9817 A Beck Circle, Austin, TX 78758
Buddha's Garage is a Full Service Automotive Repair Shop. We operate in an honest fashion, never completing an unnecessary repair. Our estimates are an average of 40% less than other shops and we offer wholesale parts pricing. The quality of our work is always consistent, as it is always completed by the same technician.
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Fax: (512) 432-5128
02/09/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Great Honest Service from a Mechanic is not common. Not only is the guy straight forward, but he knows what he is talking about and knows how to get it done on time. I will not bother going anywhere else and I keep telling everyone I know the same. David, I hope your feeling better....
It's something very difficult to find these days, however this business is both well-knowledgeable and fully-honest. The prices are very fair too. They even told me about the things that will or may need maintenance in the future and helped me to understand around how many more miles, or the like, I can safely go without performing this maintenance. (I brought my car in to have scheduled [by mileage] maintenace/checks done.)
06/01/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Recently I was looking for someplace close to work where I could get my timing belt replaced. I found Buddha’s Garage on Citysearch and though they were worth trying as they had many good reviews. The quote they gave me was way below the other quotes I received (almost half of what the most expensive one was), so I picked them to do the work.
Now I know why the have such great reviews.
As it turned out, the quote was accurate - there were no surprises once the work got under way. My car was finished exactly when they predicted it would be. The guys there were courteous and knowledgeable. Most importantly, my car is running great.
If you’re shopping for a mechanic, do yourself a favor and check out Buddha’s.
03/08/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I was referred to Buddha's Garage from two good friends who I know would never steer me wrong. I was just needing some front end brakes done and my yoya(toyota) was having a shaky issue that I really needed to get taken care of- not part of the major toyota recall stuff, this baby has 230,000 glorious miles on it. Being a single mother on a budget, I really feared taking it to a franchise place to just have some cocky older beer belly guy talk down to me for being a girl that doesn't get scheduled maintenance done right at the time it should be done and then ask me to fork over 400-600 of my hard earned dollars and pressure me to also get 2 or 3 other things done, and leave my car for a day or so. NONE OF THIS HAPPENED AT BUDDHA'S GARAGE!!!!!!!!! It was like I was an actual human being!!!
Initially, I called kinda last minute to get my car looked at but David very kindly offered to check it out the next day. When I told him I wouldn't be able to take it til after I was off work around 5:30 or 6,which was close to their closing time, he said no problem!!! I took it in and was greeted by his wife and soon my yoya was being checked out. When it came time to be given the details of what all my yoya needed, David sat down and spoke normal terms and what he felt needed to be done and explained how my tires were also adding to my brake issue. His wife, Kayla, who was also a pleasure, printed up a slip that broke down the price of everything and that was also explained bit by bit by David. He told me what prices he thought would also be given at a major auto shop and why he felt those were just ridiculous.
I took yoya in the next morning and felt like I was leaving her in great hands. Kayla gave me a round about time of what time it should be ready, and let me know she would call when it was ready. Sure enough, pretty much right at the minute-maybe even 10 minutes earlier, my yoya was ready!!
Taking her out on the road again was extra pleasing knowing she and my family were safer and at a price that didn't break the bank.
Best experience with an auto shop EVER!!!!
Note to self (which Kayla gave ahead of time thankfully) cash or check only for now as they are still in the opening the business part of the shop but that does not keep them from still doing a great job!
02/10/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I took my lexus IS 300 to Buddha's for a much needed full tune up, and man was it a full tune up indeed that he did. For all the extra things that he included in this tune up, it would have cost me a couple thousand or so at a lexus dealership or any where else for that matter. And who can afford that in these hard economic times. He mentioned that he used all requried quality parts for my lexus which really gave me peace of mind. Out of all the other places i called Buddha's was the fairest price out there, and all these other places didn't even include the extras, like the new brakes that i needed, full synthetic oil change, unexpected crankshaft pulley issue, etc.. Being a girl and all, im a little air headed when it comes to someone explaining issues and concerns about my car, that it may need this and may need that. However, Buddha's was extremely elaborate in explaning things to me so i could understand, and didnt BS me like some other places like to do. He only told me about the things that my car really needed. I highley recommend this garage and will to anyone who will ask where i take my car to get serviced. Thanks to Buddha's my car drives like a dream once again!!!
(outstanding customer service)
01/30/2010Provided by Citysearch -
When my car broke I had called around to a few places, Buddha's was the lowest price quoted. I had read a generally positive review about them on citysearch, so I thought that I would give them a spin. Normally, when you hear a low price quoted, you can probably assume that when it comes time to checkout, youre going to be paying a lot more. Actually, at least for me, I paid 2-3 dollars less than I was quoted over the phone. If you want to support a local business, buddha's is the way to go!
01/03/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I have taken my car to Buddha for the last few years, and have had nothing but helpful advice and he actually fixes the car - unlike many garages that will charge you for looking at it, then for not really fixing it, etc...BUDDHA does what he says he will, and only says what will best benefit the customer, not himself.
When it finally came time to put my truck to rest, Buddha helped me reach the decision, saying that the costs of repair were outweighing the cost of the car itself. He could have made a lot of money off of my beat up truck, but he helped me sell it and make some cash to help me get a new car.
Not only is Buddha's Garage above and beyond what I expect from a car repair place, but it's above and beyond a business in general. They return phone calls, they help find the best deal for what you need, they truly are a gem in this day and age of money hungry smarty pants mechanics that can afford to fool the rest of us.
You are a fool if you do not go here - make it your new year's resolution. Do it. You won't regret it.