Jake’s Auto Repair Center in Bradenton has performed complete automotive service and repair on most domestic and import vehicles in the downtown area since 1947. Our ASE Certified technicians have the experience and training to keep your car running in top notch condition.
Who we are
Our Certifications and Awards
Partners In Education Excellence
Award Winner 2005
Frequently Asked Questions
We take all major credit cards – Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover as well as cash and cheque with ID.
Car Warranty FAQ
No. You don’t have to complete all your factory scheduled maintenance at a dealer to maintain coverage under your warranty. By law, as long as you follow the recommended manufacturer maintenance schedule, you can have maintenance completed anywhere. At Jake’s, we have access to the factory scheduled maintenance details for all vehicles we work on.
Preventative Auto Maintenance is regular maintenance of your vehicle that helps keep your automobile running efficiently and eliminating potential problems that may leave you stranded. Manufacturers know that a properly maintained car will be more dependable, safer, last longer, and increase your satisfaction with their product.
Preventative Auto Maintenance includes:
- Servicing Windshield Wipers
- Tune-up or servicing/replacing spark plugs, ignition wires, distributor cap and rotor.
- Replacing air filters
- Engine oil change
- Differential(s) gear oil change
- Trans-axle oil change
- Routine hose inspection
- Battery service
- Exterior drive belt replacement
- Servicing/replacing transmission oil and filter
- Timing belt replacement
- Brake fluid flush
- Power steering flush
- Antifreeze replacement/flush
- Rotate tires
- Inspect exhaust system for leaks
- Inspect brake linings brake rotor hydraulic lines calipers and wheel cylinders
- Replace cabin air filter
- Used car safety inspection
Yes, we have an early morning drop off and pick up
They’ve said about us
Great mechanics, honest dealing, every time. Here is an auto shop you can trust.
Locally owned and honest people! BOTH are kind of rare these days 🙂
The best. I have been customer since 1995. Superb service.Kept my car and my wife’s car in great shape. Gary is great owner and Pete Scott is without peer.
Bill & Carol Lynch
I broke down in their parking lot on Christmas Eve. They were closed and trying to enjoy their holiday party. They still came out, fixed me up and gave me a place to scrub off the grease. Didn’t ask for a thing in return. Great guys! Thank you Gary and Matt! I’ll be in next week to get a permanent fix!
I have been using Jake’s Automotive for the past few years after recommendations from family and friends and have never been disappointed. Recently I had a taillight issue and Jake’s scheduled me within hours of my call for a same-day appointment. During the repair, Jason the mechanic assigned to my vehicle, assessed the problem and correctly stated it was a factory defect that he could fix but it was something that should not require a special fix and the problem was subsequently resolved quickly. Jake’s was fast, courteous and professional from start to finish again and I will continue to use them for all vehicle repairs and maintenance.