Robby did the timing belt on my 2000 Jetta today. Not only did he do it while I waited, he also pointed out some shoddy work that had been done by the previous owner and during the last TB service. Thanks Robby! HUGE thumbs up!!
Robby has been working on my car for years. He is the only one I trust with my Jetta. He has done, my timing belt, suspension, breaks, alternator, to name a few. Can't say enough good things about Robby and his crew. He always treats me well and gives me straight answers.
Rebuilding a TB tensioner failure for me now. Complete head exchange and some other minor work. Texts me the issues with pics to let me know the damage. Keeps in touch with updates. Prompt estimate upon tear down. It is a pleasure to do business with someone who knows his work, charges reasonable prices and communicates well. I met him at a GTG back in 2005 or 2006. Been to a few of his GTG over the years and had dealings with him back when he was supplying B100. When you find a good mechanic stick with him, they are few and far between. Hopefully my new (used) New Beetle will be like new again, what?
Well kudus to Robby again due to my forgetting how low the older cars are. Forgot to tell him to install the Panzer plate and side armor on this Beetle. Hit a high crown in the center of the road and took out the oil pan. New pan and Panzer plate with side armor and oil change. Thanks Robby! Pick it up tomorrow again.
He was able to get my wife's 09 JSW TDi in on short notice to take a look at a few things... We have spare cars, so leaving it wasn't a problem. He took care of all issues with no drama, and we're happy to have him in the neighborhood!
Thanks for all the kind words gentlemen. They mean a lot to me.
I'm quite sad to say that the shop is closed. Everything was going great but my wife and I just decided that we wanted to move to a smaller town to raise our two daughters. She got a good job at a University and we jumped on it.
Those were some of the best years of my life. I was truly lucky to have such a great group of people that trusted me and supported me. I will have fond memories of you all.
Again, thank you.
Here is me and tikal outside the shop on his last visit:
You may be right. I will still need to maintain my own cars so I am keeping a lot of my tools. I do have a garage at the new place but it isn't really big enough to do much with it besides park our cars/bikes in it.
Just found out runonbeer moved from Austin. Sad to see ya go but completely understand leaving Austin. Good luck to you and your family. Thanks for your help over the years from the owner of the black 05.5 my wife called "Possessed".