- Since 1998 -

FULL auto repair and service!

Due to popular demand, South County Brakes will now, be offering, FULL auto repair and service!! South County Brakes is now South County Brakes & More! For all of you that have been so pleased with Billy’s honest, high quality brake and suspension service, you can now count on him for all of your car repair needs!

Because, you know, sometimes you just need to STOP!

Who we are

No matter what type of vehicle or brake system, we offer the best service and pricing. From disc to drum brakes, pads or shoes, rotors and calipers, we will inspect and repair your brakes and have you back on the road in no time! We also specialize in steering and  suspension including shocks, struts, bushings, ball joints, hub bearings and more.

What we offer

When you visit our location,  Billy and South County Brakes tech team will treat your car as our own. Some customers even call us The-Brake-Doctors. Why is that? Because we take the time to do the little things that will make your brakes last longer and perform better.

What we do

South County Brakes performs brake and suspension inspection and repair on almost every make and model.  Trucks, SUVS, sports cars, luxury cars, electric and hybrid, doesn’t matter we can fix it! Do you only need pad replacement? That’s what you’ll get.

How it starts

Do you from suffer from sqeaky brakes? Do you get a Brake warning light? Do you feel your brake pedal is Hard, Spongy or Low? How about shaking?

At South County Brakes you will get a brake inspection and estimate for free. Call us now and arrange an appointment.

We Help You STOP

We are here to serve you and we guarantee your satisfaction. We are in the vehicle repair business for the long run and firmly believe that if we do honest work for a fair price you will come back, and you tell your friends all about us! We have an excellent reputation for customer service and never tell a customer they need work that is unnecessary. Just check out what our customers said on Yelp and other Social Media.

We have a very well equipped shop and all the right tools for any maintenance or brake repair services. With more than 15 years of experience in automotive repair you can rest assured your vehicle is in good hands.

Brake rotors south county brakes

We Keep You Safe

Car Tuning Also Includes Brakes! We’ve worked for years to offer you the best possible Brake Tuning. Now, all you need to do is click ‘Call Us’.


We all live in a world where commuting is constantly changing.  We want to have more and be fast! We are living with increasing demand for power, speed and economy! We want to focus on another critical feature, how to make you brake faster, safer and more accurate. Is this a revolution? Maybe. There is no greater trust than that between a driver and their brakes!

A tuned engine will get you up to speed. Tuned brakes will get you back Home!

For South County Brakes the use of quality parts does matter. On the other hand, we understand budgets and know that auto repairs can sometimes come unexpectedly. That’s why we run a very efficient shop with very low overhead to keep our prices low. So you can be assured you get the best value for money service and parts. The difference in cost between low end brake pads and high quality pads is negligible, but the difference in performance and longevity is great. We want your brake system to last for a long time and perform flawlessly.

disc brakes - drum brakes

Yes, we love to surf! And you may too! But...

Your Car is not a Surfboard!

There are 23 million estimated surfers around the world.  None of them has a surfboard with brakes, however to reach a faraway beach, with a firing Break, they will need to have a car with good Brakes! The longest amount of time spent surfing one wave is 37 minutes. The longest amount of time spent without the need for working brakes is, well let’s just say, much, much less! While there are many great reasons you should get on a board, with free brake inspections,  there are no great reasons you shouldn’t check your car’s brakes!

The End of Your Journey

It’s a good idea to have your brakes inspected every 12,000 miles or about once a year. If you are still looking for an honest and trustworthy mechanic, you’ve come to the right place! At South County Brakes we operate on the simple principles of honesty, integrity and customer satisfaction. When we evaluate your brake system, we will take the time to explain what needs replacing and what doesn’t. We will never sell you parts or services you don’t need. 

We are Certified, Licensed and Insured for your Protection


Hi, my name is Billy and I am the owner of South County Brakes. I have over 30 years of automotive repair experience, including engine/transmission repair, suspension systems as well as brakes, that is my specialty.

I will personally repair or supervise the maintenance of your car, and being the owner I have a vested interest in your satisfaction.

I value honesty and personalized relationships so there is no need to worry about people who don’t care, I care!  You will always get an honest assessment of your vehicles needs (no more being told you need repairs that you don’t)  and I will always do my best for you!

Our Code of Ethics

Everyone has the right to be treated fairly and honestly.

We will never sell you parts or service you don’t need.
We  will never overcharge for parts or labor.
We will always do top quality work.
We will always work with professional integrity.
We will never take shortcuts.
We will guarantee your satisfaction.


Testimonials from Yelp

Billy is absolutely the most honest person regarding brakes!! He does a great job for a great price and is always 5 star service. He has braked my Range Rover, Honda Civic, Ford F-150 and our daughters VW Jetta. If you want a professional job done right the first time bring it here.

Tom B. Trabuco Canyon

Great service and good prices. Bill owns the place and knows his stuff. I had him do my range rover and now my Porsche. I like it when I can talk to the person who is actually working on my car.
Ramin Y. Laguna Niguel

See what our clients said on Yelp

We are not just competitive

we are crushing the competition on price! Let us give you a free estimate and you will see the value that we provide.

And because details are important...

Disc Brakes

We use new brake pad clips to install your pads which helps to eliminate brake pads from hanging or squeeking.

Drum Brakes

On drum brakes we will use new hardware to ensure long life and free movement of all parts.

Lugnuts Torque

We torque your lug nuts with a real torque wrench to proper specs. Uneven lug nut tightening, can result in warped rotors.

Want to have your car or brakes inspected? It's Easy to Come

Send us a message letting us know what is going on with your vehicle, and we will back to you soon with a quote.

South County Brakes

51 Auto Center dr. Unit 14 Irvine, Ca 92618
(949) 364-3360


Monday – Friday 9am – 5 pm
Saturday: by appointment
Sunday: Closed