Matt L.

Hello Bob, it was great talking to you today. We’d like to submit the following testimonial for the All-Guard and Midwest Car Exchange websites.
All-Guard Auto Alarms and Midwest Car Exchange have been generous supporters of the Illinois Spina Bifida Association for more than 25 years, providing a valuable partnership in our mission to improve the quality of life of children, adults, and families living with Spina Bifida. Thank you for all that you do.

Perry C.

03 Passat

07 F150

98 Ford Explorer

97 Chevy S10


Thanks for the great service today on the VW.


I normally don’t write reviews or give feedback, but must give credit when due. Can’t say enough about Bob and his team at All-Guard. Bob is a guy that really pours his heart and soul into his mom and pop auto business. Working 12-16 hour days, Bob has been in the store every time I came in for service. He has always took the time to personally explain exactly what they did to our vehicles, how it works and make sure we were satisfied. These guys really do care about there customers and work hard to get stuff right. I have taken 5 of our vehicles to him and every time I’ve experience great service. He stands behind his products and installation. I did have one radio malfunction and without question Bob replaced it with a brand new unit the same day. I tell friends and family that this is the only place to go for sound systems and remote starters, period! Bob and his guys make stuff work. Bob has always been upfront and honest with me. If he thinks that a particular product your interested isn’t right or recommend for your vehicle, he will tell you straight up. Everything we’ve had done by them has always been exceptional and flawless work. Our cars were always returned cleaned and in order, couldn’t even tell anyone had even been the car. I would recommend Bob and his guys at All-Guard.

Mr Dee-Carlos U.

I take the time to write you this communication to express my appreciate for commitment in standing behind “your” products and services and workmanship. I was really moved on the morning of February 16, 2012 at approximately 9:50am give or take a few minutes. On the morning of February 16, I came to All Guard Auto Alarms because my alarm control lock inside of my car was sticking. My alarm key was difficult to pull out of the alarm control unit/module after engaging and turning on the alarm syste.m. I had “no” appointment for February 16 and you did not turn me away! I just drove in to All Guard after dropping off a friend at Midway Airport.

I have a Pontiac 1994 Grand Prix, Red. Back in 1995 I had a “key” controlled auto alarm system installed in my car by All Guard Auto Alarms. You did a great job in your installation. I am, and was “then: and “still” is now completely satisfied with your workmanship. Few times in the past you have performed periodic adjustments/repairs to my alarm system more times than not without charge. Now that to me “is” standing behind your product, standing behind your services, and standing behind your workmanship. When I purchase a “new” car I will not hesitate to come back to All Guard Auto Alarms to have an alarm system installed in my new car by All Guard. To continue on February 16 you squired/spared a few sprays of WD-40 in to the “key” hole which made my alarm key go in and out of the alarm unit’s keyhole more freely and better. Occasionally the alarm key does hesitate coming out of the alarm unit’s keyhole, so I may have to return for a few “more” sprays of WD-40. I don’t want to squirt/spray the keyhole with WD-40 myself because I may spray too much into the keyhole. So I’ll just let the professionals do it. You are more and better prepared and experience to spray the correct amount into the alarm control keyhole than I am. I thanked you then and I say “thank you” again! Sincerely.

Marlene C.

Just a note to say thank you for driving me back to work on Thursday 1/27, while my car was being worked on. Even though you had so much on your mind you took the time to help me out. Thanks again for your help. PS I love my electric start!!!!

Noah T.

Hey, I just wanted to let you all know that I had picked up my car earlier today and it looks great. You all did a fantastic job. I would also like to thank you, Bob, for going out of your way to ensure the safety of my vehicles. That was very honorable and I truly appreciate it. In addition to the window tinting, you all fixed the issue with the proximity sensor falsely triggering, which I’m happy about. My only problem now is that the sensor does not trigger at all, I can stand with my body against the driver’s window of my car for awhile and the system will not trigger. I probably should have mentioned that sooner, but I would like the system to trigger when it detects a field of disturbance within 2-3 feet of the car. I’ve appreciated you all being patient with me to get the issues with my system resolved, as “I assume that my vehicle has been more troublesome than others. I plan on making another appointment in the coming weeks to hopefully get this resolved, finally. I hope to see you all soon.

Fred B.

I just wanted to say thanks and how much I appreciate how much you have all done for me. From working late at night to get the job done, to cleaning out my pepsi bottles(Sorry Chris!) You have all been so friendly, honest and fair to me and that speaks volumes to a person who places those values first. I can’t my life has been the greatest since my brain tumor, but it’s people like you all who brighten my, and other peoples day by the 100% you give to ensure peoples happiness. Even thought I live an hour away, you guys (and gal) will always be the first place I go for anything I need in the future. It’s great to know there are still companies run on integrity and friendliness. Thank you so much for all you do!

Joan G.

Hi Chris & Bob, I wanted to take time to let you know how happy I am with the alarm/entry system and Bluetooth radio you installed for me last month. I have had time to play with all the radio features and am very pleased with how it works seamlessly with my iPhone. Knowing that I can use the phone handsfree is a safety feature that allows me to speak while driving. I also have access to my many playlists and streaming radio apps. The new alarm system makes my happy since I don’t have to fiddle with keys to get into my car particulary since the weather continues to be as miserable as it has been. One click and the doors open and the lights come on. I will happily recommend your company to any friends and family who are looking for either replacement systems or the chance to add these features to their vehicles. Thanks again for your friendly service, follow up instruction and great products. Sincerely yours.


Bob, Thank you for your insight and suggestions when we last talked. I’ve also taken out an add in auto trader & Auto trader classics that should post by the end of the day. I really appreciate how much you both care before, during & After the sale. Your sincerity is very noticed & appreciated. Thank you & blessings.

Fred S.

Thank you for the terrific service on my old Sienna. I walked in and Christ treated me like I was the only customer (I wasn’t.) It’s obvious that professionalism is a top priority at All Guard. Sincerely, Fred S.

Will B.

Hello, This past winter I was having problems with my car battery and viper alarm system. I brought my car in and everyone in the store was very helpful. After you figured out the problem with my system and battery, I decided to purchase the Viper Smart Start module and it was installed later that week. I was very happy with the service and professionalism of your store. Whenver I hear someone talking about and alarm or remote start system, I tell them about the great service at All Guard. My friend has a 2012 Mercedes C300. She mentioned that she has been shopping around for a remote starter for her car. Are you able to estimate what the cost would be to install a remote start in her car? She did not need anything with too many features. She likes my smart start system but she is concerned that would cost too much. Thank you.

Lee D.

Bob, I wanted to thank you and Christ for the time you put into getting my Honda Accord squared away Monday night. It was after 11pm by the time the issue with my car’s window switch got figured out, which Chris got very creative in troubleshooting. Most places would have just gotten the window up and told me to come back another time, or claimed it wasn’t their responsibility and tried to charge me for the extra work. I love the way the HID kit looks, Dave buttoned it down nicely and kept all the wires out of the way. It looks super professional.

I can’t say enough good things about having a guy like Chris working for you, his customer service & interpersonal skills are the best I’ve gotten in any service industry, ever. I’ve known him for over 5 years, I’m glad I followed him to All-Guard. We’ve become friends over the years, I feel like. He’s lent me his car for this install & the ones a few months ago in my Acura TSX (which by the way is a great system, simple & reliable. Very pleased with it.) Who does that? That way I wasn’t stuck down there all day, I was able to take care of other things while you guys were handling my car.

All your guys do high-quality work for better prices than I’ve ever paid before. Seems like every aftermarket stereo or alarm place I’ve taken my cars to previously have always had issues, work that had to redone, etc. And the interior of my car would come back with scratches, holes in the seats from tools, wires & tape on the floor, yada yada. It was unprofessional and I was never really satisfied. Now I am!

I appreciate that Chris only sells me what he thinks I need & fits my vehicles, not what is the most expensive thing in your shop or that makes the most commission. It’s obviously to me now why you have the foot traffic in there that you do, between word of mouth & the quality of your work & how you stand behind it. My cars go nowhere else form now on, I will certainly pass your name to anyone who’s looking for and aftermarket install. I appreciate everything.

Jen C.

Bob, Thank you so much for the wonderful customer service. As you know, the first stereo you put in my car didn’t work well with my Samsung Galaxy S3. You did all the legwork and research to find the right fit for the features I wanted and for working with both my phone model and my iPod. You made sure I was happy with the result, and I am! I LOVE the new stereo…it’s integrated via Bluetooth with Pandora on my phone, and I can even talk on the integrated phone with the convertible top down up to 40MPH. Awesome! I would recommend working with you to anyone looking to make sure they are happy with the end result!

May M.

Bob, Thank you for your many discounts and explanations.

George & Margaret M.

Bob, Just a small token of our appreciation for taking such good care of us. We are very grateful that you were able to install Martin’s remote starter during a very busy time. We are even more grateful to you and your wife for your kind words and concern for our family during this very difficult time. Every word of every prayer is appreciated. We are blessed to have people like you in our lives. Thank you!

Nick L.

Bob, I came in last Tuesday to have you install a remote starter in my Buick Lucerne. You were so kind and honest when you took my own car keys and showed me that I already had that feature on my key fob. I was impressed and grateful for your sense of integrity. You have a rare character in these times. You can be sure I will send people your way if they need any auto accessories.


Just wanted to thank you and the guys in the shop for helping me customize my truck. The leer cap and bed rug are awesome. I’m also liking the remote start! I forgot to ask when I was there Tuesday about my power fold mirror button. It isn’t illuminated and very difficult to find in the dark. I was wondering if there was a simple, not too much work or tear dash up way to illuminate that button. I will be recommending you guys to all my friends and family.

Paul P. – President of The Goodfellas Car Club

We would like to thank you very much for the alarm system you installed in our club’s 1994 Astro van. We use the van to store and transport our music system and supplies to our charity car shows and cruise nights. We have posted your ad on our website and will pass out your advertising materials at our shows. Also, we will definitely recommend your business to our friends and family. Thanks again.

Ollie G.

Bob, In this day and age it’s difficult to find a person and/or business who treat other people and customers with unadulterated respect and “HONESTY.” I thank you and your staff because you made my Christmas during these difficult times. God bless you and your and may your business prosper in the years to come. Sincerely, Ollie G.

Zach B.

Thank you very much for the installation of my navigation radio. You guys went above and beyond the service I was hoping for. The price was great and worth every penny. And the knowledge of your mechanics was awesome. Again I couldn’t be happier with everything. You fit me in ahead of everywhere else I looked into and also had it finished way before I thought I would get it back. I had the 2010 Silverado with the JVC Nav Radio. Thanks again especially to Bob and Alex. I’ll be going to you from now on and referring you to everyone who needs work. Thanks.

Carolyn L.

This is just a quick note to say “Thank You” for all of the times you have serviced mine and my families vehicles, especially recently. On Monday my dad and I dropped off a Nissan Pick-Up truck that I had been trying to sell for about four months. When we contacted you to see if you could get a spared tire and an air filter at the request of a last minute buyer, without hesitation, you said, “No problem”. I know however Bob that you were the only one working that day and had enough work for 10 guys! I want you to know how very appreciative I am for your kindness. Had it not been for you agreeing to take the truck that day, I probably wouldn’t have been able to sell it. You have always gone out of your way for me and my family. I needed to thank you for that after all of these years. With deep gratitude,

Robert O.

I would like to thank you and all the employees from the front counter to the installers in the back. I have been a customer of All Guard Alarms since the day my father introduced me to you in 1978. I had bought a brand new Buick LeSabre in 1978, my baby had to have the best alarm installed to ensure that the vehicle stayed in the family.

I have had numerous vehicles in my lifetime and All Guard Alarms have been the best business to deal with in regards to them not only doing a professional installation but they make sure they do not leave a mark on the vehicle other than their window sticker LOL. Since the 1978 LeSabre I have had four other vehicles with alarms installed by All Guard with no returns for any problems with the installation and or product you chose to install.

On one occasion I bought a used vehicle for work with about 57,000 miles on it. I did not think I would have the vehicle more than a few years so this was my first vehicle I did not have an alarm installed on. Sure enough it got stolen, my mistake. The police found the vehicle later that evening with four car thieves in it. Thank God they did no harm to anyone other than me.

Well, I learned from my mistake. The next vehicle I purchased went right to All Guard Auto Alarms and had an alarm and a remote starter installed. I will not own another vehicle without either. Recently I had to call All Guard to let them know that the remote starter did not seem to be working even though it was only nine months ago that the system was installed. To no fault of the installation of the system a fuse was blown.

The reason this letter is being written is because when my alarm failed it happened to be during the busiest time that All Guard endures at Christmas time. They were backed up till February with installations but they found time to look at my car and fix it at no charge while I waited. Thank you Bob and Sandy who got me in.

Thank you again.

Sharon K.

Thanks to you I made it to my board of directors meeting without my alarm going off again. I just wanted to say “thank you” for helping me out of a jam even though I didn’t have the system installed at your facility. I will have to have the panic switch fixed but will wait until vacation time. Your professionalism was top rate! Thanks again.

David F. (Supervisor of Consumer Affairs)

Code Alarm would like to thank you for the time you took in helping one of our customers at your store. It is a pleasure knowing we have Authorized Dealers such has you to represent us with such professionalism. In the future when a customer needs to be directed to a dealer in your area, your store will come highly recommended. Once again, thank you for your services.

Marcia C.

Thank you for your professionalism and great job with my car alarm system. I am truly happy with a job well done. I will refer anyone needing an alarm system to your company. Thanks again.

Barry & Mary

Thanks for all you have done for us. You have helped us out time & again. We really appreciate your generosity & hard work. Thanks.

Greg H. (Ex Regional Sales Manager/Maxi-Guard)

I wanted to write to express my appreciation for the quality work you perform. You have installed numerous alarm systems on my personal vehicles, and for other people I have referred to All-Guard. I have never had a bad experience with All-Guard. Being a previous employee of a national car alarm manufacturer, I have seen first-hand installations at over 100 different shops.
Your work is the highest quality I have seen. You will continue to be the only shop I will use for alarms, or refer others to use. Thanks again.

Tara G.

I just want to let you know, how much I appreciate your services and your honesty. I have had service done there many times over the years, and the work has always been wonderful. The last time I was there I lost $50.00, it fell out of my pocket into the back seat of the car, and the installer told Bob to let me know it was there. We need more businesses like yours, with people you can trust. Thank you.

Brian S. Amoco Oil Company

I would like to thank you and your employees for their continued excellent maintenance on the alarm on my Ford Explorer. I have experienced very few problems with the alarm, and when I did experience a problem, your team has provided excellent service by correcting it right-away. I can only say, with the problems that I have faced when going into my Ford dealer for service, the best advice I ever received, from a friend, was to go to All-Guard for my automobile alarm. Keep up the good work and thank you again.

Yvette F.

I would like to thank you for servicing my 1999 Toyota Corolla’s problem with the power locks. The prompt attention and dedication by your staff to correct the problem was phenomenal. Your professionalism and concern for customer satisfaction is impeccable. It is comforting to know that you run an honest and truly customer focused establishment. You have made me a customer for life. Keep up the good work! Thank you.

Stan K.

In doing business with others, I was astounded to note, after all your considerate attention in checking my car’s burglar alarm, you did not bill me. I am deeply grateful, and will, always, refer my friends to you, for their alarm problems. Thanks again! Sincerely,

David T.

Thank you for finding & solving the problem with my car alarm. The mercury switch under the hood was the culprit. I appreciate your patience & living up to your business motto “Make sure all customers are satisfied”. Thanks again.

Greg & Linda G.

Just want to thank you for your help recently with a few problems we had with our Chevy Blazer. We do appreciate you taking time from your busy schedule and solving the problem we had with our CD player as well as checking our alternator and battery. You went above and beyond with the professionalism that was extended to us. Thanks again for your help.

Chuck F.

Thank you for the fast courteous and professional service today. I’m the ex-probation officer with the red Ford Escort station wagon who had the starter kill switch replaced. That you did it for free of charge was totally unexpected but very much appreciated. Needless to say, anyone I know who’s looking to have an alarm system installed on their car, I will recommend you. Thanks Again.