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May/13

6

Can I Service My Vehicle at my Own Mechanic

By Mike Romeo “The dealer is so expensive. Can I service my vehicle at my own mechanic and will this affect my warranty?” This is a common question customers ask when purchasing a new vehicle and it really is a loaded question. The quick answer is yes, but keep your receipts as a record that […]

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Oct/12

14

What is Traction Control?

by Mike Romeo Traction Control has become standard equipment on the majority of manufacturer vehicles over the past five years. With that said many people don’t know what Traction Control is or how it works. Traction Control is essentially a safety procedure that the vehicle performs when it senses one or more wheels losing traction. […]

Oct/12

14

What is Electronic Stability Control?

by Mike Romeo Electronic Stability Control (or ESC) is a system found on several recent vehicles that will help you stay in control of your vehicle when you need to swerve or brake suddenly to avoid an obstacle. When your steering does not match the direction of your vehicle, ESC will automatically brake one or […]

Sep/12

21

What is Comprehensive Warranty?

by Mike Romeo Many dealership employees tend to characterize their manufacturers warranty as bumper to bumper. This is a LIE; no automotive manufacturer includes coverage on all parts for the entire warranty period. The best example is your brakes and tires. You are protected for pre-mature wearing of your brake pads and tires, however if […]

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Sep/12

14

Should I Rustproof my Vehicle?

By Mike Romeo After you purchase your new vehicle you’ll undoubtedly be asked if you would like to protect it by purchasing a rustproof package. I’ve found that about 50% of people will do so through the dealership and the other 50% either decline and never rustproof their vehicle or they get it done at […]

Sep/12

1

How to Save on Fuel

by Mike Romeo   1. Slow down Taking your speed from 120 km/h to 100 km/h consumes 20 per cent less fuel. 2. Check your tire pressure Tires that are inflated to the recommended pressure last longer and save fuel. 3. Drive smoothly Jackrabbit starts, quick acceleration and hard braking can increase fuel consumption by […]

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