|LOCAL RESOURCES LISTING|
|Disclaimer: No Local or affiliated marque car club or organization endorses any of the service or part providers on the List and inclusion on the List should not be construed as an endorsement.|
|PAINT/BODY REPAIR AND SERVICES, POWDER COATING, PAINT/BODY SUPPLIES|
|ADP Solutions of Texas Inc, Wholesale of Automotive Paint and Car Wash products, 3700 Fredericksburg Rd, suite 113, San Antonio, TX|
|Color Tone Paint, (210) 736-3143, 619 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX 78201 Got a half-pint of custom touch-up made for less than $25. Not a perfect match, but very close!;|
|Complete Collision Paint and Body (830) 535-4277, Ask for Andrew ;|
|Auto XXJason Hassinger (210) 885-3413 General automotive as well as powder coating and (possibly) wheel straightening.|
|PAINT REHAB, DETAILING AND FINISHING; PAINTLESS DENT REPAIR|
|Kyle at (210) 683-9023 does dry ice cleaning on undercarriage, frames etc. He also does paint correction and detailing.|
|Dent Masters (210) 646-2455, Chris Douglass, Mobile Service for repair of door dings, hail and minor dents. Used him once on the advice of a professional detailer. Great result.|
|Dent Doctor (210) 695-8777, cell 288-8232, John Briley, 14940 Chinquapin Helotes, TX
Great work at a reasonable price.
|Totally Mobile Detail (210) 490-5409 By Appt. only
Never used the guy but had a friend who had just used him for a full paint conditioning and detail and I was very impressed with the result. Not at all inexpensive but worthy of investigation if that’s what you’re in to.
|Buff’s Detail Supply, Ben Leeper (210) 851-5674, www.buffsdetail.com, 20655 IH10 #104 San Antonio, Tx 78257 Buff’s Detail sells premium detail products to the DIYers. For the rest of us, they provide service from a “basic” detail through complete paint corrections.|
|Diamond Auto Shine (210) 947-1149 Jeff Kweller Has a shop or he’ll come to you. Check this guy out for sure if you need detailing or paint refurbishment at a reasonable price.|
|Roberto Reyes (210) 241-4469 Works from his residence near Marbach and I410 in SATX, You’ll need to call in advance to schedule a visit. You may have to provide the material. He has done great work on my antique cars and my Chrysler van [complete headliner].
Another member experience: He’s a longstanding “find” of a longstanding member. I’ve used Roberto once to install ready-made seat covers for bucket seats and custom upholstery on the rear bench and was very pleased. If you’re monolingual like me, a Spanish-speaking intermediary is advisable but not absolutely required. He just likes to make sure he understands exactly what you’re looking for.
|Gabriel and Son Upholstery Shop and Top Specialists (512) 392-8072 113 Texas Ave. San Marcus, Texas 78666 Put a new top (from Robbins through Moss Motors) on my Austin Healey and they do a fabulous job. Not cheap.|
|Rodriguez Upholstery (830) 303-6495, 114 E. Kingsbury Seguin, Tx 78155 I needed a bench seat reconditioned but not recovered and didn’t want to pay a fortune. They listened to exactly what I was looking for and did a nice job.|
|J.F. Hagan Distributors (210) 227-4166 upholstery and hardware suppliers, 405 W. Jones Ave. San Antonio, Tx 78215 A step back in time and worth a try for custom upholstery for old cars and related hardware, materials and equipment to get the job done.|
|San Antonio Upholstery Supply 1119 (210) 228-0182 N. Mesquite St. San Antonio, Tx 78202 Not exclusively auto supply but a good place to find material and leather for custom jobs.|
|Peña Bros Upholstery (210) 647-4200, 5305 Bandera Rd. I provided Moss kits for the seats and top to my LBC. They did a great job. Reasonably priced.|
|Frank Raineri (210) 834-0205 Frank has installed new carpeting, new seat covers, headliner, and installed several Robbins Type Convertible soft tops in my LBC. I can recommend him.|
|King of Trim Daniel A. Sales (818) 471-0279, 9901 San Fernando Rd. Pacoima 91331|
|MECHANICAL/ELECTRICAL AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR|
|Mander Automotive (210) 695-2255, 14297 Old Bandera Rd, Helotes, TX 78023 manderautomotiveservice.mechanicnet.com Bob is great. He runs the only shop that works on my cars if I can’t do it.|
|Farrell’s Garage (832) 452-4502 www.farrellsgarage.com Farrell’s Garage focuses primarily on the rewiring and electrical repair of Classic and Vintage British and American cars and trucks.
Another member experience: …he’s installing an electrical harness on my LBC. His expertise is electrical, but there is nothing he can’t do.
|Hill Country Automotive 830-331-2489, 32980 IH-10 West, Boerne, TX 78006 Found this shop to be very honest. Easy to make an appt. No long waits. They do wheel alignments.|
|Arthur Petri (830) 660-4946|
|Manuel Sotelo (757) 303-7267|
|Editor’s Note: Arthur and Manny are our local go-to guys for Triumph repair and have been used by many STTA members.|
|Foreign Affair Import Car Repair Specializes in British cars (210) 658-8338
124 Commercial Pl Schertz, Tx 78154
|Current 2 Classics (210) 732-3737 302 Bellinger St. SATX These guys have a wide range of services for classic and modern cars, restoration, engine and transmission, convertible top hydraulics, paint and body too.|
|Victor’s Service Center (210) 737-1778, Victor and now his son run an extremely capable foreign car repair shop. Victor worked at the British Leyland dealer in Corpus Christi before moving to San Antonio. They have done minor work on my car, and on the another they replaced the clutch, rear suspension, rear brakes, all bushings and swapped the differential gears from an XJS so I have taller gear ratios. Experts. Another member experience: Specializes in Jaguar and Mercedes. I’ve used Victor’s shop 6 or so times over the last 15 years. Never inexpensive but always had a good result and very organized and prompt. You get what you pay for.|
|Michael Hado (Houston-area) (713) 808-5644 Triumph Engine/transmission rebuilds|
|MD Automotive (210) 688-2366 7454 F.M. 1560 near Helotes General Automotive, These guys are good.|
|MACHINING, ENGINE SERVICES|
|Duffin Engine Service (210) 341-8183, 1227 Hallmark Dr, San Antonio, TX 78216
Good results for V8s. He did my 215 Rover and 500ci Caddy with no issues.
|City Auto Machine (210) 659-2400, 110 E. Byrd Blvd. Universal City Tx, 78148 Recommended by a very experienced member of the local scene who has built lots of engines.|
|Parks Engine Service (830) 379-4562, 1820 Friesenhahn Rd. Seguin, Texas 78155 Rick Pridgen is the very hands-on owner. Made aware of this shop by Foreign Affair. They did a good job on my head and flywheel. This place is always busy. He told me it would take a few weeks and it did, but if you’re not in a rush this is a good bet.|
|TIRE AND RELATES SERVICES|
|Art’s Tire Warehouse (210) 736-4516, 3350 Fredericksburg Rd. San Antonio, Tx 78201 Used several times over the years after Victor the Jag mechanic told me that’s where he took his alignments…don’t know if he still does. Old school alignment pit done with rulers and chalk; no alignment machine in sight. Counter guy’s name is George. Alignment guy is Arnold and if he’s not still there I don’t know if I’d use them again. Bought a set of tires mounted and balanced once too; somewhat limited selection (Discount Tire, they’re not) but competitive prices.|
|A.R.T. Tire and Auto (210) 824-9574, 1331 Austin Hwy. San Antonio, Tx Recommended by a very experienced LBC owner who says they have good tire selection and prices and are e