Getting Ready For a Road Trip

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By Mark Shmelinski Digital Lead and Former Service Advisor Alright, with summer just around the corner you are probably planning on doing some extended driving. Before you hit the road, it’s important to spend a little “quality time” with your vehicle. You’ll need to perform some quick checks and assemble an emergency kit, yes an… Read more »

When to Swap Your Winter/Summer Tires

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By Mark Shmelinski Digital Lead and Former Service Advisor As the weather changes from winter to spring and again from fall to winter, it’s a reminder to change over your seasonal tires as well. I highly recommend using winter tires for our Canadian climate and so do the tire manufacturers. This isn’t an evil plot… Read more »

Looking for Ideas for Your Ride This Spring?

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I'm always amazed at the cool things our Accessories departments are cooking up. If you're looking for some inspiration or ideas on how to make some functional and/or cosmetic upgrades to your vehicle, come have a no-pressure conversation at one of our dealerships. Grab a coffee, look at our in-showroom displays, and chat with one… Read more »

Why You Should Care That We are a Canada’s Best Managed Company

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We are very, very excited to announce today that our group of dealerships has been named as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies. However, we don't want this to be just about us. We want to walk our current and potential customers through what this means for them. 1. As a Best Managed Company, your… Read more »

Why the Heck is Ford Choosing BlackBerry?! Oh, that’s why.

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By Mark Shmelinski Digital Lead and Former Service Advisor When i read that ford was ditching Microsoft for Blackberry in it's new, updated SYNC 2 i nearly lost it.  Blackberry?!? The company that, in most people's minds, is all but done.  You know the company whose phones are primarily used a toys for toddlers once… Read more »

What is the Difference Between AWD and 4WD?

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By Mark Shmelinski Digital Lead and Former Service Advisor Quattro, 4matic, xDrive, 4motion, All-Trac, Intelligent 4WD, 4×4, AWD, SH-AWD, the list goes on and on. With all the different options available on the market today, how do you know what’s best for you? What are the differences between these systems? What are the differences between… Read more »

Why Is My Gas Mileage Worse In The Winter?

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By Justin Reves, Marketing Manager In case you're wondering, it's not just you – likely everyone you know is getting much worse gas mileage when the snow starts flying and the temperature starts dropping. Is there anything you can do about it? Sorta. Let's talk about why your fuel mileage tanks and what, if anything,… Read more »

Do I Need a Block Heater? Q&A

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by Justin Reves, Marketing Manager and Bill Cawsey, Technician Team Leader I (Justin) was eavesdropping on a conversation between Bill and a reporter from a local news station who was here asking all about block heaters and plugging in your vehicle. Bill has worked at our Bennett Dunlop Ford dealership for 28 years and currently… Read more »