your car in the morning to go to work and seeing the low tire pressure light come on 😬.

Chances are there may nothing wrong with your tires because it’s common to see this dreaded light with large swings in temperatures between day and night.

If you have concerns that it is not temperature related, give us a call and we’d be happy to check your tires!

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1936 Boyrum Street
Iowa City, IA

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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