From Our Happy Clients…
Vancouver’s Best Auto Service Experience
A Daunting Undertaking
Our 2006 Ford 6.0L diesel one ton pick-up had a problem with coolant disappearing and premature plugging of the E.G.R. valve ever since we purchased it from a Ford dealer three years ago.
After several tow jobs and many vague and indifferent responses regarding warranty work from Ford dealership shops ... I decided to get the problem fixed once and for all.
Fortunately I happened on Bernie's most excellent web site on the internet. The necessary repairs were done on time and on budget. Even though it was basically just a head gasket replacement ... the scope of the repair on newer model vehicles like ours is massive.
And as if the excellent repairs were not enough ... Bernie was also able to get a significant portion of the cost of repair covered by our extended warrantee company.
We live on a very remote Lighthouse for eleven months of the year and the truck is parked during that time. When we do come out for a holiday ... we want to be able to just hook up to our 5th wheel R.V. trailer and have a normal holiday somewhere.
The trailer dollied down somewhere we'd rather not be ... while the truck sits in some Ford garage waiting for the 'same ol' ... same ol' excuses certainly is not our idea of a normal holiday.
Define 'normal' I suppose.
Now the truck runs better than new. You've repaired all that you said you would ... and then some. The peace of mind we now have with the motor and the complete vehicle is priceless.
Bernie ... you and your team are number one ... and deservedly so by any account.
Richard & Reta Wood
Pine Island LIghtstation
I highly recommend Pawlik Automotoive Repair
Last year (Nov 2011), I dropped by Pawlik Automotive and told them that I intend to drive my 1993 Mazda Miata all over North America (8 hours a day or more for a month) and that I want to be sure it would work well.... they took care of the car, did a diagnosis, called me to make recommendations and got all the work done in a timely and a professional manner
As I started my month long trip, I was impressed on how the car was working very well. It was great to feel secure knowing that Pawlik's team took care of the car and I have nothing to worry about.
Not only that, over the past year, couple other mechanics (in the USA and Montreal) looked at the car for minor work and they both stated that "the car is well taken care off" and that "the mechanic fixing your car (Pawlik Automotive) did a great job".
Finally, I drove the car back to BC in Nov 2012 and, again, I went to Pawlik Automative to do another full checkup on the car.
in summary, I trust them. I know they do good work. and I would highly recommend them.
YOU NEVER RECOMMEND EXPENSIVE ‘TREATMENTS’ THAT ARE NOT NECESSARY
Bringing my car to you for regular service checkups is like having a marvelous family doctor who practices preventative medicine. It gives me total peace of mind knowing that you not only keep my car running safely, but will diagnose and nip problems in the bud before they become major (i.e. costly!) health issues. And yet you never recommend expensive ‘treatments’ that are not necessary – or before they are necessary.
All this is what I call holistic auto health care! It’s not just good for the cars, it’s good for us too! You have taken so much of the stress out of owning and running a car that I wouldn’t even consider taking my car anywhere else.
A GOOD, HONEST MECHANIC IS SOMEONE TO HAVE ON YOUR CHRISTMAS LIST. PAWLIK AUTOMOTIVE IS ON THE TOP OF MINE.
I have spent many years in the automotive industry and had the fortunate and unfortunate opportunities to work with many different auto service shops. I’ve had all sorts of vehicles in Bernie’s care: from old dirty Dodge trucks to Porsche 911?s and honestly, not a penny spent has ever been questioned, hesitated or regretted.
Managing Partner, autoONE lease Inc
A Mechanic I Trust
Bernie and his team have worked on all my cars for almost 5 years now. It started with a leased vehicle, continued into a second vehicle (which without Pawlik would have been a total nightmare) and now they service my second new VW Jetta Diesel.
No worries, no waiting for hours while things get "fixed" and then having to back to the dealer again, no worries about getting a loaner car, no worries that I will be hounded to death by the dealer to come in and buy another car...
My cars just run and I can pretty much take that for granted. Bernie's focus on preventative maintenance has made my life easier and saved me money.
How often do you get to say that about your car repair place?
Yellow 2000 Beetle
We are deeply grateful for all the TLC that our car has received from you over the last ... is it ten years?!
It has gone to an extended member of the family so we are happy/sad about our driving life being over. Jack wanted the new owner to know of the thorough kind of care the car - our dear Yellow 2000 Beatle - was getting from Pawlik.
All the best to you and your team. With warm regards
We have used Bernie / Pawlik Automotive for the maintenance for five of our cars over the last 15 years. Bernie's work is dependable and we trust his abilities to provide us with the best service and and automotive council.