MasterTech Automotive is a Full-Service Independently Owned Preventive Maintenance and Automotive Repair Center. We have been Performing High Quality, Guaranteed, Automotive Repairs in Chittenden County area since 2002. We Service and Repair all Makes and Models of Domestic and Import Vehicles. We are your logical Alternative to the dealership for all Scheduled Maintenance of your personal vehicles, as well as fleet cars and trucks. Bring in your Foreign and Domestic Auto, SUV, or Pickup today with Complete Confidence that your Vehicle will be Serviced Correctly while maintaining your Manufacturer's Warranty. We have the latest Diagnostic Equipment to Guarantee your Vehicle is repaired and serviced properly, and in a timely fashion. We only use Premium Quality Replacement parts, and our Technicians are ASE- Certified.
Since 2002, MasterTech Automotive has provided motorists in the Colchester,
VT 05446 area with comprehensive auto repair services that include
4x4 Services, Alignment, Brakes, Car & Truck Care, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, General Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Import Cars & Trucks, Inspections and Emissions, Miscellaneous Services, Quick Lube Services, Tires, Towing, Transmission Services and Undercar Services. Our goal is to offer the best services available at affordable
prices to get you back on the road in no time.
You'll be hard-pressed to find the same level of expertise that our auto mechanic specialists provide! We have years of experience working on both domestic and import vehicles of all makes and models and can work with you to find cost-effective repair and maintenance alternatives.
For a high-performing vehicle, trust MasterTech Automotive with your car, truck, or van. To learn more about the services we offer, please contact us by phone at 802-652-9991 or send us an email. We also invite you to learn more about our dedication to you, our valued customer.
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I finally found someone I can trust for car repairs. Keith and his team have been really great to work with. He helped me with my new 2002 Thunderbird to get it in perfect running state. Now I can enjoy the summer without worry. Thanks Keith.
After moving to the other end of Colchester (which for a town the size of Colchester is significant!) I started going elsewhere after several years of EXCELLENT service from MasterTech. Now another several years later I’m happy to have finally come to my senses and admitted that the extra travel is well worth it. Great staff, and as a solo female with little to no mechanical expertise, I always have trusted them with Keith leading. Glad to be back ! Thanks for the fantastic service with four new tires and the inspection today!
I have been taking my cars to them for quite a few years and they always give me excellent service. Today they excelled themselves! i was just getting an inspection and without any charge they fixed the big dent in my bumper - thanks guys - you're awesome!!
Once again they come through for the Hollys and their old cars. They will miss our happy faces when we get new ones!!!! Left the car for new tires and brakes while on vacation. Got the job done nicely then the car's old parts had a few go haywire in the course of replacing the hot water heater tank that broke down over vacation but Mastertech came through. Of course this is not the end as I leave the coils in the one of the cylinders decides to die. They quickly take it right back for me and give me a loaner. You can't ask for better services.
Thanks so much to these awesome folks for loaning me a car while the front end of my car was being fixed! Saved me $$$! Also the beast of a Volvo handled great and had snow tires, which the rental car I had through insurances did not have! Great service & went above and beyond to help me get my car fixed! My blue moon buggy is all pretty now! You are all awesome!
Master tech has been a big part of my life since I could remember. I was just a little girl when my dad started this business that has provided a roof over my head and food on the table. I remember bringing my dad dinner at the shop right before I went to bed because he was so loyal to his customers to get their car fixed and ready for them. My dad is one of the greatest mechanics there are out there. He has worked so hard to keep Master tech doors open and provide his customers with affordable prices and great service! He is a hard working man and is ready to become bigger and better! Please go check Master tech out and you'll be truly taken care of! Master tech is a family business with a hard working family man as the owner. He will never let his customers leave in a car that he wouldn't let his kids go on the road with.. I'm Jordan Schnabel his oldest daughter and I'm proud to say my dad is Keith schnabel , and Master Tech will be big someday! All of the hard work and sweat will all be worth it someday! Happy to announce he's back under the cars again! He hung up his fancy white mastertech shirt and has on his mechanic uniform!
I was up in Vermont for the Thanksgiving holiday, staying in Stowe. While visiting a friend in Burlington, I found I had a flat tire (caused by an out of balance wheel). I also had a bad wheel bearing that I thought might've aggravated the issue. I called 10 different auto repair shops in the Burlington area before finding MasterTech, with every shop claiming that they were too busy to touch my car for another 1-2 weeks. I was practically stranded in Vermont. Keith at MasterTech understood my situation and agreed to work on my car the same day, even though his schedule was filled. Keith was unbelievably helpful and took the time to answer all my questions. He even lent me a truck he had sitting at his shop so that I wouldn't have to wait in the office for my car to be fixed. The tech who worked on my car was also very friendly and went for drive with me after fixing the issue to make sure that I was satisfied. I wish I had a shop with a similar level of customer service in my local area.
Keith and his team do good, honest work. Thanks for the hard work.
Best service around! Fair Prices, fixed in a timely manner, they even picked me up
My husband and I have been using Mastertech for our vehicles for almost 5 years and have been extremely satisfied. Most recently, when our vehicles needed to be inspected, they offered to drive my vehicle back home for me so I wouldn't have to take my 3 children out. (One of whom is a brand new baby.) They are always going above and beyond! Always do quality work!
Wonderful service! Had problem diagnosed and fixed within 2 hours! We are so lucky to have them in Colchester! You are the best!
On a Friday evening i call Keith and he races out of his house to help my son stranded at the gas station. He towed the car over to the shop and gave my son a vehicle so he could get back and forth to work. They had the issue diagnosed first thing Monday morning. Son had the vehicle back on Tuesday. Thank you Keith and everyone at MasterTech Automotive for taking great care of our issues. Wouldn't go any place else and would recommend them to everyone!!!
Phenomenal experience. I was up in VT from MA for school and went to start my car two days before leaving and it wouldn't start. I called a bunch of places who said they couldn't see me until next week until I spoke with Keith. He was very receptive of my problem, instructed me to drop off the car the following morning and he would have it done the same day. He not only completed the repair and kept his promise but kept communication throughout the whole process. Very reasonable in pricing and I'm forever grateful for getting it done so quick so I can return home. Highly recommend and will use in the future if ever I'm in Burlington again.
I feel extremely fortunate to have a mechanic that I trust has my best interest in mind. When during the repair of my car things came up which made the price go above the estimate, everything was clearly explained to me and Keith worked to keep the price as low as possible. He even delivered a loaner car to my home at no cost when it became apparent the work would not be finished the same day! The place really does go the extra mile. Car troubles are stressful and the value of a trustworthy place to help you is invaluable. Thanks Keith!
What a great experience. Keith(owner) drove me to my house after I dropped off. Also provided a loaner car when we needed more work done. He explained everything that we needed done to the vehicle in a great understandable way and so nice about everything. We have been going there since we moved to area almost 7 years ago and it gets better every time. Thanks again Keith we do appreciate your hard work. Oh I forgot to mention that he even went in on a Sunday to work on our vehicle to make sure it was safe for our trip to Disney. Thanks Keith
Great neighbors. Master Tech has been my mechanic for over 5 years. They go above and beyond to find the cause of a problem. They keep me safe. I can trust them with my life! Best auto techs I have ever had. Reasonable prices. They put safety first. I have no worries with them in my corner.
The owner is a great guy they are some really great people there. I have been going to multiple different mechanics trying to find the right one. when I went to these guys I was completely satisfied and I will be going to them for now on. They are very honest they’re not out to screw anyone over, and they will work with you. They really try to help make the situation better. They are on your side and they’re there to help you the best they can. I was such so amazingly impressed with how well they were.
The folks at MasterTech are top notch. They are my tire place of choice and really do provide added value service. Keith and company are great.
I trust Keith and the staff. I come away knowing my car is safe to drive. It is a 2007.
One of the very few places I trust in the area. Incredibly nice staffing, very fair pricing.
I've been bringing my vehicles to MasterTech for years and have been always been happy with the end results. Keith has gone out of his way to make sure that everything is just right. I certainly appreciate it!
I called Keith in a panic about my brakes not working. He immediately made me feel calm with his kind and helpful attitude. He fixed my brakes and another muffler issue while I was at work. If you are looking for amazing service and a little bit of humor go to MasterTech Auto!
Excellent customer service! I've been using master tech for a few years now. Best shop I've ever used! Keith helped me out big time by loaning me a vehicle for over 2 weeks, while my car was being fixed. Saved me a large chunk of change too! Most importantly this is the and I mean the most honest trustworthy mechanic on this planet!Big thanks to Keith & his team at Master Tech & a big warm welcome to the new kid on the block Randy she's awesome too! Love you all!
Reliable, honest and respectful - and I am truly grateful for the work done. Keith, Sam and Scott took the time to diagnose the issues and repair all that was connected to the issues at an affordable rate. Would recommend them to friends and family.
Just a fully capable local shop. Every one was friendly while I waited. Sort of reminds me of taking my car to a friend's place for it to get fixed, only the friend is a professional garage.
Great customer service and extremely fair prices. I would 100% recommend them to anyone needing automotive services.
Had the transmission on our 2005 CR-V fail on the last day of Vacation and about to head back to Massachusetts. Stopped in to see if they could help me out but they couldn?t fix it in time. They sure made the phone calls and preparations for me to be able to tow it back home for repair. Everyone at the shop was very personable and friendly. Once again, Thank you Master Tech!
I'm from CT and they got me back on the road the same day I brought it in. Not to mention dropping me off at the place I was staying while they worked on my car, and then came to pick me back up when it was all done! If I moved to VT they'd definitely become my go to mechanics.
I recently had a problem with my muffler. It was about to fall off. I went to Master Tech. They were able to take me right away. Most places are appointment only, and those can take days. I had an appointment in a couple of hours. They had Bond Auto expedite the parts. The repairs were completed in just over an hour. The techs there are very good at what they do and are extremely customer oriented. I would not use any other shop.
They are fast friendly and efficient. I called to make an appointment and they got me in the next day and had my car fixed that day. And they gave me a ride there and back. My car works great!
I own a 2006 Mini Cooper S. Lately Mini has had some issues and when I shifted into first and the clutch pedal went to the floor and didn't come back up, I had that sinking feeling. I took a couple of days to think about replacing the clutch -a $2000.00 repair. I decided to try various garages to hear their prices, work schedules, etc.. My friend told me of a place near Price Chopper in Colchester that repairs Minis, so I drove over. I spoke to the owner, Keith. He immediately told me that it was not the clutch. I was delighted with the news. He said he thought it was the slave or master cylinder, and quoted me fair prices. I decided to have the car towed there the next day. They worked on it most of the day. Keith called me and said unfortunately it was both and that I could have a loaner car and it would be done the next day. It was, but when I put it in gear it was not the same smooth shifting it had been beforehand. I brought the car back in the afternoon. By the next morning the car was fixed and Keith tried to contact me 4 or 5 times to tell me I could pick up Mini. He was right that the shifting was now smooth as silk. I am very happy with the fair repair cost, the prompt service, the use of free loaner, the friendly office staff and mechanics. Thank you, MasterTech for a job well done! I will go back again for Mini maintenance.
MasterTech is Outstanding! This week while camping with my three kids, the brakes on my van began to fail. I called MasterTech and spoke to the owner Keith. I have been a customer with MasterTech for three years, they know my van and I knew they would give me advice over the phone. The response I received is what sets them apart from any of their competition. Keith offered to meet me where I was, with a loaner car and drive my van back to MasterTech to repair the same day. I received updates on my repairs throughout the day and I was able to enjoy my day with my kids. I had peace of mind that my vehicle was being repaired at a fair and reasonable price and as promised my car was returned to me the same day. MasterTech is professional, honest and trustworthy. They go above and beyond for their customers which makes them a 5 Star operation.
Visiting from out of town, heard the proverbial mystery noises from rear of car... brought it in to Master Tech and was truly inpressed by their superlative customer service. They had the problem diagnosed and fixed in no time. Sam could not have been kinder or more professional. Would highly recommend!
One of our ambulances had a mechanical issue while in Colchester. A tech showed up within 10 mins and got us going. Thank you very much for your prompt and professional service Master Tech.
I could not be happier with Keith and his service. On the day of the 2nd biggest snowstorm in history my plow truck broke down. Within hours Keith was at my house, diagnosed the mechanical issue, and made a professional repair at an extremely reasonable price. This is old school, fantastic customer service. I have never received this type of service from other garages. MasterTech has earned my business for many years to come!
Having been in the car business for years with my ex-husband I know a thing or two and I can tell you that these guys are the kindest and most honest I've come across in a long time. My daughters car had a strange problem that no one could actually pinpoint no matter what they trIed. We sunk thousand into this car trying to fix it. The guys at Master tech agreed to take on the job and gave my daughter a FREE loaner car to drive for almost a month while they tried everything they could to figure out why the car ran sometimes and not others. At one point my daughter had to come home for a family emergency so they switched cars and gave her one with brand-new snow tires so she would be safe on the drive to CT . When we finally went to pick up the car they were completely honest about the fact that they just couldn't figure it out. They charged my daughter the minimum they possibly could for MANY hours of labor and then because they knew we had to take the car ! back to CT to her dad Keith gave us HIS AAA card with 200 free towing miles. Well thank God he did because we didn't get more than 90 miles on the highway before it died. Luckily I was following my daughter so she rode back to CT with me and the car ride arrived the next day after the storm. Yes, we were in it! He even paid the extra few miles over the 200 . I don't know about anyone else but I have never had men treat women with such respect and compassion. Thank you guys, we're not going to forget you anytime soon and certainly will tell anyone we know from Vermont where to go for honest and exceptional service!! Happy New Year boys!!!!
Took my car in with 10 minutes notice, gave me a loaner and fixed my broken brakes the same afternoon. All the staff are really friendly, explain exactly what is going on and what's needed. A really great local operation - trustworthy and highly recommended.
On our way from Massachusetts to a youth hockey tournament in Montreal we stopped for gas in Colchester, VT and the shift cable went on our vehicle. Pressed for time and stranded, we called several local repair shops but couldn't find one who could repair our vehicle same day. One of the shops we called recommended MasterTech Automotive. We called MasterTech and spoke with Keith. We explained our situation and Keith offered to do everything he could to help us get on the road again. We had the vehicle towed to the shop and Keith went right to work. He had us back on the road within the hour even though the shop was full and busy. He also showed us how to repair it and gave us some supplies to use if it happened again. That was super helpful since it happened again on the way home. We are grateful that you helped us and allowed us to make it to the rink in time for our daughter to participate in the tournament. We also received a follow-up call to make sure we arrived at our destination ok. Dealing with MasterTech Automotive was a great experience. Keith is a great guy and went beyond expectations. MasterTech really knows how to make a customer feel satisfied. Thanks for your help!
I am obsessed with fairness, and this company is, to me, a representation of that virtue. They are straightforward about the problems they find, the possible solutions, and make recommendations based on their extensive experience. They were recommended to me by a longtime customer, and now I am recommending them to others.
I had to get an inspection last minute and these guys had no problems getting me in right away. Really friendly staff and you can tell they take care of their customers. Even in the 20 minutes I spent there, I heard them give a loaner car and offer someone a ride to work. Definitely will be back!
I am very pleased to provide a review and comments concerning MasterTech Automotive. I lve in Colchester and was happy to become a customer of MasterTech since they are located here in Malletts Bay. We own 2 vehicles, both of which are long out of their warranty periods. Previously we had our vehicles serviced religiously at dealerships. What occured in our situation is that I had a problem with one of our vehicles that needed a quick appointment to address at the dealership I had previously frequented. Because of the bureacracy, the lack of concern in setting up a quick appt. for a long time customer, which happened more often than acceptable, I decided to look elsewhere for our service needs. Fortunately, I heard of MasterTech through others that had work done by them, and brought my car to them. They were receptive, responsive, concerned about diagnosing the problem with our car, and resolved the problem in a timely way. Ever since that initial service ! we have taken both cars to MasterTech for all service needs They are knowledgeable, reliable, honest, price competitive, and focus completely on customer satisfaction. As an example of their work, we had a relative visit us from Quebec. As she was about to drive off, I noticed noise coming from the front wheels, and felt this should be looked at before she left. I called MasterTech, explained the situation, and they had me bring her car right over. They addressed the problem, made adjustments so she could safely return to Quebec, and provided recommendations for her to take to the dealer who normally handled her service needs. This response by MasterTech was greatly appreciated, and typical of how they treat customers. They are located in Colchester, but would recommend them to anyone in Chittenden County for their vehicle service needs.
I have taken my vehicle to many other local mechanics, and was so relieved to find Mastertech! They always explain any mechanical issues, and help find the most cost-effective way to treat the issue. I have often felt taken for granted at other mechanics, but have never felt this way at Mastertech. They are very knowledgeable and friendly, and I wouldn't consider taking my vehicle anywhere else!
The best, most honest staff you will ever find in a shop any where! No matter how far you live from them they are well worth the drive. Never have I had such a good experience before, go ask for Jason and you will never go to another shop again.
Whenever I call the shop to have my car's looked at, the staff treats me like I'm the only customer they have. They strive to get to the bottom of the problem as quickly as possible so we can get our car's back. We trust Master Tech completely to do a great job at an affordable price. Jason, Bruce, Keith and the mechanics are great!!! Thanks
Your staff is as competent as they are kind. After being inspected at the beginning of the servicing I had requested, I was informed that the battery in my Subaru had reached its end. Though not thrilled with the news I trusted the information I was given and authorized its replacement. I have come to believe that a recommendation for servicing from your service techs is something they would do for their own cars were they given the same information. I have never felt "hustled" and am grateful for this. I knew the battery was the original and at 70,000+ miles the need for a new battery made good sense. The tires recommended were fairly priced and are a substantial improvement from what had come with the Forester. The safety factor alone these guys provided is a winner! I have no suggestions for improvement! Many thanks!
Master Tech is the most trustworthy garage you can find. They take pride in their work and value their customers. They understand that repeat customers over the life of their vehicle will be far more valuable than gouging someone the one time they come in. I trust them with my BMW, and even though BMW service is excellent, I find Master Tech can easily keep up with them while saving me a few dollars. If your car needs attention, go to Master Tech. You'll be happy you did.
I've always used the dealerships that my husband worked at but found myself needing a new garage. I asked around and Master Tech was highly recommended. I agree. They really care about their customers and about doing an excellent job for a fair price. Jason is great when he calls to give me the status on my car. They also have pick up and drop off service, even at the last minute this morning when Jason sent his dad to pick me up with my car that was finished! I'm very happy that I found them!
MasterTech provides excellent service - I've been using them for the past three years. They always check my car out thoroughly when it's in for service, fix what needs fixing, and let me know about work that will need to be done in the future. They recommended synthetic oil for my car - which cuts down on the number of oil changes that are needed. MasterTech is reliable, pleasant to deal with, and employ skilled mechanics. I trust them completely, recommend them without reservation, and won't take my car anywhere else, so long as I work nearby.
According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.
The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)
Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.
Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.
Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.
A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.
Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.
Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.
Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.
Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.
Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.
Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.
Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.
Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.
Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.
Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.
Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.
Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.
Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.