Cleaning the air in your vehicle

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Written by Ashton Deroy:

Air quality in your vehicle has been linked to cancer, driver distraction and pulmonary issues. This blog has three pieces of advice to manage the air quality in your vehicle to ensure your driver safety. This blog is really about managing the environment in your car which will also ensure a healthy driver. This can also help to ensure vehicle function long term?

  1. Use a cheap foam brush to dust between the A.C. vents – This ensures you do not have vents breathing out dust in to your vehicle.
  2. Vacuum up the dust as you brush it off – Do not just leave it sitting in the car. Make sure you clean it up and get it out of your car.
  3. Clean all the knobs and buttons – This will help keep the function of the car up.
  4. Clean out all of the trans from the car, especially bottles – Leaving bottles in the car long term because the bottles release cancer causing toxins and are very bad for your physical health.
  5. Use a magic eraser to clean off the vinyl and leather – Well because ewww.
  6. get rid of animal hair from your upholstery with a spray bottle and scrub.

Need an internal car cleaning? Please contact us: Call Us Now, 416-977-1400

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4 important automotive tips for February.

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Ashton Deroy writes, Hey Toronto Readers,

This is Ashton Deroy back on the Dignity Repairs blog for February. Here are my four Winter Maintenance tips for February. I want to try and do a lot more blogging on this space this year.

Wiper Blades – You need your vision on these icy roads. Being blind by slush is bad for you and the other drivers around you. If your wiper blades are not effective we can switch them out for you and ensure your vision is not compromised on the road. Again driving in Toronto is dangerous enough without compromising your vision.

Fix your brakes – Yes there is a lot of salt on the roads now in Toronto. However if you are on a low maintained road when you least expect it your brakes can stop working. Avoid this issue at all costs. Ask about getting your brakes checked at Dignity Service garage.

Check your battery – Being stranded in the winter time in this cold weather is a nightmare. Make sure you go to our automotive garage and have your battery checked. To make sure you are not stranded with somewhere to be in the winter time. This can save you trouble on a cold night.

Alignment – Uneven tire wear can leave your car with a bad alignment. Have your tires checked to ensure a smooth drive.

 

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Create Your Own Detailing service

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So I am single handed trying to make the car industry somewhat change in more of a customer-friendly way. So customers have more control on when they can get their cars worked on or detailed whatever that customer needs. In this process, i have come up with the create your own detail.

Sounds crazy, I can hear it now ” how do you create a detail”. Well, this is how. You circle the type of car you have that has a base rate for the start of a car wash. Example if you have a Honda Civic sedan 4 door you circle the 4DR $20 and then follow down to the next part and that is options for the outside. Sounds again a little weird because how many options could there be? Well, there are a few, we do everything from cleaning rims to different types of waxes to engine cleans and underbody washes. After Selecting the outside of your head to the inside selecting having your windows done to shine just an inside cleaning and vacuum. Now the options are yours you don’t have to get the whole package just what you want doing.

Doesn’t that sound like something you should try?! I think so!!

Give us a call at 416-977-1400 or email me at Ashtonderoy@gmail.com and book in your appointment! You can also text us at 289-552-3774

What are the most popular vehicles in Canada?

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Hey Toronto, here at Dignity repairs we were wondering what were the most popular cars in Canada. So we put out passwords in and started loading up the Google… Here is what we discovered. The most popular vehicles in Canada are: 

  • Honda Civic – AKA good old dependable. The most popular reason for getting a Honda is because this care can be depended on from Toronto, to Brighton. The Honda is a dependable car. Its other benefits include, fuel economy, the gear shift and great handling ability. This vehicle appeals to a wide demographic of Canadians. 
  • Hyundai Elantra – Inexpensive, Good handling and a top safety rating. This is truly the appealing vehicle for families and young professionals. 
  • Toyota Corolla – Sleek, sophisticated and fun to drive. This is truly the car of the intellectual driver in Canada. 

At Dignity Repairs we service all these makes and models and even more.

Go to 626 Dundas Street in Toronto for help with all your automotive needs.

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5 things you should check everyday on your vehicle

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A Regular service schedule on your vehicle can keep you running smoothly. Forgetting can be the difference in a few hard days. In maintaining your vehicle here are 5 things Dignity Repairs recommends you check frequently on your vehicle. For more information on checking these things or maintenance help please check out are Google Maps location below.

So here are 5 things to check frequently on your vehicle:

  1. Indicator lights

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2. Front and back vehicle lights

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3. Tire inflation

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4. Wind-shield Washer fluid.

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5.Engine Oil level

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Beware of mobile fueling trend

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San Francisco is starting to have a trend of illegal fuel distribution businesses starting to come out. What is happening is the illegal companies are buying large amounts of fuel at low costs, waiting for the prices to rise. Then selling the fuel at the prior low cost not available at any of the major gas retailers. This is of course the response anytime people believe they are being over charged for something.

However according to the fire laws in Ontario and San Francisco this trend is dangerous and illegal. Mobile fuel up places need to be shut down before the gain momentum as in selling fuel illegally they are not taking the proper protocols for safe fuel transfer.

If you know of any mobile fuel businesses in Toronto you are urged to contact the police department at:  416-808-2222 to report them

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How to rotate tires?

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Today someone on WordPress named Jerry27 asked, “How do we rotate tires?” Well today Dignity Repairs has an answer for you Jerry.

First off you need to know if you are rotating directional or non-directional tires. In this blog we will teach you how to rotate both types.

How to Rotate Non-directional Tires: The tread pattern on non-directional tires is done in such a way that the tire can be put on the wheel for any directional rotation. You can switch the side the tires are on when you rotate them.

For rotating non-directional tires, use the cross pattern.  For cars with rear-wheel drive, move the front tires to the opposite sides of the rear: left-front to right-rear and right-front to left-rear. The rear tires are moved straight forward.

How to rotate Directional tires: Directional tires have a one-way tread pattern that are used for the direction the tires rotate on the car. They are made to go either the left or right side. The grooves are angled for handling, and they also do a good job of keeping water out from under the tire on wet surfaces, reducing hydroplaning and improving wet traction.

Little arrows or triangles on the side-wall show the way the tire is supposed to turn.

To rotate directional tires, just use the front right tire for the back right tire, and the front left tire for the back left tire.

Steps to rotate tires

First engage parking brake:  Just for your safety.

Second Loosen the lug nuts on all your wheels: Do not take them off completely yet. Loosening when the car is lifted will make unscrewing them a bit easier.

Third Lift up one wheel with car jack and place jack stand underneath it

Fourth Remove the tires and rotate them to the appropriate pattern for your type 

Fifth Lower the car from the jack stands: Take the wrench and tighten the nuts even more. It’s best to work lug nuts diagonally from one to another. It should look like a star pattern. This ensures even tightening. Unbelievingly tightening the lug nuts can mess up the brake rotor.

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For any of these issues with rotating tires, come to Dignity Repairs in Toronto, conveniently located at 626 Dundas Street West, Dignity Auto Repair will be delighted to help make your vehicle look fabulous again. Contact us today for an appointment.

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