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Archive for the ‘Tips & Tricks’ Category

Why is My Vehicle Smoking?

Wednesday, July 7th, 2021
man checking under hood to figure out why his car is smoking two friends hidden by smoke

What is the meaning of the smoke coming out of my vehicle?   

Our vehicles are one of our largest and worthy investments. After purchasing your vehicle, you have to make sure that you stay up to date with maintenance and repairs so that you can enjoy it for many years. However, even if you think you are up to date on service, things can still go wrong sometimes. If you are seeing smoke coming from under your hood or out of your exhaust, you might be freaking out.

No need to panic, here at Stop 23 Auto Sales in Listowel, ON, we enjoy helping our customers know everything they need to know about their car. Today, we will be sharing what it means when you see smoke coming out of your vehicle. Keep reading to learn about what the color and smell of the smoke means.

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of leasing a new car and buying a used car?

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021
signpost with buying sign pointing left and leasing sign pointing right

Leasing A New Car vs Buying a Used Car

When you’re looking to buy your first car, you have many different options to consider. Should you buy new or used? What dealership should you shop at? Should you lease or buy? For many first-time buyers, they might not have the budget for a new car, so they look to leasing a new car or buying a used car. While there are advantages and disadvantages to leasing a new car or buying a used car, we want to show why buying used is the better option. Read on for our comparison before shopping for a used car from Stop 23 in Listowel, ON!

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What’s the Difference Between Body on Frame and Unibody Construction?

Wednesday, May 19th, 2021
frames of cars in automotive production factory

When shopping for a used vehicle, you might see that some of them are described as body on frame or unibody. Unless you’re an automotive expert or a big fan of everything related to vehicles, you most likely don’t know what this means. Body on frame and unibody are the different types of body construction. What is the difference between body on frame and unibody construction? Keep reading this blog to find out!

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Steps to Take to Transition Your Vehicle from Winter to Spring

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021
pink and yellow tulips laying down on top and bottom of screen

How Do I Get My Vehicle Ready for Spring?

As a dealership in Canada, we have shared plenty of tips on how to keep your car in top shape during winter. However, we also understand how important it is to properly transition your car from winter to spring. Now that we’re halfway through March, it’s a good time to start preparing. So, keep reading to learn how to get your vehicle ready for spring in Listowel, ON!

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What is the Difference Between Front-Wheel Drive and Rear-Wheel Drive?

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021
close up of car driving through thick snow

When shopping for a new or used vehicle, there are differences between each model that help you make your final decision. However, there might be some areas that you aren’t sure about the difference. Many people are confused about the differences and benefits of drivetrains, particularly front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive. What is front-wheel drive? What is rear-wheel drive? Which one is better? Join us today as we go over the difference between front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive. Read on to see which one is better for you.

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How Can I Safely Drive in Snow and Ice?

Monday, January 18th, 2021
interior of car looking out windshield driving in snow covered area

Living in Canada, we know that winter lasts for several months. Not only do we have to break out our hats and mittens, but we also need to deal with snow. While most of us have learned how to drive on the snow and ice covered roads, we thought we would share tips for the new drivers. If you’re a new driver or you need a refresher, check out our tips for driving safely in the snow and ice below!

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Tips for Navigating the Highway for the First Time

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
cars and semi trucks driving on split highway

Getting your driver’s or learner’s permit can be one of the most exciting things. You’re closer to being able to drive yourself places and see the fun of driving. However, there are some parts of driving for the first time that can be scary. One of these moments is driving on the highway. We understand that the highway can seem stressful, so we’re here to help. Below, we have listed some tips for navigating the highway for the first time. Check them out to help tackle this obstacle.

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What Are the Most Common Questions Asked by Car Owners?

Monday, November 9th, 2020
cartoon man and woman thinking

Although automobiles have been around for over 100 years, there are still many questions that we have about them and their parts. While there are some people who are big car fans and have more knowledge about automobiles, the average driver only knows the basic facts about cars. As a way to help both car experts and car novices, we’re here to answer the most common questions asked by car owners. Read on to find the answer to the questions you may have asked yourself.

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How Do I Keep the Interior of My Vehicle Clean?

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020
woman taking garbage out of her car

Tips for Keeping Your Vehicle Interior Clean

We spend a lot of time in our vehicles and that means they can get kind of messy. While you can clean it every week or so, sometimes you can get too busy and it can get extremely messy. Instead of having to clean frequently, you can take small steps to keep your car clean every day. In this post, we will be providing you with simple tips to help keep your vehicle interior clean. Read on to learn these tips.

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Vehicle Cleaning Tips for You and Your Furry Passengers

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
dog inside vehicle with head poking out of window

How Do I Keep My Car Clean if I Have Dogs?

When you’re going to the park or taking a road trip, it’s always great to bring along your favorite furry companion. Whether you have a dog with short hair or long hair, it can be difficult to clean up after them. Although it seems like you’re forever finding fur, we have some easy cleaning tips for you and your furry passenger. In this post, we will be teaching you how to keep your car clean if you have dogs. Keep reading for our simple tips.

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