Route 56 Truck and Auto Repair

Central Ontario's Best Automotive Repair Shop

Serving the Barrie area for more than twenty years.


  • Personal/ family vehicles
  • In-shop services only

$70/ hr


  • Company & Corporate vehicles
  • Heavy Equipment
  • In-shop services only

$80/ hr

* Above prices are based on regular shop hours and are subject to change without notice.

Senior Discount

  • Proof Required
  • All Domestic Services


Workin' hard Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

and even harder on Saturday & Sunday (by appointment only)

We can fix just about anything

(but these are the most common things we deal with)

  • Body Lifts
  • Brakes/ Air Brakes
  • Diagnostics
  • Electrical
  • Engine RE & RE
  • Exhaust
  • Front-end
  • Fuel Systems
  • Preventitive Maintenance
  • Steering
  • Struts & Springs
  • Suspension
  • Transmission RE & RE
  • Welding Fabricating

Oh, hello roadtrip season!

Thinking about hitting the road this season? Stop by Route 56 for a routine inspection and we'll make sure your ride gets there in one piece!

What We're All About

Route 56 has been serving the Barrie area for more than twenty years; formerly known as BRIMAR Mechanical in Essa Twp. and located at it’s current location in Utopia since 2011.

At Route 56 Truck and Auto Repair, we make owning a car more affordable and more enjoyable. As an owner operated business, Route 56's primary concern is always the customer; that's why we’re open 7 days a week (by appointment only on Saturday's and Sunday's) and provide up-front quotes, great customer service, and excellence in the industry. Our master mechanic is a diesel mechanic by trade, but also has an A-License, Truck and Coach License, Safety Standard Certificate, and Yellow Annual Stickers. So, go ahead and call us today for a quote!


In order to legally repair a motor vehicle, an A-License (also known as an Automotive Mechanic License) is required. an A-Licensed Mechanic is legally able to service and repair cars and small trucks. Come in to Route 56 to ensure you get it done right the first time.

Truck and Coach License

Route 56 is licensed to service, repair, overhaul, diagnose and inspect motor coaches, heavy trucks and truck-trailers.

Safety Standard Certificate

According to the Ministry of Transportation, a Safety Standard Certificate is defined as "...a document that certifies a vehicle’s fitness. You can buy and register a vehicle without a safety certificate, but you cannot put your own plates on the vehicle or drive it without one. Any inspection station in Ontario licensed by the Ministry of Transportation can issue a safety standards certificate, provided your vehicle passes an inspection."

Yellow Annual Stickers

As stated on the Ministry of Transportation's website, "trucks, trailers and converter dollies, alone or in combination, with a total gross weight, registered gross weight or manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating of more than 4,500 kg require an annual inspection. If a vehicle meets all the requirements of an annual or semi-annual inspection, a sticker is applied to the vehicle and a certificate and report are issued by the inspecting station."

Tires starting at $60

Looking to replace your old summer tires? Come in to Route 56 and get'r done.

Give Us a Shout

Interested in our work? Drop us a line by filling out the following form, give us a ring, or stop by our garage!

  • 3 Napier Crescent,
  • Utopia, ON L4M 1W1 MAP
  • (705) 734-6289
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