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Old September 21st, 2007, 16:57   #1
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Default Repair shop suggestions Austin Texas

The starter motor on my 2003 Jetta TDI just died and I'm waiting for the tow truck. Can anyone recommend a reliable and TDI-friendly repair shop in Austin? I live in Old West Austin (near 12th and West Lynn). (I've heard great things about RunsOnBeer for timing belt replacement, but I don't think he does this sort of routine repair work.)
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Old September 21st, 2007, 17:21   #2
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http://www.runonbeer.com/
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Old September 21st, 2007, 18:12   #3
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Yup, Rob or his cohort can fix you up.
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Old September 24th, 2007, 08:29   #4
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Yup, Rob or his cohort can fix you up.
Indeed. Worked out great. It was only a crappy factory vw battery that had leaked. New battery; starts like a charm. (It really sounded like a dead starter, clicking and all, so beware; it can be a dead battery even if it wont jump start.)
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Old September 24th, 2007, 11:14   #5
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Actually, it's more Anuthee, Rob's sidekick that is doing the mechanicking there lately. Off Slaughter Rd the the east... right at the "T". Super nice guy and very helpful when I recently ran into some trouble in Austin.
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Old March 4th, 2018, 10:20   #6
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Rob closed the shop doors for good on 10/9/2017.
Bummer... I was looking to get my 98 NB worked on by someone skilled & local.
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Old March 4th, 2018, 14:03   #7
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Yes sorry to see Rob go. Partly why I sold my 2003 Beetle. I have heard good things about this guy but not tried him myself. Long time dealer mechanic if I remember correctly at Hewlitt VW, which I have had good service from.

Kevin's Auto Shop (512) 508-5141
40217 Industrial Park Cir, Georgetown, TX 78626

I have also heard good things about:
http://www.germanautocenter.com/

I doubt any of them will be cost competitive with what Robby charged though.
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