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The Story Behind Reliable Automotive In Kyle

Reliable Automotive just opened a 10,000 square-foot, 12-bay,  automotive garage here in Kyle Texas located at 4600 South FM 1626 and Plum Creek.

But the really exciting thing is the story behind this business.

THE OVERALL COMPANY PHILOSOPHY

LIVE HERE = WORK HERE – GIVE HERE

This is the overriding philosophy Brad Hullum, owner of Reliable Automotive shared when we sat down for a visit.

Hullum’s approach to running an automotive garage is timeless; it’s not about the money, it’s about people. 

From state inspections to engine rebuilds, Reliable Automotive is about being a complete car care solution for their customers. No job is too small or too large for them in serving their customer’s needs.

THE JOURNEY

Brad Hullum, Owner

Brad Hullum has been in the automotive industry since graduating from Bowie High School in 1996 when he started working at the Montgomery Ward auto service center at Barton Creek Mall.

Hullum progressed through the automotive industry eventually becoming store manager at Lamb’s Automotive where he learned everything about running a small business from John Lamb and other business mentors.

In 2009 Lamb’s Automotive was purchased by a large equity group and quickly lost the locally-owned business feel.

Missing that locally-owned feeling that he thought was very important in the automotive industry Hullum decided to strike it out on his own in 2012 and opened his first automotive shop in San Marcos.  This was soon followed by a second shop in Buda.

Brad Hullum has always dreamed of having multiple shops located throughout Hays County; and now 13 years after he started his Automotive career, he has seen this come to fruition.

GIVING BACK TO COMMUNITY

In addition to the 32 local jobs created, Reliable Automotive also actively provides scholarships to our local school district and supports local area nonprofits such as Buda’s Brightside.

Reliable Automotive, welcome to the Kyle community!