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Undercar Services: Maintenance & Repair

Working Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM
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Undercar Services: Maintenance & Repair

Rely on Jimmy's Automotive Center in Asheville, NC 28804 to provide quality care for your vehicle's undercarriage. Stop by our shop to see how we can help you or call 828-658-3030 for more information.

To keep your vehicle running at peak performance, we provide undercar services that include:

Alignment
Wheel alignment (or simply alignment) is standard car maintenance that involves adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the manufacturer's specifications. The main purpose is to let the suspension and the steering systems operate at their desired angles - this reduces tire wear. Alignment is a complicated process and not all mechanics get it right. To have experts handle your car's alignment, visit Jimmy's Automotive Center.

Anti-Lock Brakes
Anti-lock brakes prevent wheel lock-up when rapidly decelerating by automatically modulating the brake pressure during an emergency stop. With this system, the wheels are able to maintain traction with the road while braking. Failure of the anti-lock brakes could lead to an increase in the risks of multiple vehicle crashes and run-off road crashes. To avoid this, have your anti-lock brake system checked and repaired by experts. At Jimmy's Automotive Center, we have anti-lock brake experts who will examine and repair your faulty ABS - keeping you safe.

Brakes
A brake is a mechanical device for slowing or stopping a vehicle (usually by means of friction). In short, a brake inhibits your car's motion. It lets you stop the car whenever and wherever you choose. Brakes are one of the most important parts of a motor vehicle. Without them, you would not be able to stop the car. If your vehicle's brakes are having issues, consider having them worked on. Brake experts at Jimmy's Automotive Center can work on your car's brakes to ensure you have a safe drive.

Brake System Flush
Brake fluid is hygroscopic (it absorbs moisture). The absorbed moisture lowers the fluid's boiling point. It also corrodes the lines and cylinders. With the lowered boiling point, the brake fluid could boil during braking which makes you lose braking ability. Although this is an extreme scenario, it does happen in heavy braking. To reduce the effects of the absorbed moisture, auto manufacturers recommend that you have a brake flush done periodically. A brake system flush involves the replacement of used and contaminated fluid with fresh fluid. With Jimmy's Automotive Center's quick lube services, you will have a brake system flush performed by brake experts. Call 828-658-3030 or visit Jimmy's Automotive Center today.

Chassis
A chassis is the car's internal framework that supports the body and other parts like the wheels, engine, transmission, driveshaft, differential, and suspension. A weak or damaged chassis will translate to a weak car. To have a strong and properly working vehicle, have your car's chassis checked for defects. At Jimmy's Automotive Center, there are experienced undercar service providers who can work on your chassis.

Differentials
The differential transfers the engine power to the wheels. One important function of the differential is to pass on power to the wheels while allowing them to rotate at different speeds - thus the name differential. When turning, the outer wheels travel a larger distance than the inner wheels do (also the front wheels travel a longer distance than the rear wheels). This means that all four wheels travel at different speeds during a turn and this is where the differential comes in to help. To make sure your vehicle's differentials are working properly, have them checked regularly. Contact Jimmy's Automotive Center today for differentials examination and servicing.

Differential Flush
The differential is a car part that compensates for the difference in travel distance between the inner wheels and outer wheels when the vehicle is turning. Due to the differential's position in most non-four-wheel-drive (FWD) vehicles (located at the rear and under the car), it does not get any of the star treatment the engine gets. The one thing that every car owner needs to know is that failure of the differential will mean failure of the car. To save the differential from failure, you need to have differential fluid changed every 30,000 to 50,000 miles. Changing the oil on the differential is as important as changing the car's engine oil. Although checking and changing differential oil is pretty easy, you need to visit an auto shop to get a comprehensive differential flush. For differential flush services, visit or call Jimmy's Automotive Center in Asheville, NC 28804 today.

Exhaust
In a motor vehicle, an exhaust system is a piping used to guide exhaust fumes away from the engine - usually to the rear of the vehicle. A properly functioning exhaust system not only sounds better, it is better - for you, your car, and the environment. Jimmy's Automotive Center has expert technicians to service your car's exhaust system.

Custom Exhaust
A motor vehicle exhaust system is piping used to guide exhaust gasses away from the engine to the outdoors. Although the exhaust system's main purpose is to guide exhaust gases from the engine to the outdoors, it can be modified to increase engine power, reduce pollution, and reduce noise. To achieve this, you need to invest in a custom-made exhaust system.

At Jimmy's Automotive Center in Asheville, NC 28804, we can create a custom-made stainless steel exhaust for your vehicle. We specialize in custom performance exhaust systems, stainless steel mufflers, mufflers, exhaust kits, racing mufflers, and exhaust accessories for a huge and diverse range of vehicles: customized cars, standard road cars, classic cars, kit cars, 4x4's, imports, and racecars.

Driveline
A driveline is a part of your motor vehicle that connects the engine and the transmission to the wheel axles. The driveline consists of the parts of the powertrain less the engine and transmission. Failure of the driveline means that the car would not move since energy cannot be transmitted from the engine to the wheel axles. Therefore, make sure that your car's driveline is regularly inspected and serviced. And, at Jimmy's Automotive Center, you can have the driveline serviced by experts.

Tires
As tires get older, they lose traction and deteriorate from the inside out, increasing the likelihood of a tire bursting. This can cause a rapid loss of control of your vehicle. To have a better performing vehicle, you need to make sure the tires are in good condition. For all your tire needs, contact Jimmy's Automotive Center today.

Shocks
Shocks (or shock absorbers) are mechanical devices designed to smooth out rough roads. The devices do this by converting kinetic energy to another form of energy. Properly working shocks reduce the effect of traveling over rough ground, leading to improved ride quality and vehicle handling. When shocks develop problems, driving on poorly leveled roads becomes unpleasant, and your vehicle may sway when turning. To have your vehicle's shocks diagnosed and repaired, visit Jimmy's Automotive Center today.

Struts
Much like a shock absorber (shocks), your car's struts provide a dampening effect as you travel over a road's surface. By absorbing the shock of the road, struts allow passengers to ride in a car without constant and uncomfortable motion. Struts work a bit differently than shocks in that they provide structural support for your car's suspension. This means that struts support your car's weight, unlike shocks which only regulate the speed at which the weight is transferred. Struts usually last around 50,000 or 60,000 miles. This is simply because the damping characteristics of the parts gradually deteriorate over time. Call Jimmy's Automotive Center at 828-658-3030 if you have questions about the struts on your car. Our expert technicians will diagnose any problems and help you make an informed decision about repairs.

What People Say About Us


  • -Bud S.

    A first class operation in all respects. They go out of their way to be helpful in providing needed information. The quality of their work has always been 4-5 stars.


  • -Cheri T.

    I love Jimmy's - they are trustworthy & will even lend a car when your's is gonna take overnight. Any major work on my car is done by them.


  • -Forrest A.

    Very professional. Worked with me to get my car up and running on my budget.


  • -Chris P.

    These guys are the best, honest and trustworthy, a must for a service business.


  • -Miriam F.

    TJ and Jimmy's Automotive are fantastic! TJ is always very helpful when I take our 12 year old van in for service. On my last visit he went above and beyond and I am extremely grateful. Thank you, TJ, and go SC State Bulldogs!


  • -Erin O.

    I continue to be blown away by the service, prices, and positive demeanor of the employees at Jimmy's. This is the first time I have EVER written a review about anything and its because I feel obligated to write about quality like this. Mom & Pop shops and common human courtesy are a thing of the past in Corporate America, so experiences like I continue to have at Jimmy's are very refreshing to me! Go see for yourself! You won't be disappointed.


  • -Lynn C.

    My husband and I have been customers of Jimmy's Automotive since we moved to Weaverville. They run a well oiled business (pun intended). They are so professional. They treat me as a woman with respect and never look down on me for all my crazy questions! They have even helped us with printing off invoices for our taxes!! TJ is amazing! You should take all your auto troubles to Jimmy's!!


  • -Lisa G.

    Our family has been coming to Jimmy's for years. We have three vehicles and have taken them all to Jimmy's for maintenance and repairs. TJ and Brian are so helpful & friendly. They go out of their way to accommodate! We have had some major repairs done over the years but when these guys are done the problem is fixed-they really know what they are doing! I highly recommend the mechanics at Jimmy's.


  • -Wanda G.

    ...Waiting room is CLEAN; internet service is available, so I could check email and facebook while I waited and Brian was very friendly and helpful as I checked out. I am so GLAD and RELIEVED to have them near by for help and service!


  • -Teri N.

    Having recently moved to NC, and having had the most wonderful mechanic for over the past 20 years in my old hometown, my husband and I wanted to find a garage we could trust. We seem to have found it at Jimmy's! They are AAA approved and came with lots of recommendations from others we have met. We have had to take two of our cars there for repairs within the last couple weeks, and we found TJ to be very friendly and helpful. Before any work was done, he explained the cars' issues and what the cost would entail (which was also very reasonable). He talked with us as if we were long time customers, and with a respect that indicated he appreciated our business. Both of our cars turned out to be emergency situations, and Jimmy's was able to fit us in and get the work done asap. Wonderful garage! Highly recommended!


  • -Julianne A.

    I love this shop because they are honest. I had engine mounts replaced a bit over a year ago and the car was starting to shake again. They told me the warranty had expired for the mounts, but that mounts should last longer than a year and they picked up the cost of parts and labor to put 3 new ones in. I know nothing about cars and I didn't ask them to pay for it. They offered because they take pride in their work, want to do right by people, and have a business model based on providing exceptional, honorable service. They have been keeping my 2005 Mazda 3 road worthy for three years now and I couldn't be happier.


  • -JD G.

    ...Great service, professional in every sense yet very personable. When I came in for the service, I mentioned I was starving and hadn't eaten breakfast and I was told about a local diner. They didn't have to tell me, but they genuinely care about their customers. Give them the opportunity to earn your trust and your business. You won't regret it!


  • -Carolyn S.

    In the 15 years that Jimmy has serviced my cars, I have had not one complaint. They are always honest as to what is needed and discuss the cost before they do any extensive repairs. I really appreciate their professionalism. I recommend them highly!!!


  • -Dennis M.

    Got inspected in no time, without an appointment. Great shop.


  • -Anonymous

    I've taken a few vehicles here for alignment. Done correctly and on time.


  • -George Z.

    Brian & T.J. answered all my questions and where helpful in explaining what needed to be done on my Saturn. Both T.J. and Brian now and in the past explained what need to be done. I have confidence in your technicians to resolve problems with my car. We have confidence in your auto center to repair put us back on the road with a safe car for our family. From beginning to end thank you for your quality service.


  • -Brad F.

    I moved here from Southeastern PA almost three years ago. A neighbor recommended Jimmy's to me when I need a car inspection. Best advice I have gotten since moving here. Very easy to work with, honest and good service too.


  • -George K.

    It was found that I needed more work. I was given a ride home and picked up later that day.


  • -Happy Camper

    We have been very satisfied with the service and care Jimmy's has given us. We have been going to them for about three years and have had two cars serviced consistently over that time. We appreciate that they only do the work that is necessary. They have provided loaner cars for us as needed too.


  • -Dan C.

    I have been going to Jimmy's for the last four years. I am always very satisfied with the professional work and their customer service is exceptional.


  • -Bryan Y.

    Very friendly and fast service. I highly recommend them if you need auto repair in Asheville


  • -Jim S.

    I'm a new loyal customer - Best auto repair experience since moving to Asheville 8 years ago. My 2004 GMC Envoy needed new A/C compressor assembly. Expensive item, but I trusted Brian's knowledge and "no pressure" style explaining my options. In fact, I found the entire staff to be professional, friendly and proud of their excellent reputation - Keep up the good work, guys!


  • -Toni

    Nice people and efficient service. I had expensive repairs, but they made it as painless as possible. I was unable to get estimates from other shops, so I don't know if their prices are comparable to other shops or not. But they took the stress out of my experience and that is valuable. The loaner car was a tremendous help. I wasn't inconvenienced while waiting for repairs. They only did repairs I authorized but did give me a list of repairs I may need later.


  • -Bud S.

    A first class operation in all respects. They go out of their way to be helpful in providing needed information. The quality of their work has always been 4-5 stars.

Call us for service: 828-658-3030

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