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Our Story

EZ Lube is a locally owned and operated, independent family business…not a franchise.

In 1991 Gary and his first partner took over ownership of EZ Lube Automotive Ltd. on the Old Island Highway.  Surviving on a shoestring budget and living in the rafters of the shop, they ran the business on optimism and a lot of hard work. Gary knew then that the key to success was honesty, integrity and providing exceptional customer service; he still believes that today.

A year later Gary’s brother became his partner and soon after that a major competitor moved in and tested their resolve. Hard work, endurance and exceptional customer service kept them strong. This was not the last of the challenges for “the Brothers” (as they were fondly referred to). In 1999 they were given 60 days notice to relocate their operation from the Old Island Highway. Once again, hard work, innovation and determination turned this challenge into an opportunity. “The Brothers” found a new location, built a new shop, and in October 2001 they finally opened their doors at the Jacklin Road location. Soon after, they were awarded Business of the Year and expanded into a second location on the corner of Bay and Douglas Streets downtown Victoria.

Many years later, in 2008, Gary became the sole owner and operator of EZ Lube and in 2010 he installed a touchless car wash. The heart of the wash is a state-of-the-art water reclamation system which recycles 80% of all the water used. This wash system, along with their conscientious waste oil management principles, was in large, the reason for EZ Lube being awarded the Environmental Leadership Award in 2010.

Then, in order to spend more time with family, Gary sold the Bay Street store and made his primary focus the Jacklin Road location. Danielle, his wife, supports him in an administrative capacity and his younger son Eric has joined the team and is working his way towards a college degree in heavy duty mechanics. We are family oriented and community minded and we believe in giving back to the community that has supported us for so many years. EZ Lube continues to support many local charities and sporting groups.

 Gary Preston, owner, EZ Lube Langford, BC 

Our Awards

We provide ethical service at an award winning facility. We’re committed to our business and our community and we’re honored to be recognized for our efforts with numerous industry awards.

2020 Best Car Wash in the City
Community Votes Victoria 

2020 Best Customer Service Award , 1st Place 
Westshore Chamber of Commerce 

2010 Environmental Leadership Award, Winner 
Westshore Chamber of Commerce 

Ethics & Service Award, Finalist 
BBB Torch Award 

Business of the Year Community Service Award, Winner 
Chamber of Commerce 

Best Run Business, National Winner 
Pennzoil Image Award 

Best Looking Lube Shop in North America, 2nd place 

Voted # 1 in Best of the West Shore by readers of the Goldstream News Gazette 


Winner of the chamber of commerce environmental leadership award!

 Water conservation continues to be a topic of concern for the environment. Many people prefer to wash their car at home, however using a professional car wash is by far more “green.” Studies show that automatic car washes can use up to 10 times less water per wash. 

When you wash your car at home, soap, chemicals, sediment and metals from your car are mixed into the water. These all flow with the water directly into the environment or into storm drains. Either way, these pollutants can end up in our lakes, rivers and wetlands polluting the water and endangering wildlife. When you wash your car at Suds-eez Touchless Car Wash, these contaminants are trapped in a drain and are then removed by a water treatment system. 

It is estimated that consumers use as much as 140 gallons of water in one simple wash. At Suds-eez, we minimize water usage and control the quality of water used in the wash. All water from our wash is either recycled, when it is safe to do so, or disposed of in an environmentally conscientious manner. Recycling is extremely beneficial to the environment. It reduces waste and eliminates contamination that could potentially enter into our drinking water supplies. 

 Voted “Best Car Wash in the City” 

We are the only quick-lube facility that offers an eco-friendly touchless carwash! We reclaim our water and filter it to 2 microns cleaner than tap water and we use only eco-friendly soaps and polishes. We can wash most every vehicle …from smart cars to the biggest factory pick-up trucks and vans. 

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Customer Reviews

Dear Ron, I had an oil change today at your garage. I would like to say that Rob was a star and he was very helpful with the needs of my car. I felt so happy to have someone explain things so I could understand for that I will keep giving you business and recommend you to friends and family! Many thanks and see you soon!

– Nancy

I came in for an oil change today. I would like to thank Josh, I believe that was his name, for being so helpful and very informative with any questions that I had. He was very pleasant and had excellent customer service.

– John

I get my oil changed and other services done EZLube all the time. All of the staff is great, very welcoming, and very knowledgable. They’ve helped me out in a pinch a few times. The customer service is perfect. I look forward to my oil change with these guys!

– Dan