Autolife, The Best Truck and Car Repair Service in Raleigh
Get top-notch auto repair services today at Autolife. From AC repair to transmission services, our goal is to offer expert auto repairs at an affordable price. We are conveniently located near you in Raleigh. Come by our shop at 2013 New Hope Church Rd Suite B or call today to schedule an appointment at 919-876-4382.
Quick and Trouble-Free
We know your time is money. Most truck or car maintenance services can be completed while you wait. Many repairs such as AC repair, brakes, and transmission repairs will be performed that day. Straight forward or complicated, our mechanics will get your auto repairs done quickly and get you back on the road right away.
Get A Clear Estimate With No Hidden Costs
We will provide you with an easy to understand estimate before beginning any services. Ask us about options to keep auto repair costs low or upgrades to keep your car in top shape. We stand behind all of our work with a guarantee you can count on. Call today to schedule an appointment at 919-876-4382.
Our Mechanics Can Handle It
Our certified mechanics and highly skilled auto repair specialists provide the best in auto repair services for domestic and import automobiles of all makes and models.
See What We Do!
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, Transmission Services and Undercar Services
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.
We have been bringing our cars to AutoLife for over 17 years. They are the kind of shop that when you ask then to look at three things. They will tell you which need to be fixed. Rather than just charge an arm and a leg. When two out of three had no reason to be fixed. One time I had to get my car towed. The tow truck driver spoke very highly of Autolife. I totally trust the guys at Autolife, and I'm very thankful for their service and integrity.
Been w/ Donnie, Matt and the entire AutoLife crew for several years now. My mother and son both also rely on their excellent servicing of our vehicles and we've never had any negative residual affects. Knowledgeable and truly effective in helping you to understand your alternatives with regard to your vehicle.
I have been going to Autolife for my inspections and for tire issues for several years now. These guys are the best and are up front from the start. Thanks guys for the great service!
I'm on a tight household budget and felt like our vehicle required a tune up since it wasn't driving like it use to. I called up Matt and Donnie and they help me prioritize what items to get tuned up with the budget I had. They are a great bunch of guys and I trust them with my vehicles. Very helpful!
Donnie the owner and the guys he has working for him are WONDERFUL! Honestly they are super nice and they are totally honest, not like some auto repair centers. One of the guys is Matt and he does a super job. He's worked on my husband truck, my sons car and my car. We will NEVER go anywhere else to have our cars repaired. Lets put it this way we live in Johnson Co. We all drive to Autolife in Raleigh to have our cars worked on, and yes we drive right by several car repair places. Oh and the waiting room is clean and bright.
These days when it can be so hard finding a mechanic you can trust, I have no hesitation sending friends here. They were great all three times on 3 different issues- being accurate, quick, friendly, honest and reasonable. In fact, what more can you ask. Fresh coffee while you wait? They even have that!