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Safety And Driving In The Rain

Your car is likely one of the most expensive investments that you have. When you're driving in the rain, there is a possibility of hydroplaning or someone else sliding on wet roads and hitting your vehicle. When you're driving in the rain, you need to use your windshield wipers and headlights at all times. If it's during the day, keeping your headlights on will make it easier for other drivers to see you.

Increase your following distance in the rain. It will usually take a few seconds longer to stop when the road is wet, so you…

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Spring Can Be a Great Time to Service Your Vehicle

Spring is here and is traditionally the season when we begin to think of spring cleaning. This is also a good time to perform a "spring cleaning' of your vehicle. Basic maintenance checks should be performed to get your vehicle up to speed for the summer and for any road trips that you may be planning.

First, check your owner's manual for the recommended schedules for tasks like changing the motor oil. Changing the oil and oil filter, flushing the radiator and replacing the coolant, checking the hoses, belts and chains, examining the tires, checking the brake pads and…

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Powertrain Warranty or Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty – You Decide What's Best


Most car dealerships offer their customers some type of warranty with the purchase of a new or used vehicle, but not all warranties are created equal. Two of the most common kinds of vehicle warranties are the Powertrain warranty and the Bumper-to-Bumper warranty. Each customer must decide what kind of vehicle warranty is best for them.

Powertrain Warranty

A powertrain warranty is just what the name implies. It covers items that provide power to the vehicle. Included among those items are the engine, transmission, drive shafts, and the differential.

Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty

 
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Signs Your Tires Need to be Replaced


Tires do not last forever, and it is up to you to know when it's time to replace them. Here are some signs that will tell you when that time has come.
  • There is excessive wear on either side of the tread or in the middle of the tread.
  • There are bubbles or bulges on the side of the tire.
  • You need to constantly add air to a tire to keep it from going flat.
  • There are cracks in the tire's sidewall.
  • There are nails or other foreign objects stuck in the tire.
These signs may be seen…
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How to know it's time to replace your brake Pads


If you are ever driving through Stoney Creek, and it feels as if your brake pedal is sort of mushy, as opposed to strong and solid, you might have a bit of a problem. If you ignore that particular symptom, you might be putting yourself and others in real danger.

There are a couple of reasons your brake pedal might be a little slushy and it's not good. There's a chance that you might be dealing with air being in the brake line. It's also possible you just have a regular old failure of the brake system…
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What’s That Smell?

There are many odors you can detect in your car. Most are self-inflicted. Some odors come from outside, like the smell of new pavement or grass fire. Odors are an early warning system that something is different. When you smell gas fumes, then you know that “something” is in your exhaust system.

Your exhaust system is pressurized. If there is a leak, gases will seek that leak and collect in places that are dangerous to you. These gases are detrimental to your health. Exhaust leaks do not go away; they get larger as gases travel through them. The longer you…

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All-Wheel Drive Problems? Check the Transfer Case

If your 4-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicle is having difficulties switching in and out of the mode, it might be time to look at your transfer case and have the fluid replaced. You might be wondering what a transfer case is, what it does, and how often the fluid should be replaced.

The transfer case is the device that redistributes weight so that your tires can gain traction. Like many kinds of fluids, the fluid in the transfer case lubricates the parts inside. Over time, the lubricant can begin to break down. This is one time that you might have…

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Why Your Vehicle Needs Brake Fluid

One of the most important and safest things you can do for your car is keeping with the brake fluid. Without it, your car or truck would not stop. When you push your brake pedal, the fluid delivers force to your rotors that starts the process of stopping your car. When we at Betterway Sales & Leasing say brake fluid is vital to you and your car's health, we mean business.

Brake fluid rests inside your brake lines until you push down on your brake pedal. Once you press the pedal, the fluid starts to flow to the four corners…

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Why Your Vehicle Needs Brake Fluid

One of the most important and safest things you can do for your car is keeping with the brake fluid. Without it, your car or truck would not stop. When you push your brake pedal, the fluid delivers force to your rotors that starts the process of stopping your car. When we at Betterway Sales & Leasing say brake fluid is vital to you and your car's health, we mean business.

Brake fluid rests inside your brake lines until you push down on your brake pedal. Once you press the pedal, the fluid starts to flow to the four corners…

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More Ways to Get Ready for Winter in Hamilton!

With winter rearing its ugly head in our direction, it's time to prepare your vehicle for winter driving. In our last post, we shared some ways our Service Centre can help get you ready for winter. We're back with even more suggestions!

  • Winter tires: Summer tires are designed to handle in hot and dry conditions. Have winter tires mounted onto your vehicle, which are engineered to withstand cold temperatures and perform on snowy roads.
  • Windshield wipers: As heavy snow and ice collect on your windshield, often times regular wiper blades just aren't strong enough to clear it…
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