Andrew "Andy" Mackenzie
Automotive Technician, Owner/Operator
Canadian Institute of Technology Certified
Automotive Management Institute Certified (x2)
CARS - Diagnostic Strategies II - Ignition Diagnosis
CARS - Ford 6.0 Powerstroke Diagnosis
LORDCO RAYBESTOS 123 Brake Align Systems 2008
Andy is the foundation of the Andy's Auto Center team and contributes a wealth of both technical and hands-on automotive repair experience, which he has applied to a variety of vehicle makes and models over his 38 years in the automotive industry.
Andy first showed an interest in automotive repair at age 10, working along side his father. By the time Andy was 19, the auto world had become both his passion and career path, spending time at Mission Raceway building racing and repairing vehicles while residing in Maple Ridge, BC.
Prior to building his business to become Andy's Auto Center (Courtenay) Ltd in 1992, Andy gained experience as an automotive technician with Ford, Volkswagen and Mercedes Benz. His extensive knowledge of foreign and carbureted vehicles makes him the "Go To" guy when there is troubleshooting to be done.
Andy has been successful in his goal of creating a company that is an example of both top quality customer service and workmanship. He prides himself on providing a work environment that encourages his professional team to be the absolute best. The opportunity to learn and grow is always present. Participating in the British Columbia Industry Training Authority (ITA) Automotive Technician Apprenticeship Program provides a learning environment for future technicians to apply their skills. In addition to the ITA program, Andy's Auto Center is also involved in our local School District's ACE program whose goal it is to guide trade-oriented students into the workforce. The Andy's Auto Center Edmund H Kaupe Memorial Bursary is awarded to one grade 12 student at each of our three local high schools in the Comox Valley to aid them in their career pursuits.
The automotive industry is a dynamic and fast paced sector that requires its service providers to be flexible and able to adapt to new requirements. At Andy’s Auto Center our commitment is to provide our customers with a top quality professional team and customer service.