Ph. 808-334-9757 75-5921 Walua Rd. Kailua Kona

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Trent's Kona Auto Repair Shop

We specialize in the repair of  brakes and suspension.
Over 37 years experience.

Listen to the typical message left on our answering machine after we work on a vehicle. Click the arrow. Click Here

If you remember the old 7Up TV commercials where they talk about being the "Un-Cola", our shop is the "Un-Cola" of auto repair shops. Just one example; our customer waiting area is in the garden. We find people asleep in the reclining Lazy Boy chair all the time out there.

Another thing you won't find in our shop is dirt. Ladies, we guarantee you can come to our shop and not worry about getting dirty. We're pretty confidant it's the cleanest most organized shop you've ever been in.  And our waiting area is Wi-Fi enabled.

Our Customer Waiting Area With Free Wi-Fi.
Our Customer Waiting Area With Free Wi-Fi.

Services We Offer:

 
  • Alignment
  • Brakes
  • Suspension
  • Drive Axles
  • CV Boots
  • Shocks & Struts

If you're looking for a professional shop that can take care of your brake and suspension needs in Kona, please give us a call. We'd love to talk with you about how we can help keep your vehicle in tip top shape.

Mahalo,
Joe Trent
Owner/Tech
334-9757

Why We Don’t Align Lowered Cars

If you call us for an alignment we almost always ask if your car is lowered if you have a Honda. That’s because it’s the most common car we see lowered here on the island. We don’t want to waste your time or ours. The car in the video was a Nissan 350 Z that

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Brake caliper
Talking Shop
Joe Trent

Dodge Caravan Needed Brake Calipers At 45K

  The Dodge Caravan in this video is getting its first set of brake pads. And the funny thing was the rotors were worn out which seem suspicious because the vehicle only has 45,000 miles on it. And so I push the pistons back in the front brake calipers after I installed new rotors and

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Premium Brake Pads
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Joe Trent

Why Premium Brake Pads Are Better

Why Premium Brake Pads? There is a difference between brake pads. I name 3 of them in this super short video clip. Posted by Trent's Brake Shop on Friday, June 2, 2017 The above video I made on the fly the other day in the shop while I was working on a brake job. The

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Joe Trent

Bad Strut Equals Lousy Ride & Noises

Bad strut Worst strut of the year award goes to this Toyota Corolla. Posted by Trent's Brake Shop on Thursday, May 25, 2017  This Toyota Corolla had the worst struts of any vehicle I’ve looked at this year.  But this Toyota had almost 300,000 miles on it. And they look like the original parts. 

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No more custom car alignments.
Talking Shop
Joe Trent

No More Custom Car Alignments

  I have removed every custom car photo from our website that I could find. If you see one here, it’s only because I missed it. I’m not working on them anymore. These kind of alignments take a lot of extra time. Time that is almost always un-billable.  I cannot afford to do this type of

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Joe Trent

New Brake Flush Tool

That thing sitting on top of the engine compartment is used to flush the brake fluid.  Changing the brake fluid every brake job is a good idea. Or, every two years or 30,000 miles, especially if you drive down steep inclines on a regular basis. What could happen, if you don’t? A couple of things;

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