If you are anything like me - you don't get your oil changed every 3000 miles. You might mean to, but money is tight, or you are distracted by any of the other 900000 things you need to do in a day.
If you are like me, you might know a bit about cars, but not terribly much and probably get sales folks trying to sell you all sorts of services for your car.
Well I had to get an oil change done, and Thomas swears by Dalbert's on 133 Dinn Dr. in San Antonio. I have gone there a couple times, but it really struck me this time that they not only offer great service - generally getting to my car pretty quickly - but that they never sell me services that I don't need - they look up what is recommended for my car, remind me to try to not go more than 5000 miles between changes, and preferably under 4000, and oh yeah, my front breaks are getting thin and I should take care of that.
I appreciate that in a mechanic. Simple advice, no pushiness.
They have been around forever it seems, and hopefully remain there.
In the past they have been kind enough to drop me off at my house or pick me up if my car needs a lengthier repair.
Finding a good, honest, affordable mechanic is hard these days. When my first mechanic that I found here in S.A. went out of business I was stuck asking around with friends, customers, and co-workers about finding a new one. Both my truck driver and superintendent recommended Dalbert's to me about 8 years ago.
They are near my house, honest as the day is long, and actually seem to like their job.
I had them do all the routine maintenance on my '01 PT Cruiser, My Ex-wife's conversion van and now my new(ish) car and Val's car as well.
No pressure or judgement from these guys but plenty of good advice and fair pricing on the labor and parts..