In Canada, auto services refer to the various maintenance, repair, and support services available for automobiles and other vehicles. These services range from routine maintenance like oil changes and tyre rotations to more complex repairs like engine and transmission work. There are numerous types of auto service providers, including:
Dealerships: Authorized dealerships provide a wide range of services, such as routine maintenance, repairs, and warranty work.
Independent shops: Independent auto repair shops provide a variety of services and specialize in areas such as transmission repair, brake repair, and engine work..
Tire shops: These specialize in tire-related services such as tire rotation, balancing, and replacement.
Oil change and quick lube shops: These shops specialize in routine maintenance services such as oil changes, tire rotations, and other quick services.
Car wash and detailing services: These services provide thorough cleaning and detailing services for cars, trucks, and other vehicles.
In Canada, auto services are regulated by the government and must meet certain standards in order to operate. Consumers can check the credentials of an auto service provider by visiting the website of the Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP) or by contacting the Better Business Bureau.