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Protecting your cars finish in the winter


With the brutality of last winter still fresh in our minds, it comes at no surprise that winter is the most damaging season for your car. During the cold winter months, your cars finish is constantly exposed to the harsh elements, including rain, sleet, snow and salt. And while modern paint systems are much better able to withstand environmental stresses and the damaging effects of road salt, there are still a few things you can do to help protect your paint during the winter months.

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The Wonders of Winter Driving

Drivers get ready – it’s just about that time of year again. 

One centimeter of snow hits the ground and roads across the GTA turn into  bumper cars.

There seems to be this strange phenomenon that occurs each year where mass chaos and absurdity ensues as soon as the white stuff starts to hit the ground. Every time this happens, it seems as if the majority of drivers have to relearn how to drive on it; as if they’ve never seen it before. It’s like they’ve lived under cactus trees in the dessert for their entire life.

Regardless of the fact that as Canadians we spend a good chunk of our year in winter climates, it seems many of us forget how to drive once that first snowfall hits.

Last year the OPP reported that collisions were being called in at a rate of one per minute during the first snowfall. So before the winter decides to bless us with the first blast of the year, consider this a preview of some of the things you will most likely witness this winter – and want to avoid.

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