What is AARS?

CAA's Approved Auto Repair Services® (AARS) is a network of repair facilities that have been appraised, approved and recommended by CAA.

CAA AARS logo.

When you see an Approved Auto Repair Services sign you can trust that the facility has earned the right to display this symbol of quality work at fair prices.

To qualify as an approved facility, the garage passed, and continues to pass, CAA's inspection for staff qualifications, standards of work, cleanliness, environmental responsibility and customer satisfaction.

The CAA seal of approval means guaranteed work at fair prices.

Garages in the program also exemplify the Approved Auto Repair Service Code of Ethics as a further commitment to professional conduct and customer satisfaction

Where's the AARS facility closest to me?

Did you know that if you just had a repair done before embarking on your trip, and something goes wrong with the repair, that the work will be honoured in any AARS facility in North America? What a relief to know that help isn't far away!

Repairs you can trust.

All work performed at AARS facilities is backed by a 12-month or 20,000 kilometre warranty.

An auto mechanic changing the oil filter under the hood of a car.

Even better, this exceptional warranty is honoured at any of the more than 2,000 CAA-approved facilities across Canada.

There are more than 70 AARS garages in Manitoba plus hundreds more across Canada and the U.S. specializing in:

  • Electrical/Battery
  • General Repair
  • Radiator/Cooling
  • Springs/Chassis
  • Transmission
 An auto mechanic going over paperwork with a client.

How do AARS facilities protect you?

CAA-approved facilities were selected in the first place because of their record for consistent, high-quality work.

In the unlikely event of a dispute with the garage, CAA will act as arbitrator and make a final and binding decision in any dispute between CAA Members and the approved garage.