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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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Do you have your winter tires on yet? Please call us for an appointment. Don’t forget that your tire pressures drop with colder temperatures. Come by for an air pressure adjustment! Winter Tire Facts: - “All-Season” tires are regular compound with a tread block designed to outperform summer tires when it comes to wet and mildly snowy conditions. However, when stacked up to proper winter tires,…
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If your windshield wiper blades leave streaks and smears, or if they scrape and chatter even when there is plenty of moisture on the glass, you could need new wiper blades. If in bad weather you find yourself ducking and dodging your head like a boxer to see out your windshield, you could need new wiper blades. Let your eyes and common sense dictate when to change wiper blades. Wiper blades should…
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All-season tires are a compromise, at best. On snow, ice, or cold pavement, the stopping distance of a car with winter tires can be up to 30 to 40 per cent shorter than one with all-seasons. The most important part of a winter tire is actually its rubber compound, which is designed to stay soft in freezing temperatures. Like a gecko climbing a sheet of glass, a tire sticks to the road by conforming…
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Can you see me?

2014-09-15
How can one prevent accidents if one cannot be seen? It is proven that being visible can in fact prevent a potential accident from occurring. Have you ever noticed on dark, rainy days that drivers often forget to use their headlights? Forgetting to make use of headlights is a dangerous act, especially if the driver owns a dark shaded vehicle which blends into the roadway. Yes, virtually every vehicle…
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Summer is definitely here and if you are hitting the road with the family, we want you to be prepared. If YOU have ever been stuck on the side of the road, you know how important it can be! So this week, we’re going to go through some must have items for your summer emergency kit. Before you hit the road make sure you have a spare tire, a lug nut wrench, and jack. If it is safe to do so, you’ll…
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