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 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.
  •   I had a really awesome experience with this shop!
    All of the staff was super friendly, and customer service here is awesome.
    They made me feel like they really cared about helping me with my car on the most affordable route possible.
    Highly recommend and I will definitely be going back to them for any work I may need done in the future.

    thumb Kristin H.
  •   Great, honest shop. They worked around my schedule and prices were reasonable. Highly recommend them

    thumb Tracey G.
  •   I love Lester's. They're always friendly and very accommodating when I bring in any issue with my car. One time they found a part for a lower price than their original quote, and credited the difference back to my on the final bill - amazing!  Their turnaround time is usually very quick, their communication is great, and everyone I've encountered at the shop is friendly and knowledgeable. They are my go to in San Marcos.

    thumb Jana P.
  •   Lester is awesome.  Honest, reliable, knowledgeable and just plain nice.  I would recommend his shop for any auto repair, but he is especially good with toyotas.

    thumb Mary W.
  •   Another happy customer. Lester and his guys replaced my brake pads and rotors for about $75 less than I have paid in the past on another car.

    Not only did they do it for less, but Lester went above and beyond by offering to give me a lift home when I dropped off my car for a diagnostic that he didn't even charge me for. The repairs were scheduled for the next day and my brakes are working like new!

    Lester and his team deserve your business. They are flexible, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. I will never take my car anywhere else in San Marcos!

    thumb Madi T.
  •   Lester's Shop is so awesome!!! They fixed my car, love of my life, at such a reasonable rate. They were very respectful explaining the reasons behind why repairs were needed and answered all my questions. I really appreciated the customer service how was treated ALL of the people at Lester's Shop. What a wonderful reliable small business in San Marcos, Lester's Shop has your back. Thank you to Steve for being such a wonderful knowledgable person to help facilitate this entire process.

    thumb Lisa Marie C.
  •   Every time I have an issue with my car or truck, Lester's is my first call. Everyone there is very knowledgeable and fair. I've had everything from routine maintenance to insurance claims handled professionally here. I can't recommend them enough!

    thumb Dan H.
  •   Lester is an honest business man and will NOT take advantage of you. Period. I have never took the time to write a review for a business, but he absolutely deserves the credit. You will not be disappointed!

    thumb Will B.
  •   Lester fixed my jeep up! He did a great job, no problems anymore! The only thing I have to say, is one of the employees was very passive aggressive towards me.. But I guess it happens.

    thumb Cat D.