Moto-Tech Automotive Ltd. is your full service auto repair centre in Nanaimo. We have the ability to work on many types of vehicles, whether it’s new or old, a hot rod or a daily driver. We provide a wide range of services, including inspections, maintenance, oil and filter changes, tune-ups, wheel alignments and more! If you want someone to take the best care of your vehicle, then we can do that. We are only a phone call away.
All our new parts and labour* are guaranteed for a period of one year or 20,000 kilometers, (whichever occurs first,) when you get your vehicle serviced at our facility. Take a look at the wide range of services we offer. We also carry car parts at our Nanaimo shop.
*This does not include new or used parts provided by the customer.
General Auto Repair
Moto-Tech Automotive Ltd. provides you with a wide range of repair services. We are dedicated to providing you with the information you need about the work your vehicle requires so that you can always make an informed decision. We repair all types of cars, including domestics, imports, trucks, cars, classic cars and modern vehicles. You can trust our well-equipped shop and knowledgeable staff to get your car running well.
Let us help you protect your investment. By working with you and your budget, we can co-ordinate your maintenance concerns and inform you of your vehicle's warranty, as well as advising you of your imminent safety issues.
Take good care of your vehicle and it will take care of you. Drive safe.
Maintaining your vehicle is critical because it:
We have provincial government certified service technicians who use state-of-the-art diagnostic and repair equipment to maintain your vehicle. Your satisfaction is guaranteed!
Key benefits of a tune-up:
Any tune-up today should start with a battery of performance checks to baseline or to confirm the engine's overall condition. These tests should include the following:
Many businesses today are in the business of selling pre-owned or used vehicles. There can be much economic and environmental value in recycling these vehicles, however, buyers must be diligent in ensuring the vehicle is safe and sound. It is always a good idea to get a second opinion to ensure the peace of mind factor rings loud and clear. We do vehicle inspections here and have for many decades.
In the province of BC, all new and used sales (through a delegation agreement with the Government of BC) are monitored, regulated and licensed by the Vehicle Sales Authority of BC. One of the pre-requisite requirements, (and there are many) is this – if you sell a used vehicle in this province, the seller is obligated to ensure the vehicle will meet the BC provincial safety standards, which also includes a list of possible defects. Sounds ominous but really, it is not. Many businesses have been involved with this process for the last 15 years, and are aware of their obligatory responsibilities to the consumer.
Keep in mind that it is better to be informed than to buy a vehicle based only on how it looks.
We're thinking of you, so drive safe.
Most vehicle manufacturers recommend changing the engine oil every 3 months or 5,000 km in passenger cars and light truck gasoline engines. If you are using synthetic oil, it can be extended to every 6 months or 10,000 km. Read about regular oil vs. synthetic oil.
The importance of regular oil changes is pounded into us. Quick change lube facilities have popped up all over. People are trying to get in and get out. The 15-minute oil change is often promised; however, let's think about what we are giving up in order to achieve this speedy alternative (oil change difference).
We are having the oil changed and the fluids inspected, but that's all. We may be overlooking the most important issues that may indeed save us money in the long run, the inspection.
As an engine accumulates kilometres, wear occurs and blow-by increases. This dumps more unburned fuel into the crankcase which dilutes the oil. This causes the oil to break down. So if the oil isn't changed often enough, you can end up with accelerated wear and all the engine problems that come with it (loss of performance and fuel economy, and increased emissions and oil consumption).
Our technicians will:
Of the thousands of parts that make up your vehicle, none are more important to your safety than those which make up your braking system. All brakes have certain components in common and they all display similar warning signs when they begin to wear out.
Regular maintenance can help you save money by avoiding major repairs. Most manufacturers recommend that your brakes be inspected every 20,000 km or every 12 months.
If you notice anything unusual, have it checked out immediately. Our brake technicians will conduct a comprehensive inspection of your braking system, and give you a report on what is right and what needs attention.
Early warning signs
You may have brake system trouble or wear if you detect any of these easy to recognize warning signs:
If you experience any of these symptoms, or anything that seems unusual, have your brake system checked promptly. Just to be on the safe side.
Automatic Transmission: Service and Flush
Automatic transmissions are a complex device and do an amazingly good job of transmitting power from the engine to the wheels.
Heat is the number one cause of failures in transmissions. The transmission oil is critical for lubricating the transmission and reducing friction to a minimum. When the fluid breaks down and loses its viscosity, it no longer effectively lubricates the transmission, which causes friction, which causes heat. This creates premature excessive wear and results in transmission failure. This can be reduced by preventive maintenance including changing fluids on a regular basis.
As a rule of thumb, every 20-degree increase in operating temperature above 175° F cuts the life of the fluid in half! Most automatic transmission services do not drain the torque converter, cooler lines, radiator and or transmission cooler. Oftentimes, the torque converter holds more fluid than the main body of the transmission. That is why we recommend a transmission flush and filter change the first time. Then the following transmission flush we recommend an oil flush only (without the filter). Then the next time do both, the flush and the oil filter.
A transmission flush machine exchanges most or all of the fluid. This will depend on how much fluid is exchanged or flushed. Sometimes the transmission oil is extremely dirty and more oil will be required to flush out as much dirt as possible. Other times, flushing a regularly serviced transmission may not require as much oil to restore the condition of the oil. Usually, a cleaning agent is introduced to encourage the removal of sludge and any buildup that may have accumulated over time.
Manual Transmission: Differential and Transfer Case Service
Manual transmissions can go a little further between services. If services have not been performed on a regular basis on high mileage vehicles, we advise owners to service their cars as soon as possible. It is best to call or drop by and talk to one of our service technicians.
What is done during a transmission filter change and flush? Our technicians will:
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MotorVac Fuel Injection Service
MotorVac fuel injection service was awarded the Top 20 Tools Award.
Why use the CarbonClean System:
MotorVac CarbonClean Service is a complete fuel system service. Ask for it with your next tune-up.