CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF SERVICE!
Affordable Automotive Repair Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!
Affordable Automotive Repair is the automotive expert in Fredericksburg, VA 22408. Since,
2000 we've provided the Fredericksburg area with reliable, affordable automotive
maintenance and repair services including 4x4 Services, Alignment, Brakes, Car & Truck Care, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Electric and Hybrid Vehicle , Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, General Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Heavy Duty Repair, Import Cars & Trucks, Inspections and Emissions, Miscellaneous Services, Quick Lube Services, Tires, Towing, Transmission Services and Undercar Services.
We have experience servicing all makes and models of domestic and import vehicles, and we're honored to keep vehicles throughout the Fredericksburg area reliable and well-maintained. Our skillful mechanics will take great care of your vehicle too, quickly diagnosing any problems and offering cost-effective solutions to get you back on the road.
Call Affordable Automotive Repair today at 540-710-5400! You can also send us an email. Either way, we're looking forward to providing you with reliable automotive service!
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.
Let me start by saying James was a pleasure to work with and that there wasn't a time where I was uniformed or out of the loop. I took my car in for an AC repair and it ended up being that the AC compressor had failed, which means I had the pleasure of replacing the entire AC system. I believe it took a day to get the parts and finished it the day the received the parts. The AC ended up not cooling as it should due to a faulty part, which was no fault of their own. I did have to end up taking the vehicle back for another appointment, but was provided a loaner vehicle to keep from having to UBER. Additionally, they took care of the problem for no additional charge, which I definitely appreciated. Hopefully, I never need any more repair services, but If I do, I'll take it to Affordable Automotive Repair where they have already demonstrated to me that they are both fair and honest.
Thanks for for the awesome service Brian and Carlos!! Highly recommended this place for any type of mechanic or diagnosing Problems.
Great customer service and reasonable prices....will use them for my VW repairs....
My time spent at affordable automotive was the most excellent experience I ever encountered. Their rates are far more superior with more affordability compared to all the other mechanics in the Fredericksburg area. I will definitely come back next year for my car service.
We have used the place several times for a couple of our cars. They are always friendly and do an amazing job. Prices are great too!
We decided to take our vehicle to Affordable Automotive Repair. My faith in the existence of competent vehicle repair has been restored. We highly recommend this repair facility to anyone, especially military service members. The owner and staff are committed to providing excellence in service and are quality repair focused. Our jeep diesel was competently repaired with no trailing issues. As a matter of fact its pickup/handling performance has improved dramatically.
I have gotten wonderful service at Affordable Automotive. Everyone I have dealt with there was courteous, helpful, and professional. I would recommend them.
Great shop, great mangement, and knowledgeable technicians. I've been using this shop for a while now and have always been treated well by the entire staff. They have good rates and their mechanics actually know what they are doing. I will continue to use Affordable Auto for our families vehicle repair needs.
I have been going to Affordable Automotive Repair since I moved here from MCB Camp Pendleton in 2009. By far, this is one of the most fair and honest automobile repair shops that I have ever had the pleasure of being associated with. I won't take my vehicles anywhere else, and I would definitely recommend checking these guys out!
I dropped a company vehicle off because of an abs and traction control light came on. I was scared to drive the ford hybrid any further. The guys at there shop had it fixed and back on the road before I got off work and it has been great ever since.
They did a wonderful job and took time to explain in detail about what needed to be done to my truck. I highly recommend them!