11 Locations • Serving the Austin Area
1607 West Parmer Lane North Austin, TX
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Call Us Today! (512) 834-0604
We're Open Monday through Saturday - 7:30am to 5:30pm
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!
About the West Parmer Lane Team
Darin Hinkle Manager
I have lived in Austin, Texas for more than 40 years. I got my start in the automotive industry working in an auto machine shop. I worked in this shop for eight years rebuilding engines, building race cars and restoring classic cars. I also managed an auto parts store for four years. I started writing service in 1995 and became a service manager in 1996. I have completed several training classes including: total wheel alignment, ride control, understanding emissions, engine management and solutions and many more. I am ASE Auto Repair certified and ASE Master Machinist certified. I joined Brake Specialists Total Car Care in 1999.
I have served on the Youth Optimist board for several years and have coached youth baseball and football for 16 years. In 2009 I won a Community Service Award from the Travis County Sheriff’s Department. In 2011 I won the Austin Mayor’s Award for People with Disabilities.
My hobbies are fishing & golf. I also enjoy watching sports, especially Kevin Harvick in NASCAR, the Rangers in baseball and the Titans and Longhorns in football.
Auto Repair Services
Brake Specialists promises to deliver honest answers and a job done right the first time in a family friendly environment, so you drive away with a smile.
Our ASE Certified Technicians use the latest diagnostic equipment and the best quality parts and fluids to service and repair your vehicles.
Here are just some of the great auto repair services we offer:
- Oil Changes
- Tune Ups
- Engine Repair
- Engine Replacement
- Engine Performance Check
- Computer Diagnostics
- Air Conditioning Service & Repair
- Electrical System Diagnosis & Repair
- Brake Repair
- Factory Scheduled Maintenance 30K, 60K, 90K
- Suspension and Steering Repair
- Shocks & Struts
- Cooling System Service & Repair
- Exhaust Systems & Mufflers
- Transmission Service & Repair
- New and rebuilt Transmissions
- Tires: Mounting Balancing and flat repair
- Wheel Alignment
- Pre-purchase Inspections
- Maintenance Inspections
- Brake & Lamp Inspections
Brake Specialists Total Car Care’s express lube technicians are well-trained and certified to provide all of your vehicle’s oil change and quick lube services. With no appointment needed, we’ll take care of your car quickly and efficiently.
At Brake Specialists Total Car Care, we pride ourselves on providing outstanding service and industry-leading products. Our preventative services and comprehensive maintenance checkups help you stay on the road longer, for less.
Here are just some of the great express lube services we offer:
- Full Service Oil Change
- Synthetic Blend and Full Synthetic Oil
- Coolant Flush
- Transmission Fluid Flush
- Power Steering Fluid Flush
- State Inspection
- Air Filter Replacement
- Fuel Filter Replacement
- Cabin Air Filter
- Battery Service
- Differential Service
- Transfer Case Service
- Headlight Restoration
- Fuel System Cleaning
- Emission Checks
Call Us Today! (512) 834-0604
Brake Specialists Total Car Care loves serving Austin and the surrounding communities! We owe our success to our friends, neighbors and members of the Austin community, that’s why it is our pleasure to give back as much as possible. Check back later for more information about what we are doing in the community, or if you are interested in partnering with us, contact us today!
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.