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January 11, 2008 12:48 PM   Subscribe

Austin/SubaruFilter. I'm in Austin TX and drive a Subaru. It's time for its 30,000-mile tune-up, and it probably needs some work. Obviously I could take it to the dealer, but I'm wondering if anyone has a recommendation for a local shop, particularly one specializing in Subarus.
posted by adamrice to Travel & Transportation around Austin, TX (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I drive a Honda, not a Subaru, but I've had very good experiences with Rising Sun Automotive, which specializes in all Japanese makes. My car needed a fair amount of work, and they were really straight up with me about what needed to be done immediately and what could wait. Prices were really reasonable, too.
posted by katemonster at 12:58 PM on January 11, 2008

The Car Talk guys have a database of recommended mechanics and reviews.
posted by mkb at 1:33 PM on January 11, 2008

My dad is a mechanic and I know a little bit about local shops, etc. (but not Subaru, sorry). I looked at Car Talk and their list is not very exhaustive, and I probably would not recommend it if you reallly want to find info on what all is out there.
posted by fructose at 2:26 PM on January 11, 2008

Register at the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club and check out the Texas Impreza Club Forum. The Texas club is a subforum of the other main forum. Even if you don't have an Impreza, I bet they can help. Or, if you want, Google Subaru forum (and maybe add the model you own to the search) to find a forum tailored to you and your car.
posted by Doohickie at 9:23 PM on January 11, 2008

I've heard good things about Rising Sun, and a mechanic friend of ours recommended Waynes World of Autos in Round Rock (maybe technically Pflugerville). We trusted Wayne with some work on our Civic and I fully recommend him. Plus, he answers the phone with "Wayne's World, this is Wayne..."
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 8:29 AM on January 12, 2008

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