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How to keep the vehicle you love running well for years to come

Trusted Nanaimo auto technicians share what you need to know
The Nanaimo BCAA Auto Service Centre’s Red Seal-Certified Technicians use the latest technology to diagnose issues and provide you with the information you need to make the best decisions for your vehicle. Photo courtesy BCAA

Whether it’s getting your young players to the big game or getting yourself out the door to work, you rely on your wheels. We’ve all been there, after all – the dead battery as you’re heading out the door or the overheated engine on your way out of town.

The good news is that embracing the right preventive maintenance, needed repairs, and smart driving habits goes a long way to avoiding these and many other mishaps, and saving you money in the long run. (Especially right now since higher interest rates and a limited supply of new vehicles are keeping many owners in their current vehicle longer.)

“Our goal is to help our customers and Members keep their vehicles running smoothly and efficiently for years to come,” says BCAA Auto Service Centre Regional Manager, Kregg Brandner. “By addressing minor issues before they escalate, we ensure that our clients can enjoy the full potential of their vehicles while avoiding costly breakdowns.”

What’s the go-to advice from Kregg and his team of auto experts here in Nanaimo?

  1. Regular maintenance is essential, both for your safety and your vehicle’s longevity. That means regular oil changes, tire rotation, brake inspection and other essential services as recommended by your vehicle manufacturer.
  2. At home, simple tasks like checking tire pressure, oil levels and brakes can prevent significant issues and keep your car running for longer. Keep your vehicle clean from dirt, grime and other road debris that can cause significant damage.
  3. Pay attention to warning signs, including strange noises, warning lights and unusual vibrations. Be sure to bring your vehicle to BCAA Auto Service Centre for a check-up. Ignoring these can lead to more significant problems and costly repairs.
  4. Drive responsibly. Try to avoid sudden braking, harsh acceleration and excessive speeding – not only are these harder on your vehicle, they also decrease your fuel efficiency, costing you more money.

For trusted local help, visit the Nanaimo BCAA Auto Service Centre for your auto maintenance and repair needs. Their team of Red Seal Certified Technicians uses the latest technology to help diagnose issues and provide you with the information you need to make the best decisions for your vehicle.

A full-service auto repair and maintenance centre committed to doing it right the first time, the BCAA Auto Service Centre falls under the BCAA brand of trusted services, and while you don’t need to be a BCAA Member to receive the same great service, BCAA Members do receive additional benefits.

Find the Nanaimo BCAA Auto Service Centre conveniently located in Metral Place at 600-6581 Aulds Rd., just off of the Nanaimo Parkway. Questions about your car’s performance or want to book an appointment? Visit or call 250-390-7380.