New Year, New Driving Habits

snowy driving conditionsA warning to drivers from ICBC

ICBC is reminding drivers that speed limits are for ideal conditions only. Vancouver has welcomed its first snow fall since February 2014, with much more is likely to follow. An ICBC spokesperson reminds drivers to adjust their driving to accommodate the likely upcoming snowy conditions forecasted.

“Well as we are in the first major snow fall in the lower mainland for quite some time a good reminder is that posted speed limits are for the ideal conditions only. So we are not in sunshine and bright conditions we are in we slushy conditions so we want drivers to adjust their driving to the winter conditions, allowing yourself plenty of time to get to where you need to go. And when you’re driving slow down, and allow yourself at least twice the normal breaking distance on these snow covered and slushy roads.”

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Preparing For A Winter Blast!

old man winterGetting ahead of ol’ man winter

Weather stripping can dry easily throughout the hot summer months, leading to cracking and breaking. This may not seem like a big deal, but cracked and damaged weather stripping can mean overall window or windshield integrity is compromised.

Weather stripping can prevent a window from wobbling or tapping against the installation surface. When it’s gone, a window stands a fair chance of cracking or breaking if any significant wind resistance forces it to shift.

Taking the time to perform basic window care and maintenance now can save you on headaches, accidents and money over the upcoming winter season.

B&D Autobody and Glass Ltd. | Vancouver

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Certified Lexus Collision Repair

factory authorized Lexus repair centreYou’ve always known quality. That’s why you invested in a Lexus. You rely on your vehicle to get around, and you rely on your vehicle to get away. Like maybe to Whistler for the weekend.

But sometimes accidents happen when you least expect it

 

Lexus Certified Collision Repair Service.

The first thing you need to do is find a Factory Authorized Lexus Collision Repair Centre to get your premium vehicle looking and running like new again. You’ll need original factory replacement parts, and you’ll need professional grade workmanship. The kind that’s best for your Lexus.

You’re in luck. Because B&D Autobody and Glass is a Factory Authorized Lexus Repair Centre in the Vancouver area. Call us today at 604-255-6383 and we’ll help you get around, and we’ll help you get away once again -quickly and painlessly.

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BMW Alloy Wheel Repair

BMW alloy wheel repair by B&D Autobody in Vancouver.Get great results every time!

Wheel damage to your BMW alloy wheels can occur from something as minor as touching a roadside curb or from damage made during a collision.

In cases where the damage is purely superficial, our Certified BMW alloy wheel repair technicians can deliver the highest quality results using the very latest in BMW alloy wheel repair technology.

In the unlikely event of more serious structural damage, our BMW Certified repair specialists may recommend a wheel replacement. We’ll advise you on the right road to follow.

B&D Autobody & Glassyour Certified BMW Repair Centre

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BMW Spot Paint Repair

BMW spot paint repair

Making paint chips & scratches disappear.

Spot paint repair for your BMW should match BMW’s strict standards of excellence. B&D Autobody is a BMW Certified Repair Centre and provides the right expertise in getting your BMW looking great again.

Paint damage can be caused by vandalism, accidents or road hazards such as stone chip paint damage. Paint damage always detracts from the otherwise perfect appearance of your BMW and can affect your vehicle’s resale value.

By implementing the environmentally friendly BMW ColorSystem –and using a special treatment and partial painting, it is possible to repair small or big scratches quickly and accurately. The result is perfection , the work is invisible –and the appearance of your BMW restored to its former glory.

B&D Autobody & Glass-your BMW Certified Repair Centre

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BMW & Mini Certified Collision Centre

BMW and Mini Certified Repair
The BMW and MINI Certified technicians at B&D Autobody know that in most accidents there’s often more damage than meets the eye. Even a minor collision can undermine your vehicle’s structural integrity, mechanical systems, electronics, and performance.

Vancouver’s Official BMW & MINI Certified Collision Repair Centre

BMW & MINI Certified Collision Repair Centres are the only collision repair centres that have the specialized technology, tools, and technicians to ensure your BMW or MINI’s various systems are restored to their original factory safety specifications.

Even with minor repairs, it’s important to take major care and do the work right –using BMW and MINI-approved procedures and equipment.

And because B&D Autobody is an official BMW and Mini Repair Certified, we can issue a Certificate of Repair guaranteeing that your MINI or BMW was restored by specially trained technicians, using only original MINI or BMW parts.

Call B&D Autobody at 604-255-6383, the official BMW and Mini Certified Repair Centre in Vancouver.

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DIY Bug Remover

B&D Glass RepairPlanning a cross country road trip this summer? Bugs on your windsheild?
Don’t forget the Coke!

Coke (or Pepsi) can do a quick and dirty job tearing through thick layers of insects, grime, and crap. Pour the soda on to a rag and wash your windshield then rinse with a wet cloth or your regular windshield wipers. Just be careful to avoid getting coke on your paint job. This isn’t the best solution if your car is sitting at home, but if you’re stuck on the road…this works great!

For stone chips on your windsheild, better to call B&D Autobody and Glass –and get it fixed right!

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DIY Fix For Foggy Headlights

clear up foggy headlights

 

You don’t need to spend a lot of your hard earned cash to clear up foggy head lamps. The cloudy yellow film you see on headlights is oxidization. and all you’ll need is a simple abrasive to clear them up.
For the plastic lens covers you will need 4 things:

  1. WATER
  2. TOOTHPASTE
  3. WIPING PAD
  4. PAPER TOWELS
  • Apply the toothpaste to the lens with paper towels, liberally
  • Now wet your pad and gently but firmly rub it onto the lens cover
  • After a minute or two, give the lens a dousing of water using a spritzer bottle and wipe clean with paper towels
  • Repeat if necessary

There you have it. A simple hack that will make your lens covers look shiny and new.

 

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Taking A Mini Road Trip

Mini road tripAs spring begins to awaken our spirits, it can be fun to just “wing it” and take a weekend road trip –a mini getaway. But planning ahead for your mini driving vacation could keep more money in your pocket so you can have more fun on your journey.

For instance, many drivers on extended road trips only fill up when the gas tank gets low. But what if you were able to map out the cheapest places to stop for gas instead of simply filling up when you have no choice? It can save you a ton of money! Also, making hotel reservations online can often be much cheaper than paying after simply showing up.

Don’t want to pay for greasy fast food on the go? Pack a lunch! Not only will this save you money, but it’ll be much healthier and help keep you alert and awake while driving.

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