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  • 10 Ways to Save at the Pump

    Wednesday 09 May 2018

    With gas prices at record levels, everyone is looking for ways to save money at the pump.  We have the following tips to help conserve gas. 1. Go the speed limit. Use cruise control. While each vehicle reaches its optimal fuel economy at a different speed (or range of speeds), gas mileage usually decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. You can assume that each 5 mph you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional $0.24 per gallon for gas. Observing the speed limit is also saf... read more

  • Battery Upgrades - Keeping You on the Road

    Thursday 07 December 2017

    Batteries are a huge part of modern life. Of course, our purpose here is to talk about your car battery. When people come into GEARS PLUS and need a new battery, they're really not that happy about having to spend the money. But the fact is that 70 percent of batteries don't make it for 4 years. There are some things that you can do to extend the life of your battery. First, keep it clean. If you see it getting dirty or greasy, let us know and we can clean it o... read more

  • Should You Ignore Your Check Engine Light?

    Tuesday 28 November 2017

    When your check engine light comes on, you may be torn between utter panic and just wanting to ignore it and hope it goes away. That's perfectly understandable. That same check engine light could come on for anything from a serious engine or transmission problem all the way down to a loose fuel cap. There's a very common misconception that the trouble codes stored in your engine computer when your check engine light comes on will specifically identify a problem. It... read more

  • What's the deal with the NAPA Warranty?

    Wednesday 15 November 2017

    The NAPA Peace of Mind Warranty Have you had work done at your NAPA AUTOPRO service centre? If so, you may have our NAPA Peace of Mind Warranty. It’s recognized at over 16,000 NAPA AUTOPRO and NAPA Autocare locations across North America. It will cover the below for up to 12 months, or 20,000 km’s of use, whichever comes first. ·         Air conditioning, heating and climate control systems ·     ... read more

  • Are Winter Tires Necessary?

    Wednesday 15 November 2017

    This time of year means two things: the local department store starts stocking holiday supplies, and your vehicle needs winter tires. But what is it you need to look for to make sure you’ve got what you need? First up, if you live somewhere where you get snow, ice, sleet, or freezing rain, and temperatures below zero (hello Prince George, anyone?) winter tires are crucial. The softer rubber, while it may wear out faster than an all-season tire, grips better in snowy and icy conditions. A... read more