Professional Oil Changes and Auto Repair Shop in Victoria BC
Speedy Auto Service - 2992 Douglas Street
Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, is a diverse city that is booming with a thriving technology sector but is also home to tourists, boaters, and retirees who love our beautiful but rugged coastlines, mild winters, and the overall relaxed atmosphere of the city.
To keep up with the needs of our surrounding city on Vancouver Island, our Speedy Auto Repair shop in Victoria offers a diverse amount of auto repair services that we have grown to specialize in.
Oil Changes Victoria
One of Speedy's most popular auto repair services is our oil change. Oil changes are critical to the health and long-term performance of your vehicle. If you put off changing your oil for too long, contaminates such as grit, and metal shavings will build up in your oil making it lose its lubricant properties. Over time this can lead to metal on metal wear and tear that may cause irreversible damage to your engine.
The exact service of when you need to change your oil depends on the make and model of your vehicle. However, it may need to be changed more if you are driving on dusty, or sandy roads, which is typical in Victoria if you are enjoying the many outdoor activities we offer such as kayaking, rock climbing, and hiking in areas such as Mount Doug or Fort Rodd Hill. If you tow your canoes, kayaks or sports boats on a trailer, we recommend you change your oil more often as well.
Auto Repair Victoria
The diverse nature of Victoria lends itself to a variety of vehicles that we service. Here are a few typical examples of the auto repairs we handle at our Burnside community auto repair shop.
For the daily commuter, driving in the greater Victoria area is a dream as most commutes are between twenty and thirty minutes or less. As such, you'll find a lot of compact and fuel efficient vehicles scooting about the city. However to keep those cars efficient, proper maintenance is required such as oil changes, tire rotations, and engine tune-ups.
Worn or damaged tires can make a big impact on your fuel efficiency as all four tires may not be working properly in unison. Our comprehensive tire repair at our Victoria service station can bring damaged tires back up to industry standard specifications, ensuring you get the full life span from your wheels.
Victoria also sees a lot of SUVs and pickup trucks used for both work and pleasure. With a contractor or fleet pickup truck, we'll typically deal with a lot of tire repair issues from nails and screws that have punctured tires. As your trusty truck ages, you may begin to have issues such as engine knocking noise on cold starts, malfunctioning anti-lock brake sensors, and high oil consumption. Other truck repairs we handle may include fixing mufflers and exhausts, clutch replacements, head gasket repair, and fixes to your fuel pump.
For sport utility vehicles we commonly see windshield wiper replacements from wipers being worn out on muddy or dusty roads, to more complicated repairs to your steering and suspension from bumping around on our coastal landscape. SUVs are known for their gas consumption, which is also why many customers bring their vehicles to Speedy for engine tune-ups, tire replacement, and oil changes to improve their fuel efficiency.
Victoria is a major tourist destination with over 3.5 million overnight tourists per year, as well as half a million day trip visitors who may have made the journey over from the mainland, Washington State, or from a cross-Canadian trek. Should you need a vehicle repair on your vacation, don't sweat it. Speedy Auto Service in Victoria, offers you the same friendly and reliable service you'd receive from one of our 70 different locations across the nation. If you need a battery replacement, your air conditioning looked at, or a flat tire replaced, Speedy will have you back on the road in no time flat.
Brake Repairs in Victoria
While Victoria does not have a lot of steep roads, there are a lot of stop lights and stop signs, as well as pedestrian and cyclist activity. Furthermore, you might find yourself slowing down to take in a beautiful view, such as a sunset along the coast near the Inner Harbour, or from a field of flowers that are in bloom at Beacon Hill Park. All of this stop and go activity takes its toll on your brakes, and fortunately Speedy is here to help.
Common brake problems you may experience is your car pulling off to one side when you brake, grinding noises, a pulsating brake pedal, or your brake pedal simply feeling spongy and soft. Should you experience any of the above or additional symptoms, stop by or book an appointment at Speedy Auto Service to get your brakes serviced and repaired.
Whether you have disc brakes or drum brakes, ABS or non-ABS, our technicians can help you understand the basic principles of your braking system. From there, we give advice on all of your repair and replacement options, and allow you to decide what gets done.
Should you be in need of an oil change, or auto repairs such as tire fixes or brake repair, book an appointment with Speedy Auto Service Victoria today using the form above, or call us at (250) 385-8717. We are conveniently located at 2992 Douglas Street, which makes up part of the Trans-Canada Highway.