Have an after hours question? We'll get right back to you!
Store HoursToday: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm Closed Now
Store Hours

Sun: Closed

Mon: 08:00am - 05:30pm

Tue: 08:00am - 05:30pm

Wed: 08:00am - 05:30pm

Thu: 08:00am - 05:30pm

Fri: 08:00am - 05:30pm

Sat: Closed

Today: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm Closed Now

97% of customers
would refer us to friends

4.94       254 reviews

4.94 stars - based on 254 reviews

What comes to mind when your mechanic mentions certain automotive service items that should be performed on your car? For clarification, the term “automotive service” generally refers to the recommended preventative maintenance items listed in your vehicle's owner's manual that are intended to keep your vehicle in tip-top operating condition. For example, tires should be rotated and the oil should be changed at certain mileage intervals. However, when your mechanic refers to “automotive repair,” it means that some type of work is needed to fix an unexpected problem, such as replacing shocks, the muffler, or even rebuilding the transmission. So just remember the difference between the words “service” and “repair.”

Most automotive service items are fairly standard across the board in the automotive industry so that any independent auto shop is able to handle any automotive service or repair, whichever is needed. And typically, these independent shops are less expensive than dealerships for the same work. They should also have access to the manufacturer's latest technical service bulletins on how to fix common problems if there are any recalls, or what kind of maintenance is recommended for your particular model of vehicle.

For your future reference, Federal law ensures that automotive service or repairs can be performed at any auto shop without affecting your warranty coverage. So you don't have to go to the dealer where you bought the vehicle unless you just want to in the event your vehicle is included in a recall for a potential problem.

As an added note, if you are purchasing an extended warranty on a new or used vehicle, be sure to check its terms so that you understand who is required to perform certain automotive service or repairs.

Looking for quality automotive repair? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Phil’s Service today for more information about recommended automotive service items and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in the community of Killeen, TX, and surrounding area.

If you want to receive the best automotive repair possible, it is good to know the difference between recommended automotive service items and repairs.

What comes to mind when your mechanic mentions certain automotive service items that should be performed on your car? For clarification, the term “automotive service” generally refers to the recommended preventative maintenance items listed in your vehicle's owner's manual that are intended to keep your vehicle in tip-top operating condition. For example, tires should be rotated and the oil should be changed at certain mileage intervals. However, when your mechanic refers to “automotive repair,” it means that some type of work is needed to fix an unexpected problem, such as replacing shocks, the muffler, or even rebuilding the transmission. So just remember the difference between the words “service” and “repair.”

Most automotive service items are fairly standard across the board in the automotive industry so that any independent auto shop is able to handle any automotive service or repair, whichever is needed. And typically, these independent shops are less expensive than dealerships for the same work. They should also have access to the manufacturer's latest technical service bulletins on how to fix common problems if there are any recalls, or what kind of maintenance is recommended for your particular model of vehicle.

For your future reference, Federal law ensures that automotive service or repairs can be performed at any auto shop without affecting your warranty coverage. So you don't have to go to the dealer where you bought the vehicle unless you just want to in the event your vehicle is included in a recall for a potential problem.

As an added note, if you are purchasing an extended warranty on a new or used vehicle, be sure to check its terms so that you understand who is required to perform certain automotive service or repairs.

Looking for quality automotive repair? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Phil’s Service today for more information about recommended automotive service items and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in the community of Killeen, TX, and surrounding area.

Ron Phillips
Phil's ServiceAuto Repair Shop in Killeen, TX$$$503 S 2nd St, Killeen, TX 76541254-616-1659service@philsservice.com
Mon:08:00am - 05:30pm
Tue:08:00am - 05:30pm
Wed:08:00am - 05:30pm
Thu:08:00am - 05:30pm
Fri:08:00am - 05:30pm
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed
Facebook Blog Google Instagram Yelp
american express, mastercard, visa, discover, cash, napa easypay, direct debit, voyager network, ari, wex fleet, easypay, voyager, wex
Hours and Info
Get Direction