We are a small, hard working shop with
professional level tools, state of the art
equipment, and training in all automotive
systems. We were founded in 2007, built our
current facility in 2013 and broke ground
on our new beautiful facility in 2021 with
an expected opening date of
We feel it is our duty to let you aware
of the mechanical condition of your
vehicle systems, as we take pride in our
transparency and honesty with our
customers. We perform a complimentary
digital inspection of your vehicle where we
inspect / take photos of the different
components. The inspection report is then sent to your phone or email - so you can see what we see!
The best part - it's completely free with any service!
We offer full service automotive maintenance and repair. Engine, Transmission, Differential, Steering, Suspension, Brakes and Exhaust, just for
starters. We also offer specialties including
Wheel Alignments, Air Conditioning, and
Inspections. We do jobs of all sizes from light
bulbs to powertrain swaps. We are also an
accredited Vehicle Inspection Facility and
can take care of your commercial and
provincial inspections. You name it.
We are currently building a 1959
Chevrolet Viking 50, lovingly known
as Danny Boy. Previous projects include
the Ultimate Tow Rig (UTR) as seen above,
the Electrod, a fully electric powered
1937 Chevrolet Coupe, a few 1972 Chevrolet
Pick ups, a 1957 Buick Cabalero with air ride
and El Chupacabra II, Wagons of Steel North's
1964 Dodge 330 altered wheelbase race wagon.
Our goal at Babe's Automotive is to provide the best service possible. We have transcended adversity and are ready for any challenge.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
LORI S, CUSTOMER
Babe's went above and beyond for me locating a mysterious electrical issue in my car and I can't say enough about the great service. I would recommend them to anyone.
I cannot recommend Babes enough! I have a small work fleet of older 4x4s that need lots of love to keep em running. I burn out mechanics as these poor vehicles get bush whacked constantly and often need complicated and extensive repairs.... Babe's is always up to the task. They have a friendly, professional and uber competent team that keeps me up and running. Love Babe's. Seriously cannot praise enough!
JESSE D, CUSTOMER
Babe's was great, they told me everything that was wrong with my truck and made a successful plan of attack, thanks again guys I highly recommend them.
ROSIE W, CUSTOMER
HOW TO FIND US
Travelling from Nelson:
Take Highway 6 from Nelson towards Playmor Junction. Approx 1 km before reaching the junction you will see a bus stop on the right - directly across the highway from the bus stop is Sentinel Rd. Take a left up Sentinel Rd, at the top of the hill turn right into our parking lot where you will see our big blue building.
Travelling from Castlegar / Trail:
Take Highway 3A with signs pointing towards Nelson. When you reach Playmor Junction, keep going straight. Approx. 1 km after the junction there will be a road on your right that goes straight up a hill called Sentinel Rd, directly across the highway from a bus stop. Take a right up Sentinel Rd, at the top of the hill turn right into our parking lot where you will see our big blue building.
Travelling from the Slocan Valley:
Take Highway 6 until you reach Playmor Junction. Take a left at Playmor Junction like you're driving to Nelson. Approx. 1 km after the junction there will be a road on your right that goes straight up a hill called Sentinel Rd, directly across the highway from a bus stop. Take a right up Sentinel Rd, at the top of the hill turn right into our parking lot where you will see our big blue building.