Helmkamp Auto Service, Inc. - Logo
Where Customer Service Comes First
405 W Bethalto Drive, Bethalto, IL 
618-377-6821
 Serving Metro East Area of St. Louis 


Auto Repair

First-Class Auto Repairs

Get Back on the Road Safely With Quality Auto Repairs

Whether the check engine light of your vehicle is on or the brakes are grinding with every press, you can rely on the ASE-certified technicians at Helmkamp Auto for top-notch auto repair services! We can service all makes and models of cars.

Comprehensive Auto Services

  • Engines
  • Transmissions
  • Diagnostics
  • Brakes
  • Electrical systems
  • Drivetrains
  • Scheduled maintenance services
  • Jasper rebuilt engines and transmissions
Our team consists of honest technicians who stand behind their work. All services are backed by a 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty! In business since 1967, Helmkamp Auto is a trusted local resource for all of your auto repair needs! We also have an A+ rating with the BBB.

Our History

Here at Helmkamp Auto, we have more than 175 years of industry experience, serving the Bethalto community. 

Read on to learn why we are the premier truck and RV repair shop, “Where Customer Service Comes First.” 

Our owner and the most seasoned technician, Gene Helmkamp, graduated from SIUC with his Associate’s Degree in Automotive Technology. After serving in the Army Reserves, he also earned his ASE Master Technician and Advanced Technician certifications. In 1967, Gene and his wife, Janet opened the shop where it stands and still operates today.

Helmkamp Auto is a family-owned and owner-operated business that prides itself on giving honest prices for quality work. In recent years, the Helmkamps have trained their sons, Mike and Todd, to assume more responsibility in the business.

Mike Helmkamp has spent years with us, practically growing up in the shop. He swept and sorted parts as a boy, then became ASE certified as a Master Technician. Currently, he is in charge of parts procurement, estimates, and the day-to-day running of the business.

Todd Helmkamp attended Parks College, a part of St. Louis University. He graduated with his associate’s degree and A&P certification. In 1995, he left us to become an instructor with ACDelco. He is back, and now heads up our service department and shares management duties.
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618-377-6821 
Auto repair
"Helmkamp is a great vehicle repair place. They installed a new rear axle and pinion seal for me at about half of what I was quoted at another local repair shop. And they did a fantastic job."

  - Elsie Palmer

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