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Old 03-07-2009, 10:43 PM
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I can personally recommend Tech Auto in Pflugerville. They do pretty much everything but inspections. Nice guys. Only problem is they close at like 5 or 6 so you'll have to work something out with them regarding picking up your car, etc. Worth the drive IMO.
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Old 03-08-2009, 08:37 AM
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Thanks everyone for the recommendations.
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Old 03-08-2009, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Suburban Daisey View Post
If you need just the basic upkeep quick go to Lambs ... if you need something big done go to
Carl's Presonal Automotive ... 512 244 7428 ... 1311 Clark St ... near the cemetary,
Carl has worked on my cars for years and always done a great job. You can't beat his pricing honesty and fairness. You can even take him parts and he will put them in cheap. You are not sold anything ... you are given a diagnosis and price and you choose what you want to do ... the only downside is he can get backed up with work and it may take a couple of days to get to you ...
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Old 03-08-2009, 05:10 PM
Location: Formerly TX, UT and CT - Currently NC
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I highly recommend John Long's Automotive Specialists in Round Rock. They do a GREAT job and don't take forever to do so. The only downfall is they close pretty early.
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:19 PM
Location: Coffee Bean
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I'm looking for a good mechanic too - I've asked around and heard several good recommendations for Christian Bros. Automotive. Anyone heard anything good or bad about CBA? Thanks!
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:58 PM
Location: Central Bay Area, CA as of Jan 2010...but still a proud Texan from Houston!
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Default John and Corky

Originally Posted by Go_Gators_07 View Post
Can someone please give me a reference to a good auto repair shop in the Round Rock area? Thanks.
When I lived there last year I used this place:
John & Corky Automotive Specialists
350 Old West Dr
Round Rock, TX 78681-7504
Phone: (512) 472-4977

I am very very picky and anal about my car since I had the same mechanic in Houston for 15 years (and still use him)! I had my timing belt changed at John and Corky's and they did a good job. You will find mainly good but a few bad reviews about them but from my experience they are very good and know what they are doing. They are more pricey then what I was used to here in Houston. Dan who works the counter knows quite a lot but he can really come across as arrogant with his knowledge. I have used Lambs on 620 and they were crooks! Luckily my mechanic in Houston as well as Dan from John and Corky advised me against what Lambs was trying to do to my car...it saved me 500$ and a needless repair!!!!! Any Lambs fan please understand that was my experience when I was new to Austin and had not found a mechanic yet. Good Luck it is so nerve racking finding a good mechanic to trust!

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Old 03-10-2009, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Ryehenry View Post
Hey least aint no damn sooner! *Cringe*

Look up Pond Springs Automotive. Ask for Rusty. I am a mechanic and actually worked for him when I first moved to Austin about 4yrs ago. A great guy and good quality work, plus he is extremely straight forward. Only problem is he is not in Round Rock. But he will be worth the trip!

(put it this way, over 30years of business and not a cent spent on advert. All word of mouth)

Hell I am a mechanic and telling you to goto him! hehe

13170 Pond Springs Rd Ste D
Austin, TX
(512) 335-6105
I take my cars to Rusty for any repairs. He's worked on both my new and classic cars. Great guy and great work.
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Old 01-22-2010, 01:47 PM
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Default Good Auto Repair in Austin

Hi atxclassic,
I know you said Round Rock, but I found a great little shop worth talking about off N Lamar. A freind who knows the owner recommended it to me. They are as honest as the day is long. The story is kinda charming how he got into the business and his enthusiasm for cras and customer service is contageous. Give 'em a try. I know they'd be happy to hear that they are growing by word of mouth. Their web address on the business card is www.gcatx.com Hope this helps. Let me know if I am right after you go there, but I think you will be pleased. I trust them and will use them going forward.
By the way, jusdging from your screen name, you like classic cars? they are working on one in their auto body shop.
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Old 07-09-2010, 01:16 PM
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Default Volkswagen shop

Originally Posted by mm57553 View Post
We should have probably asked you sooner, but what kind of car do you have? My car's under warranty, so still goes to the dealership. But my husband has a great mechanic - they specialize in Audi and Volkswagen though.
Would you mind sharing the mechanic's name and number?

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