Ten Tips for Safer Winter Driving in Victoria BC

According to a recent ICBC survey, almost four in ten respondents feel less confident driving during winter. So, in keeping with our Winter Driving theme, here are ten tips to help avoid the dangers of winter driving, as outlined by www.CarCareCanada.ca: Check the coolant (antifreeze); coolant should be flushed and refilled every two years in… Read more »

How to De-fog your Windows

It’s that time of year again. All too quickly your problems have shifted from bringing the temperature down on hot summer days, to keeping the interior of your vehicle toasty during the winter… and dealing with that returning pest: foggy windows. First, it’s important to understand the cause of foggy windows. In the fall and… Read more »

Preparing for Winter

When the weather changes, it’s always a good idea to give your vehicle a little bit of extra TLC. During the Fall and Winter, you put more strain on your battery by increasing your use of lights, the heater, and the defroster. It’s a good idea to make sure that you’ve had your battery and… Read more »

A Quick Reminder to Take it Slow!

School is back in session, which means more than just carpooling and packing lunches. It’s also time to once again take heed of those School Zone traffic signs and slow down to ensure the safety of our kids. And just in case we forget, the Victoria Police will have extra officers on duty in school… Read more »

Gear up for Summer

Summer is just around the corner, marking the return of BBQs, beach days, and best of all… ROAD TRIPS! Is your ride ready for the long road? Here are our top five tips to gear up for a great summer: Change your oil and filters. Be sure to get your oil and filters changed at… Read more »

How Brakes Work

We get asked a lot of questions at Victoria Transmission and Auto Care. Since we do more than transmission repairs, many of the questions are about the other services we provide. Our last two blog posts were on different types of noises they make and what they mean along with why brakes fail. Today’s blog post will… Read more »

Brake Noise Diagnostic

We get asked a lot of questions about vehicles all the time. Many of those questions deal with brakes and the different types of noises they make. If you have squealing or squeaking brakes, read on and we’ll help you determine the brake noise as best we can. When it comes to your vehicles brakes,… Read more »

Why Brakes Fail

Without a doubt brakes are most important safety feature of your vehicle. You could be trying to stop quickly to avoid running through a red light. Or maybe a car ahead stopped abruptly. Regardless of the reason, you want to make sure you are able to stop to protect not only the passengers in your… Read more »

The Top 3 Car Related Mobile Apps

One of our staff members was just in Hawaii for a couple of weeks. When he mentioned the expensive gas prices that fluctuated from town to town, it reminded me of a great mobile application called Gas Buddy. We’ve already blogged about how you can improve your fuel economy, and now we’d like to share… Read more »

The Great Warranty Myth

So you’ve bought a new or used car from the manufacturer, and it comes with a really nice manufacturer’s warranty. That’s great, except now it means you must have all servicing done through the manufacturer or you’ll void the warranty, right?… Wrong! One of the most common myths in the auto repair industry today is… Read more »