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Master Mechanic: Electric Car Batteries in Cold Weather

At Master Mechanic, we’ve seen an influx in consumers with electric vehicles in the last couple of years. That’s because electric vehicle purchases are at an all-time high in North America. With the increase in education around green transportation consumers are attracted to the promise of a reduced carbon footprint, making electric cars more appealing than ever. There could, however, […]

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Master Mechanic: Common Issues with Air Conditioning in Cars

Spring is quickly approaching, and summer won’t be far behind it. With changing seasons, comes changes to our driving habits. If you’re like the team at Master Mechanic, you prefer to be comfortable when driving. During a hot spring or summer day, that usually means cranking up the air conditioning. If you’ve started up your A/C, only to find out […]

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Ask a Master Mechanic: Summer Tires vs. All-Season Tires

At Master Mechanic, when the temperature starts to rise, we often get a lot of inquiries about tires. One common misconception is that many people still believe summer tires and all-season tires are one in the same. There’s actually a pretty significant difference between the two! Depending on your driving habits, what kind of car you drive, and the weather, […]

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Master Mechanic: Preparing Your Car for Spring

Master Mechanic: Preparing Your Car for Spring At Master Mechanic, we’re firm believers that preventative car maintenance saves time and money for our customers. That includes seasonal maintenance. It might not seem like it just yet, but Spring is right around the corner. With winter winding down, it’s once again time to inspect our cars and ensure they’re ready to […]

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MASTER MECHANIC: THE BEST VEHICLE INNOVATION FROM CES 2019

The Consumer Electronic Show has become one of the biggest events for car manufacturers looking to unveil their latest models and the tech within them. CES is so big, many car brands (including BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, and Audi) have decided to skip the Detroit Auto Show in favour of the Las Vegas-based event. While new consumer technology is still the […]

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ASK A MASTER MECHANIC: WHY DOES MY STEERING WHEEL MAKE NOISE?

At Master Mechanic, there are a few questions we receive more than others. Many of them have to do with common noises that come from our customer’s cars. From squeaking brakes to ticking engines, we’ve heard it all (no pun intended). Today we’ll be talking about noises you hear when turning, their most likely causes, and what to do about […]

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MASTER MECHANIC: THE PROS AND CONS OF ALL-WHEEL STEERING

From the GMC Sierra, to the Honda Prelude, all-wheel steering has been offered in many different vehicles of all shapes and sizes for the past few decades. While four-wheel steering is not a new concept in cars, it has seen a resurgence in the last few years. Four-wheel steering technology is beneficial because it increases the vehicle’s steering response time […]

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MASTER MECHANIC: THE TOP FEATURES COMING TO CARS

ASK A MASTER MECHANIC: TOP FEATURES COMING TO CARS Technology continuously transforms the world around us, but one could argue that no industry has seen as much change as the car industry in recent years. Always vying for new customers, automakers are continually innovating to bring us a safer, smoother, and more entertaining ride. As we move closer and closer […]

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ASK A MASTER MECHANIC: THE MOST COMMON CAR LEAKS

ASK A MASTER MECHANIC: THE MOST COMMON LEAKS A car leak can turn a perfectly good morning into a stress-filled commute. It happens: cars leak and leave mysterious puddles on the ground that leaves us wondering if something’s wrong. The good news is that you don’t need to be a Master Mechanic to be a master at identifying those mystery […]

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MASTER MECHANIC: AVOIDING CURBSIDE SELLERS

ASK A MASTER MECHANIC: AVOIDING CURBSIDE CAR SELLERS Buying a used vehicle from a registered car dealer in Ontario offers you some consumer protection. Purchasing a vehicle from a private individual, however, provides no such protection. You need to be aware of any risks before you buy a used vehicle in Ontario. In Ontario, new and used vehicle sellers are […]

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