Don Baxter Auto

Don’t Suffer
Auto Care Stress

Instead, Bring Your Car Or Truck To See Our Well-Trained Team Of Auto Care Specialists. Get Fair Pricing. Honest Quotes. And Quality Service, Guaranteed.

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Our Promise To You

Does your heart sink a bit when you hear a new rattle, squeak, clank or buzz coming from your car? Of course it does. It happens to all of us. We depend on our cars to keep our lives on track. Repairs can be expensive and disrupt your everyday life. That’s why our first priority is to keep your car in great shape. And when something does go wrong we’ll get you back on the road as quickly as possible. Don’t stress. Just come see us.

Our Services

Complete Automotive Care

Top-Quality Auto Maintenance And Repair By Our Experienced Team

Oil & Filter Change

Changing your oil every 5,000 miles keeps your car running great. And it helps avoid bigger repair bills down the road.


Keep your vehicle in optimal condition with regular tune-ups. We’ll check your belts, hoses, spark plugs and more to extend the life of your car.

Warranty Maintenance

Don’t invalidate your car’s warranty by not performing the required maintenance. Bring your car to us and keep your coverage in place.

Engines & Transmissions

We use Jasper Engines and Transmissions. Give us a call we'll get your vehicle back on the road. .

Brakes and Pads

How are your brake pads doing? We’ll let you know. Servicing your brakes is critical to keeping you and your family safe.


Your tires are your connection with the road. Don't let them slip! Balancing, rotation, replacements...we do it all.

Air Conditioning

Hot out there today? We do air conditioning repair and recharging to help you keep your cool in the summer heat.

Steering and Suspension

How is your steering working? Are your shocks and struts in good shape?

Electrical Diagnostics

Checking and repairing electrical and driveabiltiy issues..

jasper engines and transmissions

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(859) 635-4000

Listen To What Our Customers Say…

It’s Our Customers That Matter Most.

Bilinda B.

Donny has taken care of all our route cars and personal vehicles. He Does a great job and is very polite.

Dave T.
Don quoted work very openly & honestly up front, but still came in under that cost. Best / most honest in the business.

Becky G.

He is awesome. The are very honest and fair. Plus took me in on an emergency!

Auto Care Services To Keep You On The Road

Brake Services:

Your brakes never seem like a problem until it’s too late. Over 20% of accidents caused by mechanical failure are due to faulty brakes. That’s second only to tires. And unlike tires, you can’t easily check brake wear on your own.

We’re brake experts. We’ll make sure your pads, shoes, rotors, calipers and hydraulic system are all in good shape before you find out the hard way.

Tune Ups & Preventative Maintenance:

Want to keep your car repair expenses down?

The easiest and best way to reduce the cost of car repairs is to bring your vehicle in for regular tune-ups and preventative maintenance.

We’ll make sure your oil and filters are clean, your brakes are in good shape and correct small issues before they become big repair bills.

Schedule a Tune Up Today: (859) 635-4000

Diagnostics & Emergency Repairs

What is that sound? Is it a squeak? A squeal? A sputter?

Does it start?

Don’t self-diagnose your car issues, we’ve got the most modern diagnostic tools to figure out exactly what’s ailing your vehicle.

You count on your car to keep your life running. So we’ll get you back on the road as soon as possible. And you can always rely on us for a complete, accurate and fair price quote.

Case Study: The Multi-Point Inspection Pays Off

One Saturday morning, David brought his Toyota Corolla to the shop for an oil change. Pretty basic stuff. He grabbed a coffee and waited in the lobby.

After changing the oil and filters, the mechanic did a standard multi-point inspection and saw that the brake fluid was a little low. So they looked into it a bit more closely.

The team found a slow fluid leak in the brake line. When asked, David said that he had noticed pushing the brake pedal a little harder recently. But the warning light didn’t come on, so he didn’t worry too much about it.

If the mechanics hadn’t been thorough, the leak could easily have resulted in an accident. Instead, the they were able to replace the brake line and get David and his Corolla safely back on the road the same day.



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Awards and Certifications

We are so proud of our team!


ASE, is short for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. Since 1972 our independent non-profit organization has worked to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals.



Voted best for Auto Repair in 2020, 2022 and 2024

Voted best for Auto Part and Tire Center in 2023


Voted best for Auto Repair

in 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024

Some Common Myths About Caring For Your Car:

“Only a dealership can perform my scheduled maintenance.”

There's no need to get your car serviced at the costly dealership service center. Our quality repair shop has all of the tools to perform the required service to your manufacturer's specifications to preserve your warranty. If you have any doubts-- just ask us!

“Premium gasoline gives my car premium performance.”

Unless your car’s manual specifically states to use “premium fuel only,” then buying premium fuel is just a waste of money. American drivers wasted more than $2 billion in 2015 using premium fuel in cars designed to run on regular unleaded fuel.

“Use a penny to test when to replace your tires. ” 

The “Penny Test” is a trick many of us were taught to test tread depth. But the truth is that by the time you can see Honest Abe’s head, your tire performance has already been compromised. Want to stay safe? Try using a quarter instead!

Who We Are: The Auto Mechanics You Can Trust In Alexandria.

We’re proud to have been providing the best auto care to the Alexandria community since 2011. We’ve performed many thousands of oil changes, brake checks and emergency repairs for families just like yours to keep their cars on the road and performing at their best. Our shop is stocked with state-of-the-art equipment and diagnostic tools operated by a well-trained team of mechanics. We are experienced in comprehensive auto care for both domestic and foreign vehicles of all types.

We treat our customers like we would want to be treated. That means you’ll always receive a thorough, accurate quote and the best pricing possible. Schedule an appointment to see for yourself.

Learn How To Find The Right Auto Repair Shop For You.

Get Advice From Our Experienced Team Of Mechanics.

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(859) 635-4000

Meet Our Awesome Team:

Experienced & Honest Auto Mechanics



Owner and namesake of the business. Started mechanical career at age 16. Still going strong today!



Office manager, HR, PR, payroll, taxi services, cleaning crew and nurse!



Lead Technician
Lead diagnostic technician. ASE Master Technician certification. Also certified in Air Conditioning.


Repair Technician
Kenny has been a huge part of our accomplishments through the years. Kenny is our R&R technician but also does brakes, suspension,fluid changes, and more!


Shop Foreman
James is a service writer primarily here at DBA but he also works on cars too! James has earned several certifications over the years in auto repair.


Repair Technician
Lee has earned his ASE Master Certification and is a top notch drivability technician! Lee does everything from engines/transmissions to A/C work (and everything in between).


3rd Generation of Baxter working at DBA (Don and Stephanie's granddaughter and Donny's daughter)
answering phones, scheduling, inventory, and filing.



Repair Technician
Automotive Technician for 20 years. Derek graduated from Campbell County High School. He furthered his education at Lincoln Technical Institute for Automotive Repair. He is an ASE Master Certified Technician.



Service Writer
15 years of automotive experience. Graduated from Campbell County High School and Vocational School for automotive repair.



Repair Technician
Graduate of Bishop Brossart High School. Zane went to Vocational School and Gateway for Automotive Repair. He has been in the auto repair industry for 11 years now.


Repair Technician
Graduate of Pendleton County HS and attended the Campbell County ATC for Automotive Technology.

Hear What Customers Like You Are Saying About Us:

Chris P.

Don Baxter continues to provide great service! Appreciate the honesty & integrity! Keep up the great work Don!


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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s that bump, clunk, squeal, or screech? 

We get some variation of this question about 20 times per day! Unfortunately, it’s hard to tell exactly what’s wrong without the proper diagnostic equipment. We’ve got the tools to do it, so bring you car in and we’ll let you know exactly what’s causing your mystery sound.

Does it hurt my car if I drive with the check engine light on?

It is possible, but unless the light is flashing then you’re usually okay for a short distance. It’s more likely that you’ll experience reduced performance. We do recommended that you come see us right away, to see what exactly is wrong before it can do long-term damage.

What’s the correct tire pressure for my car?

The recommended tire pressure is set by the tire manufacturer. Tire pressure is measured in PSI (pounds per square inch) and you can find your recommended pressure on the side of your tires. Properly inflated tires will help you get better gas mileage and reduce tire wear.

Bring Your Car To The Alexandria Auto Care Experts!
Easy To Find &
Convenient Hours 

Office Hours:

Monday                8AM-5PM

Tuesday                8AM-5PM

Wednesday          8AM-5PM

Thursday              8AM-5PM

Friday                    8AM-5PM

Saturday                    Closed 

Sunday                       Closed

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