Car AC Repair: What You Need To Know

In the heat of the summer, the last thing you want to deal with is car AC repair. At Hansma Automotive, we recommend getting your vehicle checked early so you’re not left sweating it out when you need to remain cool. In this article, we’ll discuss what you need to know about car AC repair, including common problems and how to detect them, and what to do next. If you’re looking for car AC repair in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, contact Hansma Automotive - we will make sure your vehicle’s air conditioning system is functioning properly.

Posted on May 17, 2019 .

How To Winterize Your Car - Top 5 Resources

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Getting your car ready for winter can feel like a challenge if you just don’t know where to start! The cold can do a number on your car, but fortunately, there are many ways to help ‘winterize’ your vehicle. Check out the top 5 resources below to get you and your car prepared for the winter.

Five Great Resources To Help You Winterize Your Car

If you need some tips for getting your car ready for the cold, snowy months, see the following resources to ensure you (and your car) and prepared!

Note - these resource are not in any particular order, we think they are all great!

1. How To Winterize Your Car - CARFAX

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Screenshot of carfax.com

This guide from CARFAX offers 10 great tips on how to winterize your car before winter even begins! You can find out what areas to begin working on in the fall, such as deep cleaning your car before it gets too cold and giving your vehicle a tune up before you run into problems in the winter. Click here to view the guide!

 
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Screenshot of consumerreports.org

This guide from Consumer Reports offers 8 excellent tips for not only preparing your car for the winter, but tips for using your car efficiently in the winter. For example, it recommends starting up your vehicle and letting it warm up a bit before driving. Even though modern cars don’t need this warm up period, it’s still beneficial and can ensure your vehicle runs smoother during those extra cold days. Click here to check out the guide!

 
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Screenshot of familyhandyman.com

Family Handyman provides readers with 14 tips on getting your car ready for the winter, as well as precautions you should take in the winter (such as keeping winter tools in your car and packing a survival bag in the event you get stranded). Click here to view the guide!

 
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Screenshot from info.kaltire.com

This checklist by Kal Tire goes over all the essentials for getting your car winter ready. It is broken up into three sections: Tires, Fluid, Systems, & Hardware, and Emergency Supplies. With this checklist in mind, you won’t forget any of the major things you need to worry about before your car is ready to hit those snowy roads. Click here to view the checklist!

 

If you are a visual learner and would rather watch a video than read a checklist, this video guide is for you! This quick video by Howcast shows you some of the best ways to prep your car for winter, and even includes some unexpected ideas (such as keeping a bag of kitty litter in your trunk to help weigh your vehicle down!) Check out the video above to see all the great ideas for getting your car winter ready.

 

How To Winterize Your Car - An Infographic

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Live in the Kitchener-Waterloo area? Ready to get your car winter ready?

Posted on April 17, 2019 .

Explaining Changes to the Ontario Drive Clean Program

Did you know there are significant changes coming to the Ontario Drive Clean program that will affect all owners of passenger vehicles? Read on to learn more, and if your vehicle is in need of general maintenance to keep it functioning at a high level, trust the experts at Hansma Automotive - we perform efficient and high-quality service in order to keep your vehicle on the road and help keep our environment clean.

Posted on April 5, 2019 .

Spring Clean Your Car - Tips To Get Your Car Ready For Spring

Winter can be hard on your car - both inside and out. Salt build up on your mats and carpets, dirt and grime from those wet, muddy end-of-winter months, and general messiness that comes with the winter. Learn how to spring clean your car with these great tips, resources, and videos - including how to remove salt stains, how to deep clean your car, and even how to organize your vehicle. See how below!

Posted on March 28, 2019 .