The Plains Tire & Auto Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!
The Plains Tire & Auto is the automotive expert in The Plains, VA 20198. Since,
2013 we've provided the The Plains area with reliable, affordable automotive
maintenance and repair services including 4x4 Services,
Car & Truck Care,
Domestic Cars & Trucks,
Engine & Transmission,
Heating and Cooling Services,
Import Cars & Trucks,
Quick Lube Services
Transmission Services and
We have experience servicing all makes and models of domestic and import vehicles, and we're honored to keep vehicles throughout the The Plains 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 The Plains Tire & Auto today at 540-253-5251! 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.
Great customer service! The people who work at The Plains Tire & Auto are very friendly & professional! The work is done in timely manner & the rates are lower than a lot of other places I’ve gone to before. I definitely recommend The Plains Tire & Auto to anyone who wants an honest, friendly & reasonable auto place.
Great dependable service, friendly staff
I was very impressed with the friendliness, quick service, cleanliness, and price. I highly recommend The Plains Tire & Auto. They have my loyalty!
Quick service and staff was nice and helpful.
Great service. Friendly and accommodating staff. Clean, pleasant waiting room. Highly recommend this service station. They helped me tremendously in a semi-emergency situation.
Our Ford truck started shaking on 66 and I was lucky to find The Plains Service Center. Even though they were busy with other vehicles, they were able to squeeze us in figure out our problem. They searched for the part, but is just wasn’t available. They kindly helped me figure out a plan and we called a tow truck and they let us wait in their clean and pleasant waiting room. This was late on a Friday afternoon and the manager Brandon stayed an hour past closing time to make sure I was OK. I would happily give them our business anytime.
Brandon is the man! My family and I were on a road trip from the DC area and we started having some tire trouble, THANK GOD we found The Plains Service center! Brandon came out, knew right away it was a broken belt on our tire and that he didn't have a replacement for us... instead of sending us away on an unsafe tire, he called around, had one brought over and installed it for us so we could get back in our way. These guys really did save our family vacation! They were so kind and hospitable while we waited. I only wish we lived closer so I could bring my car here for all our needs. You definitely can't beat the price!
Fast, fair prices, and no nonsense
These days it's hard to find a place that doesn't rip you off. The Plains Service Center has been my go-to for mine and my significant other's vehicles for the past year and a half, and we plan to be life-long customers. They are wonderful, honest people who work hard and never make me feel like I was cheated.
Amazing customer service and honest people who have your best interest in mind.
A fantastic garage that does good work for fair prices
The customer service is efficient, rates are affordable, awesome character. Highly recommended
Very happy with my service as always!
In my 36 years on this planet, they have been the most pleasant and knowledgable mechanics I've ever encountered. Quick and very thorough, but also incredible customer service.
Everyone was very friendly!! I definitely will be back!
Brandon was awesome again...we appreciate your work.
Pleasant experience every time.
Great experience. The prices and service were outstanding.
Brandon always does an excellent job for me.
Very good customer communication!! Obvious effort to establish The Plains Service Center as best service available with top mechanics and suppliers!
I have been doing business with The Plains Service Center for years. They have worked on a variety of our cars and trucks. Consistently, we have received excellent service at a fair price.
Very knowledgeable, accommodating and caring group! They've become my new service center for my Lexus! I highly recommend this service center!
You guys are wonderful to work with - you do great work on our vehicles and you are very friendly and helpful! I'm a big fan!
I could not have been treated more fairly or more professionally in an emergency situation. Thank you!
Excellent service. Brandon keeps you informed about the status of your car and explains what is being done. Utmost courtesy and professionalism.
Great! Definitely will be coming back! Thanks!
Love this place.
It was time for an oil change and safety inspection. All was done in the prompt, efficient and courteous manner I've come to expect from the Plains team.
Customer service is excellent, and they make you feel very secure having them work on your car. Free loaner car was an added bonus.
Brandon is the best, keep up the great work guys!
You are just great to work with. Fair and honest evaluation and pricing. Very professional, and friendly as well. Thanks for taking the stress out of my truck repairs.
Great experience and will be back with another car. Everyone so nice and helpful. Thanks.
I came in as a new customer with no appointment to fix a flat tire. The staff fit me in and had my vehicle back to me in a very reasonable amount of time. The garage is clean and comfortable. So happy with the service that I plan to have all my work done there. Thanks!
Fabulous service as usual. Got the text message reminder. Dropped my car off for an oil change and check and Brandon's pop gave me a lift to the office. Ready by day end at a reasonable price. I believe in The Plains Service Center.
When businesses are busy that is a very good sign. The Plains Service Center was very busy the minute they opened their doors. Brandon did a fantastic job at providing every customer great customer service. Brandon was very informative, personable, and welcoming.
We love TPSC! They are always super helpful, friendly and get the job done quickly. We'll be coming back for sure.
I am extremely satisfied with all the service that I receive when taking my car down for any problems that I have. It is also very convenient for me living so close. All the servicemen that I have dealt with were very professional.
Great service, friendly staff! I bring all my vehicles here.
Top notch customer service across the board, above and beyond. Thank you.
Excellent service and great work always done well. These guys are the best! We are lucky to have them in The Plains!!
Fast and friendly service. Thanks Brandon!!
Friendly, knowledgeable, efficient, and very professional.
Thanks for your advice very helpful
Thank you very much, you guys are awesome!!
This was the opposite of most experiences dealing with car service. They were courteous, accomplished the work on time and didn't leave mud and grease in my car. I scheduled to have them do some routine work and when I arrived, I also asked if there was anything they could do about the dull headlights (11 year old Prius). They replaced the headlight bulbs - and only charged for the bulbs - no labor charge! Then they buffed/polished the yellowed plastic housing for the lights and what a difference. Great job!!
I was very pleased with the work and the professional way we were treated. It is very nice to have you located near us to have work done on our car and truck instead of having to travel to get the job completed.
These guys rock!!!
You can do no better than Brandon and his crew at The Plains Service Center. I came in needing major repairs, and Brandon went out of his way to get me the best deal possible. Honest, trustworthy and highly competent. I won't be going anywhere else but here in the future.
I had my camper tires replaced and serviced, and they did a super job. Service price was reasonable as well.
Very courteous service.
Overall the work done was excellent.
Service is always top notch. My car required a hard to find part, and the guys went above and beyond to find one.
The service was informed, professional and honest. First experience. I'll be back.
Great place. Very friendly and efficient.
The Plains Service Center is always very friendly, accommodating to our needs and do excellent work. They take the time to explain any issues and are honest and reliable.
The owner and the people working there are very polite and efficient, and they have one thing that is hard to come by these days, CUSTOMER SERVICE! Highly recommend them and will certainly use them again.
Always professional service.
Great staff and excellent service.
Personal, friendly, and quality service at a reasonable price. I recommend them, without reservation, to anyone that owns an automobile.
I drive two hours to get there, but I know they do excellent work, and I can trust them very much.
Prompt courteous service.
Excellent service and advice. No nonsense, everything you need, nothing you don't. It's hard to find a shop these days with people as pleasant to work with as this.
TPSC always exceeds your expectations in providing outstanding customer care.
The guys at the Plains always take care of me and my vehicle - I've been going there for nearly 5 years.
I was really pleased how I was treated. I will be back in the future for other services! Thank you all so very much!!!!
Excellent service, friendly staff, quality work and done on time. Highly Reccomended!
This was my first time going to The Plains Service Center, and this will definitely be my go to place for service on my vehicles. The staff was friendly and helpful, waiting room was large and clean, and the service was quick.
Great place. Friendly, fair and efficient.
The Plains Service Center is awesome! They try to accommodate your schedule and they do a great job!
I have visited here several times for service. On each occasion I have been more than pleased with the courtesy, know-how and professionalism of the staff. I will continue to use The Plains Service Center. Thank you for the opportunity to share my experience.
The Plains Service Center team was great!! I was greeted as soon as I walked in the door by smiling, friendly people. Their hospitality was nice. The work done on my vehicle was excellent and price was very comparable. Thank you!!
Excellent customer service and auto knowledge along with a loaner car. I would not go anywhere else after using The Plains Service Center.
Excellent as usual. Friendly, courteous staff and prompt service.
Quick, comfortable, freindly, knowledgable, honest opinions when asked, nice dogs.
Thank you Jim, Brandon and the team for once again fixing my Jeep! You all at The Plains Service Center always do a great job taking care of my family's vehicles. I don't look forward to seeing you anytime soon though. It's a bit of a drive for me to get to you guys, but I always leave with the confidence of a job done well. That makes it worthwhile.
This visit was only for routine maintenance and bulb replacements, but still got superior customer service. They NEVER try to sell me something I don't want or need, even when they could. It's the little extras like this that keep me coming back.
Everyone is so pleasant to deal with, and they go out of their way to provide excellent service that works for your schedule!
Work was completed in a timely manner and all personnel was courteous and helpful.
They are the best. Very helpful in every way
Very professional service. Went in for an oil change, and was most pleasantly surprised that it included an air/fuel filter check, tires, fluids - especially since both the air and fuel filter badly needed replacing, and the tires needed air. Thank you all!!
Great garage. Quick service for state inspection. Friendly staff, always helpful. Thanks.
Excellent service as always.
Perfectly delightful! You all are wonderful to work with. I feel that I'm getting honest service at reasonable prices. Brandon is a terrific addition in that he explains the situation very well and is very informative to talk with.
The staff was very professional. My girlfriend had nothing but good things to say. Thank you very much for all your help! I will definitely be coming back in the future. Jim was very professional and understanding as well. Thank you!
My 2004 Volvo suddenly needed a new axle and related parts. It was an expense, but I know that The Plains is reasonable in their pricing. Brandon was very helpful in giving me a loaner car since the job required more time. Thankfully, I was able to go to work and pick up my car the next morning. It was such a relief to be driving my good old Volvo and feel assured that it is safe.
Truck was ready 1 hour earlier than promised.
I had a screw in my tire and needed to get to work. They fit me in, patched the tire and got me on my way. The service was great.
Very professional and saved me some money compared to my previous service center.
I had an excellent experience at The Plains Service Center. Brandon is a true gentleman, and he gave me all of the necessary information and called me with the quote prior to doing the work. He even offered me a ride home if I needed it! I will definitely be back for my next service.
This is THE place to get your car/truck repaired in area. The people who run this place are talented, honest, and overall very solid people. They have a nice and clean waiting area with coffee, drinks, and sometimes cookies. They won't start fixing your car and ordering parts without speaking with you and informing you of the costs. Definitely get reservations so you can get your car serviced quickly, they are popular and have a lot of business. I can't recommend this place enough.
Fantastic. Where have The Plains Service Center and Brandon been all my driving life?! I am thrilled to find a knowledgeable, common sense, and well-priced station. I was knew to the area but Brandon treated me like I had been a customer for years. Save me with a new/used vehicle I purchased and in a couple of visits probably saved me from future thousands (at no cost to me). We will only take our vehicles to The Plains. Recommend others in the area do the same.
Helped me out when I came in for a quick fix. Was in and out in 15 minutes. No charge. Nicest and most helpful team around!
It was great! Place is very clean and service fantastic.
Prompt, accurate and reasonable.
Excellent, prompt service. Had 2 tires replaced & a state inspection.
They are honest, reliable and fair. Cars breaking down is part of life. Brandon and Steven and staff make it as easy as possible. Prices are reasonable. Communication is excellent. These folks are our go to mechanics.
GREAT SERVICE AND EXPERIENCE!
Great service shop, fair and friendly. My new mechanics from now on.
They are politely effective at all times, helpful kind and at a fair price.
Have been using The Plains Service Center for many years now. It was up until the current management a decent, honest place to have have your car serviced. Since Mike Ball and others have taken over the operations, it has upped its game. It is now easily one of the most expert and eager to please service centers in the area. Everyone from the mechanics on the line to management is courteous and seem sincerely interested in you and your issues. Tire rotations are free when you purchase an oil change... that's right, free...no charge,who else does that for their customers?! They stock most routine parts for the major manufactures which means not having to wait an afternoon or morning before picking your car up. For what was a one or two hour job. Try them...you won't be disappointed.
Service was completed timely and on budget. The front desk is quick to answer call and keep customers updated on status. Overall, strongly recommended.
So helpful, do the work in a timely fashion, polite, nice and give options on repair.
The Plains Service Center is always there to take care of our vehicles. I appreciate the email reminders when the vehicles should be inspected and what to expect in the near future.
Unbelievable level of personalized customer service rare in this day and age. Brandon and his staff go above and beyond to provide the best service, and an outstanding value, combined with detailed and exacting communication during the entire service process. Highly recommended.