About Us – Olathe, KS

Team of ASE Certified Technicians – Bret’s Autoworks

Serving Your Vehicle Like It’s Our Own

Bret Tredway began working on cars from his home while attending MidAmerica Nazarene University. He enjoyed it so much he decided to open his own repair shop in 1987 after he graduated. He knew the importance of providing high quality, honest repairs and felt the Olathe area was the right place to start. Bret continued to grow his auto repair business on his quality workmanship and customer service and decided to take on a partner in 2001.  Shawn Fischer also attended MidAmerica Nazarene University studying Accounting and Business Administration but also worked his way through college in an automotive shop.  Bret continued on as a mentor and partner until 2008 when he decided to take on other adventures. 

Shawn has continued to operate Bret's with the same integrity, quality, and service its customers are used to.  Shawn now has a new business partner, Dave Culver.  Dave comes with a  background of automotive repair.  You can find Dave serving as a Service Advisor ready to help our customers.  Shawn is still behind the scenes taking care of the administrative part of the business.  Their commitment to excellence is what keeps our customer base, our business, and our exceptional services expanding.  We also strive to instill Christian values in all we do.  Honesty, personal integrity, and faith are all key to everything that goes on at Bret’s Autoworks.

Today, Bret’s Autoworks has grown to a staff of 5 technicians and 3 service advisors.  We have 3 full-time ASE certified master technicians, one apprentice technician, and 1 full-time lube technician. The team of experts at Bret’s Autoworks has been recognized throughout the industry for their superior skills and service.  We hire the best technicians, in order to fix your car right the first time.

More to Know

  • Bret's is a AAA Approved Auto Repair Facility. We meet and maintain high professional standards.
  • ​​Bret's is a NAPA AutoCare Center since 2003.  This means we offer a 3 year, 36,000 mile Nationwide Peace of Mind Warranty.
  • Bret's is an ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified shop and have earned their Blue Seal.  This means we have both technicians and advisors that are ASE certified.
  • Bret's is accredited with the Better Business Bureau since 2003, with an A+ rating!
  • Bret's is a member of the Olathe Chamber of Commerce since 1997.​​
  • 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 five vehicles and hope to see that number grow!

 

 


Meet Our Olathe People

Shawn Fischer, General Manager

Shawn Fischer

Partner

Matt Shields, Service Manager

Matt Shields

Service Manager

Mark VanBooven, Service Advisor

Mark VanBooven

Service Advisor

Dave Culver, Service Advisor

Dave Culver

Service Advisor/Partner

 

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5
Olathe

Easy to get an appt. Love that they send you videos of the issues. Good communication and updates. Reasonable prices.

Schillinger Family, so glad to hear you love our videos! We agree! Nice to show you exactly what our technicians are seeing as the go over your vehicle. Thank you for your kind words.

- Olathe
5
Olathe

The only place I trust to work on my car, always friendly and professional!

Michael, Thank you! Glad we have earned your trust!

- Olathe
5
Olathe

Always great service and appreciate your great warranties on service and products … a very professional group of people.

4
Olathe

Love they're honesty and they're work, but disappointed in the fact that the estimate on cost of repair do not come off the cost of repair.

5
Olathe

I had to take my truck in for a no start. Sent me a video of what they had found, plus some things that I needed to be aware of. Got my fuel pump and fuel lines done in just a few day, and back on the road!

5
Olathe

Bret’s came through again for me with my Nissan Cube. My fan wasn’t working for heat (or cool) but they fixed it. Always courteous always knowledgeable. Thank you.

Ann, With this cold weather on the way, we are glad you came in to get the fan fixed! Thanks much for taking the time to share with others.

- Olathe
5
Olathe

The staff there are very knowledgeable and caring about getting your vehicle back to you in a timely manner. The videos of the inspections are so helpful in explaining issues about the vehicle.

Cory, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a 5-star rating – it’s much appreciated!

- Olathe
5
Olathe

Bret’s Team in Olathe is top notch! Thorough when it comes to sharing what your vehicle requirements are going to be. Friendly people, clean shop, highly recommended.

Steve, Thank you for recommending us in your review! We are glad we make your experience with us a great one!

- Olathe
5
Olathe

Brought the car in for an oil change, 5-point inspection in prep for a long road trip. They provided a full video overview of the car, underside, suspension, etc. Recommended some minor maintenance that was overdue. Really nice guys, transparent process, and done quickly.

Rueben, We are happy to hear you liked the transparency of our service! Thanks much for sharing your experience.

- Olathe
5
Olathe

The folks at Bret’s Autoworks are outstanding. We’ve been going to them for their excellent service for more than 20 years and they’ve never failed to impress! The total car inspection video is terrific and always informative. These folks are honest and their recommendations are reasonable.

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