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Summer Maintenance for Your Auto You Don’t Want to Miss

With summer trying to make its way to the Lower Mainland, all the locals are gearing up for sunny days ahead – which include road trips here in BC.

Have you scheduled your summer auto maintenance yet? Allow us to help you ensure your adventures involve all the fun without any of the roadside breakdowns – with the help of GRiP TiRE & Auto Port Moody!

GRiP TiRE & Auto Port Moody Maintenance

You can better ensure that you avoid costly repairs, inconvenient car problems and safety risks by scheduling your auto maintenance at our Port Moody shop. From fluid changes, replacement of spark plugs, ignition wire checks and oxygen sensors – which will optimize fuel efficiency and prolong the life of your vehicles emission control systems, we do it all here. Along with…

  • Transmission Service
  • Radiator Flush
  • Engine Tune-up
  • Oil Change
  • Air Conditioning Service
  • Exhaust System
  • Complete Brake Service
  • Wiper Blades

Not Just a Tire Shop, But That’s Important Too!

Your tire condition and inflation both play an important role in safety and fuel consumption, so keeping your tires in the best possible condition is important.

Both under and over-inflated tires can lead to a decrease in the lifespan of your tires, as well as become a safety concern on hot summer pavement. This is a quick check that GRiP TiRE & Auto Port Moody would be happy to help you with, while also ensuring your spare tire is in good working order for your road trip ahead!

GRiP TiRE & Auto Port Moody – Oil Change

Your engine oil is vital to the function of your vehicle. It serves to cool your engine, lubricate all the moving parts and prevent engine corrosion. Your oil should be changed on schedule or before a long journey in order to keep your car running smoothly, and summer is an excellent time to schedule your oil change service here in Port Moody.

At GRiP Tire & Auto we provide local services for automobile repairs and maintenance, offering technicians that specialize in repairing domestic, imported and European vehicles, including…

  • Acura
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • Ford 
  • GEO 
  • GM 
  • GMC
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Isuzu
  • Kia
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Pontiac
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Smart Car
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • VW
  • Volvo

Stop by our shop or give us a call today, our staff has all the necessary equipment and expertise to make your visit as easy, stress free and efficient as possible!

Port Moody Import Vehicle Service and Repair Specialist

Did you know GRiP TiRE & Auto Port Moody offers a full range of auto services for Import model vehicles also? We do! Some of which include:

  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Land Rover
  • Mercedes Benz
  • Mini
  • Smart Car
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo

If you are a local import vehicle owner in Port Moody, Coquitlam, Burnaby or tri-city area, we would love to help remove the added cost that “specialty service” providers often add on to their services. We offer local import maintenance and repair service that will provide you with the same costs as domestic vehicles, regardless of which make or model you have chosen to invest in.

We believe that you shouldn’t be penalized for your chosen lifestyle, which is why we don’t add a premium to the repairs your vehicle might need. Rather, we deliver the diagnostic equipment, tools and expertise to make your visit as affordable, stress free, and efficient as possible.

Having the Oil Changed on Your Import Vehicle

Having your oil changed might seem like a routine maintenance check, but when it comes to important vehicles – it is important to have someone who can explain why a certain brand or grade of oil might matter, in regard to the way your vehicle handles.

Our mechanics are equipped with such knowledge, and ready to help ensure your high-performance vehicle leaves our Port Moody auto repair shop handling like it should.

Import Vehicle & Tire Maintenance or Replacement

As an important vehicle owner, you pride yourself in the appearance of your vehicle, which GRiP TiRE & Auto Port Moody fully understands. If you are in need of a new set of low-profile or high-end tires to help you hug the road with ease – we can help.

From tire purchases to installation, alignment to storing your winter tires as needed, our Port Moody tire technicians can help you outfit your vehicle with a brand and style of tire that will finish off your import vehicle beautifully.

Local Import Auto Service You Can Trust

GRiP TiRE & Auto Port Moody is one of twelve independently owned and operated locations in British Columbia, and our team prides themselves in providing you with service you expect and deserve.

We ensure our mechanics and technicians attend regular training courses, keeping them up to date on the latest procedures and equipment in this ever-changing industry. We look forward to working with you on everything from uncovering your auto’s mechanical problem and repair needs, to helping you keep it running smoothly with regular maintenance checks.

Now more than ever we need life to feel like it’s moving along smoothly, and when it comes to your import vehicle – we can definitely help with that!

For more inquiries on tires in Port Moody, Langley, Port Coquitlam and the tri-city area, visit GRiP TiRE & Auto Port Moody at 2625 St Johns Street,
Port Moody, BC V3H 2B5 or call our tire specialists at
(604) 461-4661.

Still Need to Switch Over Your Winter Tires? We Can Help!

We understand the delays for some people when it comes to switching back to your all-season tires. Whether the added cost has been an issue, time constraints are holding you back, or you require a place to store your winter tires – we can help. We remain open to ensure your vehicle is operating under safe driving conditions, which includes switching over your winter tires for the summer.

Tire Inventory and Discounts That Serve Your Needs

At GRiP TiRE & Auto in Port Moody, we offer a large selection of quality brand name tires for your car, truck, minivan or SUV. And because of our vast brand options, this also means you have multiple opportunities to cash in on discounts or promotions any one of our tire manufacturers may be offering.

We fully understand and appreciate our customers wanting to reduce spending right now, but we also know the importance of retaining the integrity of your winter tires, and the cost-saving and safety measures of keeping your seasonal tires ‘in season’, providing you with assistance in making that decision in an affordable way.

Our Tire Services in Port Moody Include:

  • Wheel Alignment
  • Balancing
  • Tire Repairs
  • Seasonal Tire Changeover

As well, we provide tire storage in our Port Moody facility, helping those who lack the space for their tires to keep them somewhere safe and dry.

Whether you have recently downsized, or simply would prefer your tires be stored at our tire centre for easy changeover each year – we are happy to help.

Winter Tires Are Not Meant to Be Driven Year-Round

As many people are aware, winter tires have a very specific tire tread, delivering added traction in the snow or under slushy and cold-road conditions. The type of rubber used on a winter tire is a lot softer and more pliable – which creates the aforementioned traction.

Putting that same type of tread onto summer roads that are dry and hot, can create concerns, as they actually have the opposite response under those conditions, becoming “slippery”, unsafe, and wearing out your tires far more quickly.

Switching your tires over will not only save you money in the long run, but also – it is a safety concern worth addressing, and we’re here to help.

If you are looking to have your winter tires changed over, our experienced and knowledgeable staff is here to provide you with the tires that will deliver on your budget needs, and your safety requirements.

Call us to schedule an appointment or visit us at 2625 St Johns Street in the heart of Port Moody. We look forward to serving you!

Ensuring You Have the Right Checks in Place for Your Travels Ahead

Taking a “Sunday drive” (during any day of the week) is our current luxury right now, and ensuring you have the right tread for your travels is one of many things we can help you with!

At GRiP TiRE & Auto in Port Moody, we are proud to offer a large selection of quality brand name tires for your car, truck, minivan or SUV. Our professional technicians and knowledgeable service advisors can help you select the right tire for your vehicle and driving needs, ensuring your vehicle has met the safety measures in place before your next local adventure.

Tire Pressure Check

Not only does your tire’s pressure ensure the safe driving condition of a vehicle, it also helps with gas consumption and can alert you of a faulty tire in need of replacement.

Checking your tire pressure before heading out on a road trip or adding any weight to our vehicle during a move, is important to prevent tire damage, and can easily be checked on the tire itself via a gauge at most gas stations – or GRiP TiRE in Port Moody is happy to help also!

Tire Tread Check

Your tires should always have more than a 2/32-inch tread depth, as anything less will not adequately keep your vehicle handling as it should. If you’re unsure what that looks like, visit us at 2625 St. Johns Street in Port Moody for a professional check.

Tire Rotation Check

The uneven wear of your tires is usually due to inconsistent tire rotations, and can be a cause for concern. Not only does this create safety issues over time, it also diminishes the lifespan of your tires – potentially significantly. 

Seasonal Tire Changeover

Still driving around on your winter tires? This too can be a cause for safety concerns and add to your gas consumption – which is something we can quickly help you address, while also offering our tire storage service as needed.

Our Tire Services in Port Moody Include:

  • Wheel Alignment
  • Balancing
  • Tire Repairs
  • Complete Tire Service
  • Tire Sales
  • …and more

GRiP TiRE & Auto is a one-stop shop for all your tire needs in Port Moody, Coquitlam, Burnaby, Langley and the surrounding tri-cities. We will gladly inspect your tires to ensure your travels ahead are safe and fuel-efficient! Visit our tire shop in Port Moody or call us at (604) 461-4661 to book an appointment.

Why Regular Auto Maintenance Can Save You Money

We see it all the time – customers putting off regular maintenance to try and extend added expenses, only to run into issues that arise from putting off such maintenance; turning a simple cost into a increased repair fee.

Which is why we want to help you understand ‘Why Regular Auto Maintenance Can Save You Money’!

Maintenance Prevents Costly Repairs

First and foremost, regular auto maintenance is intended to help you prevent repairs. Just as you keep fuel in your vehicle to ensure it runs, and regularly wash it to keep it in good physical appearance – so too should you maintain the moving parts under the hood to keep it humming along nicely.

Although we provide a roadside assistance VIP package, pretty much everyone wants to avoid the inconvenience of a roadside breakdown. And the only way to truly do so, is by having your vehicle maintained and serviced regularly, allowing your local Port Moody mechanic to address such things as: your timing belt, sparkplugs, tire pressure, oil and other fluids – and more.

Maintenance Equals Lifespan

Extending the lifespan of your vehicle is also a worthy cost-saving measure. Whether you intend to sell it at some point, or you are looking to keep it for the long-haul; maximizing the lifespan of your vehicle will allow you top dollar on resale, or many years of positive driving experiences.

Maintenance Means Better Gas Mileage

Gas is a costly reality in BC, adding to our already high-cost of living throughout the Lower Mainland. So saving everywhere you can, can really add up – and fuel is one area you can save on with regular auto maintenance checks.

Dirty engine oil causes your car to have to work harder to accomplish point A to B travel, but with regular auto maintenance, you can enjoy better fuel efficiency and less time visiting the pumps.

As a tire and auto repair shop in Port Moody, GRiP TiRE & Auto is proud to offer trusted local services to all our customers. Our team members pride themselves on providing you with the service you expect and deserve, at a fair price.

Allow us to help you with all your auto maintenance needs in Port Moody, and see the difference we can make to your vehicle and your overall expenses! Visit us at 2625 St Johns Street, Port Moody, BC V3H 2B5. Or call our auto repair experts at (604) 937-5531.

How to Ensure Your Vehicle is ‘Road-Ready’ for Spring Break

If you’re planning on heading out on the road over spring break, now is an excellent time to ensure your vehicle in ‘road ready’ – and GRiP TiRE & Auto Port Moody can help!

Our team members pride themselves on providing you with the service you expect and deserve. From tire repairs and replacement, to fluid, brakes, lights and wiper maintenance, as well as battery checks to ensure your vehicle is functioning at an optimal level.

The Importance of Tire Maintenance Before a Road Trip

Your vehicle’s tires play a pivotal role in how your car handles on the road, along with its safety.  Whether checking your air pressure for better gas mileage, ensuring the condition of your tires is still adequate, or switching out your winter tires for all-seasons – we can help.

Our Tires & Wheel Services Include:

  • Wheel Alignment
  • Balancing
  • Tire Repairs

The Importance of Fluid Checks for Your Vehicle

Fluids are the life-source for your engine, and without having your fluids regularly checked and maintained, you could be putting a dangerous – and potentially costly, strain on your vehicle.

GRiP Tire & Automotive is here to help you with routine inspections to ensure your vehicle’s overall health and longevity is maintained, offering regular fluid changes, spark plug replacement, and ignition wire and oxygen sensor checks to optimize fuel efficiency, as well as prolong the life of your vehicles emission control systems.

Our auto maintenance services in Port Moody also include…

  • Transmission Service
  • Radiator Flush
  • Engine Tune-up
  • Oil Change
  • Air Conditioning Service
  • Exhaust System
  • Complete Brake Service
  • Wiper Blades
  • Battery Testing …and more!

Road trips should be a fun and worry-free experience, and having your vehicle properly maintained before you head out is a way to ensure that will be your reality.

GRiP Tire & Auto is here to provide all of our Port Moody clients with a wide range of auto services, repairs, maintenance and tire care, helping you get the most out of your engine, while making it more durable, economical and safe!

The Importance GRiP TiRE & Auto Port Moody Places on Environmental Practice

As one of twelve independently owned and operated GRiP TiRE stores in BC, GRiP TiRE & Auto Port Moody understands the importance of environmental practices for both local businesses and global industries.

Not only do we offer local, highly trained technicians and mechanics who deliver tire service and auto repairs in Port Moody; we also ensure our company stays current with environmental practices in British Columbia.

Our staff is required to attend regular training, ensuring they understand and implement the most up-to-date environmental procedures. In addition, we upgrade our equipment and recycle practices as needed, keeping in-step the methods and overall procedures that reflect our ever-changing industry.

Environmental Practices for 2020

Climate change has become a popular topic of conversation, and rightfully so. Ensuring our planet is safe, healthy and habitable, for endless millennia, is clearly important – so addressing this as individuals and collectively as businesses, all plays a part within the planet we call home.

GRiP TiRE & Auto Port Moody is guided by environmentally conscious mandates to help reduce our impact on the earth. As mentioned, we continue to act as a locally operated Green Business by using modern recycling methods, as well as by educating our company and our customers on how we can all positively contribute to the environment and our communities.

Ways You Can Help Reduce Pollution as an Auto Owner

We can all play a part in cleaning up the planet, and as it pertains to auto owners – here are some ways you can reduce your impact…

  • Change your air filter to improve your vehicles performance and efficiency
  • Change your spark plugs to help you reduced fuel consumption
  • Have your fuel system maintained, which includes having your fuel injector flushed, saving you money at the pump and helping your vehicle’s performance
  • Check your emissions system to ensure your car emissions, exhaust and pollutants are not producing harmful gases
  • Check your tires, as proper tire pressure can also improve your gas mileage by over 3%.

These are just some of the ways you can help minimize your impact on the earth as an auto owner, and GRiP TiRE & Auto Port Moody is here to help you in any way we can in the new year ahead!

GRiP TiRE in Port Moody – More Than Just Tires!

At GRiP TiRE & Auto, we are much more than a local tire shop. In fact, we offer a wide range of services that include vehicle repairs, maintenance – and more!

Finding a local auto repair shop is one thing, but finding an auto service centre that truly takes your time and budget into consideration, is an entirely different thing -and we’re proud to offer our customers these types of considerations at our Port Moody auto centre.

Expert Technicians – Not Just a Fancy Slogan

GRiP TiRE & Auto in Port Moody proudly offers expert mechanics that specialize in repairing domestic, imported, and European vehicles. We employ mechanics who will best ensure your engine is working at an optimal level, making it more efficient and durable, while extending the its lifespan and diminishing your fuel and replacements costs.

Cut Costs with Maintenance Service in Port Moody

GRiP Tire & Automotive also offers routine inspections and maintenance for your vehicle. We regularly see the results of car owners not maintaining their cars and trucks, which come at the risk of increased cost, safety concerns and an inconvenience to their lifestyle.

Which is why we encourage everyone to schedule regular fluid changes, replacement of spark plugs, ignition wires and oxygen sensors, in order to help optimize fuel efficiency and prolong the life of your vehicles emission control systems.

Steering & Suspension Matter Too

Your vehicle depends on its steering and suspension systems for a smooth and safe ride, especially when the weather creates more treacherous driving conditions.

Tires play a part in how your vehicle handles on the road, but your suspension system is also responsible for isolating you from road noise, bumps, vibrations and keeping you driving in the direction you intend to go.

Other Repair & Maintenance We Offer at GRiP TiRE & Auto Includes:

Curious to know more? Visit us at 2625 St. Johns Street in Port Moody; call our Tire Centre in Port Moody at (604)461-4661 or our Auto Centre in Port Moody at (604)937-5531 to see how we can help you.

We look forward to serving all your auto care and tire service needs!

The Benefits of a VIP Membership at GRiP TiRE & Auto Port Moody

At GRiP TiRE & Auto Port Moody, we are excited to be a part of the community and offer both local and neighbouring communities the convenience of excellent tire and auto service, with trusted care at a fair price.

We also provide peace of mind knowing your tire or automotive service is performed with advanced equipment by highly trained technicians. PLUS during and after your service we offer all our customers the GRiP TiRE VIP Membership option!

The Benefits of Peace of Mind GRiP TiRE VIP Membership Card

We believe in offering our customers upgrade options to their auto care, and our VIP Membership Card provides exactly that – including:

Shuttle Service – as you need it and when you need it. Either to and from work during an auto repair, or back to the comfort of your home while you wait on your tire service – whatever you require our shuttle service for, your membership card will provide!

Courtesy Vehicles – if your auto service is going to take longer than a day allows, we also provide our VIP Membership Card holders with a courtesy vehicle, helping them keep an uninterrupted schedule, and come and go as they please via one of our vehicles.

24-Hour Roadside Assistance – there is nothing worse than being stranded on the side of the road. Which is why we offer our customer 24-Hour Roadside Assistance with our membership card. Added peace of mind to quickly get you the help you need.

Industry-Leading 3-Year/60km Parts & Labour Warranty – extended warranties are a great addition to our VIP program, as it offers added coverage on top of already great service and benefits.

Rewards Program – whether you are an AirMiles collector, benefit from Optimum points, or are a part of any other rewards programs, there are always benefits to such cards that makes them worthwhile. Which is what our GRiP TiRE VIP Membership Card provides as well!

Curious to know more?

Give us a call for TIRES: (604) 461-4661 or AUTO (604) 937-5531
Visit us at 2625 St Johns Street, Port Moody

Or stay connected via our Facebook Page

We look forward to serving you!

The Difference Between Winter Tires & M+S Tires

At GRiP TiRE & Auto Port Moody, we are proud to offer our professional tire service to the local and surrounding tri-cities communities. We deliver personalized service at a fair price, ensuring you leave with tires that make sense for your lifestyle, driving habits and budget.

With the “winter conditions” driving policy in effect over mountain passes, GRiP TiRE wanted to take this opportunity to explain the difference between winter tires and M+S tires, helping to ensure you stay safe on the roads.

M+S Tires Should Not Be Confused for Winter Tires

M+S tires, which stands for ‘mud and snow’ tires, are not deemed ok to use over snowy mountain passes, and should not be confused with the kind of safety, tread and traction that comes with actual winter tires.

Although they indicate “snow” within the name of the tire, these are more of a daily, in-town use tire, and not necessarily a safe driving tire for provincial mountain passes and highways with large amounts of snowy and icy conditions.

m+s tires port moody
M+S symbol often found on the side of the tire indicate “mud and snow”.

Although M+S tires have large gaps between each tread to create traction in mud and snow – similar to winter tires; in temperatures under +7C, M+S tires become cold and stiff, making handling less reliable when braking or cornering on cold roads

Why Winter Tires Truly Matter On Snowy Roads

A winter tire is recognizable by the peaked mountain logo with a snowflake in the middle, and if you tend to drive in snowy conditions – this is the tire to have.

Winter tires offer specific snow traction performance, which is set by the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada, and delivers a much more aggressive tread, allowing your tires to grip better to the road in icy, snowy and slushy conditions.

In addition, because it is made from natural rubber, the tires stay soft and flexible in colder climates, giving you better traction on the road than the alternative M+S tire.

Although there is a cost associated with changing your tires over each season, the fact is switching between the fall and winter seasons allows your tires to last longer, all while keeping you safe on the road too.

At GRiP TiRE & Auto Port Moody, we are proud to be a locally owned and operated business that delivers peace of mind, trusted service and affordable tire care.

If you are looking to have your tires changed over for the winter season, our qualified, experienced and knowledgeable staff is here to provide you with the tires that will deliver a safe driving experience!

For more inquiries on tires in Port Moody, Langley, Port Coquitlam and the tri-city area, visit GRiP TiRE & Auto Port Moody at 2625 St Johns Street, Port Moody, BC V3H 2B5 or call our tire specialists at (604) 461-4661.