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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Thinking of Getting Winter Tires?

Thinking of Getting Winter Tires?

The cold weather is upon us and we’ve got TIRES on the brain! Winter driving season is here and you may be considering the same question you ask yourself every year: Should I store my all-season tires and invest in winter tires? The long and the short of it: YES. You may not realize that winter tires and all-season tires are actually made of very different rubber compounds. The rubber in all-season tires hardens when the temperature drops below 7 degrees Celsius which results in ineffective traction for the tires. Keep in mind that if your wheels lock up due to insufficient traction, braking and steering are severely compromised. For example, your brakes will be working that much harder to make up for the poor grip from your tires. Winter tires are made from a compound that will maintain their traction in temperatures that fall as much as -45 degrees Celsius. The result? Shorter stopping distances an ... read more

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Why You Shouldn’t Buy A Low Mileage Car

Why You Shouldn’t Buy A Low Mileage Car

When searching for a used car, many people look at the mileage and think that low mileage means a better purchase. After all, the less a car has been driven, the less wear and tear, right? This can be the case, but more important questions to ask are how and where the car was driven. There are many advantages to a newer, higher mileage car including: Less wear and tear on components Suspension components: Highways tend to have less potholes, dips and bumps, compared to city roads. Brake components: You’re typically not required to use the brakes as often on the highway as city driving (e.g. stop-and-go traffic). Less load on the engine The engine works hardest when you want to move from a stopped position. Once in motion, the engine works less to keep the vehicle going. Less contamination of emission contro ... read more

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We’re Nominated: Markham Board Of Trade Awards

We’re Nominated: Markham Board Of Trade Awards

This year, AutoNiche was nominated for the annual Markham Board of Trade’s Business Excellence Awards! We were nominated in the High Quality & Service category. Although we didn’t make it to the finals this year, we’re humbled to have been nominated out of 10,000 Markham businesses! We are small fish navigating a BIG pond – and what fun it is! To our clients: thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your referrals. To our supporters: thank you for your words of encouragement and for believing in our vision. You all make our job fulfilling as we work towards excellence every day

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