Port Coquitlam

“I want our customers to be comfortable with me and our techs, build a relationship of trust.”

– John Sinkie

Kenneth A.
Kenneth A.
John was super helpful, went for my brakes to get replace and I was charged a... very reasonable price for the parts/labour. He explained everything perfectly simple to me, and they were even able to diagnose additional problems with the car with no extra chargeread more
Cameron C.
Cameron C.
Had to do a routine brake fluid flush and emailed for a quote. Responded by... John very quickly with an approx quote. Very reasonable quote and saved me quite a bit of money.When I arrived, I was helped by Bobby who was very nice and courteous. He took my vehicle on time and got everything done in 45mins. I am very satisfied with the service here.My only concern and this is more of a recommendation for Budget: During this Pandemic... Have mechanics wear masks when infront of customers. There were no hand sanitizing stations for customers that I was aware of. Maybe i didnt see them? The cars should have plastic/one time use wheel covers, seat covers, etc for Covid protocols.Thanks for your service.Great experience.read more
Vanessa B.
Vanessa B.
Everyone at this Brake and Muffler location is by far the most honest,... professional and friendliest. John and his team represent a crew you can rely on no matter what situation you get into! I've been to other auto body shops before and I can say I will always go back to the Port Coquitlam Brake and Muffler. My experiences here have been amazing - friendly staff, quick services and reasonable prices. I was recommended by my family to go to this location and I will be recommending them to everyone else I know! Thank you Brake and Muffler for taking care of my vehicle 🙂read more
Daniel J.
Daniel J.
The service here is excellent! Came here on 2 separate occasions (1 year ago... and also recently). They are friendly, fast/efficient and they even explained to me in detail what was done when I asked. I will 100% be back again! Highly recommend!read more
Elena K.
Elena K.
Good car mechanic is like a good doctor. This pretty much sums up my... experience. Even though my car did not need any service - at least not right now - John listened to my concerns, spent time checking the car and explained what's going on in clear terms and without patronising (being a woman I really appreciate it). I know where I'll go next time. Thank you.read more
Lynnette B.
Lynnette B.
I had an amazing experience today at this location!!! From the moment I called... in and spoke to a very nice gentleman on the phone by the name of John. It turns out he is the owner😊👍After explaining the weird knocking sound in my vehicle, John asked if I could bring the vehicle by his shop today. I brought it in this morning and he was no different in person. He was very professional, knowledgeable and spoke to me so I could understand what he was talking about. He was very patient and not once made me feel awkward with all my questions and concerns.I just picked up my vehicle from him and my vehicle is running like a gem. I wanted to thank John and his team for his excellent customer service as well as fixing my vehicle so quickly today. I was afraid I was going to have to miss an important meeting but he made sure my vehicle would be ready in time enough before my meeting. How nice of him!! They even washed it and vacuumed it for me. It looks much better than when I brought it in. You have just gained a new customer. I will definitely tell my friends and co-workers about this location....I highly, highly recommend them for their outstanding , friendly customer service!Thanks again!read more
Meghan S.
Meghan S.
Called in to set up a diagnostic appointment for my car and John talked to me... over the phone about the issue and told me to not waste my money on a big fix. Other shops would have just made the appointment and charged me >$100 to tell me that. Really helpful and honest guy and I will be using them from now on!read more
Angela
Angela
John and his team are fantastic humans. I’ve dealt with them a few times now. I... had to write a review as this experience was one of the greatest customer experiences I’ve ever had. On moving day to Vancouver island - I managed to crunch my muffler and other important car parts. I called him in a panic and he advised me to get there right away. The team got my car in immediately as they knew I had limited time before I had to catch a ferry. They had my car in and out in 10 minutes with a temporary fix so I could at least drive my car to my new destination and not have to leave it behind. Moving is stressful enough and messing up my car just added to the pile of concerns I already had. With their support - I couldn’t have felt more valued or appreciated as a customer and as a person in general. With any car problems in the tri-city area make them your first call. Thank you to John and the team for everything you did to make that day easier for me. I will never forget it. Angela.read more
Brie W.
Brie W.
As other reviews have stated, John is friendly, knowledgeable, transparent,... trustworthy and goes the extra mile. I've taken my car here 3 times over the past few weeks and I've been consistently impressed with the service. The problems get fixed, and in a timely manner at that. I remain informed throughout the process about what my options are, what needs to be done, and what the costs will be. The first time I took the car in, John took a couple of hours off of the labour costs, which saved me quite a bit of money. I didn't even haggle, he just did it! The second and third times, I was having my tires put onto new rims. I opted not to get hub caps because I was being cheap. When I arrived to pick the car up, I saw there were new hub caps on the car. He threw them in free of charge! I drive a somewhat older vehicle, so having a reliable mechanic has really given me peace of mind. Thanks John and co.! I chose to take my car here because of the Google reviews, and now I recommend this place to everyone. If you need work done on your car, give this place a shot. You won't be disappointed.read more
J D
J D
My car had a leaking exhaust pipe that needed to be fixed and I wanted to take... it somewhere local. I ended up deciding on the Westwood Budget Brake & Muffler after reading so many overwhelmingly positive reviews. I can definitely say that they did not disappoint. John and his team were exceptional, I really appreciated how well they took care of me, and how they went above and beyond to make sure that my car was leaving their shop in the best possible condition it could. This included helping me source and repair a broken spring, as well as a rear shock that was leaking (two things that were missed by my dealership only a week ago). All throughout the process, they took the time to explain things to me, and even smoothed out a warped brake drum and fixed my squeaking belt at no extra cost. I really value the attention to detail that they showed when repairing my car and I'll definitely be returning for future maintenance.read more
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“I want our customers to be comfortable with me and our techs, build a relationship of trust.”

– John Sinkie

Kenneth A.
Kenneth A.
John was super helpful, went for my brakes to get replace and I was charged a... very reasonable price for the parts/labour. He explained everything perfectly simple to me, and they were even able to diagnose additional problems with the car with no extra chargeread more
Cameron C.
Cameron C.
Had to do a routine brake fluid flush and emailed for a quote. Responded by... John very quickly with an approx quote. Very reasonable quote and saved me quite a bit of money.When I arrived, I was helped by Bobby who was very nice and courteous. He took my vehicle on time and got everything done in 45mins. I am very satisfied with the service here.My only concern and this is more of a recommendation for Budget: During this Pandemic... Have mechanics wear masks when infront of customers. There were no hand sanitizing stations for customers that I was aware of. Maybe i didnt see them? The cars should have plastic/one time use wheel covers, seat covers, etc for Covid protocols.Thanks for your service.Great experience.read more
Vanessa B.
Vanessa B.
Everyone at this Brake and Muffler location is by far the most honest,... professional and friendliest. John and his team represent a crew you can rely on no matter what situation you get into! I've been to other auto body shops before and I can say I will always go back to the Port Coquitlam Brake and Muffler. My experiences here have been amazing - friendly staff, quick services and reasonable prices. I was recommended by my family to go to this location and I will be recommending them to everyone else I know! Thank you Brake and Muffler for taking care of my vehicle 🙂read more
Daniel J.
Daniel J.
The service here is excellent! Came here on 2 separate occasions (1 year ago... and also recently). They are friendly, fast/efficient and they even explained to me in detail what was done when I asked. I will 100% be back again! Highly recommend!read more
Elena K.
Elena K.
Good car mechanic is like a good doctor. This pretty much sums up my... experience. Even though my car did not need any service - at least not right now - John listened to my concerns, spent time checking the car and explained what's going on in clear terms and without patronising (being a woman I really appreciate it). I know where I'll go next time. Thank you.read more
Lynnette B.
Lynnette B.
I had an amazing experience today at this location!!! From the moment I called... in and spoke to a very nice gentleman on the phone by the name of John. It turns out he is the owner😊👍After explaining the weird knocking sound in my vehicle, John asked if I could bring the vehicle by his shop today. I brought it in this morning and he was no different in person. He was very professional, knowledgeable and spoke to me so I could understand what he was talking about. He was very patient and not once made me feel awkward with all my questions and concerns.I just picked up my vehicle from him and my vehicle is running like a gem. I wanted to thank John and his team for his excellent customer service as well as fixing my vehicle so quickly today. I was afraid I was going to have to miss an important meeting but he made sure my vehicle would be ready in time enough before my meeting. How nice of him!! They even washed it and vacuumed it for me. It looks much better than when I brought it in. You have just gained a new customer. I will definitely tell my friends and co-workers about this location....I highly, highly recommend them for their outstanding , friendly customer service!Thanks again!read more
Meghan S.
Meghan S.
Called in to set up a diagnostic appointment for my car and John talked to me... over the phone about the issue and told me to not waste my money on a big fix. Other shops would have just made the appointment and charged me >$100 to tell me that. Really helpful and honest guy and I will be using them from now on!read more
Angela
Angela
John and his team are fantastic humans. I’ve dealt with them a few times now. I... had to write a review as this experience was one of the greatest customer experiences I’ve ever had. On moving day to Vancouver island - I managed to crunch my muffler and other important car parts. I called him in a panic and he advised me to get there right away. The team got my car in immediately as they knew I had limited time before I had to catch a ferry. They had my car in and out in 10 minutes with a temporary fix so I could at least drive my car to my new destination and not have to leave it behind. Moving is stressful enough and messing up my car just added to the pile of concerns I already had. With their support - I couldn’t have felt more valued or appreciated as a customer and as a person in general. With any car problems in the tri-city area make them your first call. Thank you to John and the team for everything you did to make that day easier for me. I will never forget it. Angela.read more
Brie W.
Brie W.
As other reviews have stated, John is friendly, knowledgeable, transparent,... trustworthy and goes the extra mile. I've taken my car here 3 times over the past few weeks and I've been consistently impressed with the service. The problems get fixed, and in a timely manner at that. I remain informed throughout the process about what my options are, what needs to be done, and what the costs will be. The first time I took the car in, John took a couple of hours off of the labour costs, which saved me quite a bit of money. I didn't even haggle, he just did it! The second and third times, I was having my tires put onto new rims. I opted not to get hub caps because I was being cheap. When I arrived to pick the car up, I saw there were new hub caps on the car. He threw them in free of charge! I drive a somewhat older vehicle, so having a reliable mechanic has really given me peace of mind. Thanks John and co.! I chose to take my car here because of the Google reviews, and now I recommend this place to everyone. If you need work done on your car, give this place a shot. You won't be disappointed.read more
J D
J D
My car had a leaking exhaust pipe that needed to be fixed and I wanted to take... it somewhere local. I ended up deciding on the Westwood Budget Brake & Muffler after reading so many overwhelmingly positive reviews. I can definitely say that they did not disappoint. John and his team were exceptional, I really appreciated how well they took care of me, and how they went above and beyond to make sure that my car was leaving their shop in the best possible condition it could. This included helping me source and repair a broken spring, as well as a rear shock that was leaking (two things that were missed by my dealership only a week ago). All throughout the process, they took the time to explain things to me, and even smoothed out a warped brake drum and fixed my squeaking belt at no extra cost. I really value the attention to detail that they showed when repairing my car and I'll definitely be returning for future maintenance.read more
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Port Coquitlam

Contact Details

Address:
1006 Westwood Street, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 3L5
Fax:

Hours:

Monday – Saturday:
8:30AM – 5:00PM

Sunday:
Closed

John Sinkie, Jr. is the guy who knows cars in Port Coquitlam

John loves hockey – both playing and supporting minor hockey as well he’s a proud supporter of the local Lacrosse team. Proud to be a second generation operator of his Budget Brake and Muffler Auto Centre location, John enjoys getting to know customers and making friends. It’s why people keep coming back and telling their friends about Budget Brake and Muffler Auto Centres.

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

A Note From A Happy Customer

“His professionalism, integrity and superior customers service is at the top…”

       – Barb H.

(Click the image to read the complete note)