The certified and experienced technicians at Canadian Tire, which has received the North Shore News Readers’ Choice Award for favourite tire store, spruce up vehicles in their service garage and full mechanical repair shop. The full gamut of auto-spiffing services takes about an hour. After switching out up to five litres of sleepy oil with alert new juice, mechanics conduct a multi-point inspection of the car's vitals. The area under the hood, batteries, belts, hoses, and filters get a once-over, and fluids such as power-steering transmission, coolant, windshield washers, and brakes receive fresh top-ups. The vehicle's lights submit to a careful inspection, and all four tires must satisfy the shop’s standards for air pressure and firmness before playing a round of musical chairs in a rotation. Finally, technicians check the underbelly of man’s best friend for any fluid leaks and check the oil pan and fuel filter. While this Groupon supplies buggies with regular engine oil, jalopies with a palate for synthetic oil, diesel, or semi-synthetic oil may sample those brews for an additional charge.
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.
Signature service: Auto Detailing
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours
Brands Used: Diamond Kote
Pro Tip: North Shore family business with a professional, friendly staff.
Drawing on half a century of automotive service, Midas helps drivers to prolong vehicle vigour with factory-recommended maintenance services. Mechanics pop car hoods to perform oil changes with standard and temperature-durable synthetic solutions, taking time to inspect belts, hoses, fluids, and the air conditioner's resident penguin. Armed with efficient catalytic converters built to US EPA standards, the staff helps to shrink harmful emissions during muffler and exhaust-system checks. Trained technicians augment brake services with lifetime guarantees and curate healthy, evenly worn tires with rotations or replacements from Goodyear, Michelin, Firestone, and Bridgestone.
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.
Fountain Tire offers a wide range of automotive services for any make and model of vehicle. Your car-care package includes a replacement of engine oil (up to five litres of 5W20, 5W30, or 10W30) and oil filter, a chassis lube (as required), and an analysis of charging systems, starting systems, and mental health. Furthermore, your car’s tires will get new seat assignments and air-pressure adjustments (if needed) while the friendly car whisperers inspect and top off all fluids (to a maximum of one litre). Experienced technicians will examine your brakes and suspension, as well as exterior lights, wiper blades, belts, and hoses. They'll conduct a vent test for your air-conditioning system, test your engine coolant, and inspect for any potential leaks. Each service extends the life and internal balance of your automobile, ensuring that your car will be able find peace amidst the cymbal-wielding monkeys and singular sneakers that litter the open roads.