Southside Automotive
By YP Contributor

Mechanics You Can Trust in Port Coquitlam

Ken Wood started Southside Automotive in 1994 after a lifetime of learning to love cars. From fixing up his parents' cars with his father to taking on his own apprenticeship, Ken can hardly even remember when his passion for everything automotive began. Since he's opened his own business, he has come to describe what sets his shop apart in one word: "honesty." He understands that people are looking for automotive solutions they can trust, at a fair price. When the business is upfront and the quality of work is backed by Ken himself, everybody walks away happy. "I just tell them the truth and what it's going to take," Ken says. "There's no shortcuts—you use shortcuts, there's going to be problems. We just do it the right way."

There's no shortcuts—you use shortcuts, there's going to be problems. We just do it the right way. - Ken Wood, Owner
Southside Automotive. Alignments, car repair, oil check, brake checks, diagnoses

Modern Equipment & Classic Automotive Know-how

Ken keeps his technology up to date when it comes to tools such as scanners to diagnose vehicle problems quickly and easily for his customers. He's seen customers who become worried about their cars when simple issues arise—they think their car is going to break down or they'll need to have costly repairs done. "Eighty percent of the time it isn’t going to break down. We just scan it and tell them what's wrong or often what it's going to cost to repair it." Though sometimes one automotive issue can lead to another, Ken works hard to keep customers in the loop to avoid hidden fees and maintain his honest reputation. He knows that a satisfied customer is one that knows what they are paying and gets what they paid for.

He and his team also keep in touch with modern techniques through mechanic courses and online information—Southside Automotive is dedicated to combining classic know-how with modern automotive care for the ultimate customer experience.

Southside Automotive. Alignments, car repair, oil check, brake checks, diagnoses

Long Term Vehicle Repairs You Can Depend On

Ken is satisfied when his customers come back to him after a repair and thank him for the quality of his work. He sees the trust that comes from a job well done, at a fair price and takes pride in reversing the myth of the crooked auto mechanic who is only in it for the money. He works hard to use quality parts and methods for long-term solutions that his customers can rely on.

Southside Automotive. Alignments, car repair, oil check, brake checks, diagnoses
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