Dave's Ultimate has been servicing the Austin area since 1997 and from their current location since 2008. They have a very experienced team of service advisers and technicians and place a high priority on training and ASE certifications. This shop also has excellent tools and the latest diagnostic equipment to service and repair just about all makes and models. Dave's is also certified to perform state smog and safety inspections.
Dave's Ultimate Automotive
Austin, TX 78751 USA
Auto Repair Experience
- Brad Updegraff, Manager
- Established 1997
- 5 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
- 4 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
- Check Engine Light
- Muffler & Exhaust
- Oil Change & Lube
- Scheduled Maintenance
- Service & Repair
- Smog/Emissions Testing
- Timing Belts
- Tire Sales/Repair
- Transmission Repair
- AAA Member Discount
- Car Pickup/Dropoff
- Child Friendly
- Early Bird Dropoff
- Free Estimates
- Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
- Heated Waiting Room
- Loaner Car
- Rental Car
- Service Guarantee
- Shopping Nearby
- Warranty Accepted
- Wireless Internet
Makes We Serve
Left my car for two days. Was told I would be contacted soon after I dropped car off for estimated time... never received phone call. Called the next day, apparently no problem could be detected but was told the shop guys would ' take it for a drive to see if the problem started...' at that point they had had my car for a day and a half. Why hadn't it already been test driven? Missed a day and a half of work due to no transportation. Was charged $55 anyway. Will not be returning.
Great Service. Friendly Staff. Would recommend to others.
Tommie was very helpful.
An easy car repair.
Very customer friendly, answer all your questions, explain the work, very reasonable pricing!
Fast and fair.
David is an excellent, honest and reliable mechanic. His mobile service is very convenient as there isn't a need to drop your car off and find alternate transport. I recommend David to friends and family whenever car issues come up in conversation.
I received an email that gave 20 percent off for making the appointment online which I did. I asked after receiving the oil change if the 20 percent was applied and was told yes. Did the math, it was only 10 percent. not that much $ but still.... I asked about getting an inspection, and was told that my car would not pass due to my tires so they would not do it, but offered a quote on 4 new tires. After, I passed the inspection but will have my tires checked out elsewhere. They have always treated me fine in the shop. Quotes received are higher than elsewhere. I liked their location and proximity to my home.
I only needed a oil change in my Lexus but will continue to go there for service and repair. Very convenient location for me was the biggest asset.
Dropped in to get my headlights replaced. Done in a timely manner.
I enjoy the shop's ability to do anything I need done, and with fast turnaround.
I had tires mounted for my Corvette. I had the tires shipped to your shop for mounting, because of how well your people treated my 92 year old neighbor. Keep up the good work.
They are always very nice and provided me a loaner car till mine was fixed. The only reason I put a 4 for the price of the repair is that all car repairs seem to be so expensive from a parts perspective.
Optional repairs were truly optional. Dave's gave their input but truly allowed the choice to proceed or not for me to decide
I had a really great experience at Dave's -- super clear and honest communication from the get go, fair pricing, and super fast service. They were quick to accommodate my short timeline and even referred me to another local shop to pick up a hubcap.
Great, just like last time. Friendly, fast, thorough.
Always take very good care of me and my car.
Oil leak after repair. Car was fixed but service adviser told me that the car was checked prior to me picking it up and the oil leak started after I picked it up. When the repair was completed they identified that the gaskets were pinched when they installed.
I liked how they had so much patience in explaining the problems with the car and how the car works. I don't understand much about cars but I do appreciate the patience and willingness to explain it to me.
I own a 2007 Honda Pilot, I asked for the premium oil for my car as the sticker on my car shows from the previous oil change and was definitely given the incorrect oil, as well as unnecessary recommended repairs totaling up to $2,500.
I've only had Dave's change the oil in my car and do an inspection on it. They always are great to work with and charge fair prices.
I've had good past experiences with Dave's, but this time I have mixed emotions. They recommended a lot of work on my old car, but in the end we pared it down to the essentials. After I picked the car up, I saw that the new battery they installed cost more.
Quote was way overpriced and it would not have solved the issue. Incorrect diagnostic was performed. Will recommend to others to not visit based on my experience.
These people are honest and efficient.
I don't think the mechanic was professional or detail-oriented enough. He missed an obvious issue at the exterior of the engine and ran a block test--of course the car would fail. Then he told me the exploratory work would cost 15-1600 dollars and I'd better just junk the car, which was easily fixed at another repair shop with a cost of merely 350 dollars. I'm just disappointed that my first choice failed me.
So friendly and I never felt like anyone was talking down to me or trying to scam me because of my lack of car knowledge. Even offered me water and coffee when I was sitting and waiting. Friendliest staff!
Tommy is awesome and they gave me good recommendations for my car.
I called the evening before I brought in my car and the very friendly gentleman on the phone said, "Bring it in tomorrow morning and we'll take a look at it." Not only did they "take a look," they called me later in that next morning to tell me what was wrong and and what it would cost and got my approval to proceed. My car was ready two hours earlier than anticipated after I said I needed it for a dental appointment in the afternoon. One problem cost more than expected because the broken bracket meant having to purchase an entire assemblage to which the bracket was attached, but the strange noise was fixed with some "tightening" without any charge whatsoever. All in all, the total cost was *much less* than I expected. I wholeheartedly recommend Dave's Ultimate Automotive and wish I'd started coming here long ago.
Tommy was excellent- I appreciate the clear communication about the process with my car, from beginning to end!
Everyone who works there is nice and friendly, but I do think one of the guys there was trying to con me into spending more based on my lack of car knowledge. Just came in for an oil change, but was prompted to get other fixes totaling around $400. I would appreciate more honesty and straightforwardness. But I can't complain about the work that was done on my car. They did a good job.
Fast service, good explanations, thoughtful reps.
Kind and honest, all I need in an auto shop
Think I was sold something I did not need.
More expensive. After being a long time customer they don't offer free diagnostics.
Very helpful and timely. They let me know what my options were and I didn't feel pressured into anything.
The guys were very friendly and the work was done quickly. Very reasonable prices.
I didn't have an appointment, but they worked me in quickly in order to get my annual auto registration check done, and I was very satisfied with their speed and professionalism.
Got it fixed!
I had my car towed to Dave's and they fixed me up.
Always very helpful, very kind, and very patient.
Central location had friendly service and honest about services needed.
informed staff, reliable service. No surprises
They were very professional from the start.
Very fast and great customer service!
friendly. answered all our questions. completed repairs in timely fashion.
good customer service, but they didn't put in much effort to figure out what was wrong w my car
they were very nice, and from the high volume of work they have apparently they do great work for everyone...
Very friendly people with knowledge and understanding about the customer when it comes to their cars. Very cool you had a shuttle service.
I love Dave's! It is the first mechanic and automotive shop that, as a female, I've been able to trust. I always know they're being honest and providing quality service, rather than trying to sell me on services I don't actually need. Working with them makes car maintenance and repair stress-free!
They were quick and explained things to me well.
Prompt, professional, friendly service
The shop was upfront about issues and costs, found it to be a transparent and helpful experience.
I had another quote for the Malibu and it was like $1000. I got another quote from my own cousin for $750, but Dave pointed out the problem and saved me a lot of money.
I actually went there for a repair the last time, not this time. I thought that their charges were extremely high. I thought that they were unreasonable and I didn't understand why it cost so much to replace what they replaced. I just thought that the charges were really unreasonable - it was like $300.
Wonderful service! They are extremely trustworthy and it was a great experience overall. Every time I go there, I feel welcomed and I get a good feel from it. You never feel pressured into anything and they're honest.
We appreciated their shuttle service it was tremendously helpful.
They have a voucher for about $20.00 for someone to drive you there.
Michelle the receptionist was very very helpful and nice.
I liked it.
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4926 North Lamar
Austin, TX 78751
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