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Dave's Ultimate Automotive

(512) 515-1082
285 Verified Reviews
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ADDRESS

4926 North Lamar
Austin, TX 78751 USA

AUTO REPAIR EXPERIENCE

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

Dave's Ultimate Automotive Reviews

OVERALL RATING

285 Verified Reviews
5 stars
(173)
4 stars
(88)
3 stars
(9)
2 stars
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1 star
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by - Verified Customer June 12, 2017

I enjoyed this shop specifically because i didn't feel pressured into any fixes and i felt everyone was very friendly.

by - Verified Customer June 12, 2017

Staff are business-minded and courteous.At the same time, they can laugh, which always puts me at greater ease as I wait for the diagnosis and the bill. Their knowledge and of the work needed is apparent. I have been a customer for 10 years and I have never been disappointed.

by - Verified Customer June 07, 2017

Second time going, still great service.

by - Verified Customer June 06, 2017

I came to Dave's after previous work from another shop didn't uphold their warranty. Dave's diagnosed the problem, fixed it and got my car up and running and fixed other needed repairs. They did a great job! Courtesy Car made life easy with a drop off to work. Overall, every employee I encountered was pleasant to work with. The shop was clean and well kept. Highly recommend them and will continue to use Dave's on my car and my family's cars.

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by - Verified Customer June 06, 2017

I started coming to Dave's by chance and it has been the best chance I've ever taken.

by - Verified Customer June 05, 2017

I asked if I could get the car back earlier in the day, and didn't even receive the initial phone call until after lunch time. And every time I bring the car in, I apparently need to have $1,000 of work done. It always seems to work out to that much somehow. It feels like customer care has declined over time.

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by - Verified Customer May 30, 2017

Dave's Automotive is value for money with a competent crew of personnel and good management. Isn't that what we're all looking for?

by - Verified Customer May 29, 2017

Nice

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by - Verified Customer May 25, 2017

The guys behind the counter were great and good costumer service.

by - Verified Customer May 23, 2017

I've never been dissatisfied with service at Dave's. I'll return any time I have trouble with my vehicle.

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by - Verified Customer May 23, 2017

Fine experience with maintenance check.

by - Verified Customer May 22, 2017

Dave's is convenient, thorough, and reasonably priced.

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by - Verified Customer May 22, 2017

Work was thorough and explained clearly. Would do additional work with them in the future.

by - Verified Customer May 17, 2017

Robert was very helpful and honest. I appreciated his catering the work done to the level of use that I needed out of the car.

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by - Verified Customer May 15, 2017

The staff seemed trustworthy and helpful in deciding how much repair work was necessary for my car.

by - Verified Customer May 09, 2017

They were great! I will definitely be back!

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by - Verified Customer May 08, 2017

Great, trustworthy, respectful service

by - Verified Customer May 07, 2017

Dave's staff are friendly and professional.

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by - Verified Customer May 04, 2017

Both the front desk gentleman and technician were very nice and extremely helpful in explaining everything! :D

by - Verified Customer May 04, 2017

It was amazing! Everything was done with precision and tact and expertise. I could not have asked for a better experience.

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by - Verified Customer May 04, 2017

Y'all are life savers. I'll remember you forever.

by - Verified Customer May 03, 2017

Very friendly and open communication. Price was actually less than quoted.

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by - Verified Customer May 03, 2017

Appreciated the honesty and thoroughness of the diagnostics test, but was able to find someone else to do the repairs for way way less.

by - Verified Customer May 03, 2017

I was treated with the utmost respect. Everything was explained clearly and options offered when possible. I will return.
Trish Doughty

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by - Verified Customer May 02, 2017

This place is the bees knees!! You better take your car here if you need work!!!

by - Verified Customer May 02, 2017

I felt very well taken care of. From my initial phone call, to dropping off my car, to an update on what needed to be done and to picking up. They always ask before they work on anything and ask if I need a ride or a loaner car.

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by - Verified Customer May 01, 2017

I was treated with kindness, respect and timeliness. I also really appreciated the shuttle service. Thank you.

by - Verified Customer April 30, 2017

Great, helpful service as always.

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by - Verified Customer April 30, 2017

After trying to get my car fixed somewhere else, you guys finally ended my 6 month nightmare. Thank you, I'll never go anywhere else.

by - Verified Customer April 30, 2017

Good shop. 'Nuff said

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by - Verified Customer April 27, 2017

Everything was explained to me in detail and I was encouraged to come back to fix additional things rather than being pressured to fix them that day.

by - Verified Customer April 25, 2017

Quick, fair price, easy

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by - Verified Customer April 23, 2017

I took my truck in for an oil change and asked the shop to check for a tire out of balance as I was (am) feeling some wobbling at high speeds. Picked my truck & and drove home, no problem. (about 2.5 miles) Next day, driving from North Austin to Dripping Springs check engine light came on, oil pressure was all over the place, and tapping noise started coming from the engine. I pulled over & called my boyfriend to come help me. He left work to help me and looked for leaking oil. He didn't see any and the truck ran better after cooling down so he had me follow him home & told me to watch the oil pressure/ heat along the way. My heart was in my throat the whole time because I was worried I was going to destroy my truck's motor! We made it. I looked under the hood after the truck cooled & I was more calm too. I found a hose disconnected from the motor (entire clamp missing) and also found the air-filter box propped open in one corner by a metal clamp. Grrr. I took the truck in for an engine code read, it came up gas cap. Gas cap seemed fine so I had the code reset and have been driving since. I don't know if I should be happy it wasn't something worse or upset that the work was so (possibly intentionally) sloppy. I also never got any feedback on the wobble although I was pressured to do a tune-up, get new shocks & struts, and purchase four new tires. I did none of that. I am very disappointed because I need a go-to mechanic & the location is great for me. Now, my trust is broken.

by - Verified Customer April 20, 2017

Unfortunately... It's a busted head gasket. But YOU guys were awesome.

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by - Verified Customer April 19, 2017

Quality work at a quality price.

by - Verified Customer April 19, 2017

Great experience! Loved the pleasant waiting area w/ wifi.

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by - Verified Customer April 19, 2017

The team continues to be fair, transparent, and great with repairs on my car. Appreciate the ride to work.

by - Verified Customer April 19, 2017

Excellent staff and excellent work I don't say that very often but I would give them a perfect 10

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by - Verified Customer April 18, 2017

Thanks for fixing my car :)

by - Verified Customer April 17, 2017

As always, very professional. Diagnostics and repairs were explained plainly and clearly and price was reasonable. No one likes spending money for repairs, but Dave's has always left me feeling confident about the money I put down.

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by - Verified Customer April 17, 2017

Tommy is great.

by - Verified Customer April 16, 2017

Excellent service

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by - Verified Customer April 13, 2017

They fit me into a very busy day on short notice.

by - Verified Customer April 13, 2017

We were going out of town and heard a concerning sound. We dropped off our car first thing in the morning and the shop, although busy, was able to access the problem and get us on the road by 10:30 am! We were so grateful!

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by - Verified Customer April 12, 2017

Service at the counter was a little bit slow.

by - Verified Customer April 10, 2017

Thanks!

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by - Verified Customer April 09, 2017

They were very informative with my vehicle repairs.

by - Verified Customer April 06, 2017

I like the thorough diagnostics with the oil change. It helped us spot some problems that lead us to make important decisions about the car...good job with the honest and thorough appraisal.

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by - Verified Customer April 06, 2017

Very impressed with the respect given to me and the excellent work performed on my car.

by - Verified Customer April 06, 2017

Happy that my car worked after being serviced at the shop!

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by - Verified Customer April 06, 2017

The guys were extremely communicative and eager to please.

by - Verified Customer April 05, 2017

Awesome

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by - Verified Customer April 05, 2017

Fast and friendly service.

by - Verified Customer April 03, 2017

Very appreciative of the way Dave's Ultimate Automotive does business. I will continue to visit Dave's for automotive services and recommend this business to friends.

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by - Verified Customer April 03, 2017

My 17 year old Taco needed a good look over. Dave's folks found some issues, and fixed up the ones I said to do, with no up sell type of pressure. Well done guys!

by - Verified Customer March 30, 2017

The service was excellent and the price charged for the work was reasonable. I recommend Dave's without reservation.

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by - Verified Customer March 29, 2017

They were reasonably priced, they did what they said they would do, my car was ready on time. I am pleased overall and will probably go back. I was hoping they would find an fix the leak in my a/c, but I know the small ones can be extremely difficult to find without a disclosing agent, which they added this time. Maybe next time...

by - Verified Customer March 29, 2017

Very convenient and efficient, good experience

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by - Verified Customer March 29, 2017

I will be back in the future.

by - Verified Customer March 28, 2017

The people at Daves are respectful and prompt with their work. I dropped off my truck at 3am with a busted alternator, and they called me the next morning to hash out the details of the repair. When I gave the go-ahead, it was finished within 5 hours. I picked up my truck and noticed that the air conditioning wasn't working, so I called them back to let them know. The admin told me to swing by, and when I did, and admin came out and had the issue resolved within 5 minutes. Great customer service; would definitely recommend to anyone living up north!

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by - Verified Customer March 28, 2017

Great service, not pushy, very detailed report that was understandable!

by - Verified Customer March 28, 2017

Great job was done, this is my go-to shop in Austin

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by - Verified Customer March 27, 2017

Fast and good work! Great discount for first timers. Was given updates throughout the day, which was nice.

by - Verified Customer March 27, 2017

Excellent service

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by - Verified Customer March 23, 2017

It was nice to get my car inspected faster than expected.

by - Verified Customer March 23, 2017

Great experience!

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by - Verified Customer March 22, 2017

All went well.

by - Verified Customer March 22, 2017

Just dropped it off and was ready and fixed quickly.

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by - Verified Customer March 22, 2017

Excellent service and i was treated with more information about my truck. I will return!

by - Verified Customer March 22, 2017

It was great.

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by - Verified Customer March 21, 2017

Dave's Ultimate Auto Repair did not disappoint!

by - Verified Customer March 21, 2017

Love working with you guys. One thing I did not get that I usually get from most shops is an indication of when the car would be ready. I made an early am apt, though it would come down.

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by - Verified Customer March 20, 2017

I was treated with respect and my car was repaired quickly with no hassle or frustration.

by - Verified Customer March 19, 2017

It's not the first time I've gone to the Lamar shop, I have an old car. It was recommended to me by a friend, and I send everyone I know with car issues to that shop. Nice folks, quality service.

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by - Verified Customer March 19, 2017

Great experience doing business with you.

by - Verified Customer March 16, 2017

The outcome was not as desired as there was unexpected problems with my car but they were very straight forward with me about what was needed and consulted me along the way. Problems were with my car.

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by - Verified Customer March 16, 2017

My car is cool again and I always trust Dave's to do only what is needed and get my car back to me quickly.

by - Verified Customer March 16, 2017

Great service.

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by - Verified Customer March 16, 2017

I experienced great service here! I called ahead of time and they were able to advise me what to do over the phone and give me some info about the process when I arrive. They fixed what wasn't working and my car has been good since!

by - Verified Customer March 15, 2017

My new go-to place!

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by - Verified Customer March 13, 2017

Tommy was very helpful in assisting me with my quote. I was very impressed with their efficiency and that they even offered a shuttle service to take customers to work prior to opening. Their service was prompt, smooth and communicative.

by - Verified Customer March 09, 2017

Excellent service and repair. very happy with results. Was only confused a bit about having to get a cashier's check instead of accepting my check. Otherwise satisfied with results - car works great.

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by - Verified Customer March 08, 2017

Came in for an inspection and an oil change. Multiple pieces of the engine were not put back correctly causing my car to stall and the check engine light to come on. I was skeptical of the services when the price was so low (even with the first time customer coupon) so I went back and checked the oil level while fixing the misplaced engine components. The oil was not even filled to the halfway mark.

I had high hopes, even after leaving, but am not sure I will return in the future because of the lack of care shown in the work.

by - Verified Customer March 07, 2017

I am a first time customer, will definitely be coming back for any future repairs!

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by - Verified Customer March 07, 2017

Thank you for your help!

by - Verified Customer February 20, 2017

Daves is the only shop I'll use for mechanic work. The guys are very polite, professional, & I don't feel intimidated at all. Great place!

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by - Verified Customer February 15, 2017

Service desk was knowledgeable of the tasks and the shop has great discounts!

by - Verified Customer February 15, 2017

Great work, I appreciate the honest and trustworthy work performed. One note, you recommended a tow truck driver to get my truck towed to you. The two truck driver took 2x longer than they initially told me (1.5 hours vs 45 minutes) and proceeded to scratch my car in 2 places (very obvious it was their fault), which they denied and were very rude and unprofessional about. Dave's you guys were beyond awesome, thank you!

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by - Verified Customer February 14, 2017

Tommy was a pleasure to deal with.

by - Verified Customer February 13, 2017

Had a problem that took some time to diagnose, they were thorough and found the problem and fixed it.

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by - Verified Customer February 12, 2017

The staff at Dave's was very friendly and informative. They did not push me into buying something I did not need and gave me all the possible options.

by - Verified Customer February 09, 2017

They are very honest in what needs to be repaired and I like that they have a shuttle service.

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by - Verified Customer February 08, 2017

The staff and service here is the best I've seen in automotive repair !!

by - Verified Customer February 07, 2017

Love the email with details on the repair.

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by - Verified Customer February 05, 2017

Robert was both friendly and helpful and the cost came in under the estimate. I will return as needed. Thanks!

by - Verified Customer February 05, 2017

It was good

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by - Verified Customer February 02, 2017

I had the upper control arms replaced, but there is still an issue with the truck pulling to the left. I haven't had time to bring it back in to have it looked at, but I would expect it to be looked at

by - Verified Customer January 31, 2017

I came in for a safety inspection. Staff were friendly to me and bantered with each other, creating a welcoming environment. The work was done quickly and I was on my way. Will definitely come back.

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by - Verified Customer January 30, 2017

They fixed my car quickly and were quick to answer the phone.

by - Verified Customer January 29, 2017

I had my annual inspection completed. I walked in without appointment and it was completed professionally .

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by - Verified Customer January 29, 2017

Thorough, helpful, and efficient. Will be back.

by - Verified Customer January 29, 2017

Great professional service.

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by - Verified Customer January 29, 2017

Great service plus a kind and friendly staff.

by - Verified Customer January 25, 2017

This was the first time I have felt completely taken care of from a new mechanic. I called my father, ecstatic, knowing that he is always worried about me being taken advantage of financially at auto shops. Since I needed my car by lunch time, even though there are things I probably should have gotten done to my car, I simply walked out with an oil change and recommendations for next time. It was the best experience I've had at an auto shop. Thank you.

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by - Verified Customer January 25, 2017

Easy oil change experience with no pressure other information on car.

by - Verified Customer January 25, 2017

Robert was very helpful, and explained everything clearly. The shuttle service was convenient and the driver was friendly. I am pleased with the repairs done. And I feel like the pricing is pretty fair.

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by - Verified Customer January 25, 2017

Kind and knowledgeable employees!

by - Verified Customer January 24, 2017

Honest, respectful, and thorough. Everything I could ask for.

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by - Verified Customer January 24, 2017

Excellent job.

by - Verified Customer January 23, 2017

Great guys who do great work.

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by - Verified Customer January 22, 2017

I am always pleased with the service at Dave's. They are able to get my car fixed in a timely manner and are great at explaining the problems and how they can fix things. Tommy at the front desk was especially helpful.

by - Verified Customer January 22, 2017

Nice Work

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by - Verified Customer January 18, 2017

Great service!!

by - Verified Customer January 18, 2017

I love you guys and we use you all the time. I only have one MINOR comment: One time I brought my car in and was talking to the guy at the counter about it and he was a bit dismissive of me. My husband showed up about 5 minutes later and all of a sudden the Dave's guy was super friendly and talkative, shook my husband's hand, started talking much more loudly, and got into a complex discussion of the car repair etc. I was like 'WHAT the h?!' - did I just get blown off because I'm a girl? In 2016? (It was Dec. 2016). Overall everyone has been great but this was not very cool and I did not like it. Please be very aware that not every man knows everything about cars and not every woman is an airhead about cars.

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by - Verified Customer January 18, 2017

Great service and honest.

by - Verified Customer January 18, 2017

Thank you!

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by - Verified Customer January 18, 2017

Dave's Ultimate Automotive provided the best customer service I've experienced at a repair shop. They answer the phones quickly and professionally and each employee greets and engages with the customers in person. They worked with me on what I needed with my existing budget. I will definitely be a repeat customer.

by - Verified Customer January 17, 2017

Effective and efficient servicing. Thank you!

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by - Verified Customer January 17, 2017

As usual it was a great experience...good explanation and good work!

by - Verified Customer January 16, 2017

Great Experience!!!

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by - Verified Customer January 16, 2017

Respectful, fair, fast service.

by - Verified Customer January 15, 2017

Great

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by - Verified Customer January 15, 2017

I had a wonderful experience with the shop. They were polite and took the time.

by - Verified Customer January 15, 2017

Good but took twice as long as expected.

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by - Verified Customer January 15, 2017

The gentlemen working were helpful and seemed to be very knowledgeable.

by - Verified Customer January 15, 2017

I took my Ford Mustang there because it was pulling to the left when driving. I needed an alignment and this place was very helpful. They took pictures of the problem and sent me an email then called to make sure they explained everything to me. Amazing customer service. My car is not pulling left now when I drive. Will be back next week to get more repairs that they found. Thank you guys for all that you do.

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by - Verified Customer January 15, 2017

Very good

by - Verified Customer January 15, 2017

Thanks!

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by - Verified Customer January 12, 2017

I've been going to Dave's now for about three years, and I leave every appointment feeling like the people at Dave's went above and beyond to help me. They always take time to explain what they've done, what they recommend, and answer as many questions as I may have with patience and thoughtfulness. When our old car was on its last leg, they helped me keep it safe, but didn't oversell me on a bunch of stuff that didn't make sense. Even when I got my new car, I didn't shop around for a lower price, because I am happy to pay more (if it even is more) to know that the work and advice I get is reliable and trustworthy. Even still, Dave's always encourages me to do my research after they recommend anything, so I always feel comfortable and never pressured. I would definitely recommend Dave's.

by - Verified Customer January 11, 2017

Tommy at the North Lamar Austin location was great. He was kind, helpful, and respectful.

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by - Verified Customer January 11, 2017

Very good service, shuttle driver was prompt and after repairs were done he picked me up at my house within 5 minutes.

by - Verified Customer January 10, 2017

The work was finished quickly and the staff was very helpful. Thanks!

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by - Verified Customer January 10, 2017

Very good!

by - Verified Customer January 10, 2017

Answered all my questions!

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by - Verified Customer January 10, 2017

It was great the wait wasn't long and the people who worked there were friendly.

by - Verified Customer January 10, 2017

Great auto shop. I rarely have issues, and when I do, they care of complications quickly and at no cost. No run-around with these folks. Just fast, honest work you can believe in.

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by - Verified Customer January 08, 2017

Tommy was very helpful with finding out what was wrong with my car and finding a inexpensive solution.

by - Verified Customer January 08, 2017

Cost was within $5 of the estimate. Very satisfied

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by - Verified Customer January 05, 2017

Just a inspection for registration. Took longer then I thought maybe almost an hour waiting but happy they could take care of me.

by - Verified Customer January 05, 2017

They fit me in last minute for new tires and were very helpful. Will definitely be going back for future repairs.

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by - Verified Customer January 05, 2017

Good service, friendly, quick cost quote, quick repairs.

by - Verified Customer January 04, 2017

High Fives because yall diagnosed a problem that I have been informed by 2 other shops did not exist, specifically that Mini never need an isolated alignment, despite the fact that complainted the car skated across bumps at 20-30mph. So much for mechanics that don't listen to women. Again, cheers for diagnosing struts, sway bars and subsequent alignment. I am delighted to bring any business I can to Dave on N Lamar. Thank you

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by - Verified Customer January 04, 2017

My car is kind of a nightmare- no shame in it needing multiple repairs and extended dates. Robert was more than fair with me.

by - Verified Customer January 02, 2017

Great use of technology complementing great service but not being the sole reason.

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by - Verified Customer January 02, 2017

I will be back and I appreciate their thoroughness!

by - Verified Customer January 02, 2017

Very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful staff who went above and beyond in performing my repairs within my budget. They even gave me a loaner car without asking.

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by - Verified Customer January 01, 2017

Always, great service and professionalism at Dave's Ultimate Automotive. Been taking my vehicles, new and old, there several years now. Thank you.

by - Verified Customer January 01, 2017

Went in for emissions test. While there, observed someone with multiple car issues that tech addressed to make it safe, but refused to charge because issues were so severe. That's customer service!

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by - Verified Customer January 01, 2017

Job well done gentlemen.

by - Verified Customer January 01, 2017

Great

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by - Verified Customer December 29, 2016

Wonderful experience.

by - Verified Customer December 28, 2016

Very professional, fast, and helpful.

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by - Verified Customer December 28, 2016

The shop was good and clean. The workers were all nice. They took me to work and picked me up. The price was a little more, and they found extra repairs. I think my car was repaired, but I hear a little noise that was not there before. I will return to the shop soon, just to get the extra noise looked at.

by - Verified Customer December 28, 2016

I knew my brakes needed work. I have 70K miles on my car and still the original brakes. The issues found were explained to me and the work was done on time and seemingly very well. It was a bit more expensive than I thought it would be but I would trade quality work from a trustworthy mechanic any time.

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by - Verified Customer December 27, 2016

Great!

by - Verified Customer December 26, 2016

Employees were friendly. Wait time was a bit long, but it was as quoted.

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by - Verified Customer December 26, 2016

Robert is great ask for him.

by - Verified Customer December 25, 2016

Good service, fast and fair.

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by - Verified Customer December 25, 2016

Cool shop. Nice people.

by - Verified Customer December 22, 2016

Always professional and courteous!

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by - Verified Customer December 22, 2016

This is my second very good experience at Dave's and I am very happy to have found you and will be back when next I need help. Thank you.

by - Verified Customer December 22, 2016

Dave's shop thoroughly explained what the issues were with a used car we were considering purchasing. They also let us know which repairs were critical and which could wait. They ended up completing the repairs 1 day earlier than expected.

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by - Verified Customer December 20, 2016

Took significantly longer than quoted, but I'm happy with my oil change.

by - Verified Customer December 20, 2016

Dave's did a great job on my Lincoln MKZ. Very extensive work that required a lot of 'on the fly' adjustments by their mechanics (on Christmas weekend no less). They also discounted the final price of these repairs because of the additional problems discovered. I'm very happy with their work and the prices charged for it.

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by - Verified Customer December 19, 2016

Great staff and timely work. I will go back if I have any issues with our car in the future

by - Verified Customer December 19, 2016

The person which I do not know his name was a bit short with me. He acted like I was supposed to know that now your policy is to make an appointment for a car inspection. I have used your shop several times in the past and this was never an issue. I work across the street from your shop so I can just leave my car with your shop. I will make an appointment as requested.

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by - Verified Customer December 19, 2016

Service was excellent. Tommy was thorough in his explanation of what needed to be or should be done. Everyone was courteous.

by - Verified Customer December 19, 2016

Returning customer.

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by - Verified Customer December 18, 2016

I went in to get a state inspection done and my car was ready earlier than expected.

by - Verified Customer December 18, 2016

They ended up doing less repairs than I initially thought I needed as they were unnecessary.

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by - Verified Customer December 18, 2016

Very friendly staff, fair enough prices, timely service, no pushy sales tactics. 10/10 would refer.

by - Verified Customer December 18, 2016

Excellent as always.

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by - Verified Customer December 15, 2016

Excellent service. Highly recommend these guys.

by - Verified Customer December 15, 2016

Professional, knowledgeable, and fair. Happy with the work and will be using Daves in the future.

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by - Verified Customer December 14, 2016

Excellent work. My car now runs like it is brand new.

by - Verified Customer December 14, 2016

Everyone was great and repairs were done fast.

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by - Verified Customer December 14, 2016

Trustworthy.

by - Verified Customer December 14, 2016

The staff was great and friendly and I didn't feel pressured to buy more parts, get other repairs, etc, other than what I originally brought my car in for. Will definitely recommend to friends who need repair work on their car :)

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by - Verified Customer December 14, 2016

My go-to Auto repair store.

by - Verified Customer December 12, 2016

Great experience as always.

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by - Verified Customer December 12, 2016

Great.

by - Verified Customer December 12, 2016

The guys at Dave's were informative, respectful, and nice. I will likely go back there every time I need a repair.

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by - Verified Customer December 12, 2016

Repaired my headlight quickly.

by - Verified Customer December 11, 2016

Good place.

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by - Verified Customer December 08, 2016

Tommy and the staff have always taken good care of my car over the years. I knew Dave's when it was in South Austin many years ago.

by - Verified Customer December 08, 2016

Dave's diagnosed the problem correctly the first time and fixed it immediately. No complaints here. Will most definitely coming back and telling all my friends too.

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by - Verified Customer December 07, 2016

AWESOME 5 STARS in our book !! Customers for the life of our cars :)

by - Verified Customer December 07, 2016

Had an oil change and all overall inspection done.

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by - Verified Customer December 06, 2016

Quick and honest. Just got a tire plugged and they topped off my fluids for free. This will be my new repair shop from now on!

by - Verified Customer December 06, 2016

I thought it was just great how Mark kept me very well informed throughout the process - very good idea to have one contact person!

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by - Verified Customer December 06, 2016

Great service as always from Tommy and all the guys.

by - Verified Customer December 06, 2016

It was good. I suppose there was no alternative to the repair.

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by - Verified Customer December 06, 2016

I thought I needed new brakes---turns out I didn't. Not many places tell a customer something isn't needed yet!

by - Verified Customer December 04, 2016

Good visit as always! I do think I pay a tad more here than some other big chain shops might charge.. but I trust y'all so it's worth it.

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by - Verified Customer December 04, 2016

Very good service as usual, but there were some unexpected repairs that took longer than expected. But I was always also told what to expect.

by - Verified Customer December 04, 2016

My car was well taken care of. Awesome work!

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by - Verified Customer December 04, 2016

Just needed an oil change. The work was completed fast and the shop is near work, so that was a plus.

by - Verified Customer December 01, 2016

Great service, fair price, and no pressure to do any extra work. My check engine light was on, so the repair could have been very expensive, instead it was under $200, including an oil change that I requested.

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by - Verified Customer November 30, 2016

The shop got me in at a moment's notice, to which I greatly appreciated. The price was steep, but I think the job might have been difficult; at least too tough for me to get done myself without the proper equipment. Love that the shop is so close and convenient, and that they didn't force me to make an appointment to get this job done fast.

by - Verified Customer November 30, 2016

Excellent experience!

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by - Verified Customer November 29, 2016

Made an appointment and was able to drop my car off and pick it up at the same day and times. Cost for the work was reasonably priced. I had to ask many questions for explanation but they were willing to answer over the phone.

by - Verified Customer November 29, 2016

Tommy was helpful in differentiating between the fixes I needed to make and with those that could wait.

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by - Verified Customer November 29, 2016

Thank you.

by - Verified Customer November 29, 2016

There was a difficult problem which made noise, was confusing, and took time to order a replacement part. They worked well and thoroughly, and loaned me a car while awaiting the new part. Excellent!

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by - Verified Customer November 28, 2016

Fast and fair.

by - Verified Customer November 28, 2016

So pleasant I just left me old shop I had gone to for a decade. I love the communication and the pictures - really well presented. the waiting area was fantastic too!

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by - Verified Customer November 28, 2016

I really appreciate the detail in which work is described, and also the thorough report and pictures. Thanks!

by - Verified Customer November 28, 2016

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

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by - Verified Customer November 27, 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 November 27, 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.

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by - Verified Customer November 24, 2016

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

by - Verified Customer November 22, 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.

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by - Verified Customer November 22, 2016

These people are honest and efficient.

by - Verified Customer November 22, 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 November 21, 2016

An easy car repair.

by - Verified Customer November 21, 2016

Great customer service!

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by - Verified Customer November 20, 2016

I had a great experience, everyone was respectful. The shuttle to campus was a fantastic service. Will come again.

by - Verified Customer November 20, 2016

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

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by - Verified Customer November 20, 2016

Great experience.

by - Verified Customer November 20, 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.

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by - Verified Customer November 20, 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 November 17, 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.

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by - Verified Customer November 15, 2016

Tommie was very helpful.

by - Verified Customer November 15, 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.

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by - Verified Customer November 14, 2016

Good experience!

by - Verified Customer November 14, 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 November 13, 2016

Always take very good care of me and my car.

by - Verified Customer November 13, 2016

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

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by - Verified Customer November 08, 2016

Great Service. Friendly Staff. Would recommend to others.

by - Verified Customer November 07, 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.

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by - Verified Customer November 06, 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 November 01, 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 November 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.

by - Verified Customer October 31, 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.

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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!

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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

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 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 September 23, 2016

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

by - Verified Customer September 23, 2016

Kind and honest, all I need in an auto shop

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by - Verified Customer September 23, 2016

Fast service, good explanations, thoughtful reps.

by September 23, 2016

Think I was sold something I did not need.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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by May 31, 2016

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

by May 31, 2016

Very fast and great customer service!

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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

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

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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 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

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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.

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by - Verified Customer May 23, 2016

very good

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.

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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 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.

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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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RepairPal Scorecard
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CUSTOMER SERVICE
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CUSTOMER AMENITIES
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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.


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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
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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
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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
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Questions Answered by Dave's Ultimate Automotive
Quoting a procedure like that blindly will not do you or your repair shop any favors. Based on the nature of your compressor failure and overall health of the ac system, we can estimate properly but will need to see the vehicle first to do so. Give us a call at 512-444-7716 so we can look into this for you.
Hey Chris, we can certainly help. Your noise has a lot of potential causes. The best way to know for sure is to get it into the shop and allow our experienced technicians to analyze it. Let us know when you can come. 512-444-7716
It just came on recentlly, and has been of...
ABS is Antilock Brake System. It senses when the wheel (s) are locking up and then pulses the brakes to keep traction. When the light is on the ABS is off but the brakes will function. Need to check codes with a scan tool and the trace the problem based on the code. Wheel speed sensors are a common failure.
Just hot air comes out.
THERE COULD BE MULTIPLE REASONS WHY THE A/C ISN'T BLOWING COLD. IF THE SYSTEM HAS BEEN PROPERLY CHARGED, THEN IT IS POSSIBLE YOU HAVE AN ELECTRICIAL ISSUE SOMEWHERE IN THE SYSTEM OR A MECHANICIAL ISSUE. MOST COMMON REASON A/C STOPS BLOWING COLD IS IT IS LOW ON FREON AND THE COMPUTER WILL NOT LET THE SYSTEM COME ON. A FREE A/C CHECK SHOULD IDENTIFY THE AREA OF THE ISSUE AND AT LEAST GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF COSTS INVOLVED WITH REPAIRS.
Both reverse lights for my 1992 Mercedes 4...
This can be as simple as the bulbs are burnt out. Inspect the bulbs. If they look like they are still in good condition then there could be a multiple of things that has caused the problem. Would recommend taking to a repair shop and have them check the electrical issue.
cant get an inspection pass
Do you have specific trouble code you are dealing with? Sometimes a code can point to a problem such as and egr valve or O2 sensor and what the code really means is that there is a problem with that system. Such as a clogged egr passage or a lean condition as apposed to just a part failure. Would need more information to get you a better answer.
Replaced battery a month ago. It will cran...
In cases like these the most common problem is something electrical like a module or a fuel pump. Gets hot, heat soaks when you shut it off and wont work again until it cools down. Need to catch it in that act to diagnose properly.
The front end sounds as if something is lo...
If it is a rapid knocking as your turn it could be a cv joint. If it is a one time clunk each time you turn it could be any number of worn joints, bushings, strut bearing. A free test drive and visual inspection will usually find the problem.
Dealer quoted about $500 for lowers/front ...
The upper and lower ball joints installed with alignment runs about $975.00 with tax. We have a first time customer discount of $100.00 so $875.00 Dealers may have to replace control arm but aftermarket has come out with a replaceable joint.
After checking with parts house there is a design change in 2001. If control is needed the whole job would be $1150.00 with first time customer discount.
Need to see vehicle to do an accurate estimate and make sure the work is needed. The inspection and estimate are free.

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