Spring Break

Are you planning a road trip this coming Spring break? Here are the things you want to make sure you have in order so your trip doesn’t have any unexpected surprises.

Check tire press – Get better gas mileage as well as improved safety by ensuring your tire pressure is within proper range.

Check oil level – Nothing is more critical than having proper oil for your car.

Check coolant level – Do you notice when driving that your temperature gauge seems to go up faster than normal. It might be you don’t have enough coolant or have a leak.

Check your wipers – Are they starting to fray or when you turn them on do you notice smearing? Wiper blades are inexpensive to replace but can be a real help.

If you are due for an oil change or want a general check up, you can always book an appointment at Bruno Automotive.  Courtesy cars are available.

We speak Japanese and Swedish


Got an issue with your Subaru or Volvo? Not a problem. Our experienced staff have you covered – we also speak Japanese and Swedish! We have three experienced technicians on hand, always available to meet your auto repair needs. In fact, we have specialized in Volvos and Subaru’s since the late 70’s! You won’t find more experienced Subaru and Volvo specialists on the North Vancouver and West Vancouver (not to mention Vancouver too)!

We are also a BCAA approved repair shop.

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Is your transmission grinding, having trouble shifting gears, leaking red oil or your car is just not moving at all!  There’s a good chance your transmission needs help.

We will assist you to determine if you may be covered under your manufacturer’s warranty. If it’s an older car, we will assist you in deciding whether it’s better to fix it or perhaps it may be time for another vehicle!

Most times we can fix your transmission within your budget and get you back on the road again. We will provide you with a courtesy car while your car is being repaired.  At Bruno Automotive, we handle transmission work for all makes and models.

We are also a BCAA approved repair shop.

Here is a video that describes some of the symptoms of transmission problems.

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With the North Shore landscape you want to make sure your brakes are in top shape!

We will inspect and evaluate your brakes with a full report on brake percentage remaining and brake fluid condition. We only use quality brake pads and brake shoes. Brake rotors and drums can be machined at our facility saving you money from having to buy expensive, new parts. We offer top quality work at competitive prices and a guarantee. We are a BCAA approved repair shop.

It’s a good idea to get your brakes changed on time to avoid extra costs. We can provide a courtesy car if necessary. We are just behind Capilano Mall so there is shopping and coffee shops nearby while repairs are being completed.

How do you know when it’s time to replace your brakes? Here is a video with some good tips.

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Oil changes

When you get your oil changed at Bruno Automotive, you also get a thorough safety inspection included.  We will remove your wheels in order to check your brakes. We will rotate tires if required.  We will top up the fluids, check your lights, wipers and tire pressure.

We supply semi-synthetic oil and full-synthetic oil. It’s important that you change your oil at least every 5000 kilometres or as per your manufacturer’s service interval.  Here is an overview of what type of oil to use and why oil changes are critical.  We know your life is busy so we will mail you a reminder when your next service is due.

We are conveniently located next to the Capilano Mall so you can shop or have a coffee while waiting.  A qualified service technician will fully inspect and take the time required to do a thorough job.

We keep a full record of all service work we do for your car so that you can conveniently keep track of maintenance and future repairs.

Our prices are competitive.

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Car Maintenance

In today’s busy life, it’s hard to keep track of what you need to maintain on your car and how frequently. You definitely want to be proactive about your car maintenance to save money and make sure you are safe.

We have the latest diagnostic tools to communicate with your car and pinpoint the issue requiring attention. We send out reminder letters to help you remember which maintenance items are recommended.

We also help you determine which items are urgent versus those that can be safely postponed for some period of time so you can budget your repairs effectively and not suddenly get a big, unexpected repair.

Here is a helpful article showing the true cost of not doing regular car maintenance.


As Bruno says to his wife, there’s nothing more important than good tires as it’s the only thing between you and the road!
At Bruno Automotive, we will measure your tire treads and give you an accurate assessment of tire life remaining or if it’s time to get new tires.

We provide snow tires for the winter driving. We have access to three warehouses that can provide good pricing and can offer you a wide range of brands and prices to fit your budget. We have computerized wheel balancing, alignment service and repair flat tires.

Typically the fall is when you should change to winter tires and then in the late Spring around April change back to your regular tires. Whether you are driving in rainy conditions in Vancouver or taking the trek up to the Okanagan or Whistler, you want to be safe.

If you think winter tires are unnecessary, you may want to watch this video!

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The new tires on my truck work great! I was able to get my service done at the same time. A one stop shop, it’s great.


I’m a senior and Bruno has been taking care of my pickup for 15 years. The boys are very nice. I’m very grateful!