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[MUST SEE PHOTOS] Two People Lucky to be Alive After Scary Incident on Brampton Highway.

By GoWrench Auto on Jan 3, 2019 1:03:49 PM

Brampton, ON - Two people have been taken to hospital after a horrifying incident on the 410 yesterday just before rush hour. about 4pm near Queen Street East (see map below) a large piece of plywood from an unsecured load flew off the back of a truck and crashed through the windshield - narrowly missing the occupants. 

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Winter Driving Checklist

By GoWrench Auto on Dec 19, 2018 11:39:51 PM

Heading out on the road this holiday se

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Winter Coats and Car Seats Don't Mix.

By GoWrench Auto on Nov 14, 2018 3:49:07 PM

As parents, we all want our children to be both safe and warm. However, in practice, our desire to keep our kids warm is actually making them less safe. 

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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.

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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. 

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Does Your Car Have Tornado Insurance?

By GoWrench Auto on Sep 25, 2018 2:23:00 PM

Ok, so maybe "tornado insurance" isn't an actual thing - and if some person comes to your door trying to sell it to you, probably don't buy it. 

However, when two tornadoes hit the Ottawa/Gatineau region on Friday, many residents emerged from their shelter to find their vehicles ravaged by the storm. With cyclonic winds hitting about 260 km/h in some regions causing blown out windows, falling trees and even blowing cars over on their sides - many residents of Dunrobin, Nepean and Gatineau were left wondering about their car insurance. 

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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. 

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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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Five Tips for Driving in Rainy Weather

By GoWrench Auto on Sep 21, 2018 4:42:21 PM

Driving in rainy weather can be extremely dangerous, not simply due to your own driving, but also the driving of others. These conditions can be notoriously bad due to lack of functioning brakes, and little to no visibility. There are several ways, however, that an individual can drive safer and more cautiously during bad weather:

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