Nippon Motorworks

  • 4.9 of 5 stars
15 reviews

5350 W Highway 290, Austin, TX 78735, us

(512) 892-6224


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Has ASE certified mechanics
They are always honest
They are competent
Their repair price is reasonable
They complete the work in a timely manner
They respond well when they screw something up
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
They are always honest
I would use this mechanic again
I would recommend this mechanic to others
They fix the problem the first time
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
Dec 31, 2008
As the female owner of a Toyota minivan, I've never had such a pleasant experience with diagnosis and maintenance of my van. Over a year ago, I called Don based on this Cartalk recommendation and he helped me determine the problem I was having with the brakes. He said I would have to go to a dealer because he didn't have the computer needed to make the repair. Last month, I returned to him for the 90,000 mile maintenance and came away without even having to spend $200! On top of that, he explained several things to me showing me how he made the diagnosis. He will be working on my van from here on!
Jan 18, 2000
I have been using these guys for five years and, sadly, am about to sell the 1987 Toyota 4Runner that they have helped me keep in great shape throughout that time. Since Gary and Don only work on Toyotas and Nissans, I'll be going elsewhere once we only own a Ford and a VW. Both of these fellows are the epitome of an honest mechanic. They've even been known to fix something minor that I didn't even know was broken, and then not charge me anything for the additional repair ("It only took us 30 seconds to fix, and we were in there, anyway"). On top of that, it is their standard practice to do a little once- over on the car after they are done with the repair and provide a list of things that I should keep an eye on. For instance, they may say, "You're leaking a little fluid from behind the rear seal. It's probably not leaking enough to worry about fixing it, but keep an eye on it in case it gets worse." I was referred to these guys by a coworker. I later referred a friend to them. The original referrer has long since moved out of town, but my friend and I remain loyal customers.
Aug 08, 2000
I called them (for the first time) to schedule an appointment to fix a problem with my Nissan Quest. After hearing the symptoms over the phone, they recommended a nearby garage that they said was better equipped for my car's diagnosis. I was impressed that they'd turn away business in order to get the best result for the customer.
Nov 08, 2004
No frills, no shuttle or loaner car, but fabulous work. Will err on the side of waiting or not doing a repair and will tell you why. I wish my other car were a Toyota or Nissan...
Nov 07, 2011
Nov 07, 2011
Nov 14, 2003
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I took my 81 Corolla to them from about 1986 until I got rid of it in 2002. One of the reasons I bought another Corolla in 2002 was because Toytotas were what they worked on. The new Corolla never needed any work before I got transferred and moved to far north Austin. I would still be taking my car to them except for the move. They often recommended cheaper ways to do something or fix something when other places said they would only replace it.
Apr 23, 2006
saved me a lot of money on my Quest repairs, mainitians my Camry and Corolla on a regular basis.
May 03, 2007
very honest.. will never try to screw you
Aug 08, 2007
These guys are the best. Highly recommended--but keep in mind it is a small shop, and they don't work on weekends.

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