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Full Service Auto and Truck Facility for all Makes and Models
where the Customer is #1
Bramer Automotive Centre - where the customer is #1

"A trusted name in Winnipeg for over 35 years"

WELCOME

SERVICES

DEALER & FLEET WORK

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MAINTAIN YOUR CAR


KEEP YOUR CAR HEALTHY

  • Replace windshield wipers every Spring. They wear out after months of clearing snow, slush and the grime of winter driving.
  • Make sure the radiator and cowl are dirt-free.
  • Inspect belts and hoses every year. They take a lot of abuse from slush, salt and gravel roads.
  • Make sure your brakes aren't corroding from wet winter driving.
  • Correct tire pressure leads to better fuel economy and tire life. Check them regularly.
  • Follow your regular maintenance schedule. If you don't have one available, check with us. We will keep up to date records of all service done in our shop.


GETTING READY FOR WINTER

Don't be caught unprepared for the first blast of winter weather. Before the snow flies consider bringing your car in for a tune-up and inspection to prevent problems.

The brakes must be faultless and equalized so there is no pulling to one side, which may cause skidding. If it hasn't been done in a while, have your cooling system flushed out with a good chemical cleaner and put in fresh antifreeze. Check containers, belts, hoses, the pressure caps and thermostat. Cold weather is hard on batteries. If your battery is several years old, have it checked. Make sure your battery connections are clean and tight.

A diagnostic check-up of the engine can be a good pre-winter investment. If you're due for a tune-up, have it done before winter sets in. Faulty wiring, worn spark plugs, a sticking choke or emission control devices that need attention, can all lead to hard starting. Check the muffler and tailpipe system for carbon monoxide leaks, which can be especially dangerous during cold weather driving when the windows are closed.

Make sure there is plenty of gas in your tank at all times. A full tank minimizes condensation, which may cause gas line freezing. Add gasoline antifreeze occasionally if your car is not EFI (electronic fuel injection).

Have the wipers check to make sure they clear the windows properly. Install winter wiper blades and use cold weather wash fluid. Ensure your windshield can give you clear vision of the road and traffic around you. Dirty oil can give you trouble in the winter, so change the oil and filter. Check the other filters, including the fuel, air and transmission filters.

Put an extra key in your pocket or wallet or buy a magnetic key holder to attach one on your vehicle so you do not get locked out during a winter emergency.


WINTER SAFETY FOR YOUR CAR

Living in Manitoba, you should consider winter safety kits for your vehicle. If you don't have a kit you should get one and if you do have one you should inspect it to make sure it is up to date.

The safety kit in your vehicle should include

  • an ice scraper and snow brush

  • flashlight with extra batteries

  • empty coffee can with candles & matches (for warmth)

  • sleeping bag or blankets (for warmth)

  • reflective emergency blinker, light and/or road flares

  • bright tie that can be attached to an antenna

  • small shovel

  • extra clothes such as mittens, socks and a warm hat, and heavy winter boots

  • bag of sand, cat litter or traction mats (in case you get stuck)

  • tow rope or cables

  • pair of jumper cables

  • basic first aid kit

  • small tools (including a screwdriver, pair of pliers, hammer, wrenches and pocket knife)

  • non-perishable food (such as cereal bars or a jar of peanut butter and crackers)

  • tire chains

  • non-electric can opener

  • roll of paper towels

  • maps

  • something to read

  • and of course, if you have a cell phone, it is the most important tool you can have

If you are caught in a blizzard, stay in your car, run your engine sparingly and make sure that the tail pipe stays clear and unblocked. Don't panic!

Take care while driving on the road and drive according to the conditions of the road. Getting to your destination a few minutes later is better than not at all. Better yet, leave a few minutes earlier...You cannot drive in the winter the same way you drive in the summer.

 

 

WELCOME

SERVICES

DEALER & FLEET WORK

EXPORT SERVICES  

MAINTAIN YOUR CAR

 

1765 Sargent Ave
Winnipeg, MB
R3H 0C6


Phone:
204-269-CARS (2277)
             
         
Fax:
204-775-3771


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BRAMER AUTOMOTIVE CENTRE
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