Lima's Body & Paint Shop

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Whether you’re involved in a major collision or a minor fender bender, we offer a variety of autobody repair services

Lima's Body & Paint Shop Reviews

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4 May 2019

Great Customer Service

Jose and his team were fantastic to work with. They provided friendly, professional service at a great price, and got me back on the road in record time. Thanks Jose!
23 Feb 2019


Jose is a personable man who appears to have excellent rapport with his staff which then also translates into the personal pride that they all take in the work that they do. In my case they went the extra mile in completing work that a previous body shop should have done, without extra charge. I will be taking my business to him in future.

Jim Hoeppner
26 Jan 2019

honesty, integrity, and top notch workmanship.

With a summary like that, you would think they were worked on a Porsche or something. But no, it was just fixing a fender bender on a humble Pontiac Wave. The job they did was befitting of a Porsche though. Amazing paint job. Seams are tight and flush. I don't think it looked this good when it rolled out of the factory. Feels almost silly having such a nice paint job on this car.

It really makes sense now when i look at all the 5 star reviews these guys get. For a service operation like body shops, its unusual (and difficult) to get such consistently high marks, unlike internet vendors who are selling products off a factory production line. Its not just this site; check out all the other sites that has Lima's. They are always highly rated and not just by a few "friends" used to bias the ratings.
9 Aug 2018

Beautiful work

José and his team did the most wonderful job on our white Civic. It's ten years old but looked worse than it sounds: dents in both fenders and on a rocker panel, scrapes from a truck that backed into it, paint chips off every door and along the back bumper.
I told José to keep the costs down, as it'll go on the market soon: the best job possible wouldn't make sense. So his team focused on the really important jobs and did their best with the rest. Plus, their detailing is as good as anywhere. Not much more than a grand later, this car positively gleams; it'll be so easy to sell.
I think they're the best body shop in town.
3 Aug 2018

Quality work, good service, fair rate

Had a scratch repaired on the rear bumper of my Mercedes SUV today. Jose took care of it on the spot, painstakingly filling in the smallest of scratches. Once finished, he gave me some extra touch-up paint to take home. It's evident that Jose takes pride in his work, even when the job is small.
14 Jun 2018

excellent work

thank you Jose....caring, friendly and great quality craftsmanship.....great prices too!
Toyota looking good!
5 Apr 2018

Best Auto BodyShop in Victoria

There is nothing fun about having a fender bender, But when you find someone like Jose and his team at Lima's Body & Paint Shop it turns a bad day around!
He was able to work me in and in short order my baby was looking brand new.
Now I'm not looking forward to another fender bender but when it happens there is only one shop that will get my business...Lima's Body & Paint Shop

Cheers, Gerry Mendria

5 Dec 2017

Great overall expereince

I like taking work to local small businesses and Jose and the rest of the crew made it clear and simple. Great communication, personability, and job on the car (especially matching the color on my not so subtle blue). Especially grateful because they stuck through dealing with an American insurance company.
Would certainly recommend to others!
14 Oct 2017


I introduced my ML350 to a post in the underground at Mayfair. I felt sick when I realized what I had done. Jose took great care to bring my car back to it’s full beauty again. You would never know anything had ever happened. And...the car was detailed as well. Thanks Jose and crew
28 Sep 2017

Never again

After obtaining an appointment to drop off Michealle's car, Reggie, to Lima auto body here in Victoria with a claim from ICBC of about 8 hrs work needed, the nightmare began. While dropping me off at work one fine June day, we were rear ended by a driver who immediately contacted ICBC and admitted fault, so, this should have been an easy fix. Well, after multiple excuses, lies, condescending remarks to Michealle, having her in tears, my getting calls while on the road to Nova Scotia, etc, etc, We finally got the car back yesterday. Yup, that is correct. 11 Weeks and 3 days to do a job that at most should have been three days. Here is a kicker,,, they had to find no parts, I had done that already,,, paid for the part myself, and when I picked up the car,, you guessed it,,, that part was on the billing to ICBC. I would say that is fraud. How was the finished job you ask???? Well, we took the car just to get it the hell away from Jose Lima. The Trunk does not seal correctly, and frankly the paint sucks. There is a run in the seam for the license plate and a water splotch to the left of the plate. Really disappointed. The first four are before, and the last three are after pics. Would I recommend Lima Auto Body??? No. On the website they state, small, jobs, classics, antiques etc,,, do they provide good customer service? Not to us. The biggest excuse was,,, no one wants to work on these old cars. That was used even while I was picking the car up. Amazingly, right beside Reggie was an mid 70s Mini, in for a full body and paint. What Mr. Lima was really saying is they did not want to do the small job when there was big money out there.