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Are you Spring ready?
Posted March 2013


Now that the icy, snowy roads are more or less a thing of the past - treat your car right?

AW has the parts you need to get you where you need to go safe and sound this spring season. It's time to do away with those winter wiper blade and aggressive snow tires and time to step into something a little more comfortable.



Looking for a couple quick tips this spring season? That's what we are here for.

3 easy tips to get your vehicle ready for Spring travel:


Tires
If you are currently running snow wheels & tires, it is a good time to put the back into storage. Snow tires are made from softer compounds to help with traction, but that means they will wear out faster, especially in warm weather.

When temperatures drop, so does your tire pressure. Which is why we recommend that check your tire pressure monthly. So now that it is spring, make sure your tire is inflated correctly, again. The maximum inflation listed on the tire is not the correct tire pressure. Check your owner's manual or sticker on the driver's side door for the recommended tire pressure.

The benefit of having properly inflated tires is having better tire wear and potentially better fuel efficiency - don't you want to get the most out of your tires and each tank of gas? Bear the spring chill and take a moment to make sure.



Alignment

Winter has passed, time for long weekend drives again. If you find that your vehicle is veering a little to the left or right on those long drives, it's more than likely do to the pounding your vehicle takes from potholes throughout the winter and early in spring. This repeated  pounding that your suspension takes can alter the alignment of your vehicle. Stay safe and save your tires. If something feels a little off, fix it now to save some money.



Travel Preperation
Time to pack up the bags!!! We agree, but keep in mind that Spring brings with it it's own set of seasonal conditions. April showers bring May flowers they say - make sure you have great set of wiper blades on or available to take on the heavy rains on those road trips. 



Remember not to just check the tires on your wheels-check the spare tire to make sure it's inflated properly. You don't want to wait until you need it to find out if there's a problem.

Automotive Warehouse is hiring!
Posted February 2013


Automotive Warehouse is currently hiring for 2 part time positions. 

Looking for a workplace that is rewarding, challenging and fun. Automotive  Warehouse is currently hiring for 2 part time positions. 1 Cashier and 1 Automotive Accessories Sales Person. We are in search of 2 customer service professionals to join our team. Interested? Visit our Employment section for more details, info​ and how to apply.

The Perfect Gift!
Posted December 2012


AW gift certificates are available in any amount and can be used for both our replacement parts desk and our accessory showroom.

Looking for the perfect gift for the auto enthusiast in your life? Automotive Warehouse & AWMotorsport Gift Certificates are the perfect choice! Use it for replacement parts, wheels & tires, accessories, cleaning supplies and just about anything  else you can think of that your car could use.

AWMotorsports.ca is a "Go".
Posted December 2012


As you may or may not know. Automotive Warehouse is home to one of the best Performance & Accessory shops around. We have built a site to cater to those of you who bleed oil.



If it’s automotive accessories, wheels and tires your looking for, we do that also and we do it well. On site we have a 2000 sq ft showroom offering everything you need to personalize any vehicle. Air intakes, bug shields, exhausts, you name it we carry it.



Visit our new site to view in depth product features, categorized part selection, wheel & tire selection, employment opportunities and so much more!! Check it out and see what has made us an industry leader for so many years.

Winter is Coming!!
Posted November 2012


Sorry to be the bearer of bad news - but it's true. Will your vehicle get you home safe?

AW has the parts you need to get you where you need to go safe and sound this holiday season. Things to think about are winter wiper blades, batteries, tires, antifreeze, wiper fluid and snow brushes. We proudly carry all of these parts and more!



Don't get left in the cold! Swing by and prep ahead. We're here to help.

9 easy tips to get ready for winter driving:


Batteries
Make sure your battery has the strength to survive the winter by getting it tested before the snow and colder temperatures arrive. Canada's cold winters and hot summers take a toll on your battery and will greatly reduce its lifespan. Batteries in our climate tend to last between 3 and 5 years.



Liquids

Keep your windshield clean by switching to a winter-grade windshield washer fluid. Washer fluids designed for colder temperatures won't freeze in the fluid reservoir or on your windshield.

Did you know your vehicle's engine can overheat just as easily in the winter months as during the summer? Ask your technician to check the level and strength of your coolant.



Oil change
Consider switching to synthetic grade oil. While more costly than conventional oil, synthetic oils won't break down as quickly as conventional oils, and will allow your engine to turn over with greater ease in colder temperatures. Synthetic oils are also better at handling extreme temperature changes; as every Canadian knows, we can go from summer to winter in just a few hours. Synthetic oils also break down slower, so they protect your engine longer.



Block heater
Your block heater helps keep your engine warm so it starts better in cold temperatures. Make sure yours is working properly before the cold temperatures set in. Also, check that the cord doesn't have any tears or cracks. 



Tire pressure

When temperatures drop, so does your tire pressure. Check your tire pressure monthly; maintaining proper pressure helps prevent flats and optimizes fuel efficiency. Ensure your tire pressure is within factory specifications. The vehicles' owner's manual will have recommendations. The information can also be found on the door jam or glove box. 



Tire condition
Make sure you've got the traction you need to drive and stop on snowy or icy roads. Tires where the tread pattern is wearing thin may have problems handling winter road conditions and will make driving dangerous. Place a dime in the tire's grooves with the sails facing down. If you can see the top of the sails, it's time to replace your tires. 

Fuel
Cut down on the amount of condensation that forms in your fuel tank by keeping your tank at least half full. Condensation adds water to your tank, and can freeze in colder temperatures.



Belts and hoses

Ask your service technician to check for cracks, bulges or leaks and replace as necessary. You don't want something to snap or break due to colder temperatures when you're on the road. 



Wiper Blades

It is amazing what a difference a low cost item can make. We recommend always changing your wiper blades before winter or to at least have a spare in your trunk. Having old or worn out wiper blades can deem treturous when driving in storms or wet, salted roads. Winter wiper blades are extremely beneficial in the winter months as they have been built and engineered to battle the elements. 



 

Auto Body Parts Available!!
Posted September 2012


Don't let that minor fender bender break the bank.

Automotive Warehouse has expended it’s product line and now offers retail customers and all AW account holders competitive pricing and huge selection on a full line of new quality auto body parts and supplies. Specially geared towards the auto paint and body shop collision industry in Niagara. With over 10000 replacement parts and lighting to choose from, odds are, if there is an item you need to replace - we’ll have it for you. Parts are available for almost all makes and models.

We distribute an outstanding quality product at a low cost to ensure minimal repair costs.



Among just some of the auto body parts we carry:

Bumper Covers, Replacement Door Handles, Manual & Power Mirrors, Fenders, Hoods, Rocker Panels, Mounting Brackets, Quarter Panels, Bumper Brackets, Hoods, Trunks, Light Assemblies, Grilles, Radiators, and much, much more!

Buying Wholesale Made Simple!!
Posted September 2012


Don't let that minor fender bender break the bank.

For those who do not currently have a wholesale account with Automotive Warehouse:
Available “in store” is an information package containing info on our services, parts selection and more. There is also an application to open a wholesale account with our company which will give you pricing of up to 60% below retail costs and access to over 50,000 parts and accessories. Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to ask.



We are also happy to announce that Louie Boychuk has been promoted to Accounts Manager within AW. Should you like to speak with Louie regarding a new account or maybe just have a quick question - please do not hesitate to give him a call. For more information on Wholesale accounts, click here.