Visit Our San Marcos Auto Repair Shop

1201 N State Hwy 123
San Marcos, TX 78666
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Tel: (512) 667-7390

Week Days: 07:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 1:00pm*
Sunday: Closed

*Appointments not available Saturdays

To keep your vehicle running optimally for years to come, you need an automotive shop you can always rely on. San Marcos residents can rest easy knowing they have Reliable Automotive to handle all of their auto repair and maintenance needs. Located right off Hwy 123 right by the QC Meat Market, our San Marcos location is easily accessible from IH-35 and just a short drive down Guadalupe street from the heart of downtown.

Give us a call during our business hours or stop by our shop to see why we’ve been the go-to for San Marcos residents since 2012. If you’re ready to set up your appointment now, you can book a time online any time using the form below. We look forward to helping you keep your vehicle running reliably!

           

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Why We Love San Marcos, Texas

Texas State University in San Marcos Texas

Small Town Feel, Big City Attractions

A city of over 60,000, San Marcos is home to a wide variety of local attractions such as the San Marcos River and the many parks along it, a historical downtown area, and the growing Texas State University.

Whether you’ve just moved to San Marcos to attend the university or are a longtime resident who remembers Ralph the Swimming Pig at Aquarena Springs, here are some of the things we love about San Marcos, Texas:

Construction of a new building in San Marcos

Booming Economy

In 2014, San Marcos was named the fastest growing city in the United States.

Endangered San Marcos salamander

Exclusive Wildlife

The San Marcos River is home to several endangered plants and animals, making it one of the most studied river ecosystems in the state.

Mermaid statue locations on a map

Local Arts & Culture

In association with the Mermaid Society of Texas, the Arts Commission of San Marcos had 10 mermaid sculptures created and commissioned local artists to paint them. The sculptures were then places around San Marcos for residents to enjoy. You can visit Mermaid Society SMTX to find out where the mermaids are located around the city.

Man snorkeling in the San Marcos river

Aquatic Recreation

What many San Marcos residents remember as Aquarena Springs (the environmental center, not the street!) is now The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment. While Ralph the Swimming Pig has long since retired, The Meadows Center now offers multiple ways for visitors to enjoy Spring Lake, including snorkel education programs, paddling tours, and the famous glass-bottom boat rides.

Guitars lined up and ready for a concert

Historic Music Scene

San Marcos is home to the famous Cheatham Street Warehouse, where many widely known names in Texas music have played. Stevie Ray Vaughan, Randy Rogers, and even George Strait all once stood on the stage at Cheatham Street Warehouse. This music venue is still in operation today, giving up and coming Texas artists a chance to enthrall Central Texas.

Bluebonnets in a San Marcos neighborhood

And Much More

These are just a few of our favorite reasons to be located in San Marcos, TX, and there are countless others!

About Reliable Automotive in San Marcos

Reliable Automotive's San Marcos location storefront

Serving and Supporting the Community

Reliable Auto has been serving San Marcos, TX since 2012, and as the home of our very first auto repair location, the city and its residents have a special place in our company history. Our goal when we first opened our doors was to provide not just auto repairs, but to be a resource for the San Marcos community for all needing mechanical repair. Since our first day in business we have worked hard to both serve and support our San Marcos neighbors.

Our San Marcos Auto Repair Services

The ASE-certified technicians at Reliable Auto strive to be the best resource for auto repairs in San Marcos for all of our customers. Below are just a few of the services our customers call us about:

An oil change in progress

Oil Change

Getting regular oil changes is an important part of keeping your vehicle in the best condition. Our oil changes are done quickly with precision and care so you can continue to trust your vehicle’s performance.

A brand-new brake disk

Brake Repair

Your brakes protect you every time you drive your vehicle, and ensuring that they perform reliably is important to every driver’s safety. We offer FREE brake inspections and provide high quality repairs when needed.

Close-up of an engine's parts

Engine Diagnostics & Repair

Reliable Automotive is San Marcos’s dealer alternative for engine repairs. Our technicians have years of experience completing quality engine repairs on a wide variety of makes and models.

Illustration of a vehicle's transmission system

Transmission Repair

Your transmission is an integral part of your vehicle’s performance. Most drivers notice transmission issues right away, but might not know how to deal with it. Bring it in to Reliable Automotive for a San Marcos mechanic to complete expert repairs.

Illustration of a vehicle's suspension system

Suspension Repair

Some treks along San Marcos roads can occasionally test your vehicle’s suspension. If you find every bump and dip hitting harder than it used to, it’s time to get your vehicle’s suspension checked.

Illustration of a Diesel engine

Diesel Repair

Diesel trucks are well known for their performance and endurance. However, every vehicle will eventually need repairs to continue operating at peak efficiency. When that time comes around, bring your diesel to Reliable Automotive.

Why Choose Reliable Automotive?

A service technician educates a customer on her vehicle's repairs.

Locally Owned & Operated Auto Shop in San Marcos TX

When you need auto center in San Marcos Texas, Reliable Automotive is here to help. Our automotive shops are 100% Hays County owned and operated. When you visit one of our automotive shops, you’ll not only receive top of the line service and friendly care from our ASE-certified technicians, you’ll also be supporting a local business.

A Resource for the Community

Because of the amazing support we receive from the San Marcos community, Reliable Automotive strives to give back at every opportunity. Whether it’s donating to local San Marcos youth programs or offering free car care clinics to help San Martians learn how to keep their vehicles in the best condition, we do all we can to be your go-to San Marcos mechanic when you need repairs. So keep it local, keep it reliable, and give us a call today.

Call Our San Marcos Location

Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 84 customer reviews.

  • 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 

    John D. AvatarJohn D.

    positive review  quick oil change for me today. great customer service, friendly environment - 7/02/2020 

    Ross A. AvatarRoss A.

    positive review  I had my truck in after hitting a curb and the steering was pulling to the right. If you don't know anything about this kind of issue, it's common and almost always parts need to be replaced. The cost... Read More - 6/22/2020 

  • Amy M. AvatarAmy M.

    positive review  Service is great. They Really care about their customers. - 6/14/2020 

    Thom R. AvatarThom R.

    positive review  'm one of those people who is a true believer in supporting small business...especially in these trying times of the Coronavirus. When I leave a rating with a written review, it's either for very poor service...or exemplary service.
    Reliable Automotive...
    Read More - 5/02/2020 

    Tom M. AvatarTom M.

    positive review  Once again, Reliable Automotive comes through for me!! If you need anything automobile related and you don’t go see these guys, you’re making a mistake. Best in town!! - 5/01/2020