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College Station/Bryan area diesel tech

Does anyone know of a good local diesel shop around College Station/Bryan/Navasota? I could go to Houston but it'd be more convenient and cheaper on fuel to stay local. I'm possibly looking at getting my front end done (ball joints, bearings, alignment). I could probably do it in a weekend but I'm working out of an apartment parking lot and have limited power tools and air tools. Thanks!

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i know what you mean...anytime i have to do somethin, its in the apartment parking lot in Huntsville

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Thanks for the quick info guys. I called Matt today and he apparently only does performance stuff, not general repairs (front end stuff). He suggested either B&B Automotive or something like Trucks Plus. I'll get in touch with them on Monday. Thanks again guys.

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Anyone else have a good, reputable diesel tech up in this area? I'm just not sure how I feel about such a "general" place like Pickups Plus. They did my bearings and stuff and as far as I know it was good work but I'm less than satisfied with their help with my front end grinding noise issue. Thanks!

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You want to get her around H-Town I know a really great Tech.

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You want to get her around H-Town I know a really great Tech.
I know someone in Houston too I just don't want to drive 90 miles with this grinding that's goin on. If it's something more serious than exhaust rubbing I don't want something to break during the drive ya know?

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Lone Star Automotive and Diesel Specialties, he does pretty good work. 979.777.7749
Matt doesnt do general stuff.

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Thanks for the quick info guys. I called Matt today and he apparently only does performance stuff, not general repairs (front end stuff). He suggested either B&B Automotive or something like Trucks Plus. I'll get in touch with them on Monday. Thanks again guys.
I used P+ back in the day and still do for the gassers, Ray is a stand up guy.

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I sent you a PM. Ball-joints/bearings are no problem. You will have to go somewhere for an alignment though. I recommend the life time alignment at Firestone.

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