Ask the Car Expert – Ralph Garnett

Ask the Car Expert – Ralph Garnett Reduce stress to your engine, battery, starter motor and more Starting an engine when it’s severely cold stresses your engine. When it’s cold, your oil gets thick, resulting in a couple of negative side effects. In Medicine hat, we know all about cold weather! First, thicker oil increases […]

Ask the Car Expert – Ralph Garnett

Ask the Car Expert – Ralph Garnett Are you ready for the inevitable snow to start falling in our yards and on the roadways? I’m not sure I’m ever ready but none the less I do have a check list of things that I need to do for my vehicles to ensure that they will […]

Ask the Car Expert Ralph Garnett

Ask the Car Expert Ralph Garnett Welcome to the Fall season on the prairies, aside from scheduled service & maintenance that I am always a vocal supporter of. This is an important time of year to invest in appearance items. Through the summer, dust, dirt and mud have become trapped on the frame, inside wheel […]

Ask the Car Expert – Ralph Garnett

Ask the Car Expert – Ralph Garnett As a Technician and a vehicle owner who has driven & worked through more than 35 Canadian summers and winters, I’ve never been able to decide if the heat of summer or the cold of winter takes the biggest tole on my ride. Needles to say, both present […]

Ask the Car Expert – Ralph Garnett

Ask the Car Expert – Ralph Garnett Ok, so when do you know it’s time for a change? There are many factors involved, most important is how you are using the vehicle. If this is your primary vehicle that you need every day to get to work and perhaps even travel for work, then the […]

Ask the Car Expert – Ralph Garnett

Ask the Car Expert – Ralph Garnett How to talk with your Mechanic. (Automotive Service Professional). If you make an appointment to visit your dentist for an Annual check up, the first thing your are going to tell him is about that tooth that has been giving you problems. If you don’t, he may miss […]

Ask the Car Expert – Ralph Garnett

Ask the Car Expert – Ralph Garnett June is upon us and most of us are planning Holidays. A major trip or just  few days away. The last thing you want is to have your plans dashed by vehicle troubles. How about some peace of mind? A thorough inspection is the best way to prevent […]

Ask the Car Expert – Ralph Garnett

Ask the Car Expert – Ralph Garnett The calendar has told us it’s been spring for a couple of weeks, but the thermometer is finally confirming that. A couple of things to keep in mind for spring maintenance on all vehicles: It’s time for summer or all season tires. 2. Engine cooling and A/C systems […]

Ask the Car Expert – Ralph Garnett

Ask the Car Expert – Ralph Garnett We have some choices, professional detailing will get the job done, always check the work. A Saturday @ the car wash, and some effort in the drive way will also do the trick.pring has always been my favorite time of year. It signals the time to put a […]

Ask the Car Expert – Ralph Garnett

Ask the Car Expert – Ralph Garnett I’m sure we have all seen an episode of the home improvement shows on TV. Problems after purchasing without an inspection. Your vehicle, even a used one, is likely the 2nd most expensive purchase you will make.  You owe it to yourself to understand you rights & responsibilities […]