Peoria and Phoenix Auto Shop

We have been family owned and operated since 1978. We operate on the premise that if we give our customer a quality job at a reasonable price and treat them with courtesy and respect and honesty that the word will spread and that in itself, will keep us in business. Thus, our motto, "We won't sell you something you don't need." There is usually enough wrong on the average car that there is no reason to oversell, as is the practice with too many shops today. This has given our industry such a bad reputation. We treat our customer like we would want to be treated. There's no high pressure. We try to keep it as relaxed, yet professional, as possible.

We realize getting your car repaired isn't real high on people's fun list sown try to make it as painless as possible. We use only the best products available for your repair. We guarantee allot our work, labor as well. In most cases, products carry lifetime warranties. We also have a no hassle warranty policy. We do everything possible to take care of you, our customer, the best we can, just like we would want to be treated. We have over 25 years of experience in the industry specializing in under car repair. We take pride in our work and will do all we can to make your visit a pleasant one.



• Automobile Service Association
• Peoria Chamber of Commerce
• Sun City West and Peoria Homeowners Associations
   these organizations provide referrals based on our reputation.
We contribute to many local high school's and local charities for humanity including:

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Special Olympics
  • Police Fund
  • Fireman's Fund
  • AmVets
  • Disabled Veterans

Mad Hatter Mufflers & Brakes Today

Mad Hatter Mufflers and Brakes is a complete undercar repair company, that provides cost effective catalytic converter replacement, custom bent single and dual exhaust systems, all aspects of suspension repair and quality brake services at a reasonable price and in a timely fashion. We offer free inspections and free estimates with no appointment necessary. We are an authorized Flowmaster and Magnaflow distributor, with an A+ BBB rating and commonly receive five star reviews for our customer service and quality workmanship. But what a lot of people don't know is that here at Mad Hatter Mufflers and Brakes we are not just your typical muffler and brakes shop. We are well versed in many other areas of Automobile restoration, modification, and customization. We have 41 years of experience in the auto repair industry.

After years of restoring, customizing, and modifying cars and pickup trucks for friends, family, and ourselves we have started offering that service to customers. Yes we started out as just a muffler and brakes shop but the knowledge and experience we have attained building and racing late model oval track cars to building street legal long travel prerunner trucks and show worthy pro-street hot rods we have a wealth of knowledge and experience to build you the car you have envisioned. We have in the past and are fully capable of most any conversions, modification, or restoration on your vehicle, from power disc brake conversions to independent front suspension kits.

We do rear four link suspension with coil over, lowering kits, lift kits, just about any modification that's been done we are familiar with. For example my good friend Steve brought us a bare Alston chassis designed to fit under a Camaro that is a uni-body car, and a 70's Chevelle that was a stripped down hollow shell. That is originally a perimeter chassis car we modified to suit the Chevelle body. We then put a narrowed 9” ford rear end with four link suspension under it, and put a 502 roller mk motor and turbo 400 transmission. We made and installed the rear tubs and flat finished the firewall, after we installed the 4 wheel Willwood disc brakes. After he had Tino do the interior and he painted it Blue metallic with SS strips he then sold the car for $52,000.

Recently we restored a 1948 Chevy Stylemaster Coupe for a customer named Sam. The car had sat under a tree in his yard for 20 years. It came to us on a tow truck with flat tires and not running. We started by cleaning the engine bay up for a cleaner space to work. We converted the Chevy to a fire wall mounted master booster instead of the under the cab style from the factory. We also updated the brakes to disc brakes and re-plumbed all new brakes lines.

We then did dual exhaust since that is our specialty. The car had already had a small block Chevy engine put in at some point but had not been ran. Sam was not aware we offered such service so he had us continue with the project to get it running and driving. We went through the process of checking everything initially before startup such as points, plugs, wires, cap, rotor, oil change, radiator install, alternator, battery, wires, etc.

Once it ran we detailed the engine compartment and installed a tall floor shifter and fuel cell. In less than six months the owner Sam was able to drive his project home without a worry. There was tons more done to the car but you get the idea. These are just two examples of the many projects we have completed for various customers. Take the time to come down and talk with us about your projects and ideas for your vehicles and see if it's something we can help you with.