NuBrakes, an Austin-based on-demand brake repair service, announced that it has closed on $720,000 in seed funding. The funding was provided by Gurtin Ventures, Capital Factory, Contrary Capital and others. NuBrakes currently offers service in Dallas and Austin, Texas, and will use the capital to expand its brake services into new cities, starting with Houston.
NuBrakes is the next step in the auto care evolution for the team behind NuWash, an on-demand, app-driven car detailing service founded in 2016. With NuBrakes, customers will receive brake repair services right where their vehicle is parked at their home or office, for about 40% less than the traditional dealer and shop prices, the company says.
According to NuBrakes, customers also will gain access to more transparent brake repair services.
“Our customers have depended on us for high-quality, eco-friendly car detailing, and now they’ll be able to expect the same amazing customer service and transparent pricing when it comes to the safety of their vehicle,” said co-founder and CEO Walker Drewett. “We’re committed to delivering top-rated brake services to vehicle owners that are tired of the sales pressure and deceiving upsell tactics that the auto repair industry is known for.”
All NuBrakes technicians are certified, insured and background-checked, and each service is backed by NuBrake’s 24-month/24,000-mile warranty and a more than $5 million liability policy. NuBrakes technicians also are afforded a level of freedom and higher pay compared to mechanics working at big-name shops.
“Our brake technicians continually tell us how excited they are to provide their expertise on-site and away from the traditional shop atmosphere,” said Drewett. “We’re all about providing a service that doesn’t make you feel like you were beat up over price and repairs, and all of our technicians arrive ready to fix only what’s needed, nothing more.”
To learn more, visit nubrakes.com.