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Professional Auto Repairs of cars of all brands
The most trusted Car Repair Center in Waterloo with modern equipment and qualified personnel.
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FREE COURTESY INSPECTION WITH ALL APPOINTMENTS!
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About us

Essential Auto Service is Waterloo's source for quality auto repair and first class service. We have been in business since 1999 and have over 26 years of experience!

Our experienced auto technicians will handle any of your automotive needs including:

  • Diagnostics
  • Steering/Suspension
  • Heating/Cooling
  • Brakes
  • Oil Changes
  • and Much More!

Visit us today and experience our exceptional customer service. It's our goal at Essential Auto Service to always provide great service and high-quality workmanship at a fair price. Our friendly staff is waiting to help you with your next automotive repair needs.

Your road safety and the safety of your passengers is taken seriously, and is the reason why we provide a comprehensive approach to the maintenance of your car with a FREE courtesy inspection with each appointment!

As such all work is new car warranty approved!

What Our Customers Are Saying
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
New Car Maintenance and Old Car Repair

I have been taking my vehicles to Essential Auto for several years now and have always had a great experience. Rich and his technicians are always courteous and explain what I need to know in order to make an informed choice about the service.
I have 2 cars, a 12 year old vehicle that needs repair due to worn out parts and a new car that benefits from the preventative maintenance that Rich suggests to ensure that I don't have a problem on the road . It has been a real blessing to have this automotive team looking after my both of my cars.

Brenda V. 2015 Acura TLX

A Fantastic Car Service Shop in Waterloo

Phil H. 2000 Porsche 911, 2001 Saab 93

THE most honest, thorough, and customer focused auto service center Waterloo

Read Alex R.'s review of Essential Auto Service on Yelp

Alex R. 2013 Ford F-140 4x4

Exclusive Corporate Fleet Maintenance, Emergency Fleet Repairs, Expert Service, Competitive Pricing

Fleet Maintenance Waterloo

You can trust Essential Auto to keep your fleet on the street

Our experienced fleet maintenance auto technicians will handle any of your automotive needs. Try Our Fleet Maintenance Service:

  • Minimal Vehicle Downtime
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Service History Records
  • Emergency repairs
  • Fleet Vehicle Analysis and Diagnosis
  • and More!

It's our goal at Essential Auto Service to always provide great service and high-quality workmanship at a fair price. Visit us in our shop today and experience our exceptional customer service.

Your fleet needs to be out on the road when your custmers need you and we understand that. Our approach to Fleet Maintenance supports your needs for urgency, reliability and the road safety

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FREE COURTESY INSPECTION WITH ALL APPOINTMENTS!
Fleet Maintenance Services in Waterloo
Over the years we have encountered and resolved many car issues and have been asked many questions. Below are few questions we're being asked frequently.
FAQ
Do You Service European Cars?
Yes, we service BMW, VW, Volvo, Mercedes, Audi almost on a daily basis. One of the main reasons drivers of European cars trust us with their vehicles is that they receive exact same service they would receive at their dealerships for much less. We use the same fluids a car dealership would use, we use same parts a dealership would use, in addition to that we have been servicing European cars for nearly 20 years.
What's Included with FREE Courtesy Inspection?
Your road safety is important to us, as well as the performance of your car. This is why every vehicle that comes in for a service will receive same FREE courtesy inspection. Road test vehicle, Inspect steering, Inspect Suspension, Brakes, Tires, Exhaust, Lights, Belts, Hoses, Wiper Blades, Inspect fluid quality and top up fluids.
Does Essential Auto Service Cover New Car Warranty?
All our work is new car warranty approved! Meaning that Essential Auto Service is a recognized and certified auto service shop. The service we provide on your new vehicle DOESN'T affect your new car warranty with the dealership.  (for any new car warranty claims the car needs to go to the dealer for the warranty repair).
Do You Service Honda's and other Japanese Brands
Yes. We service all Japanese vehicles:  Honda (Acura), Toyota (Lexus), Mazda, Nissan (Infinity), Subaru and other Asian vehicles like Kia, Mitsubishi... Most Honda drivers will prefer Essential Auto Service over their Honda dealership in town.
Do You Offer Shuttle Service?
Yes. In fact, we offer pick-up and drop-off service should you require it. At the time of booking your service you will be asked if you require pick-up and drop-off and it will be scheduled based on your preference.
Do You Perform Engine Tune Up?
Keeping your vehicle's engine in peak running performance is important but does not need doing as often as it used to. Very few vehicles use the old style copper core spark plug that last about 60,000 km. Most vehicles use Platinum, double Platinum 120,000km, Iridium 160,000 km or Laser Iridium spark plugs with 220,000 km service intervals. At Essential Auto Service a Tune-Up consists of;
  • Replacing Spark Plugs
  • Replacing Ignition wires if applicable
  • Replacing the air filter
  • Replacing the fuel filter where applicable
  • A Throttle Body Service, cleaning the throttle plate and idle passages if applicable
  • Adding an industrial strength fuel system cleaner to the fuel tank
  • Setting all tire pressures
We also offer an induction service to be performed before a Tune-Up which consists of a mixture of two very powerful chemicals that are sprayed into the engines intake system under high pressure while the engine is running. These chemicals remove all the carbon build up inside the intake manifold, valves, combustion chambers and pistons. Then the products enter the catalytic converter where they burn off the build up of contamination inside the catalyst and help bring it back to peak operating condition.
What is Timing Belt Service?
Replacing the engines Timing Belt is very important in preventing serious engine damage due to belt failure. Almost all vehicles require the Timing belt to be changed at 160,000 km service intervals. Because of these extended service intervals we recommend installing complete Timing Belt kits which include the timing belt, water pump, idler bearings, tension bearing, hydraulic tensioner, camshaft seals and crank shaft seal where applicable. All the components of the timing belt kits are warranted for the service interval of the belt which protects you against having to do the job at a later date because of failure from another component such as a leaking water pump.
Below are some examples of our extensive service portfolio in no particular order
Brands and vehicles we have serviced
Acura Service Kitchener
Audi Repairs Kitchener Waterloo
Grand River BMW Service and Repairs Kitchener
Quality Repairs of all Domestic Cars in Waterloo
Chrysler Repairs and Service Kitchener
Ford Repairs Waterloo
GMC Auto Repairs and Car Service
Honda Repairs and New Car Warranty Service Waterloo
Mazda Service and Repairs Waterloo
Mercedes Repairs from a trusted auto mechanic Kitchener
Pontiac service and repairs
Toyota and Lexus Repairs and Service Waterloo Kitchener
Our Address
80 Baffin Place, Waterloo, ON.
Our Phones
519-747-5530
Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:30pm
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Essential Auto Service A+ Better Business Rating