Markham Auto Repair

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Monthly Archives: July 2015

2015 Nissan Murano

2015 Nissan Murano

Model tested: 2015 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L V6 engine Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) All-wheel drive (optional) Seating Capacity: 5 Road Test Terrain: 60% city, 40% highway Tested MSRP: $41,418 CAD Nissan released its third generation Murano for 2015. This newest release includes a brand-new design (both inside and out) as well as an updated infotainment system. Exterior Design The 2015 Nissan Murano has all the characteristics of the newer Nissan styling including a “V-motion” front grille, a “floating roof” design which makes it appear less bulky than a traditional SUV, sharper body curves, and boomerang-shaped exterior lenses. We have to admit, we love the overall rear lens styling but it did take a bit of getting used to that the lens protrudes quite a bit from the rear panel. Optional touches include ... read more

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5 Tips To Keep Your Car Cool

5 Tips To Keep Your Car Cool

Leaving your car parked outside while you make an escape to an air-conditioned environment? Here are five tips to keep your car cooler while it’s waiting for you. Park in the shade where possible. Or try parking with the sun towards the rear of your vehicle. That way there’s less direct sunlight on your front dash and seats. Leave your windows open (about half an inch) to provide some venting for the trapped heat Once you enter the vehicle, open your windows and turn up your A/C. Your air conditioner shouldn’t take very long to deliver that cold air. Once the cold air comes into the cabin, it’ll help circulate and move the hot air out. Use windshield sunshades. Yes, lay those big silver shades across the inside of your windshield and keep them propped up with your car’s visors. Consider tinting your windows. When done right, it blocks harmful UV rays which keeps the inside of your cooler. Remember to avoid using the pull-down su ... read more

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2015 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid

2015 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid

Model tested: 2015 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid 3.5L – V6 engine: lithium-ion battery and 50 kW electric motor 7-speed automatic transmission Intelligent All-wheel drive Seating Capacity: 5 Road Test Terrain: 60% city, 40% highway The 2015 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid is marketed as the most technologically advanced vehicle out there, with an endless amount of features – after road-testing it for one week, we have to agree! The options and highlights of this car were so advanced that we might not have been able to test each one out! The overall attention to detail by Infiniti was astonishing, and kept us intrigued the entire time. Simple features such as remote power-opening of windows with a simple touch of the remote – comes in handy on those hot afternoons! Exterior Design Starting with the exterior, the Q50 has the look of luxury, a sleek body that still maintains a sporty lo ... read more

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How Often Should I Change My Car’s Engine Oil?

How Often Should I Change My Car’s Engine Oil?

Oil changes are a constant source of confusion for most car owners. From disputes regarding oil change intervals to understanding the difference between a recommendation from the service centre or manufacturer, there is a lot of conflicting information to confuse you. Here’s what you need to know about the proper time to bring in your vehicle for a car service in Markham at your trusted auto shop. The 5,000 Kilometre Myth? Most service centres will recommend regular oil changes in intervals of every 5,000 kilometres for as long as you own your vehicle, which can be as early as every three to four months for some drivers. These service centres are interested in maintaining your vehicle and have a long-term perspective for you and your ride. This conflicts with some manufacturer’s recommendations which often boasts about how little maintenance they require, yet it is important to remember that the manufacturer’s responsibility is to cover an ... read more

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2015 Lincoln MKC

2015 Lincoln MKC

Model tested: 2015 Lincoln MKC 2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine 6-speed automatic transmission All-wheel drive Seating Capacity: 5 Road Test Terrain: 40% city, 60% highway The 2015 Lincoln MKC is Lincoln’s first premium small crossover. At first glance, it looks similar to the Lincoln MKX, just a bit smaller. With a trend in drivers preferring crossovers (and smaller ones, at that), it makes sense for Lincoln to introduce the MKC. Though the base MKC is modelled after the Ford Escape (2.0L EcoBoost engine), the drive and finishing trim of the MKC is distinctly different. The Lincoln MKC also comes with an optional 2.3L EcoBoost engine (as we tested) which gives you a little more oomph. Here’s wh ... read more

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