Terry Sayther Automotive

1606 Fortview Road
Austin, TX 78704 US
2 Reviews
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COVID-19 Precautions

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking the following precautions:

  • Contact-Free Service
  • Pick Up & Delivery
  • Vehicle Sanitizing

Welcome to Terry Sayther Automotive

We are Austin's oldest independent BMW, Mini, & Land Rover Specialist serving Austin since 1977.

We have over 100 years of collective BMW, Mini, & Land Rover repair experience, & are the most economical, quality dealer service alternative in Austin.

We are a family owned Austin institution! Our very existence is based on our high standards of mechanical excellence, our high ethical standards, and the value we place on excellent service to our clients.

We are also an Authorized Bosch Service Center---meaning we have access to factory Bosch Training and Technical Back-up. Additionally we uniquely offer a Terry Sayther Automotive Credit Card available through Bosch Service [no interest financing if paid within 6 months].

Here are some things that we do differently:

We are happy to check engine codes when your car has a Check Engine Light for FREE!!

Also FREE is our Initial inspection of your car---not just your specific concerns, but checking your car over for potential safety and reliability issues. EVERY VISIT. FREE!

Our expertise includes...

  • Air Conditioning maintenance & repair
  • Factory Scheduled Services: Inspection I & II Service, Major & Minor Tune Ups, more
  • Condition Based Service - Brake fluid flush, Microfilter, Oil Service, Spark Plugs
  • Brake Repairs using low dust, no noise Akebono Ceramic pads & rust resistant rotors (better than dealer parts. By the way, beware of low cost brake jobs!!!)
  • Cooling System Repairs - Radiators, Water Pumps & Thermostats, Reservoirs, etc.
  • All engine & powertrain service needs: oil leaks, mechanical failures, etc.
  • All suspension repairs & upgrades
  • Complimentary alignment check, & $185 4-wheel alignment on all BMW's, Minis, & most Land Rovers with modern Hunter Alignment Equipment.
  • Transmission fluid & filter service
  • Pre-purchase Inspections on used vehicles
  • Free pre-warranty check over before your factory warranty expires.
  • Free shuttle within Austin Metro Area before 10am, & other times with as allowable.
  • While you wait oil & filter service Monday-Friday at 8am on BMW's & Mini's, Rovers with 1 day’s notice.
  • Auto Repair Financing through Bosch Service with 6 months interest free...
  • Priority rental car rate of about $30/day with on-site pickup from Enterprise Rental Car.
  • Vintage BMW Specialists for all 60's-1980's models (1600, 2002, 3.0CS, E28, E30, etc.)
  • Performance upgrades & fabrication - call us to discuss your hot rodding plans!!!
  • and there's so much more

Come by anytime to meet and talk to your actual technician!

We share your love for these cars---come and join our family!

Coupons & Promotions

  • Summer Special: $100 Standard AC Service

    $100 Standard AC service (inspect, evacuate & recharge system, & add dye, check for leaks **R134 systems only***).

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  • Summer Special: 10% Off Cooling System Repairs

    10% off All Cooling System Repairs May-August 2015 with mention of this ad.

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  • Hands down the best mechanics I've ever had. They're super transparent about what your car needs (and doesn't), they don't mark up parts a ton, and their labor rates are very reasonable. The techs are passionate about the cars they work on, and seem like the kind of guys you'd want to have a beer with (if you didn't have to drive home). Best of all, they're honest, prompt, and communicate. Can't recommend them highly enough.

    Michael Y., via Google
  • This place is absolutely the best in Austin. They always shoot you straight and never gouge you on fixes you don’t need. I’ve taken my car to several BMW places in Austin and these guys stand alone at the top. They worked with my car warranty people which is never an easy task, kept me informed the whole way through and were always transparent about everything they were doing and the costs associated with the repairs. Thanks Duncan and the rest of the crew!

    Mark T., via Google
  • Everyone of the specialists at Sayther’s Automotive are top notch in knowledge, skills, honesty and communication. I actually miss them when I have a newer car (under dealership warranty) so utilize their services anyway. It’s almost as if they’re the best part of owning a BMW.

    Patricia S., via Google
  • These guys are awesome. Reliable, lightening fast service, and reasonable. So glad I found this place. I have been a returning customer, and their service is top notch each time. Highly recommend.

    Michael D., via Google

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2 Reviews

  • Mike McConnell
    Mike McConnell5 years ago

    I thoroughly enjoyed my first repair experience with Terry Sayther's shop. As a BMWCCA member and a Bimmerfest.com nutjob, I may have a bit more knowledge and understanding of what it takes to fix E60 BMW's and their items prone to failure. I also ran an airplane repair shop so I may have a different approach for repairs with Terry's shop than some other posts in this thread. My opinion is a strong one, I will take my BMW's back to Duncan Harris and his team for as long as they continue to do the fabulous things they did for me this week. It was just a great experience and I met and got to know several of the shop guys, had several long conversations with the tech who worked on my car. She even took my belly pan off completely to run a cleaner/degreaser over it, inside and out to make sure it was clean. Based on my one very enjoyable visit, I have already scheduled a return visit to fix some nagging things as I trust these guys with my BMW E60, which has a reputation as a high maintenance car. Duncan is one of the good guys. And their pricing seems in line to below where other shops are. For this car, I last paid $160 for an oil change in Miami, FL with Lubrimoly and a Mann filter. Terry's place charges less than $100. That is a good deal! You could NEVER get me back inside a BMW dealer's repair shop!

    2010 BMW 550i
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  • Darrin John Moore
    Darrin John Moore7 years ago

    Terry's crew is great. I had them install a five-speed transmission to replace the four speed. They did all the modifications and delivered an incredible product. I drove the car from Texas to Arkansas-Missouri border and it ran great. I will continue to seek out advice and service from Terry and his crew at Terry Sayther Automotive. Truly a great shop that loves the old cars and new.

    1976 BMW 2002
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