Auto Maintenance in Roanoke, Salem, & Cloverdale, VA

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Blue Ridge Truck & Auto is proud to offer a full range of car maintenance services to vehicle owners located in the greater Roanoke area. Visit one of our shops in Roanoke, Salem, or Cloverdale today!

Regular car maintenance is recommended for any vehicle to ensure that no problem goes undetected. It helps your vehicle run smoothly and efficiently and, in most cases, saves customers a lot of money. While a poorly running vehicle may not show any signs of malfunction, it tends to guzzle more gas and use up parts faster than a fine tuned one.

Oil Changes

Do you remember the last time you took your vehicle in for an oil change? If you don’t, it may mean bad news. Professional mechanics agree that the oil in your vehicle should be changed every 3,000 miles to help ensure your car is running smoothly, cleanly, and to help avoid potentially costly repairs on damage that can be caused by dirty oil and clogged oil filters.

A lot of vehicle owners in the Roanoke area think that they can save a lot of money by attempting to take care of their own oil change without seeking the help of an experienced and qualified mechanic. What garages like Blue Ridge Truck & Auto can do that you can’t is test your oil to determine whether or not it needs to be changed, counsel you on the best type of oil to use in your vehicle and for your unique needs, check your oil filter and make sure that your oil change is performed properly to ensure lasting benefits and that your money is well spent.

The most common complication of infrequent oil changes is damaged caused by the accumulation of dust, metal fragments and other contaminants. As your oil ages, external pollutants can make their way in and the resulting contamination can lead to a lower gas mileage and, eventually, to your engine failing. One of Blue Ridge Truck & Auto’s qualified mechanics will also be able to let you know whether your air filter needs to be replaced when you take your vehicle in for an oil change. While a new and clean oil filter is the best way to keep your oil clean and your engine healthy, an old, clogged and dirty air filter will serve to do the exact opposite. It will contribute to the further contamination of your engine and will only serve to make matters worse.

If you own a vehicle and are located in the greater Roanoke area, Blue Ridge Truck & Auto is the garage choice for expert, quick and efficient oil change services. We’ll be happy to look at your air filter at the same time, and we will get your vehicle ready for another 3,000 miles in no time!

Lube Jobs

A lube job refers to the greasing and lubricating of key moving parts of your vehicle, including those vital to your suspension, drive train and those found in the engine bay. In most vehicles, you should have a lube job performed by a certified mechanic every 3,000 to 4,000 miles. This seemingly annoying, painstaking task can be performed in a relatively short time by an experienced, knowledgeable mechanic in any good garage, even if the job is not full service.

At a minimum, this task should be performed at least annually or semi-annually. Weather changes can greatly affect your vehicles performance, and ultimately its duration of life, particularly if you live or work in an area that experiences extreme weather changes or extremely hot or cold conditions.

Even newer vehicles with sealed bearings, automobiles that supposedly do not need lube jobs, should be checked by a mechanic from time to time to make sure that the bearings are still sealed. If you`re not sure whether or not you need a lube job, you should have a mechanic take a look at your car just in case, especially if you hear rattling or chirping noises. Ignoring the issue could cause serious damage to the moving parts of your suspension, drive train or engine bay.

So make an appointment as soon as you can to bring your vehicle in for a simple oil change or a lube job, as preventative maintenance is important to the performance and health of your vehicle. You won`t be sorry you took the time and effort to undergo such a simple experience.



Tune ups aren`t just good for your vehicle and practical, they save you money and they even help clean up the environment. With the high cost of oil and gas in today`s world, it actually pays to keep your car in tune. Gas prices won`t be going down any time soon, but a tune-up can help you keep fuel costs in check, not to mention, it will help extend the life of any vehicle.

Tune ups make sure that the fuel combustion system in your vehicle is working properly so that fuel is not getting burned or wasted. At worst, you should have a tune-up performed by a certified mechanic every few years or so, but if you notice that your gas mileage is getting worse by say 5 - 10%, it`s definitely time to take your vehicle to the garage for a tune-up. An out of tune vehicle can also exhibit problems while running. It can stall, lurch, or simply run poorly. If you experience any of these types of problems, it`s time for a tune-up.

If you need a tune-up in the Roanoke, Salem, & Vinton areas, bring your vehicle into Blue Ridge Truck & Auto and our expert technicians and master mechanics will have your vehicle running smoothly and efficiently in no time at all.

During our full-service tune-up we:

  • Install New Spark Plugs
  • Check and Adjust Speed Adjustment
  • Replace Faulty Spark Plug Wires
  • Check and Adjust Throttle Linkage
  • Check Distributor (Cap & Rotor Button if Applicable)

We also give your vehicle a complete point by point inspection and put your vehicle on the diagnostic machine to make sure your computer and engine are in great working order.

Transmission Maintenance

Your transmission is extremely important to your vehicle, be it a front-wheel, rear-wheel, four-wheel, or all-wheel drive. If the transmission isn`t working properly, you put it simply, your vehicle won`t be going very far if it moves at all. That`s why transmission repair, maintenance, and even the dreaded transmission replacement are so important. They must be handled by a trusted, certified mechanic who understands the transmission in your vehicle.

Even if you simply need transmission fluid checked or if your vehicle needs its transmission fluid flushed and filled, we`re glad to take a look. We offer fast, friendly service, and have a reputation second to none. Your vehicle's transmission is too important to mess around with. Whether it`s time for simple transmission maintenance or you are in need of serious repairs, make an appointment today.

We guarantee you`ll be more than happy with our service, and we`ll have your transmission in great working order as quickly as possible. At Blue Ridge Truck & Auto we pride ourselves on our pricing, our expert workmanship, our honesty and our open lines of communication. We look forward to hearing from you and to having the opportunity to check & service your transmission. We know how important your vehicle is, and how important the transmission is to your vehicle.


Air Conditioning

We`ve all been there. It`s one of the hottest days of the year. As hot and stifling as it is outside when you open your car door, it`s even hotter inside. That`s always when the AC unit in the car seems to fail. Suddenly you`re stuck in traffic and the heat is unbearable. The fan doesn`t help, the kids are whining and agitated by the heat. All you want is some ice cold air to pump out of your vent!

The AC unit is a delicate piece of machinery. It can mean more than simple comfort. It can affect your health in extreme heat. Routine maintenance and AC repair are important to the lifespan of your AC unit. Whether you`re dealing with a faulty condenser, a computer issue or your AC unit simply needs a charge, it`s much better to stay on top of your AC`s performance before it`s too late, the heat is sweltering, and you`re out of cold air.

The AC in your car, just like every other important component that makes your vehicle run properly, requires routine maintenance, and in extreme cases, may require repair or maintenance. At Blue Ridge Truck & Auto we can help make sure that your AC functions properly when you need it most. By checking hoses, vents, and filters, we can maintain your AC. We can make sure the unit is fully charged before the dead of summer is upon you and you most need your AC.

Our skilled, certified mechanics will check and fix any problems that they find with your AC before it becomes a serious issue at the absolute wrong time. If you do have a more serious problem, if your AC is failing and in need of repair or if you need the compressor completely replaced, we can take care of that too. We offer prompt, affordable service.

Whatever your AC needs, be it simple maintenance or a complete replacement, we can help. Don`t wait until it`s too late and the sun and heat are beating down upon you.

Radiator Maintenance

There`s nothing worse than seeing steam pouring out of your hood, feeling the compression die in your vehicle as the temperature gauge pushes red, threatening the engine and very life of your car, truck or SUV. If the radiator has blown, let`s face it, you have some serious problems. You can only stop and add water so many times, crawling along a few miles at a time, until the radiator core is destroyed and your engine blows.

If you need emergency radiator repair, routine radiator maintenance, or a complete radiator replacement, we can help. We have many years of experience in Roanoke helping thousands of troubled motorists just like yourself. We do it all, from topping off fluids and checking your system, to belt replacement and radiator core replacements.

Of course, it`s best to stay on top of your vehicle`s maintenance to avoid emergencies, but emergencies aren`t always avoidable. Aside from excellent, affordable emergency radiator service, we will gladly check and maintain your entire cooling system. We recommend coolant system maintenance twice a year, before each winter and summer, when temperatures are most extreme.

If you need a tow and an emergency repair, we`re a simple phone call away, but if you want our expert staff to check your vehicle`s coolant system or to implement a comprehensive maintenance plan, please call and make an appointment as soon as possible.

We`ll start by checking your radiator, topping off fluids, and making sure that your entire cooling system is in perfect working order so hopefully you can avoid any troublesome emergencies.

We check and replace:

  • Belts
  • Hoses
  • Radiator Cores
  • Overflow Tanks
  • Water Pumps
  • Clamps

Vehicle Inspections

You put your safety, the safety of family and friends and the safety of others at risk when you operate an unsafe vehicle on the road. A comprehensive vehicle inspection can make sure that your vehicle is road-ready and safe.

We’ll also give your vehicle a complete point by point inspection and put your vehicle on the diagnostic machine to make sure your computer and engine are in great working order.

A complete vehicle inspection includes a safety inspection of all important components in regards to vehicle safety, including:

  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Brake System<
  • Tires
  • Safety Equipment
  • Mirrors & Headlights
  • Gauges
  • Bumpers and Body Work
  • Seat Belts and Passenger Safety
  • Exhaust
  • Emissions
  • The Fuel System
  • Tail Lights, Blinkers, and Brake Lights

Blue Ridge Truck & Auto will gladly offer pricing information on any of these Roanoke Garage services. We also offer repair and maintenance packages for your convenience, and our prices and level of workmanship can not be beaten in the Roanoke area so contact us today!