Getting you back on the road!

Providing CSN-Reliable Services Since 1951

CSN-Reliable Auto Body Ltd was started by John Orchard in 1951. In 1989, it was purchased by John’s nephew, Jim Barry and Jim’s wife, Karen. Mike MacLaren became Jim’s partner in 2001. Jim retired in 2012 and passed owner-operator status to Mike. In 2020, long-term employee Curtus Larson became a partner in the company in addition to being its general manager.

Reliable Auto Body Ltd is an automotive collision repair facility located in Courtenay. We are an ICBC accredited shop and we strive to provide our clients with the best and most painless service possible. We have a total of 17 employees, which include experienced and professional office staff, collision repair technicians, refinishing technicians, detailers, and parts persons. We currently employ three apprentices.

CSN-Reliable Auto Body Ltd

We provide our clients with a lifetime warranty that is good for as long as the customer owns the vehicle. We complete work for ICBC and most private insurance companies.

Short Work Experience Programs

Our work experience program is available to high school students from School District 71. This program is available to students who are interested in the auto body field. We provide these students with valuable work experience.

Professional Affiliations

To serve you best, we are accredited with the following organizations:

  • CSN Collision Centres
  • ICBC Accredited Repair Shop
  • ICBC Express Repair
  • Automotive Retailers Association Certified
  • I-Car – Gold Class – Aluminum Recognition

Our 9500 Square Foot Facility Helps Us Do Auto Body Right

With an investment in state-of-the-art equipment, professionally trained technicians and friendly staff, we strive to make your collision repair experience as hassle-free as possible, and we’ve got the facility to back it up. Our facility is the largest collision repair facility in the Comox Valley, and you can take advantage of our many amenities, which include:


  • Full aluminum vehicle repairs
  • Low VOC Waterborne Paint (more environmentally-friendly than solvent-based products)
  • Resistance Spot Welder (produces original equipment manufacturer spot welds when replacing panels)
  • Comprehensive collision repair facility
  • Sheet metal repair
  • Two frame machines for full frame and unibody repair
  • Three vehicle hoists
  • Two AFC down draft paint booths utilizing OEM colour matching system
  • Clean, modern office

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CSN-Reliable Auto Body Ltd

787 Cumberland Rd

Courtenay, BC V9N 2E1


Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Service Area

Courtenay and surrounding areas

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