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Put Safety First - Get Winter Tires

Although the winter season is great for ski bums, snowboarders, and anyone who likes winter sports, Vancouver commuters have a harder time being excited about the white powder that will inevitably hit us later this year. The Lower Mainland is supposed to get another really bad winter which means we should be prepared for a change, and not scrambling to find salt, shovel our driveways, and put winter tires on our cars. Unfortunately, not many auto body or repair shops give out courtesy cars with winter tires, even though they are mandatory on most BC Highways starting October 1st and is advisable for city driving as well.

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Commercial Fleet Auto Body Repair

Commercial trucks represent the brand of your company. They are visible out on the road, parked on the side of the street, and in a parking lot. It can cost businesses thousands of dollars in lost revenue when the vehicles are in the repair shops and not on the road. In addition, commercial vehicles see more miles than most other vehicles and as a result they tend to end up in the shop more often with more scratches and dings.

Maintaining your commercial vehicles appearance speaks a lot about the work you do. To a customer, the condition of your equipment is a sign of the quality of the work you are doing. If your cars or trucks look beat-up, then it sends a negative impression to your customers.

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At Toms, we Take Environmental Sustainability Seriously

People are flocking to Greater Vancouver because of its livability and beauty. But more people also means an increase in cars and traffic. With this added congestion on the bridges, highways, and roadways, vehicles will suffer more wear and tear. In the Lower Mainland, and all around the world, more people are buying and trading in their old and used cars for newer models. In fact, about 6 percent for the world’s waste comes from vehicles. In Canada alone, each year, 700,000 cars are junked.

 

As more cars come in, there are many ways your local mechanic or auto body centres can recycle parts and help the environment. One of the easiest parts to recycle is the bumper.  The majority of modern bumpers are made out of plastic and are usually the first thing to be discarded in an accident. In fact, the percentage of plastics used in vehicles has risen in recent years, however the proportion of plastics recovered and recycled has not. A lot of bumpers and other plastic is cut up and ends up in the trash. At Colorworks Toms Custom Autobody, we take special care to make sure all the plastic – mostly fender liners and bumpers – is recycled.

 

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2014 Lexus RX350 Vandalism

Hi, I'm Alex Wardle of Tom’s Custom Autobody in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. I'd like to talk a little bit about key scratches which is something that I’ve got some experience with; I guess the target vehicle today was a 2014 Lexus RX350.

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