Winter Driving Tips

Even though we live in a country when winter comes every year, like it or not, the first real snow makes many drivers forget basic driving safety. As a helpful refresher service, here are a few winter driving tips. Slow down when traction is reduced. While this might seem obvious, many drivers seem to disregard snow and ice on the roads, at least until that first skid serves as a wake-up call. Make sure all of your windows, not just the … [Read more...]

Roadside Assistance Plans

When your car is broken down at the side of the road is not the time to decide on Roadside Assistance. Now, is the time! Changing technology has made it very difficult for the average driver to perform quick fixes on the side of the road and, as such, enrollment in Roadside Assistance plans has dramatically increased. There are many plan options to choose from; many of them include incentive add-ons such as discounts for purchases, travel … [Read more...]

Tires-All Season or Every Season

Choosing tires for your vehicle can be a daunting task.  Gone are the days when car owners in Canada always had two sets of tires and, much like adjusting your clocks twice a year, switching your tires for the season took place at the same time every year. With the introduction of All Season tires car owners were given the option of no seasonal tire changes. This can be very convenient however the effectiveness of All Season tires is dependent … [Read more...]

No appointment necessary for our estimates

Here at Newmarket Auto Body we understand that if you've been involved in an automobile accident the last thing you want to do is wait to get into a repair shop just so they can tell you how much the repairs will cost. In our opinion, having to book an appointment for an estimate adds undue time, worry and possible hardship to the car’s owner and that’s the last thing we want to do. That's why we invite anyone to bring their vehicle into our … [Read more...]

How to care for your new paint job

A fresh paint job on a car provides an older vehicle with new life – bringing it back to its former glory. But what can you do to keep that fresh paint looking like new? Here are a few helpful hints for caring for your new paint job While the paint is still fresh, a period that lasts 60 days, avoid parking the freshly painted vehicle anywhere where substances such as tree sap can drop on it. This is often unavoidable so any sap, bird droppings … [Read more...]

Keeping your car secure

When it comes to preventing your car from being stolen, there are two things you need to remember: time and effort. If you can increase the amount of time or effort it takes to steal your car, the less likely it is that it will be stolen. There are a number of simple steps that you can take and the first is using a little common sense. Your car comes with a few security features and if you use these you’ll be well on your way to preventing … [Read more...]

Preparing your car for a road trip

Before you head out on a road trip, it’s important to prepare your car or you could quickly see the end of that vacation. A breakdown can cost a lot in repair bills, towing charges and possible additional lodging and expenses, messing up your plans and travel time. Make sure your vehicle is ready for the road with some standard preventative maintenance to save trouble, frustration and money. Fluids, belts and hoses: Check all fluid levels … [Read more...]

Body shop terms explained

Body shop terms are an entirely different language for people not familiar with them. They can be confusing to understand for customers trying to figure out what they mean on their insurance details, and even more so in the case of an accident when they need to understand what’s happening with their car. That's why we’re happy to provide definitions for some of the most used and most misunderstood terms thrown around at body shops. OEM: Stands … [Read more...]

Environmentally-friendly automotive paint

Over the years there have been many changes in the manufacturing of automotive paints. However, all of the paints remained chemical-based, formulas that were harmful to the environment, and paint shop employees who had to use the stuff. Of course, times have changed and fortunately concern for both the environment and the safety of paint shop employees has encouraged the manufacturing of waterborne paints. Solvent-borne paints and bases, which … [Read more...]

What to look for in a mechanic

If you’ve ever had to look for a good mechanic, you’ll know how difficult it can be, especially one you can truly trust. However, finding that good, trustworthy mechanic can make a huge difference when it comes to expensive repairs. It goes without saying that a personal recommendation from someone you know and trust is the best way to find a good mechanic, but if you don’t have that, you should consider the following when making your … [Read more...]