at 10524 Manchaca Rd, Austin, 78748 United States
Full-Service Auto Shop. Honesty. Integrity. Knowledge. Good Carma.
We are a local, independent, full service, automotive repair shop located in Austin, Texas. We offer certified, knowledgeable and professional car care at a fair price. All makes and models. Foreign and Domestic. We want to be your shop and would love to take care of your vehicle. Our philosophy is that by following our values and principles, we will earn your trust as a customer, and the rest will fall into place. Honesty. Integrity. Community. Good Carma!
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We will be closing early today, Christmas Eve, and we'll be closed all day tomorrow and Friday. Sorry for any inconvenience and Merry Christmas!!
We are officially hiring! We have more work than we can keep up with, so if you want to work in a shop, give us a call or come in and apply today!
Can't wait to get back to work tomorrow after a long 4 day weekend! I miss having a little grease under my nails.
We will be closed on Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving! Sorry for any inconvenience and Happy turkey day!
Wow! Thanks everybody for all the nice 5 star reviews! I hadn't even noticed those until today! We got about 20 5 star reviews from actual customers and a couple bad reviews from people I've never met, so I guess they don't like our Facebook page? I don't know, but there's always a couple random haters for no reason I guess! Keep up the good work everybody!
We will be closed Monday Sep. 1st for Labor Day! And we might try to close a little early on Friday too so we can get down to the beach!
Happy New Year!! We will be back at work today getting ready for 2015 to be our best year yet!!
Happy Monday! Summer may be over soon, but you wouldn't know it, it's still super hot in Texas! Come get your AC recharged today. If your AC if just not blowing quite cold enough, we can recharge it for only $75 in most cases and we'll check any AC out for FREE everyday of the week!
People bring us quotes from other shops all the time and we are usually Half the cost of the dealership and only 2/3 the cost of most other big shops in town! The main reason for that is no dead weight. No manager, no non working owner, and no slackers!
Happy Wednesday! It's been a busy week so far and it's always getting busier, but we will always try to get Your car fixed right away, so come in today!!
After a long European vacation we'll be back at work tomorrow morning!
It's Official! I'm going on vacation and will be closed for the next two weeks, so come see me again July 22!
We will be closed from July 3rd through July 21st, so get your car in now!
Back to work!
We will be closed today for Memorial Day! We'll see you tomorrow!
Personally, we only think car repair is fun to do when your car needs it.
You take your car in for an oil change or minor maintenance and learn that your injectors need to be cleaned.
Tire Inflation Discrepancy – This isn’t a scam but according to our research, it is common enough of a mistake to be classified as a “myth”.
We just printed off a batch of Good Carma Automotive gift certificates just in time for the holidays.
I once read somewhere that it was estimated that 10% of the cars on the road in the US had a check engine light (Malfunction Indicator Lamp or MIL) on (not to be confused with the “Maintenance Required” light).
* NOTE * A flashing check engine light indicates an active misfire which can cause serious problems if you continue to drive your car.
If your check engine light is flashing, get it to your auto repair technician as soon as possible.
The code can be very specific and if the codes are somehow cleared off of your vehicle’s computer, you can still provide that information to your automotive technician which can lead to an accurate diagnosis.
This Honda has over 335k miles on it!OK, the title may be a tad bit melodramatic, but replacing your timing belt on time (pun intended) could be the difference between life and death… for your car.
If the position of the timing belt is off by even one tooth, your car’s performance can be seriously affected causing a drop in power or a rough running engine.
In many engines (called interference motors) if the timing belt fails, the valves and pistons can collide causing serious damage to the valves.
Repairing this can be extremely costly, so it is important to follow your vehicle manufacturer’s guidelines on replacing your timing belt.
Note: if your car doesn’t appear on this list, it probably has a timing chain which requires replacement less often.
A lot of the cost of doing a timing belt job comes from labor costs, so you might as well replace everything you can behind the timing cover while you are already there.
Free Road Trip checks at Good Carma Automotive.The Holidays are here!
We talked about winterizing your car in an earlier post, but it is also a great idea to have your car looked over by a professional before embarking on the roads this holiday season.
In the winter we often have significantly more precipitation, so new wiper blades are always good to check or replace as winter approaches.
If you plan on taking any road trips into the rest of the US where they have an actual winter, you should definitely have your car checked out before the trip, and consider more substantial fluid services such as brake, clutch and power steering fluid changes as well.
Most importantly, always remember that we are happy to check out any problem you have with your car, but are also happy to tell you what basic maintenance your car needs or doesn’t need, and we’re glad to do it for no charge every day of the week!