Engine check performed by an ASE certified mechanic in Kyle TX

With so many options to choose from for Buda auto repair, you want to be sure that you can bring your vehicle into an auto mechanic that is both experienced and trustworthy. The team of expert mechanics at Reliable Automotive have years of knowledge and hands-on experience to help you diagnose, address, and repair any issue that you may be having with your motor vehicle. Our top priority is your satisfaction, and we’ll prove it every time you bring your vehicle to us.

Below are just some of the many ways we can help you protect your investment in your vehicle:

Preventative Maintenance

We know you want to get the most out of the life of your vehicle and keep yourself and your passengers safe on the road. Whether you are looking to have your oil and oil filter changed, your brakes checked or replaced, or your tires rotated and balanced, Reliable Automotive can help you maintain your vehicle to prevent a major auto repair or a potentially dangerous and costly mechanical failure. 

Engine Diagnostics and Repair Services

When your check engine light comes on and you feel that something is not quite right with your vehicle, don’t worry: This light could just be an indicator that there is a faulty sensor or something simple needs to be repaired. The ASE-Certified technicians at Reliable Automotive will quickly diagnose the issue and be able to take care of any auto repair that your engine needs and have you back on the road in no time. If you are not sure what is going on with your engine, schedule an appointment for Buda auto repair.

Brake Services and Inspections

Maintaining the braking system on your vehicle is a crucial part of driving safely and should be taken care of at the first sign of an issue. As such a vital part of the operation of your vehicle, the importance of keeping your brakes in good working condition is essential. If your brakes fail when you need them, it could be very dangerous for you and other drivers. 

If you are experiencing a squealing noise when braking, skipping or lack of response when pressing on the brake pedal, or any kind of braking failure, it is highly recommended to bring your vehicle to our Buda auto repair shop to have your brakes inspected and repaired or replaced. 

Transmission Services and Repairs

There are few systems in your vehicle more vital than the transmission. The transmission is essentially the component that moves the vehicle forward and needs to operate correctly or the vehicle will not function at all. As the transmission in a car or truck is composed of several moving parts within the transmission box, it can be one of the most complex auto repairs performed by auto mechanics and auto repair shops.

Reliable Automotive has years of experience working on and repairing transmissions and are experts at diagnosing and serving any transmission. It is best to catch a potential transmission issue early, so if your vehicle is having a hard time shifting, jerking or slipping gears, grinding when accelerating, or giving off a burning smell, book an appointment for Buda automotive repair and let our crew handle your transmission repair and service. 

AC Service and Repair

During hot summers, we know that a well-running AC system is not just a luxury, but is an absolute necessity. As this system slowly but surely loses efficiency over time, all auto air conditioning will need attention at some point. If your AC isn’t running like you know it should, we can help.

Whether you need to have a top off of Freon, repair or replace your compressor or just have your AC filter replaced, Reliable Automotive can handle any part of your AC auto repair. Do not get caught in the heat, schedule an appointment today and let our team of expert Buda mechanics keep you safe and comfortable. 

Other Auto Repair Services  

Here at Reliable Automotive, we offer services for everything you may need for your car or truck, whether you need to have preventative maintenance done, suspension repair, auto electrical service, radiator repair, steering repair, or any other auto repair, our crew of expert auto repair technicians will have your vehicle diagnosed and repaired in no time. You can count on us to use original equipment or the very best, high-quality aftermarket parts on your vehicle.

Check out all our services we offer and let us take care of you and your vehicle with the best parts and service you’ll find anywhere.

Schedule an Appointment

You don’t have to take your car or truck back to the dealership for service: Our technicians have the same state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and technology that your dealership does, and they have the most up-to-date training on all of the systems in your vehicle.

 We make it easy to have your car repaired or serviced by offering excellent service and trustworthy expertise. Schedule an appointment today and let our excellent service and workmanship in auto repair speak for itself.

Buda Auto Repair Shop FAQs

It’s equivalent to your regular doctor’s check-ups, except it’s for vehicles! Our professional ASE-certified auto mechanics will be able to identify minor issues requiring attention before they become expensive repairs. Consumable parts are replaced before they fail at inconvenient times, often while you’re driving, and when you’re unable to get to the auto repair shop quickly.

The following services require routine maintenance on a regular basis. Check your owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommended frequency:

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

Of course, if you’ve noticed problems with any of your car’s systems in between your service visits, make an appointment at your Reliable Automotive location in Buda for an inspection.

Most cars manufactured today have a disc brake system on all four wheels. Attached to each wheel is a rotor. When you step on your brake pedal, the brake pad is compressed against the rotor, thereby creating friction. While this action stops the car, it also creates a lot of heat.

Older cars often have disc brakes on the front wheels only, with drum brakes on the rear. On drum brakes, the friction required to stop the wheels comes from brake shoes, rather than brake pads. The shoes sit inside the drum and have a rough material on one side. This rough material is pressed against the drum when the brake pedal is pressed. This stops the wheel. All these parts need to be checked regularly for wear, especially due to the heat and friction generated.

Squeaking often comes from dirt and moisture on the rotors. There may not be anything wrong with the brakes simply because they squeak. However, squeaking may indicate that the pads have worn to the point where they no longer work properly. You won’t know for sure until you have the brakes inspected at Reliable Automotive. Don’t assume it’s just dirt or moisture! Get it checked out.

There may be differences between automatic versus manual transmissions, but here are some things to watch for in general:

  • The transmission slips out of proper gear.
  • Shifting is delayed or skips gears entirely
  • You notice leaking transmission fluid.
  • You smell something burning.
  • There are grinding or humming noises while driving.
  • The engine revs excessively high.

Don’t wait. Schedule a transmission inspection at your Reliable Buda auto repair shop as soon as possible.

Yes! We do everything from simple transmission flushes to complete overhauls. If your vehicle is having shifting problems or needs a new filter or hose replacement, let us check the entire transmission system. We will identify the problem and then discuss the best course of action with you.

The term “tune-up” describes a type of service that has changed over the years. It involves replacing spark plugs and making adjustments in the engine to maintain optimum performance. Modern car engines, though, don’t have much that can be adjusted. The idle speed, ignition timing, and fuel mixture are all fixed and controlled by a computer. It may be possible to check base timing, idle speed, and some emission functions in some vehicles, but in general there isn’t much remaining that can be “tuned.”

The term “tune-up” is still widely used though, and will be understood by Reliable Automotive’s mechanics. People may use it to refer to a drivability problem they want checked out, along with replacing the spark plugs and making adjustments that result in an engine operating at top capacity.

Preventative maintenance service is a general check-up for a vehicle, preferably before any problems arise. Reliable Automotive recommends regularly scheduled preventative maintenance appointments to:

  • check and replace (if necessary) all consumable parts, such as oil filters 
  • proactively attend to car repairs
  • inspect every system in the vehicle for small issues that can be addressed early

Any confusion about the service your vehicle may need can be resolved by discussing it with our master mechanics.

The head gasket is located between the engine block and the cylinder head and acts as a seal between these two parts of your engine. Your vehicle’s engine naturally creates intense heat. If the heat generated by a normal engine becomes excessive, the engine begins to overheat. If this happens, the head gasket can then fail.

Symptoms of a blown head gasket can be: thick, white smoke coming out of the tailpipe; loss of engine power; unexplained coolant loss; milky discoloration in the oil; an overheating engine.

If this occurs, do not continue to drive the vehicle! You can cause further damage and even cause the engine to fail, resulting in further need for expensive repairs or replacement. Contact your Buda auto repair shop for advice.