11 Locations • Serving the Austin Area

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About Brake Specialists Total Car Care Austin, TX

In 1979, Brake Specialists, a family owned and locally operated auto repair center in Austin, TX, first opened its garage doors. Brake Specialists was founded upon the principle of providing quality, reliable auto repair services and excellent customer service. Because of this principle, by the late 1980’s Brake Specialists had already grown to four locations in the Austin area.

As the automotive repair industry evolved in the early 90’s, so did Brake Specialists. We grew along with Austin and added four more stores between 1990 and 1997. We, just like Austin, were not done growing there, and added our ninth shop in 1999 followed by several more locations between 2006 and 2007.

Today, Brake Specialist Total Car Care has 80 employees at 11 Austin area locations, including: Buda, Dripping Springs, Hutto, Round Rock, Cedar Park and Lakeway. No matter our size, however, Brake Specialists Total Car Care will always remain family owned and dedicated to providing quality, reliable auto repairs and excellent customer service. We strive to remain your number one choice for auto repair in Austin!

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Johnnie Whitlock

Founder/President

Johnnie moved to Buda, Texas as a young child with his parents Bryson and Betty Whitlock. At the age of 23 he started as young entrepreneur after graduating from Southwest Texas State University. He and his wife, Rebecca, have two children, Jamey and Mandy, and two grandchildren, Skyler and Jake. Johnnie’s hobbies include: traveling, skiing, hunting and scuba diving.


Jamey Whitlock

Executive VP

Jamey graduated from Rice University in 1997 and then worked at the Cintas Corporation in Houston, Texas. In 1999, he joined the Brake Specialists Total Car Care team. After managing one of the Brake Specialists Total Car Care locations for numerous years, he became Executive VP in 2006. Jamey’s hobbies include: golf, hunting/shooting, biking and traveling.


Doug Chance

City Manager

Doug managed a Brake Specialists Total Car Care location for nearly 15 years before promoted to City Manager. As City Manager he manages locations on another manager’s day off, perform repairs, delivers supplies, transports equipment or any other duty that is necessary to keep all the locations working and performing as efficiently as possible. Doug’s hobbies are hunting and restoring old cars.


Steve McCurry

VP of Operations

Steve joined Brake Specialists Total Car Care in 1983. After managing two of the first Austin locations, he eventually moved into the corporate office in the early 90’s. Steve is a valuable asset to the Brake Specialists Total Car Care family, making sure all daily operations are running smoothly by handling personnel and by maintaining company policy at all locations. His hobbies include: fishing, hunting and loving pets of all kinds.


Ann Moos & Denise Lee

Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivable

Ann and Denise are very important assets in keeping the Brake Specialists Total Car Care company functioning smoothly.


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With convenient locations for car repair around Austin, we're sure that there's a Brake Specialists Total Car Care near you. For a quick oil change or the best auto repair Austin can offer, we'd like to be your trusted neighborhood car repair shop. Austin, Round Rock, Buda, Hutto, Cedar Park, Lakeway, and Dripping Springs all count on us for great auto repair.

Find the location nearest to you, give us a call, and let us know how we can help. If your experience was less than satisfactory, or better yet, if it far exceeded your expectations, send us an email or give us a call, and let us know. If something in one of our shops isn't right, we'd like the chance to make it right.