Preparing For Winter Driving Conditions

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  Winter is a fact of life and with it comes a unique mix of challenging driving conditions. Many of us rely the weather reports, or consult the highway hotline; but often times winter weather conditions can be unpredictable. It’s important not to be caught unprepared. Preparing For a Trip Plan your route in advance…. Read more »

How to Get Your Vehicle Ready for Winter

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  We all prepare for winter in our own way; but, unless your preparations include ditching our cold climate for a warmer one, you’ll want to prepare your vehicle for winter as well. While there are definitely things that you can tackle on your own, there are some things that are best left to the… Read more »

Travelling With Pets

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Does this picture look familiar? Probably. The truth is, pets shouldn't ride with their head outside the window. Flying objects such as dirt and insects can scratch or even puncture their eyes. Their ears flap in the wind causing irritation, infection, or potential hearing loss.  They may even fall out of the vehicle, which would put them in… Read more »

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 »

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 »