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Car tips, Q&As and resources

Techline News Blog

Car tips, Q&As and more

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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Vehicle Lighting

Light into Darkness (Vehicle Lighting)

Tips
You must be able to see at night, as well as make other vehicles see you. Take a few moments to double-check that all of your vehicle’s exterior lights are functioning. It may be beneficial to get some help from a friend because there are a…
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Techline Motors Automotive Tips: Battery Upgrade

When do I need to get a new battery?

Tech Q&A
Simple Answers from Techline Motors for Kitchener: Battery Replacement Response from Techline Motors: That’s a great question for Kitchener drivers. All batteries need to be replaced at some stage, but some are replaced prematurely. Look, if your battery is dying and you need a jump…
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Driving on Technology

Techline News
Think of how much technology has changed vehicles in the last several years.  And there’s a lot more coming. Many will remember when drivers were the ones who had complete control of several driving functions: steering, braking, and skid and accident prevention, just to name…
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cabin filter

The Forgotten Filter (Cabin Air Filter)

Tips
A driver got a surprise the other day when he took his vehicle to a service facility for an oil change.  He knew his owner’s manual schedules an oil and oil filter change every 5,000 miles/8,000 km, but when the Service Advisor suggested his cabin…
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Techline Motors Tech Question on Your Battery

Battery
Techline Motors Tech Question:I’m David in Kitchener. For the last year and a half I’ve had some battery problems. I had trouble starting my car so I bought a new battery at a parts store in Kitchener. At first everything was fine, then about six…
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Techline Motors Automotive Tips: Battery Upgrade

Techline Motors Automotive Tips: Battery Upgrade

Battery
Every vehicle comes with a battery that meets the manufacturer’s specifications. This battery does a good job for the conditions under which typical buyers of that particular vehicle are expected to drive. When it’s time to replace a battery, you should always select one that…
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photo of a car suspension

That Sinking Feeling (Suspension Failure)

Suspension
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of driving down the road and, suddenly, the back end of your vehicle collapses. A possible cause is that something in your suspension has broken.  Suspension components gradually wear out – you may not even notice the ride and…
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