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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3
Olathe

always use the coupons in the value packs that come in the mail, even if they are expired! WONDERFUL service, great customer relations, have been using them for years.... always honest... never have to worry about a thing, they take care of it all! :) Only gave 1star BC the system says that means "good". They are higher priced than most. You do get great service, though. Even w/ a coupon, they are higher. Example: oil change only w/ coupon = $29.95. They will not match competitors. Other place oil change w/ tire rotation = $15.00. I've gone to these guys for years. They wanted $360 for a driver side manual mirror; $155 for a battery. I got the mirror for $35 and battery w/ 3yr warranty and installation at Adv. Auto 1 block away. Sad to stop using them, but can't afford to throw my $ away anymore. :(

5
Olathe

Great service and such friendly guys!!

5
Olathe

Always so friendly and helpful, and very trustworthy!

5
Olathe

We've been Bret's customers for a long time and we've never been dissatisfied with their work! In all the years of service there was only one time that a car needed to be returned b/c the repair didn't work ... Bret's got it taken care of almost immediately with no inconvenience to us! We recommend Bret's all the time, telling folks that they might find someone to do the work for cheaper, but they'll never find anyone who can do it better!

5
Olathe

Coming here for a year now for oil changes and inspections. Very nice people and quick service.

5
Olathe

Bret's Autoworks is the only place I allow to work on my Truck! They are by far the best automotive repair shop I have ever used! I trust them completely! They are friendly, knowledgeable and have always given me excellent service!!! 2 years ago when I was considering buying my 2002 Ford Ranger, they looked it over for free and recommended that I purchase it. Since then, they have always given me solid advice about anything needed for the truck. Thanks, Bret's Autoworks!!!

5
Olathe

Great honest people to take your car to.

5
Olathe

These guys are great! I can't say enough good things about the guys at Bret's. I've been taking my car there for 3 years now, and every experience I've had has been positive. They are always friendly and professional. I've had some less than fantastic experiences at other establishments in the past, but the staff at Bret's has always answered my questions and done quality work at reasonable prices. I wouldn't trust my car with anyone else.

5
Olathe

My parents have been going to Brets for a couple of years now and have always received fair and honest service. I can rest assured that they are being taken care of and not taken for a ride.I highly recommend Bret's Autoworks to be your auto repair spot!

4
Olathe

I just used them to fix my 1997 Toyota. I had to get a tow to somewhere in Olathe as my starter went out. I chose Bret's after reading some of the reviews and trusting my gut. They fixed the starter, and gave me the laundry list of items that needed to be worked on with my car. Wayne helped me prioritize which items really needed to be done, and together we came up with a solution. They are not the cheapest around, but the services cost what I thought was reasonable. If you don't see another review from me for a while, the work was flawless and lasts.

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