About Bret's Autoworks, Gardner

Total Commitment To Our Customers

Bret's Autoworks, Gardner location opened in 2008 by Shawn Fischer and Leo Murry. Shawn was serving as the general manager and owner of Bret's Autoworks in Olathe when he met Leo. Leo filled a technician position in 2001, and the two became fast friends.

 

Bret Tredway started the original location in Olathe over 30 years ago. Bret began working on cars from his home while attending MidAmerica Nazarene University. He enjoyed it so much he decided to open his repair shop after he graduated. He knew the importance of providing high quality, honest repairs. In 2001 Shawn joined Bret as partners, and eventually, Bret moved on to take on other adventures.

 

Treating You, Like Family

Both Shawn and Leo live in the Gardner area. Like Bret, both men started working for auto repair shops during high school. Shawn graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University with a bachelor's degree in accounting and business administration. Leo has been employed in the auto repair industry since those high school days and is an ASE certified master technician. Honesty, personal integrity, and faith are all key to everything that goes on at Bret's Autoworks.

 

Today, Bret's Autoworks in Gardner has grown to a staff of 2 ASE certified master technicians, two service advisors, and one full-time lube technician. The team of experts at Bret's Autoworks industry-recognized for their superior skills and service. We hire the best technicians to fix your car right the first time.

 

More to Know About Bret's Autoworks

  • Bret's is a AAA Approved Auto Repair Facility. We meet and maintain high professional standards.
  • ​​Bret's is a NAPA AutoCare Center, offering a three year, 36 mile Nationwide Peace of Mind Warranty.
  • Bret's is an ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified shop. We have earned the ASE Blue Seal, which means we have both technicians and advisors that are ASE certified.
  • Accredited with the Better Business Bureau, Bret's maintains an A+ rating.
  • Bret's is a member of the Gardner Edgerton Chamber of Commerce.

Wheels2Hope

As an expression of community giving, Bret's Autoworks pioneered a program called Wheels2Hope. Wheels2Hope takes donated vehicles, makes any necessary repairs, and gets them into the hands of economically challenged families or individuals referred to us by one of our partner agencies. To date, we have given away four vehicles and hope to see that number grow!

 

 

Meet Our Expert Auto Technicians – Gardner, KS

Meet Our Gardner Family

Shawn Fischer, Owner/Bookkeeper

Shawn Fischer
Owner/Bookkeeper

Leo Murray, Owner/General Manager

Leo Murray
Owner/General Manager

Tracy Lane, Service Manager

Tracy Lane
Office Manager

Jeff Sapp, Service Advisor

Jeff Sapp
Service Manager

 

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Gardner

Jeff Sapp listened and understood what my automotive concerns were. The video with audio review of my vehicle was very helpful in understanding what repairs issues needed to be addressed immediately. What I like most about Jeff is he is honest in his assessment of what repairs need priority and NEVER tries to upsale me on anything that is marginally in need of repair. The repairs were done in an expeditious manner with quality work being first and foremost.

5
Gardner

Taken our shop trucks to several mechanics an dealerships, this place is by far the fairest fastest best service I've delt with In a long time.

5
Gardner

Bret’s was great to work with! My work van had to be towed to the shop and they stayed late to get it working so that I could get back to work quickly. I Highly recommend them

Aaron, Thanks much for sharing your experience with others. We appreciate your recommendation.

- Gardner
5
Gardner

Nice Job as always.

5
Gardner

Had a critter make a home in the van, and I was able to drop off the keys before hours, get a video inspection of the van, and the actual cost of the repair came in under the estimate quoted over the phone. Always enjoy the service at Bret's!

5
Gardner

Took my truck in for an alignment. The pointed out a few issues that would have affected the service and took the time to explain why there was a problem. Repairs were completed quickly. Would definitely use them again.

5
Gardner

Travis, Thank you for the 5-Stars!

- Gardner
5
Gardner

I have a 2018 Ford Suv that was put putting when changing gears. The master technician was knowledgeable and was able to realize this is a common issue with new ford's that have the double transmission type where they can switch between manual and automatic. Almost everything is automated now a days. He knew that the computer needed to be reset and the transmission fluids flushed and replaced. Now my car is learning how I drive so it knows when to change gears. Since it's still less than 5 years old they made sure to contact Ford and use Ford specific fluids. Cost a bit more but the service and reliability are worth it. Plus they send you a full video showing you what's wrong and what they did to fix it. I don't know any other shop that does that. Thanks Brets.

Jennifer, Thank you! We will share your review with our master technicians and service advisors. We appreciate you sharing your experience with others.

- Gardner
5
Gardner

Service was excellent as always. Very friendly. always explain the cost.

Donna, Thank you! We appreciate you taking the time to share your Bret's Autoworks experience!

- Gardner
5
Gardner

When trying to find a trust worthy mechanic, it can be very difficult who to trust. Brett’s Autoworks was the first mechanic shop I have ever been to where they will send you a video of a synopsis of your car. So, if there is an issue or a possible concern, you as the customer can see it as well. For them to be that one and honest really meant a lot. The first big job they did was replace the radiator in one of our cars and they did a phenomenal job. There a business and they have to pay their bills just like everyone else, but they are worth what they charge. You definitely get what you pay for and I’m glad. Would recommend anyone to this service shop.

Issac, Thank you for taking the time to provide such a thorough review,. We so appreciate your recommendation.

- Gardner
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