After having a very good mechanic friend move away, we entered one of our greatest fears. Finding a Mechanic we could trust. I made various phone calls, read numerous reviews and spoke to other friends and could not decide on a mechanic. We'll unfortunately, THAT day arrived. After deciding to buy The Ultimate Driving Machine (BMW) for its great track record, I think we finally hit the expiration date. Right after the extended warranty expired, our vehicle broke down. Fortunately, we were a block away from Performance Auto when it happen. We now had a dilemma...we were at the mercy of a mechanic, with little options. Fast forward a week, after multiple repairs, the car was as good as new. Throughout the whole process, Carl & Kye kept us informed, at ease and offered multiple options in our repairs. Though our final price was high, it was a result of the parts and work that was done. Carl's prices were fair and competitive. NO WAY did we feel CHEATED. 2 months later, once again about 3 blocks away, our car started acting up. The electrical system started flashing, suddenly we smelled "burnt, rotten eggs" (BLECH!) and smoke started filling the passenger compartment. By some chance, the car once again crawled to Performance Automotive. With a Fire Extinguisher in hand, Mike and Carl braved what awaited them. They opened the trunk and found that our battery had "exploded". Steam, smoke and battery acid everywhere. Mike immediately disconnected the battery. Here we were in dire straights again. 3 days before payday, a mortgage just paid and our daughter's birthday party in 4 days. We didn't need this. We braced for the worse. Once again, Carl and Mike kept us well informed, offered several options and quoted a fair price. Luckily, the damage was minimal. I STRONGLY recommend Performance Auto! Carl is our new GO TO GUY! I will be bringing The Ultimate Driving Machine ($$ Pit) back for regular maintenance as well as my VERY reliable Nissan Titan. TL;DR: Great service, fair prices and GREAT GUYS!!
5038 Rigsby AveSan Antonio, TX 78222
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2407 W Gerald AveSan Antonio, TX 78211
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I have been a patron of this repair shop for about 2 years. As a single woman it is important to me to find and keep an honest and knowledgeable mechanic. I have found the owner Randy Zands and Rick to be exceptional in diagnosing problems. They are very thorough and always offer advice on other "potential" problems they may find as they are diagnosing the current problem. In the past vacuum leaks were repaired which were not part of the initial problem. Every effort is made to repair what is needed and to repair or notify me of potential issues as they are discovered. When I request additional services like " check the air filter or reharge the permanent filter" or adjust headlights on my 1999 Beetle my requests are handled with enthusiasm and without delay. In addition, my questions of what may lie ahead in terms of a Bettle that has quite a few miles on it.. I am given honest and specific information. Rebuilt parts are offered as an alternative to new ones. I feel as though we are working together as a team to mitigate repairs and increase car performance. I have confidence that once I drive off the shop property, if I experience additional problems with work completed, it will be attended to quickly and with a high work ethic. I highy recommend this shop and its mechanics for quality performance, a high work ethic and a committment to its customers to continuously offer exceptional value for every repair dollar. Irma Villarreal
Right now I am giving Performance automotive 4 stars for now. This may go up or down from here on this is what happened to me. My prelude was not leaking oil but eating it. And I kept getting code for an ERG insufficent air flow and I didn't feel I was getting the gas mileage I should be either. I brought it to them and they replaced the ERG valve to the tune of about $500. Soon after leaving the engine light came back on and I ignored it out of frustration na d knowing it wasn't a serious problem. But after a couple weeks I checked the oil and it was bone dry. So I put oil in it and brought it back to performance auto not too happy I spent $500 and didn't fix not one of my problems with my car. They spent a couple hours looking at car free of charge. Told me I need new o2 sensor and rings and seals needed to be replaced in engine. And even took the time to show me why they rings and seals needed to be replaced. With the oil cap off while the car was running exaust was coming up through the manifold and out the oil cap. They said the would change the O2 sensor for just the cost of the part they would not charge me labor. I know it is something easy to change, but it was nice of them to do. I go back today to have them do that. And I will find out about the cost to replace rings and seals in the engine. I hope I don't get gouged on this, because I already spent my savings on replacing the erg valve on the car.