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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Preparing for a Safe Family Road Trip

Preparing for a Safe Family Road Trip

The Hankook Tire Canadian Index reported that 8 out of 10 families are planning a vacation in 2013 and 78% of those families are planning to travel by car. More specifically, in those families with children under the age of 18, that number rises to 82%.There are so many bonuses to road trips. You get flexibility to plan your pit stops (sooooo needed when potty training kids), you can bring lots of gear with you and you have the freedom to explore along the way. And did you know, it’s also super good for your car to be taken on longer trips? (Provided everything’s mechanically safe, of course).Here are some tips to making your road trip a smooth ride.At least 2 weeks before you leaveHave your auto service technician perform a vehicle inspection to make sure the car is good to go for a road trip… what could be worse than being stranded on the side of the road with your kids screaming in the back seat?Don’t leave this to the last minute. Make sure your techn ... read more

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Everything You Need to Know About Car Safety Inspections

Everything You Need to Know About Car Safety Inspections

All too often, drivers put off an auto safety inspection and discount the importance of having one performed on their vehicle. Whether you are buying a vehicle or simply driving an older model, the safety inspection is never something to forgo. Safety inspections can determine plenty for your vehicle—from its value to the overall condition and fulfilling necessary criteria as required by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. Do You Need a Vehicle Inspection? There are certain situations where the Ontario Ministry of Transportation will require a vehicle inspection, including: The Sale or Purchase of a Vehicle – If you are buying a used car, remember: “buyer beware”. Any time you are purchasing a vehicle, you should have that vehicle professionally inspected by a mechanic for its safety prior to the purchase. Not only will ... read more

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How Do I Know When is the Right Time for Engine Tune-Up?

How Do I Know When is the Right Time for Engine Tune-Up?

Engine tune-ups are part of your vehicle’s routine maintenance. While they are important, doing them too soon can be a waste of money and ignoring them altogether can leave you with significant issues and repair expenses later on. Whether your vehicle is brand new or a few years old, it is important to understand just what goes into a engine tune-up and most importantly, when it is time for one. The Tune-Ups of Today – Not Like Grandpa’s Tune-Up Service Engine tune-ups today are not like they were a few decades ago. Back in the day, vehicles actually needed to re-tune the vehicle systems. Today, however, an engine tune-up involves services like replacing spark plugs, changing the air filter, replacing the PCV valve, and providing a fuel injector and/or throttle body service. A few other items that may be inspected include: Battery voltage Checking spark plug wear and gap specification Scanning the vehicle’s on-board mo ... read more

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