By Mark MacLeod 18 Sep, 2017
While bringing your car in to a professional auto repair shop is the best way to give your car the best care it needs, regular care is a great way to ensure your vehicle is at its best all the time.

Take a look this article for DIY methods on car care.
By Mark MacLeod 18 Sep, 2017

When it comes to actually moving your car, there are few things as important as your car’s transmission. Without it, the power of a car’s engine cannot ever reach the wheels, preventing the car from moving. There are several types of transmissions, but automatic transmissions are the most common ones. When your transmission runs into problems, you’ll likely feel the effects of it throughout your car, so visiting an auto repair store swiftly is key to ensuring your car stay on the road, where it belongs.

Here are some common transmission problems and their signs.

Low Fluid Levels or Fluid Leaks

Your car’s transmission is a series of moving parts that work to transfer power from the engine to the wheels. To ensure that each part is moving smoothly, fluids are required to lubricate the gears. Sometimes, leaks can occur when the seals in the transmission or driveshaft become faulty, causing you to lose your transmission fluids. Transmission fluid can also become contaminated from the coolant in the radiator. The result of low fluid is gear slippage and slow shifting, and requires fluid replacement and repairs on what’s causing low fluid levels.

Torque Converter Issues

One of the most common problems related to torque converters is worn or damaged needle strings. When they become worn, you’ll start to hear strange noises coming from the transmission when you change gears, creating grind or brushing noises.

Clutch Problems

Occasionally, the clutch can become jammed, which can cause the solenoid - which controls the flow of fluid in the transmission - to become locked and the amount of transmission fluid to be calculated incorrectly. When this occurs, it may cause violent shaking underneath the car and produce high levels of heat in the transmission, as well as a sharp drop in the power output of your car.

Keep your vehicle in tip-top shape at the proper auto repair shop. Located conveniently in Abbotsford, we bring comprehensive auto services to the surrounding areas.


By Mark MacLeod 14 Jun, 2017
We all love our cars. They help enrich our lives by taking us wherever we need to go.

But when we're on the road, we also need to make sure that our cars are doing fine.

Check out this article for tips on how to maintain your car to keep it running longer.
By Mark MacLeod 06 Jun, 2017

The engine is the heart of your car. It’s what runs your vehicle, and consists of many moving parts. In order to keep these parts moving properly, the oil in your engine needs to be clean otherwise the oil stops working properly, picking up dirt left behind in the gears of your and becoming murker. As you might expect, when your gears move against each other without the proper lubrication, it can cause troubles down the road and even threaten the overall lifespan of your car.

So how often should you change your oil? It’s hard to say, since it varies. Your instruction may tell you to do so every 5,000 km, or every 6 months. However, it can depend on conditions such as how long you drive and what the weather is like. If you frequently drive on the highway, your engine can reach temperatures high enough to evaporate the water that forms on the crankcase. Additionally, driving in dusty, dirty areas, or if you’ve towing heavy loads all the time, it can put a greater strain on the engine, causing it to dirty up your oil more quickly. When this happens, it’s better to get your oil changed more frequently.

At Paramount Auto Body, we strive to ensure that your car is running smoothly all the time. In addition to regular maintenance, we’ll top up your car oil as well to ensure that your engine is running like the well-oiled machine it should. Your car is your companion on the road, and you should have the assurance that it’ll run how you need it, when you need it.

Paramount Auto Body is located in Abbotsford.
By Mark MacLeod 01 May, 2017

Keeping your vehicle fully functional is very important while you’re on the road. When you start up your engine in the morning, you want to be sure that your car will run all the way to your destination. While we may not think that our car will break down anytime soon, the reality is that many of us neglect the well-being of our vehicles. We don’t take them in for regular tuneups as often as we should, and so our vehicle’s performance suffers in the long run. Your car may even last for fewer years than is intended. That’s why it’s important to make sure that get it serviced regularly at your local auto body shop. Both your future self and your vehicle may thank you for it in the future.

At Paramount Auto Body, we provide the full breadth of auto body services, including:

  • Complete paint jobs

  • Windshield repair or replace

  • Dent repairs

  • Oil changes

  • Tire rotation and alignment

  • Tire dressing

  • Vehicle exterior waxing

  • Undercoating

At our auto body shop, our 20 years of service allows us to be the leading voice for vehicles in Abbotsford. Our team of expert mechanics ensures that we’ll get the job done right the very first time, ensuring the longevity and functionality of your vehicle. Your vehicle is your companion on the road, so you want to make sure that it’s well taken care of so that it takes care of you on the road.

Paramount Auto Body is located in Abbotsford.
By Mark MacLeod 03 Apr, 2017

So you’ve been in an accident. You’re trying to deal with the aftermath of the event and trying to juggle your everyday life with insurance claims, injury, and vehicle damages. When this occurs, it’s always best to find a helping hand to make your road to recovery smooth and painless. That’s why at Paramount Autobody, we are dedicated to giving you fast, efficient, and effective service. When your vehicle crosses into our shop, we’ll treat it like our own and handle it with the care it deserves, giving it anything from a small paint job to significant auto repairs so that it rolls back onto the street with all the functionality of a new car.

In addition to car collision repair services, we also offer a series to your car. Our list includes:

  • Complete paint jobs

  • Dent repair

  • Windshield replacement or repair

  • Alignments

  • Air conditional recharge

  • Oil changes

  • Tire Rotation

  • A complete detailing of the car’s interior and exterior

After a difficult event like a car accident, it’s only natural to want support. While we are unable to give you support to troubles you may face like your insurance claims or injury, we are ready and willing to help in our area of expertise. No matter the state of your car, when you bring it into our auto shop, we’ll do our utmost to fix it so that it is one thing that you don’t need to worry about. While you’re focusing on working on your recovery, we’ll handle the task of fixing your vehicle so that when your life returns to normal, so will your car.

Paramount Autobody is located in Abbotsford and serves the vehicles from all its surrounding areas, such as Langley and Mission.
By Mark MacLeod 01 Mar, 2017

The time straight after a car crash can be difficult. You could be dealing with insurance claims, injuries to your person, and be unable to use your car for your regular daily activities. When this occurs, it can be very stressful to juggle dealing with so many things at once. Since crashes are sudden events, you are likely unprepared to properly deal with the troubles it causes both physically and mentally. That’s why when you deal with the aftermath of this difficult event, you’ll want a trusted auto shop to restore your car to full functionality and restore your life to normal as quickly as possible.


At Paramount Autobody , though we can’t help you with your insurance claims, we can lend our aid to your vehicle. Our car collision repair services range from a simple new coat of paint to significant auto repairs. We strive to repair any damage done to your car and, even better, we’ll restore its functionality so that when you drive it from our shop, it will be like you are driving it from the shop for the very first time. We know the stress that can occur due to auto accidents and we are here to help ease the burden. We’ll handle the handle lifting of car repair so that you can focus on your own recovery, both physically and mentally.


So if you are in the aftermath of an accident, bring your car into Paramount Autobody for our car collision repair service. Whether you’re in Langley, Mission or the area surrounding Abbotsford, our auto shop will handle all your car repair needs so that you can deal with what’s important to you.
By Mark MacLeod 01 Feb, 2017
This was a winter for the ages. Check out the ICBC numbers . We haven't seen this much snow and ice in years and the roads suffered. If you got into a fender bender or accident, contact Paramount Autobody today.
By Mark MacLeod 30 Jan, 2017

We're in the middle of January and it's been a rainy start. How's 2017 feeling -- besides wet and cold? The beginning of the year is always full of promise and ambition. Let every aspect of your life echo your goals. Only a month ago we were hit with the most snow in years. How did you and your car hold up? If you have gotten into a minor fender bender or are putting off some much-needed auto body repair service, think about starting the year fresh. Take pride in your drive in 2017.   Get quality and dependable auto body repair service from Paramount Autobody .

The busy parking lots and treacherous roads of December were bound to put some battle scars on you and your car. There may have been some minor scratches and dings from you kids slamming the door or structural damage from that snowy fender bender. Were you one of the cars caught in winter's grip as cars careened through your neighborhood? Or maybe you're about to celebrate the graduation of your daughter and, while you'd love to be able to give her a brand new car, it's just as meaningful to pass down old reliable -- but first, you need to make sure your car looks and performs its best. When you want the best, you need the best and   Paramount Autobody Ltd. is Abbotsford's choice for auto body repair service .

Whatever the reason, take pride in your drive in 2017.   From minor auto body service to major ICBC claims, contact Paramount Autobody Ltd . today. Our technicians are always happy to assist you.


By Mark MacLeod 28 Nov, 2016
It's getting colder and raining harder. Sleet and ice will soon be on their way. Whether you're a weekend warrior hitting the slopes or just have a commute, here's why winter tires are worth the initial spending for long term safety and savings
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Does your vehicle need an air conditioning recharge?

  • By Mark MacLeod
  • 18 Apr, 2016

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Does your vehicle’s air conditioner only blow warm air? You might not have   notice   through the winter, but as the days get warmer you are going to need your air conditioner working in peak condition! Paramount Autobody, in Abbotsford, can easily diagnose the problem, and cool things down by completing an air conditioning recharge!

If your air conditioner is exclusively blowing warm air  it might be low on refrigerant.   Refrigerant   is a liquid commonly used in either heat pump or refrigeration cycles. If your vehicle is low on refrigerant you might have a leak somewhere in your hose, connector, or another part of the system. If your defroster wasn’t properly cleaning up the frost on your windshield this winter, that is a pretty good sign you have a leak somewhere.

The air conditioning system on most vehicles is designed to shut down if the refrigerant drops low enough. It does this to prevent damage to the air conditioning compressor.

What can be done?

Paramount Autobody can get your vehicle’s air conditioner working like new again. We will perform an air conditioning recharge on your vehicle. An air conditioning recharge means we test your air conditioning system and recharge it with the precise and exact amount of refrigerant recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.

When should you add or replace refrigerant?

It’s a great idea to replace   you   refrigerant before you experience any problems, to avoid any frustrations down the road.  If your car is a few years old or even older and you haven’t yet needed to replace the refrigerant than you should consider being proactive and bringing your vehicle to Paramount Autobody for   a air   conditioning recharge!

But if your air conditioner is not functioning properly, then it’s time to bring your vehicle in right away.  If your air conditioner continues to blow warm air even after you’ve added new refrigerant than you probably have a leak somewhere. Paramount Autobody will be able to find and fix your leak so you can get back to enjoying your hot summer days!

If your air conditioner is only blowing warm air, or you think you're are in need of an air conditioning recharge contact Paramount Autobody, in Abbotsford,  today! Call us today at 604-855-3302.

By Mark MacLeod 18 Sep, 2017
While bringing your car in to a professional auto repair shop is the best way to give your car the best care it needs, regular care is a great way to ensure your vehicle is at its best all the time.

Take a look this article for DIY methods on car care.
By Mark MacLeod 18 Sep, 2017

When it comes to actually moving your car, there are few things as important as your car’s transmission. Without it, the power of a car’s engine cannot ever reach the wheels, preventing the car from moving. There are several types of transmissions, but automatic transmissions are the most common ones. When your transmission runs into problems, you’ll likely feel the effects of it throughout your car, so visiting an auto repair store swiftly is key to ensuring your car stay on the road, where it belongs.

Here are some common transmission problems and their signs.

Low Fluid Levels or Fluid Leaks

Your car’s transmission is a series of moving parts that work to transfer power from the engine to the wheels. To ensure that each part is moving smoothly, fluids are required to lubricate the gears. Sometimes, leaks can occur when the seals in the transmission or driveshaft become faulty, causing you to lose your transmission fluids. Transmission fluid can also become contaminated from the coolant in the radiator. The result of low fluid is gear slippage and slow shifting, and requires fluid replacement and repairs on what’s causing low fluid levels.

Torque Converter Issues

One of the most common problems related to torque converters is worn or damaged needle strings. When they become worn, you’ll start to hear strange noises coming from the transmission when you change gears, creating grind or brushing noises.

Clutch Problems

Occasionally, the clutch can become jammed, which can cause the solenoid - which controls the flow of fluid in the transmission - to become locked and the amount of transmission fluid to be calculated incorrectly. When this occurs, it may cause violent shaking underneath the car and produce high levels of heat in the transmission, as well as a sharp drop in the power output of your car.

Keep your vehicle in tip-top shape at the proper auto repair shop. Located conveniently in Abbotsford, we bring comprehensive auto services to the surrounding areas.


By Mark MacLeod 14 Jun, 2017
We all love our cars. They help enrich our lives by taking us wherever we need to go.

But when we're on the road, we also need to make sure that our cars are doing fine.

Check out this article for tips on how to maintain your car to keep it running longer.
By Mark MacLeod 06 Jun, 2017

The engine is the heart of your car. It’s what runs your vehicle, and consists of many moving parts. In order to keep these parts moving properly, the oil in your engine needs to be clean otherwise the oil stops working properly, picking up dirt left behind in the gears of your and becoming murker. As you might expect, when your gears move against each other without the proper lubrication, it can cause troubles down the road and even threaten the overall lifespan of your car.

So how often should you change your oil? It’s hard to say, since it varies. Your instruction may tell you to do so every 5,000 km, or every 6 months. However, it can depend on conditions such as how long you drive and what the weather is like. If you frequently drive on the highway, your engine can reach temperatures high enough to evaporate the water that forms on the crankcase. Additionally, driving in dusty, dirty areas, or if you’ve towing heavy loads all the time, it can put a greater strain on the engine, causing it to dirty up your oil more quickly. When this happens, it’s better to get your oil changed more frequently.

At Paramount Auto Body, we strive to ensure that your car is running smoothly all the time. In addition to regular maintenance, we’ll top up your car oil as well to ensure that your engine is running like the well-oiled machine it should. Your car is your companion on the road, and you should have the assurance that it’ll run how you need it, when you need it.

Paramount Auto Body is located in Abbotsford.
By Mark MacLeod 01 May, 2017

Keeping your vehicle fully functional is very important while you’re on the road. When you start up your engine in the morning, you want to be sure that your car will run all the way to your destination. While we may not think that our car will break down anytime soon, the reality is that many of us neglect the well-being of our vehicles. We don’t take them in for regular tuneups as often as we should, and so our vehicle’s performance suffers in the long run. Your car may even last for fewer years than is intended. That’s why it’s important to make sure that get it serviced regularly at your local auto body shop. Both your future self and your vehicle may thank you for it in the future.

At Paramount Auto Body, we provide the full breadth of auto body services, including:

  • Complete paint jobs

  • Windshield repair or replace

  • Dent repairs

  • Oil changes

  • Tire rotation and alignment

  • Tire dressing

  • Vehicle exterior waxing

  • Undercoating

At our auto body shop, our 20 years of service allows us to be the leading voice for vehicles in Abbotsford. Our team of expert mechanics ensures that we’ll get the job done right the very first time, ensuring the longevity and functionality of your vehicle. Your vehicle is your companion on the road, so you want to make sure that it’s well taken care of so that it takes care of you on the road.

Paramount Auto Body is located in Abbotsford.
By Mark MacLeod 03 Apr, 2017

So you’ve been in an accident. You’re trying to deal with the aftermath of the event and trying to juggle your everyday life with insurance claims, injury, and vehicle damages. When this occurs, it’s always best to find a helping hand to make your road to recovery smooth and painless. That’s why at Paramount Autobody, we are dedicated to giving you fast, efficient, and effective service. When your vehicle crosses into our shop, we’ll treat it like our own and handle it with the care it deserves, giving it anything from a small paint job to significant auto repairs so that it rolls back onto the street with all the functionality of a new car.

In addition to car collision repair services, we also offer a series to your car. Our list includes:

  • Complete paint jobs

  • Dent repair

  • Windshield replacement or repair

  • Alignments

  • Air conditional recharge

  • Oil changes

  • Tire Rotation

  • A complete detailing of the car’s interior and exterior

After a difficult event like a car accident, it’s only natural to want support. While we are unable to give you support to troubles you may face like your insurance claims or injury, we are ready and willing to help in our area of expertise. No matter the state of your car, when you bring it into our auto shop, we’ll do our utmost to fix it so that it is one thing that you don’t need to worry about. While you’re focusing on working on your recovery, we’ll handle the task of fixing your vehicle so that when your life returns to normal, so will your car.

Paramount Autobody is located in Abbotsford and serves the vehicles from all its surrounding areas, such as Langley and Mission.
By Mark MacLeod 01 Mar, 2017

The time straight after a car crash can be difficult. You could be dealing with insurance claims, injuries to your person, and be unable to use your car for your regular daily activities. When this occurs, it can be very stressful to juggle dealing with so many things at once. Since crashes are sudden events, you are likely unprepared to properly deal with the troubles it causes both physically and mentally. That’s why when you deal with the aftermath of this difficult event, you’ll want a trusted auto shop to restore your car to full functionality and restore your life to normal as quickly as possible.


At Paramount Autobody , though we can’t help you with your insurance claims, we can lend our aid to your vehicle. Our car collision repair services range from a simple new coat of paint to significant auto repairs. We strive to repair any damage done to your car and, even better, we’ll restore its functionality so that when you drive it from our shop, it will be like you are driving it from the shop for the very first time. We know the stress that can occur due to auto accidents and we are here to help ease the burden. We’ll handle the handle lifting of car repair so that you can focus on your own recovery, both physically and mentally.


So if you are in the aftermath of an accident, bring your car into Paramount Autobody for our car collision repair service. Whether you’re in Langley, Mission or the area surrounding Abbotsford, our auto shop will handle all your car repair needs so that you can deal with what’s important to you.
By Mark MacLeod 01 Feb, 2017
This was a winter for the ages. Check out the ICBC numbers . We haven't seen this much snow and ice in years and the roads suffered. If you got into a fender bender or accident, contact Paramount Autobody today.
By Mark MacLeod 30 Jan, 2017

We're in the middle of January and it's been a rainy start. How's 2017 feeling -- besides wet and cold? The beginning of the year is always full of promise and ambition. Let every aspect of your life echo your goals. Only a month ago we were hit with the most snow in years. How did you and your car hold up? If you have gotten into a minor fender bender or are putting off some much-needed auto body repair service, think about starting the year fresh. Take pride in your drive in 2017.   Get quality and dependable auto body repair service from Paramount Autobody .

The busy parking lots and treacherous roads of December were bound to put some battle scars on you and your car. There may have been some minor scratches and dings from you kids slamming the door or structural damage from that snowy fender bender. Were you one of the cars caught in winter's grip as cars careened through your neighborhood? Or maybe you're about to celebrate the graduation of your daughter and, while you'd love to be able to give her a brand new car, it's just as meaningful to pass down old reliable -- but first, you need to make sure your car looks and performs its best. When you want the best, you need the best and   Paramount Autobody Ltd. is Abbotsford's choice for auto body repair service .

Whatever the reason, take pride in your drive in 2017.   From minor auto body service to major ICBC claims, contact Paramount Autobody Ltd . today. Our technicians are always happy to assist you.


By Mark MacLeod 28 Nov, 2016
It's getting colder and raining harder. Sleet and ice will soon be on their way. Whether you're a weekend warrior hitting the slopes or just have a commute, here's why winter tires are worth the initial spending for long term safety and savings
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