Established in Vernon, BC, Kal Tire has six decades of service under its belt and more than 240 locations across Canada. The independent shop's many different brands of tires - including brands like Nokian, Michelin, and Bridgestone - keep cars, SUVs, semis, and even mining trucks running in all weather conditions. Its collection of shiny custom wheels brings class to once-drab jalopies. And its professional technicians keep highways safe and cars and trucks running smoothly by handling everything from routine air-pressure checks and alignments to brake-pad and shock replacements.
The team of window wizards at CalAlta Auto Glass uses factory-approved glass and adhesives to mend chips and install new windshields. Vehicles sporting stone-chip beauty marks smaller than a toonie coin can drop in for glass repair, which typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete. Drivers with windshields plagued with faults too large to treat can opt for glass-replacement services, where professionals swap out damaged panes for OEM-equivalent glass guaranteed to pass lease-turn-back inspections. During the service, technicians clean the pinch-weld area to ensure the adhesive solution bonds firmly enough to avoid pressure breaks and water leaks during underwater monster-truck rallies.
At Supreme Shine Inc., patrons bring in their prized autos for both standard and custom detailing packages. As a premium detailer, Supreme Shine's crew aims to pamper autos with the level of tender care most people reserve for friends, pets, and lonely mail carriers. They anchor all of their packages with an exterior hand wash, in which technicians scrub bugs off the grill and remove the muck covering paint jobs. Additionally, supplements such as leather and vinyl treatments keep cars beautiful inside and out, and like a surgeon, the staff can field special requests, including shampooing the engine and removing pet hair.
Just beyond Tower Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram's glossy showroom and pre-owned-car lot, teams of factory-trained technicians work hard to facilitate smooth driving for their customers' vehicles. During the 15-minute express oil change, techs revitalize engines with fresh lube and perform comprehensive inspections to make sure that the car will perform even without an oil-soaked carrot hanging out in front of it. With equal amounts of skill and knowledge, the team tends to brakes, tires, and internal systems, and extends perks to customers such as free shuttles, free LRT passes, and preferred rates from Enterprise Car Rental.
The experienced detailers at Auto Pro Clean pour their years of experience into making autos glisten with showroom-quality sheen. The staff will wash sports cars, SUVs, family cars, and 13-year-old Trans-Ams going through awkward voice changes, executing jobs to their perfectionist standards. The shop opens at 8 a.m. Tuesday–Friday and at 10 a.m. on Saturday, closing at 4 p.m.
For 30 years, the technicians at Cetus Automotive have been keeping cars roadworthy with a range of maintenance and repair services. Despite their longevity, they keep their business up to date with online vehicle histories, courtesy cars, and diagnostic equipment that can tell when a car's just faking it.