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Which side is the gas tank on?

Have you ever wondered what side of the car the gas tank is on? Perhaps you've grabbed a rental, a loaner or a friends car and you'd like to add some fuel out of courtesy. More often than not, most of us have jumped out of the car and run around to the pump only to find that the gas tank is on the wrong side. It's a simple check that you can do right on the dash of the car to avoid that inconvenience. On of the best kept secrets on the dash board is the fuel tank configuration. Generally, there is an icon of a gas pump right at the bottom centre of the fuel gauge. This icon will have an arrow or a hose filler assembly on one side or the other. The gas tank on the vehicle will be on the side indicated by the icon. This simple tip can often avoid the need to reposition the vehicle around the refueling station and it will help get you back on your way with the least amount of inconvenience or fuss. It's certainly a very practical tip in inclement weather. Now, pa ... read more

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Pot holes

It’s pothole season! Best practices for avoiding damage to your vehicle. April 4, 2016 by Be Car Care Aware Potholes are an inevitable part of living in a multi-season environment which most of Canada experiences. For example, Toronto repairs on average 200,000 potholes a year. Cities with warmer annual temperatures like Vancouver repair on average 32,000 potholes a year. Spring is usually when we see our first crop of these lovely hazards but sometimes they show up sooner especially during milder winters. While their presence can’t be avoided there are a few things you can do to help your car make it through this unofficial season unharmed. Be attentive– potholes can appear very quickly especially after a rainfall and a short freeze/thaw cycle. Drive the speed limit and don’t follow other vehicles too closely. Check your tire pressure. Keeping your tires ... read more

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FEELING LIKE A FLOOR MAT?

FEELING LIKE A FLOOR MAT?

YOU'RE NOT ACTUALLY GONNA GET IN THE CAR WITH THOSE? Floor mats just don't get any respect. And, why should they? If you're like me you probably don't even think of them while you're dripping all over them.Whether you work outside and push your vehicle to the limit, or you just use your vehicle to get from here to there, everyone wants to protect their investment. It is important to keep your vehicle clean to ensure the best resale value when it is time for an upgrade. What's the best way to do that in winter? Replace your factory car mats with some tray style mats. They provide year round carpet protection and are available for virtually all of today's top selling vehicles. Below are the top 5 reasons you should use some heavy duty style floor mats for your car, truck or SUV: SUPERIOR CARPET PROTECTION Floor mats help keep water, mud, mess and spills off of your expensive and hard to clean carpet and on the mat. An extra thick driver's heel pad ... read more

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