How do you know it’s time for Brake Repair?

 

Having a perfectly functional braking system is not only essential for optimum performance but also for your safety as well. By regularly checking your brakes you avoid unnecessary circumstances that will not arise by simply doing routine checkup and following these steps;

 

  • Timely check your brake pads for wear and tear, if your brake pads are anywhere less than a quarter inch you should look for a replacement
  • When you hear squealing noise while breaking, that is also because your brake pads are worn out and now the metal pieces are rubbing against the brake rotors.
  • If you notice that your vehicle is pulling to one side, this can be an alignment issue but also keep in mind that when your brake calipers are not fully released they result in generating more force on that wheel hence pulling your vehicle to one side.
  • One more thing that should not be ignored is if there is a sighting of any liquid which is yellow in color, usually brake system leaks release a yellow colored liquid and this can lead to a complete loss of your braking system.

              

We all love our cars and we never want to be in a situation where we cannot drive them even after having one. Arguably brakes are one of the most important element in keeping your car on the road, so you should not take any issue related to your vehicle braking system lightly. If you think your car is in need of brake repair take your car to a service center and consult with a professional mechanic. Make sure you get quality replacement parts for peace of mind, longer brake life and maximum performance.

 

Gary’s Automotive has over 36 years of brake repair experience. We offer competitive service pricing to give our customers great saving on brake repairs. Try out one of our four convenient locations today for your brake repair needs.

Becoming A Mechanic

Auto Mechanic Ottawa

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!

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Auto Repair Or Scrap Yard: Where To Take Your Car

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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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Electric Car Repair

Electric Car Repair

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?

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Leasing VS Financing

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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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The Uber Debate

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Before we get started it’s important to keep in mind this is an opinion. Taking a taxi is a great way to get around the City of Ottawa. Right now though, the city is caught in a sort of a transition between proven ways and new ideas.

Getting around Ottawa can be a bit of a hassle, and for those that don’t own a vehicle it can be even more time consuming. I have lost count of the times a bus has either been late, early, or just plain absent. Getting a cab from the city’s west end to the market on a friday night can quickly get expensive, and with many people opting to use the service the wait times can grow long. Neither system is perfect, which leaves plenty of room for competition. When that competition shows up and starts becoming more popular, should it be outlawed?

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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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ASIMO products you didn't know car companies madeRight now, the automotive world is buzzing with rumours of a possible Apple car. Apple certainly has the funds and the power to create a vehicle, but many people are dismissing the idea. Why? Apple has no business making cars, they make phones. What many people don’t realize is that cars often come second in the manufacturing process. There is a wide range of products you didn’t know car companies made, stretching back hundreds of years. Here we’ll list some popular manufacturers, and give you a glimpse into the world of products you didn’t know car companies made.

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