Working Hours
  • Mon 7:30AM - 6:00PM
    Tue 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Wed 7:30AM - 6:00PM
    Thu 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Fri 7:30AM - 6:00PM
    Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed
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Signs That Your Car Needs A Mechanic

Southern Automotive Is Here To Help You in South Boston, VA!!!


Is my car broken?

Sometimes it's hard to know when your car just needs a break and when it needs a mechanic. By being proactive when you notice something amiss, you may save yourself a lot of money and trouble by getting it diagnosed early! Our technicians are here to assist you in diagnosing potential vehicle malfunctions.

Do you have good sense? We bet you do! Use your SENSES to determine whether you should bring your car by for one of our professionals to inspect.

Do you FEEL anything out of the ordinary?
Some experiences that customers who have needed an automobile mechanic have in common are:

  • Front-End Shimmy
  • Steering Wheel Shake
  • Unusual Vibration

Do you HEAR anything different or unique?
Some common sounds that warrant a visit to your mechanic are:

  • Clunk or Clunking
  • Noise When Turning
  • Clacking
  • Clicking
  • Chickachicka
  • Squeak or Squeaking
  • Leaking Air Sound

Do you SEE anything new or questionable?
Some common problems you might see are:

  • Unusual lights
  • Leaking
  • Flickering

Do you SMELL anything funny?
Some common smells that mean your car may need a repair shop are:
  • Gas
  • Oil
  • Burning

Stop by Southern Automotive located at 1000 Wilborn Ave South Boston, VA 24592 or call 434-575-6800 to talk to one of our friendly and professional technicians.


What Our Customers Are Saying

Excellent service - amazing prices. These guys are top notch!!


-John P.

I called to get an oil change and it was cheaper than a local competitor that I had gone to, and they even inflated my tires that were a little low! I appreciate their great customer service!!


-Kirsten M.

Had my old Mercedes to 3 other shops to get the brakes working and they could not find the problem. Southern had to order parts but had me stopping the next day at a reasonable cost for that car. I need to get back for a tune up.


-Tom G.

I went on my lunch break today for an oil change. I'm a first time customer and I will go back. Friendly service as soon as i walked thru the door. Also price was great. I didn't have to wait long. Kudos to this business!


-Kim G.

An honest reasonable mechanic is hard to find, but I found it here at Southern Automotive. They work on German cars too which is great! Prices are fair, the work time is prompt, am so glad I took my vehicles here to be worked on, THANKS guys!


-Lois O.

Went there yesterday to have my car checked over and to get my tires rotated the staff was knowledgeable and very helpful prices are reasonable and they were able to get me in quickly I would strongly recommend southern automotive to anyone great service


-Wanda F.

Took my car today to repair front bumper which was about to fall off. They fixed it...can't even tell it was broken. Only took about 45 minutes. I also didn't have an appointment and they immediately repaired it. Staff is very friendly...I highly recommend them.


-Gail F.

Only place around that I trust to work on my car!! Everyone is always extremely nice and willing to do whatever they can to help you!


-Brittany M.

Great service in a timely manner, and for a reasonable price.


-Allen G.

Great customer service, excellent mechanics that back up their work! Wouldn't take our vehicles anywhere else!


-Mitzi G.

Tony is a great guy to work with on your auto problems!


-Donald G.

Master L1 ASE certified technician, and very honest to do business with. Great service department!!


-Bruce M.

Thank you Tony and staff for fixing my van in record time and at a reasonable price. I highly recommend Southern Automotive!


-Ellen P.

I am an out of state traveler on assignment that broke down here in South Boston. I was referred to this place by more than one person. I was so greatful that I met someone that wouldn't take advantage of me. I am a woman and I am from another state. It could have been worse. Scott and the rest of the staff was great.thank you so much for being so helpful and kind. I will never forget this. I highly recommend this company.


-Danielle P.

Got an appointment fast, clear explanation of problem with my car. Fast service. Customer lounge was comfortable.


-Mary M.

They fixed my car fast. I called and they let me come in within hours when nobody else would for days. They were friendly and the price was very reasonable.


-Jessica D.

Great customer service and great work


-Tina M.

Awesome people and very knowledgeable.


-Jimmy M.
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  • Call Us For Service: 434-575-6800