Is it Illegal to Text and Drive in British Columbia?

By Product Expert | Posted in Local on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at 5:53 PM
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A lot of unnecessary accidents have been caused throughout Canada over the past few years thanks to distracted driving. In 2014 alone, 66 deaths and 630 serious injuries were attributed to distracted driving. As a result of these preventable accidents, a number of new laws hoping to keep drivers off their phones are being enacted across Canada. You know you should avoid using your device while driving, but is it actually illegal in British Columbia?

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Drive Safely this Autumn with these Safe Driving Tips

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at 5:14 PM
fall leaves and trees over a highway

October is here and that means the Fall season is in full swing! Before taking off on a long trip, make sure to take a minute to make sure your vehicle is ready for the season change. We’ve put together a short list of five tips for Fall driving, and even though we know this isn’t a complete list, we hope these few tips get you thinking!

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How-To Guide: 5 Easy Fuel-Saving Tips

By Product Expert | Posted in How-To on Friday, September 14th, 2018 at 2:27 PM
hand filling up vehicle with gasoline

All drivers want to save money at the pump! While the purchase of a fuel-efficient vehicle from the Buy Direct Truck Centre is a great start in saving money on fuel, there are a number of easy tips you can incorporate into your daily drive that will lead to improved fuel efficiency! Keep reading to check out our top five fuel-saving tips!

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What’s the difference between Synthetic and Conventional Motor Oil?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Thursday, September 13th, 2018 at 9:08 PM
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Depending on how often you drive, you likely get your vehicle’s oil changed a few times a year. But how much have you thought about what kind of oil you’re putting in your car? Your engine’s oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle, so learning a thing or two about the importance of motor oil and which kind is best suited for your vehicle can’t hurt. Keep reading to learn about the similarities and differences between conventional and synthetic motor oil, and find out why it matters which kind of motor oil your vehicle takes.

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How to connect to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

By Product Expert | Posted in Technology, Tips and Tricks on Monday, August 27th, 2018 at 3:10 PM
2016 Honda Accord paired with Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are two features designed to help drivers stay connected while on the roads. These features allow you to directly pair your smartphone with your car’s infotainment system. This will give you access to specific apps, allowing you to play music, make calls, view navigation information and more. If you are looking to learn how to connect to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, follow these steps. Read the rest of this entry »

Do I need a four-wheel drive truck?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 2:10 PM
2017 Chevrolet Silverado driving on road

Differences between four-wheel drive and rear-wheel pickup trucks

So, you have settled on a pickup truck. Now you need to decide whether you will choose a four-wheel drive or two-wheel drive model. Four-wheel drive might seem like the obvious choice, but there are multiple reasons you might consider a two-wheel drive model. There are multiple differences between four-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive pickup trucks worth noting. Read the rest of this entry »

Where can I recycle my tires in Kelowna BC?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Friday, July 27th, 2018 at 2:11 PM
close up of car tires driving through snow

Is your car in need of a new set of tires? Regularly changing your tires has multiple impacts on your car. From added traction in the winter to improved fuel economy, your tires significantly affect the performance of your vehicle. But once you have your new tires on your vehicle, what do you do with the old ones? If you are looking to learn where you can recycle tires in Kelowna BC, check out these options. Read the rest of this entry »

Summer VS All-Season Tires: Which are right for you?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 at 2:16 PM
2018 Ford F-150 tire close-up

The Difference Between Summer VS All-Season Tires

Many drivers do not understand the difference between summer vs all-season tires, to the point that the two types are often confused. However, both are designed for different conditions and have unique effects on handling, performance and responsiveness. To help you decide which to choose for your vehicle, we’ve compiled all the information you need to know.

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Summer Car Care Tips and Advice

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 4:10 PM
Tire being serviced

How to prepare a car for summer

The weather is starting to warm up and sunnier months are on their way. The warmer weather can affect your car in different ways. If you are looking to learn how to prepare a car for summer, check out our summer car care tips and advice. Read the rest of this entry »

Get a great deal on a used car at Buy Direct Truck Centre

By Product Expert | Posted in Dealer Information on Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 7:44 PM
2013 Toyota Tacoma exterior front

Used cars under 12,000 in Kelowna BC

Buying a car is always a significant investment. Pretty much every car shopper is looking to get the best deal possible on their car purchase. Buy Direct Truck Centre offers an extensive selection of used cars under $12,000 in Kelowna BC. Finding a great deal on a pre-owned car is an easy task at Buy Direct Truck Centre. Read the rest of this entry »

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