Mid Island AutomotiveClick To Load

Reviews / Testimonials

loading Loading

    • Kesondra D,09/30/2019

      Always professional service. Ron answers all my questions no matter how dumb. Never does repairs without permission. The bill has never been higher than estimated.

      Leonard L, 09/26/2019

      Very good service and communications with owner and technician

Click for the BBB Business Review of this Auto Repair & Service in Nanaimo BC

Auto Repair Services

We are a One Stop Shop and can service and repair most aspects of todays ever evolving vehicles. Below are the 10 most overlooked auto repair services that our qualified staff perform.

10 Overlooked Services – Let Mid Island Automotive Repairs Ltd Take Care of Them For You

Let’s talk about Nanaimo auto owners’ automotive service schedules. And particularly, the scheduled services that are sometimes forgotten.

At Mid Island Automotive Repairs Ltd in Nanaimo, we have a list of 10 service items that are often overlooked. They’re all very important for Nanaimo auto owners and need appropriate attention. So here we go, in no particular order.

1. Power Steering Service
Be honest – have you ever thought of this on your own? Your power steering fluid gets dirty and builds-up moisture over time. Cleaning out your power steering system means that dirt and gum are removed and your power steering parts are protected from corrosion. Ask your appreciative Mid Island Automotive Repairs Ltd service advisor if it’s time for a power steering check-up.

2. Wheel Alignment
When your wheels are out of alignment your family car pulls to one side. It’s pretty annoying, but it’s also dangerous. And it causes your tires to wear out really fast – which is costly! Most owners’ manuals suggest that Nanaimo auto owners get their alignment checked once or twice a year.

3. Differential Service
Okay, did you even know you had a differential? Well you do. One, two or three in fact. Differentials are often called gear boxes and they’re part of the drive-train that transfers power from the engine to your wheels. They don’t need service that often, but Nanaimo car owners can’t just ignore them. Check with your appreciative Mid Island Automotive Repairs Ltd technician.

4. Cabin Air Filter
More and more cars these days have cabin air filters to clean the air in the passenger area where Nanaimo car owners sit. They filter out dust and pollen. When they’re clogged up, they can get smelly. Change your cabin air filter on schedule to enjoy fresh, clean air, which can also help with allergies.

5. Timing Belt Replacement Most cars and some vans and trucks have timing belts. Without going into a lot of detail, let’s just say that your family car won’t run without it – period. And if it breaks while you’re driving it can do thousands of dollars worth of engine damage. Check your owners’ manual or with your appreciative Mid Island Automotive Repairs Ltd service advisor. If you’re approaching 95,000 kilometers – absolutely look into it right away.

6. Transmission Service
Transmission service is very basic, but it’s often forgotten by Nanaimo motorists. Your transmission needs clean fluid from time to time to keep running efficiently and avoid expensive repairs. And it can improve fuel efficiency too.

7. Air Conditioning Service
Most of us Nanaimo auto owners don’t think about our air conditioning until it doesn’t work. Then if you’re lucky, you just need to add refrigerant. If you’re not, some of the components may have been ruined. Those components are not cheap. Regular air conditioning service adds clean refrigerant which cools and lubricates your air conditioner and conditions the seals.

8. Brake Service No we’re not talking about squealing, grinding brakes here. We’re talking brake fluid. Over time the fluid gets a lot of water in it. Because water compresses differently than the brake fluid, your brakes won’t work as well. It may even get dangerous. The water can also rust out brake system components and then your brakes can fail altogether. Check with your appreciative Mid Island Automotive Repairs Ltd service professional for recommendations.

9. Coolant System
Another thing that’s so easy for Nanaimo drivers to forget about. When you don’t change your antifreeze on schedule it becomes corrosive. Fresh coolant contains additives that maintain the ph balance in the coolant. These additives wear out and the fluid in the radiator can actually eat holes in the radiator or hoses. Then you’re stranded.

10. Fuel System Cleaning
In times of high fuel prices in BC, fuel system cleaning is critical. Fuel gums up a bunch of parts as it moves from the gas tank and through the engine. A thorough fuel system cleaning will keep clean gas flowing into the engine. Fuel injectors get gunked up over time and need to be cleaned. Having your fuel system cleaned on schedule will really help your fuel economy.

And there we have it – 10 services that are often overlooked by Nanaimo auto owners. Did you know that a recent survey showed that 90% of vehicles on the road have at least one scheduled maintenance service that hasn’t been performed? Based on our busy lives here in BC, we’re not surprised.

Give us a call

Mid Island Automotive Repairs Ltd
2210 Wilgress Rd Unit 3
Nanaimo, BC V9S 4N4

At Mid Island Automotive Repairs Ltd we install quality NAPA replacement parts.