Your One-Stop Auto Shop!

Auto Repair / Paint & Body

Bumper to bumper service in San Marcos, Tx since 1982. If it’s broken, we can fix it!

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 05:30 pm


2304 Old Ranch Road 12
San Marcos, Tx 78666

Get in touch

Tel: 512-396-4505

Let us fix YOUR car today!

Here at Lester’s Shop, we fix cars.

Is there something going on under the hood? Some Auto Repair issue that has you stumped? Are your brakes grinding? Is your AC blowing hot air? Is that pesky check engine light on? Or maybe you’d just like to make sure that your vehicle is ready for your upcoming road trip? We are here to help.

Or maybe it’s a Paint & Body problem…those hail pits from our infamous Texas weather or that scratch that no one in the family wants to own up to? Did your Texas State student get into a fender-bender while texting? Does your old classic need a fresh coat?

All makes, all models…old, new, domestic, import, trucks, cars, vans…you name it, we fix it. For over 30 years, Lester and his guys have been taking care of the people of San Marcos, Texas (and their kids and even their grandkids) with fair, friendly, honest service.

The Best Auto Repair in San Marcos, Texas

We know how important your car is to you: it shuttles your family around, gets you to work and back, takes you on trips around the block, around the state and sometimes around the country. It can feel like an extension of your family and when it’s “sick” you all suffer.

We also know that keeping a car “healthy” can sometimes cost a bunch of hard-earned money and we always keep the bottom line in mind. YOUR bottom line. We’re here to help you keep your wheels rolling while making only mandatory repairs–repairs that keep you and your family safe. You can trust that Lester and his guys will tell you the whole story and give you their best recommendations based on what they would do for their own family vehicles. Because at Lester’s Shop, you’re treated like family. That’s how we’ve been taking care of cars here in San Marcos for over 30 years: honesty, integrity and lots of elbow grease…and many happy, repeat customers!

Here are some of the services we offer…

Scheduled Maintenance – 30k/60k/90k

A/C Service & Repair

Brake Repair

Tune Ups

Fuel Injection Repair

Drive Train

Engine Repair


Electrical Systems

Shocks & Struts



Timing Belts & Drive Belts

Engine Replacement

Power Steering System

Buyers Check

Come by Today for a Free Estimate!

Our group of seasoned mechanics have over 200 years of combined experience in auto repair. And over 75 of those years have been spent right here at Lester’s Shop! That’s a lot of know-how under one roof. These guys truly love what they do and want to know how they can help you!

Is your car making a funny noise or just not running like you know it should? Give us a call or better yet, stop on by and let us diagnose your problem today!

Is it time for a tune-up but you gotta get back to the office? No problem! We can shuttle you to work in town then give you a call when you’re ready to go.

And don’t worry, we ALWAYS call to get the “okay” from you if something unexpected comes up: no surprises here. Just good, honest service at great prices!

We are Your Collision Repair, Paint & Body Shop Specialists!

Come in and find out what folks in San Marcos, Texas have known for over 30 years: for every kind of collision, bodywork and painting repair, Lester’s Shop is the best in San Marcos!

After over 30 years doing Paint & Bodywork in central Texas, we’ve seen just about everything…
Did that last hail storm leave you with the pits? Bring ‘er in!
Did a runaway cart tag your car door at HEB? We can help!
Has your roof cooked in the Texas sun for too many summers? We can make her look like new!
Did that semi on I-35 drop a rock that smacked your windshield? You can see clearly again!
Did that young buck bend more than your fender? We’ll make you forget it happened!
All repairs are done with great attention and care and we pride ourselves on providing the best in pricing, timely service and quality of workmanship.

And we make the process as smooth for you as we can: we offer free estimates, we work with all insurance companies, we can get your car towed if it’s not in driving condition, and we’ll even shuttle you to work when you drop off your vehicle.

Stop in today for a Free Paint & Body Estimate!

  •   I went to Lester's based on the high yelp reviews to get an estimate. My car has a dent above the right bumper cover and some scratches on it. Since the dent is above the bumper I asked for what it would cost to just have the dent worked out and some paint on the scruff marks. I just received an estimate for $1,251...for one dent and some scratches. $800 of that was for labor alone and the invoice indicates they want to replace the entire front bumper cover...even though the actual dent is above the bumper. It'd be hilarious if driving there hadn't been such a waste of my time. A chunk of that was to remove and reinstall the right headlight...which is only necessary if they remove my bumper..how convenient.The mechanic even said the headlight was fine and I should just get a new bumper just because it would be very similar in cost to just painting my current one. I don't know cars but even I know this estimate was a joke. I wish I could give zero stars. I'll never go here and advise everyone else to find a more honest shop also.

    thumb Marina I.
  •   I got pulled over three weeks ago because I didn't have a front license plate on my car, nor is there a place to put one. I stopped by Lester's Shop and the guys worked with me to figure out a spot to place it without messing up the paint. They were incredibly friendly and didn't charge me for the service. I'll absolutely be returning for more serious issues. Thanks again guys!

    thumb Raquel W.
  •   I'm not satisfied with their service at all. I took my car there 3 times and they couldn't figure out the problem. The worst part is I paid for all of that!

    thumb Sepid M.
  •   They are the best!!!! Have been taking our cars to Lester for almost 20 years. Never go anywhere else

    thumb Lee S.
  •   Took my daughter's car in due to running rough. He said they need to change one spark coil and spark plug plus intake manifold for $1500. Went to another shop and they said there was nothing wrong with the spark plug nor the intake manifold and just changed the coil for $88.00. Runs great now.

    thumb Larry P.
  •   Been here multiple times for my car repairs and maintenance.  First and foremost, Lester's Shop is honest.  Hard to come by in a mechanic.  They're also competent.  On the downside, they specialize in major repairs and is less convenient for regular maintenance.  They also take longer than your typical maintenance shop usually requiring at least an overnight stay for your car.  But their work is good.

    They installed a faulty O2 sensor in my car, which was terribly inconvenient for me, but they were willing to replace it free of charge.

    thumb Robert E.
  •   I don't normally write reviews, but I had a GREAT experience at Lester's Shop. I went around to a few other mechanic shops like Reliable Automotive and Good Year. These other places wanted to charge $100+ just for a quick 5 min diagnostic.

    Lester's was very straightforward with me as to what they thought was the problem over the phone, and didn't charge me a single thing for a diagnostic. They don't upcharge on the parts and have a very fair pricing model, and were able to diagnose the issue and change all my spark plugs for 30% cheaper than what other shops were estimating it would cost. They also gave me great advice on how to fix my bumper's scrapes, without having to refinish the whole thing.

    Lester's is one of the most HONEST and STRAIGHTFORWARD mechanics I've been to, and they don't try to sell you more than what you need. I had a great experience here and will definitely come back here for all my future auto/body repair needs.

    thumb Shane K.
  •   I got hail damage on my car and took it to Lester's Shop. They did (PDR)painless dent remover on it and my car looks amazing! Just like new. They gave me an estimate and I scheduled an appointment. I got my car back the same day I took it in. They offered me a ride in case I needed one. No Price gouging at this shop. They are honest people that do great work! They are friendly too! I have a friend that got his air conditioning fixed here on his Honda Civic months ago and it's working great.

    thumb Holly F.
  •   Super friendly & funny staff. Helped me out right away with fixing a blown blinker. I appreciate it & I'll be back!

    thumb Deborah M.
  •   Great auto shop they fixed my power steering issue with my vehicle l, and now it feels smother than we I bought the vehicle. They fixed the problem within a great time frame, I highly recommend them.

    thumb Nick C.