This is a very common question we get asked here at Victoria Transmission and Auto Care. That’s because Victoria, more so than any other city outside of Vancouver, gets the most rain in Canada. Depending on quality, windshield wiper blades should last a full year before being replaced. In general, it is important to avoid using them when there are other substances on the windshield, such as snow, sap or leaves. When they start streaking, replace them right away. As we head into fall and winter here in Victoria, make sure you have good quality wiper blades installed to handle the increased precipitation. Here at Victoria Transmission & Auto Care we are happy to order in and replace your wiper blades in preparation for the changing season.
I live in the Parksville area and recently had need of being in Victoria for an appointment. En route, my car started to ‘shimmy’ and make a kind of unearthly grinding sound. Not good. I dealt with my appointment and turned my car on hoping against hope that the sound would have mysteriously disappeared. It was worse. Metal on metal is unmistakable! I called Kerry, my trusted mechanic at Kerry’s Cars and Trucks in Parksville. He emphatically stated that I could I not drive safely home. Without hesitation, he directed me to Peter at Victoria Transmission and Auto Care. I was graciously received by Peter and his wonderful staff as Kerry had already kindly called ahead to alert them of my arrival. The diognosis was not good. It was already mid-afternoon on a Friday but Peter created the time to order and install new front brakes. That in itself was fabulous. But here is the thing…. I am part of a special support program for single mothers that Kerry has created at his shop in Parksville ( not enough words of gratitude for that). Between the two of them, they figured out the details. Peter honoured Kerry’s program. He also 200