Shop earns certification

Affordable Auto Repairs is the first in Canada to earn platinum certification from NAPA Excellence Training.

Chris August (right)

The technicians at Affordable Auto Repairs are national leaders.

The Vernon shop is the first in Canada to earn platinum certification from NAPA Excellence Training.

“I’m blessed to have a staff that continues to want to learn and advance,” said Chris August, owner and mechanic.

Affordable Auto Repairs is a family run business started by August’s father-in-law, Harry Knopf, in 1972 as Harry’s Import Car Centre.

August has owned the business for four years and says his staff has embraced training.

“Striving forward on training, European cars tend to lead the way with technology,” said August.

“So when a training program with the depth of the NAPA Excellence came along, it was a natural fit.”

All three of Affordable Auto Repairs technicians took the training program and passed with 80 per cent or higher and they will continue to keep their training up to date to keep the shop’s platinum certification.

They have 12 different scanners and many diagnostic tools for work on a variety of automobile brands.


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