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Austin's Tire and Auto, Wilmington'S BEST AUTO REPAIR SERVICES

Since 1978, Austin's Tire and Auto has provided the Wilmington area with five-star auto repair. Our goal is to offer top-notch auto repair services available at affordable prices. Call today to schedule an appointment at 910-793-5333 or come by the shop at 6401 Carolina Beach Rd.

Convenient and Fast

We know your time is important. That's why we are conveniently located near you in Wilmington, NC. Most truck or car maintenance services can be performed while you wait. Many repairs can be completed the same day. Difficult or easy, our mechanics will get your auto repairs done quickly and get you back on the road in a jiffy. Call today to schedule an appointment at 910-793-5333.

How Much Will It Cost?

We will provide you with a straight-forward estimate before beginning any repairs. 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 stand behind all of our work with a guarantee you can take to the bank.

We Can Handle It

We provide the Wilmington area with reliable, affordable automotive maintenance and repair services. You'll be hard-pressed to find the same level of professionalism and service that our auto mechanics provide! Our certified technicians and highly trained auto repair specialists provide the best service in Wilmington on domestic and import cars and trucks of all types.

Call today to schedule an appointment at 910-793-5333 or email us.

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4x4 Services, Alignment, Batteries, Brakes, Car & Truck Care, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, Expired Warranty Care, General Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Import Cars & Trucks, Inspections and Emissions, Miscellaneous Services, Quick Lube Services, Tires, Towing, Transmission Services and Undercar Services

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    Vehicle Tips

    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

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    Great, friendly service. My car needed service. I called, and they squeezed me in within the hour. Nice to have a service station you can call and have reliable work done.
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    These guys are the best! Our a/c went out. 95 degrees, black car, black leather interior, an oven on wheels. Had to get it fixed, had it looked at by several shops. They all wanted at least $1000 to do the work. Austin's did the work for FAR less and even deducted the cost of the original visit to find the problem. Brought it in at 8am and picked it up the same day. So happy with their work, and highly recommend them to anyone with car issues. You can count on honest and quality. Can say enough good things about the guys.
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    Here on vacation from Ohio and started having car problems. Took it to Ronnie, he checked everything out and made the necessary repairs for a more than fair price. I kind of expected to be treated like a tourist but it was more like going to my regular mechanic at home. Thank you Ronnie!
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    I took my husband's car to get inspected. Wonderful business. Very friendly. And speedy with the inspection. Extremely satisfied. Highly recommend.
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    Great customer service, quick & easy service.
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    Always get the job done.
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