Austin's Foreign Car Speclst

  • 4.9 of 5 stars
3 reviews

824 Romeria Dr, Austin, TX 78757, us

(512) 454-2047

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Hours
 
Specialties
Specializes in Transmission work
Specializes in Air Conditioning work
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Loaners
No
Notes
 
They are always honest
5.0/5
They are competent
5.0/5
Their repair price is reasonable
4.7/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
4.7/5
They respond well when they screw something up
5.0/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
5.0/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
5.0/5
They are always honest
5.0/5
I would use this mechanic again
N/A
I would recommend this mechanic to others
N/A
They fix the problem the first time
5.0/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
5.0/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
3.7/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
5.0/5
Feb 03, 1999
Ron thinks before speaking, looks at things, consults the car's repair records, then provides comprehensive, clear answers about the state of the car or the problem at hand. He has worked on a Dodge Colt Vista and a Toyota I owned; if there was just a little problem somewhere (or if I wanted to know is something a problem) I could drop by and ask. He would work with me on prioritizing repairs as my cars got older, we had a plan to follow. He does excellent work, & is VERY knowledgeable. He is not the least expensive, but I trust him more than any other mechanic I've been to! I moved away and don't use him now; it's too bad, too!
Jun 15, 2000
When I moved to Austin it was important for me to find an honest, reasonable and accessible mechanic. My father was a mechanic so it was a mission to find one just as wonderful as my Dad! So I started to call around in the yellow pages when I found the Shimek's. What most attracted me to the shop was the very fact that it is owned by a couple, Ron and Judi Shimek. It is very much a "mom and pop" shop where I am always treated with respect. Ron and Judi both have taken the time to discuss the car with and have never pushed any unnecessary repairs. They even find time to get my VW Fox in quickly whether it needs a repair or just an oil change. In addition this shop is incredibly reasonable in prices. Shop around Austin and you will see what I mean. Check them out, I know you'll be satisfied!
Feb 27, 2001
I had a problem with valve noise and clutch wear on a Ford Ranger 4x4, so I thought, and I wanted a test drive with someone to listen and look under the hood. I explained this on the phone and they took time to listen instead of just telling me to bring it in. I booked an appointment a couple days ahead just in case it would need to go in for repairs. Ron took for a short, but thorough test drive and explained that all I needed was better grade gas. He responded to my concerns and explained the probabilities of what was wearing out with real specifics to watch for if I was concerned more about the noises and the clutch. I could have been a easy clutch job and valve work as I was questioning Ron's assessment, but he was honest.

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