Celebrating 60 Years

Victoria Transmission & Autocare is Celebrating 60 Years of Being Awesome! Since 1964, our family-owned auto shop has been committed to providing unparalleled service to our community. Six decades of dedication, passion, and continuous learning have brought us here, and we’re incredibly grateful to all our loyal customers and dedicated team members who’ve been part… Read more »

1964 Volvo 1800S

We recently had a client Jamie Graham bring in his 1964 Volvo 1800S for some work. Here’s what Jamie had to say about his experience. “After my 1964 Volvo 1800S rear differential destroyed itself last October, the search began to find a quality shop that not only knew how to work on these old classics… Read more »

Ten Tips for Safer Winter Driving in Victoria BC

According to a recent ICBC survey, almost four in ten respondents feel less confident driving during winter. So, in keeping with our Winter Driving theme, here are ten tips to help avoid the dangers of winter driving, as outlined by www.CarCareCanada.ca: Check the coolant (antifreeze); coolant should be flushed and refilled every two years in… Read more »

How to De-fog your Windows

It’s that time of year again. All too quickly your problems have shifted from bringing the temperature down on hot summer days, to keeping the interior of your vehicle toasty during the winter… and dealing with that returning pest: foggy windows. First, it’s important to understand the cause of foggy windows. In the fall and… Read more »

Preparing for Winter

When the weather changes, it’s always a good idea to give your vehicle a little bit of extra TLC. During the Fall and Winter, you put more strain on your battery by increasing your use of lights, the heater, and the defroster. It’s a good idea to make sure that you’ve had your battery and… Read more »

A Quick Reminder to Take it Slow!

School is back in session, which means more than just carpooling and packing lunches. It’s also time to once again take heed of those School Zone traffic signs and slow down to ensure the safety of our kids. And just in case we forget, the Victoria Police will have extra officers on duty in school… Read more »

Gear up for Summer

Summer is just around the corner, marking the return of BBQs, beach days, and best of all… ROAD TRIPS! Taking your car out and just driving for miles and miles finding new adventures along the way is the essence of summertime. One thing to do in summer is to get your car looking like it’s… Read more »

How Brakes Work

We get asked a lot of questions at Victoria Transmission and Auto Care. Since we do more than transmission repairs, many of the questions are about the other services we provide. Our last two blog posts were on different types of noises they make and what they mean along with why brakes fail. Today’s blog post will… Read more »

Brake Noise Diagnostic

We get asked a lot of questions about vehicles all the time. Many of those questions deal with brakes and the different types of noises they make. If you have squealing or squeaking brakes, read on and we’ll help you determine the brake noise as best we can. When it comes to your vehicles brakes,… Read more »

Why Brakes Fail

Without a doubt brakes are most important safety feature of your vehicle. You could be trying to stop quickly to avoid running through a red light. Or maybe a car ahead stopped abruptly. Regardless of the reason, you want to make sure you are able to stop to protect not only the passengers in your… Read more »