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  • Southwest Car Care Center

  • 5 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews
  • 803 S Mason Rd # 514, Katy, TX 77450, us
  • (281) 579-9092
  • Specialties

    Southwest Car Care Center is a full service automotive repair and maintenance shop located on Mason Rd in Katy, TX. Established in 1990 by Richard Meinen, we are family owned and operated and have been operating in this very location for the past 25 years.

    We specialize in Engine Repair, Tune-ups, Engine Performance, Diagnostics, Air Conditioning Service & Repair, Brake Service, Electrical Repair, Transmission Service, Steering and Suspension, Wheel Alignments, Factory Scheduled Maintenance, Oil Changes, Tire Rotation & Balance, Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspection and more. We also carry a full line of BG Products.

    In today's world, there are shops that only specialize in brakes or tires or batteries or oil changes. We are a shop that continues to do it repair from bumper-to-bumper!!!!!


    Established in 1990.

    Southwest Car Care Center was established in 1990 by Richard Meinen as a full-service auto repair facility. Richard owned and operated the shop with the help of his sons, James & Matt, until his retirement in 2009. At that time, James and Matt took over the business and now operate it together with help from mechanics, Rob & Cesar.

    Meet the Business Owner

    James and Matt Meinen.

    James and Matt are both graduates of Katy High. Upon graduating from Katy High in 1990, James went to the University of Houston, receiving his B.A. in Business Administration in 1995. Upon graduating from Katy High in 2002, Matt went to Sam Houston State, receiving his B.S. in Criminal Justice in 2006.
    Both James & Matt worked in the shop throughout their college years before making the final decision to join the family business full-time upon graduation.
    Both James & Matt are 3rd Generation mechanics. The tradition began with Grandpa Louie, who worked for Ford Motor Company in Iowa before opening his own service station with Amoco Oil. Louie passed his skill and knowledge to his son Richard, who worked in and ultimately owned the Amoco Station in Iowa before moving his family to Texas in 1981. Richard worked as a manager for Firestone for 9 years before opening Southwest Car Care.
    Thru 3 Generations and 70+ years, the Meinen Family has been providing quality automotive service!

Questions Jump to reviews

They are always honest (5.00)Wrenchs
They are competent (4.67)Wrenchs
Their repair price is reasonable (3.67)Wrenchs
They complete the work in a timely manner (5.00)Wrenchs
They respond well when they screw something up (5.00)Wrenchs
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs (4.67)Wrenchs
They treat male and female customers in the same manner (5.00)Wrenchs
I would use this mechanic again (N/A)
I would recommend this mechanic to others (N/A)

Other facts you may want to know

They fix the problem the first time (4.67)Wrenchs
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood (5.00)Wrenchs
The hours of operation are convenient for customers (4.00)Wrenchs
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed) (4.00)Wrenchs
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