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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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After Accident Tips: Should I Get A Tow Or Is It Safe To Drive?

You can never be too careful on the roads of Vancouver, or any city for that matter. According to ICBC, as of January, 2016, there were 1,632,402 registered cars in Metro Vancouver. That’s a lot of cars, and a lot of potential to get into an accident. If you are in the unfortunate situation of experiencing an accident on the …

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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. Even if you don’t have the nicest car on the road, you probably still like the way your vehicle looks when it is …

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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 …

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What Causes Discolouration and What Can I Do About It?

Everyone loves the look of a new car, or even an older car that’s been well taken of. Heads turn when there is a shiny and sleek vehicle on the road, especially one with a perfect paint job. To keep a car in mint condition, a vehicle is usually kept in a garage. But in a place like Vancouver, not …

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Auto Body Shop Myths

Nothing beats the freedom of driving. Whether you’re road tripping on an open highway or zipping around Vancouver, driving is a great feeling. Every now and again, however, accidents happen, and they can quickly turn the joy of driving into a stressful and upsetting situation. There are so many things to think about directly after an accident — making sure …

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Does Grandcity Auto Body REALLY Have A Lifetime Warranty?

At Grandcity Auto Body, we take pride in our work. To prove that we are confident in the job we do and to demonstrate our commitment to an excellent repair experience, Grandcity offers what we believe to be the most comprehensive warranty available in the collision repair business. We offer a LIFETIME warranty on dent repair covering labour and materials …