Taylormotive Service Ltd. is the first I-Car Gold & Aluminum Class™ certified professional collision repair shop in North Vancouver.

Over 63 years of Excellence. Taylormotive Collision & Mechanical Repair

Automotive Collision
Repair & Paint Division

Automotive Service &
Mechanical Repair Division

Collision Repair and Auto Service in North Vancouver

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About Our Auto Repair Shop in North Vancouver

More Than 60 Years of Automotive Service

On February 16th, more than 60 years ago, Don Taylor decided that it was time for North Vancouver to have an auto repair shop they could rely on for all of their automotive needs. That is why we established Taylormotive.

Don had already been in the automotive industry for ten years when he decided to open his own auto body repair and mechanical service shop. During his time working for other people, he realized there was a need for a shop with honest, talented technicians who offered quality workmanship and trustworthy service. By banding together with a group of his industry friends, his dream of providing superior auto repair to the community was achieved.

Opening Our Doors to the Public

With a team of trusted mechanics taking the plunge with him, Don went ahead and rented a suitable shop at 235 Pemberton Avenue and incorporated Taylormotive. The men that came to work with him were Barry Newton, a master automatic transmission and mechanical technician from Colliers GM, Bob Crawford, and Hans Kretz—a truck body fabricator and upholsterer from a Vancouver truck body fabrication shop.

When Taylormotive opened for business, a steady flow of customers started coming from all over the greater Vancouver area, including service stations and fleets. The talent at the heart of the business meant that customers wanted to keep bringing their vehicles for any work that needed to be done. This helped build strong customer relations and aided in the rapid growth of the business within the first year.

Growing into an Institution

After just two years—in 1961—Taylormotive had outgrown its original auto repair facilities. Our landlord had a larger building available at 174 Pemberton, which we purchased and now use as our body and paint division.

The continued growth and demand for our services didn’t stop there, however. In 1976, we moved our mechanical division into a new shop at 176 Pemberton. This new location allowed us to offer 40+ mechanical, collision repair, and paint bays between the two auto repair shops.


A Traditional That Continue Today

More than six decades since our founder Don decided to put customers and quality front and center, our repair shop continues to blossom. We have received many service awards and customer appreciation over the years.

Never looking to become complacent, our team continues to strive for the best. This has led us to receive the ProFirst Honda and Acura Citification and I-Car Gold Certification in 2015. In June 2017, we became a certified collision care shop for Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Jeep, Fiat, Ford, Kia, and Nissan. Just a month later, in July, we became certified with ARA Collision Repair Plus Gold Shop and Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program CCIAP.

Today, Taylormotive has more than 27 employees, with Michael as the Collision Division Manager and Charles Taylor as President, C.E.O., General Manager, and managing the Mechanical Division.

We have a deep appreciation for all of our customers and thank them for using our auto repair service—some since those first days of our shop. When you need auto body repair and painting or a routine maintenance check, we want you always to know you can come to us for the best service. From deals on new tires and oil changes to intricate bodywork, we’ve got you covered.