John's Thistle Auto marks three decades in Ladner

One local mechanic is marking 30 years in the community this year.

John McCafferty, who owns John's Thistle Auto in Ladner, has been helping make sure South Delta vehicles run smoothly since the early 1980s.

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McCafferty immigrated to Canada from Scotland in 1982 and started working at Thistle Auto. He was just 22.

A year later, McCafferty took over the business and it became John's Thistle Auto.

McCafferty and his team have been offering consistent and friendly service to local motorists ever since.

The full service automotive repair and maintenance shop has four licenced technicians on staff with more than 80 years of experience combined as well as two apprentice technicians.

The service manager and service advisor make sure every vehicle that comes through the doors gets the service it needs.

"We're strong in diagnostic problems," McCafferty said, adding that John's Thistle Auto is authorized to do maintenance on vehicles that are still under warranty.

Staffers at the shop also strongly promote automotive maintenance and can even send customers free service reminders.

John's Thistle Auto is part of the NAPA Autopro Group, which can offer peace of mind to customers through warranties for parts as well as a free roadside assistance program. Upon registration, customers are eligible for free roadside assistance, including towing up to 40 kilometres.

Services at John's Thistle Auto include a local shuttle, early and late drop box service, as well as a wash for every vehicle serviced.

John's Thistle Auto is located at 4892 Elliott Street in Ladner.

For more information, or to make an appointment, call 604-946-6626 or go online to

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