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).
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.
Mobil1 Lube Express – Richmond is ready to welcome automotive guests into one of its 17 cozy service bays. Car owners cruise in unannounced and hand their wheels over to one of three service specialists, who perform prompt, full-service oil changes or tackle bigger automotive quandaries. The technicians cater to every corner and chakra of the vehicle, also offering free local towing to get busted cars to their shop.
Most auto-repair shops fail to list employee bios on their websites. Auto Repairs R "Wee" gladly provides background information about its crew of licensed technicians, or "car doctors." Of the garage's small staff, notable members include owner Wee Wong, a stickler for customer satisfaction, and his business partner, Brian Parks, who has more than 30 years of automobile-repair experience. After a free estimate, a technician takes into account an automobile's history and food allergies before diagnosing or treating the problem. Services range from small to large and include oil changes, wheel alignment, and CV-boot replacement. Free courtesy cars and a shuttle are available to customers, and all services are guaranteed.
Brian Jessel Autohaus is a local port of call for high-performance European vehicles. Its showroom stocks shiny, high-octane roadsters from BMW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz. The team of certified and factory-trained technicians preps each vehicle for sale with an extensive 50-point safety inspection and can also supercharge vehicles for speed with KW suspension systems, Toyo tires, and Akrapovic exhaust units. To keep vehicles looking their best, the dealership’s auto spa pampers rides with heaps of hand wax, gentle chamois drying, detailing of doorjambs, and tar removal.