Covington Auto Repair

$29.99 Oil Change Special
Includes Alignment check and Free safety inspection.
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Free Alignment Check
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Nothing but 5 stars!!! I had called 2 other auto repair companies in the area but decided to go with Golden Rule because of the professionalism displayed over the phone. They earned these stars starting with the great customer service on the phone with Ms. Elaine and ending with getting my car back the same day! The service technician took pictures of my issue and shared with me. And I even got a discount on my bill because I am a AAA member. This is my new mechanic!!
Ulrica J.
Golden Rule is awesome in everyday. Knowledgeable techs, great customer service. Clean waiting room.
I'm a small business owner and I need my one truck for work to make money , It broke down and the Golden rule Fixed it quick , They are the best and friendliest people in Covington , My truck had a few problems and they not only fixed it at their cost due to some bad parts , I had my truck back in 48 hrs . They also take care of my personal vehicles as well . I will only use them and NO ONE ELSE !!!!!! Mrs Elaine is the best, she takes time to know who you are and what you need
Exceptional and timely service which is the norm at this facility. Great customer service and competent, and through professional srtaff.
Dwight B.
I had some electrical issues with the windows in my old truck and had to drive with the windows down in the freezing cold. 🥶 But these folks got me in and took such good care of me. I will definitely be using them from now on for any of my vehicle needs. Thanks again guys for giving me a warm drive home. 😅
Worker me in for an emergency oil change before a sudden trip materialized.
John A.
They are knowledgeable, keep me informed about what needs to be done, how much the repair will cost, and I have been happy with their work. Their prices are reasonable, and they don't take advantage of situations.
Bruce T.

About Golden Rule Automotive

Family owned and operated for over 20 years!

Covington Auto Repair | Golden Rule Automotive

Bob and Greg Hicks opened Golden Rule Automotive in 1996. Bob has been in the auto repair business for 55 years, and Greg started helping his dad build show cars at the age of 3 (yes, that's true!). Both ASE Certified Master Technicians with L1 certifications, Golden Rule Automotive is the best place to go.

With over 20 years of experience at the shop, Bob was formerly a Product Liability and Customer Service Representative for Honda Motor Company after deciding to put away his toolbox. Greg began certification and training the day after graduating from high school. Enjoying the satisfaction that comes from a job well done, the challenges that the auto repair industry offers, and the joy they bring to customers when their vehicle is safe and dependable are the main reason Golden Rule Automotive is still in business. 

Golden Rule Automotive has an ASE Blue Seal of approval and are one of the only AAA approved facilities in the Tri-County area, and are a supporting member of the International Automotive Technicians Network and support numerous local charities. 

WE FIX EVERYTHING! Honored by the AAA Motor Club as the Top Shop in Georgia and several prestigious Customers Choice for Newton and Rockdale Counties, we hope you choose Golden Rule Automotive as your local auto repair shop! 


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Vehicle we service

Oil Change

Regularly scheduled oil changes are the key ingredient to a healthy engine. With scheduled oil changes, your engine will keep running strong, for a long time. At Golden Rule Automotive, our synthetic oil change services are top-of-the-line, with advanced synthetic blend and full synthetic oil that outlasts conventional motor oils – all at an affordable price. Get your next oil change service at Golden Rule Automotive.[ More ][ Less ]


When your tire alignment is off, your ability to drive safely is compromised. Sometimes misaligned wheels can be obvious – your car pulls to one side of the road or your steering wheel has a vibration in it from balancing issues. In some cases, it can be subtle and the driver won't even notice, but your tire surely will. Uneven tire wear reduces tire life and decreases it's ability to keep your vehicle safely connected to the road. That's why regular tire alignment, checkups are a must. The better maintenance you keep, the longer your car will run healthily. If your car alignment feels off come see us at Golden Rule Automotive and our alignment experts will take a look. [ More ][ Less ]

A/C Service

Today's complex air conditioning systems require specialized equipment and dedicated computer diagnostic systems to service properly. We have the specific tools and training to service your vehicle quick and accurately. Having your system checked every season will help prevent costly repairs, even if you haven't noticed a change in performance. Call Golden Rule Automotive today to schedule your FREE system evaluation. [ More ][ Less ]


Your foot meets the accelerator pedal and your car takes off – but what happens when you hit the brakes? If you're not confident in your vehicle's ability to brake firm and straight, then it's time for a brake service. With time, all brakes need attention, and there's no attention more expert than a Golden Rule Automotive technician's attention. At Golden Rule Automitive, we'll diagnose your vehicle's brake problems and offer brake repair solutions that fit your budget. We're open nights and weekends, so you can also make an appointment that fits your schedule. [ More ][ Less ]

Engine Repair

Take care of your engine, and your vehicle has a better chance of lasting for the long haul. If you stay on top of your engine maintenance and tend to any engine repairs immediately, your car or truck will last longer. With something as important as engine repair, trust the experts at Golden Rule Automotive. For over 20 years and with over a century of combined experience, our skilled technicians have been servicing automotive engines. You'll get no greater service or advice than from a Golden Rule technician. [ More ][ Less ]

Steering and Suspension

Balance, stability and smoothness – they’re what ensure a comfortable ride for you and your passengers, and your car’s steering and suspension are what make this possible. Steering and suspension are responsible for keeping your wheels firmly intact with the ground, and a major player in keeping your car from veering to one side or the road. [ More ][ Less ]

Factory Services

Tune Ups

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