Vaughn Tanaka of Jim Morita Inc. has relocated; he’s been looking after my car for many years

On April 1, 2014 I brought my 2001 Mazda in for its emissions test. The test was done at Precise Auto Electric, 35-37 Clarkson Ave. in Toronto, where Vaughn Tanaka of Jim Morita Inc. has set up a one bay operation. Jaan Pill photo

Vaughn Tanaka, owner of Jim Morita Inc. (phone, voicemail, or text at 416-565-8466 or Vaughn Tanaka ) has done a first-rate job over many years in keeping my 2001 Mazda Protege, now at 208,000 km, running reliably and trouble free. He’s looked after previous cars that we’ve owned as well. We learned about his garage from neighbours on our street many years ago. To those neighbours we owe many thanks.

Vaughn Tanaka does excellent work at reasonable rates. He runs an honest and ethical business. I’m very impressed with, and inspired by, the quality of the service that he provides. I’m delighted to know, as well, that he’s now teaching the next generation.

I’m pleased to share with you the following message from Jim Morita Inc.:

Jim Morita Inc.

March 20th, 2014

Dear Customers and Friends

On April 1st, 2014 Jim Morita Inc. will be operating a one bay operation at Precise Auto Electric located at 35-37 Clarkson Ave. in Toronto near Caledonia Rd. and Castlefield Ave. area. There are a total of 4 different businesses operating under one roof, each serving their own clientele.

I found this concept to be beneficial to everyone. I will be personally working on your vehicle, purchasing parts and invoicing each vehicle to everyone’s expectations from Jim Morita Inc. I leased a hoist and not a unit to keep costs down as I may not be at the shop every day due to teaching opportunities that may surface.

If I’m at a school I will be able to accommodate your requests at the school and if not, I will be able to meet you at the shop. I can be contacted by phone, voicemail or texting at 416-565-8466 or email at [at]

I do apologize for not being there when you needed servicing during the time I was at school. I understand many of you have found alternate places to service your vehicles and we thank you for your past patronage; those who are still looking, you may consider to give me an opportunity to service your vehicle. In either case, I personally would like to hear from all of you.

As I get older I realize material possessions are not as important to me as much as having friends, educating our next generation, making new friends and being with my family. I still have a passion to work on cars and to teach. Hopefully I will be able to continue to achieve my aspirations.

Jim Morita Inc.
Vaughn Tanaka

[End of text by Vaughn Tanaka]


6 replies
  1. Sheila
    Sheila says:

    Vaughn helped me out with a vehicle inspection for me today, and made my car-buying process so much easier! Very grateful to him, and definitely recommend him.

  2. Jaan Pill
    Jaan Pill says:

    I’m delighted to know that Vaughn Tanaka helped you out. He’s an incredibly fine and diligent mechanic. My car (a 2001 Mazda) would not be on the road now, were it not for his help.

  3. Jaan Pill
    Jaan Pill says:

    Absolutely – great mechanic, A1 guy. I feel most fortunate that I found Vaughn Tanaka some years ago when neighbours on my street mentioned the great work he does.

    Vaughn recently fixed a spring on my back wheel. I was so pleased to get the car back on the road. He also did some great work using fibreglass to address some using along the body panels. I am so pleased to have the car running well and looking just fine – at about 225,000 km on the odometer. A 2001 Mazda Protege.

    I’m really pleased that Vaughn now spends a good part of his time teaching young people who want to become auto mechanics. I can’t think of a better teacher – he knows the business inside and out, and he’s a person of honesty and integrity who cares about the customer. What an inspiration a person like that can be for a young person just starting out in the field.

  4. Bonnie Krupchyn
    Bonnie Krupchyn says:

    I have known Vaughn since he was a very young, young man working for his uncle Jim Morita. It was always a pleasure dealing with him and when he went out on his own on Dundas street he made a real effort to accommodate my husband or myself when we needed help. Unfortunately I gave up driving when my husband passed away six years ago so I have had no need for his services. After passing by his shop I was shocked to see another name so this message having been printed will probably get a lot of his old customers contacting him. Congratulations and keep up the good work.

  5. Jaan Pill
    Jaan Pill says:

    Wonderful to read your message, Bonnie. I was delighted to learn that Jim Morita is Vaughn’s uncle. I had not know where the name was from. The 2001 red Mazda Protege that I’ve mentioned in the blog post kept on running for years and years, without a tremendous amount of money for repairs – all because Vaughn did such a great job looking after it. He’s a wonderful mechanic, a wonderful person. I’m pleased that many people have read my post about the relocation of his repair shop.


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