Laird Wheaton GM's skilled car cleansers wash, dry, and detail motor vehicles in an Insurance Corporation of British Columbia–accredited body shop. In the 30-minute VIP detailing package, techs hand wash, tickle, and telekinetically transport dirt off horseless chariots, then thoroughly dry the vehicle's exterior to reveal a shimmery glow. Vacuums invade interiors and suck up pesky pet hair, crumbs, and mud stuck to the floors and seating, and dust-targeting towels polish the dash and centre console. Finally, window washers expunge all smudges, dried bugs, and stained-glass portraits of Henry Ford from weary windshields.
Mobil 1 Lube Express is new in Duncan that uses tried and true Mobil oil products, which have been around for over a century and keeps all sorts of vehicles in prime condition—from the family car to high performance Formula 1 race cars. The signature oil change, which only takes about 10 minutes, includes 5 litres of conventional or synthetic Mobil oil. However, the shop's technicians can also use Pennzoil, Valvoline, or Total oil for customers whose cars say it's okay. Each oil change also includes a 21-point inspection. Drivers can opt for additional services such as transmission or power-steering flushes, Interstate-brand battery replacements, or Insight wiper-blade installations. The locally owned and operated Mobile 1 Lube Express supports their community by participating in events and fundraisers.
Peninsula Co-Op deftly plays the role of grocer, convenience store, and service station in outposts across Vancouver Island. A booklet of five car-wash passes entitles its bearer to five touchless carwashes and one roundtrip astral projection. A series of micro lasers vaporizes any wandering insects and maps the contours of each vehicle to determine its size. Two presoak cycles pry dirt and grime loose from exterior surfaces before flushing it all away with two soft water rinses. A Turtle Wax tri-coloured triple-shine treatment adds a luminous sheen that all but guarantees a red ribbon at the next town fair, and a clear coat protectant encases rides in all-weather armour. Any remaining product is swept off its feet by a debonair spot-free rinse, as the Laserdri similarly elopes with any remaining moisture. While the exterior enjoys its spa service, an under-carriage wash blasts filth from beneath, and a tire and wheel cleaner restores tires to a deep black shine and leaves rims clean enough to cut pizza.
Harbour Air boosts wingless beings with first-class flights on carbon-neutral aircrafts, boutique stratosphere accessories, and picturesque seaplane tours. Eco-friendly seaplanes furnished with first-class amenities such as leather interiors and hands-free cloud parallel parking launch daily and link Lower Mainland and the Islands through panoramic flights that last 20 to 50 minutes ($156.53–$563.38 round trip). The airline's auspicious boutique furnishes cloud gazers with flight-centric merchandise for gifts and seagull bribes. A small Beaver model plane ($41.99) carves its niche among collectibles with locally handcrafted western maple wood, and a Dax Wilkinson T-shirt ($34.99) celebrates Canadian aviation.
Too long of a drive. No car. A bunch of water is in the way. There are many situations in which regional flights are the most practical way to travel. To that end, Orca Airways' fleet of 18 small aircraft regularly travel between five airports along the Pacific Rim that serve Vancouver, Victoria, Parksville, Abbotsford, Tofino, Ucluelet, and Qualicum Beach. With large, cushy seats, their Piper Navajo Chieftains and Beechcraft King Airs zoom travellers through the air in relaxing comfort, like when Louis XIV was catapulted from Marseille to Paris in his throne. The flights are ideal for trips to business meetings or weekend vacations. Additionally, Orca charters its aircraft for travel throughout Canada and the United States.