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316 East Taylor DeKalb, IL
(815) 206-8908
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:30pm
 |  Saturday & Sunday Closed



Chevys are well built, and long lived, but it takes quality maintenance and repair to keep them reliable. Motor Works has been providing these services in DeKalb and Northern Illinois since we opened in 1984. The owner of Motor Works, Marty Fay, has a fondness for these cars dating back to his childhood. Please read If Only I Had Kept That One!, at the end of this article.

Special Schools and Special Tools
Top flight Chevy care is no accident. These vehicles are at the cutting edge of the auto industry. Indeed, Consumer Reports rates the new Impala as one of the best cars it has ever tested. Our staff constantly trains to stay current with the brand’s ever changing technology.

A large inventory of special tools, computer scanners, and three ASE Master Certified Specialists constitute another part of our commitment to the Chevrolet brand. Motor Works is determined to be the Dealership Alternative!

From The Smallest Service To The Biggest Repair
We offer everything from light bulbs to transmission overhauls, “check engine lights” to motor replacements. We are comfortable with all the manufacturer’s models and strive to deliver the service you deserve.

Chevrolet owners in DeKalb and Northern Illinois choose Motor Works because of our reputation for excellence, we hope you’ll choose us too.

Schedule Today!
If you would like to bring your Chevy in for repair or service please schedule an appointment online or call us at 815-756-2882 to speak with our friendly staff.

If Only I had Kept That One!
I hear that wistful lament from Chevy owners more than from owners of any other brand. As our customers bring in their modern Chevrolets, they often see grand old cars from their earlier days being restored by our Classic Car Division. In fact, as I write this, we have a 1971 Chevelle SS 454 with Cowl Induction in for carburetor and ignition work.

I frequently listen to fond stories of 57 Bel Airs, 63 Impalas, early Camaros, and SS 396 Chevelles. Less commonly, but with a greater sense of loss, customers tell me about the Corvair, Corvette or Nova that got away. These tales often end with a single expletive deleted which begins with a “D” and sounds like the name of a tall concrete structure built across rivers to produce hydroelectric power.

All these cars were capable of being hot rods but many were daily drivers. These were adored for their comfort, strength, reliability and good looks, (still true today).

My parents 1956 Chevy is one example. This was our only car; a family hauler used for local grocery runs, long trips and everything in between. I have included a couple of still frames of the car from old 8 mm movie stock. Yes, that is yours truly in the trunk of the car, and later waving from the open rear window.

“Dxxx, if only they had kept that one!”
P.S. I still drive my 1990 Chevy 4x4 pickup.