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3 reasons why you'll love winter tires

Get Winter Tires: 3 Reasons Why You’ll Love Them

Modern winter tires do a terrific job for Kitchener drivers in a wide range of ON winter conditions. First of all, below 7.2 degrees Celsius regular tires become hard and inflexible. That means they don’t provide the road grip Kitchener drivers need. Even if you…
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How long do LED headlights last?

You may be surprised to learn that 40 percent of traffic fatalities in ON take place at night even though there’s 60 percent less traffic. It goes to show how important proper visibility is to nighttime driving in our Kitchener community. Obviously, a clean windshield…
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photo of a brake rotor

Bad Vibes (Disc brake rotor problems)

Blog, Brakes
If you were to name the most important safety feature on your vehicle right now, what would your answer be? A lot of driving experts would agree that it’s your brakes.  Most newer vehicles use a well-engineered and efficient style of brakes called disc brakes. …
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Car dashboard

Keeping Your Cool (Coolant leak repair)

If there’s one thing you should pay attention to with your vehicle, it’s the temperature gauge. It’s the one that may say C—H (that means “cold—hot”).  Or maybe yours has a picture of a thermometer on it and a blue and red zone.  If you…
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Tire tread

How Tired Are Your Tires? (Tire replacement)

Blog, Tires
Of the things you think about most, your tires are probably pretty far down the list. That’s understandable because today’s tires are engineered to do their job without needing you to pay too much attention to them. But they DO wear out, and worn tires…
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pro car repair mechanic

The Pros of Pros (Let Us Do It For You)

Modern vehicles usually have four wheels, a steering wheel, and an engine, just as they have for decades.  But an awful lot has changed since the days of carburetors and drum brakes.  The addition of computers to so many automotive systems has been a game…
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Gas saving tips 2021

The Ultimate Guide to Saving Money on Gas in 2021

Blog, Tips
It’s no secret that gas prices aren’t going to stay low forever, especially during this pandemic. We are seeing gas prices going higher despite drivers drive less during this “stay at home” provincial order in Ontario. It’s better to prepare for this inevitable rise in…
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Deep Breathing in Kitchener: Engine Air Filter

How often should you change your engine air filter? That’s the filter that cleans the air before it’s burned in your engine. Many people in Kitchener wonder how often they should change their engine air filter. The simple answer is ‘when it’s dirty’. That’s a function…
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Winter Maintenance 2021 - 2022