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4926 North Lamar
Austin, TX 78751
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Mon - Fri:7:30am to 5:30pm
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(512) 515-1082

Auto Repair Experience

  • Dave Erb, Owner
  • Established 1997
  • 5 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 4 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • Dave's Ultimate Automotive - Our new freshly remodeled Central Austin location near 51st and Lamar. With 13 bays to serve you!
  • Dave's Ultimate Automotive - We perform a free health and condition report on every visit using a tablet. We email you a full report including pictures and educational videos on needed repairs or service recommendations.


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

  • Dave Erb, Owner
  • Established 1997
  • 5 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 4 ASE Certified Auto Technicians


  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair


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


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.

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Tools & Equipment

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Customer Service

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Parts & Labor Warranty

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Overall Rating

7 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

Verified CustomerFebruary 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.

Verified CustomerFebruary 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.

Verified CustomerJanuary 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.

Verified CustomerJanuary 31, 2012

We appreciated their shuttle service it was tremendously helpful.

Verified CustomerJanuary 27, 2012

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

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Verified CustomerJanuary 25, 2012

Michelle the receptionist was very very helpful and nice.

Verified CustomerJanuary 13, 2012

I liked it.

December 17, 2013

Visiting Austin and we had an issue with my Acadia.....I couldn't have been more pleased with the exceptional customer service and speeding turn around time. Now if they only had a location in my city Dave's Ultimate Automotive would be our only choice.

September 10, 2013

I have been taking my cars to Dave's for more than 15 years. My current car has 181,000 miles and is still going strong. The fluid services they offer keep your car running smooth and trouble free. At Dave's you don't need to worry about unnecessary work being performed or suggested. And there is no repair work to small or to big for the folks at Dave's. I never go anywhere else and I frequently refer friends to Dave's.

October 19, 2010

Wow! I'm from Bandera, Texas and came to Austin to visit my parents in Round Rock. During my trip, I noticed that my check engine light came on, I pulled over to the side of the highway, and remembered that I had downloaded the repair pal app on my phone. I typed in Austin, knew I was close to Congress Avenue in Austin, so I called Dave's, told them what was happening, and they instructed me to go ahead and try to drive in because I had no running or noticeable problems. It was 4:00, I got there and to my amazement, both Michelle and Todd, knew I was coming, had paperwork ready, even had a a technician available to check my vehicle. When they checked my vehicle, I had no serious issues, only my gas cap was not tight, but they gave piece of mind, and the fact I had my young son in his car seat (which he enjoyed the technician showing him his computer) we now know we can get home safely. If that wasn't enough, they didn't even charge me. Kudo's to Dave's Ultimate Automotive's employees. I told my parents (both work downtown) and they told me they where going to start going to Dave's. I will tell all my friends, and family as well. Thanks again!

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October 18, 2010

Awesome, I feel like part of the family. They truly explain in detail the repairs needed and why. I will even take you to your vehicle to show you. Can't ask for much more in an automotive shop. I will be back, and I will tell all my friends. Keep up the good work Andrew, Michelle, and Todd! Oh, lets not forget Tony who fixed my vehicle.

October 07, 2010

The folks at Dave's Ultimate are great! The ride to work is so convenient and they communicate very effectively about any miscellaneous issues with my car. Keep up the good work!!!

October 07, 2010

My Ford Explorer was at Dave's for a state inspection and to repair a leak in one of the tires. I was told the tire was coming apart and the other tires were showing significant wear considering their age. Rather than recommending replacement at Dave's, they referred me to Ford to see if the tires were covered under warranty. They were and I received new tires from Ford at a significant savings.

May 23, 2010

One thing to say. Awesome! This place does one thing that other shops can't do, Fix it right the First Time! Its not gadgets to get you to come, some lame comedy looking websites, or jokes, just plain honesty, integrity, and customer service. This is place is on the top of my list!

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