Gary’s Automotive Wishes Happy Canada Day to all Canadians

Gary’s Automotive Wishes Happy Canada Day to all Canadians

Being in the automotive industry for over 30 years, we have created this presence by continuously building trust and taking care of our communities. We wish everybody a very happy Canada Day and hope you enjoy these Canada day events.

HAVE YOU PLANNED YOUR CANADA DAY WEEKEND? HERE IS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

The 3 day long weekend is one of its kind, off course because it is the 150th birthday of Canada. The events start on early Friday evening and ends after a majestic 3 days long extravaganza. Below is the schedule of events for the entire weekend.

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Back-To-School Maintenance Tips

back-to-school maintenance

Students from around the city are heading back to school soon which means there will be a lot more school buses and traffic on the road. As parents and students busily get ready for the new school year, it’s likely vehicle maintenance is not at the top of the to-do list.

Car care is often overlooked when getting ready for a new school year which is why we’ve rounded up five back-to-school maintenance tips to help you prepare.

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How To Fix Squeaky Brakes

squeaky brakes

Squeaky brakes aren’t very pleasing to the ears and is enough to make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. No matter how old your brake pads are, the irritating sound does not always mean your brakes have given up on you. There are many influences that can cause your brake pads to make these cringe-worthy sounds. Our brake specialists are here to help stop that awful squeaking and get you back to driving a silent, smooth ride.

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How To Detail A Car | Part One

How To Detail A Car

Cleaning your car seems pretty straight forward: you fill up a bucket with sudsy water, grab a sponge and fire up the garden hose. Half an hour later your ride is looking clean and you go on with your day. The problem, however, is that your car doesn’t have that sparkle and shine you’d expect after putting in so much tender, love and care. For a vehicle that truly stands out you need to know hot to detail a car.

Not only does detailing your car make it look great, it helps to improve and maintain its health, safety and reliability. Along with the professionals at Prime Choice Auto Parts, we’ve created an easy guide for you to learn how to make your vehicle look and feel like brand new on the inside and out with these easy tips on how to detail a car. Let’s get started with part one of our Car Care Month series by focusing on the interior.

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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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Car Care Month | Why Car Care Is Important

Car Care Month

 

Not only does the month of May signify  the hopeful beginning of spring, it’s also National Car Care Month. Vehicle maintenance is just as important as regularly visiting your dentist. It’s important to maintain a good bill of health so you can not only take preventative measures, but help your vehicle live a long and healthy life. When it comes to having a safe and smooth ride you can depend on Gary’s Automotive as your source for the best car care tips to keep your vehicle on the road. Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing essential tips and tricks on how to keep your vehicle fit and running safely.

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DisposalBlog

 

Unlike common household waste, auto parts and fluids cannot be thrown away in a regular trash can or recycling bin. Things like motor oil, tires and car batteries are considered to be hazardous waste and need to be properly disposed of in a safe environment. We’ve created a guide to help you determine what to do with your old car batteries, motor oil & tires and how to properly dispose of them.

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Poll: Vote For Your Favourite Car Movie

Favourite Car Movie

Over the years there have been a ton of great car movies. Some so great they’ve even had squeals and remakes. We’ve compiled a list of top car movies and want to know what your absolute favourite car movie is. Not on the list? Add your favourite to the comments below!

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Tips For Driving In The Rain

With this much anticipated spring weather comes the inevitable buckets of rain Ottawa experiences every year. Spring time in Canada is notorious for having unpredictable weather. A snow storm on Tuesday, thunder and lightning on Wednesday and shorts and sandal weather by the weekend. Though the calming pitter-patter of rain is a nice change from the howling winds of winter, it can make it difficult to drive. Like any type of stormy weather, it’s important to take caution when driving. Here are some helpful tips for driving in the rain.

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Tips For Storing Winter Tires

Winter Tire Storage

 

It’s that time of year again where the temperature rises and winter tires are taken off to hibernate for another season. It’s often an exciting event comparable to putting away your winter clothes and taking out your spring shoes and jacket. Just how you’re careful to store your winter gear, you should also store your winter tires with care to prevent dames. Here are some tips for storing your winter tires.

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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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Eight Parking Lot Etiquette Tips You Should Follow

Parking Lot Etiquette

Parking lots can sometimes be described as concrete jungles. The mess of cars and people are reminiscent to wild animals in a stampede to get wherever they’re going. In the midst of chaos comes inattentive and carefree acts that cause a frenzy of emotions all while you just want to park your car and get on with your day. Below you’ll find eight parking lot etiquette tips that will help you get in and out scratch-free with some leftover sanity.

 

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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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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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Check Engine Light Symptoms – Know What’s Wrong

check_engine_light

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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Winter Driving | Don’t Lose Your Cool

Conquering Winter DrivingWinter Driving – Canada’s Second National Sport

We all know what’s coming. Winter driving. The leaves are changing and the warm summer breeze has given way to a crisp, cool wind. It was Ben Franklin who once said “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. Clearly old Ben never spent any time north of the 49th, because he’d know something else is certain – Canadian winters are cold. Canadian winters are harsh. Canadian winters are some of the most adverse conditions your vehicle can face.

 

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