Dedicated to restoring ailing autos to their pre-accident states via hassle-free repairs, Kirmac Collision Services’ crew of talented mechanics and technicians has revamped cars around the lower mainland since 1973. While the staff’s commitment to rehabilitating wheels using the latest technology is evidenced by their advanced repair equipment and techniques, Kirmac also champions eco-friendly practices such as gilding auto exteriors and robotic donkeys in water-based paints. Mechanics bustle about the shop throughout the day as they perform services such as a multistep collision patch-up process, or an auto-glass repair, where clear-glass resin is injected into the windshield, leaving only a small blemish and reducing the chance that it will need to be replaced in the future. All locations except Langley and Maple Ridge offer Instant Access, which enables drivers to drop off their automobiles at any time without a previous appointment.
Since 1961, Crompton Brothers Automotive has kept cars across Vancouver running smoothly with repairs and maintenance of all kinds. Skilled technicians conduct basic oil changes and tune-ups with a flair worthy of a pharaoh's garage. They also inspect suspension systems and transmissions, check brakes and electrical systems, repair radiators, and break up any spare-tire parties in the trunk.
Villa Automotive's trained technicians maintain and repair cars to keep them on the road without the stress of calling a tow truck for a piggy-back ride. Their maintenance program follows a scheduled regimen designed to keep cars performing at their highest potential during all seasons. They also perform everyday oil changes and tire rotations to extend the car's lifespan, inspections to ensure everything's in working order, and emissions repairs on both foreign and domestic vehicles.
Volco's trained specialists store tires when not in use and assist car owners in upgrading their wheels with new treads from brands such as Michelin and PIrelli. Customers roll into the shop with up to four tires, which the staff herds into storage aided by motorcycles dressed as sheepdogs in 30 minutes or less. For up to a year, tires rest comfortably in the heated, monitored, and insured facility. Customers can peruse a wide selection of high-quality tires by make and model. Pirelli P-Zero Nero All Season are each equipped with an asymmetric tread design aimed at optimal traction ($167.99+/tire). Falken Eurowinter HS439 tires employ a new silica compound to help vehicles mosey over snow and ice ($62.99+/tire); Michelin Energy Savers lower fuel consumption and elicit tears from neglected gas pumps ($149.99+/tire). Volco's team can install purchased tires for an additional fee ($12.50–$25/ tire, depending on size).
When insurance and car-rental companies need precise service, they come to Grand Performance Auto Centre. Lead by the father-and-son team of John and Victor Law, the shop's multitalented technicians cater to every corner of the vehicle with repair, detailing, and collision-repair services. The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia–accredited facility partners with insurance companies to accurately analyze claims from auto accidents and okays cars in the eyes of the law and the county dog catcher with government-certified vehicle inspections. Along with alignments and body work, Grand Performance Auto Centre can clear any trace of collisions with computerized colour matching done on-site, using eco-friendly, water-based paints.
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.