The Plains Tire & Auto, The Plains's Best Auto Repair Services
The Plains Tire & Auto has provided The Plains and the surrounding area with five-star auto repair since 2013. We provide reliable, high quality auto repair services to our customers at affordable prices. Call today to schedule an appointment at 540-253-5251 or come by the shop at 4229 Bragg St in The Plains, VA.
Convenient and Quick
Your time is important! That's why our goal is to perform maintenance services and any needed repairs as quickly as we can. Most truck or car maintenance services can be performed within minutes or hours. Repairs can often be completed on the same day. Whether it's a complex repair or an easy one, our mechanics will get it done quickly and get you back on the road. We are also conveniently located near The Plains, VA. Call today to schedule an appointment at 540-253-5251.
How Much Will It Cost?
Communication is important, which is why we emphasize providing you with a straight-forward estimate before beginning any repairs. We will continue that communication all along the way. You can always 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 want to know what your goals are for your vehicle so that we can help you meet them. We stand behind all of our work with a guarantee you can take to the bank.
We Will Take Care of You and Your Vehicle
It's our mission to provide the The Plains area and its communities with reliable, affordable automotive maintenance and repair services. You will not find the same level of professionalism and service that our auto mechanics provide anywhere else around town! Our highly trained auto maintenance and repair specialists will provide the best service in The Plains on your vehicle.
Call today to schedule an appointment at 540-253-5251 or email us.
Discover What We Do!
4x4 Services, Alignment, Brakes, Car & Truck Care, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, General Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Import Cars & Trucks, Inspections, Miscellaneous Services, Quick Lube Services Tires, Towing, Transmission Services and Undercar Services
Areas We Serve
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.
What Our Customers Are Saying
My car died on the interstate a few miles away, and my car was towed here at 4PM on a Friday. They we so fantastic and helpful. They got me right in and got me the information I needed to make decisions quickly. They bent over backwards to ensure I was taken care of. Such great friendly people, and as terrible as it is having car trouble, I am thankful that Brandon and the Plains Auto team were the ones who were able to assist me.
I was stuck 3 hours from home with a flat tire and a stripped lug nut. They got the lug nut off and put my spare on for me very quickly and had me back on the road in minutes!!! Roadside repair couldn't even help me but these guys did!
Best in the area.
Very nice people with rapid service. Highly recommend
Very friendly. Didn't have to wait long.
We are in between living in Alexandria and Boyce and got stranded on 66 near Marshall. Friends who live in Marshall recommended Plains Tire & Auto and said to ask for Brandon or Bill, "good honest guys". Great customer service! Let us know what was going on and got the job done in quicker time and for less money than they quoted!