Lugnuts Automotive Service

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Independent South Austin Automotive Shop Providing Complete Auto Maintenance & Repair Services
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512-445-6887

6212 Manchaca Rd

Austin, TX

78745

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Lugnuts is by far the best automotive shop in Austin. Ive taken multiple cars there for various repairs and I have always been more than satisfied. There customer service is beyond outstanding and they are the friendliest shop I have ever deal with. They are very honest and will never mislead you on any repairs that need to be done. The guy at the front counter was amazingly friendly....and really took the time to explain what needed to be done...and even went the extra mile to explain everything. Ive had everything from brake jobs to front end work done....and I would recommend them over anyone in Austin!

5
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Lugnuts is by far the best automotive shop in Austin. Ive taken multiple cars there for various repairs and I have always been more than satisfied. There customer service is beyond outstanding and they are the friendliest shop I have ever deal with. They are very honest and will never mislead you on any repairs that need to be done. The guy at the front counter was amazingly friendly....and really took the time to explain what needed to be done...and even went the extra mile to explain everything. Ive had everything from brake jobs to front end work done....and I would recommend them over anyone in Austin!

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I have taken my car to a local automotive shop for the past couple of years and I have started to wonder what else was out there . I found out about Lugnuts from a lady I worked with so I had to check them out . I had a few things that I was told needed to be done by my old mechanic shop. So I did some checking around and found that Lugnuts quote did come in cheaper then others . I took my car down there on a Monday morning and talked to the guy there about the stuff my old shop was recommending and they had a look at it and told me about only half the stuff needed to be done . The people there where great and they have a nice waiting room that is very quite , almost to quite I took a small nap. I have now have had my car there about 5 times just for normal oil changes and maintenance my husband is also taking his Truck there for oil change and Alignment and he is Happy with the people there as well so we both give you 2 big thumbs up . . . Thanks guys keep up the good Work .

5
★★★★★

I have taken my car to a local automotive shop for the past couple of years and I have started to wonder what else was out there . I found out about Lugnuts from a lady I worked with so I had to check them out . I had a few things that I was told needed to be done by my old mechanic shop. So I did some checking around and found that Lugnuts quote did come in cheaper then others . I took my car down there on a Monday morning and talked to the guy there about the stuff my old shop was recommending and they had a look at it and told me about only half the stuff needed to be done . The people there where great and they have a nice waiting room that is very quite , almost to quite I took a small nap. I have now have had my car there about 5 times just for normal oil changes and maintenance my husband is also taking his Truck there for oil change and Alignment and he is Happy with the people there as well so we both give you 2 big thumbs up . . . Thanks guys keep up the good Work .

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So my mother and myself have both taken our cars to Lugnuts for the past year and I am certain they screwed my car up more than they did any good to it. I am a young girl and am certain that they took advantage of me. Everytime my mother and I took our car to the shop, it was always around $500 worth of work that needed to be done. As well, probably around four months ago I took my car there to get my valves replaced. They told me that I needed to get all of my valves replaced (which I believe was a lie, I don't think all of them needed to be replaced, just one) and recently, just a few months after I had paid very GOOD money to get this problem taken care of, I had the same valve leakage problem. Hmmm... that's weird. So obviously I paid for them to replace all of my valves and they didn't do anything. This time, scared to allow them to have my car in their hands to do what they want with it, I allowed another local automotive shop to do the job and they did it for a fifth of the price. So not only did Lugnuts overcharge me for auto work, they didn't even do it. This is just one example of the terrible work they did on my car. If you take your car there, they may temporarily fix the problem but count on a few months later you needing more car repairs. I have lived, learned, and paid for the experience and the least I can do is to try and relay this information to others so that they don't have to go through the same terrible frustration I experienced.

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★☆☆☆☆

So my mother and myself have both taken our cars to Lugnuts for the past year and I am certain they screwed my car up more than they did any good to it. I am a young girl and am certain that they took advantage of me. Everytime my mother and I took our car to the shop, it was always around $500 worth of work that needed to be done. As well, probably around four months ago I took my car there to get my valves replaced. They told me that I needed to get all of my valves replaced (which I believe was a lie, I don't think all of them needed to be replaced, just one) and recently, just a few months after I had paid very GOOD money to get this problem taken care of, I had the same valve leakage problem. Hmmm... that's weird. So obviously I paid for them to replace all of my valves and they didn't do anything. This time, scared to allow them to have my car in their hands to do what they want with it, I allowed another local automotive shop to do the job and they did it for a fifth of the price. So not only did Lugnuts overcharge me for auto work, they didn't even do it. This is just one example of the terrible work they did on my car. If you take your car there, they may temporarily fix the problem but count on a few months later you needing more car repairs. I have lived, learned, and paid for the experience and the least I can do is to try and relay this information to others so that they don't have to go through the same terrible frustration I experienced.

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I had an estimate at another shop and they suggested all kinds of work, from power steering job to belts and everything in-between. When I came to Lugnuts, they were honest and direct, making it easy to decide what I needed done. I saved a lot of money and the price quoted was the out the door price. Great to do business with!

5
★★★★★

I had an estimate at another shop and they suggested all kinds of work, from power steering job to belts and everything in-between. When I came to Lugnuts, they were honest and direct, making it easy to decide what I needed done. I saved a lot of money and the price quoted was the out the door price. Great to do business with!

Pros: Honest affordable service

Cons: They are busy!

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I came to Lugnuts by chance when my car was overheating just because it was close to where I was at school. The service was great, they helped me get a rental car at shop rate and the prices were really low. Another plus is that it is a locally owned Austin business. Was a great experience and am going to continue have my car serviced there.

5
★★★★★

I came to Lugnuts by chance when my car was overheating just because it was close to where I was at school. The service was great, they helped me get a rental car at shop rate and the prices were really low. Another plus is that it is a locally owned Austin business. Was a great experience and am going to continue have my car serviced there.

Pros: Great Prices, Locally Owned, Friendly

Cons: no appointments

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A friend at work recommend Lugnuts to me after a good experience he had with them. I know next-to-nothing about cars, and so am always skeptical at first and assume mechanics will try to give me the shaft. To overcome this, I never get any work done without calling somewhere else for a second opinion. Over the past year that I have lived here, I have taken a variety of issues to Firestone and other nearby shops, but Lugnuts has always been the one I end up favoring. They typically come back with the lowest quote, I've never had any follow-up issues with their work (aside from a slow leak in a tire, which the fixed again for free), and over time, I now feel comfortable that they have never suggested any unnecessary repairs. In fact, after my car wouldn't start recently, I just took it to the nearest Firestone where they suggested several repairs at about $900 (part+labor). Not wanting to drop that kind of cash, I took my car to Lugnuts and showed them the list of the suggested repairs. They came back and told me they couldn't see that any of them were "necessary." Instead they suggested a completely different $40 repair that took 10 minutes. I said yes, and I have had no problems starting my car since. I'm sold on this place! From now on, I'll go slightly out of my way and go to Lugnuts, every time.

5
★★★★★

A friend at work recommend Lugnuts to me after a good experience he had with them. I know next-to-nothing about cars, and so am always skeptical at first and assume mechanics will try to give me the shaft. To overcome this, I never get any work done without calling somewhere else for a second opinion. Over the past year that I have lived here, I have taken a variety of issues to Firestone and other nearby shops, but Lugnuts has always been the one I end up favoring. They typically come back with the lowest quote, I've never had any follow-up issues with their work (aside from a slow leak in a tire, which the fixed again for free), and over time, I now feel comfortable that they have never suggested any unnecessary repairs. In fact, after my car wouldn't start recently, I just took it to the nearest Firestone where they suggested several repairs at about $900 (part+labor). Not wanting to drop that kind of cash, I took my car to Lugnuts and showed them the list of the suggested repairs. They came back and told me they couldn't see that any of them were "necessary." Instead they suggested a completely different $40 repair that took 10 minutes. I said yes, and I have had no problems starting my car since. I'm sold on this place! From now on, I'll go slightly out of my way and go to Lugnuts, every time.

Pros: Locally owned, Fair, Honest, Speedy

Cons: a little out of the way for me

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I have been going to Lugnuts for five years now, and I no longer go anywhere else. This is a locally-owned business and it shows. The staff is professional and courteous, and their rates are the most reasonable I have seen. If I had to refer my wife or sister, this is where I would send them.

5
★★★★★

I have been going to Lugnuts for five years now, and I no longer go anywhere else. This is a locally-owned business and it shows. The staff is professional and courteous, and their rates are the most reasonable I have seen. If I had to refer my wife or sister, this is where I would send them.

Pros: Honest, Courteous, Knowledgeable, Affordable Rates

Cons: None

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Was told by Leonard's Muffler that I needed front brakes at $250. Skeptical, I went to Lugnuts for a second opinion. They told me brakes have 30 percent left--that is, they are fine. Were I to do them anyway, $160. Lugnuts earned a customer, and I'm afraid I won't be going to Leonard's anymore.

5
★★★★★

Was told by Leonard's Muffler that I needed front brakes at $250. Skeptical, I went to Lugnuts for a second opinion. They told me brakes have 30 percent left--that is, they are fine. Were I to do them anyway, $160. Lugnuts earned a customer, and I'm afraid I won't be going to Leonard's anymore.

Pros: price, honesty

Cons: none so far

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Being new to Austin, I looked here on Citysearch and found these guys. They were able to take me in the moment I walked in and in around a half hour I was back in my car and on the road again. The oil change was only $28 which was reasonable. The people were mildly friendly. However, I also asked for an estimate to fix the lights in the dashboard of my Honda Element. I was told a price for labor and told that as far as parts go they would have to tell me after looking. Well just to look would cost $85. He didn't bother to tell me how much the lights tend to run either. Really he didn't even seem too concerned about helping me with that issue at all. The guy also told me that there were some lights in my dashboard that just go out and there's nothing you can do to replace them. Wha? Seriously? I will be getting other opinions about that one and probably doing some of my own research as well. Bottom line: oil change was fine. As far as anything else, I would probably look elsewhere.

3
★★★☆☆

Being new to Austin, I looked here on Citysearch and found these guys. They were able to take me in the moment I walked in and in around a half hour I was back in my car and on the road again. The oil change was only $28 which was reasonable. The people were mildly friendly. However, I also asked for an estimate to fix the lights in the dashboard of my Honda Element. I was told a price for labor and told that as far as parts go they would have to tell me after looking. Well just to look would cost $85. He didn't bother to tell me how much the lights tend to run either. Really he didn't even seem too concerned about helping me with that issue at all. The guy also told me that there were some lights in my dashboard that just go out and there's nothing you can do to replace them. Wha? Seriously? I will be getting other opinions about that one and probably doing some of my own research as well. Bottom line: oil change was fine. As far as anything else, I would probably look elsewhere.

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Firestone quoted me $800 more than Lugnuts for a head gasket so I took my car in. Turns out I only needed minor repairs and they saved me $2000 from what the other place said. I highly recommend Lugnuts due to their honesty,speed,and price...

5
★★★★★

Firestone quoted me $800 more than Lugnuts for a head gasket so I took my car in. Turns out I only needed minor repairs and they saved me $2000 from what the other place said. I highly recommend Lugnuts due to their honesty,speed,and price...

Pros: Honesty Great Repairs

Cons: None

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We have moved to 6212 Manchaca Rd. just a half mile north of William Cannon. Please check our reviews under our other address. Thank you

5
★★★★★

We have moved to 6212 Manchaca Rd. just a half mile north of William Cannon. Please check our reviews under our other address. Thank you

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These guys are friendly and helpful. They have such great prices and fast service. Most shops seem to just try and push you in and out the door, but Lugnuts takes the time to treat you like a person and not just a customer. I would recommend these guys to anyone!

5
★★★★★

These guys are friendly and helpful. They have such great prices and fast service. Most shops seem to just try and push you in and out the door, but Lugnuts takes the time to treat you like a person and not just a customer. I would recommend these guys to anyone!

Pros: Great price, Fast, Friendly, Honest

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I brought my car to Lugnuts because I thought my car had brake problems and needed them replaced, which would have been really expensive. However, they called me up to inform me that it wasn't my brakes and that it was something else. It ended up being cheaper, and I will definitely go back to them again. They are fast, knowledgeable, friendly, and reasonably priced. You don't have to worry about them swindling you or anything, unlike other automotive places.

5
★★★★★

I brought my car to Lugnuts because I thought my car had brake problems and needed them replaced, which would have been really expensive. However, they called me up to inform me that it wasn't my brakes and that it was something else. It ended up being cheaper, and I will definitely go back to them again. They are fast, knowledgeable, friendly, and reasonably priced. You don't have to worry about them swindling you or anything, unlike other automotive places.

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I was told by multiple shops that my truck was in need of a new engine and I decided to have Lugnuts put it in. They were helpful, timely, and friendly and quoted me a very reasonable price to get the engine and put it in. I gave them the "go ahead" to get the work done and away they worked. To my surprise, I got a phone call from the shop later informing me that they had found a seperate problem entirely. My truck didn't need a new engine.... it needed a new bolt that had come loose inside the engine, which ended up being thousands of dollars less than originally planned. These guys could have replaced the engine, taken my money, and sent me on my way and I wouldn't have known the difference. Instead they were honest and now have a customer for life. I would recommend this shop to anyone and everyone!!! Thanks again guys!

5
★★★★★

I was told by multiple shops that my truck was in need of a new engine and I decided to have Lugnuts put it in. They were helpful, timely, and friendly and quoted me a very reasonable price to get the engine and put it in. I gave them the "go ahead" to get the work done and away they worked. To my surprise, I got a phone call from the shop later informing me that they had found a seperate problem entirely. My truck didn't need a new engine.... it needed a new bolt that had come loose inside the engine, which ended up being thousands of dollars less than originally planned. These guys could have replaced the engine, taken my money, and sent me on my way and I wouldn't have known the difference. Instead they were honest and now have a customer for life. I would recommend this shop to anyone and everyone!!! Thanks again guys!

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I called several shops to get a price quote for a spark plug & wire change and basic brake pad replacement on my wife's car. Not only did Lugnuts have one of the lowest prices, they were also very straight with me throughout the entire process.

After I dropped the car off, they called shortly thereafter to let me know that the brakes were fine, but they recommended some minor repairs (fuel filter and fan belt replacement--the fan belt was the original and the fuel filter hadn't been replaced in a very long time, so this was not a surprise to me). I know it seems like I'm easy to please, but it's so nice to go to a place where they actually take the time to look at the car and only recommend fixes that are necessary. I felt that these guys were honest and fair and would highly recommend them.

5
★★★★★

I called several shops to get a price quote for a spark plug & wire change and basic brake pad replacement on my wife's car. Not only did Lugnuts have one of the lowest prices, they were also very straight with me throughout the entire process.

After I dropped the car off, they called shortly thereafter to let me know that the brakes were fine, but they recommended some minor repairs (fuel filter and fan belt replacement--the fan belt was the original and the fuel filter hadn't been replaced in a very long time, so this was not a surprise to me). I know it seems like I'm easy to please, but it's so nice to go to a place where they actually take the time to look at the car and only recommend fixes that are necessary. I felt that these guys were honest and fair and would highly recommend them.

Pros: Fair price; Honest work

Cons: None

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Folks, my daughter is in Austin, I'm in Amarillo. Her car would not start and the vehicle would not go into gear. I had it towed to Lugnuts by their suggested tow company. It proved to be bad battery cables and a rubber fitting that had slipped in the shifter causing it not to go into gear. Repairs were $57.50!!! You can see the protential to tell us anything they wanted and to inflate the bill. I have nothing but respect for the honesty and work of this shop. I will fully recommend it to all.

5
★★★★★

Folks, my daughter is in Austin, I'm in Amarillo. Her car would not start and the vehicle would not go into gear. I had it towed to Lugnuts by their suggested tow company. It proved to be bad battery cables and a rubber fitting that had slipped in the shifter causing it not to go into gear. Repairs were $57.50!!! You can see the protential to tell us anything they wanted and to inflate the bill. I have nothing but respect for the honesty and work of this shop. I will fully recommend it to all.

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Lug Nuts provides excellent service. I've taken my truck there three times (for different problems) and each time I was surprised that the problem was diagnosed, fixed and out of the shop in a reasonable amount of time. They took the time to figure out what was wrong, fix the problem and them tested the vehicle to ensure it was working properly. Lug Nuts gave me great service at a reasonable price. I didn't leave the place feeling like I've been taken to the cleaners. I've lived in several cities across the US and I've taken my vehicles to a few shops in my life and this place is by far one of the best. Honest, friendly, good mechanics, timely service and reasonable prices....What else can you ask for? !!!!!!

5
★★★★★

Lug Nuts provides excellent service. I've taken my truck there three times (for different problems) and each time I was surprised that the problem was diagnosed, fixed and out of the shop in a reasonable amount of time. They took the time to figure out what was wrong, fix the problem and them tested the vehicle to ensure it was working properly. Lug Nuts gave me great service at a reasonable price. I didn't leave the place feeling like I've been taken to the cleaners. I've lived in several cities across the US and I've taken my vehicles to a few shops in my life and this place is by far one of the best. Honest, friendly, good mechanics, timely service and reasonable prices....What else can you ask for? !!!!!!

Pros: excellent diagnosis, reasonable prices, timely service

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I recommended a family member who came from out of town and needed repairs done to his van so that he could get back home. The problem was promptly diagnosed and repaired in a timely and affordable manor. I will use them myself and recommend others.

5
★★★★★

I recommended a family member who came from out of town and needed repairs done to his van so that he could get back home. The problem was promptly diagnosed and repaired in a timely and affordable manor. I will use them myself and recommend others.

Pros: I was able to drop the vehicle off the night before the repairs.

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Thank you for years of impeccable service. You have shown us the highest level of integrity, honesty and quality automotive repair. We appreciate the quality and commitment of service you have given us. My husband and I look forward to many more years of doing business. Your honesty and diligence is appreciated more than words can say.

5
★★★★★

Thank you for years of impeccable service. You have shown us the highest level of integrity, honesty and quality automotive repair. We appreciate the quality and commitment of service you have given us. My husband and I look forward to many more years of doing business. Your honesty and diligence is appreciated more than words can say.

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After reading all the wonderful reviews on citysearch, I was very excited to go to Lugnuts- even though it was a 15 minute drive. I called them, and they quoted me a reasonable price on car maintenence. Their phone automated message gave their hours on Saturday from 9 to 2. I showed up at 9:30 on Saturday morning to a closed shop. I was very disappointed that I had gone out of my way to visit a store that couldn't be bothered to give me the accurate hours, or worse, couldn't be bothered to open up on time. Their service may have been great, or quick, or reliable, but I won't know because they weren't open when their posted hours said they would be.

2
★★☆☆☆

After reading all the wonderful reviews on citysearch, I was very excited to go to Lugnuts- even though it was a 15 minute drive. I called them, and they quoted me a reasonable price on car maintenence. Their phone automated message gave their hours on Saturday from 9 to 2. I showed up at 9:30 on Saturday morning to a closed shop. I was very disappointed that I had gone out of my way to visit a store that couldn't be bothered to give me the accurate hours, or worse, couldn't be bothered to open up on time. Their service may have been great, or quick, or reliable, but I won't know because they weren't open when their posted hours said they would be.

Cons: They were closed when they were supposed to be open.

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The guys at Lugnuts always get me in and out as quickly as possible. They are fast, efficient, and always do a great job. I feel safe knowing my car is in good hands. No complaints here!

5
★★★★★

The guys at Lugnuts always get me in and out as quickly as possible. They are fast, efficient, and always do a great job. I feel safe knowing my car is in good hands. No complaints here!

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I took my car to Lugnuts the other day for some scheduled maintenace and was impressed with how quickly they got me in and out. They explained everything to me and were very easy to work with and totally professional. I felt completely at ease with my car in their hands and will definitely return for future service and any repairs I might need. Thanks!

5
★★★★★

I took my car to Lugnuts the other day for some scheduled maintenace and was impressed with how quickly they got me in and out. They explained everything to me and were very easy to work with and totally professional. I felt completely at ease with my car in their hands and will definitely return for future service and any repairs I might need. Thanks!

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I would always come back Lugnuts, because I dont feel like Im getting ripped off and that is a good feeling to come home with. The customer service was outstanding, the staff is nice and easy to deal with. Couldn't ask for more!

5
★★★★★

I would always come back Lugnuts, because I dont feel like Im getting ripped off and that is a good feeling to come home with. The customer service was outstanding, the staff is nice and easy to deal with. Couldn't ask for more!

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I just wanted to express my sincerest gratitude for the exceptional service and professionalism received. The workmanship conducted by your technicans was excellent, complimented by the customer service extended by your Service Manager. I will be sure to return for future maintenance and repairs!

5
★★★★★

I just wanted to express my sincerest gratitude for the exceptional service and professionalism received. The workmanship conducted by your technicans was excellent, complimented by the customer service extended by your Service Manager. I will be sure to return for future maintenance and repairs!

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Fast, friendly, fair, and honest. Wonderful service - courteous and friendly. I know my auto was in expert hands! Thank you!!!

5
★★★★★

Fast, friendly, fair, and honest. Wonderful service - courteous and friendly. I know my auto was in expert hands! Thank you!!!

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I just wanted to express my deepest thanks. Lugnuts Automotive has twice now, come to my rescue. Thank you for fixing my truck and tolerating my numerous phone calls. I tell everyone I can that I have found the best mechanic, and I recommend you all the time.

5
★★★★★

I just wanted to express my deepest thanks. Lugnuts Automotive has twice now, come to my rescue. Thank you for fixing my truck and tolerating my numerous phone calls. I tell everyone I can that I have found the best mechanic, and I recommend you all the time.

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Independent automotive shop with ASE-certified technicians, provides regular maintenance and work on belts, air conditioners, brakes, transmissions and more.

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