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    General Auto Repair

    945 Sunshine Lane
    Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
    407-682-5755
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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.

who we are

General Auto Repair Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!

Since 1988, General Auto Repair has provided motorists in the Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 area with comprehensive auto repair services that include General Services, Car & Truck Care, Undercar Services, Brakes, Tires, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, Transmission Services, 4x4 Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Miscellaneous Services, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Import Cars & Trucks and Towing. Our goal is to offer the best services available at affordable prices to get you back on the road in no time.

You'll be hard-pressed to find the same level of expertise that our auto mechanic specialists provide! We have years of experience working on both domestic and import vehicles of all makes and models and can work with you to find cost-effective repair and maintenance alternatives.

For a high-performing vehicle, trust General Auto Repair with your car, truck, or van. To learn more about the services we offer, please contact us by phone at 407-682-5755 or send us an email. We also invite you to learn more about our dedication to you, our valued customer.

    General Auto Repair

    945 Sunshine Lane
    Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

    Mon
    Tues
    Wed
    Thur
    Fri
    Sat
    Sun

    8:00AM - 5:30PM
    8:00AM - 5:30PM
    8:00AM - 5:30PM
    8:00AM - 5:30PM
    8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Closed
    Closed

    ASSOCIATIONS

    • ACDelco
    • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
    • Federated Auto Parts
    • IDENTIFIX
    • Mitchell1
    • Car Care Aware

    Testimonials

    • Rich has done a great job on all my vehicles over the last 10 years. Trusted and does honest work.
      -James P.

    • I've brought my truck in a few times, all for different reasons (brakes, cooling system, transmission, and standard maintenance). These guys know what they're doing and they get it done fast! General Auto is the only place I trust for auto repairs.
      -Jeff L.

    • Very practical, great service, great follow through, great prices.
      -Brian

    • General Auto Repair has done outstanding work for me for years. I have brought a number of vehicles there and they always provide great service and a full explanation of what needs to be done and what I can wait on before going to the expense to fix it. They are efficient, timely, cost-effective, trustworthy, and super helpful. I brought my son's 15-year-old Tacoma in before he drove it cross country to ensure everything was working and ready for the trip. They went out of their way to work with my timing, the repairs/maintenance was what I expected, and they were super informative. I had family member's vehicle that had been neglected so I called General and they had the vehicle towed then repaired at a very reasonable rate. They took a difficult situation and handled it for me. I highly recommend them.
      -Leslie C.

    • Very professional and prices are always reasonable. From my first visit, I could tell that they would not be trying to take advantage of me and it shows that they invest in their loyal customers, I take both of my cars to get repairs and oil changes for three years. I have never had one complaint.
      -Caleb

    • Honest advice, fair prices, excellent service is what comes to mind regarding this shop. We have been customers for a couple of years and extremely happy with the work performed on our cars.
      -James S.

    • Let me just say this, finding a good honest mechanic is probably one of the most valuable things to have in life. Rich and the boys at general auto are exactly that. They do fantastic work with the most reasonable honest cost. I live over 35 miles away from the shop and wouldn't think twice driving there to have work done to my car. Do yourself a favor and don't waste any time taking your car anywhere else. I don't ever write reviews but I just had to this time!
      -Ryan

    • Skilled and honest mechanics who give good prices on general repairs and maintenance on my car. I'm easily a customer for life.
      -Jeff T.

    • Had a small problem with my bumper and got recommended to General Auto Repair. Took my car in and they fixed it within 20 minutes. The owner was more than helpful and nice. Definitely will be going back with any problems I have and will recommend to others!
      -Brittany

    • Great service friendly and fast never disappointed.
      -Marie

    • We've always had good service at General Auto. They do a great job diagnosing the problem and performing the repairs. They don't recommend parts that we don't need!
      -Marc

    • Rich and his team are terrific. I highly recommend them!
      -Kent

    • General Auto Repair is very reliable, honest, and knowledgable. I trust their team to take care of all my auto repair needs.
      -Nick

    • I have know Rich V. for many years and consider him to be a very trustworthy person and a good mechanic.
      -Ben

    • Was able to take me on short notice and fixed the issue completely. Thank you!
      -Clair

    • Always excellent work and service!
      -Sue

    • Rich and his team have earned my loyalty and business! I trust him not only to do quality work but to be honest and concerned for my needs.
      -John

    • AC repaired and working better than ever. Very grateful for the honest assessment of problems and pleasant customer service. I will be back next time my vehicle needs service.
      -Linda

    • I have been with Rich for 30 years. He is very aware that I need my truck for my lawn service and will have it back to me asap. Last month I got in my truck at 8 in the morning and it was shaking like crazy. Spur of the moment call, he had it back to me by one. My vehicles are always repaired because he gets in and test drives and makes sure. And he has no problem with bringing it back if I am not satisfied. I only have 4 cars in my family and trust Rich and his mechanics with all of them. Sometimes in life you just have to trust somebody. Your mechanic would be a good person to trust.
      -Ray

    • I have been going to General Auto for about 18 years and have always been treated with respect and honest evaluations. I have both my company vehicles and personal vehicles serviced here because I know that Rich and his crew are fair and honest. It may not always be the cheapest in town but I'll pay more for the quality, honesty and respect I get as a customer before going anywhere else!
      -Robert

    • Always friendly and helpful. No one I trust more with my car.
      -Janette

    • We have always had excellent repair service at General Auto and in a timely and convenient manner. Rich and his staff are professional and courteous. We highly recommend this auto repair shop.
      -Robert

    • My brakes failed and they took me right in and got me back on the road. Rich arranged a rental car and the staff was great.
      -Kirt