Why DIY Auto Body Repairs Can be a Mistake

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DIY culture has exploded in terms of popularity in recent years, largely thanks to the vast number of online tutorials and how-to videos featured on websites like YouTube. While there is plenty of merits that goes along with being able to complete a task yourself, there are some jobs you should still leave up to the professionals to complete. Auto … Read More

Washing Your Vehicle After Auto Body Repair Work

Many car owners  have a deep sense of pride for their vehicles, and we love returning vehicles to their owners in pristine condition after we’ve done work on it. And when people pick their vehicle up after we’ve fixed problems, especially external issues like dents and scratches, there’s a renewed sense of awe and ownership. We often get asked: “How … Read More

Protecting Your Car Paint from Rust Damage

In Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, there are plenty of reasons to count ourselves lucky. We’re close to the mountains and the ocean, and the seasons are mild (how amazing was the fall this year?!). And while our winters are long and wet, they are relatively free from that white stuff that falls from the sky. Snow is great! Who … Read More

Winter Tires in Vancouver will keep you out of the body shop

We’ve all seen the videos of Vancouver drivers who are unprepared for snowy days. They struggle to get up hills or out of parking lots, spinning their tires to no avail. While it can be amusing to watch, the truth is that driving without winter tires is actually very dangerous. It puts everyone in the vicinity in harm’s way when … Read More

The Cost of Repainting a Vehicle after a Collision In Vancouver

If you’ve been in a collision in Vancouver, we sympathize with you! It’s a very stressful situation and hopefully your vehicle took the brunt of the damage. Once the dust has settled after a collision, it’s time start thinking about vehicle repairs. Everyone thinks about fixing dents and damage to the mechanics of a vehicle. Another aspect of returning a … Read More

Which Car Paint Lasts the Longest

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There are plenty of decisions to make when it comes to buying a vehicle. Your choice will depend on where you live, your budget, and what your vehicle will be used for—is it a city driver or long distance commuter? Will you be hauling things? Going off road? Do you have kids? Pets? The considerations are endless. Unless you are … Read More

How to Use Touch-Up Car Paint

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It’s almost inevitable in the city that your vehicle is going to get a bit banged up. Sometimes it feels like dents and scratches appear out of nowhere. And that can be really disappointing, especially if you are someone who appreciates a perfectly flawless paint job. So what are your options if you notice a small scratch in your car … Read More

Evolution of Car Painting

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Perhaps no invention has changed the landscape of the planet more than the car. Cities and whole countries have morphed and developed to accommodate the invention, and the car has even changed the very climate on earth. Considering its impact, it’s difficult to believe that the car has only existed for 150 years! The year 1886 is regarded as the … Read More

Types of Car Body Damage and How To Fix It

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Wouldn’t it be nice if a vehicle could stay new, pristine looking and damage-free forever? Sadly, the simple act of driving makes that almost impossible. Whether it’s from city or highway driving, vehicle damage happens so many different ways: weather, other drivers, flying debris, fender benders. The list goes on. The good news is that car damage can be fixed. … Read More

Protecting Your Car’s Paint Finish

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A beautifully painted and cleaned car can definitely turn heads when you drive it down a busy Vancouver street on a sunny day. Without proper care however, paint finishes can fade from exposure to the elements. In places like Vancouver and the rest of Southern British Columbia, where cars are exposed to frequent rainfall, snow and hot summer sunshine, your … Read More