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 don't go anywhere else for auto inspections. The people here are so helpful and will do their best to give you the best possible service. Anywhere else in San Marcos will charge you 60-80 just to take a look at your car, but these guys will drop everything and take a look at it for free (if possible). I went there because my maintenance required light came on, and they were able to tell what the problem was and fixed it for no cost. I definitely feel that they are honest and will never charge you a penny more than required.

    thumb Sarah C.
  •   Update: 05/16/17

    Still coming to lesters and they work on my wife's car too, they always do honest work. They were able to get my cars tire studs changed as walmart tightened my tires lug nuts too hard when doing a simple rotation. They did it right away and understood I was short on time. Lesters is still doing good and they even give people rides if needed. Just saw lester help someone out who seemed stranded due to car troubles. Don't go anywhere else! Seriously!

    thumb Bill B.
  •   Lester and his guys are really good and they know their stuff. Nothing but great things to say about my experiences. They are straight shooters and that goes a long way. You can't always hit a home run so I'm sure things slip through the cracks but overall I'd say these guys really want to do the best job possible and are more reliable than the shady types you find at other places. I would recommend them to anybody.

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

    thumb Tracey G.
  •   I've taken vehicles here a few times and have been happy with their work. But a couple of weeks ago I took my car in to have the starter changed and was told it would be $200 or so. I said if it's $250 or less you don't need to call me for approval. I called later, they said it was ready. When I arrived the bill was $495. I hadn't been consulted for approval. I would not have approved if I'd been given that quote.

    I kindly protested but instead of taking at least a little $ off because of their mistake, they just explained why the price was justified. I'm a nice guy, I didn't make a stink, I paid the bill. But I'm still pretty unhappy with the experience and I won't be going back to Lester's.

    thumb Mark L.
  •   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.
  •   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.
  •   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 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.