Freddie's Domestic & Import Auto Service Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!
Automotive repair and maintenance facilities have been declared an essential operation during the COVID-19 outbreak. As such, we will remain open and be here to serve you. Please know that our first concern is the safety of our employees and customers. During this time, we will take additional precautions in servicing your vehicle. These measures may include using a seat cover, steering wheel cover, and wiping down door and shift handles. We will also ensure sick employees stay home. We may close our waiting room. Please call ahead for the most current information, but know that we are here to serve you and keep your vehicle running during these difficult times. Thank you for being a Freddie's Domestic & Import Auto Service customer.
Since 2003, Freddie's Domestic & Import Auto Service has provided motorists in the Poway, CA 92064 area with comprehensive auto repair services that include 4x4 Services, Alignment, Brakes, Car & Truck Care, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Electric and Hybrid Vehicle , Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, General Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Import Cars & Trucks, Miscellaneous Services, Transmission Services and Undercar Services. 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 Freddie's Domestic & Import Auto Service with your car, truck, or van. To learn more about the services we offer, please contact us by phone at 858-748-3284 or send us an email. We also invite you to learn more about our dedication to you, our valued customer.
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.
By far the best auto shop around! I know that I'm getting a good fair deal here. Been going here since my parents moved to poway, about 27 years of consistent service and honest advice. I love Freddie's Auto shop because they treat their customer like family and they are ALWAYS honest and fair on pricing. I can never go anywhere else because of how good they do it at Freddie's. This is a place you can trust and that goes far in this industry. Thank you Mike and Freddie for the amazing service over the years! You guys are the best!
The customer service here is amazing! I came in to have my car checked for a multiple of reasons & requested to have my oil change regardless of the outcome of what needed to be done to it. These guys really look out for their customers best interest. Felt like I was hearing from a relative/good friend on what I should do with my car. I greatly appreciated their honest feedback & customer service! I will definitely be recommending this shop to my friends & family.
Very happy with the quality of service I got with Freddie and the guys at his shop. I recently had to bring in my Mercedes C55 last minute to get the motor and transmission mounts replaced after I suddenly started getting a lot of vibration at stoplights. Freddie was able to get my car in the next day and have the whole thing done by the end of the day (and motor mounts and transmission mounts are a very laborious job). I do a lot of my own car maintenance, and I can tell that these guys do a very thorough job. Freddie is a really friendly and polite guy and is completely upfront and honest with you with exactly what your car needs and always gives you a call before any post-diagnostic work is done. As a car guy, I also know the importance of using only quality OEM parts, which is what Freddie does. He only orders OEM parts to be used for repairs, which is incredibly important. I highly recommend bringing your car here if you are in need of any maintenance, you are treated very well.
Freddie and Mike are always honest with you about what car needs. I recently had water pump break that had been installed by them 6 months back. But they put it under warranty and installed whole new timing belt kit free of charge. They do quality work here and always look out for your best interests.