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Are Winter Tires Worth the Investment?

At Precise Car Service we feel Winter Tires are worth the Investment. In fact read on and we’ll show you how they can save you money.

On a snowy road, a vehicle with winter tires has a 38 per cent less chance of being involved in a collision than a vehicle with all-season tires. The fact that the winter tire’s stopping distance is 38 per cent shorter than an all-season tire under the same conditions.

Temperature, ice and snow all have an ...

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8 Tips for Driving on Wet Roads

8 Tips for driving on wet roads to help you cope with the flash and frequent storms of late. 

1.) Check Tires: Make sure tires have enough tread depth and are properly inflated. Proper inflation and safe tread depth provide your vehicle better traction and manoeuvrability on the road. Tires with worn and shallow tread are much more likely to hydroplane on wet pavement, robbing your vehicles braking ability and steering control. Check the tread depth or come in and we will ...

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Summer Driving Safety Tips

We recommend our customers read this article from the Canada Safety Counsel on Summer Driving Safety Tips titled “Driving Tips for Summer Trips”.  We all have road-trips and vacations planned this summer and it is always good to remind yourself with tips to safe summer driving. We agree with the Canada Safety Counsel that the first tip for safe summer driving is to “Prepare Your Vehicle”.
Nothing can ruin a summer road trip like a breakdown or worse a failure ...
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Precise Accepting Outstanding Small Business Award

Gary Bernard from Precise Car Service, right, receives the Outstanding Small Business Achievement Award from presenter Glen Norton of the City of Hamilton’s economic development department. – Photo by Laura Lennie

Precise Car Service was in good company on May 17th when it was awarded the Outstanding Small Business Achievement Award by Glen Norton of the City of Hamilton’s economic development department.  Mohawk College also received the Legacy award and Marie Robbin was awarded the Citizen of the Year Award. Joshua ...
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Spring Tune Up

The snow is gone the temperature today is in the double digits (Celsius) and as I write this it is 20°. We are all thinking spring is here to stay which means its time for a spring tune up. As we start to spring clean our indoor environment and outdoors lives, now is also the time to be thinking about your vehicles spring tune up.

We just went through a cold, snowy, salty, grimy winter. Your vehicle has served you ...

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Outstanding Small Business Awarded Precise Car Service

Precise Car Service Awarded 2016 Outstanding Small Business Award by the Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce.

Precise Car Service has operated as an independent, owner operated car service garage in Stoney Creek for more than 30 years.  It has been wonderful to be in the same location and service many Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Grimsby and surrounding area customers that are still with us today after 30 years.

Being recognized by the Chamber of Commerce as Stoney Creeks’ 2016 Outstanding Small Business ...

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When Should I Change My Engine Oil?

When to change your engine’s oil is not an easy question to answer but here is some advice we offer all our customers. Firstly – the answer to this question used to be simpler but is more complicated with recent vehicles that include Intelligent Oil Life Monitors (IOLM). The ILOM is the system in your vehicle that monitors your driving and indicates when you should change your oil. This feature is one that most car and truck owners rely on ...

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December Car Service Tip

December is a busy month but also a good opportunity to have your car serviced during the holidays. Many people have vacation leading up to Christmas and also have time off between Christmas and New Year’s. This is a good time to have your car serviced for the winter or to take care of those car maintenance or repairs you have been putting off because you are too busy.

Precise Car Service is open between Christmas and New Year’s so why ...

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It’s Winter Snow Tire Time

Its that time of year again – Winter Snow Tire Time. This is the time of year that we all should be installing our winter tires.

If you have indicated that you install winter snow tires on your vehicle on your insurance the required date to have your winter tires installed is December 1st.  Most if not all insurance companies offer discounts if you have winter tires on your vehicle but there are many more reasons to make winter tires a ...

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Whats a good car for a teenager?

If you are looking for a car for your teenager it is recommended that you look for something safe, reliable and fuel efficient.

Everyone would agree with these three features but what does that mean and why?

Look for a mid size sedan. Sedans are larger and more stable than smaller cars and also offer good driving visibility. Some people think that bigger is better and think full size car or SUV. Drivers with less experience will appreciate the maneuverability of a ...

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