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.
The showroom and lots at Gananoque Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac parade a glittering lineup of new and used cars, trucks, and SUVs. Models such as the Chevy Cruze sip lightly on gas for more economic fuel efficiency, whereas Silverados pack V-8 engines to tow construction materials and transport prized boulder collections. With such a range of available models, the dealership’s online car-finder tool comes in handy, narrowing down choices based on lifestyle and economic indicators. For assistance in leasing and buying vehicles, the financing department provides options in their preapproval credit centre, and after each purchase, Gananoque Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac continues protecting clients with walk-away programs and warranty guarantees. The service center keeps GM cars and light-duty trucks running smoothly with routine and warranty repairs—the Goodwrench technicians install GM parts and provide alternative transportation while they service vehicles.
PureSteam.co's technicians clean everything from cars, SUVs, and boats to sofas, armchairs, and mattresses with hot vapour from eco-friendly steam-cleaning equipment. Heat from the steam helps to sanitise and deodorise vehicles and furniture while cleaning. The process not only avoids the use of chemicals, but also requires less than a gallon of water per car wash.
Together with his wife Anita, Kevin Tierney has expanded his once-humble shop to 3,600 square feet, outfitting it with the latest equipment for maintaining services and repairs of all makes and models. As a result of his dedication, each technician under his charge must undergo 128 hours of training each year and subsist entirely on a diet of oil and socket wrenches. All repairs performed include a 24-Month/40,000km repair warranty on parts and labour.
Licensed mechanic Raymond Kwan knows Honda and Acura vehicles inside and out—he worked at a Honda dealership for a decade. Nowadays, his knowledge of the two automakers is on display at his own shop, Onion Auto Service. There, he and his staff duck below the hood during maintenance services such as oil changes, computer diagnostics, and brake and tire repairs.