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Spring Car Cleaning Tips for Your Vehicle

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After months of driving through cold, wet slushy streets, your car can benefit from a thorough spring cleaning. Besides making your car more enjoyable to drive and comfortable for your passengers, cleaning and detailing your car protects it from damage and keeps it looking new longer. Follow these spring car cleaning tips for a spotless…

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Spring is an essential time of year to perform car maintenance in B.C. After months of driving through cold, wet weather, your vehicle needs to get ready for warmer weather and the summer. Whether you’re planning a spring break road trip or a June camping excursion in the mountains, here’s a spring car maintenance checklist…

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6 Reasons Your Car Battery Keeps Draining


A dead car battery can leave you stranded in the worst of situations. By understanding what causes a dead battery, you can take steps to extend your car battery life and prevent your car battery from draining. Here are six reasons why your car battery could die. 1. You left the headlights on Newer car…

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How to Choose the Right Coolant for BC Winters

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Driving in British Columbia winters can be treacherous. From strong winds and heavy snow to freezing rain and slippery slush, your vehicle gets put through the wringer. Ensuring your car has proper antifreeze will keep your engine running smoothly in any conditions. Here’s what you need to know about choosing the right coolant. What’s Antifreeze? Antifreeze, or…

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Everything You Need to Know About Out-Of-Province Car Inspections

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Did you recently purchase a vehicle outside of BC? Bringing it back home may be more challenging than you think. First, your vehicle may be subject to an out-of-province inspection required by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. To ensure complete compliance, here’s a quick guide to answer your questions and help you determine if…

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How Long Should Brake Pads Last?

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Brake maintenance, including brake pad replacement, is necessary from time to time. It’s how you can trust your brakes will work when you need them the most. How long do brake pads last? Here’s an answer to that question, plus some factors that affect a brake pad’s lifespan. Brake Pads Lifespan Generally, you can drive…

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5 Signs You Need to Schedule a Brake Fluid Flush

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Brake fluid is vital to your car’s braking system. The hydraulic fluid transfers pressure from your brake pedal to the discs and drums, so the harder you press the pedal, the faster you stop. It also lubricates the parts and protects them from corrosion. Replacing your brake fluid before it gets too old is vital…

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Why Tire Pressure Is Critical For Your Vehicle

When it comes to safety, your tires are one of the most important components of your vehicle. However, even high-quality tires can be unsafe if they’re improperly inflated. Although often ignored, tire pressure plays a vital role in car safety. Don’t wait for an accident, flat, or blown tire to make you take notice. Overinflated and underinflated…

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What Maintenance Does an Electric Vehicle Need?

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An electric vehicle requires less maintenance than a regular car, but it still needs upkeep. Even though an electric vehicle (EV) has fewer moving parts than one with an internal combustion engine (ICE), there are a few things to stay on top of, so your electric vehicle runs smoothly. Here’s an electric car maintenance checklist.…

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How Regular Car Maintenance Improves Fuel Efficiency

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You may think your car is running fine and that you can delay the expense and time of scheduling a maintenance tune-up. However, maintaining your vehicle can pay for itself by maximizing your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. With the high cost of gas, a tune-up can help your car and your wallet. Here’s how. Tune-Ups Optimize…

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