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Driving in the Snow

Even though it’s only November, we’ve already seen some snowfall in the province, with Environment Canada issuing weather alerts for snowfall across British Columbia. Predictions are for another harsh winter in B.C., so, now’s the time of year to start thinking and planning ahead for the snowy season that is…
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Winter Car Storage

Vintage car lovers across B.C. and beyond watched in horror at the images of a recent barn fire in Langley where a collection of 40 beautiful collector cars were reduced to ashes. Although the cause of the fire isn’t yet known, it is a reminder to all collectors that storing…
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Flood Damaged Cars

For used car shoppers in British Columbia, recent natural disasters south of the border spell another concern to be aware of – an influx of flood-damaged vehicles entering the market. Used car shoppers in North America are being urged by consumer protection agencies to be extra vigilant and alert, especially…
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CEVs and Mining in B.C.

Nothing has shaken up the automotive world more than the introduction of clean energy vehicles (CEVs), well maybe autonomous vehicle technology, but we’ll save that for another column. The retail automotive industry is a key sector in British Columbia’s economy, and changes to technology and the industry have a way…
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Winter Tires and Winter Driving

We’re more than halfway through October and it’s winter tire driving time! If you haven’t already, remind yourself to equip your vehicle with winter tires if you plan on driving on highways outside the Lower Mainland and Southern Vancouver Island. Dropping temperatures bring less-than-ideal driving conditions. Roads get much more…
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#AutoBlog Small Business Week

Every year on the third week of October, Canadians celebrate small businesses, their achievements and the invaluable contributions to the communities they serve. Ninety-eight per cent of all businesses in British Columbia are small businesses, in total employing over one million people. BC’s new car dealers are part of the…
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Pros and Cons of Run-Flats

It’s something that every driver worries about – being stranded on the side of the road with a flat tire. Not only is changing a flat on the side of a highway a dirty job, but the wait for roadside assistance may take upwards of an hour. Knowing how to…
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2017 UBCM Convention

British Columbia is helping to lead the charge in not only electric vehicle (EV) sales, but electric vehicle awareness, in Canada. This month, the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) will once again host local government elected officials, including councillors, mayors and provincial MLA’s from all across British Columbia at their…
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Impaired Driving

British Columbia is home to the toughest impaired driving laws in the country. Those laws, coupled with the life-long personal consequences that can come from impaired driving, should make anyone think twice before driving under the influence. According to statistics from ICBC, impairment is one of the top three contributing…
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New Tire Innovations and Tips

With all the high-tech devices incorporated into today’s new vehicles, tires are often one tech sector overlooked by drivers today. While most of the tires we see on the road today are pretty standard, recent developments in tire innovation may soon be changing the way we view our wheels. The…
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EV’s Around the World

Over the past few years, very little has shaken up the auto industry more than the widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). From Europe to Asia to North America, EV’s are changing the way people see automobiles and transportation in general. In 2016, 11,000 EVs were sold in Canada –…
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Millennials in the Dealership

Over the past several years, there has been much speculation about how millennials will affect and change the auto industry. Today, young people looking to purchase vehicles use a variety of different tools to make their decision, all of which are right at their fingertips. As the millennial generation starts…
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