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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Going on a Ski Trip? Make Sure Your Audi Is Prepared for the Drive

Going on a Ski Trip? Make Sure Your Audi Is Prepared for the Drive

Are you planning a ski trip sometime soon? This is a great time to go get some exercise in the crisp winter air. Whether you’re driving to a BC resort or to one in a different province, you’ll need to be certain that your Audi is prepared for the journey. This is easy to accomplish when you have access to a trustworthy Abbotsford mechanic at Collins Automotive. Your mechanic can check all the points of your vehicle that may be the most vulnerable to the effects of winter driving, so you can get started on your ski trip without worrying about a breakdown. Filters and Fluids Maintenance A basic maintenance task that is critical when you plan to navigate mountainous roads is fluids and filters maintenance. Your mechanic will need to check the fluid levels in your vehicle, from the antifreeze to the oil to the brake fluid. Fluids keep the v ... read more

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Is Your Volvo in Storage? Tips for Keeping It in Good Shape Until Spring

Is Your Volvo in Storage? Tips for Keeping It in Good Shape Until Spring

Did you decide to store your Volvo for the winter? Many people do this, especially if they have alternate vehicles that they prefer to use during the colder months. If you have recently decided that you want to shelter your Volvo until the springtime, you may want to consider a few strategies to ensure that it will be in good shape once you’re ready to drive it again in the spring. Be sure to consult a local mechanic you can trust (such as one of the staff members at Collins Automotive in Abbotsford), in case your car needs any last-minute repairs before going into storage for the season. Store It Indoors if Possible If you have a place indoors to store your vehicle, it will likely remain in better condition than if you leave it outside under a vehicle cover. This is especially true when temperatures are extreme or weather conditions are harsh. If you have space in your garage at home, you can store your car there. Another option i ... read more

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