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Monthly archives for February, 2016

Recycle Your Buick Cars Oil

recycle oilWhen it comes to your Buick Cars from Thunder Bay, you may be the type who likes to handle some or all of the routine service needs of your new and used cars.  Remember, then, that most all of your Buick Cars waste is of a toxic nature and is most definitely not able to be thrown out with the garbage.  “Nearly all of a vehicle’s waste is toxic and will present environmental and human health hazards if disposed of improperly. Many of the automotive products we use are also flammable and cannot be disposed of in drains, storm water sewers, your garbage, or septic tanks.”  In most places we live, such as Thunder Bay, ON, it is also illegal to dispose of your auto waste improperly, not to mention potentially harmful to yourself and others.

Motor oil is the most commonly tossed out auto waste and it is responsible for much of the world’s oil pollution.  When it gets dumped in your backyard, down drains, or in your garage somewhere, you are actually not likely to think of the ways in which these contaminants then enter the ground, ultimately making their way into the soil and water supply.  The oil from your Thunder Bay new and used Buick Cars, contains heavy metals and other poisons, accumulated from your car.  Luckily, most service centers, like the one at your Dominion Motors Service of Thunder Bay, will assist you in disposing of your motor oil properly.  Better yet, let them change the oil in your new and used Buick Cars and then it will be handles properly for sure.

Recycling the oil is actually the best method.  The oil from your Buick Cars and other new and used cars, trucks or SUVs never actually wears out.  It simply gets really dirty.  Therefore, to recycle engine oil is so very simple, it much only be cleaned.  This is another reason it is so silly to pollute and waste the oil that can be used again and again when handled properly.  There are other toxic substances to consider when doing your own car repair and maintenance.  Stay tuned for more information here on this very subject from your Buick Cars of Thunder Bay.

 

GMC Trucks Window Knowledge

wash windowThings you will most definitely want to do or not do when it comes to your new and used GMC Trucks in Thunder Bay is likely a list you would rather not have to read.  We will break some of these important things down for you on this site, writing on behalf of your Dominion Motors GMC Truck Dealer and today, we will start with a little window knowledge.

If you do not change out, or at least have a professional change out, your wiper blades regularly then you are making a mistake.  Here is what Pep Boys has to say about the subject of your Thunder Bay GMC Trucks windshield wipers, “Windshield wipers degrade over time. They chatter, they tear and, as a result, leave a streaky wipe behind. The trick is changing your wipers as soon as they don’t clear the windshield well.”  This is typically the first sign, on your GMC Trucks from Canada, that the blades are done and need replacing.  If you wait until the next definite need for them, ie: rain, ice, snow or sleet, you will wish you had addressed them the last time you recognized they were less than great.  Do the replacement when it is still a safe situation and not when you are desperately trying to see.

Another little window information as it pertains to your GMC Trucks from your Thunder Bay GMC Trucks Service department is that you should not be using home glass cleaner on your rear windshield.  This is a fact that is not very well known, unfortunately, as many people make this mistake.   Over time, the ammonia in this home glass cleaner will destroy the heating elements in your rear windshield.  Use, instead, a window cleaner made for automobiles, say experts who have discussed the subject in several articles online.

Avoiding Road Rage and Staying Safe in GMC Trucks

Tips Sign On KeyboardIn our last article, we talked about how to avoid becoming the “cause of road rage” and while you may think there is never any reason for someone to display road rage (and there isn’t)…it is the nature of some drivers and it is important to practice good driving habits to avoid ruffling the feathers of someone who has a temper behind the wheel.  That being said, if you are one who can find yourself with a temper behind the wheel (and we have all been there from time-to-time), then there are some tips for you to take into consideration as well.  Your Dominion Motors GMC Truck Dealership wants you to be safe and enjoy your time in your truck!  Here are some tips to consider:

  • First, you should take into consideration the type of music you listen to while driving.  Believe it or not, the style of music you are listening to can really effect your mood behind the wheel!  Consider changing it up a bit to see if it makes a difference.  You might be surprised!
  • Know the route you need to take and the most efficient way to get there.  Many applications and gps features on your phone these days will allow you to choose a route that avoids potential set backs like traffic accidents or hold ups due to inclement weather, etc. Knowing this information will ease your stress levels and help you to get where you are going without frustrations along the way.
  • Regulate the temperature in your vehicle effectively.  The hotter you are, the more prone you are to get frustrated easily.  Make sure you are staying cool and comfortable so you can remain cool, calm and collected.

These may seem like silly tips, but they really will make a difference for you if you do indeed struggle with road rage from time to time.  Stay safe Thunder Bay!