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

Everytime I take my vehicle to Brets, the guys there are super honest, professional and just friendly. They kept me updated on the findings and the price and the estimated time it would take to fix. I will not take my car anywhere else!

Joel, Thank you. We appreciate you sharing your experience with others, and what an excellent recommendation! Thanks much!

- Olathe
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Olathe

The best of the best. I love this team, their hard work, value, and desire to take care of the customer.

Carl, Thank you! We will let our team know. We appreciate you.

- Olathe
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Olathe

Duane, thank you for the 5-Stars!

- Olathe
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Olathe

Adriana, Thank you for the 5-Stars!

- Olathe
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Olathe

Impressed with cleanliness..esp. garage stalls. very competent staff. Thanks

Ann, Thank you for noticing! Our technicians take great pride in their work and work areas. We will share your comments with them!

- Olathe
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Olathe

Bret’s Automotive is a very fair and trusted car repair place. The staff is so nice and friendly and are very thorough in their explanations. They are interested in the customer and their needs. The office and work place are very clean. We appreciate the coupons and the Christian atmosphere. Joe Maggio

Joe, We appreciate You! Your Bret's Autoworks Team!

- Olathe
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Olathe

I was pleased with the promptness and the price.

Lois, Thank you for sharing your Bret's Autoworks experience with others!

- Olathe
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Olathe

My car had been neglected for nearly 3 years because of Covid, my neglect, low mileage driven and the excuse of Covid. Finally, off to Bret’s for service, checking out a list of symptoms along with 3 or 4 possible diagnosed problem, with 3+ of them were wrong. I wanted a complete checkup and recommendations. They recommended a total safety checkup by their experts and who would be assisted by the latest technology equipment. A few hours later, with a phone call, multiple needs were found, recommended, costs explained plus 3 more simple items were done simply and didn’t, appear on the final bill Over twenty years of having the Bret’s team service several cars, my confidence made for an easy decision. Results: Thanks, car couldn’t run better. Pleased!

Lew, we are so pleased you are pleased with our service! Thank you to taking the time to let others know about your Bret's Autoworks experience, and for the 5-Star Review!

- Olathe
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Olathe

I had issues with my starter. Other place wanted to put new starter in. It wasn't the issue. My car runs better than when I bought it.

Cindy, We are so happy to hear your car is better than ever! Thank you for taking the time for sharing your experience.

- Olathe
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Olathe

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