Choosing Between Authorized Dealer And Independent Auto Body Repair Shop

When you get into an accident you need to make a decision – whether to take your car to an authorized – and expensive – dealer or to an ICBC express repair shop. There are no hard and fast rules for making this kind of a decision. You just need to know about the quality of service they provide before choosing one of them.

It can be a safe option to take your car back to the authorized dealer for such repairs. The dealer would likely have a team of certified and trained mechanics, who would able to take care of all your car problems. As will an ICBC Valet Repair shop. The beauty of and ICBC repair shop like Sangam Autobody is we provide you with an extra level of service for instance:

1) We always guarantee and appointment in 24 hours

2) We repair all glass claims

3) We can file your ICBC repair claim meaning no visits to the ICBC claim centre

4) We always provide a free rental upgrade

These are just some of the reasons to choose our shop over a dealership. We also give you peace of mind by:

1) Providing free estimates for Autobody Repair & Auto Glass Claims

2) Computerized matching system

3) Direct Billing to ICBC or other insurance you may carry.

4) Life time guarantee on all our repairs.

As an independent Autobody shop we have been consistently voted the top auto body shop by the readers of the surrey leader.  So rest assured we can handle you claim for any make or model.

Tips For Driving In The Snow

Metro Vancouver have been hit hard with Snow Fall in early 2019. We thought we would put together some tips to help you make your drive safer this winter.

Tips For Cold Weather 

  • Keep a bundle of cold-weather gear in your car, such as extra food and water, warm clothing, a flashlight, a glass scraper, blankets, medications, and more. You never know if you will get stuck somewhere like a bridge crossing on a highway.
  • Make certain your tires are properly inflated and have plenty of tread. If you don’t have winter tires probably better to be on the safe side and wait for better conditions.
  • Keep at least half a tank of fuel in your vehicle at all times. This will give your car weight and you will be ok in case you get stranded.
  • Never warm up a vehicle in an enclosed area, such as a garage.
  • Do not use cruise control when driving on any slippery surface, such as on ice and snow.

Tips for Driving in the Snow

  • Stay home. Only go out if necessary. Even if you can drive well in bad weather, it’s better to avoid taking unnecessary risks by venturing out.
  • Drive slowly. Always adjust your speed down to account for lower traction when driving on snow or ice.
  • Accelerate and decelerate slowly. Apply the gas slowly to regain traction and avoid skids. Don’t try to get moving in a hurry and take time to slow down for a stoplight. Remember: It takes longer to slow down on icy roads.
  • Increase your following distance to five to six seconds. This increased margin of safety will provide the longer distance needed if you have to stop.
  • Know your brakes. Whether you have antilock brakes or not, keep the heel of your foot on the floor and use the ball of your foot to apply firm, steady pressure on the brake pedal.
  • Don’t stop if you can avoid it. There’s a big difference in the amount of inertia it takes to start moving from a full stop versus how much it takes to get moving while still rolling. If you can slow down enough to keep rolling until a traffic light changes, do it.
  • Don’t power up hills. Applying extra gas on snow-covered roads will just make your wheels spin. Try to get a little inertia going before you reach the hill and let that inertia carry you to the top. As you reach the crest of the hill, reduce your speed and proceed downhill slowly.
  • Don’t stop going up a hill. There’s nothing worse than trying to get moving up a hill on an icy road. Get some inertia going on a flat roadway before you take on the hill.


2 Quick Keys For Choosing the Right Autobody Shop For You

1) Pay Attention to Word-of-Mouth

Any business can advertise, but you’ll do better with a shop that friends, family or acquaintances recommend. It’s a business that has proven it can satisfy customers. And it might not be the biggest or best-known shop in your area. Sangam Autobody is highly recommended on google with a 4.7 rating

In some cases, you might get a recommendation for a small shop where the owner works on the cars himself. “That’s how I like doing business,” Mallette says. “To me it seems so much more personal and then you can understand what’s really going on with your car.” At Sangam we have been serving the community since 1997. We started with humble beginnings but now have one of the largest shops in the area.

2) Ask the Right Questions

When choosing a body shop, you don’t go in with your pocketbook open, you go in smart, and ask some key questions. Does the shop provide a written warranty? And if so, for how long? What does the warranty cover? At Sangam you don’t need to worry, as a C.a.r Valet repair shop we guarantee the repairs for the lifetime of you owning the car.


Audi Pushing It to the Limit On The Dyno

2018 R8 Specs:

  • Engine. V10.
  • Horsepower. 532 @ 7,800.
  • Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) 398 @ 6,500.
  • Top speed. 199 mph 9
  • Transmission. Seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission with rear-wheel drive.
  • Acceleration (0—60 mph) 3.7 seconds.
  • Valvetrain. 40-valve DOHC with continuous intake and exhaust camshaft adjustment.
  • Combined mpg. 18 mpg.

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