Monthly Archives: May 2018

Deep Clean Your Fuel System at Gurr Auto

Having trouble with your fuel system? Bring your vehicle into Gurr Auto for a check up.In today's Gurr Auto auto post,we're talking about fuel system cleaning. The first thing to know is how important it is to have a clean fuel system. St. Thomas residents need fuel to go, and the cleaner the fuel system, the more efficiently the fuel will burn. That means more power and better mileage .A clean fuel system saves money for St. Thomas drivers at Ontario gas stations. We guess you could say it all starts and ends at the pump. One of the most important things St. Thomas residents can do to keep their vehicle fuel system clean is to buy good quality gas. Major brands have detergents that keep gum and varnish from rapidly building up in the fuel system.So buying cheaper gas in Ontario can actually be more expensive for St. Thomas drivers in the long run. Now, most cars on Ontario roads are more than five or six years old. That means they've had time for some dirt and ru ... read more

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Fuel System

Automotive Tips from Gurr Auto: Causes of Wheel Misalignment

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. St. Thomas drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like a major crash, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object. While these can certainly take your wheels out of alignment, the bumps and bounces of everyday St. Thomas driving take their toll on wheel alignment as well. Your car can lose alignment over time with just normal driving. When your wheels are out of alignment, the team of automotive professionals at Gurr Auto in St. Thomas can return your wheels to the factory settings. Most owners’ manuals suggest an inspection every year or two.Give us a call.Gurr Auto845 Talbot StreetSt. Thomas, Ontario N5P 2A8519.637.9861http://gurrauto.com/

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Alignment

To Save Gas Around St. Thomas: Keep up with Your Scheduled Service

  One topic that hits the news in Ontario on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some Ontario drivers is to buy a vehicle that gets better fuel economy. For those of us in St. Thomas who don't want to add a car payment to our monthly expenses, we need to improve our fuel economy any way we can.Following recommended service intervals by coming into Gurr Auto is one of the best ways people in St. Thomas can keep their vehicle running efficiently. That means better fuel economy. When you give it some thought, it only makes sense. Dirty oil or transmission fluid can't lubricate or clean. That means more drag which reduces fuel economy.Keeping up with scheduled oil changes and transmission services will save gas for Ontario drivers.Dirty engine air filters are another efficiency pirate. They rob your engine of enough air to effectively burn the fuel, so you need more gas to get the job done. Replacing a dirty air filter can pay for itself in fuel savings before the next ... read more

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Fuel System

Distracted Driving

When asked, most people think they are good at multi-tasking. Scientific studies, however, reveal that only around 2% of the population can truly demonstrate the capacity to effectively multi-task. For the rest of us who are not so biologically wired, no amount of practice can increase our effectiveness at multi-tasking. Turns out, multi-tasking is almost a superpower. Think of fighter pilots: capable of maintaining their orientation in three dimensional space and performing specific and highly complicated functions while accessing life threatening situations and coming up with an appropriate response. Admit it – you can’t do that. Yet when it comes to driving, we seem to think we are very capable of safely operating a motor vehicle with myriad distractions. 77% of young adults feel somewhat confident that they can safely text and drive while 55% claim it’s easy to text and drive. Can they possibly be right? Let’s look at some statistics. Nearly 23% of all accid ... read more

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Auto Safety

Relax When the Wind Blows in Ontario: Winter Car Prep for St. Thomas Drivers

When autumn comes around in St. Thomas, leaves fall, nights get longer and there's a definite nip in the air. Time to unpack the boots and gloves and fold some extra blankets onto the beds. It's also time for St. Thomas drivers to winterize their vehicles.Here is some expert auto advice for St. Thomas drivers on what vehicles need to keep everyone safe and rolling throughout the Ontario winter months.1. Check your antifreeze. Top it off or change it if necessary. You don't want your radiator, engine or hoses freezing up. If your vehicle isn't generating enough heat to keep you warm, your antifreeze might be low, or you might have a thermostat problem. Either way, you should get it checked out before the full force of Ontario winter sets in. If you are due for a cooling system service at Gurr Auto in St. Thomas, get that done as well.2. Check your brakes. The slushy wet conditions of winter increase stopping distances. Ice exacerbates the problem. Your ... read more

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Maintenance
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