Most of the automotive-maintenance services at Pro Oil Change begin with the pop of a hood. The dull sound reverberates around the engine, where trained and certified technicians inspect air filters, replace batteries, refill fluid levels, and inject Valvoline motor oil. Outside the automotive nucleus, they extend their restorative touch toward burned-out headlights and waved-out windshield-wiper blades. All of this unfolds inside their welcoming facility, which accepts all vehicle makes and models and features a waiting room with TVs and complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, or tea.
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.
For more than a decade, Performance Auto Care has brought cars, minivans, and trucks back to their showroom shine with a host of meticulous detailing services. The staff's nuanced cleaning incorporates special touches such as a hand dry using soft chamois cloth, interior shampoos, and machine polishing to add more shine to exteriors than a disco-ball door handle, helping it earn its place as a Better Business Bureau accredited establishment.
To protect vehicles from wear and tear, the techs can rustproof them with a moisture-blocking formula originally designed for the aerospace industry. Alternatively, the team can smooth dents with minor body repairs. The shop's window-tinting services block 99% of UV rays, keeping interiors cool and affording drivers enough privacy to let out their glovebox?s resident gremlin during daylight hours.
What began as a small detail shop 15 years ago has expanded to become Goldwing Autocare, a tire specialist and detailing outfit that works to improve every automotive nook and cranny. Staff experts call on a national distribution network of suppliers to cobble cars with new sets of name-brand tires or luminous rims from a searchable database. Along with comprehensive detailing packages, skilled detailers can armour interior fabrics with a protective Scotchgard coat designed to reduce stains, or shampoo engines and all their connected parts with a sanitizing bubble bath. Technicians also fortify exteriors with UV-blocking Solar Gard window tinting and slather siding in Clearshield to enhance paint's glow and protect it during egg fights with other cars.
Staffed by a team of glass experts, Auto Glass Ottawa specializes in everything from stone-chip repair and glass replacement to window tinting. The glass shop's certified techs fill and buff chipped windshields with diamond-clear resin, thwarting small nicks before they spider into larger cracks or blossom into beautiful butterflies. For panes too damaged to repair, the techs replace entire windshields and windows with first-rate glass from brands such as Pilkington, Ford, and PPG Industries and back their handiwork with a warranty. Auto Glass Ottawa caters to busy customers with free mobile service and a complimentary shuttle, which travels in between customer homes and the shop via an underground river system.