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.
Driven Audio specializes in the selling and installation of mobile sound, vehicle security systems, remote starter systems, and non-remote easter egg coloring kits. Their staff of experienced technicians installs sound systems from brands such as Pioneer, Kenwood, and JL Audio, integrates smart phones into factory radios, and wires in state-of-the-art alarm systems and back-up cameras. Their technicians can upgrade cars, boats, motorcycles, and even ATVs with their stock of name brand electronics. Their team can handle custom installation projects of all kinds, including rear-seat entertainment centers to keep kiddies happy during road trips, Bluetooth hands-free systems to keep adult drivers' hands safely on the wheel, and HID Headlight upgrades to improve vision at night.
Brothers Rick and Daryl Francouer wanted a place to shape new ideas and find new challenges, so together they opened 360 Fabrication Inc.–a place where the pair could create custom fabrications, service hot rods and muscle cars, and use the skills honed over their combined 43 years in the industry. High-end custom paint jobs, created in the on-site down draft paint booth, add eye-catching elements to vehicles, and a 28-foot trailer allows the staff to pick-up and drop-off vehicles for service.
Originally founded in 1979 as a mobile service and repair business, Gerry's Automotive has since moved to a permanent brick and mortar garage, where owners Gerry Visser and Frank Talaber oversee a staff of 20 skilled mechanics. With a commitment to quality and integrity, the owners back services such as brake and engine repairs with extended warranties, and let car-less customers cruise away in loaners while their rides soak in the attention of the doting auto docs. For DIY-ers, Gerry's Automotive also stocks a large inventory of auto supplies at discount prices, making it easy for car owners to shower their rides or spoiled chauffeurs with the latest auto accessories.
Renown for its assortment of aftermarket accessories, Extreme Dreams Automotive's staff uses its 15-plus years of industry experience to help drivers customize their vehicles. With products crafted by more than 100 different manufacturers, drivers can upgrade their vehicle with everything ranging from long-lasting batteries to sleek LED lighting to audio systems that can withstand playing a book-on-tape narrated by a pubescent boy.