Waterloo Motors

(540) 699-1808
50 Verified Reviews

7:00am to 5:00pm


317 E Shirley Ave
Warrenton, VA 20186 USA


  • Dan Lowery, Owner
  • Established 1981
  • 6 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 53 Years of Car Repair Experience

Waterloo Motors Reviews


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by - Verified Customer May 22, 2017

Everything was great!

by - Verified Customer May 18, 2017

As usual great work and great service, never had a complaint.

by - Verified Customer May 08, 2017

Always happy with the service. That's why I return time after time. John and everyone are great, informative, efficient, priced reasonably and all are very professional. Thanks!

by - Verified Customer May 07, 2017

First rate service, as always!

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by - Verified Customer April 30, 2017

Always terrific, friendly service!

by - Verified Customer April 30, 2017

I've been taking my vehicles to Waterloo for many years and have always been pleased.

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by - Verified Customer April 06, 2017

Always happy with Waterloo Motors!

by - Verified Customer March 28, 2017

After 40 years of service from Waterloo Motors I can say you will find their repair team consistently goes the extra mile to ensure satisfaction.

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by - Verified Customer March 16, 2017

Very good overall. Been bringing my car to them for several years. Very happy with everything.

by - Verified Customer March 15, 2017

Excellent work, I was just disappointed that the tire mounting cost almost twice a much as tire stores. I had hoped it was due to alignment being included or some other reason, but it was not. It cost me an additional $60-70 to have the tires installed here.

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by - Verified Customer March 09, 2017

Got a state inspection; all A-OK

by - Verified Customer February 26, 2017

Their service experience is second to none. I won't use anyone else and suggest you find out for yourself why I like and trust them so much!

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by - Verified Customer February 26, 2017

I have made usage of Waterloo Motors since 1998 and they have always completed the work on my vehicles in a Outstanding Fashion.

by - Verified Customer February 22, 2017

The repair on my car took longer than expected but it was explained to me that was because of a defect in the programming of the broken sensor. I feel they want above and beyond because they drove my car to the BMW dealer to be fixed. Although it took longer than expected the customer service was great.

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by - Verified Customer February 20, 2017

Took the car in for an oil change and state inspection. Waited for the car and was able to do work on my smartphone thanks to free WiFi. Everything was done to my satisfaction.

by - Verified Customer February 13, 2017

Excellent service, as always.

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by - Verified Customer February 12, 2017

Waterloo did wonderful bodywork and mechanical work on my 1971 Beetle. The quality of their work is superior! Thanks

by - Verified Customer February 06, 2017

Waterloo Motors is simply the best, in every aspect.

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by - Verified Customer February 05, 2017

Great service!

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by - Verified Customer February 01, 2017

Always happy

by - Verified Customer January 31, 2017

Dan explained repair process thoroughly - Loaner vehicle was provided during period of repair - Waterloo Motors is genuinely committed to providing quality service.

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by - Verified Customer January 29, 2017

Brakes and rotors

by September 30, 2015

They did a good job but not a perfect job.

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by September 30, 2015

They're nice. They do good work.

by - Verified Customer September 29, 2015

I like their service. Timely work. They do good work.

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by - Verified Customer September 29, 2015

I've always trusted the guys there. They do a great job and they use the products that I use.

by - Verified Customer September 29, 2015

We have known that company for years and have had a lot of work done there. We always go back. They are very friendly and care about their customers.

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by - Verified Customer September 28, 2015

They are very courteous and have good service.

by - Verified Customer September 28, 2015

They are extremely friendly and very efficient.

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by - Verified Customer September 28, 2015

That's where I've been going for service for years. They do good work. The prices are fair. I've never had any problems there.

by - Verified Customer September 28, 2015

His mechanics are extremely spot on. Dan is honorable person. He is not cheap but you get what you pay for and his people are excellent.

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by - Verified Customer September 25, 2015

I had some body work done and they were excellent in giving me the estimate prior to fixing the car.

by - Verified Customer September 25, 2015

I've been pleased with the service. One thing is they're foreign car mechanics. I had tires put on and I thought the rate was a bit much. That was they only problem.

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by September 25, 2015

I have been very satisfied with their service, I never have had any problems.

by - Verified Customer September 25, 2015

They were very helpful. They tried to give us a good price.

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by - Verified Customer September 25, 2015

They are very friendly and easy going to talk to.

by September 25, 2015

I think they are very friendly. I'm happy with the quality and the results.

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by - Verified Customer September 25, 2015

They did what they were paid to do.

by - Verified Customer September 24, 2015

They were very accommodating. We needed to be towed and they fit us in right away. They repaired it right away.

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by September 24, 2015

I think you get good service and they get things done when they say it will be done. I've never had a problem with them and I've never had to take a vehicle back.

by - Verified Customer September 23, 2015

When I first moved here I was skeptical to take my car into a repair shop because I have only had my car serviced at the Volkswagen dealership. When I finally decided on the repair shop that I wanted to use they offered me a loner car while mine was being serviced. They are really convenient and they have great customer service.

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by - Verified Customer September 23, 2015

Dan Lowry has been doing my work for over twenty years. I send people there all the time. He stands behind his work.

by - Verified Customer September 22, 2015

They have friendly customer service and they always help us.

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by - Verified Customer September 22, 2015

Every time I go there they are very honest. They did what I asked them to do. They're also friendly.

by September 18, 2015

They charged me 40 dollars for a spark plug that I bought for seven dollars from a store.

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by - Verified Customer September 18, 2015

We've been customers there for a long time. We've always had excellent service for the past 10 years.

by - Verified Customer September 18, 2015

I recommend them all the time. They do good work. Dan is excellent, fabulous. My family all take their cars there. The ones who have foreign cars all take them there.

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RepairPal Scorecard


Waterloo Motors is a full service repair facility with special training to work on your import vehicles. This team of automotive professionals is very experienced and takes the time to attend regular training to help ensure your vehicle is repaired correctly the first time. This training, coupled with some of the best automotive tools and computer diagnostic equipment enable this location to provide repairs ranging from check engine light and computer system diagnoses and repair, to minor and major mechanical repairs, to tires and wheel alignment, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. Our unbiased review of their most recent customers revealed they not only do a great job taking care of your car, they also excel at customer service as well. This team was described as “courteous”, “friendly”, “excellent”, and “helpful”. For your peace of mind they back their work with a 36-month / 36,000-mile warranty. A local shuttle service, loaner vehicles, early bird drop off, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are available for your convenience.



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  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
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  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair
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  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
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  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Loaner Car
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Questions Answered by Waterloo Motors
All dashboard analog gauges do not activat...
test inputs to kombi if all good send out to be remaned vendor offers lifetime warranty if repairable 3-5 DAY TURN AROUND
540 347-1334
Toyota says it was a campaign not recall
We have repaired many of these toyota truck frames. Each case is different and requires inspection by us to estimate cost of each repair. As a collision center and shop does restorations on toyota vehicles we can help with your issue.
Dan Lowery
Waterloo Motors Inc.
540 347-1334
What's the average cost to have the co...
New Battery,alternator & all fuses hav...
Parasitic draw is normal in all late generation vehicles but any draw in 05 Jetta above 40 milliamps is too much and will kill a new battery in 3 days. I have found that many techs do not know the proper procedure for testing parasitic draw. We have found issues in the VW's due to water damage in control units but this was in mostly earlier models, late 90's etc. I suggest you find a shop that can do a proper parasitic draw and that testing of circuit with draw can be repaired.
Dan @ Waterloo Motors
2002 Passat GLS 1.8T Sedan - $61k miles<br...
Dear Rookie If your vehicle information posted is correct the issues you have listed are of concern but your main concern should be the fact that your timing belt is 10 years old and if it breaks the results are catastrophic!!The rule in the real world of interference engines such as the one in your Passat is to never go more than 5 years or 60k miles. Granted the problems you have listed are real and should be repaired. If you are original owner of this vehicle,VW should have sent you a notice of Ign coil replacement under a recall bulletin.When having this recall done the dealer would be able to install your spark plugs for a nominal fee because they are servicing your secondary ignition problems.Again the timing belt issue is the greatest concern you should have.Also if coolant reservoir is not cracked just clean it. A proper t-belt service includes w/pump replacement with new coolant.
I have never heard of this before in 52 ye...
According to the Alldata information there is not a manufacture recommended interval for the rear differential. Most likely the vehicle came factory filled with synthetic gear lube and is considered lifetime. we recommend gear lube drain/replenish on time and mileage 60k would be a interval that I would be thinking about changing gear lubes.
Dan @ Waterloo Motors Inc.

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