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If you're looking for excellent service and a people-friendly approach, then you've come to the right place. At Jimmy Nelson Automotive, our ultimate goal is to serve you and make your experience with us a pleasant one.

Auto Repair

If you're searching for comprehensive Covington, Louisiana, auto repair service, you've come to the right place. At Jimmy Nelson Automotive, we look to take the hassle out of automotive repairs, and our mechanics are ready to address your concerns regarding your vehicle's performance. From tune-ups and inspections to more extensive work, our crews can do it all, and we've been in the field for more than 30 years. Locally owned and operated, our Mandeville, Louisiana, shop offers 24/7 drop-off and pick-up service for added convenience, and we'll go out of our way to accommodate your repair.
Our business is family owned and operated, and we're proud of the reputation we've developed among residents of Covington. We offer the following services:
  • Oil change
  • Transmission
  • Tune-up
  • Brake repairs
  • Timing belt replacement
We understand how inconvenient it can be to have your vehicle in the shop, and our technicians will have your automobile back on the road in no time. We only use high-quality products that stand the test of time, and we're sure you'll be pleased with our personable customer care.
Jimmy Nelson Automotive is the name to remember when you need fast and effective Covington, Louisiana, auto repair service. Our ASE-certified technicians can get you started with a free estimate, and we want to earn your trust for any future automotive maintenance needs. To have your vehicle serviced, call or stop by our Mandeville, Louisiana, shop today!

Brake Repair

Choosing the right Covington, Louisiana, automotive brake repair shop is important when you're looking to keep your vehicle in top form. At Jimmy Nelson Automotive, our mechanics have more than 30 years of experience in the field, and we're fully licensed and insured. When you visit our Mandeville, Louisiana, shop, we'll move quickly to begin work on your vehicle, and our employees know how to finish a repair without any unwelcome complications or delays. Let us keep your vehicle safe and ensure your brakes are in good condition.
Residents of Covington turn to us when they need professional repairs, and so should you. Whether you simply need to tune up your brakes or are experiencing a more serious issue, our mechanics will gladly address your concerns regarding your vehicle's performance, and we only use high-quality products to ensure our repairs are made to last. Let us show you how rewarding a trip to our shop can be.
Jimmy Nelson Automotive is the Covington, Louisiana, automotive brake repair shop you can trust. We service a wide variety of makes and models of vehicles, and our knowledgeable mechanics take pride in their friendly and honest service. Family owned and operated, our shop is conveniently located in Mandeville, Louisiana, and we invite new and returning customers alike. To have your vehicle serviced, call or stop by our shop today!

Oil Change

Most technicians agree that changing the engine oil and filter on a regular basis is the single-most important maintenance service for your car, truck or SUV. Refer to your car's owner’s manual for the factory's recommendation on oil changes. If you are often in stop-and-go traffic, city driving or go on frequent short trips, you may want to change your oil more often.
An AAMCO Full-Service Oil, Lube & Filter Change includes:
  • Up to 5 quarts of engine oil
  • New oil filter
  • Lubrication of all grease fittings on your vehicle, as applicable
  • Tire rotation at participating AAMCO centers
  • Plus AAMCO's Multi-Point Inspection, to ensure all major systems in your vehicle is are in good working order

Timing Belt Replacement

The part of an internal combustion engine that controls the timing of the engine’s valves, the timing belt is integral to the smooth and safe functioning of your vehicle. According to Yahoo! Autos, most belts should be changed after every 60,000 miles. In certain cars, practically all Nissans for example, a timing belt failure can cause severe internal damage, including bent valves and valve guides.
At Jimmy Nelson Automotive, we have performed thousands of timing belt replacement on just about all makes and models, and we have the experience and training to replace yours too. We offer a wide range of timing belts for any budget, and our efficient replacement process lowers the cost to you even further!
So whether you need to replace your timing belt because it failed or you just want to make sure it doesn’t, we can help.
For more information, give us a call and speak with an automotive professional today.

Transmission Service

You rely on your transmission to keep your car running smoothly. So if you have reason to believe that your transmission isn't working as well as it should, it's important to get it serviced before the problem gets worse. At Jimmy Nelson Automotive, we're equipped to maintain and repair all types of transmissions. Whether your car has a manual, automatic, or semi-automatic model, we can provide the transmission service you need to keep your vehicle in the best possible shape.
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At Jimmy Nelson Automotive, our goal is to provide quality service at prices you can afford. Even if you don't suspect a transmission problem, it's important to have your transmission looked at by a professional every so often to ensure that it's operating as it should. And when you come to us, we'll provide the thorough, dependable service you deserve.
If you care about your car and want to make sure it serves you well for the long haul, maintaining your transmission is a must. Call us today to learn more about our transmission service options or to schedule an appointment for your vehicle.

Tune-Up Service

When it comes to your car, you’re very particular. You make sure the oil is clean and the tires aligned. Your mats are always vacuumed and your mirrors have to be in the right position for driving. But did you know that regular tune ups are just as important in caring for your car? It is recommended that you get a tune up every 30,000 miles or once every two years, to keep your car in the best driving shape possible and get the most out of your car.
At Jimmy Nelson Automotive, we love our cars and want them to last. We offer a tune up service that’s so good it’s guaranteed to make driving your car more enjoyable. Our regularly scheduled major service is thorough and precise and is available for all types of automobiles. Tune up services includes:
  • Check and replace fuel filter
  • Check and replace spark plugs
  • Checking of all ignition parts
  • Distributor cap adjustment
  • Check and replace serpentine belts
  • Check and replace air filter
  • Battery service
  • Change PCV valve
The Jimmy Nelson Automotive team of expert mechanics is accustomed to working on all major brands of automobiles and can have your car tuned up and ready to go in no time.
We are fully insured and offer competitive rates on our services that are always by the book. We’ll always deal with you fairly and never tack on any hidden fees or extras mid-job.
Get the most out of your car, call Jimmy Nelson Automotive and schedule a tune up today.
Brands: Acura, Honda, Lexus, Toyota

Contact Information

Jimmy Nelson Automotive
1933 Surgi Drive
Mandeville, LA 70448
Phone: (985) 626-8879
In Business Since 1994
Licensed | Insured

Business Hours:
Mon - Fri: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sat - Sun: Closed

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