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WHAT CONDITION IS YOUR AIR CONDITION IN? The summer months in British Columbia can get very hot. In fact, in some parts of the province, it can be downright sweltering. Which is why for many of us, having air conditioning in our vehicle is absolutely essential. But what if the air conditioning in your car isn't working properly or breaks down completely? This can happen seemingly out of the blue one…
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It's important to change the oil in your vehicle regularly, as it will help prolong the longevity of your engine. WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO CHANGE YOUR OIL? To understand why, you need to know a little bit about the way in which the engine works. The engine contains many moving parts, all of which are creating friction and heat. Oil acts as a lubricant, absorbing this heat and allowing the engine parts…
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Here in British Columbia, winter tires are mandatory when using many of the highways during the colder months, particularly if you're driving north of Vancouver or in the interior. But now that spring is here, these restrictions will be lifted March 31st which means you might be thinking about changing over to all season tires, right now! What Are All Season Tires? All season tires are suited to dry…
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While you’re getting ready for the changing season, don’t forget that your car needs to make sure it’s ready as well. Different temperatures and weather patterns can affect your vehicle’s abilities, so it’s important that you come to Integra Tire to get your automobile checked out to ensure it’s safe. When you make a maintenance service appointment we'll be sure to check these things: Heaters…
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Out of Integra-ty and Aligned with Integra-ty “I recently had to buy a used truck for my business. It was evident quickly that the steering column needed alignment on the truck. So, I took it to a reliable company on the North Shore, only to learn that they could not help me fix it. So, I took it to another company this time on Pemberton and the same thing happened. They could not help me. “No…
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It may be the end of summer but the weather in Vancouver is sunny and hot so you definitely want your vehicle to be cool, comfortable and climate-controlled. Here are a few tips to help your AC work better. Park in a shady spot. It helps to know where the shade will fall at certain times of the day. If the only parking spot left is in full sunlight in the first part of the day, there are high chances…
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The weather in Vancouver can be unpredictable but when it gets hot you definitely want your vehicle to be cool, comfortable and climate-controlled. It’s usually obvious when your car’s air conditioning isn’t working properly but it can be difficult to know if your engine cooling system is removing heat from the engine and transmission until it’s too late. Air Conditioning With the amount of…
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Welcome to summer auto travel season when we all crowd on highways and byways struggling to make it to the cottage, lake, or campground in record time while keeping family passengers comfortable and quiet. Here are five ways to help you have a safe roadtrip this summer. Airbag Roulette Riding in a vehicle with your feet resting on the dash is risky. When collisions strong enough to deploy vehicle…
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Depending on how far you’re going, you may or may not find some of these items necessary. Our Summer Roadtrip Checklist gives you some things to think about. Driving a camper? Remember that Integra Tire & Auto Centre North Vancouver can service campers and RVs with up to 16 foot wheel bases, and we have high ceilings for height clearance. GPS; preferably one you can speak to without touching…
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We can help keep you be safe on the road but sometimes you need a little more help than that. Here are some great apps that you can download for your next road trip. Best Don’t Get Caught in the Cold App Even before you leave, you should check the Weather Network app so you know what to pack. It will also help while you’re on the road so you can avoid any kind of bad weather. Easiest Navigation…
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