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  • Cabin Air Filter Replacement

    Thursday 16 August 2018

    Let’s talk about cabin air filters. There seems to be some confusion about them among drivers that we should be able to clear up. Much of the confusion starts because cabin air filters are relatively new. Not all vehicles have them, so some folks confuse their cabin air filter with the engine air filter. This is particularly important when air quality is poor, as it is during our current state of emergency. It's important for everyone to be breathing clean air in th... read more

  • Language Matters: Service & Repair Guidelines

    Friday 06 July 2018

    Prince George drivers may not know that there are vital uniform service and repair guidelines in the automotive industry. The guidelines were created to help automotive service professionals better talk to motorists. It also gives you a common language to use when talking with different repair facilities. Recommendations are based on the following definitions: First, System Failure. This is when parts or a system are out of car maker’s specifications have failed... read more

  • 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