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Can All-Season Tires Compete with Snow Tires in Winter Weather

We feel that it is important for you to be a well-informed vehicle owner, so you should understand what kind of tires work best on your vehicle when winter weather begins to set in. Therefor, today we'll be discussing the difference between Snow Tires and All Season Tires.

All Season Tires are made with consideration to four different seasons, which leaves them more vulnerable to certain weather conditions such as extreme winter weather. All Season Tires just don't have the grip or stability to navigate cold, icy winters, so they are most useful in mild climates.

 

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What To Do If You Slide On An Icy Road

Here in Toronto, we can get some extreme weather during the winter. Our team wants to make sure you have all the information you need to be as safe as possible when you are on the road.

One of the most common hazards you may come across this winter are icy roads. Icy roads can be unpredictable and can make you lose control of your vehicle. The first thing you need to do if your vehicle starts to slide is not panic and don't hit the brakes. Hitting the brakes can cause your slide to become even worse. 

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Know What to Do When You Have a Flat Tire and Be Ready for Anything

While your engine might be a critical component to making sure your car actually starts, you cannot go anywhere without your tires. This is why it is so important to know what to do when you end up with a flat tire. It can happen to anyone at any time, so take heed of the following advice.

The important thing to remember is that you need to get safely off the road if you end up with a flat tire while driving. Do not just park anywhere. Look for a place that is away from the flow of traffic if…

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How Does the Extreme Cold Effect Your Battery?

Have you ever noticed that you see more people with dead car batteries on super cold and super hot days? That is because extreme weather has adverse effects on lead-acid batteries. Here at Alfa Romeo of Toronto, our staff wants you to be able to confidently take care of your vehicle, and we want you to know when your vehicle needs to be serviced by professionals to prolong the lifespan of your vehicle.

To start your vehicle your car battery has to turn the starter motor. This takes a tremendous amount of cold cranking amps...

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Why Are Backup Cameras Important?


Backup Cameras are an important tool in keeping roads safer for everyone. That is why the government has passed a law that states that any vehicle that was built after 2018 must be equipped with one. Mandatory backup cameras make it easier to maneuver your vehicle, and they make it safer for pedestrians walking around your vehicle.

There have been major advancements in safety technology in the last few years, and one technology that has been changed the most is the backup camera....

 

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Good Reasons to Buy Used Cars

At Alfa Romeo of Toronto, we want you to be able to make an informed decision when buying a vehicle. In some cases, it may be better to buy a used car as opposed to a new one. This is because used cars will depreciate slowly and may have a better track record of reliability.

Depending on how old the car is, it may have some or all of the original manufacturer warranty left. Warranties could last for as long as five years and up to 60,000 miles or more. Used cars may be preferable to new cars because…

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Conquer Rough Terrains After a Tire Rotation


In order to maneuver a car successfully on a road without experiencing any handling issues, every tire must provide solid traction. On all terrains, the treads on a tire create friction to generate traction. If the treads wear away, the process of cornering and braking will be challenging. The best way to maintain the treads is by rotating every tire.

A tire rotation provides multiple advantages on different types of terrain by boosting grip. A typical tire's grip decreases when key areas produce too much friction. 

 

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Powertrain and Bumper-to-Bumper Warranties: Why You're Okay With Either

If you are wondering whether or not to choose the powertrain or bumper-to bumper warranty, the good news is that there is no wrong choice. The right choice for you in this case depends on plenty of factors with your wants and needs being the major factor to consider.

You can be okay with either of the warranties. Both of the warranties cover the powertrain. The Bumper-to Bumper Warranty also covers other systems in the vehicle so that you can experience some of the other conveniences in the vehicle. The powertrain still covers the powertrain which will keep your vehicle…

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How Brake Pads Stop Your Vehicle

We all know that brakes are very important for stopping the vehicle. However, it is important to know exactly how brake pads work. For one thing, there are different types of braking systems, and knowing the type of braking system your vehicle has is an important thing to make sure your vehicle is braking well.

Every wheel that is on the vehicle is attached to the brake rotor. The rotor spins with the wheels. There is also a brake caliper that squeezes the rotor upon the pressing of the brake pedal. Once the rotor is squeezed, there is going to…

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Engine And Cabin Air Filters

Being an informed car owner is imperative to maximizing the output of your car. That is why we here at Alfa Romeo of Toronto wanted to make sure you knew the basics of air filters. So, what are engine and cabin air filters, what do they do, and how often should you be replacing them?

Simply put, both the engine air filter and the cabin air filter are designed to remove particulate matter, dust and dirt from the air either going into the engine or the cabin of your vehicle. Without them, you may be breathing in things that can…
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