Care Automotive Service Ltd is a progressive auto repair and maintenance facility, located in Courtenay. We repair all makes and models of vehicles and trucks. It is our goal to provide a service and environment that instills confidence in our customers, community and employees.
When you’re in need of automotive help, you deserve the best auto care and customer service possible. With over 30 years of experience and great service. Makes our name trusted in the Comox Valley area for all your auto repairs and maintenance services. We guarantee that all repairs are overseen by an Government Certified Auto Technician.
Our goal is to provide you with a great experience from the moment you enter our shop or call in. We provide written quotes on your vehicle and prioritize their importance. We always strive to work within your given budget. If we find something unexpected, we will call you to notify you of any extra costs and get authorization before proceeding.
We use the latest repair tools and diagnostic equipment to quickly diagnose more complex problems. All repairs performed are backed by us, if something isn’t right we promise to make it right!
We are a full service shop that utilizes the latest industry repair tools and software. Below is just a small sample of the services we can offer you.
A/C Service & Repairs
Alternators / Starters
Belts & Hoses
Engine Cooling System
Headlights & Wipers
Mufflers & Exhaust
Shocks & Struts
Starting & Charging
Vehicle Inspection Facility
AUTO REPAIR SERVICES
We offer a full range of garage services to vehicle owners located in the Comox Valley. Our professionals know how to handle a wide range of car services.
"Finally found a decent auto repair shop! These guys know their stuff, they work fast, they do the job right, and they don’t rip you off. "
"Super nice staff! "
"If you want honesty and great service..this is your place! I was referred to Care Automotive about 6 months ago and have received nothing but super friendly service and great value. I have a local business with a fleet of 4 vehicles and am very careful where we get our work done. To add to this my wife brings her personal vehicle here because of there honest and SIMPLE explanations of the work being done! A++++++++++++++++ "
"Thank you so very much. You remind me of a mechanic who looked after my dad’s cars many years ago. People say they don’t have people like Mr.Byrnes anymore, but I found him when I went to Care Automotive. You were very busy and told me that you wouldn’t be able to look at my car until the next week. When you found out that I was leaving for the mainland within the next 2 days, you fit me in. You looked below the surface and found loose fittings, which you tightened, wheels which were 2 inches out of line, which you straightened and completely examined everything before you’d let me go. Your conscience wouldn’t allow you to give your stamp of approval until everything was all right. You are the modern day Mr.Byrnes, Gord, you have a CONSCIENCE."
"My family has known Gord for a few years so when I purchased my first vehicle there was no question as to who I would take it to. Gord performed a complete safety check on the used vehicle I purchased and I was pleasantly surprised when I was told that the vehicle was safe and sound. Gord advised me that the vehicle would need tires shortly but it was not an immediate concern. As a struggling 19 year old I am grateful to the honesty and integrity of the technicians at Care Automotive Services."
"Gord and his staff have always treated me and my vehicles with care and respect. I wouldn’t think of taking my vans anywhere else. There are never any surprises with costs and his quality of workmanship is beyond my expectations. Keep up the awesome service."
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"Gord and Matt have never steered us wrong. Efficient, great advice, at competitive prices. Our busy family of 5 takes both our vehicles here for all our vehicles needs. These guys really DO care."
"We have had various work done by CARE Automotive over the past several years. Every time we have found the work to be top calibre. One of the things that sets this shop apart is their diagnostics. We have been saved from expensive repairs by the fact that they check the vehicle over carefully and catch things before they turn into major repair work. The mechanics are well trained, courteous and helpful. They also honour their quotes, and keep you informed of savings that can be achieved by combining work. Highly recommend Gord and his crew."
ABC PRINTING & SIGNS
"They have always looked after me and my vehicles and hopefully will continue to do so after the flood ,Thanks guys."
"Great bunch of guys.. they got me my new bumpers and tire carrier best prices in town.. work was amazing. Thanks guys"
"Gord is incredibly honest and I feel comfortable bringing in my vehicles to Care Auto knowing that the problem will be fixed quickly and done right the first time! I highly recommend Care Auto for all your mechanical needs!"
Excellent repair shop. Very good work and very honest technicians.
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WE'RE YOUR ONE STOP SHOP
We can help you with everything from an oil change to an engine change.
We can handle any problem on both foreign and domestic vehicles.
Our shop uses the latest imaging wheel alignment system from JohnBean. We ensure all four wheels are parallel and sitting flat on the road. A technician will also ensure the steering wheel is perfectly centered.
CAR A/C RECHARGE
We service and repair all A/C systems in ANY Vehicle, with the latest RobinAir equipment. If your cooling performance has diminished, or just blows warm air. It’s time for an A/C service. We can quickly locate the problem and have it blowing ice cold air.
It’s not just an oil change, we use certified technicians to provide all of the services necessary to maintain your vehicle’s warranty and more. Every oil change include a FREE bumper to bumper inspection, and can alert you to potential problems.
We carry a full line of TPMS sensors for any vehicle on the road today. Eventually a sensors battery dies and the sensor will need to be replaced. Programming a new sensor is a simple process. Our tool can program or clone any sensor on ANY vehicle.
Check engine light is an indicator that something is wrong. We can simply connect the car to a diagnostic testing equipment and know within minutes where the problem is and, in most cases, how we’re going to repair it.
CAR BATTERY PROBLEMS
When your battery fails, receiving a boost often doesn’t fix the real problem. If this happens to you, the battery should be load tested and charging system inspected.
If you have a choice between conventional and synthetic, think about the annual mileage you drive and how good you are about changing your oil on schedule. If you constantly find yourself putting off that oil change and going beyond the recommended interval, synthetic oil is probably your best bet because you have more time in between changes. You’ll spend less time at the service station and will receive some performance benefits along the way.
If you’re good about changing your oil on time, however, and your manufacturer allows it, conventional oil will work just fine. Each change will be a bit lighter on your wallet, and you’re unlikely to notice a performance difference in your day-to-day driving.
How much extra fuel is burned when running the A/C?
It is estimated that the use of air conditioning in a typical car reduces fuel economy by one to two miles per gallon. For larger cars, or when traveling in extreme heat, air conditioning cuts fuel economy up to four miles per gallon.
How do you clean battery terminals?
After disconnecting both terminal cables, use a baking soda paste–three parts baking soda and one part water–to clean corrosion built-up from battery terminals without the need for a wire brush. The slightly alkaline paste neutralizes corrosion. After reconnecting the clamps to the terminals, wipe them with petroleum jelly to help prevent future corrosion. Be careful when working around a battery because it contains a strong acid.