Dave's Ultimate Automotive

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4926 North Lamar
Austin, TX 78751 USA
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7:30am to 6:00pm
7:30am to 6:00pm
7:30am to 6:00pm
7:30am to 6:00pm
7:30am to 6:00pm
7:30am to 6:00pm
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(512) 515-1082
37 Verified Reviews

Auto Repair Experience

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

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.


Auto Repair Experience

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


  • 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


  • 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


  • NAPA

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

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.


Overall Rating

37 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

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.

by - Verified Customer September 28, 2016

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

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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

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

by September 22, 2016


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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.

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.

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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

by - Verified Customer June 01, 2016

They were very professional from the start.

by May 31, 2016

Very fast and great customer service!

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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...

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!

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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

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

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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.

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.

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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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Dave's Ultimate Automotive
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Austin, TX 78751


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