an Independent Automotive Repair shop in NE San Antonio

Owned & Operated by ASE Certified Technician and Toyota Specialist, Faye Hadley




customer empowerment,

and a genuine love for your car.


Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday, from 10am- 6pm

Our Services

Pistons & PixieDust Offers dealership-quality Maintenance and Repair for your Toyota, Lexus, and Scion vehicles.

We also offer a variety of hands-on automotive classes, from intro classes such as “Under-Hood Basics”, “How to Talk to a Mechanic” to advanced classes, such as “Engine Building Basics”

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Clear Communication

We use an online, paperless Repair Order system, Shop-Ware, designed by female mechanic and shop owner Carolyn Coquillette of Luscious Garage. Shop-Ware allows the ultimate transparency of automotive repair by providing detailed pricing information, a notes thread between technician and customer, and real-time live updates of what is happening in the shop.

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Pistons & PixieDust was formed on Valentine’s Day of 2018 by ASE Certified Automotive Repair Technician, Faye Hadley.

To learn more about Faye, see photos from behind-the-scenes, and check out our extensive media coverage, click the link below!

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Hands-On Automotive Classes for Women

‘It’s about creating an empowering and educational space where you can admit that you don’t know how to check your oil, and nobody’s gonna judge you… It’s about learning how to talk to a mechanic so you don’t get taken advantage of. Also, it’s just cool to know what’s going on under the hood of your ride.”

— Rosie, student