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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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How to Safely Navigate a Roundabout in Vancouver

You probably don’t dedicate too much thought on the “how tos” of navigating a roundabout. In fact, it likely doesn’t cross your mind until you’re staring one down through your windshield, blinkers flashing and foot hovering the brake pedal. That’s when the panic seems to set in for most Vancouver drivers. And since roundabouts only came to the Lower Mainland …

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How to Remove Tree Sap from Your Auto Body?

Spring is upon us which means blooming flowers, warmer climates, and sprouting leaves on treetops. But this also means an excess of environmental hazards. While trees are integral to our ecosystem – providing us with oxygen and stunning views – they can be detrimental to your car’s auto body. When you park your car under a tree, you may come …

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6 Tips to Help Your Car Retain Its Resale Value

Getting a new car is exciting! It’s a source of pride and freedom for many drivers, however, it’s also a serious financial investment. As such, you’ll want to start thinking of ways you can protect your new ride and its resale value. To minimize the depreciation of your car, here are 6 tips to guide you through… 1. Be Careful …

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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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Most Popular Car Colours in 2021

Fashionable and fleeting; that’s the makeup of any good trend. Like what you see on the runway or gracing magazine covers, cars have their own annual fashion trends. However, unlike a new style of trouser or trendy couture, cars can’t switch out their getup quite as easily. Therefore, you’ll want to take careful consideration before having a full auto body …