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Ed's TDI September 19th, 2012 22:06

Trusted TDI Mechanics/Shops in the Vancouver (GVRD) Area
 
Hopefully this will end up being made into a sticky by the mods.
It was suggested to me by another member that we need a post that lists all the trusted TDI mechanics/shops in the Greater Vancouver Regional District so people could find a shop to work on their car that has a good reputation and is in the area of the Lower Mainland that works for them too.
In order to keep things simple, I'll include a link to the shop's website (if they have one) and what area of the GVRD they are in.
If you have a suggestion, please post it below and I'll update the main post with the info.
In order to avoid having the thread shut down or deleted, please DO NOT use this thread to post any negative comments or disparaging remarks about ANY of the businesses listed!
1. JS Performance in Abbotsford
2. Andes Auto Service in Richmond (call for appt 604-442-2130)
3. Euro Wrench Werks in Maple Ridge (604-465-1203)
4. PG Performance in Surrey
5. JMP Autowerks in Surrey
6. Shift Autosport in Burnaby
7. German Motorcar in Port Moody
8. W Motors in New Westminster (604-525-0009)
9. VND Motorsport
As I said already, if you have a suggestion, please post it below and I'll update the main post with the info.
In order to avoid having the thread shut down or deleted, please DO NOT use this thread to post any negative comments or disparaging remarks about ANY of the businesses listed!

VW Petrolero September 20th, 2012 11:12

Andes Auto Service Info
 
Thanks Ed for the recommendation but my address has changed.Customers can call me at my cell :604-401-2130 to set an appointment,because I am doing part time TDI work only .Located in Richmond near Lansdowne Mall.
Cheers
Tony
VW Petrolero

N_J September 21st, 2012 07:58

Thanks for doing this Ed.
I wonder if we could make this a sticky in the forum?

I'm still going to Tony, but two more I'd suggest to cover the GVRD:
-Gary at http://www.germanmotorcar.com/ Address: 2723 Murray Street, Port Moody, BC V3H 1X1
Phone: (604) 936-3999
-Yogi at W Motors
Address: 399 Brunette Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3L 3E7
Phone: (604) 525-0009

VW Derf September 21st, 2012 12:42

Now a sticky.

Ed's TDI September 21st, 2012 13:00

AWESOME! Thanks Fred! :D

steve archer October 28th, 2012 08:48

tdi mechanics
 
Thanks for the list. I am new to the club and this is really helpful.. I have a 2001 tdi golf and am running into some issue's with cold starts and shuddering on acceleration, tons of smoke on starting as well. From this site looks like it may be the injectors? Does anyone know of a shop in North Van?? Wetmore motors is where i go but when i took it in they didn't know where to start because there wasn't any engine codes showing up on there scope. I thought they could troubleshoot a bit but i guess not. They have been good generally but not this time.. any suggestions would be great but i will go to another mechanic if they do a good job with the tdi.... thanks again.... steve

Ed's TDI October 28th, 2012 16:09

More info about your car would be helpful. Any mods done to it or is it stock? Have you owned it since new, and if so/not do you know the service history of the car? Has all the scheduled maintenance been done, including timing belt? Have you ever had the intake checked for clogging? Have you checked the Mass Airflow sensor (MAF) to see if it needs to be replaced?

As for taking your car to another mechanic or shop, I'd say you're pretty safe going to any of those on the list above so which ever is closest or most convenient.

Zedbra January 19th, 2013 09:54

I have been using VND Motorsport in Surrey (close to Langley). He started working with his father years ago and you name it, they have done it to Dubs - been published in magazines several times. Lots of syncro conversions, TDI moding, etc. His R32 has 500+hp and his Unimog is a beast as well.

http://www.vndmotorsport.com/

Nats_dad January 21st, 2013 13:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by N_J (Post 3940516)
Thanks for doing this Ed.
I wonder if we could make this a sticky in the forum?

I'm still going to Tony, but two more I'd suggest to cover the GVRD:
-Gary at http://www.germanmotorcar.com/ Address: 2723 Murray Street, Port Moody, BC V3H 1X1
Phone: (604) 936-3999
-Yogi at W Motors
Address: 399 Brunette Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3L 3E7
Phone: (604) 525-0009

One more thumbs up for German Motor Car of Port Moody.

JatoUnit February 14th, 2013 11:51

I know the dealerships don't always have the most respected mechanics, but for those of us still under warranty, are there any dealerships in the GVRD that are better than average? More importantly, any that are to be avoided at all costs?

Ed's TDI February 14th, 2013 12:50

As long as you're taking your car in for the regularly scheduled maintenance and have receipts to back that up, VW cannot void your warranty because you don't take your car to a dealership. Any licensed shop like those listed above are more than capable of performing your scheduled maintenance using VW-approved parts (pretty much from the same parts suppliers).

*edit - since you're in Abbotsford, stop by JS Performance and have a chat with Jose and Leigh-Anne and they can answer your questions *

VW Petrolero April 22nd, 2013 19:59

Andes Auto Service Info
 
I am back in town after a winter vacation in Chile.
If you need TDI service please call for an appointment.
Thanks
Tony

outoften July 2nd, 2013 20:25

I am using Hansig Automotive on Russel in BBY. They have always been helpful and informative to all my questions. Slightly cheaper than a dealer, and the mechanics arefriendly and easy to talk to

MHNM August 4th, 2013 16:17

Trusted mechanics/shops in Bellingham, WA?
 
Just bought a 2011 Jetta SportwagenTDi and now am wondering if any of you has a recommendation for someone south of the border who is familiar with these systems and trustworthy?

Thanks in advance.

eberg November 28th, 2013 23:17

6 weeks ago I was not a TDI owner yet - now I have two!

Both cars had issues and I needed to find a good mechanic.

Decided to go to JS Performance in Abbotsford.

My first impression is very good - both cars came back with issues fixed. Friendly and competent service for a reasonable cost.

Recommended!

TDI smile November 29th, 2013 05:17

I drive to IB Motors under the Oak Bridge in Vancouver.
www.ibmotors.ca

vanbcguy November 29th, 2013 05:56

Vancouver West Motors... The owner drives an ALH himself. They are located at the far south end of Fraser Street.
http://www.vancouverwestmotors.ca

Ed's TDI November 29th, 2013 15:46

Great to hear that eberg. It's nice that this list is actually of some use to people and that the shops listed are living up to the recommendations and expectations that have been set for them!

eberg November 29th, 2013 16:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ed's TDI (Post 4367626)
Great to hear that eberg. It's nice that this list is actually of some use to people and that the shops listed are living up to the recommendations and expectations that have been set for them!

Yes, very useful. And I noticed when I parked my silve Jetta in front of JSP, that right next to me was another silver Jetta that greatly resembles the one in you signature! :D

Mean looking car with wheels that make the 17's on mine look small!;)

Ed's TDI November 29th, 2013 18:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by eberg (Post 4367634)
Yes, very useful. And I noticed when I parked my silve Jetta in front of JSP, that right next to me was another silver Jetta that greatly resembles the one in you signature! :D
Mean looking car with wheels that make the 17's on mine look small!;)

Yeah that's mine. She's patiently waiting for some new "toys" for under the hood. Unfortunately it's gonna be waiting for a while since my funds are all tied up with a new business I recently opened. I miss my car! :(

TrueNorthist December 13th, 2013 17:33

I'll give a thumbs up for JS Performance in Abby. Good mechanics and excellent service. Doesn't hurt that they are close to AVR too.

paascal March 17th, 2014 17:12

good shops around vernon revelstoke kelowna
 
hello, i just moved to bc, i was wondering if someone could guide me to a good shop around those areas?

i live in revelstoke right now

turbovan+tdi April 8th, 2014 00:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by paascal (Post 4473188)
hello, i just moved to bc, i was wondering if someone could guide me to a good shop around those areas?

i live in revelstoke right now

Where in BC? Its a big place, :p

Are you staying in Revelstoke and moving or ?

paascal April 8th, 2014 17:45

since nothing happens in revelstoke I assumed no tdi competent guy was out there ;)

I live In revy, but I go play in Vernon and Kelowna too...

turbovan+tdi April 9th, 2014 10:14

Lol!!!

paascal April 9th, 2014 10:19

Do you know where I can find shops in Kelowna vernon or revy?

turbovan+tdi April 9th, 2014 10:32

Unfortuneatly not, your going to have to dig around and ask questions to see if they know TDI's.

massivedynamics April 17th, 2014 18:16

I am looking to buy a 2002 Jetta TDI is it worth having a mechanic take a look at it. What should I be looking for when I buy it? How much do you think it would cost?

turbovan+tdi April 17th, 2014 18:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by massivedynamics (Post 4501652)
I am looking to buy a 2002 Jetta TDI is it worth having a mechanic take a look at it. What should I be looking for when I buy it? How much do you think it would cost?


Having it looked at first is a no brainer. I've done lots of pre inspections for customers and saved them buying total pieces of crap.

Look for worn brakes, tires, suspension IE bushings, tie rods etc. See if they will supply maintenance records, if not, assume it will need a timing belt done. Check how it drives-is it smooth? does it make boost? belch black smoke? If auto, how does it shift?

Ed's TDI April 23rd, 2014 16:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by paascal (Post 4494092)
Do you know where I can find shops in Kelowna vernon or revy?


So I asked my niece who lives in Kelowna and drives a B5 Audi A4 with 1.8T and she took her car to Auto West. She said they were decent but she was a little put off that there were a couple of issues that weren't fixed but she's unsure if they were due to the previous shop totally screwing her around and basically implying that she'd need a whole new engine. Long story short, she'd have to go back to them to see if they are actually any good. Kind of a half-assed recommendation but better than none I suppose.

Schwimmwagen May 8th, 2014 21:57

Just noticed this thread and thought I would suggest Europro Auto Haus in Kelowna. Kevin Delaney is the owner and he is already on the trusted mechanics thread, just that now he has a big shop by Parkinson Rec Centre. Ed, I've heard a lot of bad things about Auto West and once dealt with owner over the phone and I found him very rude to put it nicely....

tdivan August 20th, 2014 19:34

MAPLE RIDGE, British Columbia

I can suggest my friend in Maple Ridge, BC. He has plenty of experience working for dealership shops and has several diesels himself. He is my person to go for any thing regarding my jetta including timing belt, bypass oil filter, suspension...
Any tools - he has it, even VW obd scanner.
Can share the contacts in PM

geodug August 27th, 2014 22:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by VW Petrolero (Post 3939616)
Thanks Ed for the recommendation but my address has changed.Customers can call me at my cell :604-401-2130 to set an appointment,because I am doing part time TDI work only .Located in Richmond near Lansdowne Mall.
Cheers
Tony
VW Petrolero

It was time for an oil change, oil filter and fuel filter so I thought I would give Tony a try. I caught him at the right time as he spends winters between November and April in South America.

Tony is a very professional guy and did a great job. Everything was done well and he even included dropping the intercooler hose and found a small amount of gunk in it. This should be a regular maintenance item in a CR140 but it is not mentioned in VW manuals.

He does not have any courtesy cars but the mall is only a block away with lots of food places all around. I would definitely have Tony do my next change if he is not on his winter break.

Tony has been working on VWs for many years and is now semi-retired.

VW Petrolero April 5th, 2015 22:23

Andes Auto Service back in Service
 
After my winter Holidays am back in Richmond BC ready to Service my loyal customers and TDI Club members that need some work done in their loved TDIs.
I have a new cell:604-401-2137

aydn May 25th, 2015 12:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by VW Petrolero (Post 4776224)
After my winter Holidays am back in Richmond BC ready to Service my loyal customers and TDI Club members that need some work done in their loved TDIs.
I have a new cell:604-401-2137

Hey there, tried your cell and gave you a PM a few days back - still available?

Looking for help on the mother in law's 06 TDI in yvr :)
-132K dsg fluid, fuel filter and oil change

N_J May 25th, 2015 14:00

Hi Tony,
I'm trying to get a hold of you too.
Thanks.

Quote:

Originally Posted by aydn (Post 4810423)
Hey there, tried your cell and gave you a PM a few days back - still available?

Looking for help on the mother in law's 06 TDI in yvr :)
-132K dsg fluid, fuel filter and oil change


geodug June 3rd, 2015 13:27

Hey Tony,

I have called a few times but the recording says "not available". I hope you are OK but maybe you are still on vacation.

VW Petrolero June 11th, 2015 10:27

Sorry I was away in a small tour to visit the Wolfsburg Factory in Germany ,am available now.
Thanks
Tony

ZenT August 12th, 2015 11:20

Recent I took my 2003 Jetta TDI from California to Prince Rupert for a 6k miles loop in June. I was in Vancouver and called one of the contacts in this Forum for service. The contact was over booked and referred me to Rudy and Peter at 2nd and Main. Thomas at R & P did an excellent job for me. I just want to post my appreciation for a job well done and the extra mile Thomas walked to ensure me that I had no safety issue with my TDI.

DerekYVR December 8th, 2015 11:01

Trusted TDI Mechanics in the Vancouver area
 
does anyone have any feedback on the quality / reputation of Peter and Rudy's in Vancouver?

turbovan+tdi December 8th, 2015 15:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by DerekYVR (Post 4956452)
does anyone have any feedback on the quality / reputation of Peter and Rudy's in Vancouver?

See post 39. :rolleyes: ;)

rice rocketeer March 3rd, 2016 11:17

I just got my 02 Golf back from VND Motorsport in Surrey a few days ago. (border of Langley) They did a partial head rebuild, turbo, clutch, CV, injectors, nozzles, Malone stage 4 tune etc etc and everything else that goes with it. (very long list) Very satisfied! Car even came back to me with a detailed engine bay. Looked like the day I bought it in 2001! Shawn and Raymond kept me posted at all times of what's going on.

turbovan+tdi March 3rd, 2016 12:17

Quote:

Originally Posted by rice rocketeer (Post 5020141)
I just got my 02 Golf back from VND Motorsport in Surrey a few days ago. (border of Langley) They did a partial head rebuild, turbo, clutch, CV, injectors, nozzles, Malone stage 4 tune etc etc and everything else that goes with it. (very long list) Very satisfied! Car even came back to me with a detailed engine bay. Looked like the day I bought it in 2001! Shawn and Raymond kept me posted at all times of what's going on.

Yeah, he's ok, :rolleyes: :eek: :cool:

rice rocketeer March 3rd, 2016 21:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by turbovan+tdi (Post 5020188)
Yeah, he's ok, :rolleyes: :eek: :cool:


Well well... Look who it is... :D

turbovan+tdi March 3rd, 2016 23:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by rice rocketeer (Post 5020553)
Well well... Look who it is... :D


Crap, you found me, :(

Well dare I ask, who are you?

Chef2380 March 21st, 2016 09:31

I just got my timing belt done at JSP in Abbotsford. They did a great job! The mechanic told me he rung a liter of oil out of the old timing belt, he showed me the pics. Needless to say they replaced a bunch of seals while they were at it.

I will definitely be back. Thanks guys.

halcyon March 28th, 2016 15:58

Norwescan motors on Palm ave. in Burnaby, Victoria and her crew have always done a great job of keeping our TDI's humming.
604-433-8863

Sailor December 1st, 2016 19:14

Rudy & Peters, Vancouver
 
I've been taking my 2004 Jetta TDI Wagon to Rudy & Peters for about 5 years, located at 2nd and Main in Vancouver. The owner, Dirk, has always provided fast and effective repairs, and knowledgabe info, at a fair price. They've been in business as VW specialists for over 50 years, and I believe Dirk's been there for about 25 years.

I've never had any complaints or problems. And they are conveniently located close to transit, including Skytrain station at Main and Terminal.

I know others rave about service providers in Abbotsford and Surrey, but that's a long ways to go if you live in Vancouver's westside. Especially if you only need some basic maintenance such as oil and filters.

http://www.rudyandpetermotors.com

Hope that helps.:)

Andy C March 27th, 2018 09:31

RE: Trusted TDI Mechanics
 
Hello all my first post recently purchased a 2004 TDI wagon BEW with 199k...searched for possible TB change at all local repair shops and dealerships but unsuccessful. Are there any recommended shops in or around the Kamloops area. Cheers thanks in advance.

CDB April 21st, 2019 07:33

TDI Mechanic Needed on Vancouver Island
 
Looking for a TDI Mechanic on the island, I'm in the Cowichan Valley between Nanaimo and Victoria, wondering if there were any other Island Folk on this thread with recommendations.

2011 Sportwagen TDI

wade81 May 5th, 2019 14:05

so thankful for this post,

Ed's TDI May 10th, 2019 16:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by CDB (Post 5501878)
Looking for a TDI Mechanic on the island, I'm in the Cowichan Valley between Nanaimo and Victoria, wondering if there were any other Island Folk on this thread with recommendations.
2011 Sportwagen TDI

If you're not against driving into Victoria, Jason at Ellice Automotive is a VW tech with 30+ years experience, training at VW until he left there recently to work at Ellice. I've know Jay since high school,and he knows his stuff.

mk4deezil November 26th, 2019 16:59

Gordons vw?
 
Anyone have any insight about Gordons VW in Langley?
as well as A Plus automotive in North Van?
Thank you looking into timing belt maintenance for 03 ALH wagon

JELLOWSUBMARINE February 23rd, 2020 08:41

Id like to find a local VW spacific experianced repair shop or mechanic that knows his way around the VCDS. I live in the central valley in Ca., north of Turlock. Id like to find a knowlegeable tech or shop local, any input is greatly appreciated.

VicGuy February 23rd, 2020 10:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ed's TDI (Post 5507345)
If you're not against driving into Victoria, Jason at Ellice Automotive is a VW tech with 30+ years experience, training at VW until he left there recently to work at Ellice. I've know Jay since high school,and he knows his stuff.

Another vote from me for Neil and the crew at Ellice.
I've been taking my '97 Golf TD to them for 20 yrs, and they will be working on my 'new' 2012 Golf Wagon TDI as well. I had them change the springs to raise the wagon, last week.

Ed's TDI February 27th, 2020 08:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by JELLOWSUBMARINE (Post 5574139)
Id like to find a local VW spacific experianced repair shop or mechanic that knows his way around the VCDS. I live in the central valley in Ca., north of Turlock. Id like to find a knowlegeable tech or shop local, any input is greatly appreciated.


You would probably have better luck getting responses if you started your own thread, instead of posting in this post as this is specific to the Greater Vancouver Mainland area. Good luck with your search.

JELLOWSUBMARINE February 27th, 2020 09:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ed's TDI (Post 5507345)
If you're not against driving into Victoria, Jason at Ellice Automotive is a VW tech with 30+ years experience, training at VW until he left there recently to work at Ellice. I've know Jay since high school,and he knows his stuff.

Gotcha, I guess I didn't pay attention to the thread title, just the west coast forum. Fact is west coast U.S. in general the TDI is uncommon, especially in comi-fornia.


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