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Limas Autobody Timeline


Limas autobody and paint has been operating for forty-two years. During this time we have serviced thousands of happy customers.Lima's is the place to bring your vehicle after it has been damaged or needs repainting. No matter the extent of the problems, you can depend on Lima's Autobody and Paint to make professional quality repairs.


This is Jose Lima. Jose has learned the family craft. He also has the gift of providing above par customer service. Since taking over the business Jose has excelled and received many excellent above par customer reviews. Jose is an amazing artist, he brings many years of outstanding customer service and craftsmanship. Jose has followed in his brother Henrique and father Virgilio footsteps.


Henrique was a very talented carftsman, Henrique loved painting and was very gifted at it. Henrique ran Lima's autobody until his passing in 2010. Henrique had made a name for Lima's Autobody. One that Jose is proud to continue.


2009 Saw the addition of our new state of the art frame machine used to straighten conventional,modern and unibody frames. We use a Fast track unibody repair bench with a wedge clamp measuring system


In 2007 we added our new down draft spraybooth. We procured an Italian Air Tech down draft low bake spray booth.


Virgilio Lima Moved from Sao Miguel,Azores and setup Limas Autobody shop in Victoria BC. Canada in 1976. Limas original location was located at "xyz". Virgilio was a kind man who was concerned about the look and longevity of everyones repair. Virgilio ran the shop for thirty four years. In that time he had many customers and built many relationships and repeat customers.

About Us

A family tradition with over 100 years of combined experience and 42 years serving Greater Victoria. The owners of Lima’s have built a reputation for going the distance to provide a high level of service to our clients. We consistantly monitor and improve our customer service by listening to you. Your satisfaction is our top priority, nothing is more important. Our customers have praised us with rave reviews on Google.

  • Accredited ICBC Shop
  • Free Estimates
  • Computerized Colour Matching
  • 100 Years of Combined Experience
  • 42 Years Serving Victoria BC

100 Years of Combined Experience


Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Q:What information do I need to get after an accident?
    A:The licence plate number of each vehicle involved,Driver’s licence number of each driver,Insurance information for vehicles not insured by ICBC.
  • Q: Who do I call after an accident to report the incident?
    A: Please reference the information on the ICBC Website or contact them by phone at 1-800-910-4222
  • Q: Whats the next step after contacting ICBC?
    A: ICBC will give you a claim number. Bring this number with you and drop by for a free computerised estimate. We will take care of the rest.
  • Q:Do you have loaner cars or can I get a car thru my insurance?
    A: This depends on the insurance that you hold. We are c.a.r.shop and c.a.r.shop VALET certified with ICBC
  • Q:How long will it take for my repairs?
    A: This is harder to determine as the duration is determined by the extent of the damage and current shop workload.
  • Q:Cars get dusty! Will you return my car clean?
    A: We will clean and vacuum your car to return it in excellent condition.

100 Years of Combined Experience