Since 1960, AML has been hard at work keeping Toronto’s cars safely on the road. It was in September of that year that Art French, a young, talented mechanic, and his wife Alice, a trained and experienced bookkeeper, put their names together to coin the title for their dream: Artenal Motors. Integrity, hard work and long hours were the backbone of their new business, providing means to raise their five children as well as earn the loyalty and respect of their increasing clientele.
Since that time, both Art and Alice have passed away, but their dream – now also known as AML Auto Service – has evolved into a small but modern corporation and a leader in both customer service and automotive service. We utilize high-tech diagnostic and repair equipment, extensive technical databases provided by MOTOR/ALLDATA® and Mitchell, and continuous training to ensure our ability to accurately diagnose and repair the modern automobile. Complete service records, coupled with regular service reminders, help our customers maintain their new or old vehicle in top shape and at the same time preserve both the vehicle’s warranty and its value. Our newsletter helps our customers understand their vehicles better and provides a means to update them on events and legislation concerning their vehicles and changes we may be making within our company.
Now owned by the next generation Art French and his wife Rica, the same honesty, integrity and hard work remain the backbone of AML. The use of top-quality parts augments our own commitment to quality workmanship, and we provide a 1-year, 20,000 km warranty on all repairs done by us, as recommended, to back up that commitment.
A six-bay building at 126 Laird Drive is home to AML Auto Service, with ample space for offices, a waiting area and emission testing in addition to vehicle service. We believe in performing our own repairs as much as possible, subletting very little of our work to outside sources. As a result, we operate one of the best-equipped independent repair shops in the city. Equipment includes on- and off-car brake lathes, computerized alignment and wheel balancing units, a rim-clamp tire changer, transmission, coolant and power steering flush machines, digital two and four channel scopes, scan tools to cover most North American, Asian and European vehicles, and more. We provide a spacious, comfortable waiting area with a variety of popular magazines, newspapers, television and even a salt water aquarium. For customers who need to drop off their vehicles outside of regular operating hours, we provide a convenient key drop box beside our delivery door on the parking lot side of the building. Inside the top section are envelopes and a pen to enter pertinent information including name, phone numbers and work requested. We ask that these be filled out and signed and that contact information is included. The keys can then be put in the envelope and dropped in through the opening in the upper half of the box where the envelope was found.