Port Coquitlam

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

– John Sinkie

Lindsay D.
Lindsay D.
Do you know how hard it is to find a mechanic you trust and who cares, not only... about cars, but about customers?I can honestly say, I doubt I'll ever go to a different shop for work on my vehicle. John and his team are the real deal, dedicated, reasonable, honest and they'll bend over backwards to get you what you need.Even if, like us, the diagnosis on the car is that it's not worth fixing, John made the experience as pleasant of one as he was able to. Can't recommend this shop enough. Really.read more
Valerie W.
Valerie W.
I have taken numerous cars to John and staff for many years now. My Kids take... their cars also. They are always full because everyone loves them. They do great work, and are so honest and only suggest things if it is totally necessary, never to get the money. There is usually a line up at the till because everyone wants to talk to John. He is a great guy and always so friendly and helpful. I have and will continue to refer many people to him, as there is no better feeling than having a Mechanic you can "TRUST"read more
Manj V
Manj V
To all the women out there if you want to be treated like a person and be... respected then this is the place to go. I have been going to see John and his team for the last 4 yrs as a recommendation from my sister who used there services for over 10 yrs and also highly recommends them. They are always professional and explain what is happening with your car in manner that you can understand and then showing you the work that they performed and parts they replaced. I have gone in a few times worried about my engine light and they somehow always squeeze me in, even if they were really busy. I don't do google reviews but this place deserves it. To John and his great team I would like to say thank you for everything and keep up the great work !!! aka Bonnie.read more
Pauline H.
Pauline H.
Amazing service! I used to use another location closer to home with my... previous vehicle but they were no longer available. Started going to John and what a find!! Couldn't be more happy with the service, the way the mechanics (including John) speak to me - as if I'm actually the owner of my vehicle and not just the "girl that drives it". Ladies will understand.... The prices are fair, actually less than what I'd expect when I've taken it in for service. John explains what the issue is and what is needed and has always checked back with me in a few days to make sure the problem has been fixed and that I'm happy. I used to go to the dealership as my car was bought new and never went anywhere else for service - until about a year ago. Would I go back to the Dealership? Not a chance. Would I recommend John & his team at Budget Brake & Muffler in Port Coquitlam? Without hesitation. If you have any concerns about where you take your vehicle, give John a try. You have nothing to lose and you will find a fantastic team to keep your vehicle running the way it should.read more
Pauline H.
Pauline H.
Amazing service! I used to use another location closer to home with my... previous vehicle but they were no longer available. Started going to John and what a find!! Couldn't be more happy with the service, the way the mechanics (including John) speak to me - as if I'm actually the owner of my vehicle and not the just "girl that drives it". Ladies will understand.... The prices are fair, actually less than what I'd expect when I've taken it in for service. John explains what the issue is and what is needed and has always checked back with me in a few days to make sure the problem has been fixed and that I'm happy. I used to go to the dealership as my car was bought new and never went anywhere else for service - until about a year ago. Would I go back to the Dealership? Not a chance. Would I recommend John & his team at Budget Brake & Muffler in Port Coquitlam? Without hesitation. If you have any concerns about where you take your vehicle, give John a try. You have nothing to lose and you will find a fantastic team to keep your vehicle running the way it should.read more
Gwen T.
Gwen T.
Have been coming here for a couple years now (for regular maintenance or when... something unexpected happens) and have always been treated fairly and with excellent care! John really goes above and beyond with professional service and always makes the time to explain exactly what was done with my vehicle when I bring it in (a big plus for someone like myself who knows nothing about cars, it's very appreciated!).read more
Lisa H.
Lisa H.
Great place! I needed a second opinion on whether a certain repair needed to be... performed. A quick look under the hood by Mark who confirmed that the repair was definitely not needed at this time. Saved me $1500 that the BMW dealership wanted to charge me. And better yet - no charge for the second opinion! Thanks!read more
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
Zenaide C.
Zenaide C.
Thorough in their service, friendly, very professional team
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
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“I want our customers to be comfortable with me and our techs, build a relationship of trust.”

– John Sinkie

Lindsay D.
Lindsay D.
Do you know how hard it is to find a mechanic you trust and who cares, not only... about cars, but about customers?I can honestly say, I doubt I'll ever go to a different shop for work on my vehicle. John and his team are the real deal, dedicated, reasonable, honest and they'll bend over backwards to get you what you need.Even if, like us, the diagnosis on the car is that it's not worth fixing, John made the experience as pleasant of one as he was able to. Can't recommend this shop enough. Really.read more
Valerie W.
Valerie W.
I have taken numerous cars to John and staff for many years now. My Kids take... their cars also. They are always full because everyone loves them. They do great work, and are so honest and only suggest things if it is totally necessary, never to get the money. There is usually a line up at the till because everyone wants to talk to John. He is a great guy and always so friendly and helpful. I have and will continue to refer many people to him, as there is no better feeling than having a Mechanic you can "TRUST"read more
Manj V
Manj V
To all the women out there if you want to be treated like a person and be... respected then this is the place to go. I have been going to see John and his team for the last 4 yrs as a recommendation from my sister who used there services for over 10 yrs and also highly recommends them. They are always professional and explain what is happening with your car in manner that you can understand and then showing you the work that they performed and parts they replaced. I have gone in a few times worried about my engine light and they somehow always squeeze me in, even if they were really busy. I don't do google reviews but this place deserves it. To John and his great team I would like to say thank you for everything and keep up the great work !!! aka Bonnie.read more
Pauline H.
Pauline H.
Amazing service! I used to use another location closer to home with my... previous vehicle but they were no longer available. Started going to John and what a find!! Couldn't be more happy with the service, the way the mechanics (including John) speak to me - as if I'm actually the owner of my vehicle and not just the "girl that drives it". Ladies will understand.... The prices are fair, actually less than what I'd expect when I've taken it in for service. John explains what the issue is and what is needed and has always checked back with me in a few days to make sure the problem has been fixed and that I'm happy. I used to go to the dealership as my car was bought new and never went anywhere else for service - until about a year ago. Would I go back to the Dealership? Not a chance. Would I recommend John & his team at Budget Brake & Muffler in Port Coquitlam? Without hesitation. If you have any concerns about where you take your vehicle, give John a try. You have nothing to lose and you will find a fantastic team to keep your vehicle running the way it should.read more
Pauline H.
Pauline H.
Amazing service! I used to use another location closer to home with my... previous vehicle but they were no longer available. Started going to John and what a find!! Couldn't be more happy with the service, the way the mechanics (including John) speak to me - as if I'm actually the owner of my vehicle and not the just "girl that drives it". Ladies will understand.... The prices are fair, actually less than what I'd expect when I've taken it in for service. John explains what the issue is and what is needed and has always checked back with me in a few days to make sure the problem has been fixed and that I'm happy. I used to go to the dealership as my car was bought new and never went anywhere else for service - until about a year ago. Would I go back to the Dealership? Not a chance. Would I recommend John & his team at Budget Brake & Muffler in Port Coquitlam? Without hesitation. If you have any concerns about where you take your vehicle, give John a try. You have nothing to lose and you will find a fantastic team to keep your vehicle running the way it should.read more
Gwen T.
Gwen T.
Have been coming here for a couple years now (for regular maintenance or when... something unexpected happens) and have always been treated fairly and with excellent care! John really goes above and beyond with professional service and always makes the time to explain exactly what was done with my vehicle when I bring it in (a big plus for someone like myself who knows nothing about cars, it's very appreciated!).read more
Lisa H.
Lisa H.
Great place! I needed a second opinion on whether a certain repair needed to be... performed. A quick look under the hood by Mark who confirmed that the repair was definitely not needed at this time. Saved me $1500 that the BMW dealership wanted to charge me. And better yet - no charge for the second opinion! Thanks!read more
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
Zenaide C.
Zenaide C.
Thorough in their service, friendly, very professional team
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
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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

Notes From Happy Customers

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