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Here you’ll find Frank’s straight forward automotive advice and useful tips; news about special Frank Motors milestones; and testimonials from drivers like you.

Visit here often to learn about the Preventative Maintenance Specials that reduce the risk of unexpected breakdowns and increase the safety and reliability of your vehicle.

Engine Conversion

Well with a few longs days that turned into nights, and a lot of help from my father, and girlfriend Breanna, we managed to get the interior back together and installed the Thursday morning of Folk Fest. With no time to test it we loaded up the van, made it to Birds Hill and set… [read more]

Are you a Vanagon owner? Do you love your Vanagon but it runs like a Vanagon? We can help. Frank Motors has been known as a Volkswagen specialist for over 50 years and have recently started doing Vanagon engine conversions. There are a few shops across Canada that offer engine conversions on Volkswagen Vanagons, however… [read more]

So now that most of the mechanical work has been completed and the new wheels and tires were fitted,  it was time to move onto the next step of the van build, turning it into a camper. If you remember from the last blog, my van started out its life as a 7-passenger people mover. … [read more]

Why did you do the engine conversion on your VW Vanagon? Kyle:  When I purchased the van it required a transmission and front differential to be rebuilt, because of this the original engine needed to be removed.  I knew long term I wanted more power out of the van, so when it was time to… [read more]

Frank Motors has been known as the Volkswagen specialist for over 50 years so it was no surprise when we had a client reach out to us to work on their Volkswagen camper van also known as a Vanagon. This is a story about how the Frank Motors team did an engine conversion to increase… [read more]


What Our Clients Are Saying

Blog Post: We’re getting 5 Star Reviews! A recent study shows that 88% of consumers, now trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations. People read reviews to help determine the degree of trust felt for an unfamiliar business based on feedback from other people with similar needs. Google reviews are now part of the decision making process for people as well as writing reviews to assist others in making decisions of who to do business with. At Frank Motors, we’re proud of the 5 star reviews we’ve received and we extend a huge thank you to our clients for trusting us with servicing their vehicles. If you’d like to recommend us by sharing your experience of why you trust Frank Motors with your vehicle maintenance needs, please leave us a review on Google. How to leave a review: Open Google and make sure you are signed in Search for Frank Motors Click write a review In the window that appears select the number of stars you would like to give us. You are also able to leave comments if you would like   Kyle Smith Went there for Krown rustproofing. It was my first time getting this done. The employees were well dressed, very professional and appeared happy to be there. The process was thoroughly explained and they answered all my questions. The process was done in about an hour (as promised). Very happy with the whole experience.   Kate Campbell My partner and I lost our transmission on our cross-country trip, just outside of Kenora. A local mechanic helped us find Frank Motors, who immediately found us a used transmission, before we even reached the city. Once we got our car towed to Winnipeg the guys took care of us right away. They had our new/used tranny in by the end of the week and we were able to get back on the road in no time! They were extremely helpful in prioritizing what needed to be done, and were always conscientious of our budget. They even had a full assessment of our vehicle ready for us when we left! Highly recommend this place!   Chad Leachman Recently visited for a small repair job. Called and was able to get an appointment within a couple of days. Friendly and professional staff over the phone and in person. Repairs completed as described to me in the time that I was told. Very happy with the work and would visit them again. Check out more testimonials [1] from Frank Motors clients! [1] https://frankmotors.ca/category/testimonials/

We’re getting 5 Star Reviews!