THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE THE SHUSWAP: There’s no place like Bart’s Minute Muffler

There’s no place like Bart’s Minute Muffler


Full service: Bart’s Minute Muffler provides a variety of maintenance services for vehicles, trailers and RVs.

Bart’s Minute Muffler at 191 Hudson Ave, NW, offers more than muffler repair.  In fact, Bart’s has long been a full-service automotive maintenance and repair shop.  Bart’s customers can bring vehicles, trailers and RVs of all types, new or used, in for a range of the latest in servicing, repair and maintenance.

Customers can expect the best in customer service and communication.  A pleasant, light-filled, a spacious and clean waiting area is available where customers can relax with coffee, snacks and a magazine.

Five hard-working employees are happy to help customers with any of their automotive needs: Ron Medwid, Norm Jackson, and Reg Lathwell are all licensed mechanics, while Edwin Weightman an apprentice mechanic and Dave Bartman the manager. All take ongoing training to update their knowledge and skills so that customers receive the best in high-quality service.

Owner Russ Bartman started the shop in February 1977, along with his father and brother.  Now, Bartman’s son Dave manages the family-owned 100% Canadian business.

“We’ve offered a full automotive servicing, maintenance and repair program for years,” said Bartman. “We are constantly updating all of our equipment and training so we have the latest knowledge and technology. We also advise our customers on future repairs and maintenance so they know that needs to be done in the future and can budget for this.  Our price never exceeds our estimate.  We always talk with our customers about what needs to be done.”

The 22,000 lb hoist at Bart’s can accommodate up to 34’ motorhomes, said Bartman. Bart’s also specializes in servicing trailers of all types.

“We do a lot of trailer work,” said Bartman.  “We can do anything related to trailers: wiring, lights, hitches, brakes, suspension, and more.”

Bart’s offers Krown Rust Control rust-inhibiting treatment, an array of after-market products, and a selection of hitches.  Bart’s can also test all fluids – like antifreeze, engine oil and brake fluid – in your vehicle.

“We like to build trust and relationships with our customers. We like to look after people. That’s what it’s all about.”

For all your automotive needs, and to experience excellent customer service, call Bart’s Minute Muffler at (250)832-8064, or email out the Bart’s website at


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