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8 Tips For Getting Your Car Safely Through This Winter.

Winter has arrived: are you prepared for what’s ahead? Do you know what needs to be done to make sure that you and your vehicle make it through to spring? Here’s a helpful list: 1st Be sure that maintenance services are up to date (oil changes, inspections and previously recommended services that are due) 2nd […]

Is Premium Gas Worth The Extra Cost?

In mid October the CBC ran a story about premium gasoline and how, for most cars it was a waste of money (http://goo.gl/G5qR4). They went so far as claiming that its use caused higher levels of pollution from the tailpipe than regular fuel. While I agree almost entirely with the statement that it is a […]

Why Brake Fluid Leaks Are Dangerous

Your car’s brakes rely on brake fluid to transmit the force that your foot applies to the brake pedal to each wheel’s brake. Occasionally a brake system will develop a leak and if left unchecked for long enough this can cause some serious safety concerns. Fortunately modern cars have a warning light which illuminates on […]

Car Maintenance Tips for Young Drivers

Studies have found that drivers over 45 years old are far more proactive with car maintenance than the younger generation is. Why would this be? I would say that a couple of factors are at play. 1st: the older generation has grown up with cars that required more routine maintenance than today’s generation of cars. […]

Keeping Your TDI Reliable For The Long Haul

VW TDI diesel engines have been around for two decades in several evolutions: distributor type and common rail injection. They are fabulous engines and have always been state of the art, featuring quiet operation, lots of power and acceleration, and best of all their fuel economy allows a trip from Vancouver to Calgary on a […]

How to Save Money on Car Repairs

The best way to save money on car repairs is simple: It’s with routine maintenance. Routine maintenance means that at specific time intervals, based on how much you drive, you have your car serviced following a maintenance schedule. The very minimum schedule that should be followed is the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule. Following this schedule will […]

Poor Maintenance Can Void Your Warranty

Poor Maintenance Can Void Your Warranty It seems innocent enough… your car’s working great, you live an incredibly busy life, you drive a lot and the car’s new. Why bother following your vehicle’s maintenance schedule? We encounter this scenario at our shop from time to time. It shows up as a vehicle that has not […]

Tire Pressure Monitoring System – TPMS

Tire Pressure Monitoring System | Pawlik Automotive, Vancouver BC

A tire pressure monitoring system offers convenience, are a smart safety addition and they are proven to increase the life of your tires!

We Service New Cars

We love servicing new vehicles and always appreciate working with the clean, shiny and newly painted undercarriage and suspension components. Many of our clients bring their new vehicles to us for service but some take their new cars to the dealer. Is it because they feel their warranty will be voided if the dealer doesn’t […]

What We Do – A BNI Presentation

BNI Big Tsunami, Vancouver, BC

Good Morning, I’m Bernie from Pawlik Automotive. Pawlik Automotive is an auto service shop located in the Marpole area of Vancouver, BC. We’ve been in business since 1991 which makes us 20 years old this year. We service most makes of cars and light trucks and we do pretty much all the maintenance and repairs […]

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