Dripping Springs

Location Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm Saturdays 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Sundays Closed

13518 US-290 Austin, TX 78737
How to Know When Your Car Engine Needs Repair

Kwik Kar takes pride in serving the Dripping Springs community. Our auto repair shop in Dripping Springs is located at 13518 US-290 at the cross streets of US-290 and Polo Club Dr.

This prime location makes getting vehicle maintenance and repairs easy for our Dripping Springs customers, no matter what part of Austin, Texas, you’re traveling.

Whether you need a diagnostic evaluation, safety test, or repairs, our ASE certified team has the expertise to get your vehicle running smoothly again in a timely manner.

Car Repair FAQs

Our technicians and mechanics report that these are the top 4 most common questions asked at our Dripping Springs auto service center.

It’s hard to quote a price when we don’t know what car you drive or what oil it needs.  We offer conventional, synthetic blend and full synthentic oil changes, with coupons and discounts to help you save!

The national average cost of an oil change is between $35 and $75. The price difference really comes down to whether you’re using synthetic or conventional oil.  If you are really curious about the type of oil you need or cost of your oil change for your vehicle, contact Kwik Kar Dripping Springs to find out the type of oil you need or the cost of your oil change.

While the general guideline is to get an oil change every 3 months or 3,000 miles, this recommendation has several exceptions. Modern vehicles can often go anywhere from 5,000 to 7,000 miles before requiring an oil change. Engines using full synthetic oil may sometimes even last up to 15,000 miles before needing fresh oil.

However, if your car uses conventional motor oil instead of synthetic, we advise periodic engine flushes to help prevent sludge accumulation. When unsure, refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommended oil change intervals, or simply check your oil level using the dipstick periodically

A safety inspection is different from a Texas state inspection. A State inspection includes a safety and emissions test, depending on the county.

Whereas a basic, safety inspection is independent, and only costs $7  though it is still required throughout Texas.

*Note that different counties have different requirements for emissions testing.

Your car’s manual will have a full list of services and recommended intervals in months or miles. Staying up to date on these services will keep your car running in peak condition. Here are some of our frequency tips for some of the most popular services we provide:

  • Power steering service: 2 years or 50,000 miles
  • Fuel injection service: 3 years or 45,000 miles
  • Radiator service: 3-5 years or 30,000 miles
  • Spark plug tune-up: every 80,000 miles

Fast Oil Change Service in Austin - Dripping Springs

We recommend getting an oil change every few months or 3,000 miles.

If you want to keep your car running, you’ve got to get a quick oil change. Why not get it done at Kwik Kar?

Many auto repair shops, unfortunately, treat oil changes as an opportunity to upsell you on additional auto repairs you may not need. These leads to frustration and an unnecessarily lengthy experience for the customer.

At Kwik Kar, we never try to upsell you on services you don't need.  Regardless of whether you drive a standard vehicle or a diesel engine, our technicians are adept at performing fast oil changes in 30 minutes or less to get you back on the road in no time.

Convenient Auto Repair Near You

If you trust us to repair your car, we also want to be the ASE certified team that gives it its essential maintenance checkups. We do everything it takes to keep your vehicle safer on the road. The best part is, we prioritize honest and the customer experience. Whether you’re getting an oil change, safety inspection, or need your fluids flushed, we only work on what you need and are ready to help you with further services when you need them. We never get pushy or provide poor advice that increases your bill.

Our preventative maintenance services include the following:

  • Air Filters
  • Brake Service
  • Cabin Filters
  • Coolant Flush Service
  • D.E.F Fluid
  • Diesel Fuel Filters
  • Engine Flush Service
  • Front & Rear Differential Fluid Service
  • Fuel Injection Service
  • Power Steering Flush Service
  • Tire Rotation & Tire Balancing
  • Transfer Case Fluid Service
  • Transmission Flush Service
  • Wiper Blades

Request an Appointment

Reduce your wait time by requesting an appointment today. Our team will contact you to confirm as soon as possible.

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Our ASE Technicians Perform All Services

When it comes to your vehicle, we take repairs and maintenance seriously. Putting your vehicle in our hands means it’s only touched by an ASE Certified Master Technician and their team. Trust us to ensure you receive the quality services you deserve from our auto maintenance and repair location in Dripping Springs.

Quality Customer Service at Kwik Kar Dripping Springs

If your vehicle needs maintenance or automotive repairs, trust the experts at Kwik Kar auto repair in Dripping Springs to get you back on the road in no time at all.


Join the thousands of delighted customers we serve annually, and take advantage of our affordable repair and maintenance solutions.


Contact us today to schedule an appointment or learn more about our services.