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University Tire & Auto Center Incorporated

140 New House Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22911

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Hours of Operation

Mon - Fri:7:00am to 7:00pm
Sat:7:00am to 4:00pm

Message from the Shop

Welcome to University Tire & Auto Center-your one-stop, on-the-spot auto service headquarters for a complete line of quality tires and auto services. For years, we have provided the Charlottesville area with the latest products and unprecedented service for everything we sell. And for years, our customers have been coming back. Visit our online catalog for the tires you need, or stop in and see us.

Auto Makes We Service

Acura Audi BMW
Buick Cadillac Chevrolet
Chrysler Dodge Ford
GMC Geo Honda
Hummer Hyundai Infiniti
Isuzu Jaguar Jeep
Kia Land Rover Lexus
Lincoln Mazda Mercedes-Benz
Mercury Mini Mitsubishi
Nissan Oldsmobile Plymouth
Pontiac Porsche Saab
Saturn Scion Subaru
Suzuki Toyota Volkswagen

Quality Affiliations


AC/Heating Alignment Check Engine Light Diagnosis
Hybrid/Electric Mobile Repair Muffler & Exhaust Oil Change & Lube
Scheduled Maintenance Service & Repair Timing Belts Tire Sales/Repair
Transmission Repair Upholstery Windshield/Glass


AAA Member Discount Car Delivery Car Pickup/Dropoff Car Wash
Child Friendly Coffee Early Bird Dropoff Extended/Evening Hours
Financing Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection Gas/Diesel Heated Waiting Room
Loaner Car Open Saturday Parts/Accessories Se Habla Espanol
Senior Discount Service Guarantee Shopping Nearby Shuttle
Store Towing Warranty Accepted Wireless Internet

Customer Reviews (1 review)

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University Tire & Auto Center Incorporated
April 23, 2010

I do not trust this dealer because they recommend unnecessary repairs. Here are the details. We took our 1985 Volvo to this shop for a state inspection in April 2010. In April 2009 the car had passed inspection at another auto shop where we had taken our cars for 20 years. In the time of one year, this car had been driven less than 1000 miles, yet within one year, University Tire recommended over $2100 in repairs to pass state inspection. For a second opinion we took this car to a Volvo dealer in Charlottesville who found only $527 in needed repairs (mostly to replace brake hoses). University Tire (at Pantops in Charlottesville) missed obvious items like new windshield wiper blades and a headlight out of adjustment, but they required new brake pads, rotors, calipers, and brake hoses (only hoses were needed), shocks, master cylinder and other items. This in spite of the fact that the brakes had 50% wear left on the front brakes and 90% wear remaining on the rear brake pads. But because the owner said it was "a 25-year old car" that was the reasoning for replacing much of the braking system when it was obvious that much of the braking system (except for the hoses) were fine according to two other repair shops. I feel that I was treated very unfairly, that this dealer was just trying to make money, and had intentionally recommended repairs that were not necessary. I will never take a car here or to any University Tire center.

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