MASTER MECHANIC: THE TOP WINTER CAR REPAIRS

At Master Mechanic, when the temperature begins to drop during fall and winter months, we see an increase in appointments for a few common car repairs. That’s because regardless of the make or model of vehicle you drive, exposure to extreme cold, moisture, and poor road conditions can be unforgiving. Surprise, surprise. From car heaters that give way to headlights […]

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ASK A MASTER MECHANIC: WHEN SHOULD I USE MY PARKING BRAKE?

A parking brake is in every car, but that doesn’t mean that every driver knows how–or when–to use it. Your emergency or parking brake is certainly a useful–and often necessary–feature to have in your vehicle. The name itself can be confusing. Is it for emergencies or parking? When should you use it? We got all the answer about this critical […]

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Master Mechanic: Does Tesla Have A Million-Mile Battery on the Way?

While automakers explore moving towards electric vehicles, they face one inevitable hurdle: eventually, all car batteries stop discharging and recharging energy as well as they once did. Simply put, all electric car batteries have a life. In an effort to combat this, automakers work hard to try to ensure batteries last beyond the typical lifecycle of a vehicle. Tesla, regarded […]

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Master Mechanic: A Peek Inside Canada’s Largest Car Collection

Cars are something a lot of people are passionate about, and at Master Mechanic, we can relate! Few Canadians are more passionate than Calgary car collector, Fred Philips, though. Over the last 25 years, Fred has amassed one of the largest and most prized collections in the country. From European exotics to American Muscle cars, Fred’s collection is sure to […]

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Ask A Master Mechanic: My Car Heater Is Blowing Cold Air

With winter months quickly approaching, the need for a functioning car heater is imperative. At Master Mechanic, as the temperature starts to cool, we get a lot of appointment requests about a faulty heater. That’s because many drivers put off the issue–or don’t notice it until it’s time to use the car heater. Either way, having your car heater suddenly […]

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Master Mechanic High Park: Updating Our Animal Rights Laws

We are thrilled to share that after unanimously passing through the House of Commons in May, Bill C-84 passed its final Senate vote in June to become official LAW! This is thanks to many of you! In the couple of months leading up to Bill C-84 passing, we asked most of you to sign our petition. Over 8000 Canadians did […]

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Ask A Master Mechanic: Why Winter Tires Are Important

Like it or not, winter is right around the corner. At Master Mechanic, that means questions about winter tires. We’ll start by saying that winter tires will undoubtedly make our vehicles safer on snow and ice. This article won’t be about debating the need for winter tires. Instead we’ll be looking at the benefits of installing them. Winter Tires Don’t […]

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Master Mechanic: A New Airbag That Could Save More Lives

Honda’s New Airbags Could Save More Lives In 2017, the number of motor vehicle fatalities in Canada totaled 1,841, down 2.8% from 2016. Still, the number was far too high. It is interesting to note, that in more than half of those casualties the victims were not wearing a seatbelt. That means the vehicle’s airbag was their only line of […]

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Master Mechanic: Using Jumper Cables on Your Car Battery

Murphy’s Law states, “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” While that may sound a little bleak, any Master Mechanic will tell you that it does hold some merit when it comes to car maintenance. At their core, cars are sophisticated machines with many systems working in-sync seamlessly to get the desired effect: movement! With modern computer integration, vehicles […]

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Ask A Master Mechanic: Common Car Myths

Most Canadian adults over the age of 18 can drive, and many of us even own a car, but that doesn’t mean we understand precisely how they work! What often happens is a case of broken telephone, where something that has a little bit of merit gets misconstrued into a myth. At Master Mechanic, we’ve heard it all! While car […]

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