“Keep it Local, Keep it RELIABLE”

Make Reliable Auto Your Go-To Buda, Kyle & San Marcos Auto Repair Shop

Appointment

  1. Free Alignment Check
  2. Free Brake Check
  3. Tell us about your vehicle
  4. Expect a response from us
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Business Hours

Buda

Week Days:  7:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday:  8:00am – 1:00pm

San Marcos

Week Days:  7:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 1:00pm

Kyle

Week Days: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 1:00pm

Appointments unavailable Saturday
All locations closed Sunday

Locations

Buda, TX: 3420 FM 967 Suite A
San Marcos, TX: 1201 N State Hwy 123
Kyle, TX: 4600 FM 1626

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Call Us

(512) 361–3075
Buda Location

(512) 667–7390
San Marcos Location

(512) 262–7376
Kyle Location

Why Choose Reliable Automotive?

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  • ASE-Certified Technicians
  • 24 Month / 24,000 Mile Nation Wide Warranty (which ever occurs first)
  • BBB Member with A+ Rating
  • Locally Owned Since 2012
  • Kyle Chamber of Commerce Member
  • Buda Chamber of Commerce Member
  • San Marcos Chamber of Commerce Member

Your Trusted Choice For Auto Repairs

When you need to have your car or truck serviced or repaired in San Marcos, Buda, Kyle, or the surrounding communities of Hays County, trust the professionals at Reliable Automotive. Our number-one goal is total customer satisfaction and top-notch service, and our friendly staff will prove it on every visit. 

100% Hays County Owned & Operated

Reliable Automotive started with a single mechanic shop in San Marcos in 2012. Then and today, our goal has been to provide not only expert auto repairs, but to also be a resource within the community for all of your automotive needs. Through the years, our locally owned and operated company has expanded to include auto repair shops in Buda and Kyle, Texas. We’re proud to continue to serve our community at every opportunity, whether we’re providing the highest-quality automotive repair or supporting the success of local groups and organizations.

Friendly & Transparent Customer Service

When you become a Reliable Automotive customer, you’ll find that what sets us apart from other auto repair services is not just our exceptional quality, but also how we treat every person who comes through our doors. From the time you are greeted, our friendly, professional team makes sure you know just what to expect. From everything that is involved in repairs and how much they cost, to when you can expect an exact estimate and how you’ll receive it, we make it a priority to ensure clear communication throughout the entire process. 

Our technicians always go the extra mile to help our customers understand the issue as well as the solution, so you always understand exactly what you’re paying for. We’re always glad to answer any questions you have, and you can count on our exceptional customer service each and every time you come through our doors.

Dealership Quality Without Dealership Prices

You don’t have to wait for a service appointment at your dealership! Our mechanics use the same cutting-edge technology and the latest diagnostic equipment that you’ll find at a dealership, and all of our mechanics are ASE-Certified. In addition, the Reliable Automotive technician who gets your vehicle back on the road receives ongoing training in the latest automotive technology and car repair services. 

We Keep Your Vehicle in Top Condition

If it’s time for regular maintenance on your vehicle, you aren’t required to go to the dealership—we can perform all of the scheduled maintenance you need at regular mileage intervals. These are just some of the maintenance tasks we provide to help your car or truck last longer and run well:

  • Replacement of your transmission fluid and filter to make sure dirt or foreign particles don’t build up in the system
  • Replacement of your brake pads to help keep the brake drum protected
  • Oil changes and replacement of your oil filter to keep clean oil lubricating your engine
  • Checks of your car battery to make sure you have the proper voltage and that there’s no corrosion
  • Checks of your fuel system and flushes of the system as needed to prevent dirt buildup

Give us a call before you pay high dealership prices to find out how much you can save at your nearest Reliable Automotive location, and learn more about how to keep your car running more reliably with regular maintenance.

Make Your Appointment At Reliable Automotive Today 

If your vehicle is in need of repair or maintenance services, come to Reliable Automotive in Buda, Kyle, or San Marcos. We offer ASE-Certified technicians and a 24-month/24,000-mile nationwide warranty, and our company is a BBB Member with an A+ rating.

All of our locations are open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For your convenience, we have a free shuttle service to make it easy for you to get the repairs you need.

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Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 95 customer reviews.

  • Dawn D. AvatarDawn D.

    positive review  I am always satisfied with my service at Reliable. They are friendly, trustworthy people who go above and beyond to make their customers feel important. I would recommend them without reservation. - 12/21/2020 

    Kevin A. AvatarKevin A.

    positive review  The Best Service Team in Town!!!! - 12/04/2020 

    Tim W. AvatarTim W.

    positive review  Awesome bunch of folks that do a great job and have fun doing it. - 11/19/2020 

  • Jon G. AvatarJon G.

    positive review  Friendly, honest, quick to help. - 11/19/2020 

    David B. AvatarDavid B.

    positive review  I recently had a pretty significant issue arise due to work that was done on my most prized possession at Reliable in Kyle. All I can say is that the owner and his staff owned their mistakes and went above... Read More - 9/15/2020 

    Melissa H. AvatarMelissa H.

    positive review  Amazing customer service!! They go above and beyond to make sure you are taken care of as I recently learned when they bailed me out of a bad situation but were able to fix my car and I was still... Read More - 8/28/2020 

  • Nancy H. AvatarNancy H.

    positive review  You guys are the very best for senior citizens! We are to the point in our lives that doing simple errands are quite the job, but with Reliable Automotive, they do the hard part of the errand!! ... Read More - 8/27/2020 

    Kelsey T. AvatarKelsey T.

    positive review  Eric was so kind and quick to respond. my little one had a great time playing and we were in and out in no time! best car service I've had in a long time! 5stars for sure and will be back! - 8/26/2020 

    Teri G. AvatarTeri G.

    positive review  Quicker than any other place I've been need no appointment and the service is very informative and kind - 8/14/2020 

Comprehensive Auto Repair and Services

Make Reliable Automotive your one-stop headquarters for all of your automotive repair and service needs. At each of our locations, we provide complete, expert care for your car or truck. From more specialized services such as car A/C repair, transmission repair or diesel repair, to fast, simple services such as oil changes, every vehicle and every customer receives the best service we can provide.

Inspection

Mechanical Repair

Diagnostics

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Auto Maintenance

No matter the vehicle, our technicians will make it more reliable! Regular maintenance such as changing air filters and rotating tires is important, so don’t put it off.

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Engine Repair & Diagnostics

Your engine is the foundation for your vehicle, and you need to be able to depend on its operation every time you turn the key. Call us for reliable engine repairs!

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Brake Check & Repair

At Reliable Automotive, our ASE-Certified technicians are able to complete your brake repair no matter what car, truck, SUV or van you drive.

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Suspension Repair

Whether your strut mounts are binding, you have a broken coil spring, or you need a new set of shocks, we’ve got you covered.

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Transmission Repair

We use cutting-edge technology to accurately diagnose any transmission issue you have and dealer-grade tools to complete each repair.

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Oil Change Service

Whether you drive a high-mileage work truck, a compact car, or a high-performance car, we know the best oil and filter to use for long-lasting performance.

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Emission Repair

You may not even realize your vehicle has emission issues until you fail your state inspection. We’ll make sure your vehicle meets emission standards.

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Radiator Repair

Your radiator is your engine’s cooling system, and when it isn’t functioning properly it endangers your engine. We’ll replace or repair your radiator no matter the vehicle.

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Auto Electrical Service

Your vehicle has miles of wire in it, and the deterioration of one part can lead to problems with your vehicle. Our technicians will get your vehicle back on track.

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Car A/C Repair

When your A/C isn’t blowing cold, repairs can’t wait. We can accurately diagnose the problem and provide expert, long-lasting repairs to ensure your comfort.

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Diesel Repair

Reliable Automotive is your convenient dealer alternative for repairs to your diesel-powered vehicle. Our technicians have years of experience in diesel service.

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Light Duty Truck Repair

We’re your trusted source to keep the light duty truck you depend on operating at its best. We use industry-leading repair methods for repairs on a wide range of makes.

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Steering Repair

Make sure your car or truck is safe to drive with affordable steering repairs at any of our locations. Our ASE-Certified technicians are fully trained in steering systems.

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Free Shuttle Service

For your convenience, we offer a free shuttle service. We will drop you off and pick you up when your vehicle is ready at our Budas, San Marcos, or Kyle location.

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We Serve All Vehicles

Whether you need to bring in a compact car, a light truck, a diesel, or anything else, Reliable Automotive will get it back on the road in no time.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is routine maintenance on a car?

    Routine or preventative maintenance includes services on various parts and systems in your vehicle that help ensure it continues to perform well. When you have your car or truck inspected at regular intervals, our technicians can identify minor issues before they become expensive problems.

    The different systems on your vehicle require maintenance at varying intervals. You can check your owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s maintenance recommendations, or bring your car or truck to Reliable Automotive. We will be able to recommend the schedule that’s right for the type of vehicle you have and right for your individual driving habits.

    The services that should be done during a routine maintenance appointment may include these tasks and more:

    • An oil change and a new oil filter
    • A check of your belts and hoses
    • Replacement of air and fluid filters
    • Replacement of brake fluid and power steering fluid
    • A check of your brake pads, spark plugs, and drive belts
    • A check of your tire pressure and tread depth
    • A tire rotation and balancing

    If you’ve noticed that your car isn’t running as well as it should, make an appointment at your nearest Reliable Automotive location.

  • Is it better to get my car serviced at the dealer?

    Both dealerships and independent auto repair shops can usually solve the problem you’re having with your car or truck. They often differ, however, when it comes to customer service and price, which can be significantly higher at a dealer. If you need service, the ASE-Certified technicians at all of our locations will be glad to provide a thorough estimate and a complete explanation of the service we will perform and exactly what it will cost. Because we want you as a customer for life, we work hard to give you the best possible service and the best customer experience every time you come in.

  • Are oil changes really necessary?

    Absolutely! Oil is one of the most important fluids in your car or truck, and an oil change service is one of the most affordable auto maintenance services. When your oil is dirty, it can’t do the job of cleaning and lubricating the components in your engine and reducing the heat that’s caused by friction. Without a regular oil change, dirt and particulates can build up to the point of causing engine failure.

    We recommend that for most vehicles, you have your oil changed and a new oil filter installed every three months or every 3,000 miles, whichever comes first, but the schedule that’s right for your vehicle may vary. Contact Reliable Automotive for guidance on the best schedule for you

  • Why isn’t my AC cold in my car?

    When uncooled air is blowing in your car, one of the most likely problems is the compressor. Like most car parts, the compressor in your AC system wears over time. As the wear becomes worse, you may notice unusual noises when the compressor is running.

    Even when the air is still cold, there are other signs to watch for that may indicate AC trouble. These include musty odors, which may point to the growth of mold or mildew, or dampness inside the vehicle, which could be caused by a block in the flow of condensation that normally flows to the outside.

    If your car AC has issues, make an appointment at Reliable Automotive. We can handle all of your air conditioning needs, from leak repairs to refrigerant recharges.

  • Is it better to repair or replace a transmission?

    Transmission troubles can be expensive when they result in having to replace your transmission. The good news is, expert mechanics such as the ASE-Certified technicians at Reliable Automotive have the skill and experience to repair your transmission when a full transmission replacement isn’t necessary. We can meet all of your transmission repair needs, whether you have a vehicle with an automatic, manual or CVT transmission. We use state-of-the-art technology to precisely diagnose transmission issues and dealer-grade tools to perform your repairs. We also use original equipment and the highest quality parts.

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