IN FLANDERS FIELDS
– by Lt Colonel John McCrae
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Poem written during World War 1 by Canadian physician and Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae on May 3, 1915, after presiding over the funeral of a friend and fellow soldier.
5 ways to protect kids on Halloween
Help protect trick-or-treaters by following these driving safety tips on Halloween. Be especially careful between 4 and 8 p.m., when most severe vehicle/young pedestrian collisions happen.
- See where you’re going. Make sure your windshield is wiped clean, both inside and out.
- Drive slowly, and don’t pass stopped vehicles. The driver might be dropping off children.
- Park your mobile phone. Avoid distractions by waiting until you’ve stopped to call, text, or surf.
- Watch for children darting into the street. Kids can cross the street anywhere, especially around Halloween.
- Communicate with other drivers. Always use your turn signals and your hazard lights when dropping off or picking up kids.
4 ways to weather the storms
Here are four ways you can protect your auto glass. Each of the tips below can go a long way in preventing damage to your windshield during extreme weather conditions.
- Inspect your windshield for chips or cracks
Chips and cracks should be professionally repaired immediately.
- Have your windshield professionally treated with a rain repellent
This will help your visibility stay high, no matter how heavy the rain or snow might get.
- Install newer, stronger wiper blades
This simple step may go a long way in helping you avoid low visibility during downpours.
- Use an antifrost or defogging product
If you are not familiar with how to apply these products, just ask our auto glass professionals.
Call us at 604-255-6383 today.
5 Things You May Not Know About Your LEXUS
When Lexus first arrived on the automobile scene it caused quite a stir from the very get-go and quickly became the premier vehicle of choice of many discerning buyers.
- Lexus is one of the newest car brands in the world
- Paris Hilton drives a white Lexus LFA
- Ford CEO Alan Mullally was caught driving a Lexus!
- Lexus is an industry leader in Hybrid vehicles
- In 2008, Lexus gifted a brand new LS 600H to Paul McCartney
Now that you’ve had a taste of the LEXUS luxury driving experience, put your trust only in a Factory Authorized Lexus Repair Centre. Get professional grade craftsmanship for your premium vehicle at B&D Auto Body & Glass – your Factory Authorized go-to repair centre for Lexus, BMW and Mini. Call us today.
Accidents, vandalism and daily use can damage your vehicle’s side mirrors. Many of today’s premium automobiles like BMW, Lexus and Mini have high-tech mirrors which can be finicky to fix and replace.
If you need a new side mirror or if you have any cracked or broken glass issues, call the Factory Authorized glass repair specialists at BD Autobody and Glass – and get the job done right – the first time.
3 Tips to Avoid Mirror Damage
- Be carefully while parking and pay attention to vehicles around you
- Park in safe, well lit areas
- Clean your mirrors gently
Call us today. We’ll come direct to your home or office with our expert mobile glass repair service.
How long can I drive with a windshield crack?
The best choice is to fix it right away. Even a small rock chip in your auto glass can start to grow as you keep on driving.
Worse, if debris, heavy rain or anything else hits a crack in your windshield, it could break wide open.
How severe is the crack in your windshield?
A minor chip is not a major risk. You could probably drive for hundreds of miles without a problem. However, a large crack like a spider web must be fixed right away.
Where is the crack in your windshield?
Cracks and chips on the driver’s side should be fixed right away. A hard bump, or other factors can make a small crack much worse very quickly – and could potentially obscure a driver’s view of the road.
Repairing a cracked windshield: Sooner is better.
The longer you put it off, the more it will cost you in the long run. Getting a small crack fixed will cost far less than a full windshield replacement down the road.
Call B&D Autobody and Glass at 604-255-6383 for more information on getting your glass repaired properly.
Factory certification matters!
Most body repair centres work at doing their best to restore your vehicle to its original condition. However, not all body shops are created equal.
Getting an auto manufacturer to recognize a body shop as “factory certified” is no easy feat and takes into account many factors. Consistent quality workmanship is at the top of the list, followed closely by customer service – to name just two.
B&D Autobody and Glass has been repairing vehicles for almost three decades and Premium Brand vehicle manufactures like BMW and Lexus took notice and designated us with their official factory authorized repair centre status. Now that’s a label we can live with.
Call B&D Autobody and Glass at 604-255-6383 for the professional grade craftsmanship both you and your vehicle deserve.
7 Steps for Changing a Flat Tire
You might someday have to tackle the roadside tire change. It doesn’t have to be a bad experience. Follow the 7 steps below and you should be on your way sooner than you thought.
- Get to a safe level spot, put your vehicle in PARK and set the parking brake
- Find your spare tire, jack and tire iron
- Loosen the wheel lugs
- Jack up the car
- Remove the flat tire
- Install the spare
- Lower the car and tighten the wheel lugs completely
Important details about compact spare tires
Compact spare tires have a limited top speed, which will be written on the tire’s sidewall. Don’t exceed that. Compact spares also have limited road life, so use them only long enough to get home or to the nearest service station or tire store. If your vehicle has a full-size spare, there’s no problem.
The Long Road Leads to Lexus Certification
More than 30 years of hard work, applied diligence and constant upgrading made us what we are today.
And LEXUS Canada agreed!
B&D Autobody and Glass is honoured to have been chosen by LEXUS to receive their LEXUS CERTIFICATION and be their preferred collision repair centre in Vancouver. An honour we don’t take lightly.
You can trust B&D Autobody and Glass to repair your vehicle to the high standards of LEXUS exacting factory specifications. After all, the LEXUS people seem to trust us.
Every Bit Helps
Throughout 2017, B & D Auto Body and Glass and HALCO Glass will be giving away a thermos bottle to all customers for a charitable donation. The donation can be of any amount of your choosing, and in exchange you will be receiving either a matte black or glossy white thermos bottle.
All charitable donations will go towards the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation to help support BC Children’s Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children and the Child & Family Research Institute.
Your generosity allows us to improve the lives of tens of thousands of children and their families each year.