Fred's Mt. Airy Motors Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!
Fred's Mt. Airy Motors has been providing customers in the Philadelphia, PA 19119 area with high-quality automotive maintenance and repair services since 1957. Our experienced mechanics will get your vehicle up and running again, and we'll keep it in top operating condition.
We provide a range of services, including Brakes, Car & Truck Care, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Electronic Services, Engine Maintenance, General Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Import Cars & Trucks, Inspections and Emissions, Miscellaneous Services, Quick Lube Services, Towing and Undercar Services. We're proud of our great mechanics, who have years of experience working on many different types of vehicles. They have the knowledge required to diagnose your problems, and to find affordable solutions to get you back on the road quickly.
To learn more about our services, call us at 215-247-4513 or email us today. We're looking forward to earning your trust as a friendly, honest and reliable alternative for your auto maintenance and repair needs in Philadelphia.
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.
This is a family owned shop with honest, friendly, and reliable mechanics and employees. Their prices are very slightly higher than the local chain auto repair shops, but based on some truly questionable experiences elsewhere, the cost is well worth it. Great for work on both foreign and domestic cars.
Fred's Mount Airy Motors is a very honest shop. The minute our cars were off warranty we went to them and were delighted with the service. They are gems. Many times they have said "you don't need that" and what they do fixed stays fixed.
We've taken our cars to Fred's for as long as we've lived in the area. They do excellent work with routine maintenance as well as more significant repairs, and I always feel I'm being charged a fair price. Also, they're so generous with their time and help if I just want their opinions about something. Hats off to Phil and the whole team.
Came in yesterday to get my new (used), car checked. Phil made me an appointment at 0730 this morning but told me I would need to wait. Got there at 0740 and was out by 0900 after a full checkup, (takes about one hour). Great service.
I started going to Fred's when I moved to Mt Airy in 2006. I switched to the dealership service when my old car died. After many frustrating occurrences with the dealership, I switched back to Fred's, and boy am I glad I did. In my experience, always honest, quick and cheaper than the competition. They have even fixed things for me and not charged me when it turned out to be quick and easy.
I had to get my car inspected when I changed my registration to PA. They scheduled me quickly and at a convenient time. Dropped the car off, and they had it finished within 2 hours. Great customer service and pleasant staff.
Always helpful and honest. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
So great to have a skilled and trustworthy mechanic right in the neighborhood. There's a relaxing waiting room with big windows, great customer service and it's just a short walk to either the Mt. Airy train station or Septa bus #23 if you need to leave your car. Thanks!
Mechanics are very knowledgeable and a very pleasant place to have your car serviced at.
Very knowledgeable staff, great service, competitive rates.