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How Much Does an Oil Change cost in Vancouver

Before I was involved in the Automotive business, I got oil change deals from Mr. Lube, Jiffy Lube, I got oil changes at Canadian Tire, Midas and Kal-tire and I got oil changes from the dealership. Prices vary a lot. Why is that? How much does an oil change actually cost? A WrenchPatrol Oil Change […]

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Check your tire wear

The most important Vehicle Safety Inspection One of most peoples’ worst fear is having their vehicle break down leaving them stranded, whether it be on a busy highway or at dark in the middle of nowhere. Having your brakes or steering components fail, engine stall or a tire blow out can be extremely dangerous for […]

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Car repair quotes – fair or not?

How do you know if you’re getting a good deal or not? Even if you shop around and ask several mechanic shops for quotes, how do you know if the best price is the best deal. Two Key Questions To Ask Your Mechanic: Does the mechanic use a standard labour time? Vehicle manufacturers like Ford, BMW, […]

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Understanding Your Vehicle’s VIN

When looking for service and repairs, it is always best to provide your mechanic with your vehicle’s VIN number. This helps immediately eliminate any delays or comunication problems about your vehicle, since the VIN has most, if not all of the details embedded. All vehicles today contain a unique VIN number.  Here is some information […]

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TOP 10 REASONS WHY A CAR WON’T START

1. 12V Battery is dead – whether due to lights or accessories left on or battery degradation/sulphation over time, the battery lacks the electrical power to turn the engine over.  It also takes more to turn the engine over when fluids are cold and viscous like in the winter time. 2. Cam/Crank sensor – on modern vehicles, […]

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BetaKit – instaMek acquires competitor WrenchPatrol

Source: instaMek, an Edmonton-based on-demand car service repair company, has announced the acquisition of Vancouver-based WrenchPatrol, which connects users with certified auto mechanics. The company said that this expansion will allow it to expand further westward and launch its services in Vancouver, as well as Nanaimo, Burnaby, and Surrey. instaMek co-founder Uzair Ahmed confirmed that […]

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LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS READY TO MAKE DRIVERS EXPERIENCES MORE CONVENIENT AND GREEN

With the launch of its unique mobile mechanic fleet, Vancouver-based WrenchPatrol brings a brand new concept to drivers in the lower mainland: they deliver! WrenchPatrol’s crew of red-seal certified auto mechanics drive to customers’ locations and perform warrantied repairs and maintenance at their home or work. The start-up company’s focus is on convenience, transparency & […]

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CTV WRENCHPATROL INTERVIEW – VANCOUVER MOBILE MECHANICS

A new business in Metro Vancouver is offering time-crunched motorists a way to get their vehicles serviced without taking your car into the garage. Instead of driving to the nearest service station and leaving your vehicle for the day, the mechanic comes to you. Wrench Patrol is the brainchild of two Vancouver friends who met […]

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