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5 Things to Check Before Buying a Used Car

Buying a car is one of the largest investment decisions many of us make after buying a home. It’s a big deal and an emotional time—all the more so when the car is used because of all the unknowns—was it driven hard? Or tracked? Was

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3 Things You can Do Right Now to Improve Fuel Economy

In the first of this two-part series, we will suggest three changes you can make to your driving habits that will cut down on the amount of gas you burn. 1. Reduce city driving Our first fuel-saving tip is to do a sanity check before

3 Must-Have Items Every Car Emergency Kit Should Include For Winter Driving!

Winter is upon us; and with it, an increased risk of vehicle trouble as a result of ice, snow and colder temperatures. Calls to CAA definitely increase. According to Murielle Pierre, Manager of Public Affairs at CAA National, "Winter volume is generally higher than that

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Winter Tires—Are They Worth the Cost?

If you live in Florida, you don’t need winter tires. If you have a furnace in your home, however, you would do well to consider them for your vehicle. In this post, we’ll look at how winter tires differ from all-season and summer tires, the

Should I Warm Up The Engine Before Driving?

Idling a cold engine before starting to drive not only wastes fuel (an expensive commodity these days) but it is also tough on the environment. Yet, this is something many people continue to do every day before starting out. Two common theories being that a

Spring Maintenance Checklist: Do these 4 things before shifting into the summer driving season

Winter? What winter? Here in southwestern Ontario, Canada, I recall shovelling snow twice this season (No complaints, here!). Ah, but now it’s spring. The sun is out, the grass’s riz, and soon the heat of summer will be upon us. Time, then, to pause for

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Choosing An Auto Collision Centre: 5 Things Every Car Owner Should Know

At the PCA UCR Tech Session last weekend, Lorenzo D'Alessandro, president of 427 Auto Collision, shared some of the changes his shop has adapted to over its 45-year history.Bumpers are one example: It used to be that, when there was a scratch in a bumper,

Do These 5 Things Before Storing Your Vehicle For The Winter

You and your ride have had some great times over the summer, and even managed to extend the season late into Fall. Now it’s time to hibernate for a few months until next season. Here are five Must-Dos before tucking in:1. Change the oilRegardless of

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