The Brake Shop & Auto Repair


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Thomas M. on 04/04/2017
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Thomas said the business provides good service at a fair price but he does not like their dishonesty. He was told he needed new brake drums because they were not the correct size. He opted to purchase his own brake drums and install them himself. He then realized there was nothing wrong with the drums in the first place.
Vehicle: Ford Pickup
Category: Service
Service Date: 03/23/2017
Review Created: 04/04/2017
This review was collected via phone interview by Customer Research Inc.
Mike S., General Manager at The Brake Shop & Auto Repair responded on 04/12/2017

  I spoke with Mr. Marsters this morning and explained to him that when his vehicle was test driven there was a brake vibration coming from the rear brakes. Upon further inspection it was determined that the rear brake drums were warped. There was a breakdown in communication during the explanation of the concern.  Mr. Marsters was told his drums were too big. What was meant by this was that we could not resurface his brake drums to remove the pulsation because they would have exceeded the maximum allowable limit by the manufacturer.  After explaining this to Mr. Marsters he understood what I meant. I apologized and reassured him that we take our reviews very seriously and that we take great pride in being very honest about what is needed and not needed on the vehicles we repair.

Mike Stefano
General Manager
(610) 253-2566
Shirley S. on 03/04/2017
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Shirley said the service was a little expensive.
Vehicle: Hyundai Elantra
Category: Service
Service Date: 02/28/2017
Review Created: 03/04/2017
This review was collected via phone interview by Customer Research Inc.
Brad F., Owner at The Brake Shop & Auto Repair responded on 03/07/2017

I spoke with Shirley in regards to her review.  We are a little confused on why she gave the review that she did.  I explained to her that she recieved the coupon pricing on both her PA State Inspection and her Vehicle Maintenance Special which included an oil/filter change, topping off of her fluids and a complete maintenace inspection of her vehicle.  She understood that she paid exactly what the coupon pricing was that she brought in.  Her invoice totaled $90.68 including taxes for all the services she asked for and understood the invoice.  When I spoke with her, she said that she felt that it was a little expensive.  We are sorry she feels this way and I wish she would have mentioned that when she was in for the service.  We appreciate Shirley's business and welcome her back at any time for us to service her vehicle.


Jason Stem
Manager
(610) 253-2566

Joseph F. ReScore Review on 01/24/2017
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Joseph said everything was done to his satisfaction. He is completely satisfied with the work done at this business. They did the repairs and reimbursed him for the damages he did when backing into the pole. Everything has been resolved.
Vehicle: Toyota RAV4
Category: Service
Service Date: 12/16/2016
Review Created: 01/10/2017
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Joseph said he had to take his vehicle back to this business because they missed a tire pressure issue. When he left he backed into a post in their parking lot.
Vehicle: Toyota RAV4
Category: Service
Service Date: 12/16/2016
Review Created: 01/10/2017
This review was collected via phone interview by Customer Research Inc.
Brad F., Owner at The Brake Shop & Auto Repair responded on 01/22/2017

I spoke with Joseph in regards to his concerns with his recent visit to The Brake Shop & Auto Repair. He explained how he was very satisfied with the level of service he initially received. However, a few days later his low tire indicator came on.  When he stopped by to have it checked, he backed into a guard pole surrounding our air conditioning unit when I asked him to pull his vehicle to the front of our bay doors. I expressed my concern as it was unfortunate that he had to stop back and secondly, I should have pulled the car around for Joseph.  I asked him to come by and allow myself to review his invoice for the body work needed for the incident.  Joseph stopped by the shop and we offered to pay for some of the body shop invoice and give him a credit for future services.  Joseph was pleased and accepted the offer.  Joseph also stated that he would re-rate his service on the Sure-Critic website.  We look forward to servicing Joseph's vehicle and greatly appreciate his understanding of the situation.

Jason Stem
Manager

Brad F., Owner at The Brake Shop & Auto Repair responded on 01/22/2017

Brad Fleming
Owner
(610) 253-2566
Jeremy and Karen L. on 12/01/2016
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"EXTREMELY LONG WAIT, 8 hours for a simple inspection"
I needed a state and emission inspection done and an appointment was schedule a week and a half in advance. We dropped the car off at 8:15am. We checked back around 3pm and they haven't even started the process yet! It was finally done around 4pm. A simple inspection like this should never take almost 8 hours! I have had this done at other places in around 30 minutes before so this is totally unacceptable. To treat us like our time is worthless, I don't think I will go back to this place again.
Vehicle: Honda CR-V
Service Date: 11/30/2016
Review Created: 12/01/2016 06:11 AM
Mike S., General Manager at The Brake Shop & Auto Repair responded on 12/08/2016

   I spoke with Mr. Low in regards to his latest visit to The Brake Shop & Auto Repair. He explained to me that he was unhappy with the amount of time it took to perform the State Inspection and Emissions test and the lack of communication from my staff.  I explained to Mr. Low that when vehicles are dropped off with no specific pickup time we assume that the vehicle is to be ready by 5:00 pm.  Mr. Low explained to me that he was never told that when he dropped the vehicle off.  I assured Mr. Low that this will never happen again and that his vehicles will be handled in a timely manner and returned to him by his requested time.  Mr. Low was appreciative that I reached out to him, but that does not change how he felt about his visit.  I explained to him that I completely understand where he was coming from.  I explained to him that we have over 900 positive SureCritic reviews and that customer satisfaction is our main priority.   I also made him aware that I would be responding to his post as per our conversation and he was ok with that.  Myself and the staff at The Brake Shop & Auto Repair look forward to helping the Low Family with all their vehicle repair needs for many years to come.

Sincerely,
Mike Stefano
General Manager
(610) 253-2566

Michael S. on 03/09/2016
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Michael said he was not satisfied with his overall experience because they tried to put in a new blower fan, and they burned it out. He paid a lot of money and now he was left with nothing. He is driving around with no fan. As a result of this experience, he will not recommend this business for service and will tell others not to go there.
Vehicle: Buick LeSabre
Category: Service
Service Date: 03/07/2016
Review Created: 03/09/2016
This review was collected via phone interview by Customer Research Inc.
Mike S., General Manager at The Brake Shop & Auto Repair responded on 03/11/2016

   I spoke with Michael this morning in regards to his submitted Sure-Critic Review. When Michael contacted me in regards to his blower motor not working, he made me aware that he diagnosed the motor be faulty and would be providing the part himself for us to install and it was not necessary for us to do our diagnostic. I explained to him that we would install the blower motor as per his request, but if it did not work we could not accept responsibility being that we did not diagnose the original concern. We installed his provided blower motor and the problem still existed. We made Michael aware of this and offered to him for us to further diagnose the issue. Michael declined our diagnostic and mentioned that he was going to get rid of the vehicle.
After speaking with Michael this morning and discussing the previous conversations we had during his visit, Michael decided he would like to bring the vehicle in for us to perform a diagnostic test and advise him of what we found. Michael said he was very appreciative of me reaching out to him and will be in soon to have us look deeper into the problem.

Mike Stefano
General Manager
(610) 253-2566
Mark and Loretta A. on 09/01/2014
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"Close to home"
Again they mark on my bill that my tires were rotated but when I got home. Tires weren't rotated I could tell because I have slow leak in back tire. And I have differ trim on back. Still in the same place. I called they told me to bring it back in. I feel it should not have happened in first place
Vehicle: Pontiac G3
Service Date: 08/19/2014
Review Created: 09/01/2014 12:59 PM
Brad F., Owner at The Brake Shop & Auto Repair responded on 09/02/2014

The PA State Safety Inspection Coupon that Mark had used automatically adds the rotation to the invoice.  According to our vehicle check out sheet, the front and rear tire treads were all even at 10/32 of an inch and indicated on the sheet by the technician that they were rotated.  We were not advised by Mark of his tire leak or we would have fixed it for him.

If the tires were not rotated as indicated by Mark due to the different trim in the same location, I apologize; we advised him when he called that we would gladly rotate the tires for him.

We can not seem to satisfy Mark; we have 538 positive reviews and Mark has sent two non-satisfying reviews in within the last two months.  We want Mark happy and confident with his service and I think he knows that we will go to great levels to make that happen.

Brad Fleming, Owner

Kathy B. on 10/03/2013
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"Change brake fluid and serviced brake pads"
My brakes still are not right.
Vehicle: Kia Rio
Service Date: 09/24/2013
Review Created: 10/03/2013 06:07 PM
Brad F., Owner at The Brake Shop & Auto Repair responded on 10/10/2013

Mike (Manager) contacted Kathy and had her stop by for us to check out her vehicle in regards to her concern.  She was experiencing a rear brake noise in the mornings when applying her brakes.  When she came in, the noise was not happeneing for her.  We asked her if we could come to her home one morning so we could experience it and bring it back to the shop if adjustments needed to be made.  Kathy has agreed and we are waiting for a time that would be convenient for her.

Dennis S. on 07/02/2013
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"2001 dodge caravan"
Had a "leak" from my Air Conditioner ( and other repairs were made/inspection at this time ) Told them 1st time in..They could not locate it, filled it with FREON and put a "die" into it..so if it leaked..we would find it. Approximately 2 weeks later..only hot air..Took it back..found the leak, replaced the needed part(s). Was charged (again) for LABOR. I understand the first charge for LABOR ( again, I did state I had a "leak" at that time ), Sorry, this was extremely expensive, and I will not be back here again.
Vehicle: Dodge Grand Caravan
Service Date: 06/26/2013
Review Created: 07/02/2013 05:22 AM
Brad F., Owner at The Brake Shop & Auto Repair responded on 07/11/2013
Two attempts were made to contact Dennis to discuss his concern with no return response. During the vehicles first visit, no obvious leaks could be determined; our procedure is to fill the system with nitrogen and monitor for a leak, no leaks were found. Next we pull a vacuum on the system and monitor to see if the vacuum is maintained. We then fill the system with the proper amount of freon and add a dye to the system so if there is a future leak, it can be detected easily. The vehicle returned 26 days later blowing warm air, which indicates a small leak due to the time it took to blow warm. At this time we were able to determine that the AC Condenser was leaking freon. This was reviewed and approved by Dennis for repair. Dennis was only charged for 1/2 hour of labor to refill the system with freon not the 1 1/2 hour initial charge. All of the charges were discussed at the counter with Dennis during pick up along with letting him know that he was not charged the full 1 1/2 hours of labor to refill the system. Dennis did not indicate he had any issues with the service or price.
Dominick B. ReScore Review on 11/30/2012
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Dominick said someone from the business went through and explained and showed him the deductions on his bill, he was satisfied.
Vehicle: Mazda 6
Category: Service
Service Date: 11/19/2012
Review Created: 11/21/2012
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Spoke with Dominick. He stated he was looking over the bill and didn't see any deductions from the AAA card and the coupons he gave. That is why he will not recommend the business to others.
Vehicle: Mazda 6
Category: Service
Service Date: 11/19/2012
Review Created: 11/21/2012
This review was collected via phone interview by Customer Research Inc.
Brad F., Owner at The Brake Shop & Auto Repair responded on 11/28/2012
I contacted Dominick Basile in regards to his concerns. Dominick has asked someone to call him back from Surecritic so he can retract the negative review. He did not realize that he did receive the discounts for the coupons he brought in. The confusion was that he was under the impression that he was entitled to an additional AAA discount; our policy is that you cannot combine other offers, which is stated on all coupons. We make it a practice to make sure the customer gets credit for the offer that will save them the most money towards their invoice.
Robert & Karen P. on 08/26/2012
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"VERY UNSATISFIED"
LEFT MY VEHICLE AT THIS FACILITY FOR ANNUAL INSPECTION. MY WIFE WENT TO THE STORE AND NOTICED MY VEHICLE IN THE PARKING LOT WITH THE WINDOW OPEN AND THE VEHICLE RUNNING. EMPLOYEE WAS INSIDE THE BUILDING SHOPPING AND LEFT VEHICLE UNATTENDED. SHE WAS JUST READY TO PULL THE VEHICLE AWAY WHEN THE EMPLOYEE EXITED THE STORE. THE EMPLOYEES RESPONSE TO THIS SITUATION WAS " ALL STATE INSPECTIONS REQUIRE A ROAD TEST". I ASKED HIM IF THE STATE ALSO REQUIRED HIM TO GO SHOPPING ON MY GAS AND TO LEAVE MY VEHICLE RUNNING WITH THE WINDOW OPEN UNATTENDED? BRAD HE OWNER STATES HE CAN NOT FIRE HIM FOR THIS BECAUSE HE NEVER TOLD HIM IN WRITING THAT HE COULN'T SHOP ON A TEST RUN AND HE COULD GET IN TROUBLE WITH THE LABOR BOARD IF HE FIRED HIM!!! I THOUGHT IT IS AGAINST THE LAW TO LEAVE A VEHICLE RUNNING AND UNATTENDED. THEY DID NOT OFFER ME ANY FREE SERVICE FOR THIS HORRIBLE STRESSFUL SITUATION AND WILL NEVER TRUST THEM AGAIN.
Vehicle: Chevrolet S10 Pickup
Service Date: 08/24/2012
Review Created: 08/26/2012 02:58 PM
Brad F., Owner at The Brake Shop & Auto Repair responded on 08/30/2012
I personally spoke with Karen & Bob Parella Wednesday, 8/29/12 in regards to the situation that took place during their visit to The Brake Shop & Auto Repair. I explained to them that I had taken full responsibility for my technician stopping at the store with their vehicle during the test drive. In my 22 years of business my policy has always been that customers vehicles are to be test driven only with no stops along the way. Although I feel it is common sense on his part, he stated to me that he was never advised of the policy in which he is correct, I just took it for granted that he knew. I deeply aplogized to both of them for this situation and asked them to please judge the shop on their past positive experiences they have had with us and that we would love to keep them as customers. I believe that Karen was satisfied with our conversation and I did advise her that I was going to respond to her review. Karen stated that is was ok with her to write that we spoke. Again, I express my apologies to Karen & Bob. Brad Fleming, Owner
Jon C. on 01/20/2018
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"Quick and easy service! "
Quick and easy service!
Vehicle: Honda Civic Cpe
Service Date: 01/19/2018
Review Created: 01/20/2018 03:41 AM
Maria A. on 01/17/2018
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"Great team! Open and Honest"
Only place in Easton that I take my car for an annual inspection. Always honest and open with what is needed to be addressed.
Vehicle: Honda CR-V
Service Date: 01/15/2018
Review Created: 01/17/2018 06:19 AM
Richard B. on 01/15/2018
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Richard said the service was good.
Vehicle: Dodge Dakota
Category: Service
Service Date: 01/12/2018
Review Created: 01/15/2018
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Robert and Wanda H. on 01/13/2018
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"Everything is always great"
Thw workers are great
Vehicle: Ford Edge
Service Date: 01/11/2018
Review Created: 01/13/2018 10:58 AM
James and Gemella M. on 01/13/2018
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"Motor Head/valve work & replacement door"
one day turnaround for a replacement door assembly on my Chevy Express got me back to work ASAP. Also, did valve/head gasket and valve replacement on my jeep liberty with a one day turnaround. This place has the brains, ability, and specialized tools to get it done fast.
Vehicle: Chevrolet Chevy Express
Service Date: 01/12/2018
Review Created: 01/13/2018 07:47 AM
Bonnie S. on 01/12/2018
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Bonnie said the mechanics did everything she asked and did the repairs perfectly. The employees even found other problems she wasn't aware of.
Vehicle: Ford Expedition
Category: Service
Service Date: 01/11/2018
Review Created: 01/12/2018
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Howard M. on 01/10/2018
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"Quick, Efficient, Convenient"
Brake shop was able to get me in quickly for an inspection after I was ticketed for missing my inspection when due. They were fast, efficient, and convenient.
Vehicle: Honda Civic Coupe
Service Date: 01/09/2018
Review Created: 01/10/2018 07:32 AM
Robert and Wanda H. on 01/06/2018
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"The workers are great"
Everyone in the brake shop is working for you and make sure that everything is good.
Vehicle: Cadillac CTS
Service Date: 01/05/2018
Review Created: 01/06/2018 09:26 AM
Joseph B. on 01/04/2018
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"Thank you taking me on short notice "
Great service!
Vehicle: Nissan Altima
Service Date: 01/03/2018
Review Created: 01/04/2018 08:15 AM
Linda and Ed F. on 01/04/2018
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"inspection/brakes"
As usual service was great with no surprises. Everything was done in a timely manner and held to the estimate that was given to me 2 months ago.
Vehicle: Hyundai Veracruz
Service Date: 01/03/2018
Review Created: 01/04/2018 06:41 AM
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