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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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Tastes change and trends come and go, in every industry and affecting every part of our lives. And car paint colours are no exception. We might think that our taste and style is completely independent and solely based on our unique individual whims, but we are often influenced in ways we don’t realize. Style trends are heavily researched and predicted ...

The post Trending Car Colors in 2019 appeared first on Grancity Auto Body.

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In the age of the online tutorial, everyone thinks they’re a pro. And don’t get us wrong… online tutorials can come in so handy! Want to learn how to make pizza dough or learn to moonwalk or refinish furniture? By all means — learn away! But when it comes to something that has real consequences like collision repairs, do-it-yourself (DIY) ...

The post Why You Shouldn’t DIY Collision Repairs appeared first on Grancity Auto Body.

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*** Please NOTE: We do not recommend you try this at home. We are not responsible for any damage done to your vehicle, please consult a professional *** Are you one of those lucky people that no matter what, every time you wash your car, within minutes, the birds have left a not so lovely gift for you? It’s like ...

The post Bird Poop Car Paint Damage appeared first on Grancity Auto Body.

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Are you thinking about giving your car a fresh new look? Maybe changing the exterior of your vehicle? And why not? Instead of getting a whole new car, why not give your old car some new life? You have two main options: a car wrap or a new paint job. Car wraps have been around for a while now. Originally, ...

The post Painting Your Car vs. Wrap: Pros and Cons appeared first on Grancity Auto Body.

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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. ...

The post How Does the Vancouver Sun Damage Car Paint? appeared first on Grancity Auto Body.

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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 ...

The post Does Richmond Have Bad Drivers? appeared first on Grancity Auto Body.

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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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(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 ...

The post Metro Vancouver’s Top High-Risk Intersections appeared first on Grancity Auto Body.

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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 ...

The post How to Stay Safe During Car Crash Season in Metro Vancouver appeared first on Grancity Auto Body.

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