1. Driving a Manual for the First Time?

    If you’ve always wanted to have a car with a manual transmission, but you’ve never driven stick before, then it’s important to take the time to learn how to do it properly. If you’ve just purchased a European automobile, and you want to keep the clutch and transmission in good shape, then it’s worth it to learn how to drive a manual correctly. At Clarke’s European in Vancouver, we can …Read More

  2. Winter Driving Tips

    Driving can be fun, right? Zipping (safely) around corners, rolling the windows down, and blasting your favorite music, especially in the warm summer air is a great feeling. However, with frigid temperatures and winter driving conditions, driving can be treacherous and definitely not as fun. During these winter months, it’s incredibly important for the safety of yourself, any passengers, and oth…Read More

  3. Difference Between European and American Cars

    Are you thinking about buying a new car? There are a lot of options out there! Standard or manual transmission; SUV, sedan, or coupe; power or fuel-efficient; AWD, front wheel drive, or back wheel drive; American or European? Today, we’ll be focusing on the differences between American and European cars - which is better? Which is more reliable? After you have decided which type of car you are g…Read More

  4. Tips For Winterizing Your Car

    It might only be November, and even though rain is in the forecast for now, winter snow is coming soon. That means it’s time to break out the hats, gloves, and winter boots to make sure you’re ready for the harsh winter weather in Vancouver. Along with the hats and gloves, it might be time to schedule an appointment with a mechanic to make sure your car is ready for the harsh winter. Nothing i…Read More

  5. Common Auto Repairs and How to Prevent Them

    Before you start noticing that something isn’t working right in your car, wouldn’t it be nice to know how to prevent problems before they happen? At Clarke’s European auto service in Vancouver, we see a lot of vehicles come through our shop and many of them need the same type of repair. To ensure that we are giving the best service to our customers, here are some common problems that we see …Read More

  6. How to Find a Mechanic You Can Trust

    Auto mechanics may have had a bad reputation in the past for pulling customer’s legs and charging higher prices for services or suggesting repairs that may not be necessary. At Clarke’s European repair center, our family-owned business treats every one of our customers like they are family. Since 1996, we have been serving the Vancouver area with superior customer service and only the best rep…Read More

  7. Welcome To Our Blog!

    Owning a car is possibly the number one convenience. Getting you from point A to point B, whether that’s across the country, to the school and back for the kid's soccer practice, picking up dinner, or getting to work each day, you rely on your car every single day. When something isn’t working efficiently or isn’t functioning at all and this convenience is taken away your whole schedule coul…Read More