Austin >Automotive Sales & Services > Mobile Auto Repair- Austin
700 W Oltorf St, Austin, TX | Directions 7870430.242758 -97.760623
Neighborhoods: Galindo, South Lamar
Fuel Pump Job – I never really write reviews...so here goes! I called about my chevy that wouldn't start. I had a shop in town look at it, and was quoted a price of $1050 for the work because the fuel pump supposedly was bad. In addition, I was informed there would be a shop disposal fee of $75 for the gasoline in my tank. It was my luck that I'd filled it up the day before, like all the way...and I was not getting it back! Not having that much money(student, go figure), and appalled that I wouldn't be getting my gas back, I started investigating other options. Ken's price for a fuel pump job was significantly less, and I didn't have to get it towed AGAIN. He was going to arrive at the car to look at it! When he looked at the vehicle, to my surprise, he told me that the fuel pump was NOT broken it was the wires leading to it that were messed up! The parts were only about $20, he charged me $275 for the labor AND I got to keep most of my gas!! I know that you get what you pay for when it comes to car work, but this was ridiculous. As a single female I know that repair places "see me coming" but I couldn't believe the nerve of this shop! They flat out LIED to me! Ken treated me with respect, I was not spoken down to,and allowed to ask questions which he answered deftly. I saved SOOO much money, and Ken had the job done the same day I called him(the shop told me to budget about a week before I'd get my car back). I'd recommend him to ANYONE over any other mechanic in town, hands down. Send your wife, girlfriend, son/daughter get ACCURATE information and SAVE your money!
best service in town -bar none! – I was a little sceptical about someone being able to come right out to my job and change my cv axles,especially after trhe shop made it soyund like such a big job. I decided to give Midnite a go, and not only did they complete the axles in less than 2hrs but they talked me into getting my brakes done to save labor later-and did it all for half as much as the shop! Thanks guys, I will be calling you from now on!
Simply Spectacular!! – I had my car broken into, so I went the next day to have an alarm installed. A few days later my car would not start! Convinced it was the alarm installation, I towed it to them. Well they took two hours looking at it and said it wasn't their fault. I did not want to pay for another tow so I called Midnite Auto and Ken came out, got under my car ,started it, and explained to me that one of the wires that the alarm installers installed had been carelessly placed too close to the exhaust and melted. Ken said he sees this all the time and explained it to the installers, who then paid for my tow,my repair,and refunded the money I paid for my alarm. Thanks a million!!!
Same Day Service--AWESOME! – What a refreshing change of pace: woke up to one flat tire (and the other pretty bald and in need of replacing anyway). Went out and bought tires and called Ken at 10:30 am. He came out the same afternoon, replaced my tires and was done within an hour.
Responsive, great attitude, nice guy. Would absolutely recommend! Thanks Ken--Happy Holidays!
Great Service at a great price! – I usually don't bother writing reviews for anyone, but these guys really impressed me! I only have one car and my schedule is very demanding, so there is no way I can go without it for long. Midnite Auto came out and fixed my brakes and cv axle for less than $200, which is amazing because my local shop quoted me over $400! As a bonus,the tech even figured out an electrical problem that no one else could find. I wish I knew about these guys years ago!!!!
A Truly Vaulable Service!! – After being quoted over $300 for a brake job,I called Midnite Auto and it was like NASCAR showed up at my work! The tech came fully equipped with a van with a huge tool box and even an air compressor in it. Much better than the guy my friend called that showed up in a beat up subaru asking to borrow tools! He ripped my wheel off, and showed me my brakes and explained to me how the brake shop was flat out LYING that I needed all those parts and quite possibly never even checked my brakes at all! I saw with my own eyes that my brake pads had 80% life left on them and the reason that they were making noise was because they were not lubricated correctly by the brake shop that did them last time! He also pointed out that the sensors had been intentionally removed by whoever put the brakes on, and that he sees that ALOT. Why would they do that??
I am so impressed, I will never go to anyone else, cause now they come to me!
Quick and honest service!! – Ken was a straight shooter and actually showed me the problem and gave me a few options, not just the one that was most profitable for him! Very knowledgeable and it shows. I don't think they charged me enough, but I am not complaining! Definitely an A+service!! Thanks,
Should be called Superman's Auto service! – Thanks guys you really saved my hide!! I was able to get my son to karate on time an get all my errands done! You turned a nightmare into a small nuisance. My boss was also impressed that I didn't need a tow and it was fixed right in the parking lot. He said he is going to call you when he gets an employee that can't show up because of car troubles. Keep up the good work!
DOES NOT SHOW UP. DOES NOT CALL TO LET YOU KNOW HE'S NOT COMING AS AGREED! – Midnite Auto Repair is a good name for this "business". They are "Fly By Nite"! They don't show up after agreed date and time. In fact they don't even call to let you know they're not coming at all! They leave you hanging. I have only one vehicle that is not running, and I depend on that vehicle for grocery shopping and doctor appointments. The owner of the "business" has no credibility with me because of the above reasons. He was supposed to show up at my house between 7-8 am, August 20, 2007. Never came by; never called. Don't rely on this guy to get you up and running! His "Business" will GIVE YOU THE BUSINESS, if you know what I mean. Maybe the woman who wrote that "good" review must be the owners wife!?
"The Auto Whisperer" – Ken diagnosed my car over the phone! I was sceptical at first but decided to give him a shot, and boy was I delightfully surprised! I origionally took my car to a big name shop because they promised me a great deal. When I got the call from the shop,I could not believe that my car was working fine and now it needed $500 worth of work! I was told that because of a few other problems that needed to be fixed first, was the reason for the car not starting. They wanted to install new cables,a battery,an alternator,and starter! I dont have this kind of money budgeted for my car so I called Midnite Auto and explained it all. It was like he just knew instinctivly what to do,and explained that he has "done his time" at shops and knows how they operate. He stated that he was so sure of it,that if he was wrong and I needed all these parts then he would go out of his way to get the parts for cheap and do the labor for next to nothing. He ended up replacing a cable and two terminals and charged me $100! BRAVO! Ken....will you marry me..or at least commit to my car for life?
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