Cliff's Car-Tech

(281) 547-0357
29 Verified Reviews

7:30am to 6:00pm


17525 FM 529 Rd
Houston, TX 77095 USA


  • Clifford M. Smith, Owner
  • Established 2006
  • 4 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Certified Auto Technician
  • 63 Years of Car Repair Experience

Cliff's Car-Tech Reviews


29 Verified Reviews
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by - Verified Customer July 01, 2017

I went to this shop in need of a Battery for my 2012 Honda Accord. The Tech at Gillman Honda told me that my cable's (pos & neg) were so corroded due to acid leakage from my battery that I had to replace the cable's as well as the the battery......for a total of $638 (ridiculous) and they refused to just replace the battery.....Cliff's Car Tech stated I did not need cable's and replaced my battery for a total of $222.35 with all fees and Labor......Shame on whoever the Technician was at Gillman Honda for telling me that!

by - Verified Customer November 02, 2014

The do good work. You can trust that they do good work. They seem to be very knowledgeable.

by - Verified Customer November 02, 2014

They got my car serviced just in time for my birthday. It was on short notice too.

by - Verified Customer October 30, 2014

Great service and price. Cliff and Terry are great people. I trust Cliff.

by - Verified Customer October 30, 2014

They were courteous and fast. They fixed all the problems. They were honest and they did good work.

by October 29, 2014

The car was fixed perfectly and price was reasonable. The people are in my community that I know for a small business.

by - Verified Customer October 29, 2014

I found them to be honest people. I found their work to be satisfactory.

by - Verified Customer October 29, 2014

He does a damn good job and he is honest. Finding an honest mechanic is what I need. To fix the car the first time and be straight forward.

by - Verified Customer October 27, 2014

They are considerate, accurate, fair in price, and quick. They have provided a loner car. I feel they are trustworthy.

by - Verified Customer October 26, 2014

They are honest and straight forward and meet above standards on repairs. They are courteous, answer questions, and are up front, even on estimates.

by - Verified Customer October 24, 2014

They give good service in general. They seem to be very honest.

by - Verified Customer October 24, 2014

He is always very courteous. I think he is always very fair.

by - Verified Customer October 24, 2014

We really like Cliff and they are on time and are reasonably priced.

by - Verified Customer October 21, 2014

He is honest and up front with you. He will tell you what you need fixed or what you don't need. He is honest to his customers. I hope he doesn't retire any time soon.

by - Verified Customer June 06, 2012

The quality of the repairs is really, really good and the quality of the diagnostics was very thorough and excellent and the knowledge of the front desk staff in matters of car repair and car systems exceeded my expectations.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Iris
by - Verified Customer June 01, 2012

Cliff is a very honest and trustworthy mechanic. He gets the job done.

by - Verified Customer June 01, 2012

The staff was very friendly. The owner works in the shop and is very personable.

by - Verified Customer May 30, 2012

Good, honest people and good to work with.

by - Verified Customer May 24, 2012

I would trust Cliff's with any vehicle I have or my friends or family has. Very reliable.

by - Verified Customer May 24, 2012

After meeting Cliff maybe 2 years ago, I've sent every vehicle I have owned and every vehicle my family has owned in to Cliff's. I own a small business and he takes care of all of our fleet vehicles. I have recommended everyone I know to go to Cliff. He's the best mechanic I've ever encountered. I've even asked him to repair a lawn mower and he had no problem repairing that for me. I've never had bad service from him. He has actually saved me money by telling me that other proposals I've received from mechanics were not the true fix for the problem and he was able to save me money. I'll use Cliff until he doesn't fix cars any more.

by - Verified Customer May 24, 2012

I'm very pleased so far. Everything seems to be ok. I would go back there.

by - Verified Customer May 24, 2012

Everyone is extremely friendly there and helpful and I will definitely be back when I need to.

by - Verified Customer May 23, 2012

He is a very honest mechanic and that is rare to find in the automotive industry. Anyone who goes to his shop will get honest treatment.

by - Verified Customer May 20, 2012

I had an estimate on my air conditioner. It was 200 dollars under and they did a fantastic job. Friendly staff.

by - Verified Customer May 18, 2012

Honest and reliable.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Iris
by - Verified Customer May 16, 2012

They seem to be genuinely concerned about the customer and recommend cost effective repairs when they could be charging for more expensive solutions.

by - Verified Customer May 03, 2012

The company is very nice. All of the employees are respectful and nice.

by - Verified Customer May 02, 2012

From my last experience to this one that I just had recently, I could see that there was improvement.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Iris

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One of the true benefits of Cliff's Car-Tech is that the owner, Cliff, oversees much of what happens in the shop. His experience, along with that of his techs, is what we like to see in our Certified shops. With three technicians on staff, including one ASE certified tech, their team boasts an impressive 63 years of combined experience. Cliff's also has a well-rounded assortment of quality scan tools, covering all of the makes and models they service. The building is clean, well maintained, and easily accessible. They offer a shuttle service if you find yourself in need of a ride and they have WiFi in their comfortable waiting room if you should decide to wait while your vehicle is repaired. 



  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belts


  • AAA Member Discount
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Extended/Evening Hours
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Gas/Diesel
  • Loaner Car
  • Military Discount
  • Senior Discount
  • Service Guarantee
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet
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  • ASA
  • iATN


Cliff's Car-Tech is conveniently located in Northwest Harris County, across from Langham Creek High School (one of the most populated schools in the Nation). We are a master technician owned family business. We diagnose & repair foreign and domestic and offer a 36 month or 36,000 mile warranty on most repairs!

The facility offers 12 work bays, Wi-Fi, best-in-class parts, and friendly, dependable advice and service you can trust.

Cliff's Car Tech will be closed Thursday and Friday Nov 23-24 for Thanksgiving; Monday Dec 25 for Christmas and Monday Jan 1 for New Year's Day.

-Cliff & Teri


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  • GMC
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  • Honda
  • Hummer
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Questions Answered by Cliff's Car-Tech
Squeaking noise
Lubrication is not necessary, all those components are sealed. Likely some component is worn out and needs to be replaced. A suspension check to identify the source of the noise is recommended. We'd be happy to help you with that here at Cliff's Car Tech.
All of sudden, speed drops and car moves ...
Hmm, it sounds like the vehicle is going into 'limp mode' which is designed to let you limp home, then it resets when you restart the vehicle. Code would be helpful, but throttle body unlikely to make it act the way it is doing. Multiple problems may throw vehicle into limp mode, including a severe misfire, or problem with throttle position sensor. Suggest diagnosis by competent technician. We will be happy to do that here for you. Please contact shop if you wish to schedule a diagnosis.
Truck died on me while driving code was a ...
From your description the vehicle needs to be diagnosed by a competent technician.
There could be something wrong with the original diagnosis, or the cam sensor, or there may be another cause for the 3/6 coil not firing. We'd be happy to diagnose it here at our shop. give us a call at 281.855.2211 if you'd like to set an appointment.
I tried 10 seconds hold procedure and it i...
Did you do both of the procedures listed? With the ignition key on, but engine not running?
Holding the reset knob for 10 seconds until maintenance items blink? Release for a second,
Followed by holding the same knob for another 5 seconds until the items disappear, and oil life returns to 100%?
Sounds like something is loose inside stee...
For a temporary fix, you can remove the horn relay. Eventually you would need to get the problem looked at to determine what is broken and what will be needed to fix it. We can do that here of course. If you will email our shop, I can try to send you diagram of where the horn relay is located.

problem just started suddenly. replaced re...
Sounds like this one potentially has more than one problem. Having the tires rotated and/or balanced may help with the high-speed wobble. I suggest having a reputable shop check it out. Please give us a call at 281.855.2211 if you'd like to bring it in. Thanks!
<br>Check engine light came on. So i press...
Oops, sorry, I read 5200 miles, not 52k miles. Pushrod has an appropriate question re: transmission - standard? automatic? CVT? Not getting above 40 and the rpms going high likely indicates transmission problem. Take it to a competent shop that can diagnose the problem.
We are here if you need us.
When the car is on there is a buzzing nois...
There really isn't enough information with this question to answer it. If the a/c sometimes goes on and off by itself, there may be an electrical problem or a problem with the a/c control head.
This needs diagnosis by a competent shop. Cliff's Car Tech will be happy to do this for you.
Hopefully you can provide some more information as to under what conditions the noise and intermittent operation of the a/c occurs. Thanks!
<br>Code was 02 sensor bank 1/1, is there ...
Question, did you clear the check engine light once the repair was completed? It may take quite a few ignition cycles before the PCM reads that system again and clears the light on its own .......
If you've already done this, and/or the check engine light returns, Unfortunately, no, if changing out the sensor did not resolve the code, it does need a diagnosis.

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