My Aunt teaches me to change a tire

This situation came up for me Saturday 27th of May. My aunt got into her parking lot and realized her car tire was flat. Why was this tire flat? She drove over a nail somehow. 

How to change a tire? 

  1. Find a safe flat location, thankfully we were in my aunt’s garage
  2. Turn on your hazard lights 
  3. Apply parking brake 
  4. Apply wheel wedges 
  5. Remove wheel hub cap and wheel covers. 
  6. Loosen the lug nuts, Lefty loosey! 
  7. Place jack under the vehicle, in our case, it was a Toyota 
  8. Unscrew lug nuts 
  9. remove the flat tire 
  10. Mount on the spare tire with lug nut bolts 
  11. Tighten the lug nuts
  12. Lower the vehicle and tighten again 
  13. Lower the vehicle completely
  14. Replace hubcap 
  15. Store all of your equipment 
  16. Check pressure in your tire 
  17. Take flat tire to Dignity auto repairs! 

For your flat tire needs go to Dignity Repairs. 

 

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Hours of operation:

Monday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Friday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday: 7:00am – 7:00pm

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Summer time automotive maintenance tips

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Hey Toronto, it is Ashton Deroy again writing for the Dignity Repairs blog. If you haven’t already, you need to be asking yourself. What should I look at in my transportation as we begin to turn from winter to spring and summer. 

Well here is some things you might be over looking: 

  1. Tire pressure changes – A warn down or misaligned tire can be extremely dangerous. To check your tire pressure use what is referred to as a penny trick on your tires. Heavily worn tread can cause dangerous driving condition. If you can see any part of the picture of the penny.You should replace your tires. 
  2. Change your oil – Every 7,500 miles your oil needs to be changed. Usually this time comes around the time of the change in seasons. 
  3. Check fluid levels – If the car happens to be your summer car and it has been in storage all winter. You should check transmission, power steering and differential. 

 

Thank you for reading the Dignity Repairs blog. For all your change of season automotive needs go to Dignity Repairs in Toronto Ontario. 

For all your auto repair needs go to 626 Dundas street west Toronto, on

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Hours of operation:

Monday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Friday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday: 7:00am – 7:00pm

Happy Holidays! From our garage to you.

Tasha says “Happy Holidays from us at Dignity Auto! This is the only auto shop open on Christmas we never close so we can serve you better! Need a Uhaul no problem, Flat Tire, Battery wont start? No problem. we are open and here let us know what you need and we will make it happen.”

Ashton Deroy says “Remember these important tips for running your vehicle in the winter.”

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  1. If your car needs regular service get it done now. You do not want to break down on the 401 in below minus 10 weather on your way to your relative’s place. 
  2. Drive slowly when possible to navigate in difficult weather. 
  3. Check Brakes and adjust to ensure equal braking. 

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Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

Drive Safe!

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For all your auto repair needs go to 626 Dundas street west Toronto, on

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Hours of operation:

Monday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Friday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday: 7:00am – 7:00pm

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Brake Issues

Here are two pictures that will show you the difference between good brakes and bad. When a mechanic says your brake are seized this is what he means. The caliper on the brake that pulls your brake pad onto your rotor and when its rusted out like this it doesnt slide properly and that can cause many issues with your brakes. Here is a pictures of what a good one looks like on the left and what a bad one looks like on the right. your pinion has to be heated up to be able to release some rust for it to come out and that in its self could cause damage. thumbnail_image1

Have you got a little to close to a poll or another car before? We can help you get those unwanted discolored marks off your car!

Featuring a White VW that we had buffed out today!       Call or E-mail to book your car in today!!

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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