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.
In 1953, a group of independent tire shops joined forces so they could offer customers a wider selection of automotive services and lower-priced tires from brands such as Firestone and Pirelli. Today, the business keeps engines revving from 270 locations across Canada, each independently operated by a local owner with a strong understanding of the community’s needs and strong feelings about appropriate nicknames for cars. The confident hands of OK Tire's techs are backed by a nationwide warranty on all repairs and tires.
At Apex, an ASE Blue Seal of Excellence–certified shop, trained auto technicians service vehicles and give them a complimentary detailing during a 90-minute service. Car care experts drain vehicles of their sullied petroleum, replenish motors with up to five litres of fresh oil, and then outfit engines with new oil filters. Auto technicians examine under hoods and inspect each car's brakes, suspension, and true identity. After the service, motor makeover artists perform a QC check, wash the car's exterior, and then vacuum the carpets. Finally, tires are shined, interiors are wiped, and a final quality check ensures rides run as smoothly as an olive-oiled Barry White before skedaddling back to their owners. While cars are being serviced, customers can relax in Apex's waiting room, where a flat-screen, satellite TV display sports and a coffee machine perks up patrons by dispensing caffeinated beverages and shrink-zapped aerobics instructors. Repairs include a three-year or 60,000-kilometre warranty. Synthetic oil is available for an additional charge.
Speedy Collision specializes in both full collision and minor collision repairs; we offer Full Collision repairs as you would expect from any auto body shop, but in addition we offer an express lane service for minor collision repairs. With our express service we can complete some repairs while you wait.
The friendly technicians at GT Auto Salon guard roadsters against sideswipes and nature's assaults with aesthetic and structural enhancements. Auto-body specialists reverse dents, remove scratches, and fill in the chips of damaged windshields, or they can prevent dings before they happen with protective coatings. ClearPlex film safeguards glass, window tints protect defenceless interiors from UV rays, and 3M Platinum Shield products, as well as 3M Rock Guard, defend paint jobs against the road's perpetual onslaught of stones, sand, bugs, and spitballs. The team of techs also enhances cars’ interiors with auto accessories such as air fresheners, DVD headrests, Lambo doors, and remote starters by CompuStar.:
An authorized dealer for Crackmasters and Scorpion bed liners, One Stop Detail Shop leaves cars gleaming once they've undergone careful cleaning, repair, or preventive work at the shop. Detailing technicians beautify vehicles ranging from sedans to RVs and boats with hand waxes and hand washes, never trusting shifty feet to do the job right. Damaged windshields look new again after an application of chip-eradicating resin, a sealing technique that can smooth away cracks up to 36 inches long. Alternatively, the team also installs new windshields in versions that run heavier and thicker than typical Canadian models. To guard against future mishaps, technicians also administer protective treatments that include rustproofing metal parts and safeguarding paint against damage.