If Dorothy had never changed the Tin Man's oil, the Wizard probably would have just thrown away his spare heart. Show your car you have a heart with today's Groupon: for $80, you get an oil change, four-wheel tire balance and rotation, and lifetime alignment at Brake Check (a $163.34 value). Seven days a week, nimble auto-fixers at one of 19 participating Brake Check locations can slake your car's thirst with up to 5 quarts of black gold before inserting a new oil filter, topping off the engine's other vital fluids, and performing an engine health check. Since potholes and road-baseballs leave every coupe in need of a chiropractor (about every 12,000 miles), Brake Check will realign its axles and rotate its tires to reduce wear on treads, shocks, and brakes. Thanks to Brake Check's open garage policy, customers can watch technicians tinker, tweak, and trade stories about pretty hard crossword puzzles. Brake Check’s Oil Loyalty program gives customers every fourth oil change free; this Groupon oil change can count toward your fourth, free change.
While there aren’t many online user reviews for Brake Check’s Houston locations, four Yelpers give its Austin location a four-star average; they also give its South Austin location a four-star average and its Round Rock location a 3.5-star average:
- Fair prices and honest mechanics, I'll definitely be coming back to this place! – Jose P., Austin location
- The icing on the cake here is the genuine service and honesty that I have never encountered at any other auto repair facility. I will certainly come back for everything that I need done on my car with total confidence that it is in good hands. – Adam B, South Austin location
- We had a great experience: the manager was very friendly and was able to explain everything in detail (he even showed me my old brake pads and compared them with new ones). – Eddie H., Round Rock location
The Peveto family's name became synonymous with stopping power when John Peveto II opened his first Brake Check shop in 1968. More than 40 years and 40 shops later, the family still helps cars stop (and go) with brake-pad inspections, wheel alignments, battery replacements, and oil changes. With convenience in mind, each shop opens its work bays seven days a week, offers online appointments, and backs up several of their services with lifetime warranties that are then backed up by other even more muscular warranties.:m]]