July 15th - 2010



I wanted to personally welcome you to Kelly’s Garage. Kelly’s Garage was just launched this month. So if you haven’t checked it out make sure you go to www.activegreenross.com and click on the link. If you click on the date of the clinic you attended you can see some of the photos I took during the evening. Please feel free to send me an email or ask a question. As the site grows I will list some of the previous questions that have been asked as well. There are also some 1 minute videos about car care and lots of service tips. Dates for future car care clinics will also be added as they are booked. So take a few minutes and browse around.




This month’s topic:

Summer Road Trip:

Are you and the family getting ready to take a family vacation and are driving? Getting ready for a big road trip can be stressful. You don’t want to forget the kids, the dog and the luggage. You’ve made a list so you have all of the necessary items to make it a fun vacation.

The one thing many people forget is to do a quick prep of the vehicle that will be transporting them to the destination. Can you imagine how awful it would be to be part way into a drive and get a flat tire or worse, broke down on the side of the road. You don’t know the area and everyone is tired or hot or both!

Here are a few tips to help ensure a successful trip.

  • The first is to check your tire pressure. When was the last time you did this? If you are loading up your vehicle, check to see if it has tire pressure for a fully loaded vehicle. A general rule of thumb is 10% more than is listed on the tire placard.
  • Check your lighting system. I see countless cars driving with burned out brake lights or headlights.
  • Check or change your oil depending on how many kilometres you are at.
  • Prepare an emergency road side kit with items you may need. Things like extra water, band aids, sun screen, tire pressure gauge, call police sign
  • Make sure all of your paper work is in order for your vehicle just in case you get pulled over by officer John…………

These tips are assuming you have being doing preventive maintenance on your vehicle all along. If you haven’t been giving your vehicle very much TLC (tender loving care) you may want to take it into your local Active Green and Ross to have it checked it. Safe travels!

Take care of your car and it will take care of you!



Did you know………..you are supposed to change your wiper blades every six months. The cold temperatures make the rubber brittle and the hot temperatures make the rubber dry. If you can’t see out your windshield then that’s a problem!


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