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, Courtesy Inspections, 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, 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.
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!!
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.