Nicknamed “Hartford of the West,” Des Moines is the state’s most populous city, the seat of Polk County, and the capital of Iowa. Des Moines covers nearly 89 square miles of land along the Des Moines River, home to around 217,000 residents.
The community was founded in 1843 and incorporated in 1851 as Fort Des Moines. The city today is well regarded as a top choice for business, being a major center of the insurance industry while holding an important place in U.S. presidential politics. A growing number of nationally recognized events also take place here. Altogether, Des Moines serves largely as a cultural center for the state with its several history museums and performing arts groups. Popular attractions include the Iowa State Capitol building, the State of Iowa Historical Museum, and the Iowa State Fair held every August.
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 Des Moines 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.