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

Brets quickly identified and fixed my mystery oil leak. They sent a video overview of the issue, it was cool to se the actual problem with my own eyes. Fix was fast, and the cost for the repair was fair. I'll always start here for my future repairs.

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Olathe

I worked with Mark and he was very nice

5
Olathe

Bret’s has always been fair & honest. I’ve never felt talked into things I don’t need or talked down to because I’m a woman which happens literally almost every other car repair place I’ve been to. And I really appreciate the inspection videos they send to me.

5
Olathe

Had a problem with a hybrid cooling system and they fixed it right up! Later on there was an issue with a transmission coolant leak that gave the same error messages as before, they fixed that problem at no charge! Thank you Bret’s!

Cory, We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. These stories keep us motivated to continue doing what we do! WE are so happy to hear you had such a great experience at Bret's!

- Olathe
5
Olathe

These are my only mechanics. They are dependable and efficient and I will not trust my car to anyone else. They repaired my tires and I avoided the cost of replacement.

Cheryl, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with Bret's!

- Olathe
5
Olathe

Bret’s did a good job sourcing parts to replace the subframe on our vehicle. Thousands less than the dealership.

5
Olathe

The staff was friendly an knowledgeable and relayed information and repairs options in a concise and confident manner. I would recommend their service to anyone.

5
Olathe

These guys are now my go-to mechanics. They did some fantastic work on my AC at a good price.

Britt, We are so happy to have you as part of Bret's Autoworks family of customers!

- Olathe
5
Olathe

Always friendly and helpful. Kept us up to date throughout the process

Tim. Thanks much for sharing your Bret's Autoworks experience!

- Olathe
5
Olathe

They did a great job getting my mother's car in and diagnosed and fixed the problem great work.

Scott, Thanks much for letting us know your mom liked our work!

- Olathe
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