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

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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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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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What Effects Does Construction Have On Your Vehicle?

 

Road Construction

Summertime in Ottawa is known best for the endless amount of road construction. In fact, there are currently over 100 road work projects active in the city this summer. From potholes to stop and go traffic, there is definitely no shortage of work on Ottawa roadways. Though construction can create delays and driver frustration, it can also impact your vehicle. From shocks and strut repair to brake replacement, our automotive specialists are experts in diagnosing the biggest issues road construction can cause to your vehicle. Gary’s Automotive has the top five issues to look out for.

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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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How To Fix Squeaky Brakes

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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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2016 Ottawa Spring Events Roundup

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Spring is in full bloom and the city of Ottawa is starting to come alive. We’ve rounded up some of the most anticipated events of the season for you to enjoy. From car shows to poutine, here’s what to look forward to in Ottawa this spring season from March to May 2016.

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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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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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7 Reasons Why Canadian Driving Is The Best In The World

Canada DayFrom log cabins built by beavers and free healthcare, to strong beer mixed with maple syrup, everyday is a great day to be Canadian. On July 1st, 1867 Queen Elizabeth herself came to Canada, and was greeted by lumberjacks riding on moose serving poutine. After being serenaded by Rush, we were immediately declared a sovereign nation and promptly apologized to The Queen for leaving. Ever since then, this great nation of ours has grown into a world superpower of kindness and peace. This great country of ours is also blessed in that we are the second largest country on earth. All that space means a lot of driving, and Canada certainly is a great place to see by car.

7 Reasons Why Canadian Driving Is The Best In The World

Take a look around, and you’ll quickly see why. Many people claim that the American Interstate System is a modern wonder of the world, but on this day it’s important to remember that we went to war with them once and they lost, so who cares. CANADA #1!

 

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What It’s Like To (Safely) Total A Car

crashed malibuHave you ever been cleaning around the house, and almost hit your head on a shelf? Almost poked your eye on plant or something else sticking out?  For a few seconds after the fact, you smile and think “boy that was close” and “I almost hit my little finger in the door, I SHOULDN’T BE ALIVE!”. Every day, people get in car accidents. Some lose a bumper or some paint, some lose much more. I was fortunate enough to experience the former, although only by inches.

 

 

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