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11911 Jones Maltsberger RdSan Antonio, TX 78216
I Have been getting my car serviced at Larry's Automotive for years. I have always had top notch service and a fair price. They are very professional and courteous. By the way Honee2bad why do you sit and watch people eat at lunch weirdo! What do you do at lunch?eat and talk or work while you ea…
6987 San Pedro AveSan Antonio, TX 78216
A+++ service. They are very friendly, professional, efficient, and I'm very satisfied with their service. Auto Service Experts did a great job for me. I highly recommend the and would use again.
12034 Fm 1957San Antonio, TX 78253
Can not find another shop in this city that i would trust with my cars other than Potranco Automotive. When i go there it is hard to believe the remember me because of all the business they have. Its my cars home away from home.
6608 Bandera RdSan Antonio, TX 78238
I didn’t think honest mechanic shops existed until I found USA Auto Care, honest; hard working, and trustworthy service with heart. Not to mentioned great price. They won’t push you on unnecessary repairs. These people are so friendly I am glad I found my mechanic. Definitely recommend USA to my…
6380 Babcock RdSan Antonio, TX 78240
I really trust these wonderful technicians with my car, the repair has given me peace of mind. They gave me rides to and from work, always available if i had any questions. I highly recommend this company for exemplary service and expertise.
8780 Huebner RdSan Antonio, TX 78240
We were on a long trip, going from California to Texas in our RV. We started having problems with our engine, it was smoking and smelling awful! We saw a sign for Car-X and stopped in to see if they could fix it. We had a great experience! They were polite and gave us a great price, and we were …
13050 San Pedro AveSan Antonio, TX 78216
I am an extremely happy customer of Auto Service Experts. I felt I was treated as a valued customer even though I was a first-time "emergency" visitor, and felt that they were completely honest and upfront with me throughout (my fellow ladies know how important this feeling is when dealing with …
4302 Centergate StSan Antonio, TX 78217
Came in tonight about 30 minutes before closing, and Vince and Robert took care of my truck and me. In fact, they stayed about 30 mins AFTER closing to make sure the job was done…and it was done right/meticulously. I will be coming back for more work on my truck. Thanks again to Vince & Rober…
725 San Pedro AveSan Antonio, TX 78212
Andrew did a great job! Ladies&gentlemen if your looking for an honest quote and great customer service go see Andrew! I'll will def give my business to them for my next oil change.
2700 N Interstate 35San Antonio, TX 78208
I took my car here a couple of months back to fix my hub assembly on it. I was sketchy at first since I had never been there before, but I had a friend refer me here. I had called previously to ask if they were going to charge me to check to see what was wrong with it. They told me no, just go a…
5711 Industry Park DrSan Antonio, TX 78218
I have been taking my car to them for years now. I was on the road when my car broke down on me and I had the car towed more than 200miles to them because I'm not letting every so called "mechanic" work on my car. Mgerian always takes care of his customers and gives great deals on repairs.
106 E Turbo DrSan Antonio, TX 78216
I brought in my 2 month old Toyota Sienna for body work - the rear bumper was smashed in and scraped up on the corner. Chris and Adrian did such a phenomenal job that my brand new minivan looks new again, without even the faintest sign of ever being damaged. Not only was the work superior, but …
15327 San Pedro AveSan Antonio, TX 78232
I was on the road from Corpus and I experienced my check engine light came on and I took it to the nearest mechanic station which was a Firestone and the guy quoted me $1,200 to correct the issue.. He stated it was going to require an adjustment within the Air-take.. I decided to wait until I r…
11823 West AveSan Antonio, TX 78216
I have not gone here yet, but just talking to them on the phone made me more comfortable about going here for my next maintenance. They were extremely friendly, took the time to explain things to me over the phone, and apparently are far cheaper than the dealership.
23711 W Interstate 10San Antonio, TX 78257
My car had a leaking tire and Frank, the manager, had it fixed right away! He even showed me the piece of metal that had been lodged in my tire. He noticed that my tires needed to be aligned but the shop was busy, so it would be an hour before they could get to it. I came back early the next day…
1315 S Presa StSan Antonio, TX 78210
Clay's Auto Parts & Machine Shop is very rare to find these days. This is a family owned company that cares about the work they accomplish and that the customer is satisfied. Have you ever heard of an owner driving 46 miles to come check out problem with part you had machined. Most would tell…
11234 Gordon Rd Ste 101San Antonio, TX 78216
Impeccable work! My Mercedes is an older model and I am very particular about who I allow to work on it. Eurasian Auto Repair was recommended to me by a friend so I decided to take my car there for general maintenance and to check out a "whining" sound that was coming from somewhere o…
6730 Fm 78San Antonio, TX 78244
From Business: Firestone Complete Auto Care is a full-service auto maintenance and repair shop offering a large and affordable selection of tires, convenient hours & locations for car repair, tire replacement, brake services, auto tune ups, radiator repair, car batteries and more. We've been providing the right solutions since 1926, one …
5834 JoinerSan Antonio, TX 78238
First off I would like to state that I am normally very skeptical about auto shops and internet reviews, but this case is the exception. I ran into this auto shop as it was the closest place from where my car randomly broke down in a city I knew nothing about and I couldn't of asked for anythin…
2621 Blanco RdSan Antonio, TX 78212
First let me say, I live in Austin, and take my car all the way to San Antonio to have it serviced at Benny's. I found him through reviews and a random recommendation from a stranger, and am I glad! This guy knows his stuff. He has saved me money and headaches regularly. My car is always rea…
3406 Roosevelt AveSan Antonio, TX 78214
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Bad brake job. Came back to get it fixed, then weekend worker stole one of my lug nuts. Keep an eye on them. Did not say anything.
This guy said $10,000 for a paint job there a scam never give them a chance to sabatoge your car and also these are fake reviews I located IP address all linking to the same location PEOPLE LEAVE WHILE U CAN!!!
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Stay away. I was charged 200 dollars to change six spark plugs and three weeks later my car starts mis firing. They only changed the front three. I guess the back were too much trouble. Also paid to have a timing belt and water pump done. Wondering if those were done at all. Dishonest mechanics. Stay away unless you like paying for work that's not done.
I took my 2008 6.4 Powerstroke Diesel for a complete overhaul. Had it done the same week. Very professional and knowledgeable people. Ric answers his phone even on the weekends when I was working putting the engine back in the truck. Highly recommended. This machine shop has done several engines for me for the past 30 years.
Very happy with the service at Angel Automotive. Very effecient, very timely, and awesome getting things done! Thamk you Mr. Angel
The car was left for repairs that we expected were to be done within a “normal” amount of time. They had the car for over a month because they disappeared and we were unable to contact them. They were not answering their phone and when we went to the shop the people that we had dealt with were not there, but the car had taken apart and the man that was there told us that they were out of town. We learned that they were back in town because of constant calling and then had to wait for them to complete the work that they had said the car needed.When we finally went to pick the car up we were unable to pay because the card machine was broken, so they asked for cash, which we did not have and did not have time to go get at that point, so they were paid a few days later when there was time to get the payment and go over to the shop which is quite a distance from where we live.The repairs that were done on the car left it without power and unable to operate, it would not accelerate nor go over 15 mph. We were told that that should improve but it did not so a few day later we took it in for another inspection and were told that it needed another repair. The initial cost wast 1675 and the second was 600. The same issue took place.They were unavailable and not answering their phone while they had the vehicle and when we finally were able to go to the shop, we were told that they were going to charge us a storage fee for keeping the car. After all of this we left with the car and two days later it broke down. We then tried to get them to go to the location of the car to see what was wrong but this never happened. They were unavailable and never came out to the car.This was a couple of weeks ago, so this weekend we had the car towed to their shop for another fee and left it there to see what can be done. Overall this has been the worst experience we have ever had with a mechanic and the result is that we now have a broken down car after paying 2375 and having to deal with poor business practices and dishonest interactions with people.
My vehicle was left at the shop on 9/7/2015 and still they were not done. Not only that poor mechanic who didn't know what they were doing! The worst shop that anyone would go and get there service done at the place. To the point I had to contact the police for all the damage the have caused. I will be contacting a lawyer and demanding my money back extremely poor customer service and fraud!less »
All the good reviews that people have given this shop are totally false. This shop was originally on General McMullen in the west side. Now they are off of I-10/West Ave. The good reviews come from their family members and people that they do shady business with. This shop will rip you off. I highly recommend looking at the BBB reviews. There are always cops at the shop dealing with customers that this father and son shop has ripped off! They switch out motors and offer transmission rebuild service claiming that they can get it done cheaper for you. The problem is that they get a used transmission from a junk yard and paint it new while charging you for a complete rebuild. I know his cause their very own mechanic told me so. They go through mechanics like crazy. Not one mechanic will last that long there cause they fear retaliation from the hundreds of angry customer's that this shop has ripped off. If you know someone that would recommend them... Chances are that they too rip people off! Please have them put your motor and transmission type and serial number on the paper work so that they cannot burn you. Also... Have them put down a completion date. This should be done with any machine shop, especially shady ones like this one! Once again... They are rip off artist!
I didn’t think honest mechanic shops existed until I found USA Auto Care, honest; hard working, and trustworthy service with heart. Not to mentioned great price. They won’t push you on unnecessary repairs. These people are so friendly I am glad I found my mechanic. Definitely recommend USA to my family and friends.
There are more than 700,000 auto service technicians and mechanics in the U.S. Finding the right one to repair a dent in your car door or fix an engine that won't start can be overwhelming, especially when it's an emergency. Review a few important facts about auto repair professionals and what you can do to get the best possible mechanic working on your vehicle's issues for a fair price.
Looking For Reliability
Unlike home repair services that evaluate a property, meet with homeowners and have time to prepare before their physical work begins, auto repair businesses are often asked to make fixes on the spot. If you come into a garage with a tire issue, the expectation is the mechanic will know how to correct that problem quickly.
That is why reliability is so vital when searching for a trusted auto repair shop. It may take going to several different mechanics before you find one you are truly comfortable with. Pose questions to this professional to find out what approach they will take to repair your car or what alternatives are available. Shopping around also gives you the best opportunity to find the cheapest rate or the fastest service, as some garages may be backed up with other vehicles that need repair first.
A recommended way to locate a trustworthy auto repair professional is to seek out customer reviews. Online sites offer honest opinions from real customers who have used a business. Read through this feedback to learn how a business operates and what you can expect if you were to take your vehicle there. Look for reviews about how quick maintenance was completed and if prices were fair. By learning what other people have said about a garage, you can gain a better idea if it's the right place to go when you have a car problem in need of fixing.
It can be difficult to know which automotive problems are serious enough to require expert assistance. A ripped seat cushion or broken radio don't involve safety and will not warrant enough of a problem that going into a garage is required. However, setbacks with brakes, lights and other parts that are vital to the safety of your car's driver and passengers, as well as others on the road, necessitate quick fixes. Many modern automobiles will notify drivers of an issue, in the form of a signal on the dashboard or a noise within the vehicle.
In the event of an accident, even if your vehicle does not appear to have any damage on the outside, it is generally recommended that you see a trusted auto repair professional. Internal damage may have occurred, or an important part may have been knocked out of place. Fixing these issues before driving much further can prevent further vehicle breakdowns in the future. In the case of a serious accident, a body shop can assess the problems and determine the best course of action for repairs, as well as evaluate how much they will cost.
Beyond that, regular checkups are recommended. Tires must be rotated, fluids needs to be replaced and the engine must be evaluated. After driving 25,000 miles, most auto dealers suggest having the vehicle checked out to ensure everything is running smoothly. Taking the car into the auto repair professional you trust will protect you from further problems down the road.
Not every type of auto repair work needs to be done by a certified mechanic. You can fix some of a vehicle's issues just by paying attention to how the automobile is running and having a basic understanding of auto repair. Look over the ways weather may impact your car and what preventative measures you can take to avoid having to take it into the shop. At the same time, be aware of mechanic scams that can impact your experience.
Preventing Trips To The Professional
Some fixes to your car can be done without paying a specialist. Issues like replacing oil and air filters are relatively simple, with instructions provided in the owner's manual on how to make these changes. The same goes for replacing broken windshield wipers or burnt-out headlights. Such issues should be repaired quickly to guarantee safety, but don't require a visit to a garage. By handling these types of tasks on your own, you'll gain a better understanding for how your car operates and save time and money.
Along with understanding how to fix manageable vehicle issues that may arise, taking preventative measures to avoid future problems is a valuable time saver. Many problem-solving best practices are related to the seasons. Your vehicle will be in different conditions in the winter than in the summer, meaning it requires a different type of preparation.
In the spring and summer, you want to be sure your air conditioner and cooling systems work correctly. Given the high temperatures the vehicle will be exposed to, overheating is a common problem. Look over the system by ensuring there is enough coolant available. If it needs to be refilled, it is best to open the hood and add more to the car before it gets too warm out. Also, clean out fan ducts and other ventilation sources necessary for summertime driving.
For winter driving, features such as the defroster, heater and exhaust system are paramount. Look in your owner's manual for specific directions on how features should be checked and repaired. Many newer cars have a cabin air filter that can be replaced when needed, allowing warm air to continue to flow in. Also, check your tires before winter driving, as they need to be at the proper pressure to perform well on snow and ice.
There is a common worry among many people that auto repair professionals take advantage of the general public. Because so many people are unaware of how to fix the problems in their vehicle, they are nervous of being overcharged by mechanics or worried that the improper work is being done.
While the great majority of professionals in the industry are honest, hard-working people, a few bad apples can ruin everything. You should be extra careful when first visiting a mechanic to guarantee that the price you're charged and maintenance the vehicle receives are fair.
Among the common scams pulled are needless repairs, where a garage charges you for work that isn't necessary. Another popular one is attracting customers through a cheap oil change or tire pressure check. Then, when you are in the shop and your car is being repaired, they give you a long list of other corrections they'd like to make, therefore boosting the total cost of your bill.
The best way to combat these types of problems is getting a written estimate before work is done. That way, you can see how much repairs are expected to cost. If the final bill is higher than the estimate projected, ask to specifically see the work. Make sure information is put in writing as well. If a problem remains, you can have proof that work was not done to your satisfaction.
By working closely with an auto repair professional and doing some of the tune-up work on your own, you will be less likely to fall for these scams. At the same time, you'll be able to drive out with a clean and healthy vehicle, thanks to the repairs made by a trained professional.