Dave's Ultimate Automotive

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4926 North Lamar
Austin, TX 78751 USA
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38 Verified Reviews

Auto Repair Experience

  • Brad Updegraff, Manager
  • Established 1997
  • 5 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 4 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
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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.

Details

Auto Repair Experience

  • Brad Updegraff, Manager
  • Established 1997
  • 5 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 4 ASE Certified Auto Technicians

Specialties

  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair

Amenities

  • AAA Member Discount
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Financing
  • Free Estimates
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Gas/Diesel
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Loaner Car
  • Rental Car
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet

Affiliations

  • NAPA

Message from the Shop

Dave's Ultimate Automotive is a family owned business delivering honest and professional auto repair and maintenance services to the people of Austin, South Austin, North Austin, Pflugerville, Round Rock, South Congress, Downtown, and the surrounding areas. The quality ASE certified technicians at Dave's Ultimate Automotive employ today's latest automotive technology and are equipped to handle all major and minor repairs, as well as complete maintenance on all foreign and domestic vehicles.

Makes We Serve

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Smart
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
Reviews

Overall Rating

38 Verified Reviews
by - Verified Customer December 08, 2016

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.

by - Verified Customer December 08, 2016

Great Service. Friendly Staff. Would recommend to others.

by - Verified Customer December 08, 2016

Good experience!

by - Verified Customer December 08, 2016

Tommie was very helpful.

by - Verified Customer December 08, 2016

An easy car repair.

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by - Verified Customer December 08, 2016

Very customer friendly, answer all your questions, explain the work, very reasonable pricing!

by - Verified Customer December 08, 2016

Great experience.

by - Verified Customer December 07, 2016

Fast and fair.

by - Verified Customer December 07, 2016

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.

by - Verified Customer December 07, 2016

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.

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by - Verified Customer December 06, 2016

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.

by - Verified Customer December 06, 2016

Dropped in to get my headlights replaced. Done in a timely manner.

by - Verified Customer December 06, 2016

I enjoy the shop's ability to do anything I need done, and with fast turnaround.

by - Verified Customer December 01, 2016

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.

by - Verified Customer December 01, 2016

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.

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by - Verified Customer December 01, 2016

Optional repairs were truly optional. Dave's gave their input but truly allowed the choice to proceed or not for me to decide

by - Verified Customer December 01, 2016

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.

by - Verified Customer December 01, 2016

Great, just like last time. Friendly, fast, thorough.

by - Verified Customer December 01, 2016

Always take very good care of me and my car.

by - Verified Customer December 01, 2016

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.

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by - Verified Customer December 01, 2016

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.

by - Verified Customer December 01, 2016

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.

by - Verified Customer December 01, 2016

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.

by - Verified Customer December 01, 2016

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.

by - Verified Customer December 01, 2016

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.

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by - Verified Customer December 01, 2016

These people are honest and efficient.

by October 03, 2016

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.

by - Verified Customer September 30, 2016

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!

by - Verified Customer September 29, 2016

Tommy is awesome and they gave me good recommendations for my car.

by - Verified Customer September 28, 2016

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.

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by - Verified Customer September 28, 2016

Tommy was excellent- I appreciate the clear communication about the process with my car, from beginning to end!

by - Verified Customer September 28, 2016

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.

by - Verified Customer September 23, 2016

Fast service, good explanations, thoughtful reps.

by - Verified Customer September 23, 2016

Kind and honest, all I need in an auto shop

by September 23, 2016

Think I was sold something I did not need.

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by September 23, 2016

More expensive. After being a long time customer they don't offer free diagnostics.

by September 22, 2016

Great.

by - Verified Customer September 22, 2016

Very helpful and timely. They let me know what my options were and I didn't feel pressured into anything.

by - Verified Customer September 22, 2016

The guys were very friendly and the work was done quickly. Very reasonable prices.

by September 21, 2016

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.

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by June 02, 2016

Got it fixed!

by - Verified Customer June 01, 2016

I had my car towed to Dave's and they fixed me up.

by - Verified Customer June 01, 2016

Always very helpful, very kind, and very patient.

by - Verified Customer June 01, 2016

Central location had friendly service and honest about services needed.

by - Verified Customer June 01, 2016

informed staff, reliable service. No surprises

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by - Verified Customer June 01, 2016

They were very professional from the start.

by May 31, 2016

Very fast and great customer service!

by May 31, 2016

friendly. answered all our questions. completed repairs in timely fashion.

by May 27, 2016

good customer service, but they didn't put in much effort to figure out what was wrong w my car

by - Verified Customer May 26, 2016

they were very nice, and from the high volume of work they have apparently they do great work for everyone...

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by - Verified Customer May 26, 2016

Very friendly people with knowledge and understanding about the customer when it comes to their cars. Very cool you had a shuttle service.

by - Verified Customer May 25, 2016

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!

by - Verified Customer May 24, 2016

They were quick and explained things to me well.

by - Verified Customer May 23, 2016

Prompt, professional, friendly service

by May 23, 2016

Great job

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by May 23, 2016

The shop was upfront about issues and costs, found it to be a transparent and helpful experience.

by - Verified Customer May 23, 2016

very good

by - Verified Customer February 01, 2012

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.

by - Verified Customer February 01, 2012

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.

by - Verified Customer January 31, 2012

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.

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by - Verified Customer January 31, 2012

We appreciated their shuttle service it was tremendously helpful.

by - Verified Customer January 27, 2012

They have a voucher for about $20.00 for someone to drive you there.

by - Verified Customer January 25, 2012

Michelle the receptionist was very very helpful and nice.

by - Verified Customer January 13, 2012

I liked it.

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