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I have always been taught to take my car to the dealer and I always trusted them at there word,\nthat was my first mistake. Colton looked at my car, took me out to shop and took a box of new pads from the back to use as comparison.It was\nvery clear that I had over 60 percent of my brakes remaining and did not need any brake work done for quite awhile, he also explained\nthat the clear liquid I asked him to look at was in fact a repair that was previously done at bmw of austin.He explained to take it back to them for repairs to be done under warranty,that I should let them fix it right .Considering how much I have spent with Bmw I was surprised to find that Colton proved it is always better to get a second opinion.I will return to this shop for all future repairs and will refer them to all friends.\nIn short...Thank You for your honesty and accessment.. Michele

5
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I have always been taught to take my car to the dealer and I always trusted them at there word,\nthat was my first mistake. Colton looked at my car, took me out to shop and took a box of new pads from the back to use as comparison.It was\nvery clear that I had over 60 percent of my brakes remaining and did not need any brake work done for quite awhile, he also explained\nthat the clear liquid I asked him to look at was in fact a repair that was previously done at bmw of austin.He explained to take it back to them for repairs to be done under warranty,that I should let them fix it right .Considering how much I have spent with Bmw I was surprised to find that Colton proved it is always better to get a second opinion.I will return to this shop for all future repairs and will refer them to all friends.\nIn short...Thank You for your honesty and accessment.. Michele

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Saw the reviews and had to try these guys out. My brakes had been grinding for a few days, so I knew I was in for a high price repair. These guys were actually able to resurface my rotors and put some nice pads on my vehicle for not a lot of dinero. Give these guys a try, you will not be sorry.\r\n***Have Fun, Live Dangerously My Friend ;)***

5
★★★★★

Saw the reviews and had to try these guys out. My brakes had been grinding for a few days, so I knew I was in for a high price repair. These guys were actually able to resurface my rotors and put some nice pads on my vehicle for not a lot of dinero. Give these guys a try, you will not be sorry.\r\n***Have Fun, Live Dangerously My Friend ;)***

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The waiting room is very nice at this facility and I was comfortable the minute I walked through the door. I got my brakes worked on and have been happy with the service I received. The price was also in my budget. I couldn't have asked for more.

5
★★★★★

The waiting room is very nice at this facility and I was comfortable the minute I walked through the door. I got my brakes worked on and have been happy with the service I received. The price was also in my budget. I couldn't have asked for more.

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I went to the Round Rock location to have my car inspected. They failed me on an ""exhaust leak"". I took it to the mechanic down the street and they did a comprehensive test of my exhaust system finding no leak anywhere on the vehicle. It cost me $50 to have them tell me nothing was wrong with it. I had to take the receipt back to Brake Specialist to prove to them that nothing was wrong with it. Not only did it take time and money for something so ridiculous, it was if it was no big deal. The idiot inspecting it didn't say anything at all and it took another 20 minutes to wait when there was no one in the shop at all. Won't be going back there next year.

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I went to the Round Rock location to have my car inspected. They failed me on an ""exhaust leak"". I took it to the mechanic down the street and they did a comprehensive test of my exhaust system finding no leak anywhere on the vehicle. It cost me $50 to have them tell me nothing was wrong with it. I had to take the receipt back to Brake Specialist to prove to them that nothing was wrong with it. Not only did it take time and money for something so ridiculous, it was if it was no big deal. The idiot inspecting it didn't say anything at all and it took another 20 minutes to wait when there was no one in the shop at all. Won't be going back there next year.

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First this cudos to the owners they did a remarkable job with the renovations inside beautiful and that is a nice and bathroom,how many times can you say this about an auto shop. Mr Perez was very nice and polite to me and my fiance he explained what we were told by bmw was not needed at this time we did need brakes and were shown what was left of our pads and rotors,because of his professionlism we had our car serviced there we will return and continue to save maoney and time coming to see the folks at this location. Great job guys and great looking shop. M

5
★★★★★

First this cudos to the owners they did a remarkable job with the renovations inside beautiful and that is a nice and bathroom,how many times can you say this about an auto shop. Mr Perez was very nice and polite to me and my fiance he explained what we were told by bmw was not needed at this time we did need brakes and were shown what was left of our pads and rotors,because of his professionlism we had our car serviced there we will return and continue to save maoney and time coming to see the folks at this location. Great job guys and great looking shop. M

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People Beware!!

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People Beware!!

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My boss had suggested I try these folks he is a regular and said they were very direct and honest at all times with him and his family. I went with my landrover expecting the same stuff I get from the dealer,always very over priced and you need it all today. The manager was very well trained in explaining what needed to be done right away and what could wait as long as 3 months,price was fair and job was done on time.Thank you for your great work.

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My boss had suggested I try these folks he is a regular and said they were very direct and honest at all times with him and his family. I went with my landrover expecting the same stuff I get from the dealer,always very over priced and you need it all today. The manager was very well trained in explaining what needed to be done right away and what could wait as long as 3 months,price was fair and job was done on time.Thank you for your great work.

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I live in Houston area,And finding a honest affordable mechanic there just is not happening. I drive to Austin to have Colton and his team do all my work on both vehicles my Bmw and my Mercedes, he has been able to repair both my cars for a signaficant less amount than the dealers or other repairs shops I have visited and still used dealer parts. I find this shop to be honest and really caring in showing customers what is going on with their car rather than telling them what they have to buy today. I will continue to come to Austin and have Colton service all our vehicles,great jobs guys. Wish you would open a store near Houston,we need a honest,caring automotive shop. Irene\r\n

5
★★★★★

I live in Houston area,And finding a honest affordable mechanic there just is not happening. I drive to Austin to have Colton and his team do all my work on both vehicles my Bmw and my Mercedes, he has been able to repair both my cars for a signaficant less amount than the dealers or other repairs shops I have visited and still used dealer parts. I find this shop to be honest and really caring in showing customers what is going on with their car rather than telling them what they have to buy today. I will continue to come to Austin and have Colton service all our vehicles,great jobs guys. Wish you would open a store near Houston,we need a honest,caring automotive shop. Irene\r\n

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I am a woman who has been BURNED by sooooo many mechanics! I don't know what it is that they thought it was okay to take advantageof me...in consequence, I approach any car repair with a lot of hesitation and dismay EXCEPT with this particular Brake Specialists location.\r\nColton usually helps me but this time Tom was there and he did a great job! I also appreciate how the Master mechanic, David, explained what I needed to know...excellent repair, I didn't have to wait forever because they were fast, knowledgeable staff, professional, CLEAN, and I priced around before I took Hunter (my car's name bestowed by my daughter-in-law) so I know their price was the best...in all, I give them 5 STARS cause they earned it!\r\nHey, when you need an honest mechanic that will help you, please feel free to ask them...tell 'em ""La Carol"" talked good about them! Sincerely, C. \r\n\r\n

5
★★★★★

I am a woman who has been BURNED by sooooo many mechanics! I don't know what it is that they thought it was okay to take advantageof me...in consequence, I approach any car repair with a lot of hesitation and dismay EXCEPT with this particular Brake Specialists location.\r\nColton usually helps me but this time Tom was there and he did a great job! I also appreciate how the Master mechanic, David, explained what I needed to know...excellent repair, I didn't have to wait forever because they were fast, knowledgeable staff, professional, CLEAN, and I priced around before I took Hunter (my car's name bestowed by my daughter-in-law) so I know their price was the best...in all, I give them 5 STARS cause they earned it!\r\nHey, when you need an honest mechanic that will help you, please feel free to ask them...tell 'em ""La Carol"" talked good about them! Sincerely, C. \r\n\r\n

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I brought my Acura in for a noisy steering issue that was only happening when the vehicle was on a cold start. They let me drop it off overnight, so it would be cold for them. They confirmed the noise and did some research. Apparently, Honda has a TSB on this issue. They replaced an o-ring on the power steering pump and flushed the power steering fluid for me for about $95. The noise has gone away and I am very happy.

5
★★★★★

I brought my Acura in for a noisy steering issue that was only happening when the vehicle was on a cold start. They let me drop it off overnight, so it would be cold for them. They confirmed the noise and did some research. Apparently, Honda has a TSB on this issue. They replaced an o-ring on the power steering pump and flushed the power steering fluid for me for about $95. The noise has gone away and I am very happy.

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I can't say enough good things about this location. Colton is always a pleasure to deal with and the techs do a great job. My brakes are great. My new shocks and struts feel great. My oil pan no longer leaks on my garage floor. Thanks for everything.

5
★★★★★

I can't say enough good things about this location. Colton is always a pleasure to deal with and the techs do a great job. My brakes are great. My new shocks and struts feel great. My oil pan no longer leaks on my garage floor. Thanks for everything.

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I came in to get my brakes looked at, since it felt like I was stopping as well as I used to. They got me right in and looked the vehicle over thoroughly. They brought me out to my car to show me that axle grease had coated both rear wheels and all of the brake hardware back there as well. The repair was not cheap, but it was a lot of work to do. They gave me a ride home which was nice. They finished the vehicle same day and even gave me a ride back to the shop. My brakes are great now. Thank you for going above and beyond!

5
★★★★★

I came in to get my brakes looked at, since it felt like I was stopping as well as I used to. They got me right in and looked the vehicle over thoroughly. They brought me out to my car to show me that axle grease had coated both rear wheels and all of the brake hardware back there as well. The repair was not cheap, but it was a lot of work to do. They gave me a ride home which was nice. They finished the vehicle same day and even gave me a ride back to the shop. My brakes are great now. Thank you for going above and beyond!

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I am a do-it-yourselfer when it comes to my vehicle, but I usually need a good shop to machine my rotors when I do the brakes on my vehicle. I had been using South Austin Machine Shop, but they are usually slammed. I decided to go to another well reviewed shop, so I took my rotors to the Brake Specialists at 1303 South Lamar.\r\nThe manager (Colton) took in my loose rotors and had them measured on the spot. He said he could machine them and he machined all 4 for about $80.00. He got all 4 of them back to me in about 90 minutes. Thanks for the help.

5
★★★★★

I am a do-it-yourselfer when it comes to my vehicle, but I usually need a good shop to machine my rotors when I do the brakes on my vehicle. I had been using South Austin Machine Shop, but they are usually slammed. I decided to go to another well reviewed shop, so I took my rotors to the Brake Specialists at 1303 South Lamar.\r\nThe manager (Colton) took in my loose rotors and had them measured on the spot. He said he could machine them and he machined all 4 for about $80.00. He got all 4 of them back to me in about 90 minutes. Thanks for the help.

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I was impressed by the manager Colton.He actually took me out to my vehicle and showed what was going on with my brakes. He compared my worn out pads to new ones in a box. No fancy auto talk just simple and plain english,I was very pleased and will return. \r\nI was also impress with the master mechanic David he was very polite in explaining what he was going to be doing to my rotors and had my brake job done at the time he had stated. Great job .\r\n

5
★★★★★

I was impressed by the manager Colton.He actually took me out to my vehicle and showed what was going on with my brakes. He compared my worn out pads to new ones in a box. No fancy auto talk just simple and plain english,I was very pleased and will return. \r\nI was also impress with the master mechanic David he was very polite in explaining what he was going to be doing to my rotors and had my brake job done at the time he had stated. Great job .\r\n

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I had been driving around with my check engine light on and my vehicle felt like it had no power. After seeing the good reviews for the Brake Specialists on South Lamar, I decided to bring my car in to get it checked out. Apparently, there was oil leaking from my valve cover gasket and that was getting into my spark plugs. They gave me an estimate up front that was fair and I had them do the work. I also had them do a fuel injection service on my vehicle, since I had never done one. My vehicle runs great now and no more oil leaking from the engine. Thanks for the great service.

5
★★★★★

I had been driving around with my check engine light on and my vehicle felt like it had no power. After seeing the good reviews for the Brake Specialists on South Lamar, I decided to bring my car in to get it checked out. Apparently, there was oil leaking from my valve cover gasket and that was getting into my spark plugs. They gave me an estimate up front that was fair and I had them do the work. I also had them do a fuel injection service on my vehicle, since I had never done one. My vehicle runs great now and no more oil leaking from the engine. Thanks for the great service.

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I had a knock sensor issue with my Chevy Silverado about a week ago and brought my vehicle to the South Lamar location. They treated me right and got the issue fixed for me. The check engine light has stayed off and I was able to get my vehicle inspected. Thanks for the quick service.

5
★★★★★

I had a knock sensor issue with my Chevy Silverado about a week ago and brought my vehicle to the South Lamar location. They treated me right and got the issue fixed for me. The check engine light has stayed off and I was able to get my vehicle inspected. Thanks for the quick service.

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I brought my vehicle in today to the Brake Specialists at 1303 South Lamar, because I was sure I needed brakes. They got me right in and looked over my vehicle. They told me I didn't need brakes right now and that I had over 50% pad life left all the way around the vehicle. Another shop had told me that I needed brakes based solely on me telling them that I had brake noise issues. The manager at Brake Specialists took me out to the vehicle and showed me the condition of my brakes and showed me what a new pad looks like on my vehicle for reference. He did point out that the last shop that worked on my brakes installed Duralast pads from Autozone and that was the reason I heard the brake noise. They recommended a couple of pad options to look into when I get my next brake service. The manager and staff were very helpful and I appreciated their honesty. I will be back most definitely. Thanks!!!

5
★★★★★

I brought my vehicle in today to the Brake Specialists at 1303 South Lamar, because I was sure I needed brakes. They got me right in and looked over my vehicle. They told me I didn't need brakes right now and that I had over 50% pad life left all the way around the vehicle. Another shop had told me that I needed brakes based solely on me telling them that I had brake noise issues. The manager at Brake Specialists took me out to the vehicle and showed me the condition of my brakes and showed me what a new pad looks like on my vehicle for reference. He did point out that the last shop that worked on my brakes installed Duralast pads from Autozone and that was the reason I heard the brake noise. They recommended a couple of pad options to look into when I get my next brake service. The manager and staff were very helpful and I appreciated their honesty. I will be back most definitely. Thanks!!!

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I made an appointment the day after Thanksgiving for 8:00am at the Brake Specialists at 1303 South Lamar to get my brakes looked at due to some odd noises. There was hot coffee in the waiting room and I was greeted by Colton, the manager. They got the brake inspection done in about 25 minutes and had an estimate for me. They even took me out to the vehicle to see what was wrong with my brakes. I had them do the work and they finished in about an hour. I was really impressed with how quick they serviced the vehicle. My brakes have been great this weekend. A big thanks goes out to the staff at Brake Specialists for all their help.

5
★★★★★

I made an appointment the day after Thanksgiving for 8:00am at the Brake Specialists at 1303 South Lamar to get my brakes looked at due to some odd noises. There was hot coffee in the waiting room and I was greeted by Colton, the manager. They got the brake inspection done in about 25 minutes and had an estimate for me. They even took me out to the vehicle to see what was wrong with my brakes. I had them do the work and they finished in about an hour. I was really impressed with how quick they serviced the vehicle. My brakes have been great this weekend. A big thanks goes out to the staff at Brake Specialists for all their help.

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I was pleasantly suprised by how great my experience was at this Brake Specialists. The manager and staff were very friendly. They had hot coffee ready for the customers in the morning. They diagnosed my check engine light and replaced a bad thermostat for me. I was very happy with the price of the repair and the quick service. I will definitely refer people to this shop.

5
★★★★★

I was pleasantly suprised by how great my experience was at this Brake Specialists. The manager and staff were very friendly. They had hot coffee ready for the customers in the morning. They diagnosed my check engine light and replaced a bad thermostat for me. I was very happy with the price of the repair and the quick service. I will definitely refer people to this shop.

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I read the reviews on city search and wanted to find a good mechanic.I feel this shop was fair in pricing\r\nand definitely had a great attitude.Nice job.\r\nI will be telling folks to visit this company.

5
★★★★★

I read the reviews on city search and wanted to find a good mechanic.I feel this shop was fair in pricing\r\nand definitely had a great attitude.Nice job.\r\nI will be telling folks to visit this company.

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Very impressed,I had another shop down the road look at my brakes they found nothing wrong,i kept hearing a grind went to see this location and the manager was\r\nvery happy yo see me,very thorough in showing me \r\nmy brake pads were eating the discs,gave me a fair price and got me back on my way in 2 hours.I will return\r\nand it was a pleasure to write this review.

5
★★★★★

Very impressed,I had another shop down the road look at my brakes they found nothing wrong,i kept hearing a grind went to see this location and the manager was\r\nvery happy yo see me,very thorough in showing me \r\nmy brake pads were eating the discs,gave me a fair price and got me back on my way in 2 hours.I will return\r\nand it was a pleasure to write this review.

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If you live in the 78704 zip code, then you need to bring your vehicles to Colton Perez (he is the manager) at Brake Specialists @ 1303 South Lamar. My wife and I use this shop for our state inspections and various other scheduled maintenance on our vehicles. Colton has treated my wife awesome everytime she is there and I have received that same superior service from him. He is honest and straight forward on what our vehicles need and gets the work done in a timely fashion. I do agree with the other reviewer that the shop does need a new television, but that is a very minor detail. Thanks Colton!

5
★★★★★

If you live in the 78704 zip code, then you need to bring your vehicles to Colton Perez (he is the manager) at Brake Specialists @ 1303 South Lamar. My wife and I use this shop for our state inspections and various other scheduled maintenance on our vehicles. Colton has treated my wife awesome everytime she is there and I have received that same superior service from him. He is honest and straight forward on what our vehicles need and gets the work done in a timely fashion. I do agree with the other reviewer that the shop does need a new television, but that is a very minor detail. Thanks Colton!

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Im in high school it was cool to be treated like an adult\r\nand Colt was cool to show me what I needed on my\r\nride.Yall need to get a tv that works for customers,\r\nother than that I will return and bring friends to this\r\nshop

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Im in high school it was cool to be treated like an adult\r\nand Colt was cool to show me what I needed on my\r\nride.Yall need to get a tv that works for customers,\r\nother than that I will return and bring friends to this\r\nshop

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I called first and was able to be seen that day within 1 hour.The manager was a busy person ,answer the phones and talking to serveral customers ,but still stop\r\nand acknowledge me right away.They took me out showed me my car,price was right,done on time\r\nnice people to deal with,thank you gentlemen I will\r\nreturn\r\n Cindy\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n

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★★★★☆

I called first and was able to be seen that day within 1 hour.The manager was a busy person ,answer the phones and talking to serveral customers ,but still stop\r\nand acknowledge me right away.They took me out showed me my car,price was right,done on time\r\nnice people to deal with,thank you gentlemen I will\r\nreturn\r\n Cindy\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n

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I have been around automotive shops for awhile been driving for 45 years and it is hard to find a good shop\r\nthat will still honor what they say.I spoke to a Colt he \r\ncould not give me a dead set price on the phone, but he\r\ndid offer me a free inspection of my brakes,i told him I lived 40 miles away could he give me a rough guess,he\r\nsaid not to hold him to it ,but based on mileage and \r\nthe year of car about 250.00,it was his enthusiasm in\r\nour conversation on the phone that got me to drive to his shop.Once he got my car up in the air he took me out showed me my car ,condition of front pads and we \r\nproceeded with original dealer pads and labor pretty close to what he had told me on the phone.Very good job on the phone and good service in store,then two days later he called me at home to thanked me for visiting his company,now that is is a great follow up you do not see much these days.Great class guys.

5
★★★★★

I have been around automotive shops for awhile been driving for 45 years and it is hard to find a good shop\r\nthat will still honor what they say.I spoke to a Colt he \r\ncould not give me a dead set price on the phone, but he\r\ndid offer me a free inspection of my brakes,i told him I lived 40 miles away could he give me a rough guess,he\r\nsaid not to hold him to it ,but based on mileage and \r\nthe year of car about 250.00,it was his enthusiasm in\r\nour conversation on the phone that got me to drive to his shop.Once he got my car up in the air he took me out showed me my car ,condition of front pads and we \r\nproceeded with original dealer pads and labor pretty close to what he had told me on the phone.Very good job on the phone and good service in store,then two days later he called me at home to thanked me for visiting his company,now that is is a great follow up you do not see much these days.Great class guys.

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I recently went to Brake Specialists at 1303 S Lamar due to having continuous problems with my Jeep. I had attempted to obtain service at another local car repair where I spent several hundred dollars only to have the same problem. Colton Perez listened to my issues, and took on my problem. I was treated with respect, and informed of my options. Colton and the service team were able to locate the problem, make the correct repairs, and went the extra mile to assist me in learning how to avoid not only continued car problems but how to protect myself from less honest car repair places. I highly recommend utilizing their services! They are honest, thorough, professional, and treat you with respect. I am pleased with the work that was done to correct my problem, and will continue to trust my Jeep to Colton and the service team at Brake Specialists. Thanks, You Guys Rock!

5
★★★★★

I recently went to Brake Specialists at 1303 S Lamar due to having continuous problems with my Jeep. I had attempted to obtain service at another local car repair where I spent several hundred dollars only to have the same problem. Colton Perez listened to my issues, and took on my problem. I was treated with respect, and informed of my options. Colton and the service team were able to locate the problem, make the correct repairs, and went the extra mile to assist me in learning how to avoid not only continued car problems but how to protect myself from less honest car repair places. I highly recommend utilizing their services! They are honest, thorough, professional, and treat you with respect. I am pleased with the work that was done to correct my problem, and will continue to trust my Jeep to Colton and the service team at Brake Specialists. Thanks, You Guys Rock!

Pros: Honest, informative, Colton

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My fiance purchased a group of discounts and coupons for a Brake Specialists store up north, however, I live down south. I went to one Brake Specialist who refused to honor the coupons (disappointing). I drove to the one on South Lamar to see if they would honor them. Colton (the guy behind the counter) said ""sure, its from the same company"".\n\nMy car had been squealing and I figured it was something with the brakes, just not sure exactly what was wrong how how much it was going to cost.\n\nColton told me what was wrong and how much it was going to cost. Not knowing tons about cars and being a natural skeptic when it come to car repairs, I had my fiance check a couple different places for machining and pads. After she called a few other large chains I told Colton to go ahead and do it because it was cheaper than the other chains even after my synthetic oil change!\n\nThanks Colton and I'll be back!

5
★★★★★

My fiance purchased a group of discounts and coupons for a Brake Specialists store up north, however, I live down south. I went to one Brake Specialist who refused to honor the coupons (disappointing). I drove to the one on South Lamar to see if they would honor them. Colton (the guy behind the counter) said ""sure, its from the same company"".\n\nMy car had been squealing and I figured it was something with the brakes, just not sure exactly what was wrong how how much it was going to cost.\n\nColton told me what was wrong and how much it was going to cost. Not knowing tons about cars and being a natural skeptic when it come to car repairs, I had my fiance check a couple different places for machining and pads. After she called a few other large chains I told Colton to go ahead and do it because it was cheaper than the other chains even after my synthetic oil change!\n\nThanks Colton and I'll be back!

Pros: Great service and price

Cons: I don't really have one

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Howdy. I am a contract courier driver by trade and rely on Colton and his crew to keep my car on the road. Being self employed means that if my car is down, my business is down. \r\n Colton has been working on my cars for a number of years. My current car is the third Brake Specialists have cared for. My cars are hammered into the ground to the tune of 60K miles a year. On average, that means an oil change a month. a tire rotation every other month:.brakes every 6 months or so and that is on top of any stuff that breaks down. \r\n By keeping basic service up to date, they keep major problems at bay. They are great about letting me know how things are going with my car. They let me know when things like brakes are getting worn, so I can budget it for the next visit or as needed.\r\n I could not be happier with Colton and his shop. I put my trust in them years ago and have never been disappointed.

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★★★★★

Howdy. I am a contract courier driver by trade and rely on Colton and his crew to keep my car on the road. Being self employed means that if my car is down, my business is down. \r\n Colton has been working on my cars for a number of years. My current car is the third Brake Specialists have cared for. My cars are hammered into the ground to the tune of 60K miles a year. On average, that means an oil change a month. a tire rotation every other month:.brakes every 6 months or so and that is on top of any stuff that breaks down. \r\n By keeping basic service up to date, they keep major problems at bay. They are great about letting me know how things are going with my car. They let me know when things like brakes are getting worn, so I can budget it for the next visit or as needed.\r\n I could not be happier with Colton and his shop. I put my trust in them years ago and have never been disappointed.

Pros: Honest, reliable, good advice, good work

Cons: None as of yet

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Colton is a Great Guy to do business with. He is a straight shooter and I like that.\r\n\r\nI only wish I would take his advice a little closer to heart, because when I don't I pay the price.\r\n\r\nOf course we both laugh when I come in or I'm towed in...and I have to admit I didn't listen again.\r\n\r\nI will always bring my vehicles to Colton and this shop even when there is another Brake Specialists closer to where I live.\r\nThanks Colton!

5
★★★★★

Colton is a Great Guy to do business with. He is a straight shooter and I like that.\r\n\r\nI only wish I would take his advice a little closer to heart, because when I don't I pay the price.\r\n\r\nOf course we both laugh when I come in or I'm towed in...and I have to admit I didn't listen again.\r\n\r\nI will always bring my vehicles to Colton and this shop even when there is another Brake Specialists closer to where I live.\r\nThanks Colton!

Pros: Colton - Great Reliable Service

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Like a good friend Colton is there to look out for you.\r\nI was referred to this shop by a friend whom is pleased\r\nand sure enough Colton was very thorough in explaining what was needed and what will be needed in the future,prices were compactible with other shops,\r\nhowever I will say this-being treated as i and my wife \r\nwere is exactly why I will continue to come to this shop.\r\nGreat job guys and Thank you Colton.\r\nwould highly recommend giving this shop a chance

5
★★★★★

Like a good friend Colton is there to look out for you.\r\nI was referred to this shop by a friend whom is pleased\r\nand sure enough Colton was very thorough in explaining what was needed and what will be needed in the future,prices were compactible with other shops,\r\nhowever I will say this-being treated as i and my wife \r\nwere is exactly why I will continue to come to this shop.\r\nGreat job guys and Thank you Colton.\r\nwould highly recommend giving this shop a chance

Pros: Colton and staff

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I'd taken my ""old"" care to them and received great care. I've never felt like they were talking down to me because I'm a woman. If something was going to be expensive they would prioritize what needed to be done immediately. This weekend I had reason to take my new car in for a headlight repair. Colton was still there, acted like I'd just been in the day before (it had been months) and had me in and out in an hour. I use them over any dealership and appreciate being treated with respect. I recommend them to my friends.

5
★★★★★

I'd taken my ""old"" care to them and received great care. I've never felt like they were talking down to me because I'm a woman. If something was going to be expensive they would prioritize what needed to be done immediately. This weekend I had reason to take my new car in for a headlight repair. Colton was still there, acted like I'd just been in the day before (it had been months) and had me in and out in an hour. I use them over any dealership and appreciate being treated with respect. I recommend them to my friends.

Pros: Friendly, honest and gast.

Cons: None.

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yes.

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★☆☆☆☆

yes.

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My wife and i, go in there and drop off our vehicle to get the breaks done. Im assuming its going to need pads and new rotors. They come back and tell us that it is going to cost $1500 dollars for new breaks. They were saying we need this, we need that, that we need new cylinders. Well cylinders are only 12.99, Pads. $21 and rotors/dics $30. I usually do the breaks, so i know what this stuff costs. We took it somewhere else and got the whole thing done for 425 dollars. And what they said we needed was a lie. Stay away from these crooks. And if youre a female. Dont go there!. Slimy remarks will be made toward you.

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★☆☆☆☆

My wife and i, go in there and drop off our vehicle to get the breaks done. Im assuming its going to need pads and new rotors. They come back and tell us that it is going to cost $1500 dollars for new breaks. They were saying we need this, we need that, that we need new cylinders. Well cylinders are only 12.99, Pads. $21 and rotors/dics $30. I usually do the breaks, so i know what this stuff costs. We took it somewhere else and got the whole thing done for 425 dollars. And what they said we needed was a lie. Stay away from these crooks. And if youre a female. Dont go there!. Slimy remarks will be made toward you.

Pros: That you have other break shops near by to go to

Cons: Trashy people trying to steal your money

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They do good work. \n I have used their shop the most over the past 10 years.

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★★☆☆☆

They do good work. \n I have used their shop the most over the past 10 years.

Pros: Colton

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Recently I had my girlfriend go into Brake Specialist on s.lamar,being leary of shops I told her to call me \r\nbefore they fixed anything.To my surprise the store manager,Colton called me and told me what they had\r\nfound-it was a bit more than I expected but he asked me to come look at it and he did not pressure me to\r\nhurry up.I arrive a hour later and spoke with the manager,he took me out to her car explained what was \r\nneeded as he was showing me the damage to the rotors and calipers,I knew it was bad but had no idea\r\nto the extent shown,even compared with another car of the same nature in shop,very easy to see the\r\ndifference.It being the holidays was a bit out of what we had hoped for but i was very comfortable with what\r\ni was shown and work was done on time,yes I will return for more bussiness.thanks guys

5
★★★★★

Recently I had my girlfriend go into Brake Specialist on s.lamar,being leary of shops I told her to call me \r\nbefore they fixed anything.To my surprise the store manager,Colton called me and told me what they had\r\nfound-it was a bit more than I expected but he asked me to come look at it and he did not pressure me to\r\nhurry up.I arrive a hour later and spoke with the manager,he took me out to her car explained what was \r\nneeded as he was showing me the damage to the rotors and calipers,I knew it was bad but had no idea\r\nto the extent shown,even compared with another car of the same nature in shop,very easy to see the\r\ndifference.It being the holidays was a bit out of what we had hoped for but i was very comfortable with what\r\ni was shown and work was done on time,yes I will return for more bussiness.thanks guys

Pros: VERY TRUSTWORTHY

Cons: A bit more than had planned

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I recently went to covert cadillac to get my brakes looked at ,been squealing.Before they even looked at my\r\ntruck the estimate was 800.00,on a referral from a friend I visited the lamar Brake Specialists store.The\r\nmanager Colton was very polite,took my tires off they did a inpection and found my brakes were just fine\r\nhe took the time to show me how thick my pads were and I would not need any brakes for about 20k\r\nmiles,did not charge me a dime and I was totally amazed how honest and polite they all were.I will be \r\nreturning to this location with my auto needs.To the staff at this location"" Thank you for your honesty"".

5
★★★★★

I recently went to covert cadillac to get my brakes looked at ,been squealing.Before they even looked at my\r\ntruck the estimate was 800.00,on a referral from a friend I visited the lamar Brake Specialists store.The\r\nmanager Colton was very polite,took my tires off they did a inpection and found my brakes were just fine\r\nhe took the time to show me how thick my pads were and I would not need any brakes for about 20k\r\nmiles,did not charge me a dime and I was totally amazed how honest and polite they all were.I will be \r\nreturning to this location with my auto needs.To the staff at this location"" Thank you for your honesty"".

Pros: Everything is checked and all is explained in simple english,not shop talk

Cons: not at this time

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Took my car in for a state inspection, they told me the car failed inspection and (in summary) needed $2300 of parts/labor before it would be able to pass inspection. Not believing this, I declined the work and took the car to a basic oil-change service shop to have the inspection run again. Suprise -- the car passed the second inspection without a problem! Based on this, I find that the ethics of Brake Specialists Plus to be questionable at best, and their labor rates are also no better than a dealer -- after this experience, I would not touch them with a 10 foot pole.

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★☆☆☆☆

Took my car in for a state inspection, they told me the car failed inspection and (in summary) needed $2300 of parts/labor before it would be able to pass inspection. Not believing this, I declined the work and took the car to a basic oil-change service shop to have the inspection run again. Suprise -- the car passed the second inspection without a problem! Based on this, I find that the ethics of Brake Specialists Plus to be questionable at best, and their labor rates are also no better than a dealer -- after this experience, I would not touch them with a 10 foot pole.

Pros: Convenient location for those in S. Lamar area

Cons: Questionable ethics trumps all other considerations

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