Monthly Archives: July 2014

SUMMER HOLIDAY DRIVING TIPS

SUMMER HOLIDAY DRIVING TIPS

The worst time to have a break down is when you’re on a family vacation and you’re nowhere near your regular mechanic. Before leaving on vacation, have your vehicle checked out to make sure everything is working properly. Repair or replace worn parts to avoid the worry and time-consuming costly repairs that could ruin your trip. Check fluid levels, tires and tire pressure. Make sure all lights work, including trailer lights. Be safe. More fatalities occur on Canadian roads during the summer months than at any other time of year. Here’s a checklist: • Buckle up. It’s the single most effective thing you can do to keep yourself and your passengers safe while on the road. • Keep the kids happy. Make time for regular stops. Bring games, books or movies to keep them occupied. Quiet kids mean a calm driver! • Drive at a safe speed and give yourself some room. The Canada Safety Council estimates that 85 per cent of collisions are preventable. Be prepared for the unsafe actions of other mot ... read more

HOW TO GET THE MOST FROM YOUR CAR AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM

HOW TO GET THE MOST FROM YOUR CAR AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM

Do you get the most from your car air conditioning? This might seem like an obvious thing, but we find that many people don’t know how to get the best results from their car air conditioning, and we often give our customers a lesson while they are in the shop. Here is the best way to get the most from your car air conditioning system: 1. Open all the doors. If your car has been sitting in the sun for a while, the cabin temperature can be extremely high. Job one is to get rid of all that hot air. 2. Start your car and roll down all the windows. Don’t get in to your car yet if you don’t have to. It’s almost always hotter inside than outside. 3. Turn on the car air conditioning system in standard mode, taking fresh air from outside of the vehicle, with fan(s) on full blast and coming through the front air ducts. 4. Allow a few seconds for the hot air in the vehicle to be displaced by the cooler air coming from your air conditioner. Then you can close the doors, roll up your windows ... read more

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