Beyond the bright pops of blue and red that paint Detailz Auto Spa?s fa?ade, skilled technicians are washing and detailing cars until every inch of them gleams. High-pressure blasts of water start things off, and a slew of special polishes, waxes, and treatments leave each wheel, roof, and leather interior sparkling. VIP programs reward frequent guests with discounts, and with spells that ward off post-car-wash rain showers.
Dedicated to restoring ailing autos to their pre-accident states via hassle-free repairs, Kirmac Collision Services’ crew of talented mechanics and technicians has revamped cars around the lower mainland since 1973. While the staff’s commitment to rehabilitating wheels using the latest technology is evidenced by their advanced repair equipment and techniques, Kirmac also champions eco-friendly practices such as gilding auto exteriors and robotic donkeys in water-based paints. Mechanics bustle about the shop throughout the day as they perform services such as a multistep collision patch-up process, or an auto-glass repair, where clear-glass resin is injected into the windshield, leaving only a small blemish and reducing the chance that it will need to be replaced in the future. All locations except Langley and Maple Ridge offer Instant Access, which enables drivers to drop off their automobiles at any time without a previous appointment.
Fred Beck opened Broco Auto Glass's work bays in Surrey in 1978 and, with help from his brother Merle, installed up to 18 windshields per day. Their hard work would pay off—setting the blueprint for the 20 locations Broco has today—helping the sibling team branch off into residential and commercial glass services in addition to automotive glass services. Broco's government-certified auto-glass technicians specialize in foreign and domestic cars, trucks, and boats, and they undergo training every three months to stay abreast of the latest techniques for installing their selection of OEM or equally certified parts. Away from the shop, they equip homes and businesses with interior and exterior glass panes for an array of jobs, such as custom-crafting a glass door or installing a skylight that makes it possible to cast disparaging looks at the sun without leaving your home.
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.
Michelin. BF Goodrich. KMC Wheels. At Tire Xperts, these renowned tire brands make themselves at home in the shop before making themselves at home on customers' vehicles. An official NAPA Auto Care Center, Tire Xperts further solidifies its reputation with a staff of certified automotive technicians. These experts align wheels, install wiper blades, and overhaul cars' suspension systems. They also fix flat tires while arming customers with tips on how to prevent them, such as checking the air pressure regularly and not sticking knives in the tires.
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.