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The Yummy Mummy Club and AutoNiche are partnering up in the blogging world! Emily Chung is officially their Mummy Mechanic and is looking forward to posting about all things cars. Do you have car questions or a topic you want her to post about? Let her know!

Monthly Archives: November 2014

Storing Your Tires

Storing Your Tires

YES – there is a proper way to storing your tires. First thing’s first—some clarification: Tires: Google defines it this way: “a rubber covering . . . placed around a wheel to form a soft contact with the road.” Rim:Also known as “wheel,” this is the steel, aluminum, or alloy part on which the tire is mounted. Affectionately referred to as “car bling” in most music videos. Note: When you say wheel in our trade, it doesn’t mean tire! As with all things cars, maintenance is key —that includes properly storing your extra set of tires, be it winter or spring season. Remember that your tires are made of rubber and will age naturally over time. Storing them properly will help prevent premature tire wear. If you leave tires for a long period of time in any given position, they’ll develop a flat spot—this applies whether the tires are stored upright or on their side—however, you’ll ... read more

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2014 AIA Canada Student Aftermarket Day

2014 AIA Canada Student Aftermarket Day

On November 18, 2014, Emily Chung was a guest speaker in the Career Paths Panel at the AIA Canada’s Student Aftermarket Day. She shared her experience with the auto aftermarket industry, talked about the various roles she undertakes at AutoNiche and sent a positive message about women working in a male-dominated industry. She was humbled to share the panel with representatives from Uni-Select & Mevotech. The aftermarket plays a huge role in our business, and a lot people don’t realize that many aftermarket companies manufacture for OE (e.g. Toyota, GM, BMW, etc). Emily firmly believes that the only way to grow in the auto industry is to continue working together, pursuing excellence in our role within the industry chain

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2014 Client Appreciation Night – December 4

2014 Client Appreciation Night – December 4

YOU’RE INVITED! Come talk shop with us. Our annual Client Appreciation Night is set for Thursday, December 4! This year, we’re talking about what can really go wrong with your tires, smart driving tips, eating healthy during your commute & the next step in car connectivity. Lots of information, fun & door prizes! RSVP is Nov 27 – bring a guest (16yrs or older). Looking forward to seeing you there! Contact us or send us mail Thanks to Imprint Marketing Groupfor the awesome invitation design

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Real Winter Tires: What To Look For

Real Winter Tires: What To Look For

Shopping around for winter tires? Tires in general are a subjective purchase and there are so many options to choose from, like buying ‘white’ wedding invitations—pearl white, cloud white, bright white, super-clean-teeth white. You get the idea. Here are some tips from Transport Canada to keep in mind when buying winter tires: Look for the peaked mountain with snowflake symbol when shopping for winter tires. Tires marked with this symbol meet specific snow traction performance requirements and have been designed specifically for use in severe snow conditions. There are some tires that are marketed as all-weather tires and may have a snowflake design (see example images below), but if it’s not the peaked mountain symbol, it isn’t a winter tire. Tires marked M+S (Mud and Snow) ... read more

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