Bradan Automotive , Closed

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Mon-Fri: 7am to 6:30pm

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We have had a great experience with Bradan in the past so when my mother-in-law's car broke down. We drove it over and everything was closed up and their sign was gone. Attempted to call their number and was forwarded to a strange answering machine.

Can they be gone after 60 years?

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We have had a great experience with Bradan in the past so when my mother-in-law's car broke down. We drove it over and everything was closed up and their sign was gone. Attempted to call their number and was forwarded to a strange answering machine.

Can they be gone after 60 years?

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after calling several shops around town, I found Bradan Auto to be a place that doesn't charge for a diagnostic, so I brought my car in. Dan, the owner and head mechanic, took the time to show me what was going on with the engine and explain the necessary repairs. I was very happy with the work Dan and Willie did and my car has been running great ever since. If you're lucky enough you might catch Dan on a day that he's wearing a kilt!

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after calling several shops around town, I found Bradan Auto to be a place that doesn't charge for a diagnostic, so I brought my car in. Dan, the owner and head mechanic, took the time to show me what was going on with the engine and explain the necessary repairs. I was very happy with the work Dan and Willie did and my car has been running great ever since. If you're lucky enough you might catch Dan on a day that he's wearing a kilt!

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My wife's Neon was overheating and we needed it fixed quickly. I dropped the car off that morning and within an hour they had looked at the car and diagnosed the problem. I asked about a few other issues, they hung up and investigated and called back with an estimate.

Here's the part I was impressed with. Not only did they stay true to a very fair estimate, they came in under, and also replaced a few burnt out bulbs and an oil cap for no additional charge.

Their credit card machine was down that afternoon and I offered to get cash. They realized this was an inconvenience for me so they knocked an additional $50 off the price for me having to hit up an ATM.

Before I paid they showed me all the broken parts and explained what had happened. The busted up old radiator was pretty obvious and luckily it wasn't the head gasket. They had all the work done, including a replacement muffler before 3pm.

I was a little skeptical because of the mixed reviews elsewhere for this shop but it's the only place I'll go now. The owner was actually a pretty funny guy, I could see how someone would get the wrong impression of him if they showed up yelling at him. I doubt he takes much sh*t from anyone....

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My wife's Neon was overheating and we needed it fixed quickly. I dropped the car off that morning and within an hour they had looked at the car and diagnosed the problem. I asked about a few other issues, they hung up and investigated and called back with an estimate.

Here's the part I was impressed with. Not only did they stay true to a very fair estimate, they came in under, and also replaced a few burnt out bulbs and an oil cap for no additional charge.

Their credit card machine was down that afternoon and I offered to get cash. They realized this was an inconvenience for me so they knocked an additional $50 off the price for me having to hit up an ATM.

Before I paid they showed me all the broken parts and explained what had happened. The busted up old radiator was pretty obvious and luckily it wasn't the head gasket. They had all the work done, including a replacement muffler before 3pm.

I was a little skeptical because of the mixed reviews elsewhere for this shop but it's the only place I'll go now. The owner was actually a pretty funny guy, I could see how someone would get the wrong impression of him if they showed up yelling at him. I doubt he takes much sh*t from anyone....

Pros: Friendly, honest, and a fair

Cons: Any work on a car is expensive

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I found this place somewhat by accident when I had to get my car towed, and they were the closest AAA-approved place. The shifter needed to be replaced, and they completed the job the next day. The employees are helpful and friendly, and the cost for the work done was fair. I'll definitely bring my car to Bradan next time it needs anything, and will happily recommend them to friends and family.

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★★★★★

I found this place somewhat by accident when I had to get my car towed, and they were the closest AAA-approved place. The shifter needed to be replaced, and they completed the job the next day. The employees are helpful and friendly, and the cost for the work done was fair. I'll definitely bring my car to Bradan next time it needs anything, and will happily recommend them to friends and family.

Pros: Friendly, fast repairs

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Went ABOVE and BEYOND to help out this out-of-towner in distress. The mechanics (Dave) were extremely friendly, generous, and accommodating. Drove me to and from my work training that I was down there for and even stayed open late to get the job done, as I was just going to be there for the evening! Price exceptionally fair. Seriously, great people.

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★★★★★

Went ABOVE and BEYOND to help out this out-of-towner in distress. The mechanics (Dave) were extremely friendly, generous, and accommodating. Drove me to and from my work training that I was down there for and even stayed open late to get the job done, as I was just going to be there for the evening! Price exceptionally fair. Seriously, great people.

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I have brought a few different vehicles to Bradan Automotive over the past few years. I always get courteous, respectful service when I make the initial call. Once I bring it in, I have always been treated respectfully and kept informed of what they are doing on my vehicle. I asked them not to continue to fix if we a reach a certain dollar amount / They called to ask for my permission to do a repair that would cost just a few extra dollars. I said yes and I really appreciated that call. As a young woman, these things are important. Both of my parents have also brought their vehicles there and been happy with the service. Two of my neighbors have brought their vehicles there and now continue their maintenance there, These are Honest , forthcoming and good guys. I really recomment it.

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I have brought a few different vehicles to Bradan Automotive over the past few years. I always get courteous, respectful service when I make the initial call. Once I bring it in, I have always been treated respectfully and kept informed of what they are doing on my vehicle. I asked them not to continue to fix if we a reach a certain dollar amount / They called to ask for my permission to do a repair that would cost just a few extra dollars. I said yes and I really appreciated that call. As a young woman, these things are important. Both of my parents have also brought their vehicles there and been happy with the service. Two of my neighbors have brought their vehicles there and now continue their maintenance there, These are Honest , forthcoming and good guys. I really recomment it.

Pros: fast, honest service

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I am new to Minneapolis, and when I began experiencing issues with my car I was really leery of a lot of the auto shops. I wanted to find a shop that was honest, and would really tell me what needed to be done without going overboard. I found Bradan here on Insider Pages, and after bringing my car in twice, am extremely satisfied with all that they've done. They are honest, fair, and ethical. When I dropped my car off the first time Dan, the owner, showed me a great coffee shop to wait at, and they even picked me up when my car was done!! Wonderful customer service. They are AWESOME!

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I am new to Minneapolis, and when I began experiencing issues with my car I was really leery of a lot of the auto shops. I wanted to find a shop that was honest, and would really tell me what needed to be done without going overboard. I found Bradan here on Insider Pages, and after bringing my car in twice, am extremely satisfied with all that they've done. They are honest, fair, and ethical. When I dropped my car off the first time Dan, the owner, showed me a great coffee shop to wait at, and they even picked me up when my car was done!! Wonderful customer service. They are AWESOME!

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6 months ago, my car?s engine died sometimes while driving my car. So I decided to go this shop after reading these reviews. At first, they said to me that oil leaking would be the source of my problem. So I trusted them. The cost? Over $900. But my problem did not disappear. So I went again. This time, they said to me confidently that the distributor assembly would be the source. And I was told that they could give me up to a refund if it is not the case. So I trusted them again. The cost? Over $350. Sadly, the problem?s not gone away. So I had no choice but to go again because I had already spent too much in this shop. This time, they said to me that the source would be the ignition switch. I felt unfair. So I wanted to explain my feeling clearly (Actually, I cannot speak English fluently because I am a foreign student). However, the thing they gave me was insult I?ve never been told. . In sum, in exchange for my time and money, I?ve got nothing. No, No, I?ve got such insult. Could not be worse!

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6 months ago, my car?s engine died sometimes while driving my car. So I decided to go this shop after reading these reviews. At first, they said to me that oil leaking would be the source of my problem. So I trusted them. The cost? Over $900. But my problem did not disappear. So I went again. This time, they said to me confidently that the distributor assembly would be the source. And I was told that they could give me up to a refund if it is not the case. So I trusted them again. The cost? Over $350. Sadly, the problem?s not gone away. So I had no choice but to go again because I had already spent too much in this shop. This time, they said to me that the source would be the ignition switch. I felt unfair. So I wanted to explain my feeling clearly (Actually, I cannot speak English fluently because I am a foreign student). However, the thing they gave me was insult I?ve never been told. . In sum, in exchange for my time and money, I?ve got nothing. No, No, I?ve got such insult. Could not be worse!

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After deciding to keep my accord I began shopping around for someone to do my timing belt and some front end noise. Dan and Nate at bradan seemed fair and realistic, they did everything they said they would and stayed by their price. It went just like the reviews said. Thanks guys.

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After deciding to keep my accord I began shopping around for someone to do my timing belt and some front end noise. Dan and Nate at bradan seemed fair and realistic, they did everything they said they would and stayed by their price. It went just like the reviews said. Thanks guys.

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I was up against doing head gaskets on my forester. Big job. Bradan combined it with my 90k maint. threw in some rear brakes in on tues out on wed, awesome. Could not be happier.

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I was up against doing head gaskets on my forester. Big job. Bradan combined it with my 90k maint. threw in some rear brakes in on tues out on wed, awesome. Could not be happier.

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Good service is hard to find! I've only owned my car for 3 years, so it's not an old car, but it sure has given me plenty of trouble in that time. There were miscellaneous things that had been bothering me for some time, a turn signal that kept burning out repeatedly, an oil light that kept coming on, and a squeak under the hood that I (or mechanics) just couldn't find the source of. But thankfully the guys here took care of every complaint. nate and Dan both took time to talk over the issues with me and I was very comfortable through the whole process, felt like I was getting the truth, the price for the job was right on par with what 2 other places quoted me via phone when i called around. I'm sure in a couple years some more stuff will crop up on my car and I'm sure I will be coming back here. I like these guys and really appreciate good service, quality work, value, and a trusting working relationship.

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★★★★★

Good service is hard to find! I've only owned my car for 3 years, so it's not an old car, but it sure has given me plenty of trouble in that time. There were miscellaneous things that had been bothering me for some time, a turn signal that kept burning out repeatedly, an oil light that kept coming on, and a squeak under the hood that I (or mechanics) just couldn't find the source of. But thankfully the guys here took care of every complaint. nate and Dan both took time to talk over the issues with me and I was very comfortable through the whole process, felt like I was getting the truth, the price for the job was right on par with what 2 other places quoted me via phone when i called around. I'm sure in a couple years some more stuff will crop up on my car and I'm sure I will be coming back here. I like these guys and really appreciate good service, quality work, value, and a trusting working relationship.

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Having owned my BMW for 7 years, I've had my share of trips to the mechanic. I live in the Riverplace area and Bradan was conveniently located just down the street. My service message was coming on so rather than go to the dealer, which I did in the beginning while the car was under warranty, I went to Bradan. When I brought the car in, they knew just what I needed, which was my 90,000 mile service, and used all the BMW parts that make my car happy. :) Even using the better parts, the bill was still cheaper than the dealer, and the personal attention they gave me was certainly nice. Oh, and I had my car back that same day; bonus! Sure is nice to have a professional, experienced garage right in the neighborhood.

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Having owned my BMW for 7 years, I've had my share of trips to the mechanic. I live in the Riverplace area and Bradan was conveniently located just down the street. My service message was coming on so rather than go to the dealer, which I did in the beginning while the car was under warranty, I went to Bradan. When I brought the car in, they knew just what I needed, which was my 90,000 mile service, and used all the BMW parts that make my car happy. :) Even using the better parts, the bill was still cheaper than the dealer, and the personal attention they gave me was certainly nice. Oh, and I had my car back that same day; bonus! Sure is nice to have a professional, experienced garage right in the neighborhood.

Pros: location, knowledge, courteous, good price, quality parts, experienced

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Had a check engine light on my Jetta for a year and a half and just never got around to getting it checked out (car ran fine, seemed like it was probably an exhaust issue). Within the last month however, my AC quit working when the car was stopped and my car was having overheating issues. Then my car took 7 attempts to start and decided it was time to get the car fixed.
Did some research to find a decent repair shop and was planning on just taking it to the VW dealer until I saw all the horrible reviews. I then saw the reviews for Bradan Automotive on this site and was pretty convinced that this was the place for me (44 reviews with 5 star avg rating!).
I dropped my car off on a Wednesday afternoon (they don't take appointments) and had it back on Friday. This was awesome because I was expecting my car to be there until at least Monday due to the various things wrong with the car. The price was very fair too, I thought I was going to have to pay a lot more than what the bill ended up being, which is always a plus. The mechanic called a couple of times when my car was being worked on to give me updates on the car and even threw in a free oil change. All in all, I am very pleased with the quick work, the great customer service, the good deal and not pressuring to do any extra work (unlike Jiffy Lube where all I wanted was an oil change and they were pressuring me to turn my quick stop into a $200+ job). These guys are honest and I recommend them completely!

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★★★★★

Had a check engine light on my Jetta for a year and a half and just never got around to getting it checked out (car ran fine, seemed like it was probably an exhaust issue). Within the last month however, my AC quit working when the car was stopped and my car was having overheating issues. Then my car took 7 attempts to start and decided it was time to get the car fixed.
Did some research to find a decent repair shop and was planning on just taking it to the VW dealer until I saw all the horrible reviews. I then saw the reviews for Bradan Automotive on this site and was pretty convinced that this was the place for me (44 reviews with 5 star avg rating!).
I dropped my car off on a Wednesday afternoon (they don't take appointments) and had it back on Friday. This was awesome because I was expecting my car to be there until at least Monday due to the various things wrong with the car. The price was very fair too, I thought I was going to have to pay a lot more than what the bill ended up being, which is always a plus. The mechanic called a couple of times when my car was being worked on to give me updates on the car and even threw in a free oil change. All in all, I am very pleased with the quick work, the great customer service, the good deal and not pressuring to do any extra work (unlike Jiffy Lube where all I wanted was an oil change and they were pressuring me to turn my quick stop into a $200+ job). These guys are honest and I recommend them completely!

Pros: Great service, good prices, quick repairs

Cons: Not a con, but wish they were closer to Plymouth!

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Great place to have work done! The owner Dan actually took the time to walk me through exactly what he was doing and gave me a more than reasonable price for the work done. I would highly recommend Bradan to anyone looking for an honest and knowledgeable mechanic.

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★★★★★

Great place to have work done! The owner Dan actually took the time to walk me through exactly what he was doing and gave me a more than reasonable price for the work done. I would highly recommend Bradan to anyone looking for an honest and knowledgeable mechanic.

Pros: Price, service, knowledge

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About a year ago I was looking for a place to rebuild my Audi S4. It was really difficult to find a shop willing to work on a high performance German car with aftermarket work. A friend recommended Bradan Automotive. After talking to the friendly staff at the shop I decided it was a good place to take my vehicle. It really ended up being an excellent place! The owner was very knowledgeable (even regarding the less known about after market things) and helpful. Prices were very reasonable and a year later I could not be happier. Recently I brought the car back into the shop to look at some damage I had done to the car and found the same service and found nothing wrong with the work they had done earlier. If you need a trustworthy and reasonable mechanic check out Bradan (I have been to many mechanics in my years and would not say these things about many).

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★★★★★

About a year ago I was looking for a place to rebuild my Audi S4. It was really difficult to find a shop willing to work on a high performance German car with aftermarket work. A friend recommended Bradan Automotive. After talking to the friendly staff at the shop I decided it was a good place to take my vehicle. It really ended up being an excellent place! The owner was very knowledgeable (even regarding the less known about after market things) and helpful. Prices were very reasonable and a year later I could not be happier. Recently I brought the car back into the shop to look at some damage I had done to the car and found the same service and found nothing wrong with the work they had done earlier. If you need a trustworthy and reasonable mechanic check out Bradan (I have been to many mechanics in my years and would not say these things about many).

Pros: Excellent service, knowledgeable staff, reasonable prices

Cons: None

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On a recent visit to my daughter in Minneapolis, I took her 99 Subaru to get groceries. It took a few turns to start the car and it ran rough. A few miles from her house it smelled hot.. seconds later all power shut down and smoke started pouring out from under the hood and it reaked of burning rubber.. I coasted to the curb, jumped out and ran for a phone, something exploded behind me and I turned and saw even more smoke pour out from underneath. The fire dept came and declared it safe for AAA to tow away. When asked where to take it...I said I am from South Dakota I have no idea.. he said we take all our work to Bradan Auto I will take it there and he drove off leaving me, I walked back worried about the honesty and reliability of the mechanic that now had my car. Shortly thereafter I was contacted by Nate from Bradan and asked several questions about what the car was doing that morning and she was questioned on the days prior. He called me hourly to keep me updated on what damage he was finding and the cost to repair it. He eventually found where a squirrel had chewed the starter wires causing the short and the explosion I heard was the A/C exploding, he also talked to me about finding the battery wires melted and the battery fried. I became worried about whether I wanted this car back or not.. would it be safe for her to drive afterwards. I stopped in the next day and Nate walked me through the damage and showed me first hand what had happened and explained that the engine was fine that it was just wires, hoses, the A/C, battery, cables, etc. all easily replaced. The last and final estimate was $1800.. He got that car Tuesday and I had it back Thursday. Total $1795.36. My daughter reported that it is starting right up and running great. I am so glad the car was towed to Bradan Auto. I have already passed his name onto parents I know whose kids have cars at the U as he is only blks away and I have told my daughter to take it there for all future work.

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★★★★★

On a recent visit to my daughter in Minneapolis, I took her 99 Subaru to get groceries. It took a few turns to start the car and it ran rough. A few miles from her house it smelled hot.. seconds later all power shut down and smoke started pouring out from under the hood and it reaked of burning rubber.. I coasted to the curb, jumped out and ran for a phone, something exploded behind me and I turned and saw even more smoke pour out from underneath. The fire dept came and declared it safe for AAA to tow away. When asked where to take it...I said I am from South Dakota I have no idea.. he said we take all our work to Bradan Auto I will take it there and he drove off leaving me, I walked back worried about the honesty and reliability of the mechanic that now had my car. Shortly thereafter I was contacted by Nate from Bradan and asked several questions about what the car was doing that morning and she was questioned on the days prior. He called me hourly to keep me updated on what damage he was finding and the cost to repair it. He eventually found where a squirrel had chewed the starter wires causing the short and the explosion I heard was the A/C exploding, he also talked to me about finding the battery wires melted and the battery fried. I became worried about whether I wanted this car back or not.. would it be safe for her to drive afterwards. I stopped in the next day and Nate walked me through the damage and showed me first hand what had happened and explained that the engine was fine that it was just wires, hoses, the A/C, battery, cables, etc. all easily replaced. The last and final estimate was $1800.. He got that car Tuesday and I had it back Thursday. Total $1795.36. My daughter reported that it is starting right up and running great. I am so glad the car was towed to Bradan Auto. I have already passed his name onto parents I know whose kids have cars at the U as he is only blks away and I have told my daughter to take it there for all future work.

Pros: Great communication, worked steadily on it, quick turn around time.

Cons: none

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It's refreshing to see an auto body shop that cares so much about customer satisfaction. Good work at a fair price.

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It's refreshing to see an auto body shop that cares so much about customer satisfaction. Good work at a fair price.

Pros: Good mechanics, good work performed

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This place is amazing. Don?t let the structure fool you; the customer service at this place beats any dealership.

I brought my Volvo s40 here to have some maintenance done after paying too much at Borton (Kline is even more expensive than Borton), and they missed obvious issues such as a leaking power steering system.

After some internet research, I decided to try Bradan Automotive to perform routine maintenance, and I made the right decision. Bradan Automotive performed the scheduled 60K maintenance, fixed my power steering, replaced my windshield wipers, and replaced my coolant sensor all for less than what regular maintenance would have cost at Borton; and they completed the job the same day. Bradan Automotive does not charge you for ?flashlight time? as Dan, the owner, calls it. The customer service, quality work, and the reasonable rates have made me a loyal customer. As long as I live in the Twin Cities, I will always consider Bradan Automotive first.

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★★★★★

This place is amazing. Don?t let the structure fool you; the customer service at this place beats any dealership.

I brought my Volvo s40 here to have some maintenance done after paying too much at Borton (Kline is even more expensive than Borton), and they missed obvious issues such as a leaking power steering system.

After some internet research, I decided to try Bradan Automotive to perform routine maintenance, and I made the right decision. Bradan Automotive performed the scheduled 60K maintenance, fixed my power steering, replaced my windshield wipers, and replaced my coolant sensor all for less than what regular maintenance would have cost at Borton; and they completed the job the same day. Bradan Automotive does not charge you for ?flashlight time? as Dan, the owner, calls it. The customer service, quality work, and the reasonable rates have made me a loyal customer. As long as I live in the Twin Cities, I will always consider Bradan Automotive first.

Pros: Cost, Trust, Expertise, Location

Cons: Facility, Location

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What more can you ask for? I have brought to them two Volvos and a Mercedes and they ALWAYS fix them right the first time. No BS. Other places claim to be honest and customer service oriented but these guys are for real. And at a fair price! Honestly I can't say enough good things about these guys. My guess is they can't be on it 100% percent of the time but they are are as good as it gets. Believe me I am a picky SOB when it comes to my rides and I wholeheartedly trust and endorse Bradan Automotive. Good people to boot.

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★★★★★

What more can you ask for? I have brought to them two Volvos and a Mercedes and they ALWAYS fix them right the first time. No BS. Other places claim to be honest and customer service oriented but these guys are for real. And at a fair price! Honestly I can't say enough good things about these guys. My guess is they can't be on it 100% percent of the time but they are are as good as it gets. Believe me I am a picky SOB when it comes to my rides and I wholeheartedly trust and endorse Bradan Automotive. Good people to boot.

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I went to this mechanic shop to get my car fixed, it was making this crazy noise when I turned the steering wheel. They were so nice and explained to me what the deal was, it was a problem in my steering system of course, and they made it right. I hate car problems and hate having to deal with them. But I have to say that going to Bradan made it much less of a big deal than I was afraid it was going to be. They just handled it really well and I'm actually kind of glad my car broke so I could see what a good mechanic shop is like because I've had too many bad experiences at other ones that have been really stressful. But this place was great. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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★★★★★

I went to this mechanic shop to get my car fixed, it was making this crazy noise when I turned the steering wheel. They were so nice and explained to me what the deal was, it was a problem in my steering system of course, and they made it right. I hate car problems and hate having to deal with them. But I have to say that going to Bradan made it much less of a big deal than I was afraid it was going to be. They just handled it really well and I'm actually kind of glad my car broke so I could see what a good mechanic shop is like because I've had too many bad experiences at other ones that have been really stressful. But this place was great. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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I went to this mechanic shop to get my car fixed, it was making this crazy noise when I turned the steering wheel. They were so nice and explained to me what the deal was, it was a problem in my steering system of course, and they made it right. I hate car problems and hate having to deal with them. But I have to say that going to Bradan made it much less of a big deal than I was afraid it was going to be. They just handled it really well and I'm actually kind of glad my car broke so I could see what a good mechanic shop is like because I've had too many bad experiences at other ones that have been really stressful. But this place was great. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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I went to this mechanic shop to get my car fixed, it was making this crazy noise when I turned the steering wheel. They were so nice and explained to me what the deal was, it was a problem in my steering system of course, and they made it right. I hate car problems and hate having to deal with them. But I have to say that going to Bradan made it much less of a big deal than I was afraid it was going to be. They just handled it really well and I'm actually kind of glad my car broke so I could see what a good mechanic shop is like because I've had too many bad experiences at other ones that have been really stressful. But this place was great. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Pros: location close to downtown and u, expertise, customer service

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I bought a used 2004 Audi A4 this past summer and recently my check engine light came on. I brought it to Bradan after finding them on the internet and they diagnosed and fixed my car in one day (dropped it off one day, picked it up the next). They said they had dealt with this certain problem on Audis before and didn't seem to have any trouble getting the parts they needed. They were very polite and seemed really trustworthy (the biggest thing for me). I've found "my mechanic"! How great to know that I know exactly where to go next time I need anything for my car!

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I bought a used 2004 Audi A4 this past summer and recently my check engine light came on. I brought it to Bradan after finding them on the internet and they diagnosed and fixed my car in one day (dropped it off one day, picked it up the next). They said they had dealt with this certain problem on Audis before and didn't seem to have any trouble getting the parts they needed. They were very polite and seemed really trustworthy (the biggest thing for me). I've found "my mechanic"! How great to know that I know exactly where to go next time I need anything for my car!

Pros: experienced, polite, trustworthy

Cons: none

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A friend recommended this place to me and I am glad I went. Dan immediately made me feel at ease and was upfront with everything about cost and repairs, etc. I really appreciate their easy-going attitude because it can be intimidating for a woman to go to autoshops alone. They did exactly what I wanted and the cost was very reasonable. I will definitely recommend this place to everyone I know.

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A friend recommended this place to me and I am glad I went. Dan immediately made me feel at ease and was upfront with everything about cost and repairs, etc. I really appreciate their easy-going attitude because it can be intimidating for a woman to go to autoshops alone. They did exactly what I wanted and the cost was very reasonable. I will definitely recommend this place to everyone I know.

Pros: Upfront, honest, and reasonable.

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Dan was making jokes on the phone with me before I'd even met him.
One of my coil springs broke as I was leaving for work last week. I picked the mystery metal up from my driveway and took it in. I walked in with the piece, and he knew exactly what it was and what kind of car I drove, without even looking outside. He let me in the shop so I could see my car up on the hoist, and explained and fixed everything by the end of the day. I went back the next day for an oil change and they noticed a rattle that hadn't been caught the day before. Without knowing what exactly it was, Dan said he'd take care of it because they didn't catch it the first time. And he lent me his car in the meantime!

I brought a car in today for a pre-purchase inspection. After shop talking with Dan, the friend I had with me said, "Well, I'm sold on this place, that's for sure."

It shouldn't be so surprising when you find REALLY good people out there. Try for yourself. Go be surprised by Bradan Automotive.

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Dan was making jokes on the phone with me before I'd even met him.
One of my coil springs broke as I was leaving for work last week. I picked the mystery metal up from my driveway and took it in. I walked in with the piece, and he knew exactly what it was and what kind of car I drove, without even looking outside. He let me in the shop so I could see my car up on the hoist, and explained and fixed everything by the end of the day. I went back the next day for an oil change and they noticed a rattle that hadn't been caught the day before. Without knowing what exactly it was, Dan said he'd take care of it because they didn't catch it the first time. And he lent me his car in the meantime!

I brought a car in today for a pre-purchase inspection. After shop talking with Dan, the friend I had with me said, "Well, I'm sold on this place, that's for sure."

It shouldn't be so surprising when you find REALLY good people out there. Try for yourself. Go be surprised by Bradan Automotive.

Pros: Personality, Knowledge, Timeliness, Pricing, Fresh Local Coffee, Bakery Goods

Cons: I wish I'd known about them sooner!

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I found Bradan Automotive by accident, my car broke down close by, the tow truck driver said he know a place around the corner and the next thing I know not only was my car repaired that day, the repair itself cost only 1/2 of what I would have paid anywhere else. Love this place! Thanks guys

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I found Bradan Automotive by accident, my car broke down close by, the tow truck driver said he know a place around the corner and the next thing I know not only was my car repaired that day, the repair itself cost only 1/2 of what I would have paid anywhere else. Love this place! Thanks guys

Pros: Customer service, timely repair, good price

Cons: small parking lot, tow trucks have a hard time pulling in and out

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I have found that all of the guys at Bradan Automotive are very professional and respectful. I have been to many different mechanics, and the guys at Bradan have by far been the most helpful. They always explain things clearly, and are extremely fair in regards to time and charges. I am more than pleased with their service, and I cannot imagine going anywhere else. I would definitley encourage anyone to use them when searching for a mechanic.

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★★★★★

I have found that all of the guys at Bradan Automotive are very professional and respectful. I have been to many different mechanics, and the guys at Bradan have by far been the most helpful. They always explain things clearly, and are extremely fair in regards to time and charges. I am more than pleased with their service, and I cannot imagine going anywhere else. I would definitley encourage anyone to use them when searching for a mechanic.

Pros: Service

Cons: None

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Bradan was recommend by a friend of mine.. I am very satisfied with the service & friendly/Cute staff there (John) ;-) I had a complete brake job done & had my car back the same day I dropped it off! Thanx for explaining/Showing me what was wrong with my brakes. I am happy to find mechanics that are friendly & trustworthy. Thanx Guys!!
Twilly...

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Bradan was recommend by a friend of mine.. I am very satisfied with the service & friendly/Cute staff there (John) ;-) I had a complete brake job done & had my car back the same day I dropped it off! Thanx for explaining/Showing me what was wrong with my brakes. I am happy to find mechanics that are friendly & trustworthy. Thanx Guys!!
Twilly...

Pros: Great Service!!

Cons: None

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Had then work on some brake and suspension issues I was having, and got new snow tires (as well as my new brakes and shocks) all in one day. It all works GREAT, especially the snow tires. Very happy with the level of service I received here. Will for sure go back in the future if the need should arise.

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★★★★★

Had then work on some brake and suspension issues I was having, and got new snow tires (as well as my new brakes and shocks) all in one day. It all works GREAT, especially the snow tires. Very happy with the level of service I received here. Will for sure go back in the future if the need should arise.

Pros: Good work, good price, great customer service, timely

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I recently visited Bradan Automotive because my Honda had been experiencing some brake problems, most other shops will just tell you what is wrong and hand you an estimate, but not at Bradan. Dan actually took the time to explain to me how the brakes in my car work and showed me exactly what had failed. My husband could not believe how well versed I was in brake terminology when he picked me up! It feels really good to have someone really educate you about your car and what is wrong with it, I love Bradan! Service was quick and top notch! I would highly recommend Bradan to anyone who wants good service and a friendly HONEST mechanic!
Susan.

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★★★★★

I recently visited Bradan Automotive because my Honda had been experiencing some brake problems, most other shops will just tell you what is wrong and hand you an estimate, but not at Bradan. Dan actually took the time to explain to me how the brakes in my car work and showed me exactly what had failed. My husband could not believe how well versed I was in brake terminology when he picked me up! It feels really good to have someone really educate you about your car and what is wrong with it, I love Bradan! Service was quick and top notch! I would highly recommend Bradan to anyone who wants good service and a friendly HONEST mechanic!
Susan.

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Dan and Brad are the best! Bradan has a very friendly and honest staff, they are very knowledgeable and have never disappointed. I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking a great auto repair shop A+!!!

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Dan and Brad are the best! Bradan has a very friendly and honest staff, they are very knowledgeable and have never disappointed. I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking a great auto repair shop A+!!!

Pros: great service, on time, trustworthy

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As a young lady, every time I got an oil change some weasel from the local Jiffy Lube tries to get me to spend an extra $80 on junk for my car....... Well I got sick of it and decided I?d pay more to go to a real mechanic.

Turns out I didn't even have to pay more to find the world's greatest mechanic's - who tell it to you straight, don't make you feel uncomfortable and actually appreciate your business!

Where else can you get an oil change in less than 20 minutes over your lunch for less than $25, a cookie and a smile? No where else - only at Bradan!

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As a young lady, every time I got an oil change some weasel from the local Jiffy Lube tries to get me to spend an extra $80 on junk for my car....... Well I got sick of it and decided I?d pay more to go to a real mechanic.

Turns out I didn't even have to pay more to find the world's greatest mechanic's - who tell it to you straight, don't make you feel uncomfortable and actually appreciate your business!

Where else can you get an oil change in less than 20 minutes over your lunch for less than $25, a cookie and a smile? No where else - only at Bradan!

Pros: The People are GREAT

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Thanks, Bradan, for fixing my car. The way you dealt with my husband and I was extremely impressive. We are very happy with the state of our vehicle's repairs, too. We are glad to have found you and will continue to use you for our repairs and any maintenance that comes up. Thanks again, Grace

PROS: Customer Service, Work Quality, Efficient
CONS: none

5
★★★★★

Thanks, Bradan, for fixing my car. The way you dealt with my husband and I was extremely impressive. We are very happy with the state of our vehicle's repairs, too. We are glad to have found you and will continue to use you for our repairs and any maintenance that comes up. Thanks again, Grace

PROS: Customer Service, Work Quality, Efficient
CONS: none

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Thanks, Bradan, for fixing my car. The way you dealt with my husband and I was extremely impressive. We are very happy with the state of our vehicle's repairs, too. We are glad to have found you and will continue to use you for our repairs and any maintenance that comes up. Thanks again, Grace

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★★★★★

Thanks, Bradan, for fixing my car. The way you dealt with my husband and I was extremely impressive. We are very happy with the state of our vehicle's repairs, too. We are glad to have found you and will continue to use you for our repairs and any maintenance that comes up. Thanks again, Grace

Pros: Good location, good customer service, good work

Cons: None

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I know many people aren't pleased with their mechanic, but I am. I recently brought my car in because the check engine light was on. They looked at it with their computer and found the problem right away: an oxygen sensor. It was replaced that day and I haven't had a problem since. This is one of 3 vehicles I have had repaired or serviced at Bradan. Each time I feel like I'm treated like a friend, with respect, honesty, and fairness. They go above and beyond making sure you feel comfortable with the repair and your results. Any and all questions are always answered. Dan contacts me throughout the day to give me updates, which I appreciate. I feel confident that whenever my car has a problem or I want something done that I will be taken care of here and dealt with in a high-quality manner. I really like the guys that work here, they're good guys.

PROS: Value, Good Work, Honest Work
CONS: ZERO

5
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I know many people aren't pleased with their mechanic, but I am. I recently brought my car in because the check engine light was on. They looked at it with their computer and found the problem right away: an oxygen sensor. It was replaced that day and I haven't had a problem since. This is one of 3 vehicles I have had repaired or serviced at Bradan. Each time I feel like I'm treated like a friend, with respect, honesty, and fairness. They go above and beyond making sure you feel comfortable with the repair and your results. Any and all questions are always answered. Dan contacts me throughout the day to give me updates, which I appreciate. I feel confident that whenever my car has a problem or I want something done that I will be taken care of here and dealt with in a high-quality manner. I really like the guys that work here, they're good guys.

PROS: Value, Good Work, Honest Work
CONS: ZERO

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I called Bradan and they answered my questions with out rushing or heavy handed sales tactics. I ended up bring my car to them ,it was fixed right, on time (same day), and on buget, EASY. This shop is the way it is supposed to be.
Thanks guys.

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★★★★★

I called Bradan and they answered my questions with out rushing or heavy handed sales tactics. I ended up bring my car to them ,it was fixed right, on time (same day), and on buget, EASY. This shop is the way it is supposed to be.
Thanks guys.

Pros: Great Riverplace location

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I have been taking my car here for over two years and I have had nothing but good experiences. The level of customer service is outstanding. They clearly tell you what the problem is and why they need to fix it. Their prices are very fair and you can be assured that they will fix the problem correctly the first time, and in a timely manner. I would recommend this shop to anyone I know and will continue to take my vehicles there.

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★★★★★

I have been taking my car here for over two years and I have had nothing but good experiences. The level of customer service is outstanding. They clearly tell you what the problem is and why they need to fix it. Their prices are very fair and you can be assured that they will fix the problem correctly the first time, and in a timely manner. I would recommend this shop to anyone I know and will continue to take my vehicles there.

Pros: Professionalism, service, quality workmanship

Cons: N/A

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I have had all my auto repair done at Bradan for the past 3 years or so. Even though the business has grown they have still delivered the quality and honesty that won me over in the beginning. These people are great. The shop is in a safe area. I am sold.

PROS: Fast, honest and fair
CONS: none

5
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I have had all my auto repair done at Bradan for the past 3 years or so. Even though the business has grown they have still delivered the quality and honesty that won me over in the beginning. These people are great. The shop is in a safe area. I am sold.

PROS: Fast, honest and fair
CONS: none

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I live in SW Minneapolis and the owner personally met me at a local coffee shop after his shop's normal business hours. We talked about my car and he drove it in to work the next morning, did some repairs and some maintenance I was due for and drove it back to me that night. I really appreciated this gesture. It made it really convenient for me to get my car taken care of. He explained everything thoroughly and we agreed on a price I felt was a fine value. I don't know many mechanic shops that will personally pick your car up and deliver it back to you like this. I will surely be using Bradan again.

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I live in SW Minneapolis and the owner personally met me at a local coffee shop after his shop's normal business hours. We talked about my car and he drove it in to work the next morning, did some repairs and some maintenance I was due for and drove it back to me that night. I really appreciated this gesture. It made it really convenient for me to get my car taken care of. He explained everything thoroughly and we agreed on a price I felt was a fine value. I don't know many mechanic shops that will personally pick your car up and deliver it back to you like this. I will surely be using Bradan again.

Pros: Customer Service, Professional, Honest

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i'd brought my suv to a couple other places over the past few months and the rattle in my front end just wouldn't go away. dan and the guys at bradan were able to fix it, finally! it's nice to deal with people who know what theyre doing and are a pleasure to deal with on top of it.

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★★★★★

i'd brought my suv to a couple other places over the past few months and the rattle in my front end just wouldn't go away. dan and the guys at bradan were able to fix it, finally! it's nice to deal with people who know what theyre doing and are a pleasure to deal with on top of it.

Pros: skilled fast good cust service

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if You want To go to a dependable Honest mechanic, you'll want to know about Bradan. thanks to them i've been able to keep my car running dependably and for a good price. i trust my mechanic and know they are looking out for my car's best interest. that's a good feeling.

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★★★★★

if You want To go to a dependable Honest mechanic, you'll want to know about Bradan. thanks to them i've been able to keep my car running dependably and for a good price. i trust my mechanic and know they are looking out for my car's best interest. that's a good feeling.

Pros: thorough, service, nice

Cons: no cookies

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Heard about them from a co-worker (thanks Jon) and have been using them consistently for about 2 and a half yrs. Have never been disappointed and have passed the word along to many. Thought it was about time I put my two cents in. Try it, you'll like it!

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★★★★★

Heard about them from a co-worker (thanks Jon) and have been using them consistently for about 2 and a half yrs. Have never been disappointed and have passed the word along to many. Thought it was about time I put my two cents in. Try it, you'll like it!

Pros: close to downtown, super nice people, don't have to go to dealership for my maintenance anymore

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Everything just went so smooth. My car was broke the told me how much it would be to fix. Then they fixed it And I paid the same price I was quoted.
couldn't ask for more

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★★★★★

Everything just went so smooth. My car was broke the told me how much it would be to fix. Then they fixed it And I paid the same price I was quoted.
couldn't ask for more

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It's nice to have a shop so close to school that I can trust to do only the repairs I need.
also it's a lot of fun to shoot the sh*t with the guys

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★★★★★

It's nice to have a shop so close to school that I can trust to do only the repairs I need.
also it's a lot of fun to shoot the sh*t with the guys

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I'm a student at the U and drove my car here from my hometown and didn't know what to do when my check engine light came on. I did some research online and decided to go to Bradan and I'm so glad I did. They were able to get me in quickly and tell me why my light was on. The owner, Dan, explained to me different stuff about my car and I felt like I received some good education about my car, which makes me feel more empowered. All of the staff were so polite and courteous and treated me with respect. My problem turned out not to be a very big deal and I was so relieved. It was very affordable. I had my car back the same day I brought it in! My dad also spoke with Dan over the phone regarding my car and he was also very impressed with the place. He said they sounded like good guys. I will send all my friends here if they have car problems.

2
★★★★★

I'm a student at the U and drove my car here from my hometown and didn't know what to do when my check engine light came on. I did some research online and decided to go to Bradan and I'm so glad I did. They were able to get me in quickly and tell me why my light was on. The owner, Dan, explained to me different stuff about my car and I felt like I received some good education about my car, which makes me feel more empowered. All of the staff were so polite and courteous and treated me with respect. My problem turned out not to be a very big deal and I was so relieved. It was very affordable. I had my car back the same day I brought it in! My dad also spoke with Dan over the phone regarding my car and he was also very impressed with the place. He said they sounded like good guys. I will send all my friends here if they have car problems.

Pros: Friendliness, Timeliness, Informative

Cons: None

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These guys didn't even fix my vehicle and I'd recommend them. I was looking at a very expensive repair job on a vehicle with high miles. The guys at Bradan actually took the time to explain all my options and very professional on the phone. Repair shops can be daunting to the average Joe, like me. The Bradan guys made me feel comfortable. After all was said and done, and I said I was jsut going to trade my nightmare in for something new, he said "Great idea." He could have really tried to get me in the shop and take all my money, but he didn't. I'm in sales and I know when someone is trying to sell ME. If I ever need and actual repair, these guys will get my business.

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★★★★★

These guys didn't even fix my vehicle and I'd recommend them. I was looking at a very expensive repair job on a vehicle with high miles. The guys at Bradan actually took the time to explain all my options and very professional on the phone. Repair shops can be daunting to the average Joe, like me. The Bradan guys made me feel comfortable. After all was said and done, and I said I was jsut going to trade my nightmare in for something new, he said "Great idea." He could have really tried to get me in the shop and take all my money, but he didn't. I'm in sales and I know when someone is trying to sell ME. If I ever need and actual repair, these guys will get my business.

Pros: Great Advice

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I moved to minneapolis three weeks ago and owning several cars, Ineeded to find a good repair shop. I found Bradan on citysearch and decided to give them a try. I love this shop. I have had them do several different repairs and the work and parts have been top notch. They spend time discussing your options and the price is exactly what you agree to.

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★★★★★

I moved to minneapolis three weeks ago and owning several cars, Ineeded to find a good repair shop. I found Bradan on citysearch and decided to give them a try. I love this shop. I have had them do several different repairs and the work and parts have been top notch. They spend time discussing your options and the price is exactly what you agree to.

Pros: honest, fast, good natured

Cons: bad coffee

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These guys are great! My car was towed in and within one hour they were calling me to authorize the repair. They gave me options for the parts and waived the diagnostic fees. My car was repaired and I was back on the road in no time. Great guys great shop.

2
★★★★★

These guys are great! My car was towed in and within one hour they were calling me to authorize the repair. They gave me options for the parts and waived the diagnostic fees. My car was repaired and I was back on the road in no time. Great guys great shop.

Pros: Quality and communication

Cons: none

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This shop tried to charge me $600 to replace my alternator and battery. This included a $150 labor charge and a $295 alternator. Thank goodness I called around to get a better estimate. I'm sad that shops like this try to fleece women over-especialy after requesting to keep the job reasonable as I'm a student on a budget. Dishonesty makes me sad.

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This shop tried to charge me $600 to replace my alternator and battery. This included a $150 labor charge and a $295 alternator. Thank goodness I called around to get a better estimate. I'm sad that shops like this try to fleece women over-especialy after requesting to keep the job reasonable as I'm a student on a budget. Dishonesty makes me sad.

Pros: Fast service

Cons: dishonesty, bad customer service

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After moving from Milwaukee, where I had a great mechanic, I was having trouble finding a reliable and fair service shop for my 220,000+ mile honda in the twin cities. Through citysearch I came across Bradan and decided to try them out when a hole developed in my exhaust system. They priced the job fairly and did the repair in half a day. Appreciated the very thorough description of the work they did.

Fast, Friendly, Fair, I'd recommend them to you, but I'd rather keep them to myself.
Great shop.

2
★★★★☆

After moving from Milwaukee, where I had a great mechanic, I was having trouble finding a reliable and fair service shop for my 220,000+ mile honda in the twin cities. Through citysearch I came across Bradan and decided to try them out when a hole developed in my exhaust system. They priced the job fairly and did the repair in half a day. Appreciated the very thorough description of the work they did.

Fast, Friendly, Fair, I'd recommend them to you, but I'd rather keep them to myself.
Great shop.

Pros: Quick, Friendly, Fair Price

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Dan was very prompt and helpful. Very honest, almost too good to be true, but it's not! I will definately go there again, it's always good to find a repair shop that you feel comfortable with so you know right where to go next time. Everything was done very quickly and my car is running great, I have complete confidence in Bradan.

2
★★★★★

Dan was very prompt and helpful. Very honest, almost too good to be true, but it's not! I will definately go there again, it's always good to find a repair shop that you feel comfortable with so you know right where to go next time. Everything was done very quickly and my car is running great, I have complete confidence in Bradan.

Pros: Service, Location, Price

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Locally owned and operated. Over 60 years combined experience. Just across the Hennepin Avenue Bridge from Downtown Minneapolis. ASE certified techs and brand name parts. Guaranteed repairs and maintenance, many same-day. Thorough explanations, no-pressure sales. Honest, friendly, straight-forward customer service. Member of the Better Business Bureau in Good Standing. Owners on-site daily.

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