Readers Choice
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Winner Readers’ Choice Awards: MR LUBE

Building a Business + Strengthening a Community


Mark Cookson and Vicki Brimacombe have been a part of the Mr. Lube Franchisee family for 30 years. After years of successful operation of the Victoria Mr. Lube location, they wanted to provide the community with more than just the best place to get an oil change. Their vision was to bring the Mr. Lube brand, ranked as Canada’s No. 1 oil change provider, to Colwood — offering second to none service and convenience. They were determined to make a difference in the community.


Now the duo proudly own two convenient South Island locations at 3388 Douglas St. in Victoria and 319 Wale Rd. in Colwood. They formed partnerships and sponsorships over the years that have helped them stay connected and focused on what matters to their customers and community.


“We knew the Mr. Lube brand, products and services would provide our customers with a name they could trust. Our business has flourished as a result,” says Mark Cookson. “This growth lets us give back to our community.”


Through Mr. Lube, their vision to contribute to the South Island has come to life. Mr. Lube’s long list of community contributions includes a World Juniors Partnership, and free oil change offers for veterans and military members. In addition, they raise money for the MS Society and Big Brothers each year.


Mr. Lube locations are open seven days a week and offer services including warranty-approved oil changes, tire changeovers, batteries, windshield chip repair, fuel system cleaning, headlight restoration and engine flush — all with no appointment necessary. All Mr. Lube technicians complete the ASE certificate program — the highest standard in the field, at the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.


As the local owner and operator, Mark can often be found at one of their two locations. Their strong community ties and hands-on approach to their business make them a unique service provider for more than just oil changes.


“I am proud to live and work in Colwood,” says Mark Cookson. “To our customers, thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at your next visit.”


Visit the Mr. Lube nearest you and enjoy fast, same-day service — we might even be done before you finish your complimentary cup of coffee.