Burnaby – Dawson

“People are happy with us, we will look after you.”

– Rob Akehurst

Reza Siavashi
Reza S.
I have taken my car to this place for the past three years. No one likes to take their cars to mechanics (including myself), but Rob and his friends make it a pleasant experience at the end of the day every time. They really take good care of their customers, and very well deserve a 5 star. Highly recommend this place! Rob, keep doing the excellent job!read more
M. B. O.
M. B. O.
During my journey of finding an honest and reliable auto centre to have my vehicle serviced, I have seen the significant number of positive reviews that Budget Brake & Muffler Auto Centres - Burnaby has.From the very first phone call for getting more information to finalizing the service in person, Rob has been exceptional with his care and customer service. I wish every business owner/manager was like him, as I am happy to finally find an establishment where I can trust with my vehicle and my budget.read more
Fredrik Mayer
Fredrik M.
Big thank you Rob for excellent, professional and fast service! I had some problems with the engine light and Rob managed to fix a time for me the day after. He was also straight up with all the prices and I felt I could trust him. I really recommend his place.read more
Frank Aszody
Frank A.
I had my Buick Enclave serviced here at Budget, brake and muffler. The manager Rod Akehurst and staff were very polite and professional . He went out of his way to explain all my car needed. The price he quoted was reasonable and affordable. I would recommend this business to anyone who needs to get work done. Don't hesitate if your car needs work. 10 stars out 10.read more
Steve Zakrzewski
Steve Z.
Great service and honest prices. Brought my car in on a late Friday afternoon with a punctured tire. I told Rob I had plans to go away the next morning and he made sure he got it fixed that night, I believe he said “if my guys can’t do it, I’ll do it myself”. Not long after I was on my way with a fixed tire and a small billread more
Taralyn Van Gelderen
Taralyn Van G.
I travel from Langley to see Rob and his team. He explains things to me in a way I understand, gets my car back to me as soon as possible and the whole team is super friendly and approachable. I'm never caught off guard by a list of things I didn't expect, just a friendly reminder about what will need to be done soon to keep my SUV in great shape. Amazing team, I won't go anywhere else.read more
heidi wilkinson
heidi W.
I cannot say enough about Rob and his team at Budget Brake and Muffler. After have bad experience after bad experience with mechanics, he came highly recommended by a friend and I am so thankful that I pursued her lead. He is honest and hard-working and has gone above and beyond several times with me, offering advice and checking in. As someone who knows very little about cars, he explains things in a way that are comprehensive and understandable. His rates are reasonable and I know that there have been times he hasn't charged me for a small job that most other mechanics would charge a fortune for. Definitely the best mechanic I have ever had and I highly recommend him.read more
wei ning
wei N.
The service here is absolutely amazing! After the OEM brake pads and rotors were installed in last July, the continued squeaking sound always bothers me. It is hard to identify the noise in rainy days, so I waited and waited, until the sunny days come . Finally, I talked to the manager, Rob, whom I dealt with originally. He truly understood my frustration.After inspection. he made a decision which made me totally shocked. He ordered the brand new OEM parts again and installed for me with NO Charged! Wow! This is unreal! I was so touched. This store really care service and customers. I will definitely recommend them to anyone who wants to replace brakes and rotors in Canada. The level of service you can totally trust. I became a loyal customer of the store right now. I wish them the very best luck ever!read more
Landon Henderson
Landon H.
I have used Rob at this location on two separate occasions. Both times, he has been amazing and helped me get my repairs done within my budget and in a very timely manner. The first time I had a few major repairs, and I left the car there the night before my appointment and picked it up next day after work. No additional costs from what I was expecting. No issues with the work whatsoever one year later. No aggressive sales tactics to get me to do more work on the car than I needed. This time around, I texted him asking about pricing to repair a tire that had a screw in it. I also asked about timing. He had me in the next morning before I had to work, took the tire in, a technician repaired it immediately, and I was off in 15 minutes from when I arrived. Paid and done. Very inexpensive as well. Rob is a genuinely good guy who honestly cares about his customers and their cars. He’s not the type of guy to try up selling you on everything he can to increase your bill. He exceeds all expectations I have for car mechanics/sales people. I will not hesitate to recommend Rob to anyone that approaches me for any mechanic work.read more
Emilio Martinez
Emilio M.
Great guys, great service.They've taken my car on relatively short notice a couple of times already at both locations (Dawson and Kingsway), despite them being busy, and they have always been honest and able to get the job done quickly and proper. Super helpful, friendly and simply overall solid service. Highly recommended.read more
Next Reviews
“People are happy with us, we will look after you.”

– Rob Akehurst

Reza Siavashi
Reza S.
I have taken my car to this place for the past three years. No one likes to take their cars to mechanics (including myself), but Rob and his friends make it a pleasant experience at the end of the day every time. They really take good care of their customers, and very well deserve a 5 star. Highly recommend this place! Rob, keep doing the excellent job!read more
M. B. O.
M. B. O.
During my journey of finding an honest and reliable auto centre to have my vehicle serviced, I have seen the significant number of positive reviews that Budget Brake & Muffler Auto Centres - Burnaby has.From the very first phone call for getting more information to finalizing the service in person, Rob has been exceptional with his care and customer service. I wish every business owner/manager was like him, as I am happy to finally find an establishment where I can trust with my vehicle and my budget.read more
Fredrik Mayer
Fredrik M.
Big thank you Rob for excellent, professional and fast service! I had some problems with the engine light and Rob managed to fix a time for me the day after. He was also straight up with all the prices and I felt I could trust him. I really recommend his place.read more
Frank Aszody
Frank A.
I had my Buick Enclave serviced here at Budget, brake and muffler. The manager Rod Akehurst and staff were very polite and professional . He went out of his way to explain all my car needed. The price he quoted was reasonable and affordable. I would recommend this business to anyone who needs to get work done. Don't hesitate if your car needs work. 10 stars out 10.read more
Steve Zakrzewski
Steve Z.
Great service and honest prices. Brought my car in on a late Friday afternoon with a punctured tire. I told Rob I had plans to go away the next morning and he made sure he got it fixed that night, I believe he said “if my guys can’t do it, I’ll do it myself”. Not long after I was on my way with a fixed tire and a small billread more
Taralyn Van Gelderen
Taralyn Van G.
I travel from Langley to see Rob and his team. He explains things to me in a way I understand, gets my car back to me as soon as possible and the whole team is super friendly and approachable. I'm never caught off guard by a list of things I didn't expect, just a friendly reminder about what will need to be done soon to keep my SUV in great shape. Amazing team, I won't go anywhere else.read more
heidi wilkinson
heidi W.
I cannot say enough about Rob and his team at Budget Brake and Muffler. After have bad experience after bad experience with mechanics, he came highly recommended by a friend and I am so thankful that I pursued her lead. He is honest and hard-working and has gone above and beyond several times with me, offering advice and checking in. As someone who knows very little about cars, he explains things in a way that are comprehensive and understandable. His rates are reasonable and I know that there have been times he hasn't charged me for a small job that most other mechanics would charge a fortune for. Definitely the best mechanic I have ever had and I highly recommend him.read more
wei ning
wei N.
The service here is absolutely amazing! After the OEM brake pads and rotors were installed in last July, the continued squeaking sound always bothers me. It is hard to identify the noise in rainy days, so I waited and waited, until the sunny days come . Finally, I talked to the manager, Rob, whom I dealt with originally. He truly understood my frustration.After inspection. he made a decision which made me totally shocked. He ordered the brand new OEM parts again and installed for me with NO Charged! Wow! This is unreal! I was so touched. This store really care service and customers. I will definitely recommend them to anyone who wants to replace brakes and rotors in Canada. The level of service you can totally trust. I became a loyal customer of the store right now. I wish them the very best luck ever!read more
Landon Henderson
Landon H.
I have used Rob at this location on two separate occasions. Both times, he has been amazing and helped me get my repairs done within my budget and in a very timely manner. The first time I had a few major repairs, and I left the car there the night before my appointment and picked it up next day after work. No additional costs from what I was expecting. No issues with the work whatsoever one year later. No aggressive sales tactics to get me to do more work on the car than I needed. This time around, I texted him asking about pricing to repair a tire that had a screw in it. I also asked about timing. He had me in the next morning before I had to work, took the tire in, a technician repaired it immediately, and I was off in 15 minutes from when I arrived. Paid and done. Very inexpensive as well. Rob is a genuinely good guy who honestly cares about his customers and their cars. He’s not the type of guy to try up selling you on everything he can to increase your bill. He exceeds all expectations I have for car mechanics/sales people. I will not hesitate to recommend Rob to anyone that approaches me for any mechanic work.read more
Emilio Martinez
Emilio M.
Great guys, great service.They've taken my car on relatively short notice a couple of times already at both locations (Dawson and Kingsway), despite them being busy, and they have always been honest and able to get the job done quickly and proper. Super helpful, friendly and simply overall solid service. Highly recommended.read more
Next Reviews

Burnaby – Dawson

Contact Details

Address:
4533 Dawson Street,
Burnaby, BC V5C 5T8
Fax:

Hours:

Monday – Saturday
8:30AM – 5:00PM

Sunday: Closed

Rob Akehurst is the guy who knows cars in Burnaby on Dawson Street

Budget Brake and Muffler Auto Centres has been been serving Burnaby at Dawson for over 30 years. Providing excellent automotive service that goes above and beyond customer expectations. Rob’s outgoing and friendly personality will help you feel right at home, with automotive knowledge to help keep your vehicle safe on the road. For all your automotive needs, done within budget, come see Rob and his team on Dawson street in Burnaby.

Range of Services

  • ABS
  • Belts & Hoses
  • Brakes
  • Charging Systems
  • Computer Diagnostics
  • Cooling Systems
  • Electrical
  • Fluid Flushes
  • Fuel Injection
  • Fuel System Cleaning
  • Mufflers & Exhaust
  • Oil and Filter
  • Shocks & Struts
  • Steering
  • Suspension
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Balancing
  • Tires
  • Transmission Fluid Service
  • Tune-Ups