How to Protect Your Car From Vancouver Rain Damage

How to Protect Your Car From Vancouver Rain Damage

The most noticeable thing about a vehicle is how good it looks on the outside. Keeping a vehicle’s paint bright and shiny isn’t just about appearances. Protecting the exterior of your vehicle is a good way to maintain its overall value and lifespan. Living in the Vancouver area causes a number of challenges to maintaining a vehicle’s shine. One challenge that can often be overlooked is rain damage. Vancouver gets a lot of rain, and while water is not inherently bad for your vehicle, the particles in the water can be. Car painting can be expensive and tiresome, so below are some tips on how to protect your car’s shine from rain damage in the Vancouver area.

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How to Fix a Car Paint Scratch

How to Fix a Car Paint Scratch

A clean and well-maintained car not only helps its owner make a good impression wherever they may go, it can also do a lot to ensure the car performs well throughout its lifespan. There are plenty of things that can cause a car to deteriorate before its time however. Issues like paint scratches may not seem very serious or problematic at first, but they can potentially lead to issues with your car’s bodywork and overall integrity. If a paint scratch is allowed to rust, it can mean major auto body repairs in the not too distant future. Fortunately, there is a simple way to fix car paint scratches before they become a major issue for your vehicle.

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volkswagen paint

Paint Care for Volkswagens

Taking care of your vehicles paint not only keeps your vehicle looking brand new for longer, it
can also help prolong your vehicles life. There is a wide range of car wash and detailing products
available, suitable for all makes and models. This surplus of options may also make caring for your
vehicles paint seem overwhelming; leaving you wondering if you have the right products for your
vehicle. Popular European brands, such as Volkswagen often require specialized parts, making
maintenance more difficult for the Do It Yourself enthusiast. At Spotlite Collision we know our way
around a vast array of Volkswagen and European models. Through our 40 years of experience servicing
the people of Vancouver, we have gained a few helpful tips when it comes to Volkswagen paint care.

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vw golf evolution

The Evolution of the VW Golf | Auto Body Shop Vancouver

The Volkswagen Golf has remained one of the most popular Volkswagen models since being introduced in 1974. Initially, this car was created as a replacement for the more dated design of the Volkswagen Beetle, but it has since become a one of Volkswagen’s most versatile and reliable offerings to date. In its lifetime, the VW Golf has undergone a series of upgrades and changes that have helped keep it a popular choice for all kinds of drivers. Below you’ll find a brief timeline that tracks the evolution of the VW Golf and the innovative designs and upgrades that have resulted in the car we know today.

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the most popular european cars in vancouver

The Most Popular European Cars in Vancouver

In major Canadian cities like Vancouver, it is not uncommon to see a vast selection of cars o the road made by a number of manufacturers based all over the world. Although it is true that European imports are not as popular on Canadian roads compared to cars made by North American and Asian based manufacturers, there are plenty of examples of popular European cars all over Vancouver streets. Below you’ll find a list of some of the most popular European vehicles found on Vancouver streets today. For each of these vehicles, the auto collision experts at Spotlite Collision are ready to offer top quality repairs. We are fully stocked with a great selection of replacement parts for cars made by Audi, Porsche, BMW, Mercedes, Volkswagen and more! So, let’s see what are the most popular European cars in Vancouver

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How to Choose the Right Autobody Shop in Vancouver

How to Choose the Right Auto body Shop in Vancouver

 Finding a reliable auto body shop can be a stressful time for even the savviest of car enthusiast. Everyone has heard horror stories of people being taken for a ride by shady mechanics who do subpar work or swindle inexperienced car owners into paying more than they need to. We at Spotlite Collision want to help alleviate as much stress as possible. We have been repairing cars and trucks in Vancouver since 1978 and in those 40 years, we have never deviated from being an honest and reliable auto body repair shop. We know not only what makes a great auto body shop, but also what people should be looking for if they want good, honest labour.

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should i fix stone chips

Should I Fix Stone Chips?

Whether it was caused by a car accident, or by simple misfortune, a stone chip taken out of your windshield is not something you want to leave alone for too long. That seemingly tiny chip out of the windshield on your car will turn into a major problem in no time at all, causing you to spend far more money on repairs than you would ever like. In some cases, a small chip left unattended has resulted in entire windshields needing to be replaced. The key is knowing how to identify these menacing little chips before they become a major safety issue.

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Tips for Driving in Vancouver BC

Top 9 Tips for Driving in Vancouver

Vancouver is a beautiful city found on Canada’s west coast in southern British Columbia. Newcomers to Vancouver will often make note of the excitement and culture the city has to offer, in addition to its wonderful coastal and mountainous vistas. Depending on the time of year they arrive, visitors may also make note of the significant amount of precipitation that falls on the city. The spring and fall months in particular feature the most rainfall. For those who may not be used to driving in those wet conditions, we have a few tips and reminders below that will enhance your driving safety while helping you avoid costly and potentially dangerous collisions. 

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