Mobile Auto Repair- Austin

★★★★★
Austin auto repair shop prides itself on excellent customer service and the most affordable parts in town.
  • 700 W Oltorf St

    Austin, TX 78704

    Map & Directions
  • 512-635-8755

About Mobile Auto Repair- Austin

Categories
Hours
Daily 24hrs

Automotive

Automotive
More choices in Austin:
Resultset_next

Cabot Tire & Off Road

285 Arena Rd Cabot, AR

Resultset_next

Motors Headz

6613 John Harden Dr Cabot, AR

4.8636 22
Hi! Sign in to let us know how Mobile Auto Repair- Austin was?
Write a Review
.

Ken is the only mechanic I have ever used that has actually SAVED me money. He is extremely knowledgeable, consistently professional, and he works more efficiently than any mechanic I have ever seen. I recommend him to everyone I know when

3
★★★★★

Ken is the only mechanic I have ever used that has actually SAVED me money. He is extremely knowledgeable, consistently professional, and he works more efficiently than any mechanic I have ever seen. I recommend him to everyone I know when

.

Save yourself some money down the road and go to a real mechanic who stands by their work.

A few months ago I probably would have given him 4 stars. He was very nice, reasonably priced, and seemed really honest. I called him because my car wouldn't start. I'm not sure what he did to fix it, but it worked for a few days and then wouldn't start again. I googled my make and model and found that the shifter cable needed to be replaced and asked him to come out and do that (weird that the 23 year old girl figured that out and not the "auto whisperer"...). He replaced my shifter cable at my house which took a few hours. After he left, I noticed that when my car switched gears, it was no longer aligned with the symbol on the shifter which I never really got used to. I'd have to shift a few millimeters past the "D" in order to get into drive for example. I don't like to complain and it wasn't a huge deal since the car still drove just fine so I just let it be.

Fast forward to a week ago when it was increasingly hard to move the gear shift knob into park. I actually had to kick it to get it to shift into park so I could take my keys out of the ignition. I called Ken and left a voicemail on Thursday (it's now Tuesday) asking if he could come and take a look at it. He didn't respond for a few hours so I figured he was busy and sent him a thorough text explaining what was wrong and asking if he could come by my work and take a look at it in the next few days. The car still ran so I wasn't in a huge hurry to get it looked at.

No response. No call to discuss the problem. No quick text back about his availability. Nothing. I triple checked the number to make sure it was correct.

This morning, my car won't shift OUT of park. Because of Ken's shoddy work, I have to call into my job. I'll now probably spend more than I would have originally getting my shifter cable replaced by a qualified mechanic just to correct his work. I now have to cancel my first vacation in years because I can no longer afford it.

I really don't like leaving bad reviews, but this guy is shady and I don't want more people to waste hundreds of dollars just because he is the cheapest option at the time they need the repairs. Go with a company that will stand by their work and own up to any mistakes they made, not some guy in an SUV who will just avoid your calls when something goes wrong.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Save yourself some money down the road and go to a real mechanic who stands by their work.

A few months ago I probably would have given him 4 stars. He was very nice, reasonably priced, and seemed really honest. I called him because my car wouldn't start. I'm not sure what he did to fix it, but it worked for a few days and then wouldn't start again. I googled my make and model and found that the shifter cable needed to be replaced and asked him to come out and do that (weird that the 23 year old girl figured that out and not the "auto whisperer"...). He replaced my shifter cable at my house which took a few hours. After he left, I noticed that when my car switched gears, it was no longer aligned with the symbol on the shifter which I never really got used to. I'd have to shift a few millimeters past the "D" in order to get into drive for example. I don't like to complain and it wasn't a huge deal since the car still drove just fine so I just let it be.

Fast forward to a week ago when it was increasingly hard to move the gear shift knob into park. I actually had to kick it to get it to shift into park so I could take my keys out of the ignition. I called Ken and left a voicemail on Thursday (it's now Tuesday) asking if he could come and take a look at it. He didn't respond for a few hours so I figured he was busy and sent him a thorough text explaining what was wrong and asking if he could come by my work and take a look at it in the next few days. The car still ran so I wasn't in a huge hurry to get it looked at.

No response. No call to discuss the problem. No quick text back about his availability. Nothing. I triple checked the number to make sure it was correct.

This morning, my car won't shift OUT of park. Because of Ken's shoddy work, I have to call into my job. I'll now probably spend more than I would have originally getting my shifter cable replaced by a qualified mechanic just to correct his work. I now have to cancel my first vacation in years because I can no longer afford it.

I really don't like leaving bad reviews, but this guy is shady and I don't want more people to waste hundreds of dollars just because he is the cheapest option at the time they need the repairs. Go with a company that will stand by their work and own up to any mistakes they made, not some guy in an SUV who will just avoid your calls when something goes wrong.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

Earns my business again because he shot straight with me - Ken told me what I needed and didn't. Saved my wallet an auto shop repair bill when he replaced my starter in my Chevy Avalanche in my driveway. Not to mention that I didn't have

3
★★★★★

Earns my business again because he shot straight with me - Ken told me what I needed and didn't. Saved my wallet an auto shop repair bill when he replaced my starter in my Chevy Avalanche in my driveway. Not to mention that I didn't have

.

Skip the shops and dealerships. I know about cars myself and Ken is a reference book of car knowledge - he should write a book about all the nuances and tics he knows from working on all makes/models. I've been so impressed with Ken over

3
★★★★★

Skip the shops and dealerships. I know about cars myself and Ken is a reference book of car knowledge - he should write a book about all the nuances and tics he knows from working on all makes/models. I've been so impressed with Ken over

.

Mobile Auto Repair really bailed me and a few friends out last weekend. While on a roadtrip to Austin our car broke down. We had no idea what to do and since it was Sunday all auto shops in the area were closed. Mobile Auto Repair was able

3
★★★★★

Mobile Auto Repair really bailed me and a few friends out last weekend. While on a roadtrip to Austin our car broke down. We had no idea what to do and since it was Sunday all auto shops in the area were closed. Mobile Auto Repair was able

.

Several days ago my car refused to start. Not knowing anything about cars and being unable to take it anywhere to get it looked at, I looked up and found this mobile auto repair service.

Long story short, the technician was able to

3
★★★★★

Several days ago my car refused to start. Not knowing anything about cars and being unable to take it anywhere to get it looked at, I looked up and found this mobile auto repair service.

Long story short, the technician was able to

.

Like your reliable best friend... only with expertise in areas more useful than belching and beer pong!

I was going to be lending my car to my girlfriend to tote her family to Houston for the week (my SUV trumped her hatchback for space), but it had been having problems starting reliably. Problems escalated late in the evening before I was supposed to hand it over, and at 1am I was faced with the entirely UNromantic options of reneging on the trade or potentially stranding her in Houston (or worse, halfway in between) without reliable transportation. Frantic calls to advertised 24-hour part shops netted me no response. Stumbled across this listing and figured "couldn't hurt". Within several minutes of an answering machine message I left, I was talking specifics, discussing options, and getting a quote (pending on-site review to see if our estimation of the problem was right).

He arrived at 8:30am, tested and removed the part, and drove me to the parts shop to grab a replacement. By 9:45 he was finished, even providing a few helpful tweaks along the way. Despite the repair taking longer than his quoted 1 hour (mostly due to traffic heading to the parts shop during rush hour), he reaffirmed his quoted price, saying "that was mostly just driving around". I had to ASK him to accept more.

Not the easiest to find nor the most well-marketted operation, but if word of mouth still travels in these disconnected times I hope this business thrives. I'd strongly recommend to anyone facing car uncertainty or problem. They're fast, friendly, amazingly flexible and convenient, and they give verbose, detailed, and understandable explanation the entire way through the process. It's been years since I felt this level of customer loyalty for ANY type of business. Even if they can't actually help your car, I am certain you'll have a much better understanding of the situation and a clearer plan on how to address it after you call. Local, inventive, unique. This is an Austin sort of service!

2
★★★★★

Like your reliable best friend... only with expertise in areas more useful than belching and beer pong!

I was going to be lending my car to my girlfriend to tote her family to Houston for the week (my SUV trumped her hatchback for space), but it had been having problems starting reliably. Problems escalated late in the evening before I was supposed to hand it over, and at 1am I was faced with the entirely UNromantic options of reneging on the trade or potentially stranding her in Houston (or worse, halfway in between) without reliable transportation. Frantic calls to advertised 24-hour part shops netted me no response. Stumbled across this listing and figured "couldn't hurt". Within several minutes of an answering machine message I left, I was talking specifics, discussing options, and getting a quote (pending on-site review to see if our estimation of the problem was right).

He arrived at 8:30am, tested and removed the part, and drove me to the parts shop to grab a replacement. By 9:45 he was finished, even providing a few helpful tweaks along the way. Despite the repair taking longer than his quoted 1 hour (mostly due to traffic heading to the parts shop during rush hour), he reaffirmed his quoted price, saying "that was mostly just driving around". I had to ASK him to accept more.

Not the easiest to find nor the most well-marketted operation, but if word of mouth still travels in these disconnected times I hope this business thrives. I'd strongly recommend to anyone facing car uncertainty or problem. They're fast, friendly, amazingly flexible and convenient, and they give verbose, detailed, and understandable explanation the entire way through the process. It's been years since I felt this level of customer loyalty for ANY type of business. Even if they can't actually help your car, I am certain you'll have a much better understanding of the situation and a clearer plan on how to address it after you call. Local, inventive, unique. This is an Austin sort of service!

Pros: Fast turnaround, open and visible process, and still thrifty

Cons: No real online presence

.

I called Ken on a Saturday morning for our car that we couldn't get to start, we had a mechanic speculate to us that it was the alternator and not the battery since they couldn't even get it to start by jumping it. Ken found the real problem, a corroded connection, within 3 minutes and was able to fix it all for a very reasonable price considering that he came out to us and got our car running within an hour and a half of calling him our there. Even came back later free of charge when we, the least savvy of car people, were having trouble with it idling even though the car ended up being fine and just needed to sort of figure out its idling spot again after having replaced the dead battery. Great service, will definitely use again and tell everyone I know.

2
★★★★★

I called Ken on a Saturday morning for our car that we couldn't get to start, we had a mechanic speculate to us that it was the alternator and not the battery since they couldn't even get it to start by jumping it. Ken found the real problem, a corroded connection, within 3 minutes and was able to fix it all for a very reasonable price considering that he came out to us and got our car running within an hour and a half of calling him our there. Even came back later free of charge when we, the least savvy of car people, were having trouble with it idling even though the car ended up being fine and just needed to sort of figure out its idling spot again after having replaced the dead battery. Great service, will definitely use again and tell everyone I know.

Pros: Fair pricing and quick service

.

I called around and got all kinds of opinions and quotes, finally I chose the mobile service because of their reputation. They did me right and I want everyone to know it! They come out fast, prepared and get you fixed up without any extra fluff or up selling!

2
★★★★★

I called around and got all kinds of opinions and quotes, finally I chose the mobile service because of their reputation. They did me right and I want everyone to know it! They come out fast, prepared and get you fixed up without any extra fluff or up selling!

.

Thanks for everything! You were so helpful and kind. We made our flight on time! Frankly,I don't think you charged us enough, it wasa worth so much more! God Bless You!

2
★★★★★

Thanks for everything! You were so helpful and kind. We made our flight on time! Frankly,I don't think you charged us enough, it wasa worth so much more! God Bless You!

.

My car was dead at the grocery store. I had my 2 kids with me. Ken came right out and harldy charged me for his time. I think my story is self explanatory. Thanks a million!!

2
★★★★★

My car was dead at the grocery store. I had my 2 kids with me. Ken came right out and harldy charged me for his time. I think my story is self explanatory. Thanks a million!!

.

I never really write reviews...so here goes! I called about my chevy that wouldn't start. I had a shop in town look at it, and was quoted a price of $1050 for the work because the fuel pump supposedly was bad. In addition, I was informed there would be a shop disposal fee of $75 for the gasoline in my tank. It was my luck that I'd filled it up the day before, like all the way...and I was not getting it back! Not having that much money(student, go figure), and appalled that I wouldn't be getting my gas back, I started investigating other options. Ken's price for a fuel pump job was significantly less, and I didn't have to get it towed AGAIN. He was going to arrive at the car to look at it! When he looked at the vehicle, to my surprise, he told me that the fuel pump was NOT broken it was the wires leading to it that were messed up! The parts were only about $20, he charged me $275 for the labor AND I got to keep most of my gas!! I know that you get what you pay for when it comes to car work, but this was ridiculous. As a single female I know that repair places "see me coming" but I couldn't believe the nerve of this shop! They flat out LIED to me! Ken treated me with respect, I was not spoken down to,and allowed to ask questions which he answered deftly. I saved SOOO much money, and Ken had the job done the same day I called him(the shop told me to budget about a week before I'd get my car back). I'd recommend him to ANYONE over any other mechanic in town, hands down. Send your wife, girlfriend, son/daughter get ACCURATE information and SAVE your money!

2
★★★★★

I never really write reviews...so here goes! I called about my chevy that wouldn't start. I had a shop in town look at it, and was quoted a price of $1050 for the work because the fuel pump supposedly was bad. In addition, I was informed there would be a shop disposal fee of $75 for the gasoline in my tank. It was my luck that I'd filled it up the day before, like all the way...and I was not getting it back! Not having that much money(student, go figure), and appalled that I wouldn't be getting my gas back, I started investigating other options. Ken's price for a fuel pump job was significantly less, and I didn't have to get it towed AGAIN. He was going to arrive at the car to look at it! When he looked at the vehicle, to my surprise, he told me that the fuel pump was NOT broken it was the wires leading to it that were messed up! The parts were only about $20, he charged me $275 for the labor AND I got to keep most of my gas!! I know that you get what you pay for when it comes to car work, but this was ridiculous. As a single female I know that repair places "see me coming" but I couldn't believe the nerve of this shop! They flat out LIED to me! Ken treated me with respect, I was not spoken down to,and allowed to ask questions which he answered deftly. I saved SOOO much money, and Ken had the job done the same day I called him(the shop told me to budget about a week before I'd get my car back). I'd recommend him to ANYONE over any other mechanic in town, hands down. Send your wife, girlfriend, son/daughter get ACCURATE information and SAVE your money!

Pros: On the spot service, decent prices, knowledgeable,

Cons: no waiting area I guess...it get's hot outside in the summer if you want to watch him

.

I was a little sceptical about someone being able to come right out to my job and change my cv axles,especially after trhe shop made it soyund like such a big job. I decided to give Midnite a go, and not only did they complete the axles in less than 2hrs but they talked me into getting my brakes done to save labor later-and did it all for half as much as the shop! Thanks guys, I will be calling you from now on!

2
★★★★★

I was a little sceptical about someone being able to come right out to my job and change my cv axles,especially after trhe shop made it soyund like such a big job. I decided to give Midnite a go, and not only did they complete the axles in less than 2hrs but they talked me into getting my brakes done to save labor later-and did it all for half as much as the shop! Thanks guys, I will be calling you from now on!

.

I had my car broken into, so I went the next day to have an alarm installed. A few days later my car would not start! Convinced it was the alarm installation, I towed it to them. Well they took two hours looking at it and said it wasn't their fault. I did not want to pay for another tow so I called Midnite Auto and Ken came out, got under my car ,started it, and explained to me that one of the wires that the alarm installers installed had been carelessly placed too close to the exhaust and melted. Ken said he sees this all the time and explained it to the installers, who then paid for my tow,my repair,and refunded the money I paid for my alarm. Thanks a million!!!

2
★★★★★

I had my car broken into, so I went the next day to have an alarm installed. A few days later my car would not start! Convinced it was the alarm installation, I towed it to them. Well they took two hours looking at it and said it wasn't their fault. I did not want to pay for another tow so I called Midnite Auto and Ken came out, got under my car ,started it, and explained to me that one of the wires that the alarm installers installed had been carelessly placed too close to the exhaust and melted. Ken said he sees this all the time and explained it to the installers, who then paid for my tow,my repair,and refunded the money I paid for my alarm. Thanks a million!!!

Pros: Available on a sunday!!

.

What a refreshing change of pace: woke up to one flat tire (and the other pretty bald and in need of replacing anyway). Went out and bought tires and called Ken at 10:30 am. He came out the same afternoon, replaced my tires and was done within an hour.

Responsive, great attitude, nice guy. Would absolutely recommend! Thanks Ken--Happy Holidays!

Kelly Rott
Austin, TX

2
★★★★★

What a refreshing change of pace: woke up to one flat tire (and the other pretty bald and in need of replacing anyway). Went out and bought tires and called Ken at 10:30 am. He came out the same afternoon, replaced my tires and was done within an hour.

Responsive, great attitude, nice guy. Would absolutely recommend! Thanks Ken--Happy Holidays!

Kelly Rott
Austin, TX

Pros: Flexible, easy-going, same day service, fair price

Cons: None that I can think of.

.

I usually don't bother writing reviews for anyone, but these guys really impressed me! I only have one car and my schedule is very demanding, so there is no way I can go without it for long. Midnite Auto came out and fixed my brakes and cv axle for less than $200, which is amazing because my local shop quoted me over $400! As a bonus,the tech even figured out an electrical problem that no one else could find. I wish I knew about these guys years ago!!!!

2
★★★★★

I usually don't bother writing reviews for anyone, but these guys really impressed me! I only have one car and my schedule is very demanding, so there is no way I can go without it for long. Midnite Auto came out and fixed my brakes and cv axle for less than $200, which is amazing because my local shop quoted me over $400! As a bonus,the tech even figured out an electrical problem that no one else could find. I wish I knew about these guys years ago!!!!

Pros: They came to my work!!

.

After being quoted over $300 for a brake job,I called Midnite Auto and it was like NASCAR showed up at my work! The tech came fully equipped with a van with a huge tool box and even an air compressor in it. Much better than the guy my friend called that showed up in a beat up subaru asking to borrow tools! He ripped my wheel off, and showed me my brakes and explained to me how the brake shop was flat out LYING that I needed all those parts and quite possibly never even checked my brakes at all! I saw with my own eyes that my brake pads had 80% life left on them and the reason that they were making noise was because they were not lubricated correctly by the brake shop that did them last time! He also pointed out that the sensors had been intentionally removed by whoever put the brakes on, and that he sees that ALOT. Why would they do that??
I am so impressed, I will never go to anyone else, cause now they come to me!

2
★★★★★

After being quoted over $300 for a brake job,I called Midnite Auto and it was like NASCAR showed up at my work! The tech came fully equipped with a van with a huge tool box and even an air compressor in it. Much better than the guy my friend called that showed up in a beat up subaru asking to borrow tools! He ripped my wheel off, and showed me my brakes and explained to me how the brake shop was flat out LYING that I needed all those parts and quite possibly never even checked my brakes at all! I saw with my own eyes that my brake pads had 80% life left on them and the reason that they were making noise was because they were not lubricated correctly by the brake shop that did them last time! He also pointed out that the sensors had been intentionally removed by whoever put the brakes on, and that he sees that ALOT. Why would they do that??
I am so impressed, I will never go to anyone else, cause now they come to me!

Pros: Very Impressive Business!

.

Ken was a straight shooter and actually showed me the problem and gave me a few options, not just the one that was most profitable for him! Very knowledgeable and it shows. I don't think they charged me enough, but I am not complaining! Definitely an A+service!! Thanks,
Jack Hall
Austin,Tx.

2
★★★★★

Ken was a straight shooter and actually showed me the problem and gave me a few options, not just the one that was most profitable for him! Very knowledgeable and it shows. I don't think they charged me enough, but I am not complaining! Definitely an A+service!! Thanks,
Jack Hall
Austin,Tx.

Pros: They came to my work,understanding I was too busy to take it to the shop!

Cons: Can't think of any!

.

I have been to 5 different shops and each one replaced an expensive part that didn't help my problem at all. I called Midnite Auto, and they figured out the problem in 10 minutes!! Replaced a little pink wire and everything works perfect. I only paid $40!! Apparently just because a shop has a big sign and a commercial does not mean that they have employees who know what they are doing. I would recommend Midnite Auto to anyone who has rececieved a raw deal from a big shop. Two thumbs up!!

5
★★★★★

I have been to 5 different shops and each one replaced an expensive part that didn't help my problem at all. I called Midnite Auto, and they figured out the problem in 10 minutes!! Replaced a little pink wire and everything works perfect. I only paid $40!! Apparently just because a shop has a big sign and a commercial does not mean that they have employees who know what they are doing. I would recommend Midnite Auto to anyone who has rececieved a raw deal from a big shop. Two thumbs up!!

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

Thanks guys you really saved my hide!! I was able to get my son to karate on time an get all my errands done! You turned a nightmare into a small nuisance. My boss was also impressed that I didn't need a tow and it was fixed right in the parking lot. He said he is going to call you when he gets an employee that can't show up because of car troubles. Keep up the good work!

2
★★★★★

Thanks guys you really saved my hide!! I was able to get my son to karate on time an get all my errands done! You turned a nightmare into a small nuisance. My boss was also impressed that I didn't need a tow and it was fixed right in the parking lot. He said he is going to call you when he gets an employee that can't show up because of car troubles. Keep up the good work!

Pros: Fast service, reasonable prices

Cons: No Longer accepting credit cards except thru PayPal

.

Midnite Auto Repair is a good name for this "business". They are "Fly By Nite"! They don't show up after agreed date and time. In fact they don't even call to let you know they're not coming at all! They leave you hanging. I have only one vehicle that is not running, and I depend on that vehicle for grocery shopping and doctor appointments. The owner of the "business" has no credibility with me because of the above reasons. He was supposed to show up at my house between 7-8 am, August 20, 2007. Never came by; never called. Don't rely on this guy to get you up and running! His "Business" will GIVE YOU THE BUSINESS, if you know what I mean. Maybe the woman who wrote that "good" review must be the owners wife!?

0
★☆☆☆☆

Midnite Auto Repair is a good name for this "business". They are "Fly By Nite"! They don't show up after agreed date and time. In fact they don't even call to let you know they're not coming at all! They leave you hanging. I have only one vehicle that is not running, and I depend on that vehicle for grocery shopping and doctor appointments. The owner of the "business" has no credibility with me because of the above reasons. He was supposed to show up at my house between 7-8 am, August 20, 2007. Never came by; never called. Don't rely on this guy to get you up and running! His "Business" will GIVE YOU THE BUSINESS, if you know what I mean. Maybe the woman who wrote that "good" review must be the owners wife!?

Pros: Nothin' Good -

Cons: They have NO respect for customers

.

Ken diagnosed my car over the phone! I was sceptical at first but decided to give him a shot, and boy was I delightfully surprised! I origionally took my car to a big name shop because they promised me a great deal. When I got the call from the shop,I could not believe that my car was working fine and now it needed $500 worth of work! I was told that because of a few other problems that needed to be fixed first, was the reason for the car not starting. They wanted to install new cables,a battery,an alternator,and starter! I dont have this kind of money budgeted for my car so I called Midnite Auto and explained it all. It was like he just knew instinctivly what to do,and explained that he has "done his time" at shops and knows how they operate. He stated that he was so sure of it,that if he was wrong and I needed all these parts then he would go out of his way to get the parts for cheap and do the labor for next to nothing. He ended up replacing a cable and two terminals and charged me $100! BRAVO! Ken....will you marry me..or at least commit to my car for life?

2
★★★★★

Ken diagnosed my car over the phone! I was sceptical at first but decided to give him a shot, and boy was I delightfully surprised! I origionally took my car to a big name shop because they promised me a great deal. When I got the call from the shop,I could not believe that my car was working fine and now it needed $500 worth of work! I was told that because of a few other problems that needed to be fixed first, was the reason for the car not starting. They wanted to install new cables,a battery,an alternator,and starter! I dont have this kind of money budgeted for my car so I called Midnite Auto and explained it all. It was like he just knew instinctivly what to do,and explained that he has "done his time" at shops and knows how they operate. He stated that he was so sure of it,that if he was wrong and I needed all these parts then he would go out of his way to get the parts for cheap and do the labor for next to nothing. He ended up replacing a cable and two terminals and charged me $100! BRAVO! Ken....will you marry me..or at least commit to my car for life?

Pros: No towing,very little waiting

Cons: none!

Editorial from

Austin auto repair shop prides itself on excellent customer service and the most affordable parts in town.

 

Wait, you're the expert.

If you've been to or used Mobile Auto Repair- Austin, leave a review.

It's easy, only takes a couple of minutes and you'll help thousands make an informed decision.



Write a Review