Budget Muffler Brake & Automotive is a family-owned and -operated, full-service auto shop that has been offering expert auto repair services at some of the lowest prices in San Diego County since 1941. We specialize in exhaust system/muffler and catalytic converter installation, repair, and replacement; wheel alignments; brake repairs, flushes, and parts replacement; suspension and shock repairs; tire replacement; engine and transmission repairs, rebuilds, and replacement; and scheduled maintenance and tune-ups. As a testament to our exceptional-quality work, fair and honest business practices, and above-and-beyond customer service, we have tens of thousands of satisfied clients, a very loyal customer base, and dozens of glowing Yelp reviews and testimonials.
At Budget Muffler Brake & Automotive, we are equipped to work on all types of vehicles, no matter the make or model. In fact, we not only welcome cars that other shops have turned away, but actually cater to them. It's one of the many reasons why our customers will drive well beyond their local community anytime they need a replacement catalytic converter, a specialty muffler, custom exhaust pipes, new brakes, basic or custom-set alignments, or a transmission/engine rebuild. We're skilled enough to handle luxury vehicles like Rolls Royces, BMWs, Mercedes, and Audis, and fully equipped to accommodate low riders as well as high-performance sports cars. Our highly trained team and ASE-certified lead technician use only the latest diagnostic technology and perform any needed repair work with our state-of-the-art tools and equipment. With one of San Diego's largest auto parts inventories, we are usually able to provide same-day auto repairs on exhausts, suspensions, brake work, and other similar services. Customers can choose from original equipment manufacturer (OEM), custom, stock, or performance parts. We're authorized to sell and install MagnaFlow, Flowmaster, Flowsound, Walker, Pro-Fit, Catco, Eastern, Miller, Dynamax, Hastings, Eliminator, Corsica, Manley Street Flo, Posi-Quiet, Bendix, Wagner, Brake Stop, Duralast, Raybestos, and more.
Give us a call today and tell us about your car maintenance and repair needs. We pride ourselves on being knowledgeable, honest, and helpful. Simply give us a call, and we'll do our best to give you an idea of what your car needs. We'll even read your check engine light for free, or provide a very thorough diagnostics check or brake inspection for a small fee. We provide upfront estimates, can help you prioritize repairs, and create a personalized service schedule. We're open from 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, and from 8am and 4pm on Saturdays, for appointments and walk-ins. Our waiting room features a comfortable seating area with air conditioning and a TV. Most repairs are done in about an hour or within a day; but, if a repair is likely to take longer than a day (such as with an engine or transmission rebuild or other major repair), we can provide pick-up and drop-off services within a 10-mile radius or a loaner car. No matter the size of the job, we are committed to each customer's complete satisfaction.
Budget Muffler Brake & Automotive is licensed and insured, a member of NTDRA (the National Tire Dealers and Retreaders Association), and associated with the San Diego Chamber of Commerce and SEMA (the Specialty Equipment Market Association).