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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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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Olathe

I had oil trouble with my car. Other mechanic shops even dealerships were a week or two wait just to get an appointment. I tried Brett's because I noticed there ads and conveniently close to my house. They were able to get me in for the day. Which made me so happy that I didn't have to wait with an oil problem for a week. They got back to me within the day and fixed my problem with my car. The best part about it was that they even had a video of my inspection and my under carriage of the car. They told me step by step what looked good and what did not look good. I feel that is very useful for anyone who wants to know what's underneath a car and especially their own car. Overall, it was very impressed by the professionalism and the overall quality that was given to the customer.

Matthew, We are so happy to hear you liked our customer service and video! Thanks much for coming to Bret's Autoworks, and for your wonderful review!

- Olathe
5
Olathe

This place was incredible. I get really nervous about car shops and looking/feeling dumb and Brets made me feel comfortable. They were super informative and did not do anything without my approval and made sure i knew the cost before I did anything. 10/10 recommend.

Jacey, We are happy to hear we were able to steady your nerves Our service consultants strive to provide the highest level of customer service. Thanks much for your kind words.

- Olathe
5
Olathe

I appreciate the inspection videos they send me and the service this shop provides. I have been a customer since 2002.

Todd, Thank you for being with us for over 20 years! Glad you like our video, we do too!

- Olathe
5
Olathe

The office staff was great and are very friendly and the mechanics work hard and fixed my brakes. Well recommended

5
Olathe

Took me as a walk-in, asked questions to get an idea of possible troubles, quoted prices up front. Work completed in good time. Very pleased.

5
Olathe

Bret’s Autoworks is the best!

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Olathe

Greg, Thank you for the 5-Stars!

- Olathe
5
Olathe

I appreciate being able to get my vehicle checked out in a relatively short time, even without an appointment. Brett’s techs found the issue with my vehicle & corrected it quickly & efficiently, providing a good explanation of the problem. Thanks guys!

Lynn, We are so glad you came to us! Thanks for sharing!

- Olathe
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Olathe

Sarah, We appreciate your 5-Stars! Thank you!

- Olathe
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