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What to do when your car is frozen.

Patience is a virtue



If you are facing a frozen vehicle, here are a few tips. Mother Nature can be particularly evil here in Alberta. If you're not lucky enough to have a garage, have you woken up to a thick blanket of ice encasing your entire vehicle? It's not fun ...

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Categories: winter driving

Are your tail lights on?

Make sure ALL your lights are on earlier



Turn on your headlights AND tail lights! During the winter months, it gets dark so much earlier here than in the summer. We need to remember to turn all our vehicle lights on!   Newer vehicles usually have running lights on automatically, but that ...

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Categories: visibility

Are you ready for winter?

Winterize your vehicle



Guess what? It's coming again... Get ready, winter is almost here in Alberta. If you've lived here for a while, you'll know that it can happen quickly so be prepared, as much as possible. Here are some tips to help you get through it safely. ...

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Categories: safety

Tips to Winterize Your Car

Winter is on its way - whether we like it or not!



Winter is on its way - we are upset about it too! It's time to start thinking about winterizing your vehicle and we are here to help.   Clean While the weather is still bearable, it's a smart idea to give your vehicle one last deep clean ...

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Categories: winter driving

Is it Too Cold to Wash my Car?

The safe way to keep your vehicle clean in the winter



Even in winter, your vehicle needs a bath! When winter weather has our knees knocking worse than badly lubricated pistons, the urge to put off washing the salt, dirt and grit from our vehicles is mighty tempting. However, leaving a layer of street sludge ...

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Categories: safety

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

5 Tire Types and Their Unique Purpose

When you should switch



You'd think vehicle tires would be fairly simple to understand. Summer tires are for summer and winter tires are for winter. Simple, right? Well, not exactl. Believe it or not, there is a lot more you need to know about the right tire choice for maximum ...

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Categories: Tires

Tire swap timing...

When Should We Remove Winter Tires?



  Anyone who drives around all winter on summer tires, or even "all seasons", instead of using properly rated winter tires, is inviting disaster. When should we switch them out? This is a complex question as we want to stay safe even in the ...

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