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.
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).
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.
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.
Richmond Suzuki carries more than 650 new and pre-owned vehicles from popular makers such as Toyota, Honda, Kia, and Subaru. The dealership is also home to a service centre staffed by factory-trained technicians who extend cars' lives with oil changes and regular maintenance. And if you need to get to work while your car is in the shop, just hop on one of Richmond Suzuki's complimentary shuttles or hoverboards.