Pawlik Automotive Tops Georgia Straight Poll
Pawlik Automotive topped the 2011 Georgia Straight Reader’s Choice “Best of Vancouver” poll for Best Auto Service (Independent). The online survey polled readers in the greater Vancouver area.
Pawlik Automotive (which also topped the Westender’s 2011 poll for Best Auto Repair Shop) has been in business for 15 years, providing full service vehicle maintenance and car repairs on all makes and models of cars, trucks, vans, 4×4’s, SUV’s and service vehicles.
They specialize, however, in the following areas of automotive repair:
- Air Conditioning
- AirCare Repairs (they are in fact Certified AirCare technicians)
- Diesel Repairs and Service
Pawlik Automotive has managed to make a name for themselves with a focus on preventative car maintenance and computerized record keeping, which improves booking and pre-booking and provides detailed maintenance reports. Congratulations to them!
What Makes a Good Auto Repair Shop?
The accolades Pawlik Automotive keeps getting offer some clear lessons for auto repair shops in BC and Vancouver. The first is that a team of skilled and highly educated (and in fact, certified and specialized) automotive service technicians can help instill a high standard of auto repair. Similarly, people looking to start auto mechanic careers can only improve their job prospects with automotive training program that provides a mix of practical experience and theory.
The second is that an emphasis on auto service operations and technology can see immediate results. Obviously, top-notch repair work is fundamental, but customer service can often be equally important. People sometimes don’t understand the work being done on their vehicles, and effective communication, along with convenient booking and payment, can make the whole operation run smoothly, ensuring a client-auto repair shop relationship that can continue for years.