In 2003, Scott Matowitz had a passion to start a business that would put customer's needs first. Most franchised automotive shops or dealerships put the bottom line first and this simply did not sit well with Scott. In his time working for other shops, prior to Patriot Automotive, he noticed that most repair facilities hired “salesmen” instead of technicians and service writers. Many had little or no automotive experience and seemed to only care about larger tickets that produced bigger bonuses. In turn, this philosophy pushed up the total invoice price to the customer. Scott could not accept this model so he created his own shop -hiring the best, most experienced, true service writers and technicians.
With Scott's guidance and drive to support customers, his first 2-bay shop on West avenue steadily grew into 8 bays at the current location of 6380 Babcock. A straight forward, ethical approach to business provided the opportunity to locate and hire employees with the same values and integrity. This approach has made Patriot Automotive the success it is today. You have our pledge that it will never change!
We invite you to experience the Patriot family values of Integrity, Commitment, Trust and, Honesty. We stand behind our word and our work with industry standards, warranties, and support that is second to none. It is our privilege to serve you without passing on unnecessary repairs and extra costs. We look forward to serving you!
Why Choose Us:
- Over 60 years of experience with domestic and foreign vehicle repair
- Repair all minor and major automotive problems.
- State of the art diagnostic and repair equipment.
- AAS degree in Automotive Technologies
- Military, Veteran, USAA discounts
- Local Family owned business
- Prior Navy member and a Veteran
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00
Meet Our Team!
Owner Scott Matowitz has worked on cars from the age of fifteen. Scott decided to join the United States Navy in 1991 where he completed two enlistments and received an honorable discharge. After the Navy, Scott decided to go back to his roots and obtained an associates degree in auto repair at Texas State Technical College in Waco Texas.
After mastering his trade as an automotive technician Scott and his wife Theresa decided it was time to branch out on their own. In 2003 Scott and Theresa opened what was then called Patriot Transmissions, in a small 2 bay building on Fredericksburg Road. Now, sixteen years later, Scott and Theresa run a top-notch full-service auto repair center which was renamed Patriot Automotive in 2010 and is located at 6380 Babcock Road.
Serving in the U.S. Navy taught Scott to have " Attention To Detail " in everything he and his employees do, from excellent customer service to outstanding auto repairs. Patriot Automotive employees are continuously training and have the latest diagnostic equipment to service your foreign and domestic vehicle.
Contact us today so we can show you why we are a top rated shop in San Antonio and the surrounding area!
Mike Guerra is the lead technician and shop foreman, who has worked for Scott for nine years! He has twenty-five years experience which started at an early age while he was working for his father.
"Over the years Mike has mastered his trade and in my experience, there are few technicians out there that have the expertise and integrity that Mike does." - Scott Matowitz, Owner
Joseph Guerra is a hard-charging, knowledge-hungry, junior tech learning to perfect his craft. Joe has worked for Scott for three years and under the guidance of Mike Guerra, he will no doubt be great!
"Joe is a great, Its refreshing to have a young man be so eager to learn." - Scott Matowitz, Owner
Bob Tolar is our service advisor and has worked for Scott for two years! Bob obtained a bachelors degree at Texas A&M in Mathematics. He has over thirty-five years of experience in the automotive industry and has mastered every aspect in the automotive industry from being a technician to managing a full-service auto repair facility.
"Bob's commitment to our customers is second to none." - Scott Matowitz, Owner
Shane Matowitz is our marketing assistant. He has grown up learning about all aspects of automotive repair business under the watchful eye of his father Scott Matowitz. It was discovered, Shane had a propensity for marketing and understanding social media to get the word out about his families business, which made him a good candidate for the role!