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Master Mechanic: Four Commonly Overlooked Types of Car Maintenance

Any Master Mechanic will be the first to tell you that following your manufacturer’s recommended service schedule is the best way to maintain your car. More often than not, drivers don’t follow all–or some–of the recommended service intervals. We get it. Sometimes it’s because of cost; sometimes people simply forget. Other times, drivers simply don’t know. When people think of routine […]

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Master Mechanic: 6 Driving Tips To Help Your Car Last Longer

At Master Mechanic, we see vehicles of all makes, models, and ages. Some older vehicles roll into our shop looking new, while others are ready to retire. While maintenance definitely has a lot to do with the lifespan of your car, daily driving habits also play a big part. We sat down with a Master Mechanic to discuss the top […]

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Ask A Master Mechanic: The Basics of Four-Wheel Drive

The Basics of Four-Wheel Drive Though available on many vehicles built for off-roading and driving in difficult conditions, the proper use of four-wheel-driving is largely misunderstood. At Master Mechanic, we are all too familiar with the misuse of this highly-efficient driving tool. When used properly, AWD can improve your driving ability and help you get you out of sticky (or […]

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Master Mechanic: These Cities are Going Car-Free

At Master Mechanic, we’ve seen a growing interest around green transportation options from our customers. With climate change on the tip of everyone’s tongue, public interest has ushered in a wave of change in all industries, and automotive is no exception. Major cities around the world are jam-packed with cars which pose a threat to environmental and public health. Increasing […]

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Master Mechanic: Prolonging the Life of Your Cracked Windshield

It’s a scenario many of us know all too well. You’re driving down the highway and the vehicle in front of you kicks a rock into your windshield. It’s a cringe-worthy feeling that leaves you wincing, reluctant to assess the damage. Sometimes nothing happens, other times this results in a chip, larger chip called a ‘bullseye’ or a cracked windshield. […]

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Ask A Master Mechanic: Premium Gas In Your Regular Vehicle

At Master Mechanic, we get a lot of questions around what fuel is best to use in cars. For those motorists with cars that require regular gas, you’ve probably asked yourself if using premium gas on occasion would help it perform better. We’ve caught up with a Master Mechanic to find out. The Facts on Fuel Back in the day, […]

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Master Mechanic : Even James Bond Is Going Electric

In 1963, the public first fell in love with secret agent James Bond (Sean Connery) in the film Dr. No. Part of the public’s infatuation with the spy came from his charm, wit, and bravado. He had a captivating persona, helped in part by the Alpine Sunbeam he drove in the film. At the time, no manufacturers were competing to […]

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Master Mechanic: The End of Ontario’s Drive Clean Program

MASTER MECHANIC: THE END OF ONTARIO’S DRIVE CLEAN PROGRAM Since 1999, when it was first implemented by PC Premier Mike Harris, Master Mechanic has been participating in the Ontario Drive Clean Program. The idea was simple: to identify and repair vehicles on our roads that polluted excessively. Back in September 2018, Premier Doug Ford, Environment, Conservation and Parks Minister Rod […]

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Master Mechanic: Getting Rid of Salt Stains

MASTER MECHANIC: GETTING RID OF SALT STAINS At Master Mechanic, as proud Canadians, we love our winters. As car enthusiasts, though, there’s also a lot about it we dislike. That’s because winter months are incredibly tough on our cars, inside and out. Although we’ve built our reputation on repairing the mechanical components of vehicles, that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate […]

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Master Mechanic: Preparing Your Car for Spring

MASTER MECHANIC: DEALING WITH POTHOLES Move over Spring, it’s every driver’s favourite time of year: pothole season.   As we head into Spring, temperatures are fluctuating like a speedometer, and that means we’ll start seeing more potholes popping up on our roads. More than just annoying, this problem costs our city millions of dollars to repair each year. It also […]

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