Monthly Archives: May 2019

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in St. Thomas?

There is a clear and vocal demand in St. Thomas and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the Ontario market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on St. Thomas area roads today, and many more being developed. Yet each of these vehicles has its own advantages and disadvantages. St. Thomas auto owners should learn what these advantages and disadvantages are before running out and purchasing one of these alternative fuel vehicles at your nearest St. Thomas dealership.St. Thomas drivers should carefully research the vehicle care before buying an alternative fuel vehicle, as it may or may not coincide with the standards for gasoline vehicles. You should look at costs as well; these vehicles may help save our environment here in St. Thomas, but that might not represent a savings to your wallet. You'll need to decide what you can afford and wh ... read more

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Automotive News

Make Your Battery Last

Today's report from Gurr Auto is on vehicle batteries, why they die and what we can do to lengthen their life. Most of us have had a dead battery at one time or another. In fact, it would be very unusual if you hadn't. You may be surprised to learn that only 30 percent of St. Thomas vehicle batteries last for 48 months.Now that's an average. How long a battery lasts depends on many factors. You may not know that one of the biggest factors is the temperature where you live and drive around in Ontario. You might suppose that cold weather was harder on batteries because it takes more power to crank a cold engine, but the opposite is actually true. For more information on your battery, please visit us:Gurr Auto845 Talbot StreetSt. Thomas, Ontario N5P 2A8519.637.9861 Batteries in very cold climates have a life expectancy of 51 months as opposed to 30 months in very warm climates. The reason is simple: batteries are chemically more acti ... read more

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Battery

Keep Your St. Thomas Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

Hey St. Thomas - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very important but inexpensive part that has to do a tremendous amount of work. And when it works, everything goes well. But, when it doesn't, well, it can lead to problems. Of course, your vehicle manufacturer recommends how often to change your air filter. But like most service intervals, where and how you drive your vehicle in Ontario affects when your filter needs to be changed.Dusty conditions around St. Thomas or polluted city driving means you'll need to change your filter more often. Our trained professionals at Gurr Auto can check your filter for you. In fact, it's often a routine part of an oil change.When you think about it, a clogged air filter wo ... read more

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Maintenance

St. Thomas Air Conditioning Service

Working up a sweat is a great thing to do in a gym around St. Thomas, but not in your vehicle. When St. Thomas residents' vehicle AC Systems have a problem, they'll often feel it right away. The question is, how long do you put up with it? You know, the old comfort versus cost dilemma. But a more comfortable drive around Ontario has a lot of benefits, and keeping the AC System well maintained can help prevent repairs.A common cause of AC failure is water and air in the system. The system does not work as well with air in it. And water can cause rust that leads to damage of the A/C components. Also refrigerant, the stuff that makes the air cold, can leak out, reducing the efficiency of the system and making it work harder to try to cool the air. That is why periodically evacuating the air conditioning system and recharging it keeps the proper amount of clean refrigerant in the system for St. Thomas residents, so it cools better and lasts longer.St. Thomas drivers sho ... read more

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Air Conditioning
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