Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Holiday!
Staying Ahead of Ol’ Man Winter
Weather stripping helps 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 on bumpy roads or if any significant wind resistance forces it to shift.
Taking the time to perform basic window weather stripping care and maintenance now can save you on headaches, accidents and money over the upcoming cold weather season.
In support of the Canadian Cancer Society we will be giving away Pink Ribbons to raise awareness and show support for breast cancer research.
All charitable donations will go towards the Canadian Cancer Society.
We will be making a $5.00 donation for every car repair done in the month of October 2018.
On behalf of B&D Autobody and Halco Glass, we thank you for supporting breast cancer research, education, screening, and support services for women living with this disease.
If you live in BC you know the rains are coming. Rain helps to clear the air and keeps our province green, but it can make driving difficult if you’re not prepared. This is the time to check your wipers and replace them if necessary. A good time to top up your windshield washer fluid too.
All-season tires work well on both dry and wet roads and are a good investment to tackle those sudden down pours. Remember, water pools in the outside lanes, so stay in the middle lanes where possible. It is also easier to drive in the tracks of the vehicle in front of you than to drive through large puddles. Keep a following distance of at least five seconds and break and turn slowly.
If you’re prepared, driving in the rain can be a lot more stress free.
With children returning to school next week, roads will be very busy. ICBC is asking drivers to give themselves extra travel time so they aren’t rushing and more likely to speed. Drivers should be completely focused on the road and be watching for children, especially in or around school zones.
Last year, 7,900 drivers were ticketed for speeding in school and playground zones in B.C. Police and Speed Watch volunteers will be closely monitoring drivers’ speeds in school zones to help children get a safe start to the school year.
Goin’ down the road…
Before you embark on your summer road trip, be sure to put together a checklist of things that you’ll need to do to make sure that the memories you make are good ones.
Spotting the early warning signs of brake failure can help you avoid accidents and damage to your vehicle. In most cases, brake systems give plenty of advance notice before they fail completely.
By addressing these issues quickly and effectively, you can ensure the greatest safety for yourself and your passengers on the road. Here are some of the most common signs of brake issues for your car, truck or SUV.
Be aware of the signs of failing breaks and get your brakes looked after by a professional. You’ll enjoy your summer getaways much more knowing your brakes are in good working order!
While most people know about winterizing their car, many people don’t realize their car has special summer needs too. Here are a few things to check as you set out on your summer travels:
5 Things to check
Everybody knows that oil and water don’t mix. A rainstorm, especially a downpour on a hot summer road makes it hard for your tires to get good traction.
As the rain builds up on the road surface, oily dirt is forced from the pavement and sits on top of the roadway. That makes it hard for your tires to get good traction.
If you do have damage due to a wet roadway, call a certified collision repair centre like B&D Autobody and get fast, dependable service in the Vancouver area.