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What colour is your vehicle?

Choose wisely



Do you make an actual choice on the colour your vehicle will be or just go with the flow? Humans are colour-conscious critters and play close attention to the hues they choose for clothing, shoes and shelter.   This same colour-consciousness predictably ...

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Categories: Automotive

E & R Auto 2017 Christmas Gift Guide

What's on YOUR list?



Are these auto related gift ideas on anyone's wishlist? Although E & R Automotive Clinic mechanics are a festive bunch and enjoy frolicking as much as the average wrench jockey (not really), they also have years of experience in the vehicle maintenance ...

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Categories: Automotive

E & R Auto's OFFICIAL Used Car Buying Guide

If it says "official", it must be true!



Personal transportation is the third priciest expense in most Canadian household budgets, after housing and taxes. According to StatsCan*, the average cost of owning a vehicle in this country is a hefty $11,761 per person, per year. (Housing came in at ...

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Categories: Automotive

Fixing your own vehicle?

Here's why you shouldn't



Do you know people who still fix their own vehicles? That was then... Depending on your age, you may recall when lots of vehicle repair and maintenance was done in a buddy's backyard garage using just a socket set, a screwdriver, and a few open-ended ...

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Categories: Car repair

Vehicle Winterizing Tips with a Twist

Get your vehicle ready for the cold weather



Here we are again... winter driving tips! If you have lived in the rugged, ever-changing Alberta climate for more than a year or two and survived to tell the tale, there are likely few vehicle winterizing tips you have not already encountered. You know ...

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Categories: winter driving

Fall Driving Season Means Using Your Head

Tips to stay safe during this unique driving season



Autumn comes with many driving challenges! With the kids back in school (Woohoo!) and sunset occurring earlier every day (Boohoo!), we are reminded road conditions are changing and safe motoring demands we change our habits along with them. Autumn brings ...

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Categories: Driving conditions

Are YOU Too Old to Drive?

How to tell when it's time to hang up the car keys forever



Driving is both independence and fun! When should you give it up for safety? Driving, which is basically guiding a monstrous, potentially-deadly pile of steel, iron, glass and volatile liquids amid a multitude of other motorized monsters, is a challenging ...

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Categories: safety

10 Vital Lesser Known Driving Tips

Ways to help be a safe driver



Here are some less thought of, but still very important, driving tips. There are endless numbers of websites wanting to share their "Top Ten Driving Tips" with you. Unfortunately, most of them are so trite, obvious, and insulting to the reader, you'd ...

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Categories: Driving conditions

Tire Pressure Sensors

Facts You Need to Know



Tire pressure monitoring systems are now becoming prevalent in vehicles today. This is a great time to discuss issues around this fairly new vehicle feature which is designed to take the worry out of your tire pressure.  E & R Automotive is a ...

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Categories: safety

Rocking The Great Canadian Family Road Trip

Tips to have a safe driving experience



The second the kids have been freed from the daily grind of grade school for the summer is the signal for Albertans to head out in the station wagon or minivan for The Great Canadian Family Road Trip. A fantastic way to see new sights and experience our ...

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Categories: safety


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