After emigrating from east Africa in 1974, Bashir Hirjee started detailing cars in a small bay in his father's Texaco station. Today, Bashir's detailing center, Bashir’s Auto Cosmetics, could swallow several such bays, as the sprawling facility covers 16,000 square feet and services up to 150 cars per week. Inside the center, autos enter a 110-foot tunnel for a thorough lambscloth car wash before a slew of protectants enhance paint and inhibit rust. Customers can take refuge in Bashir's 800-square-foot lobby while they wait, running fingers along the handmade mahogany furniture or easing into a leather sofa to enjoy the view of a flat-screen TV. A 150-foot red carpet also runs adjacent to the auto wash tunnel, letting drivers keep watch over their sudsy vehicle like a school chaperone on a class trip to the water park.
Keep both insides and outsides of cars out of sticky situations with de-gunking services from the car kaisers of Lubeworld and Washworld. A standard oil change on your prized wagon includes chassis lubrication, oil filter, tire pressure check, a 23-point inspection, and more, ensuring that no frictiony stowaways make a home in your engine block. No appointment is necessary.
The British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) is a not-for-profit member services organization with more than 792, 310 members in British Columbia and the Yukon.
BCAA is affiliated with the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) and the American Automobile Association (AAA).
Broco Auto Glass's government-certified technicians draw on more than 30 years of experience to stabilize windshields with high-quality adhesives. During each chip-repair service, glass gurus secure rock-, weather-, or eight-ball-inflicted craters with deft handiwork, eliciting an unobstructed pane through which drivers can safely spy the road ahead. The chip repairs stymie minor bruises in the glass, preventing them from expanding into larger cracks that would require full glass replacement. Once windshields have been mended, staffers refill washer-fluid reservoirs and inspect the wipers to make sure they're strong enough to bat away snow, yet gentle enough to lull the hood ornament into a deep nap.
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.
For more than 20 years, Boyd Autobody & Glass has welcomed limping autos of all shapes and sizes, restoring them to road worthiness with necessary repairs. At locations spread across Canada and the US, technicians restore the structural integrity of vehicles with collision repair services. They also restore headlights, straighten frames, erase dents, and patch up cosmetic flaws and paint damage with the help of a computerized colour-matching system. Techs rectify glassy dilemmas, too, with services including windshield repair and replacement services. No matter the job, though, Boyd Autobody & Glass backs its workmanship with a lifetime guarantee, which is a much more reliable pact than the previously accepted pinky swear.