Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement - How Often?

Are your windshield wiper blades failing to keep your windshield clean and clear? Are they leaving streaks behind and making it difficult for you to visibly see the road ahead of you? It might be time to replace your windshield wiper blades. Come to Alfa Romeo of Toronto for advice or tips on what your windshield wiper blades may or may not need.

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What Do Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings Mean?

Viscosity is a term that you often hear when you are getting your oil changed. However, you may not have thought about what viscosity actually is. Viscosity is a measure of how resistant the motor oil is to flow. The more viscous a liquid is, the slower it will move.

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Importance of Maintaining Belts and Hoses

Your vehicle is made up of many parts both small and large, but it’s the small parts like belts and hoses that are often forgotten until it’s too late. As minor as belts and hoses might seem, they play an important role in keeping your vehicle driving smoothly down the road. Unfortunately, they wear out over time and need to be replaced. 

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Are Your Brakes in Need of Repair?

Your brakes are one of the most essential safety components for your car. If they aren’t working properly, you may have a hard time in traffic and cause further damage to your vehicle. When brake pads start to wear down, there are a number of warning signs, such as a screeching noise when you brake. 

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Caring For The Important Fluids in Your Car

There are many areas that you need to learn about when you are looking to care for your vehicle correctly, including the different fluids you can find in your engine. Here at Alfa Romeo of Toronto, we know you want to be a conscientious vehicle owner which will mean you have some knowledge of the fluids running through your car.

Among the fluids, you need to be aware of is the power steering fluid that allows you to turn your steering wheel with ease. The fluid in the steering column is easy to spot because of the smell of burned…

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Tips to Prepare Your Car for Spring

In the spring, one item on your to-do list needs to be making sure you prepare your vehicle for the coming months. There are some key car care tips to bear in mind as warmer months approach. The team at Alfa Romeo of Toronto is here to assist you with all your car care, service, and maintenance needs. 

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Is It Time to Switch to Winter Tires?

When the snow flies, it is time to make sure that you have the right tires to handle the weather. Not all winter tires are the same. Now, you have several options.

Studdable winter tires have the option of having metal studs added for extra grip. You can drive them without the studs, and they still offer better grip than standard tires. They are illegal in some areas of the country because they damage the road surface. You will need to check on the restrictions in your area. Studless snow and ice tires are an option where studded tires are…

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Tips from Alfa Romeo of Toronto to Driving Safely This Winter

At Alfa Romeo of Toronto, we truly care about your safety during the winter months when the roads start to become slick. With a few helpful tips, you could potentially avoid an accident from not being aware of helpful information on winter driving.

One tip that we love to express for winter driving is to decelerate slowly as it is very hard to slow down quickly when the roads are slippery from snow or ice. Another great tip that we swear by is to just stay home! If the roads are seemingly dangerous, the only way to avoid an accident…

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Don't Forget to Wash Winter Road Salt Off Your Vehicle

Salt from winter roads damages a vehicle's sheet metal and undercarriage. If you live near the ocean your vehicle is subject to damage from salt year-round. Alfa Romeo of Toronto wants you to know how to protect your vehicle from salt damage.

When the temperature reaches at least 40° wash your car or truck. If the winter temperature allows, your vehicle should be washed three times a month. Washing your car or truck during winter months requires special precautions. 

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