Mechanical and automotive maintenance
Look out for these 8 brake problems
If there’s one thing we don’t need to convince you of, it’s the importance of braking performance. As brakes are essential to your safety, that of your family and all the people you share the road with, regular maintenance is imperative. In fact, an inspection by a professional is recommended at least twice a year or every 10 000 kilometers.Sometimes a visual inspection will be enough. Your mechanic will check the thickness of the...
Don’t forget about your car during the COVID-19 period
Why should I check my car, even if it’s parked?If you haven’t been using your car and it sits peacefully on the street for an extended period of time, be careful before driving it again. Contrary to popular belief, a parked car can ...
How to Verify if my Battery Is In Good Condition?
You are late for an appointment. You rush out and jump into your car, turn the key but all you hear is a “click”. Your car won’t start. Is the battery dead? The battery is a car component that plays a really crucial function: it produces...
How does your Car’s Air Conditioning Work?
Your car’s air conditioning system keeps you cool during the long summer drives and prevents you from getting too sweaty. But how does it work, even in the middle of a heatwave? How does it cool down the air in a burning hot car? Keep reading...
When Should I do My Oil Change?
Did your mechanic ask if you want an oil change, and you have no idea what to answer him? Don’t worry, it’s normal; it isn’t easy to know exactly when you should change the oil in your vehicle. A few years ago, it was encouraged to...
What to Do When Your Vehicle’s Check Engine Light Comes On
You just started your car and the Check Engine light comes one. Don’t panic! A Check Engine light doesn’t necessarily mean you have to pull over to the side of the road immediately, but it is recommended not to wait too long before scheduling...
Three good reasons to change over to winter tires before the legal date
- winter tires
Fall foliage has started to appear, heavy coats are taken out of storage and home heating is about to be turned on, unmistakable signs that winter is just around the corner. An autumn yard clean up and taking out your warm garments is surely one...