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Reliable Automotive, St. Louis's Best Auto Repair Services

Reliable Automotive is looking forward to earning your trust as a friendly, honest and reliable alternative for your auto maintenance and repair needs.

We are one of a the few shops in St. Louis that hand build and install quality transmissions everyday for our customers and other shops customers.

My name is Larry Bunk. My wife and I Jane own Reliable Automotive. Thank you for considering us for your next repair. Our shop has been providing customers in the St Louis area with high-quality automotive maintenance and repair services in our brand new facility. That's me in the picture laying roof panels.

We build transmissions in house, do engine swaps and everything else to keep you on the road with dependable day after day transportation and we enjoy what we do. We are also sought after by many Certified Transmission shops in St. Louis for quality of build and customer satisfaction.

Our Master Transmission builder has over 35yrs of build experience and our Diagnostic Techs have 35yrs experience finding complex problems on computer controlled automobiles. Our experienced mechanics use state of the art diagnostic equipment to get your vehicle up and running again in top operating condition.

We have worked on vehicles for City Municipalities, Taxi Companies, USPS and Southwest Airlines and many others. No Matter if your fleet is multiple vehicles or one daily driver my number one goal is to insure your auto will keep you safe and get you from A to B. I personally track your vehicle from check in and verify every repair prior to your arrival for pickup. We are all about building long term relationships and promise to do our best to protect that trust. When I tell you something is needing repair usually the next pot hole might make your vehicle uncontrollable putting you in a ditch or worse. I'll also tell you if something can wait till later. We always provide you with enough information so that you can make the right decision about your repair before any work is performed.

Many times folks come in and a guy they new just threw a ton of parts at a problem without fixing anything. Usually this costs the owner double to fix the original problem. Please Don't Do It. Bring It To A Pro. I always have a car where the owner blew through $1500 and the problem would have only cost $600. I just scratch my head trying to find why. One culprit is the part store "'scan tool" service to get you to buy those parts.

Please Don't Do It. Bring it to a pro. Most computer codes could have 7 or 8 sensors that could cause the same problem. Many times the very chinese part you purchased will make things worse. Some aftermarket parts are perfect and work great to save money and many fail right out of the box. It takes years of trial and error to figure out what works and what lasts 3 weeks. Our 35 years of experience is why I can offer you a worry free parts and labor warranty with parts that last.

Many times I can also beat the big box repair stores in quality and price. I have copies of customer receipts who stop by to get an estimate afterwards. Sometimes the part is quality but they were charged $186 for a part that costs $18 dollars at any store. I'm scratching my head again. Don't Do It. Bring it to us.

We are a family shop. We sincerely value your trust, our hands will always be out to you and we promise to do what ever it takes to get you back on the road without worries.

Get honest, expert, auto repairs and professional service today at Reliable Automotive. Our goal is to offer the best auto services available at reasonable prices. Call today to schedule an appointment at 314-733-5455.

"Can You Fix It Today?"

We know your time is valuable. That's why we are conveniently located near you in St. Louis, MO. Most truck or car maintenance services can be done while you wait. Many repairs can be completed in as little as one day. Simple or complex, we will get your auto repairs done quickly and get you back on the road in no time.

"Honestly, How Much Will It Cost?"

Since 2018, Reliable Automotive has provided St. Louis area customers with easy to understand estimates before beginning any work. Ask us about options to keep auto repair costs low or upgrades to keep your car running at peak performance. We stand behind all of our work with a guarantee you can take to the bank. Call today to schedule an appointment at 314-733-5455.

"You Are The Best Auto Repair Shop In St. Louis!"

Our customers say they can't find the same level of expertise that our auto mechanics provide anywhere else! Our certified technicians and experienced auto repair specialists provide 5-star service on domestic and import vehicles of all makes and models.

Call today to schedule an appointment at 314-733-5455 or email us.

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4x4 Services, AC Repair, Asian Vehicle Repair, Batteries, Brakes, Car & Truck Care, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, and Engine & Transmission

    what our customers say

    My 2000 BMW 323i broke down and would not start near St. Louis, MO during my drive from Cincinnati, OH to Los Angeles, CA. They towed my car to the auto shop and replaced the alternator. Although the shop closes at 5:30 pm and my car arrived after closing hours, they stayed until 8:00 pm to complete the job. I found the shop to be honest trustworthy and they changed a reasonable price for the work. I was able to continue my trip with only a two-hour delay. I consider myself lucky to have my car breakdown near this shop. I highly recommend this shop. They did an outstanding job.
    , 02/17/2020

    Best mechanic in town!!! Hands down!!!

    Fast service.

    Love this mechanic really great service and fast.

    Honest and professional repair shop! I can't say enough positive things about the crew and owner of this shop. If I could add an extra star I would.... This is the type of shop you look for to regularly service your vehicle. On a recent road trip from PA to Colorado we had a mechanical issue that required immediate assistance. We were able to limp the vehicle into the shops parking lot on a Friday night at closing time. The owner and his son didn't shoo us away but instead put the vehicle on a lift to determine if they could get us back on the road. After about an hour, they made the necessary repair and we were on our way. The price was fair... actually better than fair considering our circumstance. Great guys with integrity and an exceptional sense of humor. Make this your "go to" shop.... I would if I weren't 600 mile away. Thanks again guys!

    They are always expeditious, friendly, and priced well. I won't go anywhere else. Thank you!!

    Auto tips from our experts
    1. According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.

    2. The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)

    3. Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.

    4. Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.

    5. Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.

    6. A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.

    7. Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.

    8. Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.

    9. Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.

    10. Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.

    11. Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.

    12. Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.

    13. Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.

    14. Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.

    15. Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.

    16. Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.

    17. Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.

    18. Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.

    19. Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.

    20. Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.

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