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Repair, maintain and service

Complete Car - Truck - Service maintenance & repairs

Wheel alignment

We all know how bad our roads in Cape Breton are especially the Cabot Trail and all side roads with their potholes and uneven surfaces that put an amusement ride to shame.

Did you know That Wades Automotive Services can correct the poor alignment of your vehicles wheels in about 1 hour, a vehicle with correctly aligned wheels will ride smoother and give you a longer tire life.

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Tires and wheels

Wheel alignment

This is what a badly aligned tire can look like

Tires and wheels

Worn Tires

This is picture shows various stages of tire deterioration due to poor wheel alignment

Wheels Alignment Equipment

At Wades you will have state of the art equipment to quickly set your wheels in alignment and have you back on the road again

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Buy your tires & rims now

We have a full range of tire manufacturers available, don't worry if you have your own tires to swap we can do this. Up to and including 26"

Click here to send your tire order form or if you want your existing tires installed and balanced.

Summer tires

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Key fob battery

Key Fob Batteries

Can't open your vehicle remotely, then possibly your key fob battery needs replacing, Wade has all the batteries in stock, call or order your batteries online for pick up here.

Full Service Shop

Are you looking for an auto mechanic North of Smokey then Hogans Automotive is the shop for your full service needs,Car,truck,4 wheeler, we can do it.

Before you consider where to take your vehicle for maintenance and repair, you need to understand the difference between the two. Routine maintenance items are those listed in your vehicle's owner's manual as part of the model's service schedule. They are intended to keep your vehicle in top operating condition. Repairs are service that needs to be performed to fix a problem. Where you take your vehicle may depend on what needs to be done.

Scheduled maintenance can be performed at any dealership; you don't have to go to the one where you bought the vehicle. Likewise, you can take your vehicle to an independent mechanic at auto-repair shop (Hogans Automotive Services), which are typically less expensive than dealerships. Plus you don't have the cost of gas driving into town, we are local, it makes sense to support local businesses. Federal law gives you the right to service your vehicle wherever you like without affecting your warranty coverage.

Areas Serviced

Areas serviced: Ingonish, Neils Harbour, White Point, Smelt Brook, South Harbour, Cape North, Dingwall, Aspy Bay, Sugar Loaf, Bay st Lawrence, Meat Cove, Cabot Trail, North Of Smokey.

Below are a list of services provided, should you not see what you want give us a call. 902-336-2000



You get used to your brakes. How they sound, how the pedal feels – and how quickly they stop your vehicle. Then one day, your brakes just aren’t the same. Your brakes sound funny. Your pedal feels funny – and you need to press it farther. Worst of all, it takes longer and longer to come to a stop.

Engine tune ups

Engine & Tune ups

Basic vehicle maintenance can prevent both frustration and expensive mechanical repairs. A tune-up is, broadly, a service in which your mechanic does a thorough inspection of your engine and then replaces or repairs all the components that have worn down or aged.

oil change

Oil Change

How often you change your oil and what type of oil you use are critical to the health of your vehicle. While there are many different grades of oil, your owner’s manual will have the specific grade for your vehicle. At Wade's we have the warranty approved recommended grade for your vehicle..

Suspension repairs

Steering & Suspension

The steering and suspension system are two different systems that work together. They provide directional control, allowing you to steer and manipulate your vehicle.

A worn suspension can jeopardize the control of your vehicle.

Tire installation

Tires + Balancing & Alignment

Seasonal tire changes, balancing and alignments, we can also order you in new tires, normally next day delivery.

A tire balance corrects the weight imbalance on your tire and wheel assemblies, while an alignment corrects the angles of the tires so they always come in contact with the road in the right way.

Electrical repairs and trouble shooting


Apart from the main charging, starting and ignition circuits, there are other circuits that power lights, electric motors, the sensors and gauges of electrical instruments, heating elements, magnetically operated locks, the radio and so on. All Circuits are opened and closed either by switches or by relays - remote switches operated by electromagnets.

We have the diagnostic equipment to tell us where a problem is

Full computer diagnostics

Full Diagnostics

The vast majority of modern vehicles are more computerized than ever before, and truth be told, that’s a good thing. In fact, this computerization allows cars to be thoroughly checked with self-running diagnostic tests to keep your vehicle in optimal working order. These tests can scan components and a car’s integrated systems for errors or malfunctions before they become truly dangerous.

Air conditioners repaired A/C

Heating & cooling

A properly maintained cooling system is so essential to prevent your engine from overheating or, even worse, seizing up.

Buy New Tires

Buy New Tires

We can supply all your tire needs, just fill out the form and we will order them for you and do the installation.

Break down car truck repairs

Vehicle Break Down repairs

If you are unfortunate enough to break down on the Cabot Trail, have the tow truck operator bring your vehicle to Wade's at Hogans Automotive Services in Neils Harbour

Provincial inspections and sticker suplied

Provincial inspections

If your tag is due bring your car in and we will let you know what needs to be fixed so it passes inspection. We also do the inspection

Provincial inspections and sticker suplied

Wiper Blades

Front and rear windshield wiper blades we carry most models in stock

Scheduled factory inspections

Key Fob Batteries

We carry all key fob batteries in stock

Scheduled factory inspections

Factory scheduled inspections

If your car is due for a full service bring it in and we will do the full factory inspection and service

Hogans Automotive Location

When coming in from the Cabot Trail, go past the road to the lighthouse and take the left hand turn to the Highlands Manor and we are at the top on the left, large white house with a double bay garage.
Truck repairs

Directions from old Garage to new

New work shop

After hours inquiry

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When coming in from the Cabot Trail, go past the road to the lighthouse and take the left hand turn to the Highlands Manor and we are at the top on the left, large white house with a double bay garage.

173 New Haven Road
Neils Harbour
Nova Scotia.
B0C 1N0

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Sun: Closed, Mon-Fri: 8 am-5 pm, Sat: By appointment