The city of Ankeny, IA, is a northern suburb of Des Moines located in Polk County, bordered by Interstate 35 with US 69 running through the center. Ankeny covers a land area of more than 29 square miles, home to a population of roughly 65,000 people under the motto, “Bringing It All Together.”
The community was founded in 1875 by John Fletcher Ankeny and his wife, Sarah, on 80 acres they purchased less than a year earlier. The town was formally incorporated in 1903, right around the time coal mining became significant in the region. Many shafts and mines opened near Ankeny, and Enterprise Coal Company utilized Ankeny as a company town. Today, the city is dedicated to public facilities for recreation, athletics and entertainment, with 60 parks covering more than 800 acres, trails totaling some 90 miles, and two sports complexes.
It’s important to service your vehicle regularly, and the best local shop to meet all your needs is Smith Automotive. We’re a family-owned business delivering honest auto repair and maintenance services to Ankeny drivers since 2008. Our ASE-certified technicians at Smith Automotive employ the latest automotive technology and know how to efficiently handle all major and minor tasks. We look forward to seeing you at our shop, conveniently located in nearby Pleasant Hill.