“Keep it Local, Keep it RELIABLE”

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


  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


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

San Marcos

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


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

Appointments unavailable Saturday
All locations closed Sunday


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

If you need auto repair 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 our friendly staff will prove it to you on every visit while your auto repairs are performed to the highest standard.

100% Hays County Owned & Operated

Reliable Automotive is a local automotive repair shop that is 100% owned and operated in Hays County, Texas. Our story began with a single mechanic shop in San Marcos in 2012. Our goal was to provide not only auto repairs, but also to act as a resource within the community for all of your automotive needs. Through the years we’ve expanded to include locations in Buda, and most recently Kyle, TX. We continue to serve our community at every opportunity as we always have, from providing high quality automotive repair to supporting local groups and organizations.

Friendly & Transparent Customer Service

What sets our automotive repair services apart is not just our quality, but how we treat every person who comes through our doors. From the time you are greeted, our friendly staff ensures you know exactly what to expect. From what’s involved in repairs to how much they cost, 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 go to great lengths to help customers understand the issue as well as the solution, so you always understand exactly what you’re paying for.

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Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 90 customer reviews.

  • 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 

    Anna S. AvatarAnna S.

    negative review  Brought my car in for a routine oil change as I did the previous time. This time I was told the bolt to the oil drip pan was stripped. “We called every where to try to find a bigger bolt,... Read More - 8/08/2020 

  • Carol A. AvatarCarol A.

    positive review  The service and staff are Great. Will bring my car to Reliable Automotive for all my car needs - 8/04/2020 

    Heather O. AvatarHeather O.

    positive review  I called went over car got taken right back. Quick service and very nice people working there. Will go back. - 7/25/2020 

    Bailey O. AvatarBailey O.

    positive review  Staff is incredibly friendly and helpful! They did a great job changing my oil and even fixed a horrible rattling without me even asking. Defiantly recommend this place and will only be taking my car here! - 7/08/2020 

Our Auto Repair Services


Mechanical Repair


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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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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.


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