Joe's Brake Shop

  • 4.5 of 5 stars
3 reviews

900 West 50th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55419, us

(612) 824-9833


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They are always honest
They are competent
Their repair price is reasonable
They complete the work in a timely manner
They respond well when they screw something up
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
They are always honest
I would use this mechanic again
I would recommend this mechanic to others
They fix the problem the first time
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
Nov 07, 2011
Apr 25, 2007
The owner/mechanic is now Joe. Seemed like a nice man and did the job to perfection in a reasonable amount of time. He took the time to explain things to me which I appreciated. I will return in the future.
Aug 31, 2011
This shop has worked on 4 generations of my wife's families' cars, and they're on the second generation of mine. Joe worked there for years before buying Harry out and taking over. One experience says it all. I drove my '93 Plymouth Grand Voyager in after (shamefully) using a coupon to get it tuned for (what I thought would be) less money at a chain garage. It wasn't running right (no surprise) and I was sure we would now have to borrow money to get it fixed, or argue with some corporate flunky to get it fixed. Harry said to pull it over to one of the bays and sent Joe out to take a look. Five minutes later, I drove away, engine purring like a kitten, sheepish and embarrassed look on my face. The spark plugs had been re-connected wrong by the chain. Total cost of the repair: $0. If that had been the only time they did that, it wouldn't be a big deal, but it happened so many times, I lost count. My mother-in- law lives at the end of the block they are on and used to bring them brownies and fresh baked bread. They even used to put up with her smelly, noisy Basset hound. More than once I was told that "we'd be pretty expensive for that job. You oughta take it to a chain for that." If I could afford it, I'd just tell Harry (or Joe, once he took over) "go ahead and do it anyway. I want you to have my business." Need I say more?

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