Dave's Perfection Automotive


1804 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

(512) 444-5919
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Dave is great. He's got a laid back demeanor and will talk to you straight. His shop is the cleanest I've seen, even the floor. He knows and works on old cars too. And, he has...


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Editorial review from Citysearch 9/6/2012

I found Dave's shop on the Car Talk site when I first moved here 5 years ago, and what a lucky break. \r I've got a twenty-something year old Ford that needs mechanical love on a regular basis. Dave will always let me know over the phone if he won't be able to get to it right away (he does not employ a secretary, but he's pretty good about answering the phone and will always return your call if you leave a message, though lately his wife has been answering the phones on occasion), but he is almost always immediately available.\r I feel like his prices are right-on, I never get the female mark-up. He has taken the time to explain what he's fixing and why without making me feel dumb. Last year I brought it in and asked what we need to do to make it last at least 5 more years - he worked out a list of things for right now, fixes for the near future, and stuff that could wait. When husband and I were buying a second car, he (basically) said about our first choice, ""if that's what you really want, I get it, but there's a reason there are places in town that only work on VW's. If you want another 20 year car, here's what I'd get.""\r His delivery *is* dry. One visit for a rattle in the front end was answered with (and picture this in Hank Hill's voice) ""well, I don't know if it's what you were hearing, but your wheel's about to fall off.""\r Dave himself has been out of the shop recently, but the guys he's got working for him are equally spot on. I get reasonable prices and a quick turn around. I trust that if for some reason if something isn't fixed right the first time, they will absolutely take care of it. Highly recommend. But always leave through the back alley, that driveway is a doozy. more

Dave's Perfection is perfection 4/22/2010

Dave is great. He's got a laid back demeanor and will talk to you straight. His shop is the cleanest I've seen, even the floor. He knows and works on old cars too. And, he has knowledge of other service providers that is right on target if you need a referral. I always call him first. Pros: honest, dependable, knows old cars too Cons: not open Saturday, but hey, neither would I more

Honest and Dependable!! You won't go anywhere else 11/12/2007

We've taken our cars to Dave for over 12 years. We've had a Toyota, Jeep and Chrylser. Dave has always done what needed to be done without going overboard. My brother is a mechanic in Nebraska. I used to check with him whenever I had to deal with a mechanic-he's agreed with Dave so much I don't check anymore! Just watch out for Dave's dry wit~ Pros: Honest, fair price Cons: Not open on Saturdays more

Honest Hard Working and to the Point 2/21/2007

We've been taking all our cars to Dave for many years. He's always given us great service and honest advice. If your looking for a mechanic that won't charge you an arm and a leg Dave's your man. Being women it's hard to trust mechanic's due to our lack of knowledge but Dave has never been anything but straight up and to the point and he's never steered us wrong. We highly recommend him. Pros: Honest Cons: Closed on Saturday more

Dave is an honest mechanic who knows old cars 4/3/2006

I've been bringing my 1950s and 60s cars to Dave to fix since I moved to Austin and have never been anything less than 100% satisfied. Great mechanic, knows what's wrong and how to fix it. Highly recommended, especially if you have an older, classic car. Pros: Honest, Knowledgable, Great work Cons: not open weekends more
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