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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Dry Rub: Don’t Try It On Your Car!

Dry Rub: Don’t Try It On Your Car!

Ok, so I’m not talking about the kind of dry rub for chicken or ribs. Dry rub (commonly known as dry steer) is when you turn the steering wheel with the vehicle stationary. Not a good idea unless you’re doing a really tight turn à la Austin Powers: In order to turn the wheels when your car is stationary, you have to exert some force to overcome the resistance between the tires and the road. You can already imagine that dry steer will cause premature tire wear (from the tires rubbing on the road surface), and it will also put unnecessary stress primarily on your steering system. Parts that take the most hit include the rack and pinion as well as your power steering pump. If you don’t have power steering helping you (for example, when your car isn’t running) then the amount of effort you use to turn the wheel can be exceptionally high. Anyone remember the days of manual steering? So what to do? The solution is easy. We advise ... read more

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2015 MBT Business Excellence Awards Finalist

2015 MBT Business Excellence Awards Finalist

The Markham Board of Trade announced the finalists for their prestigious annual awards on Tuesday, October 6th at their Business Excellence Awards Nominee Reception. AutoNiche has been nominated multiple times in previous years, this year is the first time we are a finalist! We’ve been nominated for the High Quality & Service Award, which recognizes an organization’s exceptional quality and service to its customers. This is also traditionally the most competitive category! The Markham Board of Trade will be hosting their 25th Business Excellence Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, November 17th where they will announce the winner of the award

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The Importance of Installing Winter Tires

The Importance of Installing Winter Tires

For plenty of Canadian drivers, the concept of winter tires seems like an unnecessary hassle and avoidable expense. From making the purchase to storing them in the off-season to paying for installation before the winter, it’s just not worth the effort and the cost. Or is it? Consider this—winter tires have a proven track record for performing better than all-season tires, especially in temperatures lower than 7 degrees Celsius. If you have a set of winter tires, this will also prolong the life of your all-season tires, as you’re not using them during the winter season. If you have skipped out on winter tires or think you can make it this season on your all-season set, you may want to reconsider. The Rubber Association of Canada offers these demonstration videos to help you realize the importance of winter tires. Assessing All-Season versus Winter Tires All ... read more

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