Getting your car ready for a road trip can take as little as 10 minutes. Here is a quick road trip checklist to help ensure your vehicle’s safety and reliability for your travel: [Read more…]
Vehicle maintenance can save you money!
A good way to help keep your vehicle operating efficiently is by following the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule. A well maintained vehicle – including regular oil changes and proper tire inflation – is going to use less fuel, which will save you money at the gas pump. [Read more…]
As global citizens, we have a responsibility to protect our planet for future generations, and one of the ways we can do so is by minimizing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
One of the largest contributors to GHG emissions in the developed world is the burning of gasoline to power our vehicles. In fact, the average light-duty vehicle produces roughly three times its weight in carbon dioxide (CO2) every year. And if poorly driven and maintained, it can generate even more CO2.
According to Environment Canada, passenger cars and light-duty trucks produce 13% of all CO2 emissions in Canada. Recognizing this, vehicle manufacturers are forever coming up with new ways to make our vehicles more efficient, but these technological advancements can only do so much. As car owners, we too must work to reduce our carbon footprint by properly maintaining our vehicles. [Read more…]
Winter has been hard on your car – among other things, the cold temperatures and icy conditions have taken a toll on your belts and hoses, brakes, and exhaust system. Though you may not notice these changes, they can put your car at risk of breaking down.
Small car problems have a tendency to become major ones at the most inopportune moments. Most Canadians report that they do not budget for repairs, so these surprise car troubles put them at risk of being stuck with a hefty garage bill they can’t afford. Avoid getting caught off guard – invest a little in a thorough inspection and basic maintenance now to avoid major damage, prepare financially for upcoming repairs, and ensure your safety. [Read more…]