Benefits of A Free Vehicle Inspection

Free Vehicle Inspection

 

With so many different components to a vehicle, it’s not always easy to tell when you need repairs. At Gary’s Automotive, we offer free inspections that cover nine major components of your vehicle. Our free inspections save you significant money while diagnosing the issues you’re experiencing with your ride. Not only is taking advantage of our free services a way to save on your auto repairs, it’s a great way to stay proactive about your vehicle’s health.

Even though you may not think anything is wrong with your car, a small rattling noise or squeak can lead to a much bigger issue. We’re here to help explain the benefits of a free inspection and what each service can do for you.

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How To Protect Your Car From The Summer Heat

Summer Heat

There’s no doubt that summer brings uncomfortable weather, but what we often forget is the summer heat also affects our vehicles. Gary’s Automotive is here to help you learn how to protect your vehicle from the summer heat with our easy-to-follow heat protection guide.

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Car Safety Check Ottawa

A car safety check is a mandatory requirement by law in the province of Ontario. As a certified motor vehicle inspection station, Gary’s Automotive is here to answer your top questions about what a car safety check is, why you need one and more.

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In the spirit of National Car Care Month we’ve created an annual car maintenance checklist to help you know when different parts of your vehicle need to be checked and maintained. Regular car maintenance is an essential part of owning a vehicle and can be difficult to keep track of. Use our easy guide to stay on top of your car care so you can stay safe on the road and drive a more efficient ride.

 

Frequent Car Maintenance:

  • Dashboard indicator lights
  • Exterior & interior vehicle lights
  • Tire inflation & condition
  • Windshield washer fluid
  • Engine oil level

Check Every Three Months:

  • Transmission & power steering fluids
  • Battery & cables
  • Belts
  • Engine air filter
  • Exhaust
  • Hoses

Check Every Six Months:

  • All of the above  +
  • Chassis lubrication
  • Wiper blades

Every Twelve Months:

  • All of the above +
  • Brakes
  • Cabin air filter
  • Coolant (antifreeze)
  • Steering & suspension
  • Wheel alignment

 

Regular car maintenance is important. By following our vehicle car care guide you can prevent serious issues and damages to your vehicle. Schedule your regular check-up with Gary’s Automotive today and drive away with a safer and smoother ride. Stay tuned for more car care tips throughout the month of May here on our blog and our social channels on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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Spring Car Maintenance

The brunt of winter is over and the calendar officially tells us it’s spring. The winter coats and snow pants are being tucked away and light jackets and rain boots are coming out to play. While you and your family are getting ready for spring it’s the perfect time to schedule your car for a seasonal maintenance check-up. Not sure where to start? Here are some frequently asked questions about spring car maintenance and where to start.

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Ask Gary’s | Identifying Car Fluid Leaks

Car Fluid Leaks

Our vehicles are filled with several different types of fluids and sometimes they manage to escape their rightful places and cause a bit of concern to the driver. If you see that your vehicle has a fluid leak chances are you should be able to top it up and continue driving safely. However, the odd time these fluid leaks can be dangerous and need immediate attention. There are two determining factors that help you decide whether or not you should take your car in to be serviced – how big the leak is and what is leaking.

 

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