Small enough mechanical shop to provide personal & honest service, and big enough for any vehicle repairs.

Ian Tait mechanical services

Car Repair Service since 1985


We offer a competitively priced shop rate at $84.50\hr. The lowest shop rate in the Cowichan Valley. We are here to Help You.

Ian Tait Mechanical Services - Car Repair located in Cobble Hill, BC. Small enough mechanical shop to provide personal & honest service, and big enough for any vehicle repairs. For our customer's convenience, we will even pick up and drop off you and your car. Ian Tait is a licensed mechanic in Cobble Hill with 20 years experience. For Oil Changes, Cooling Systems, Engine Swap, Engine Light Diagnosis, Full Service Auto Repairs, Fuel System Service, Tire Balancing, Brakes, Wheels and Tires, Exhausts and Mufflers, Tune-ups, Front End Suspension,30 Point Inspection, Fluid Flush. Contact Ian Tait Mechanical Services in Cobble Hill, BC today for all your mechanical needs. 




1480 Heigh Street
Cobble Hill, British Columbia


iantaitmechanical@gmail.com (250) 743-8956


Areas of Service

Full Service Auto Repairs

Ian Tate Mechanical Services is your one stop Cobble Hill Automotive shop. With friendly certified technicians you can trust, we service all makes and models, cars, SUV’s, vans, and pickup trucks. We have the modern equipment available and our certified technicians undergo continuous training. Whatever the make, model or age of your vehicle, we can find and fix the problem for less and have you back on the road safely.

Engine Light Diagnosis

A flashing check engine light is typically indicative of a serious problem affecting your vehicle's ignition, fuel or emission systems. If your check engine light is on or flashing, it's time to come into your neighborhood Ian Tate Mechanical Services store for a car diagnostic. Our auto service professionals will investigate the check engine code error and troubleshoot the problem. If you delay a car diagnostic or necessary engine repair, the problems and costs can quickly escalate.

Oil Changes

Before we dive into the different conditions that can impact oil change frequency, we must understand why we even need to get an oil change! Dirty oil just doesn’t do the job as well as fresh oil does. The additives in dirty oil boil out, contaminants form in the crankcase and eat metal parts, and water collects over time and forms sludge. The oil holds more and more abrasive particles of metal suspended in it, and these particles wear away the parts of the engine that the oil is supposed to protect.

Fuel System Service

Fuel system service can keep your engine running smoothly and efficiently. Keep an eye on your fuel economy and reference your owner's manual for mileage recommendations. Once you're ensured your vehicle really needs it, contact your local Cobble Hill Mechanic for an appointment.

Tune ups

Tune-up intervals vary from one vehicle to another. Most older vehicles with non-electronic ignitions should be tuned every 10,000 to 12,000 miles or every year, whichever comes first. Newer cars with electronic ignition and fuel injection systems are scheduled to go from 25,000 miles to as many as 100,000 miles without needing a major tune-up.

Cooling Systems

The first sign of a vehicle overheating is either when the needle on the temperature gauge pushes its way into the ominous red zone or the “Check Engine” or “Temperature” malfunction indicator light on the dashboard casts a sinister glow. Left alone, the liquid in the radiator eventually boils over, and steam rolls out from under the hood. If your vehicle’s cooling system hasn’t been cleaned for a few years, using a cleaner on the system can free so much sediment that it clogs your radiator or thermostat. Have the coolant system flushed, cleaned, and refilled professionally.


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Let's Chat.

Use the form below to contact us regarding your car repair. Please be as detailed as possible. To help us best service your enquiry, we recommend that you first describe the issue you’re having before telling us what you want to achieve. You may also email or call us to make an appointment.

For job opportunities, please email us your resume. We’re always looking for new and exceptional talent to lead the shop into uncharted fields of mechanics.

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