How to Find Boat Parts and Marine Diesel Experts in Sidney, BC

It’s just as difficult to find a good marine engine mechanic to do your boat repairs and source boat parts as it is to find one for your car. You need someone trustworthy, who comes recommended and can get the parts you need to you as soon as possible. Problem is, you never start looking for a mechanic until you’re in need of their services.
So how do you find great marine diesel engine experts in Sidney? Follow the 5 steps below.

Find Marine Engine Experts Step 1: Search in Your Area and Shortlist

The first step is to simply find out what local mechanics specialize in your needs and make a shortlist. Simply check that they offer the service you need (or suspect you need) and ignore any company that isn’t in your area or doesn’t offer the service you need. If they’re vague about what they do, strike them off too. From the moment you land on the Bayside Diesel and Marine website you know that we specialize in repair, rebuild, maintenance, and repower of diesel and gasoline inboard marine engines. If a site is too general or vague, move on. You need a specialist.

Find Marine Engine Experts Step 2: Are They Experts?

The next step is to find out what certifications and expertise the mechanics on your shortlist actually have. There are, unfortunately, many companies that are just looking to make a sale and don’t put their clients at the heart of what they do. Look at the expertise of the mechanics and if they aren’t upfront about it on their site (as we are) ask them about it. You’ll know then if this is a company that is worth your time and money.

Find Marine Engine Experts Step 3: Look at the Testimonials

Is this a company that does a surface-level fix, or one that truly thinks about the problem and ensures that what they fix solves the problem for good, not just for now? Look at the testimonials on their website, on Google, and anywhere else someone has left a review or testimonial.

Find Marine Engine Experts Step 4: Do They Supply Your Boat Parts?

The next step is to find out what boat parts they use and supply to ensure that they will actually be able to fix your problem when they find it. If they don’t list what boat parts they work with on their website, ask about it when you make your inquiry. We supply new and second-hand certified marine parts, so we’ll always be able to find a solution for you. You don’t want to hire someone only to find that they can’t get the part for you, or that it will take weeks for them to source it for you.

Find Marine Engine Experts Step 5: Contact Them

By this point, your shortlist should be small, so it’s time to contact your selected companies. If you only have one remaining, go ahead and make an appointment but if you have a couple, contact them, talk to them about your problem, and see which company is most receptive. If a company is difficult to contact, move on. We offer a contact form, email address, and phone number, so our clients can always get in touch with us to schedule an appointment or source boat parts.
If you talk to someone and feel like they are being too pushy, look for another mechanic. You want real, honest experts to work on your boat for you, so don’t compromise. If you’re in Sidney and you need marine engine experts to work on your boat, you can find out more about our services here, or contact us here.