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It would be great if a vehicle just went on and on forever, but unfortunately they are all subject to wear and tear, particularly if your mileage is high or you are driving in adverse weather conditions. But there are things you can do to slow the deterioration of your vehicle. This is known as preventative maintenance. If done properly, it will help to prolong the life of your vehicle, reduce the…
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It's easy to take your vehicle's suspension for granted. But without it, you'd be in for a very bumpy ride, and your safety could even be compromised. What Does The Suspension Do? The suspension system, which mainly consists of shocks and struts, fulfils a number of functions. As most people know, the suspension is there to absorb the lumps, bumps and irregularities of the road, giving you a much…
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Road trips are a great adventure for all the family. Here in British Columbia we have some beautiful countryside to explore, not to mention vast distances to travel! But we want you to be safe and secure on your journey. Which is why we've put together a road trip preparation checklist for your vehicle. That way you can spend more time having fun, and less time waiting for your roadside recovery service…
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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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