CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF SERVICE!
Affordable Automotive Repair, Fredericksburg's Best Auto Repair Services
Since 2000, Affordable Automotive Repair has provided the Fredericksburg area with five-star auto repair. Our goal is to offer top-notch auto repair services available at affordable prices. Call today to schedule an appointment at 540-710-5400 or come by the shop at 4637 Mine Rd.
Convenient and Fast
We know your time is important. That's why we are conveniently located near you in Fredericksburg, VA. Most truck or car maintenance services can be performed while you wait. Many repairs can be completed the same day. Difficult or easy, our mechanics will get your auto repairs done quickly and get you back on the road in a jiffy. Call today to schedule an appointment at 540-710-5400.
How Much Will It Cost?
We will provide you with a straight-forward estimate before beginning any repairs. Ask us about options to keep auto repair cost low or discuss upgrades with one of our mechanics to keep your car running at peak performance. We stand behind all of our work with a guarantee you can take to the bank.
We Can Handle It
We provide the Fredericksburg area with reliable, affordable automotive maintenance and repair services. You'll be hard-pressed to find the same level of professionalism and service that our auto mechanics provide! Our certified technicians and highly trained auto repair specialists provide the best service in Fredericksburg on domestic and import cars and trucks of all types.
Discover What We Do!
Inspections, Courtesy Inspections, Car & Truck Care, Electronic Services, Electrical Services, General Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Engine & Transmission, Miscellaneous Services, and Towing
According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.
The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)
Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.
Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.
Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.
A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.
Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.
Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.
Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.
Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.
Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.
Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.
Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.
Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.
Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.
Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.
Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.
Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.
Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.
Great customer service! This is what I remembered from previous visits in the past to Affordable Auto Repair. They are friendly and courteous. They take the time to explain everything up front and answer all your questions. Matthew handled everything concerning my service from beginning to end. James also followed up to make sure things were right and was a great listener. Just good people to deal with. Oh what did I have done? Had my 2007 Toyota Highlander inspected there today. Inspections are always a necessary pain and I hate it when it comes around. I was there when they opened at 8am and they took my car in right away. I had a couple of items that needed to be fixed to pass which Chris the inspector explained to me and showed me. Matthew, who checked me in, said if I got these fixed, they would slip me back in to verify the fixes, remove the Rejection and replace it with a new inspection sticker. Done deal! Just as they said! I couldn't have asked for more. Thanks Matthew, James, and Chris!
I was referred to Affordable Automotive by a family friend. My check engine light had been coming on in my Expedition. James promptly set my appointment, kept me informed of what was needed and within 24 hours I had my Expedition back in my possession. I highly recommend them! Very honest, affordable and very quick turn around. I will be a returning customer!
In my experience this is the best auto repair shop anywhere in the US. Skilled, friendly, talented, considerate and I could go on. After a highway breakdown, they eased my worries with humor, got right on my unexpected problem, fixed the issue for a reasonable price. and had me on my way in 3 hours. They turned a nightmare into a dream. If you live within 30 miles of this shop you should bring your car to them for any service.
What an amazing experience I had with this repair shop. From the first phone call to my actual experience was beyond what I expected. I had the pleasure of dealing with Jame and Matthew and they both went out of their way to make sure my concerns were addressed. The honesty of this company exceeds the majority of the auto repair establishments that I have encountered in my 27 years of living in this area.
I initially took my car to Affordable Automotive to get a State Inspection years ago. I was so impressed with them, and the way they treated their customers, that I immediately switched to them for everything I needed concerning my car. And over the years, I've come to appreciate them, their honesty, the quality and dependability of their work and of their employees and staff members, more and more. So, Thank You to all at Affordable Automotive and especially to James. I truly do appreciate you all.
I take all my vehicles here. Experienced and very thorough technicians and happy with my end results of service. The staff always makes me feel at home and makes me feel more than just a customer when I stop by for any service. And because of this, I will always recommend people to them. 2 thumbs up from me!!