With upwards of 16 million customers served, the technicians at Maaco Collision Repair & Auto Painting have the experience to restore vehicles' insides and outsides to like-new condition. They specialize in “cosmollision,” a budget-friendly combination of cosmetic and collision repair, and they guarantee their work with a warranty honoured at any of nearly 500 body-shop locations. Certified staffers use PPG colour-match systems to paint exteriors with finishes that resist chemicals, tough road conditions, and frog plagues. The company's large network and efficient production systems allow them to keep wait times and costs low, and their wealth of insurance knowledge helps to expedite accident claims.
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.
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.
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.
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.