hours:
Mon - Fri: 6:30 AM - 8:00 PM|Sat: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM|Sun: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Inspection hours:
Mon - Sat: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Customer Reviews

5
Yelp

I recently moved to Alexandria from DC and needed a local auto shop for a simple turn signal repair. I could not have been luckier to find Rick and Mike's shop, Yates Automotive! I often dread these situations because of time, cost , or pressure to fix other issues I've dealt with in the past. This place is the exact opposite of a nightmare auto repair shop. From the phone call to enquire if they could fix my might (they told me to bring it over at my convenience and they would see to it right away), through the efficient and friendly repair, all the way to the helpful recommendations on a separate question, these guys were amazing. Immediate service, no pressure for other repairs, and friendly conversation. The price was incredible too! If there were and exceptional 10 star option on yelp, this place would get it.

5
Yelp

Excellent service! Brought my car in to get a battery replaced at 6:30pm. Thought I'd have to leave it overnight. I was home with a new battery within 30 minutes. And they thanked ME for my patience in having to wait. Thanks for making it such a fast replacement!

5

Kris, Jessica , and Dustin(tech) couldn’t be friendlier and more accommodating. I appreciate their collective experience and look forward to doing business with Yates!

5
Yelp

Took my fully restored 1974 VW in today. They handled her with care! Jeff and Kris were very professional.

5
Yelp

The guys over at Yates are great. They are kind, offer great service and take their time explaining things to you. They always open the door for me and greet me kindly. Make sure that you check in upon arrival because you will receive a 5% coupon for the first check in. I came in for a basic certification test which was $15 but if you fail it, you can come back for another test for just $1. They stay open late and always answer the phone. You are able to leave your car overnight and get it the next day. They give you a free car wash with your service! Inside and out! These guys will always get my service just because of their friendliness, service and work ethic.

5
Yelp

Fit me in toward the end of the day. They clearly value customer service. Excellent job with the work.

5
Yelp

What a great experience at Yates Automotive! I went in to get a vehicle inspection and emissions test. I was expecting to wait over 1 hour. It took less than 1 hour, the manager Kris was very polite and helpful. His staff were all working and keeping busy. The inside of the store and waiting area was nice an clean. I will definitely be back here in the future. I saw the detail package for cars and trucks and would like to get my car detailed. Thank you for a fast, friendly, and great experience! Definitely going to recommended Yates!

5

Where to begin....the car wouldn't start one day a few blocks away, dead battery. Decided to give them a call after a falling out years a go. Nice to know that they still lived up to their neighbord family mantra. Thank you Billy for coming to my aid, I should have replaced the battery then, instead of having to call AAA 3 weeks later.

5
Yelp

I had a low tire pressure light on a Sunday. I called and they were open and able to take me right in. It was a difficult problem to detect, but the technician, Eagan, kept at it until he discovered what was going on. Hard to find, but an easy solution, and he did not charge me for the time he spent.

5
Yelp

For the past two years I have been taking my Jeep to Yates Automotive. I took the truck in for its 120,000 mile maintenance and the service I received was incredible. The front desk team is very friendly and professional, but the best part of my experience was Mike V., the mechanic who worked on my car. I had a long list of services (a dozen) that I needed to have done, from an oil change, transmission flush, replacing the serpentine belt, replacing the tires, a complete detailing, and a bunch of other maintenance items. When I picked up the car, I noted that several services on my repair order had not been done. I was a little miffed. They didn't do the engine flush; replace two transmission filters; and replace the radiator hoses! I spoke with Mike and he told me that because I have always used synthetic oil, it was a waste of time to do an engine flush--the engine is so clean that if we opened it up, it would look like a new engine (an excellent reason to use synthetic oil!). The T-Tech transmission flush equipment they use literally washes the inside of the transmission, it's not just a drain and fill service they provide. The two filters I asked to have removed are metal screens, not filters with some kind of element. Because the T-Tech service does such a thorough good job, those screen were well cleaned. Mike told me that opening a transmission to get to the filters means breaking the gasket, and when the gasket is replaced, it doesn't always seal as well as hoped. If it isn't leaking after 120,000 miles, he highly recommended not touching it. Finally, the radiator hoses I wanted replaced had been replaced when the radiator was replaced several months ago and didn't need to be replaced. I had forgotten! Mike and the team could have charged me for the those services, and I would have been very happy, but not as happy as I was when Mike educated me and saved me a bunch of money. My Jeep is 12 years old, and it gets compliments from everyone on how good it looks and how well maintained it is. I give my enthusiastic thanks to Yates Automotive for saving me money on unnecessary services and keeping my Jeep running so well that I don't have to buy a new one! That is saving me tens of thousands of dollars every year!

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