Do I Need All Wheel Drive For Winter?

Winter All Wheel Drive

With winter slowly creeping in once again, the same old question has once again begun to surface, do I need all wheel drive to survive the winter? Gary’s is here to figure out if driving two extra wheels is worth it for the winter. We’ll also look at the differences between all wheel drive and 4 wheel drive and which one can perform the best in the snow and ice.

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Spooky Car Noises

When you’re driving your car and you hear an unfamiliar sound, it can get scary. Unfamiliar car noises can mean big, expensive repairs. Don’t let your car scare you, Gary’s is here with helpful tricks and treats for getting to the bottom of what could be haunting your car! If you notice any of the following ghouls taking up residence in your car, then it might be time to book service with the experts!

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Auto Repair Or Scrap Yard: Where To Take Your Car

auto repair

Here at Gary’s, we take pride in offering quality auto repair and getting your vehicle back on the road. We know that over time, you become connected and attached to your vehicle in a unique way, and letting it go isn’t always easy. No car is indestructible though, and there will come a day when even your most treasured vehicle decides to give up the ghost. Knowing when it’s time to stop spending money on a vehicle and to move on is something a lot of people struggle with. We’d love to offer you the same auto repair forever, but we know that sometimes moving on is better in the long run. With some helpful advice from Gary’s you can figure out when the right time is to get your old vehicle off the road and get into something newer.

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Leasing VS Financing

Key for buy and lease
We all like the idea of getting behind the wheel of a brand new car. When it comes time to get a new vehicle, consumers have options for getting the keys. There is plenty of debate over whether to lease a new vehicle or to finance a new vehicle. Gary’s Automotive is here to try and answer the question once and for all.

Leasing VS Financing

Both options have their pros and cons, and realistically it will come down to whatever makes the most sense to you, your goals, and the vehicle you ultimately decide on. There is no one solution for getting the vehicle you want, so keep that in mind when looking for your next ride. Lets start by looking at some basics.

 

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2015 Ottawa Auto Show Top Picks

Overview of the Auto ShowLooking At Consumer Cars

The last few days have been a real treat , as Ottawa has played host to a number of incredible vehicles across multiple platforms. From everyday sedans to high performance supercars, there was something for everyone at the 2015 Ottawa Auto Show. For many, the highlights were of course vehicles like the Lamborghini Huracan or the Tesla Model S. The 2015 Ottawa auto show is unique because in addition to super cars, there are plenty of everyday cars and dealers in attendance. While we can all dream of owning an exotic sports car, we need something to get us around on a day to day basis. Gary’s is here with your top picks for new vehicles in 2015! (Note: many vehicles mentioned will be the 2016 models due to the way vehicle model years are released)

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Car Facts Episode 4 – Everyday Driving Skills

everyday driving skillsIf 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.

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Automotive World RecordsThe last two episodes of Gary’s Automotive car facts have been focused on learning important facts when it comes to vehicle service and knowledge. While learning the technical aspects of cars is important, sometimes vehicles specs are part of a bigger picture. This week, we’ll take a look at some automotive world records, and the stories behind them.

Automotive world records don’t necessarily add up like one would expect. The largest producer is China, the most popular model is Japanese or American, but the first car was German. Lets start by looking at some basic vehicle facts:

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Car Care Myths

car care myths true or false signIn the world of automotive care, information can often be handed down throughout generations, or spread through poorly quoted sources. It’s no surprise then, that any person seeking quality automotive service can come across plenty of car care myths. Not only are there a number of myths out there, but in many cases the “actual facts” are just as bad as the myths they are replacing. At Gary’s Automotive, We’ll get to the bottom of what myths are true, what myths are false, and what you really need to know.

 

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