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The 6 Most Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Car Painting

Whether you’ve been involved in a motor collision or are just looking to upgrade your vehicle, a visit to your local auto body shop is in order and the option of car painting will almost certainly come up. Once you’ve fixed the dents, replaced the broken parts, and all other problems have been resolved, the option of repainting will be …

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How to Inspect and Fill Your Engine’s Oil

If the heart of the car is the engine, the blood-life is the oil. It provides the right lubrication so that your vehicle runs smoothly and doesn’t grind to a halt unexpectedly. However, after a few thousand kilometres, it’s normal for any vehicle’s oil to get dirty and need replacing. Below we’ll list out the exact steps you should take …

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Your Car’s New Year’s Resolutions for 2022!

It’s 2022 and our team at Grandcity Autobody want to wish you a Happy New Year! We hope this coming year brings you happiness, success, good fortune, and minimal car troubles. To help you stay safe this year, we think 2022 is the perfect time to make some New Year’s resolutions, not just for you, but for your car as …

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Debate Time: All-Season vs All-Weather vs Winter Tires

It’s time for a reality check. Winter is coming and you best be prepared for when it finally hits Vancouver. According to local forecasts, British Columbia is about to see some snowy days, making this one of the iciest winters yet. While snow has its upsides: skiing, snowman building, tobogganing, and the pure lustre of holiday cheer, driving through snowy …

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6 Engine Noises That Should Not Be Ignored

Have you ever been cruising down the highway, music blasting, coffee in hand, when an unusual sound erupts from your engine? If not, congratulations on being one in a million. However, be warned that if it hasn’t happened yet, your day could be looming. Cars are great for many reasons. From convenience to aesthetic, your car keeps you out of …

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10 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Vehicle

Are you looking to extend the life of your motor vehicle? Cars are an investment. Like any form of investment, it’s important to provide care and attention to ensure optimal protection of your assets. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to promote longevity in your car’s engine and auto body. To get the most out of your investment, here …

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5 Safe Alternatives to Ice Scrapers

Let’s face it: while clearing our cars of snow and ice is not necessarily a fun job, it’s a necessary one. For the majority of us who do not have access to covered parking, it is just another task that we have to add to our commute time throughout the snowy season. But is it really the way that we …

Extra Procedures For COVID-19

To Our Valued Customers: We hope you and your family are all staying safe and healthy during this time. Back in March we have implemented the safety measures to help ensure the safety and health of our customers, employees and the local community. With some of the economy starting to re-open, we have added extra safety protocols to help stop …

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5 Common Auto Body Repairs and Their Cost Estimates in 2020

No one wants to even think about the hassle of dealing with a car collision, but the unfortunate truth is that most of us will need to consider auto body repairs to our vehicles at one point. When it comes to getting a reliable and honest quote for your repairs, there are a few things to consider. From insurance to …

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Magic Pen for Car Scratches: Do They Really Work?

Everyone loves an easy fix to a small problem. That’s exactly why there is a market for things like Magic Pens for car scratches. The claim is that these little instruments fix car scratches by simply pressing the tip of the pen into and along with a scratch and the scratch disappears, like magic. But… is it too good to …