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What is Brake Check and how they became the top brake service and repair, oil change, alignment, and shocks and struts specialist in Texas

About Us

Brake Check is a family-owned and operated brake and general automotive repair service company, headquartered in San Antonio and operating 40 retail locations in the central and south Texas regions since 1968. As Texas' first choice in brake service from the beginning, Brake Check is proud to continually increase its service offerings, truly providing its communities with a one-stop service option.

In 1968, John Peveto, Jr., moved to San Antonio from Dallas, where he had made a successful career at Kip's Big Boy Restaurants, to take an ownership stake in a struggling automotive chain called Brake-O. In only a matter of a few short years, he turned it around to become a thriving brake repair chain in the San Antonio and central Texas markets. Shortly thereafter, he acquired a nine-store chain in Houston under the name of Brake Check and changed the company's brand over to the Brake Check moniker. John quickly learned that earning his customers trust was key to the success of his service shops. He realized that most customers were unsatisfied with the way the majority of automotive repair shops were operating and the Peveto family set about to change the way customers experience automotive service.

Brake Check Is Texas' First Choice For Auto Repair Services

John decided that teaching you about the issues with their vehicles would allow them to better understand what repairs needed to be done. Brake Check was the first auto repair company to offer FREE inspections and promote an open-shop policy – where customers are invited out into the shop area and see the inspections and services being performed on their cars. This concept offers you a chance to learn the details of the car repairs before the repairs are made.

Taking a lot of ideas from his food service background, John also thought it was important that customers feel comfortable while waiting for their vehicles. Auto shops, notoriously dirty places, have a tendency to make people uncomfortable with automotive repair. At Brake Check, each service bay was, and still is, mopped in-between cars, our lobbies are light and bright with comfortable chairs, free coffee and, in recent years, we've added free Wi-Fi. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible while your car is being cared for.

Brake Check continues to operate as a family-owned business, now under the leadership of John's sons, Johnnie and David Peveto. As the Pevetos change auto-repair expectations, Brake Check has become the first-choice in automotive repair for Texans all across the state. The slogan from the start was “We Do It Right” and today, we still hold true to that promise! Our values create a positive environment for all who partner with Brake Check. To provide the best experience in automotive repair service, and a mission centered on the principles of trust, convenience, and price, we live for core values that result in your loyalty and confidence in us.

Brake Check core values are across all our stores in Austin, Corpus Christi, College Station, Houston, Harker Heights and San Antonio

Being URGENT in all aspects of the Brake Check inspection process is crucial to delivering the BEST experience in the automotive industry and building your loyalty. For every vehicle brought in during the posted hours of operations, it's in our culture to get the job done the same day, as long as parts are available. We offer appointment booking by phone or online and promise you will have a bay and parts waiting for you when you arrive.

At Brake Check, we know COMMUNICATION is essential to being the BEST. We understand that your car is valuable to you, so we will always talk to you about your car's services and invite you to out into the shop so can visual see what inspections and services will be performed on your car.

We strongly believe the value of INTEGRITY. That's why we adhere to the “Brake Check Way”. We say what we do and do what we say because that is key to being the BEST brand in the automotive industry–every customer, every time. To provide the best to you, we like to have a WINNING attitude. We always want to be the BEST. With that, we promise to be the low price leader everyday; in fact, we compare our prices to dealerships and like-businesses to make sure we can stand up to scrutiny. And if that wasn't enough, our warranties are the real deal! When you purchase our lifetime warranty, we guarantee that you never pay for that part again.

While our name indicates our expertise in the brake industry, we also do more than check brakes. In fact, with the addition of our quick oil lane, alignment quick-check service, 33-point engine diagnostic health check and increased inventory in non-brake parts, we are able to do most vehicle services. Come see us to have a partner in repair and maintenance for the lifetime of all your vehicles.

In addition to being well-respected in the business community, the Peveto family is committed to supporting the local community as well. Brake Check has established a legacy of supporting children-oriented non-profit groups, such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio and For Love of Kids & Harleys. Between these two organizations, Brake Check has raised and helped to raise nearly $3 million for youth in need over the past 15 years. Brake Check also supports worthwhile organizations such as the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio Livestock Exposition, St. Baldrick's Foundation and more.