HENDERSON, NEVADA -- We took our car for routine rear brakes on 12-15-14. The technician damaged our car (didn't know what he was doing and didn't have correct equipment per manager). It eventually was sent to the dealer to repair several damaged parts, and we just got it back today, 1-9-15. We were without our car for weeks. Communication through all of this was nonexistent. The manager says he hasn't been able to get a hold of 'corporate office' in all this time to discuss a refund. And it all started with routine brake work! Please beware of this place.
BEDFORD, TEXAS -- Wife took her Honda in for routine brake job. Trusted a nationally-known company to be fair. Wound up paying more than 1000 dollars for a brake job; many items done had nothing to do with the braking system. Google Just Brakes Bedford Texas and read the complaints before you go near them.
FORT WORTH/LAKE WORTH, TEXAS -- I Googled some reviews before going into Justbrakes and was concerned and talked to the main guy about my concerns. He assured me that there are always going to be ** off people and I felt his professionalism was enough for me to let them so the work. My car was finished in a timely manner, and everything went as talked about. Paid my $99.99 and was on my way. Sorry the rest of you had terrible times but I had no such experience. In fact I'm going back today to get my oil changed. :)
KATY, TEXAS -- I was told I needed more than I actually did. I said no thanks and they gave it to me good. I had to have my brakes re done at a credible and most professional shop. I paid for a brakes job and got the cheapest brakes they could put on my truck. Just Brakes is a scam and they shouldn't be allowed to have a license to even drive a car!!!
This message is for anyone one who wrote an ignorant review on here about Just Brakes, when they don't know the first things about brakes or any type of automotive repair. First things first. If anyone here can find a price cheaper than 99.88 Plus 6 dollar shop supplies and tax... It comes to 113.29... You let me know. Nobody even comes close. This also included machining all 4 of my rotors and replaced pads on all four wheels.
Listen up people!!! Pads are not the only thing on your brake system!!! There's about 50 components to your brakes besides pads. Everyone on this blog drives their car until they hear a noise and then drive for 6 more months. So by the time they get to the repair shop, storming in saying... I want that 99.88 Deal. I ain't want nothing else. Well guess what. If you want to save on brakes. Do it yourself. So when it messes up... We'll see your bright and shining face at Just Brakes.
This is it. Just brakes didn't tell you to drive on your grinding brakes for 4 months and then wonder why you need 400 dollars of brake repair. Give me a break people. You brought the car to them. They didn't drag you in. And if most people forgot... It's your car stupid. If you don't like the price take your car somewhere else.
ARVADA, COLORADO -- Watch out! Every time you go into a certain auto repair shops they will always add on to any work you want done. I have a great mechanic who owns his own shop, but the $48 alignment special seemed like a good deal at Just Brakes. I left the truck and came back in an hour as told. It was still on the lift (bad sign!) They wanted to speak to me about the truck. I just KNEW what was next they added on a load of rubbish repairs that I knew I did not need. So $48 becomes almost a $1000!!! I left without doing anything and went to my mechanic who wanted only a fraction for needed repairs and upkeep.
Beware!!! Auto repair shops (in particular the chains) will try to get all the money they can from you. I have seen this MANY times in my life. I have had shops say I've needed something done when I just did the work myself in the previous 2 weeks. Find a good independent shop and get customer reviews online as much as possible. You will save money. Find a good mechanic and stay with them. Be careful, they are waiting to rip you off and that's the honest truth!!!
KATY, TEXAS -- People need to realize that 100 dollars does not always fix a car. The manager at the just brakes in Katy TX explanation for me he said that every customer gets the 99 dollar brake job. They do something no other brake repair company does they take the entire brake system apart and examine the complete system from the inside out.
And then find the root of what caused the problem that got you there in the first place... my brake job might not have been 100 dollars but I think I got a quality repair and I also now understand how my brakes work so before people start saying bad things about this company take your car to another repair facility and see what it will cost there... these are the good guys... and they are motorist assurance program approved... A+.
HOUSTON, TEXAS -- If you live in Texas and if you need to get your brake pads/shoes done along with your rotors resurfaced, be careful when you take it to Just Brake (any Location). Their Reps are trained to scare you to death and try to tell you that you need calipers Repaired and Whatnot (regardless of the car that you have). They will tell you that your brakes are wearing out inconsistently and you will probably die because your car is in a critical condition. They use words such as overheating, crystallization, and everything that they can make up to get you into buying repairs that you will not be able to see in the first place.
If you must, just get your brake pads changed and rotors resurfaced from them and make sure you keep the paper work because your pads are under lifetime warranty and you can take them back to just brakes and get new ones for much less. Don't agree to any dramatic stories that they give you regarding abnormal wear and tear of brake pads "DON'T FALL FOR IT". If you look at the receipts you will see that they have arbitration clauses in their because of which you cannot file a lawsuit against them. Their 99$package is good but their company is crooked as you know what! Just get the brakes and get out. Sincerely, an aware customer.
I have a 2008 Jeep Compass... I had started to have an occasional squealing issue when braking. I thought it odd that they would do this at 35k, but figured I should have them checked out, JUST IN CASE. Due to my work schedule for the next 3 weeks, I would be unable to make it to the dealership during business hours. So instead, on a Saturday, I stop in at the JUST BRAKES on Louetta Road, Spring, Texas to have them inspect and repair.
It sounded like disaster from the start. First... They only have HALF my brakes pads in-stock. That DQ'd be from the 99.88 special. Then after they dismantled all four tires... a young man wants to walk me on my inspection. My stomach begins to turn as he states "Crystallizing Front Pads due to excessive heat exposure" "Rotors in need of repair" "Back calipers are sticking causing delays and unnecessary wear" ...GRAND TOTAL WAS $561 and change. I simply told them to put my car back together and I would have a friend take it to the dealership on Monday. My excuse was, "There it will be free under warranty"
I get a call from the dealership on Tuesday to report to me that NOTHING IS WRONG WITH YOUR CAR. I asked about the "crystallizing pads" and they explain that my car has SEMI-METALLIC BRAKE PADS... they are composed of little pieces of metal... thus causing an occasional squeak or two from time to time as they wear down. GRAND TOTAL WAS $0... no repair needed.
When I took my Saturn in for a simple replacement of shoes and pads, I knew I should walk away after they had all the parts laying on the garage floor and told me I needed this and that for about $600. I have, personally, rebuilt both shoe (Bendix) and disk brake systems since I was 18 years old for less than $100 for the whole system. Granted, I took the disks and drums to a machine shop to be cleaned up for $5 apiece. I know I was stupid, but the last complete brake job I did was 12 years ago, and I'm now 63. Can't stoop so well anymore.
I did completely rebuild 4 engines in my life, beginning with a 52 Chevy which was clogged with old oil from slow driving around town when I took all the pistons home to clean the ring grooves out at my dining. Room table. When that old girl was cleaned out, she held a nice 80 mph all the way to the Quad Cities on her six without a whimper. Solid Car. Again, just don't go to Just Bakes unless they explain in detail every line and small line that they tell you, sign here and initial there; because you are signing a binding contract. Most don't. I would never do it again.