Diesel and Auto Electric Limited has been providing service to Nova Scotians for 42 years since its founding in 1980 by Charles "Bas" McManus and Norman Melanson. Entering the market as a specialty electrical and HD turbo repair shop, the two men had a strong reputation in their local industry for being among the finest in their field. Word spread quickly of their venture, and the electrical service business grew rapidly and branched into electrical parts retailing by 1988. Now the two men who began the business together found themselves selling batteries, alternators and starters as a compliment to their service work.
In the mid 1990's, Diesel and Auto Electric Limited established an auto parts division that would rival many local parts stores. Now Diesel and Auto Electric Limited began offering many leading auto parts brands thanks to alliances with ACDelco and Uni-Select. The company began with the founders being the only employees of the business and has grown today to employ over 20 people from that same location built over 35 years ago. Today Diesel and Auto Electric is being operated by Charles' grandson Andrew Warner, and his wife Marion McManus.
"Automotive as an industry rapidly evolves as manufacturers attempt to be the first to market with new technologies. Our role in the aftermarket is to adapt to that transformation of technology and help educate our customer so that together we can meet today's challenges. Building strong customer relationships by using a synergy of fair pricing, quality parts, and dependable service has always been our goal. That is the one thing in today's fast world that will not change about us". Andrew