512-288-4932

9324 W Hwy 290
Austin, TX 78736

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  • Today I dropped in to see if they could pull a bearing off of my RV started motor that operates my RV hydraulic jacks. I had just purchased a new motor and needed help. I was at this repair shop for a total of 20 minutes, and they were able to successfully remove the bearing from the shaft, and I was on my way. And all they asked for was a $5 or $10 tip to the young mechanic who did the job! I would return to this shop in a heartbeat. Great and nice folks.
    -Leroy
  • The best auto shop on earth. Gary has saved me money over and over again.
    -Dawn C. S.
  • No place better. Jarret and Gary are awesome! Nuff said!
    -Michael M.
  • Found the REAL problem with my A/C and didn't charge me the extra 600$ the dealership was trying to. Got it fixed same day. Awesome people!
    -Janel M.T.
  • As a car guy, I have trusted Gary and his team with my family?s cars and safety for almost ten years, including new gas lines and brakes on my classic car.
    -Kirk D.
  • Quick to figure out if what I think needs done is what really needs done. They seem to know more than most places about all the computer and sensor stuff going on in cars.
    -Benjamin R.
  • Gary and his crew are honest, fair and do quality work. They care.
    -Paul C.
  • Most folks tend to review only when they have a bad experience, but it was the positive experiences that led me to try out this repair shop. These guys seem honest and they did good work for a fair price. I am so glad I found them and hope to give them all my future business. Support this local shop if you can.
    -Tim C.
  • I have tried many different mechanics in Dripping Springs Texas and I found Austin Auto Repair to be the most honest and reliable mechanic. They are very accommodating and go the extra mile to help out their customers. We have been customers for 3+ years now and plan to continue using them.
    -Steven T.
  • A great repair shop with great prices. They beat the quotes of the dealer and another local repair shop by 30% or more on shocks and brakes. Friendly and helpful staff.
    -Andrew J.
  • These guys have been awesome. Any time I've talked to someone on the phone, they have been professional and clear. Their concern is for a well running car and happy customers. Their pledge to accurately & honestly diagnosis & repair your vehicle has been up held with my 2 cars that I have brought in. Once I had assumed my car was in very bad condition and informed James about the problem, they checked the parts I thought to be the problem, and came back with a much lower cost because the part in question was fine, and another part much easier to fix but associated with the original part was the problem.
    -Kris F.
  • This is the only place I take my car for whatever it needs! I feel blessed to find a car repair place that that is honest and I can trust. The owner and employees are wonderful, friendly, very helpful; and my experience has been that they have always done a great job on any work that I've needed done, I can get my car in quickly, I know I'm going to get a fair price and that only the work that is needed will be done. I highly recommend their service to anyone!
    -Gloria D.V.
  • I will never take my car anywhere else! Gary is always respectful and straightforward about what work needs to be done and what we should watch, but can wait on a bit. We only have the one car, so getting it worked on can put us in a bind at times, but he's great about working us in to a busy schedule with minimal disruption of our lives. Jarrett is an excellent and efficient mechanic and we always feel welcome and comfortable - even when I have a carload of kids with me. Pricing is fair and questions are always answered patiently and expertly.
    -Michele T.
  • We love you Gary! And we appreciate the great, friendly, timely, and excellent service for these past years--we continue to be your devoted customers.
    -Mary & Kim
  • Gary is honest and all for your best interest. I will always take my vehicles here!
    -Al P.

AUTO REPAIR & MAINTENANCE BLOG

Maintaining your vehicle at home is a satisfying way to keep your motoring costs down. With the right knowledge and products even someone who isn't very mechanically inclined can take care of many of the smaller issues in everyday driving. Sometimes, however, car issues can be too specialized or complex for the average motorist to take care of by themselves and it becomes time to take your car to the pros. Below you'll find three major warning signs that you need to get to a mechanic ASAP, as well as some of the potential causes behind them.



Engine and Drivetrain Problems

Let's start at the beginning. If your car won't even turn over and start up, then the rest of the problems on this list won't come into play. The simplest cause of this issue is a dead battery, which you can remedy with jumper cables, and the instructions that come printed on their packaging. If jumping the car doesn't work, you may have a larger problem with your ignition system. It's advisable to take your car into the shop at this point because finding the root of the problem will likely involve removing a few parts from your engine. Whether it's dead spark plugs or electrical problems, it's better to have it dealt with by a professional. Likewise, engine surging where the revs rise and fall can mean a problem with your fuel injectors, which are fairly deep within your motor. It's unwise to drive around with a surging engine, as this burns more gas and can cause unintended acceleration. Drivetrain issues are another major issue requiring professional attention. Everybody fears the dreaded transmission repairs, so if certain gears won't engage or they shift at the wrong times you should definitely take your car to the qualified mechanics here at Austin Auto Repair.



Vibration While Driving

This issue can be caused by damaged drivetrain components, but can also stem from misaligned wheels or unbalanced or flat tires. If you feel any vibration or shuddering as you drive along, you should get to a mechanic as soon as you can. At its worst, this issue can lessen your control over the car, potentially causing accidents. This will also wear out your tires more quickly than if everything was straight and true. Unwanted vibrations put stress on important (and costly) components like suspension and brakes while decreasing gas mileage, so it's smart to take your car in as soon as these issues develop.



Poor Braking Performance

Your brakes are vital to keeping you safe on the road and should definitely be cared for by a professional, unless you're absolutely sure you know what you're doing. Common signs of issues with your car's braking system include squeaking or squealing when the brakes are applied, or the brakes feeling spongy and failing to slow your vehicle properly. Squealing brakes are caused by the brake pads wearing through the pad surface to the metal underneath. At this point the metal behind your brake pad is coming into contact with the brake rotor. This can be disastrous and produce unwanted heat, reduced stopping power, and cause you to have to buy new rotors as well as the relatively cheap pads. Spongey and weak brakes can mean there's a problem with your master cylinder, which converts the mechanical pressure of you pressing the pedal into hydraulic pressure to apply the brakes. In either case, it's best to have your brakes seen to by the professional mechanics here at Austin Auto Repair.



There are instances where car maintenance is simple and easy, but if you notice any of these issues developing, it's best to take your car in for a qualified mechanic's checkup so the problems can be remedied before they turn into much more serious issues. Austin Auto Repair has the tools and expertise to have you safely back on the road in no time at all.



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