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    Tue 7:30AM - 6:00PM
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PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

Preventative maintenance is the best way to ensure your vehicle stays reliable, and lets you avoid major repairs as well as the expenses that come with them. At Southern Automotive, we provide a complete preventative maintenance program, and carry all the necessary parts and expertise to take care of the little jobs that let you avoid the big ones. Choose from a comprehensive range of the fluids, oils, filters, and belts that your vehicle needs to keep running happily and healthily. Relax while your ride is inspected by our highly-trained technicians, and rest assured that it'll keep running smoothly for miles and miles.

The first part of our preventative maintenance program deals with your vehicle's fluids. Your car needs these fluids to keep running smoothly and prevent overheating. Most of our fluid change services are completed quickly so you can get back on the road in South Boston, VA. Our technicians are happy to monitor and refill your engine oil, automatic transmission fluid, brake fluid, anti-freeze, power steering and wiper fluids. We also perform checks on your radiator to ensure there are no small leaks caused by stones and other road debris.

The next area of our program deals with the filters in your car. Whether filtering oil, fuel, or air, your car's engine and drivetrain rely on pure ingredients free from power-robbing particles. Your vehicle's fuel system, for example, wants only the purest gasoline or diesel. When microscopic particles build up in the system over time they reduce its efficiency and cause issues like decreased gas mileage. The same goes for your engine's air filter. An engine needs a mix of fuel and air to create combustion, and that can't happen if your motor can't breathe. Regularly changing your car's filters will prevent this from occurring. Southern Automotive will make sure all your car's filters are flowing smoothly and clear, as well as the often-overlooked cabin air filter which can make a huge difference in how pleasant a car is to be inside.

Tire balancing is an important area of preventative maintenance where we excel. If your car's tires are out of balance, they could be putting undue strain on components in the suspension, braking, and drivetrain systems, which can cost you greatly further down the road. Ensuring a smooth ride with professionally balanced wheels and tires is a much cheaper, easier, and safer way to make sure your car stays on the road, while ensuring a long life for your tires.

Your car's timing belts are extremely important to examine during the course of preventative maintenance. There are a number of events that need to take place for one full revolution of your car's engine. These belts ensure that they all line up with each other, and occur at exactly the right moment. Should the belts become damaged or break, the events can fall out of sync and happen at the wrong time, which can be seriously detrimental to the health of your engine and your car overall. Southern Automotive ensures that all your car's belts are healthy, and that all of those events keep happening at exactly the right time.

If you want Southern Automotive to make sure that your vehicle is well-equipped to continue transporting you safely for years to come, call us at 434-575-6800, or visit us in South Boston, VA so we can schedule a time to take a look at it!


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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