OK Tire offers patrons the friendly service of an independent shop along with a nationwide warranty on tires and services at more than 270 locations scattered throughout Canada. Drivers can stop in to pick up a new set of tires by manufacturers including Pirelli, Kumho, and Bridgestone, and snag some shiny wheels to spoil their car's feet or their yeti's earlobes. OK Tire's technicians also administer maintenance services that can treat or prevent automotive problems.
The Oil Drop drains dirty automotive fluids, balances and rotates tires, swaps out belts, and performs any other vehicular first aid, maintaining cars for smooth sailing with a staff of auto aficionados eager to make all services easily understood by their clients. Car-lovers can bring in a revered road-hugger for its 5000km checkup and oil change (from $49.95) without disrupting an entire day. In just 10 minutes—as long as it takes to boot up a Commodore 64—the Oil Drop's experienced professionals perform an oil change, 32-point visual safety inspection, and top off all fluids, equipping drivers for another safe 5000km on the open road. Car-caretakers can also apply the value of the Groupon to other preventative maintenance services, such as driveline services ($34.95+), swapping out a filthy, disgusting air filter ($14.95+), and slapping on new moisture-defeating wipers ($10.95+).
Whether it's an oil change, transmission fluid exchange service, or other routine-maintenance service that brings cars to Quick Lube Plus, every ride rolls out of the shop’s pristine service bays spruced up with one of three free courtesy services—or "plusses"—such as lubing door hinges, interior vacuum, or a dash wipe treatment and spritz of air freshener. After the Quick Lube team determines cars' specs with handheld VIN scanners, techs place used oil, filters, plastic jugs, and other materials into their proper recycling containers. Drivers await their rides in a green-and-chrome reception area, where they can sip coffee and rifle through magazines or a stranger’s hair while perched in black cushioned chairs.
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.