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6659 San Pedro AveSan Antonio, TX 78216
THIS PLACE RIPS YOU OFF! I HAD MY CAR WORKED ON THERE FOR A SPECIFIC THING ONLY TO FIND OUT THEY DID SO MUCH MORE WORK TO MY CAR WITH OUT TELLING ME ABOUT IT FIRST SO I COULD DECIDE TO GO AHEAD WITH IT. THEY NEVER RETURNED MY CALLS AND I HAD TO CALL THEM BACK EVERYDAY TO SEE IF THEY WERE GOING T…
2424 Broadway StSan Antonio, TX 78215
Best place to take any vehicle, fast and friendly service. These guys are a great group of mechanics they really know their stuff.. always greeted with a smile. Honest, hard working, polite and very respectful. wouldn't go anywhere else....
3819 Fredericksburg RdSan Antonio, TX 78201
I have been dealing with Midas on 3819 Fredericksburg Road for more than 20 years, and have been pleasantly satisfied with their level of expertise and great customer service. Most recently, I took my Ford Crown Vic to a privately-owned auto repair shop I had done business with before, to figur…
1769 SW Loop 410San Antonio, TX 78227
BEWARE! Was totally taken advantage off. After getting new brakes 4000 miles earlier, was told the car need new brakes. After $800 on new brakes the car failed inspection because they didn't adjust the brakes correctly. They also wrote the wrong mileage on the invoice. After this I began to que…
11219 West AveSan Antonio, TX 78213
Jim, the manager is very friendly and I have seen him actually tell a customer that all of the things she wanted done prior to a long trip were not needed. He explained why she needed some things done, and replacing most of the belts was fine, but also that one of them was in great condition! I …
11227 Culebra RdSan Antonio, TX 78253
Midas staff was very courteous and helpful once I hit the door. Their attention to my vehicle was prompt, professional, and efficient. Not only was there attention to detail throughout my experience but also, service with a smile. I would recommend this location to ALL my friends and family. …
16337 San Pedro AveSan Antonio, TX 78232
I recently had work done on my Nissan Xterra and I can not thank this team enough! They worked on my car and returned it back to me in excellent condition! It is driving like it was the day I brought it home from the dealership! I highly recommend Chris and his team!!
6805 Bandera RdSan Antonio, TX 78238
They replaced the timing chain in my Nissan Altima. They broke the chain oiler in the process. Completely destroyed the engine. Claimed it was somehow my fault. 2 months later, they finally replaced the engine with a used engine I had to pay for. Stay far away from these people. They also upchar…
11000 W Interstate 10San Antonio, TX 78230
Midas did a great job on my car. They replaced the headlight on my car very quickly and for only $25!!! I initially took my car to Wal-Mart and after 30 minutes they said they could not remove the bad light to replace it. They referred me to Midas and I'm so glad they did. I returned to Midas…
9412 Perrin Beitel RdSan Antonio, TX 78217
I work at a near by business and took my here on the way to get a rotate and balance. I asked for my car to be left out front (since i can see it from work) when done i would go pick it up. Instead of leaving it out after closing, Jim from the front desk drove my car to me so that it was in my s…
5722 Kenwick StSan Antonio, TX 78238
Armada's service is outstanding. I had a dead battery in my vehicle (I knew it was dead and needed replacement). They tested the battery and installed a new battery. The service technician was extremely professional, explained everything he would be doing, and cleaned up. Their price was ver…
6413 Walzem RdSan Antonio, TX 78239
From Business: Let Maaco Collision Repair & Auto Painting, turn the car you drive back into the car you love. As America’s #1 bodyshop, Maaco Collision Repair & Auto Painting are the experts in accident damage, dents, dings and faded paint repairing more than 20 million vehicles nationwide. Our expertly-trained technicians will make hand…
142 N Balcones RdSan Antonio, TX 78201
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From Business: Do you have glass damage? For windshield repair and replacement in the San Antonio area, turn to Safelite AutoGlass . Those in central San Antonio or other areas can access convenient auto glass repair and replacement from our in-shop or mobile service. Located at 6400 W Interstate 10, Safelite AutoGlass San Antonio repair…
12761 Nacogdoches RdSan Antonio, TX 78217
From Business: Meineke is your one-stop shop for all of your car care needs. Visit us today or save time by scheduling your appointment online at meineke.com. Contact us for information about financing options, fleet repair, after-market warranty repair and factory scheduled maintenance.
4007 Mccullough Ave Ste 308San Antonio, TX 78212
just wanted to say thank you for your prompt service and friendly attitude. it only took about 5 minutes from the time i called and my beautiful daughter was out! couldnt have done it without you and i would recommend you to anyone!
1759 SW Loop 410San Antonio, TX 78227
When My brakes needed to be change I came here to Econo Lube n' Tube off a recommendation from my friend. They charged me a good price and they did an amazing job. I feel real safe to take my daughter in my car now. Thanks
1220 Fredericksburg RdSan Antonio, TX 78201
I had my vehicle in this company and the personnel and the experience there was excellent. They were able to assess and evaluate my car very quickly, once they determined the issue I was immediately notified and they completed in less than 1 day. My vehicle is presently purring as it was when …
9045 Grissom RdSan Antonio, TX 78251
I took my 2006 Expedition to Gene Brown Transmission on Grissom for transmission rebuild and they really took care of me. They kept me updated on everything and they were very reasonable. I felt they were very honest and real experts. I would recommend them for any vehicle maintenance/repairs.
16607 San Pedro AveSan Antonio, TX 78232
Wonderful Service. Bert was extremely helpful! We came to him for the first time. We were needing an inspection done on a vehicle we were looking to buy. He was extremely helpful and did a full inspection for no charge! My husband and I are newlyweds with a new baby so we are very appreciative o…
Four tips for keeping yourself and your vehicle safe while you wait.
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They did a great job replacing the weather stripping on my car. They were fast and the price was very reasonable.
Best car mechanic in town. My car was leaking and nobody could find the problem . Angel auto repair found it very quickly and fixed it for a reasonable price. I m very impressed and will go nowhere else
HelloI am wanting to report that the owner, Jaime, of Jaime's Tire and Muffler Shop, San Antonio, Tex is a crook!I took my car back in November 2017 to his shop for them to install ONLY a fuel pump. He called me to inform me that my pump was fine. So I asked if it was safe for me to take the part back to the store and he said yes. He then told me that my gas tank would need to be replaced and I said ok. Then shortly after I took back the fuel pump which only cost me $203 TOTAL, he informs me that I was going to need a tank and the pump. HE purchased a pump for me that cost me $15 extra and charged me with the parts a total of $218.00. My tank, WHICH DID NOT HAVE ANY GLUE NOR CRACKS IN IT WHEN I PURCHASED IT, BUT HIS STAFF CRACKED A HOLE IN IT AND THEN THEY TRIED TO GLUE IT....I took him my car on a Thursday, ALTHOUGH HE LIED AND TOLD ME I WOULD HAVE TO LEAVE IT WITH HIM ONLY UNTIL THAT FRIDAY, which turned out to be a lie because they had my car til that SUNDAY instead....THEY NEEDED THE EXTRA TIME FOR THE GLUE TO DRY....Because of the damage they did to my car, I had to pay an extra $200 for another tank and labor with someone else. When I tried to contact Jaime to tell him about what his staff did, he refuse to accept responsibility for what they did to my car. JAIME'S TIRE AND MUFFLER SHOP ARE CROOKS THAT CANT BE TRUSTED!
I had the best car mechanic experience ever. Super quick, efficient and honest. I can only recommend it. From now on I will go nowhere else
Always does a great job!
Has great Service!
We took my mother’s Suburban into the shop in June of 2017 because the vehicle was not starting , just making a grinding noise when the key was turned. They told us they could fix the problem. The shop replaced the starter and flexplate , for which they charged a total of $939.69. We also had some a/c work done, but there are no issues with that work. When we got the vehicle back, it made a strange noise when starting, but it started and ran, so we didn’t think much of it. As time passed, the sound upon starting got worse, until in early January, the vehicle would not start and made the same grinding noise it made when we took it in for service, in June. We had the vehicle towed to the shop because all parts and labor are guaranteed for 1 year. The person handling the repair told me that I would need to pay another $900+ to fix the problem (the same problem they were supposed to fix in June. They refused to replace the flywheel, which they said was broken in 2 places. The mechanic then proceeded to explain to me that there is a known issue with this year/model vehicle that causes the starter & flywheel to break. There was no mention of this “known issue” in June, when we brought the vehicle in for the exact same problem. If it was a known issue, they should have done the work correctly, the first time. Instead, they want to charge over $900 (again) to do job right. They are refusing to abide by the warranty stated on their own receipt.
Mario went above and beyond for me when I was in a bad bind. He not only made the repair in a timely manner he also did an absolutely top quality job.
Met Angel from Angel Automotive Repair 3 years ago and he is always happy and good to his costumers which makes me feel safe that I can leave my car at his care.
Sergio the owner was extremely honest, precise and professional. My family and I appreciate his estimate and diagnostic on our vehicle.
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.