phone – (250) 729-8993 1712 Kidson Road, Nanaimo, BC Open Weekdays 8am–5pm

About Bavarian

Service is our specialty. Sure, you could say that we also specialize in import and domestic repairs – VWs and Audis in particular. More importantly though, we take pride in our work and are committed to quality repairs and friendly customer service.

We’re all in this together. Our crew is a dedicated group of people, and we all actually like coming to work. And while we always take the job at hand seriously, we still try to make Bavarian a good place to be. We want you to tell your friends and family about our honest, no-BS approach. And more than anything, we want to keep you coming back.

So far, so good. Heck, in our first year of business alone we had over 1000 regular customers. We’ve never advertised, and over 90% of our business comes directly from referrals. Our recipe for success isn’t rocket science: we do our jobs properly, and we treat people right.

Some Quick Facts

  • opened in Nanaimo Oct. 1996
  • same staff since the start
  • 100+ years of combined experience
  • 90% of business through referrals & word-of-mouth
  • senior & student discounts
  • warranty-approved service & maintenance

See For Yourself

OK, we’ve made some bold claims about how we treat our customers like family, but we’d rather you come see for yourself.

Call Klyntt at (250) 729-8993 to schedule an appointment, or visit our contact page to send an email or find directions to our shop.

Random Customer Reviews

Words of Praise

  • Thanks for the awesome service and thorough work. Highly recommend these craftsmen... – Ferenc S.
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  • The highest of recommendations, without hesitation... – Tom M.
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  • Klyntt and crew are honest, fast and friendly. Highly recommend their services. – Steve B.
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  • Have not changed shops since my first visit... – Wendy P.
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  • We tell everyone we know about the great service that is a regular part of the Bavarian experience... – Ray & Ruth L.
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  • We’ve taken all our VWs to these guys for the past 15+ years and highly recommend them to friends... – Denise C.
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  • The staff has always been courteous, friendly, efficient, and extremely knowledgeable... – Alan G.
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  • This is the only place to take your vehicle... – Berry R.
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  • I wouldn't go anywhere else. Great crew. Great coffee! – Brent P.
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  • ... gave me the kind of service you dream of receiving when a problem occurs on the road. – Claude M.
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  • When you find a German auto repair shop with expert, honest mechanics, you have won the lottery and I will recommend Bavarian to anyone needing professional, friendly, and cost effective service. – Roy N.
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Learn More About Bavarian

NAPA AutoCare Centre

NAPA AutoCare Centre

Finding a reputable company that provides quality work at a fair price can be a daunting task in any industry, and mechanic shops are no different. That’s why we joined NAPA’s AutoCare program: to help you identify Bavarian as a trustworthy and ethical repair shop.

In particular, we want people from out of town to know that we uphold the same high quality standard as other AutoCare shops, and that we are authorized to complete NAPA warranty claims. Remember, Bavarian is not a franchise – we’re a local company that is proud of our reputation, integrity, qualifications, and expertise.

Why does this matter? Our NAPA AutoCare badge is a sign of confidence that we can take care of all your import or domestic vehicle needs, professionally and fairly.

Lubrico Authorized Repair Centre

Lubrico Authorized Repair Centre

Lubrico Warranty has been providing Canadians with hassle-free warranties on used vehicles since 1977. If you are one of the many who has purchased a Lubrico Warranty, Bavarian is here to help with any approved repairs as a Lubrico Authorized Repair Centre.

Why does this matter? If you have a Lubrico Warranty package and are in need of a warranty repair, we have the experience to get you back on the road ASAP.

Bosch Service Centre

Bosch Car Service Centre

To qualify as a Bosch Car Service centre, Bavarian initially passed a rigorous certification process, based on technical skill, customer service, and shop design/appearance.

And it didn’t stop at the first certification: an outside company inspects our shop regularly, using both pre-arranged audits and surprise inspections.

Why does this matter? These ongoing checks ensure that we maintain the highest levels of technical ability and customer satisfaction. And after all, that’s what we’re here to do: keep our customers coming back.

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