Can I Use My All-Season Tires for Winter?

One of the most commonly asked questions during this time of the year is whether or not you can keep using your all-season tires for the winter season. Different types of tires are built for specific conditions. It is important to familiarize yourself with the difference between each and how using the right tire for the right season makes a big difference in the safety of your vehicle.

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What's the Difference?

Most cars these days come standard with all-season tires. Some tire manufacturers dub these as “3-season” tires instead as they are perfect for milder temperatures such as spring…
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5 Advantages of Selling Your Car to a Dealership

If you’ve been thinking about selling your old car, you’ve probably considered all your options including putting up an ad online and selling it yourself. Let us save you the hassle, time commitment, and potential loss of money to scammers. Selling your car to any OpenRoad dealership is the best way to get rid of your old car.

1. Convenient and Effortless

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Attempting to sell a car yourself comes with the time-commitment of posting your own ads, responding to emails and messages, squeezing test drives into your busy schedule, 
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5 Benefits You Get With An EV in British Columbia

Electric vehicles (EVs) have been getting more and more popular each year. While it may still seem like a big investment upfront for most of us to purchase an EV at this time, there are so many benefits that come with buying one. We’ve listed down 5 perks that come with purchasing an EV here in British Columbia (BC).
An important thing to note is that there are quite a few vehicles that fall under the general “EV” category. There are different kinds of benefits for the different kinds of EVs. These three are:
Battery electric vehicles (BEV/EV…
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What does OAC mean when car shopping?

You’ve been doing your research and taking note of all the things you need to purchase a new vehicle. The lease and finance options seem attractive enough for you, but there are those three letters that keep showing up, “O.A.C.”
What Is OAC?
OAC stands for “On Approved Credit.” This acronym is usually found right by the lease and finance rates, or in a dealership’s fine print. What this means is that the lease and finance rates advertised are subject to approval based on your credit rating. 


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The 5 Best Road Trip Cars for Under $33,000

With summer fast approaching and the freedom of traveling again draws closer each day, road trips are definitely going to be on most people’s bucket lists this summer. Price shouldn’t deter you from going on an adventure so we’ve listed down the most affordable cars (all under $33,000) you can take on your next long drive.
What makes a car an ideal road trip vehicle? There are three factors to look for:
  • Seating Capacity & Comfort –Not only is ample seating a must, but it's also good to note how comfortable a long ride will be…
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8 Tips to Make the Most Out of Your Test Drive Appointment

One of the most exciting things about car shopping is definitely the test drive. This is where you get the most authentic feel of that dream car you’ve been eyeing. In this step, you can get the overall sense of how the car handles, how comfortably you fit in the driver’s seat, and which features are an essential requirement.
If you’ve recently scheduled a test drive with us or if you’re thinking about scheduling one in the near future, here are some tips to make the most out of your appointment:
1. Make a Checklist of…
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Here’s How to Get a 10% ICBC Discount on Your Car

Insurance premiums are one of the many factors we consider when purchasing a new vehicle. Here in British Columbia, we are all too familiar with paying hundreds of dollars monthly just to insure our vehicles, and all that can add up to thousands a year!
Luckily, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) has introduced some ways where you are able to qualify for discounts and savings. One of which is that vehicles equipped with factory-installed autonomous emergency braking (AEB) are eligible for a 10% insurance discount in BC.*
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The Spring-Summer Car Maintenance Checklist

The weather is finally clearing up and what better way to start the season than “spring cleaning” your car! Vehicle maintenance can be overwhelming for some and most of us tend to put it off which is why we’ve listed out the most important things to do for your car during this seasonal change. 
1. Tires
If you haven’t already, switch your winter tires for all-season or summer tires. You should be using the appropriate tires for each season to prevent tire wear and damage to your vehicle. Using your winter tires for the warmer months will not…
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Understanding Vehicle Resale Values

There are many things to consider when purchasing a new vehicle and one of them is understanding the importance of resale value. When you purchase a vehicle that has a high resale value, you are able to maximize the amount you get back when you eventually trade-in your vehicle.
What is Depreciation & Resale Value?
According to Kelly Blue Book[1], depreciation is how much value your car loses over time. Resale Value (also known as residual value) is the amount your car is expected to sell for at some point in the future.
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All About EVs

If you’ve recently been in the market for a new vehicle, chances are you’ve thought of switching over to an electric vehicle (EV). You’re not alone. In a recent study conducted by KPMG, “Seven in 10 Canadians (68 per cent) who plan to buy a new vehicle within the next five years are likely to buy an EV.”[1]

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Why have EV’s been so popular lately? The simple answer: lower costs! Gone are the days when EVs were an exclusive product for the luxury market. Now, most automotive brands are coming out with their own. 

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