Nicholson Automotive

Welcome to Our Shop

Our History

Nicholson Automotive Inc. is a complete automotive service and repair facility and Authorized Goodyear Dealer; your local garage and tire shop. It is owned and operated by us, Chris and Lisa Nicholson. Since July 2001 we have nurtured and grown the garage into a successful business with honesty, dedication and experience. Old fashioned family service has enabled our business to grow over the years. We are proud of our work, the service we offer and take pride in the people that do it.

As we like to say Honest People! Honest Service!

The Nicholson Difference

A Unique Automotive Service

At Nicholson Automotive, we pride ourselves on being different from many automotive garages and dealerships. The owner is on the premises daily, works with the vehicles himself and is always available to all of our clients. Here is what we think sets us apart :

Our People


We offer specialized skills including very experienced diagnostic and diesel knowledge, expertise with trucks, trailers, exotic cars and hot rods. We are one of the few RENNSPORT technical inspection centres in the City.


Only licensed technicians will ever work on your vehicle, even for less difficult work. This ensures the job is done expertly and efficiently, the first time.


Our technicians offer experience in many different specialties, offering them variety and challenge in their work. Their broad knowledge and enthusiasm shows in the quality of the work they do.


Our technicians are not paid based on the number of repairs they do, so they use the time they require to do the job right. They take the time they need but you don’t pay for the extra time they take.

Customer Care

We do not up-sell work on our customer vehicles, EVER. We council and advise our clients on vehicle repairs considering safety, practicality and individual budgets.

Our Business


We have invested heavily in a wide range of tools that enable us to get your job done more efficiently. Some of our tools and machinery are unique within the region and enable us to do work that other garages can not.


We pride ourselves in strict adherence to all environmental laws that regulate our industry and have implemented other best practices that help make us a greener choice for our clients.


We like to be active in our community and support local initiatives, charities, schools and sports teams. We not only work in this community, we live here too. We are your local garage and tire shop.

The Small Stuff Matters

Our facility is clean and comfortable. You will not find smudges of grease on your car. Your seat or radio will not be adjusted when you get your vehicle back. And there is always good coffee and new magazines in the waiting lounge! We always work hard to earn your business, and to keep it. But don’t take our word for it,

Supporting Our Community

We like to give back to the community we serve and proudly support local initiatives and charities such as the Greely Winter Carnival, Kars on the Rideau Public School, CHEO, Canadian Cancer Society, the Metcalfe Fair, as well as local sports teams.

Call us for an appointment or book your service online

8am - 5pm Weekdays