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Award-winning mobile mechanics now in Ottawa

By GoWrench Auto on Nov 13, 2018 12:59:07 PM

Did you know that GoWrench CEO and Founder Joshua Lombardo-Bottema grew up in Ottawa? It was way past due for him to bring his award-winning auto repair service back home. This year, GoWrench was able to expand to provide full-time mechanic services in Ottawa - wherever their customers might be. 

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Over-heated brakes blamed for making 15 Ottawa children sick.

By GoWrench Auto on Nov 8, 2018 3:42:41 PM

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It's Official. New Penalties for Distracted Driving.

By GoWrench Auto on Nov 7, 2018 11:43:28 AM

Drivers convicted of distracted driving under the new penalties will be punished with a licence suspension, a sizable fine and demerit points. The severity of the punishment increases with the number of subsequent offences committed - so you'd better learn the first time. 

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Winter Tire Buying Tips

By GoWrench Auto on Oct 18, 2018 11:02:06 PM

Buying winter tires for your vehicle is a major investment - but in this country, a necessary one. 

So as you stand there, in front of a wall of rubber, reading seemingly random numbers and statistics on little tags - how do you know how to choose the right ones? 

First, it is important to know that winter tires can be split into three major groups: Performance, Studless Ice/Snow, and Studded Winter tires. Please be sure to check any provincial or territorial legislation - as well as city bylaws - before purchasing studded winter tires - they are often forbidden in large urban centers as they may damage the roads. 

1. Performance Tires
Performance tires are for city slickers - specifically cities that don't experience a large amount of snowfall. They work best for motorists who drive on wet or dry pavement about the same amount of KMs as they drive on ice or snow. While they are one-step above all-season tires (or three season as we like to say) they do sacrifice traction to provide better handling on dry roads.

Topics: Safety Inclement Weather
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Autumn Checklist: 5 Things You Should Check on Your Car This Month

By GoWrench Auto on Sep 29, 2018 7:40:00 AM

It's fall! The most wonderful time of the year! Pumpkin Spice fills the air, mashed potatoes make their triumphant comeback - and you can go door to door demanding candy and no one thinks twice! ...Ok maybe only do that last one on Halloween. 

Spring cleaning is a thing - now let's make fall maintenance a thing! You should put in a few minutes this month to make sure that your car is ready for the brutal weather that is just around the corner. 

Check these five things to head into winter with confidence. 

Topics: Maintenance Safety Autumn Driving
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What To Do If A Hydro Wire Falls On Your Car

By GoWrench Auto on Sep 24, 2018 11:07:07 AM

Photos such as this, found using the hashtag #ottstorm on Twitter show the aftermath of two tornadoes touching down in Ottawa/Gatineau and surrounding areas Friday September 21, 2018. 

Topics: Safety Inclement Weather
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Car Troubles You Can Solve Before They Become a Major Repair

By GoWrench Auto on Sep 21, 2018 5:04:35 PM

Use these tips to get insight on what may be wrong with your vehicle before it becomes a bigger problem leading to costly repairs.

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Check These 7 Fluids to Keep Your Car Running Smoothly

By GoWrench Auto on Sep 21, 2018 5:00:38 PM

Brake fluid, power steering fluid, radiator fluid, oil, transmission fluid, air-conditioning coolant, windshield wiper fluid, gas… okay maybe not gas but overall, most of these fluids go unnoticed in your vehicle. Of course people have a gauge that is constantly checked for gasoline, but how often do you check the other fluids in your vehicle?

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Mechanic Shop Near Me? How About Mechanic Shop FOR Me?

By GoWrench Auto on Sep 21, 2018 4:55:08 PM

Stop googling “mechanic shop near me” and start googling for the mechanic that comes to you, GoWrench Auto! GoWrench is the service attempting to make that dreaded search obsolete. We want the average driver to think of GoWrench long before they think of where their nearest mechanic is because frankly, brick-and-mortar mechanic shops cannot keep up with the pace of the modern world. Their typical response is "bring it in" and then they get around to it whenever it is convenient for them, not you.

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Mobile Mechanics Take Out The Middle Man

By GoWrench Auto on Sep 21, 2018 4:50:35 PM

A lot of people drive their vehicles home only to notice that their front tire is flat or they have been leaking oil or brake fluid all day. A lot of these same people naively try to drive their vehicles to the auto shop the next morning. This is not only bad for your vehicle, but it’s potentially life-threatening.

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