Check Engine Light Symptoms – Know What’s Wrong

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The check engine light can be vague and at times not very helpful. From major engine issues to something as simple as forgetting to tighten the gas cap, Gary’s is here to help you determine what the check engine light can mean when it lights up your dashboard.

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Winters Effect On Your Car – Tis The Season

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The Cold Shoulder – Winters Effect On Your Car

It’s begun. Our coats are getting thicker, our boots warmer, and rakes are giving way to shovels. Winter is here. There may be a few odd days of warm weather left, but it’s fairly safe to assume its time to settle in for the blowing snow and freezing temperatures. If you’ve been following us so far, you’ll be plenty prepared. Why do we prepare? Other than the obvious road hazards, what is winters effect on your car? This week we’ll look at how Canada’s most depressing favourite season affects your car, and what you can do about it.

Salt is the only thing you have to worry about. Other than that, driving in winter is really no different than in summer. You can even continue to put the top down on your convertible. This is some bad advice, and is just plain wrong. Winters effect on your car is vast, and very different than in summer. Lets start with the obvious:

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Movie Cars: The Rocker, The Roller, The Out Of Controller!

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The folks at Gary’s Automotive will keep your car working much better than salvaged cars of a dystopian wasteland. That doesn’t mean these cars aren’t interesting. Here we take a look at a classic car chase movie series.  With a new installment due out next year, it’s not too late to customize your car (we do recommend leaving off any flame throwers or large spikes however). The Mad Max series spiced up the car chase genre and changed the face of it forever. Of course, the film featured some incredibly modified movie cars.

1979 was a big year for motion picture releases. Christopher Reeve first donned the red tights in Superman, Ridley Scott gave us a new fear in Alien, and the first Star Trek film was released. Perhaps most notably, Apocalypse Now hit theatres starring a legendary cast and is still a top contender for “best film of all time”.  In the midst of all these masterpieces, a cult classic power house was quietly released not from Hollywood, but from Australia.

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Extinct Cars – Dinocarus Rex Is On The Loose

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Several of us have felt the envy of pulling up to a stoplight in our little commuter only to have something like a Porsche or Ferrari come up beside us and leave us in the dust. Yet we seldom give a second glace to an Oldsmobile Alero or a Pontiac Vibe as they drive by. In our commute we wouldn’t be surprised to see a hawk, yet we would be surprised to see a velociraptor. We should delight at the chance to see some of these extinct cars in action!

 

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