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Car tips, Q&As and resources

Techline News Blog

Car tips, Q&As and more

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Bad Vibes (Disc brake rotor problems)

Brakes, Techline News
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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Keeping Your Cool (Coolant leak repair)

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

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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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Deep Breathing in Kitchener: Engine Air Filter

Engine
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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Turbo

To Turbo or Not To Turbo? (Turbocharged Engine Maintenance)

Engine
Nobody loves wasting money.  Gasoline costs money, so using less saves money.  One of the ways vehicle manufacturers are helping you save gasoline (and money) is with smaller, turbocharged engines. You might have heard of turbos associated with race cars, but more and more everyday…
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Driving with ABS Brakes

Now, Stop Right There! (Driving with ABS Brakes)

Brakes
Do you know what kind of braking system you have on your vehicle?  It matters.  Do you think you should pump your brakes to get them to stop better on a slippery surface? Or are they the new computerized ones that pump the brakes for…
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Your Nose Knows Gasoline

Tips
We get a whiff of gasoline every time we fill up our cars, so the scent is very familiar. When you’re not near a gas station, there should be no odour of fuel in or around your car. When you smell fuel away from the…
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