Our History

New Westminster, 1972

In 1972, Warren and Lona Swanson opened the first Budget Brake and Muffler in New Westminster, British Columbia. They specialized in brake and muffler repairs, and they dedicated themselves to making every customer happy with outstanding service.

The first Budget Brake and Muffler Auto Centre in New Westminster.

Today, there are 25 Budget Brake and Muffler Auto Centres locations in BC. We’ve also expanded our services, offering a full range of car care and repair. But one thing hasn’t changed over the years: our dedication to exceptional customer service, and to always get it right the first time.

It’s a commitment that is shared by all of our people and franchise owners. Many of our owners have been part of the Budget Brake and Muffler Auto Centres family for more than 40 years. Some have passed that dedication, and their franchises, on to a new generation. We’re proud of them because they’ve helped to make us your most trusted choice for automotive car care and repairs.