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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 …

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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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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 …

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Essential Car Maintenance Tips From Your Vancouver Auto Body Shop

Like anything, cars require maintenance. And while taking your car into an auto body shop for inspections is important, there are things you can do year-round to extend your vehicle’s life and to catch problems while they are small. If vehicles are left without any routine maintenance, the chances of an issue becoming costly or even risky increase. Some people …

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What to Look for When Buying a Used Car

The last thing anyone wants is to get hustled on a used car. It can be tricky, however, to know the condition of a used car, especially for people without much experience with them. Many used cars are labeled “restored after an accident.” And while the vehicle might look like it’s in perfect condition, a person should take extra precautions …