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3 Common Auto Body Winter Repairs

Canada is known for its winters and even though Greater Vancouver and the Lower Mainland generally have mild weather compared to other cities in the Great White North, there still comes a higher risk of accidents due to quick changes in weather conditions. The wet snow, icy roads, and salt take a toll on your vehicles so it’s no surprise that at Colorwoks Tom's Custom Auto Body, it’s one of our busiest seasons.

Here are some things to be mindful of when you’re on the road this Vancouver winter.

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Do Winter Tires Really Make a Difference?

As we head into the winter season, the question drivers face is: Are winter tires really worth the investment and hassle? 78% of Canadians believe winter tires make a difference, however only 53 percent actually use them. Why is this the case? Winter road conditions can be treacherous across British Columbia. The Provincial highways often have high mountain passes which can be dangerous at the best of times, without a layer of ice and snow.

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4 Potentially Hidden Problems Caused By Rear-End Collisions

Getting into a car accident is always difficult and, unfortunately, a rear-end collisions can be even more punishing. With a lot of rear-end collisions, your vehicle will have some form of serious damage – even if you can’t see it. You should always get your vehicle inspected by a reputable auto body collision centre like Colorworks Tom’s Custom Auto Body Port Coquitlam when in a collision, even if you don’t think you have any damage.

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Paintless Dent Removal Will Reduce Your Costs

As a car owner, if your vehicle is damaged by a major collision, or a minor parking lot scrape, you must decide whether to use your insurance or pay out of your own pocket. If you’re at fault, ICBC will cover damage to your vehicle, but that will also likely result in your premiums going up. If you’re a RoadStar – which means you’ve driven nine or more years without an at-fault claim – you could lose 43 per cent discount on your insurance. If you are a RoadStar, you definitely want to keep your status even if you pay a little more upfront if it means saving down the road.

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Mazda's Advanced Painting System

Mazda is one of the most popular cars on the roads in the Tri-city area. They are sleek, sporty, yet affordable. One of the many advantages that make Mazda unique is their advanced painting system which produces a brighter, clearer colour and cuts down on paint emissions. In fact, this process has the smallest environmental footprint of any-water based paint system used in the industry today, including those by popular car companies such as Honda, Toyota, and GM.

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