How to be the Best Owner to your Car

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There are few relationships more intimate and important than that of a person and their car. Allow us to explain:

  • Who was there for you when you drove your wife to the hospital when she went into labour? Your car.
  • Who graciously drove 10 hours to a hockey tournament with the whole family in tow without acting up? Your car.
  • Who keeps you warm on your winter journeys? Your car and its enviable heated seating system!

While we mention this partially in jest, there is without a doubt a strong connection between an individual and their vehicle. From handy car lovers who spend years pouring over every detail of their car and ordering the proper parts to customize it to their liking, to adventure seekers who rely on their vehicle to help them explore new areas of their country, cars are special.

On that note, it makes perfect sense that when a vehicle begins to break down, it causes immense grief for the owner. Not being able to rely on your modern day trusted steed can be incredibly overwhelming. Therefore, it’s imperative that you take good care of your vehicle and understand how to give it the TLC it needs to work efficiently.

In this blog post, we discuss everything you need to know about how to be the best owner of your car:

  1. Read the Manual

While this might seem like an obvious move, for many, reading an owners manual seems akin to reading the syllabus in a class you took back in university – unimportant. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Your owner’s manual contains a lot of crucial information about the performance of your vehicle and it’s not to be tossed into your glove compartment unread.

  1. Check the Tire Pressure

Wasted gas, quick wear, minimized efficiency ­– this is what you’ll run into if you are not keeping your tires properly inflated. To avoid this, make sure that you’re checking your tire pressure once a month. Not sure about what the correct inflation pressure is for your vehicle? You can typically find this out on a placard inside the glove compartment or fuel-filler door.

  1. Get that Wash

There’s nothing less attractive than a dusty and dirty vehicle. You wouldn’t leave the house looking like less than your best self, right? Then why would you drive around town in a filthy car? Having a clean car is as simple as heading into the quick stop car wash on your way home from work!

  1. Get Winter Tires

While the season is over now, winter tires are non-negotiable for anyone looking to take wonderful care of their vehicle. They can help simplify driving and prevent accidents in Canada’s icy and snowy landscape. Don’t take the risk of driving without these specialized tires each winter, or you may come to regret your decision when you’re stuck in a thick patch of snow unable to maneuver your way out.

  1. Keep a Spare Tire in the Trunk

Picture this, it’s after midnight and you’re on the highway heading home after a big night in the city. Then bam! Some glass has caused an issue in your tire. You can’t go driving with it, so what do you do?

You never know when you’re going to run into tire trouble on the road. Therefore, it’s wise to keep a spare tire in your vehicle at all times. You can change your tire by reading the owners manual and using the jack and tools that are already in your vehicle!

  1. Top off your Fluid

Your wiper fluid can run low in no time if you don’t keep on top of it. Stay ahead of the drought and make sure to periodically fill up your fluid gauge!

Why North York Auto Glass?

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At North York Auto Glass, we are firm believers in treating your car as an extension of yourself and giving it the care and consideration you’d show yourself!

We provide affordable auto glass replacement and repair in North York. Our incredible team of expert mechanics is ready to tackle any issue you bring their way! No matter your car troubles, you can trust our team to get the job done right!

Furthermore, we offer a lifetime auto glass warranty that covers all auto glass leaks, manufacturer defects, and services performed, and give us a ring today to get a free quote on auto glass repair!