Over time, elements like UV rays and inclement weather conditions can deteriorate the quality and clarity of our vehicle’s headlights. What was once a bright and clear light has now become a foggy and yellowed mask that creates a dim glow and unappealing look to your car. There are several benefits to restoring your headlights back to their original state which not only includes better nighttime vision, but also an instant revival to the appearance of your ride.
We’re here to provide you with an easy guide to DIY headlight restoration so you can not only feel good about your ride, but see better too.
So you’ve decided it’s better to teach a man to fish than it is to give him one. Rather than go to service garages, you’re going to take up the art of being a mechanic and do it all yourself. It will take a lot of work, but you too can learn the skills and techniques required to become a mechanic. Gary’s is here to help!
In a little over a week we’ll be getting ready to celebrate halloween, the time of year when kids (and adults when the kids aren’t home) put on costumes and binge eat tiny chocolate bars. While I haven’t seen much of this celebration style here, this is a trend that is popping up in the states. If you’re looking for a different way to celebrate halloween this year, why not have a trunk or treat?
When Ford announced they would be changing their F-Series trucks to use aluminium bodies, people were told the price of service would increase. Partially due to aluminium being a pricier material, but also due to the fact that mechanics simply weren’t yet trained on dealing with aluminium. Now that electric cars are gaining more traction than ever before, people are starting to wonder the same thing. Will switching to an electric car repair be more expensive, since experts in repairs are fewer?
Here at Gary’s Automotive, we take pride in offering a wide range of automotive services. For the services we don’t offer, we’re here to offer as much information and support as possible.
One service that has usefulness year round is windshield repairs. No matter the time or season, it’s easy to catch a wayward rock or other form of debris to the windshield. When this happens, one’s mind quickly races with the thought of expensive repairs. That isn’t the case. It may seem daunting, but windshield repairs are something that can be done with a little patience in an afternoon at home.
If you’ve been following our Car Facts series so far, then you’ve got a basic idea of what’s going on in both your own vehicle as well as vehicle extremes from around the world. You’ve also become a savvy shopper and know when to book vehicle service. All of this information is for nothing if you aren’t confident in your driving abilities. There are a few everyday driving skills that a large amount of people don’t have, like driving a manual transmission or even changing a tire. Gary’s Automotive is here to share some basic everyday driving skills and to help keep you safe out on the road.
Every year, people around the world gather to count down the start of a new year. With that, people vow to make big, often jarring, lifestyle changes for the better. Things like getting into better shape, eating healthier, or saving money are consistently at the top of peoples lists. For most people the first two weeks of January are their healthiest weeks of the year. Now that the month is coming to an end, many people have abandoned their new routines and sunk back into old habits. While Gary’s Automotive can’t help you put down the pizza and go for a run, we can help you stick to any car resolutions you may have, such as saving money, becoming more informed, or becoming a better driver.
No one likes sinking more money than they need to into their car. Vehicles have so many moving parts that there’s simply no way all of them could last forever. That’s why the concept of vehicle wear parts was introduced. Vehicle wear parts are components that are able to be replaced, as their main function has them deteriorate over time. Oil becoming dirty or brake pads wearing down are example of vehicle wear parts that need to be replaced in time. There are a lot of different options out there for these parts, so Gary’s is here to help make sense of it all.
A few weeks ago, we told you what could be triggering your check engine light. However, there are numerous other issues that can arise with owning a vehicle. Some, if not most, of these other issues don’t come with a light to indicate a problem. You already know that Gary’s is the top choice for Ottawa vehicle repairs, and with this handy guide you’ll know exactly whats wrong with your car, and when to get service!