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How Does the Vancouver Sun Damage Car Paint?

Most people associate Vancouver with rain, not sun. But we do get some long stretches of sunlight, especially in the summer. The memory of those wonderfully long days of summer are basically what keep us alive throughout cold, dark winters. It is so nice to have the sun’s rays shining down on us. However, it’s not great for our vehicles. …

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Does Richmond Have Bad Drivers?

If you think about it, driving is an extremely complicated and complex skill. It requires the body and mind to perform multiple tasks simultaneously: planning where you’re going, anticipating what other drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are going to be doing, remembering rules, steering, shifting gears, switching from the gas to brake pedal… and on and on. It’s a miracle anyone …

Winter Driving Tips

5 Tips To Help You Avoid An Auto Body Shop This Winter The Winter of 2018 has brought us a lot of snow so far, when we see snow, we typically see a lot of collisions. Which is why we came up with these 5 handy Winter Driving Tips should not only help keep you safe this winter, but hopefully …

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Metro Vancouver’s Top High-Risk Intersections

(and what you can do to stay safe on the roads!) Staying safe on the roads is a combination of several things: when you drive, how you drive, and where you drive. And no matter what, you need a healthy dose of good luck because you never know what crazy things other drivers are up to. Where you drive is …

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How to Stay Safe During Car Crash Season in Metro Vancouver

While the holiday season is mostly associated with fun times and family gatherings, people might not be aware that it is also the most dangerous time on the roads for car accidents. According to ICBC, between 2011 and 2015, 46 per cent of fatalities involving pedestrians occurred from October to January. It’s also the peak time for car crashes in …

Automobile Incident Statistics

Automobile Incident Statistics

The provincial insurance corporation ICBC recently released a report with the automobile incident statistics for 2017. As a driver, passenger or pedestrian, it’s good to be aware of how safe (or not safe!) the roads are in Metro Vancouver. Crashes In Vancouver, car crashes are on the rise. 2016 saw 220,000 reported crashes, up from 200,000 in 2015. The five-year …

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After Market Parts vs. Factor Parts

One of the questions we often deal with when people bring their vehicles in for repair concerns after market parts vs factory parts. There is a lot of uncertainty about price, quality and reliability when it comes to replacement parts. When we are deciding on which parts to use to repair a vehicle, whether or not we use after market …

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Car Painting Tips: How to Protect Your Car’s Paint

Summertime in Vancouver is a great time to see beautiful cars driving up and down the roads. Classic cars, new sports cars and everything in between, now is the time people like to show off their wheels. Grandcity Autobody Shop wants to provide you with the best car painting tips. Even if you don’t have the nicest car on the …

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Distracted Driving Fines to Increase

We’ve probably all done it before, and probably at times without even thinking. The familiar ding goes off and even though we’re in the middle of traffic or speeding down the highway, it’s hard to resist the urge to see who’s texted. Checking our phones while we drive, even though we know it’s dangerous, illegal and potentially costly, is still …