The staff of B&D Autobody and Glass wish you and everyone you love –the very best during the Holiday Season!
Getting 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
You’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.
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 & Glass —your Certified BMW Repair Centre
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
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.
Planning 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!
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:
There you have it. A simple hack that will make your lens covers look shiny and new.
As 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.
Freshening the interior.
Use a vacuum to remove debris and dirt from the seats, floor mats, rugs, and trunk. A rented steam cleaner works well for deep cleaning stains, but those can get expensive. Try a household spray-on carpet cleaner first. For leather trim, use a leather cleaner. Clean the inside of windows with glass cleaner, but spray directly onto your cloth to avoid streaking.
Restoring the exterior shine.
First, move into the shade. Never wash or wax a car in direct sunlight, or if the paint is hot to the touch. Bright sun can soften the paint and make it more susceptible to scratching. And don’t use dish detergent on your car. Use a dedicated car-wash soap designed for use on automotive paint. Fill a bucket with plenty of water, and apply the suds with a clean natural sponge or a lamb’s-wool mitt.
Spring is also a great time to check your windshield wipers for wear and tear after battling snow and ice. If they’re leaving streaks, it’s probably time for new blades. Tests have found that most blades are ready for replacement by just six months, but you can try extending their service life by wiping them with a cloth and glass cleaner before removing them.
Under the hood.
Clean engine parts with plain soap and water or with a commercial degreasing product, like Gunk. Be careful, though, not to get electrical connections wet. Be particularly attentive to keeping water away from the fuse box, cable junctions, and the large electrical connectors near the firewall.
If the battery terminals are growing white encrusted fuzz, clean the battery with a damp rag soaked with a solution of water and baking soda. Use a stiff toothbrush dipped in the baking-soda solution for the tough parts.
Giving your vehicle a good spring cleaning is a great way way to prepare yourself for those soon-to-come summer vacation trips.