Gan Chev Supports The Smith Falls Bears: Good Deeds Cup

Help us support The Smith Falls Peewee Bears in their race to win the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup!

Each year PeeWee minor hockey teams across Canada can compete for the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup and have a chance to win up to $5,000.00 for a charity of their choice! This year our friends in Smith Falls have made it to the Semi Finals. Just ten teams have been chosen to compete in the Semi Finals for the chance to win! The Smith Falls Bears are supporting the Smith Falls Salvation Army and you can help them win!

Simply click on the YouTube link and watch their 60 second video submission. Each view counts as a vote! Lets help support our community neighbours in this good deed challenge!

Is Your Vehicle Winter Ready?

Most drivers think that having snow tires installed on their vehicle makes them road ready for winter. But did you know that there are other factors to consider when driving snow covered icy roads? Our team of certified service experts at Gananoque Chev can perform a multi-point vehicle inspection in just 45 minutes to help keep you safe on the roads this winter. Whether you are driving to work, school or maybe a Kingston Frontenac’s hockey game, we want you and your vehicle to be safe on the roads.

Maintenance at Gan Chev

A multi-point vehicle inspection can determine everything from the condition of your wiper blades to brakes. During rain and snow, your wiper blades are essential to visibility while on the road. Our technicians will check the condition of your wiper blades to ensure they will work well when you need them.

Wiper Blade Inspection

They will also inspect your windshield to check for minor cracks and chips. Catching a small crack or chip early on can prevent further damage down the road. Battery condition is another essential component of winter driving. No one wants to be stuck with a dead car battery on a cold winter day! A simple battery test can determine the health of your car battery.

Vehicle InspectionWhile under the hood our technicians can also check your battery cables and connections to ensure that everything is in working order. Having your vehicle properly maintained and inspected is your first step to ensuring you are safe on the road.

 

Our multi-point vehicle inspection is only $59.95 and includes a tire rotation. At Gan Chev, we recommend the multi-point vehicle inspection on your vehicle during every oil change to ensure everything is in working order while you are on the roads. Call Kate or Jean at 613-382-8500 before February 28th, 2018 and book an appointment for your multi-point vehicle inspection and receive 10% off! All you have to do is mention this blog post to receive your 10% discount.

 

From everyone at Gan Chev, we hope you stay safe on the roads this winter and all year long.

Get a Grip: Buy Winter Tires for Added Safety

buy winter tires

Why should you consider winter tires? There are several reasons drivers opt for winter tires every year, all of which have to do with handling and safety. While it may seem like a hassle to change out your tires on an annual basis, there are serious benefits to having winter tires that every driver should consider before hitting the road.

One of the best reasons to buy winter tires is for their thick tread. Winter tires are made to give you grip on slippery surfaces like ice and snow and can also increase stopping power. Plus, the tread on winter tires is designed with special grooves to divert water and prevent hydroplaning—one of the many dangers on the road this winter.

Another reason to buy winter tires is that they are made with a special rubber. Rubber materials tend to become hard and inflexible in cold weather, but winter tires are built to resist especially cold climates. That means you’ll get better handling and even get a reduced risk of blowouts or punctures.

Many areas in Canada offer incentives for having winter tires, such as insurance and financing discounts. For example, if you get insurance through a private company in Ontario, you may be entitled to a discount. Stop by Gananoque Buick GMC Cadillac to get winter tires today.

Winter Car Prep: Top 3 Things to Do Before Fall Ends

Now that fall is here, it’s important to start thinking about winter car prep. While most drivers might be tempted to wait for the weather to get cold, it’s necessary to start your preparations while the weather is still holding up. At Gananoque Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac, we’ve provided a list of tips on winter prep to keep you ready for the snow and ice.

winter tires for canadian snowy winter

According to Wheels, one of the best investments you can make as a Canadian is in winter tires. These tires have a softer rubber compound that allows them to get a better grip in freezing temperatures or on icy pavement. They also have special channels to divert water and deep tread for traction.

car battery service testing

Next, have your battery tested by a professional. The winter can be especially hard on electronic systems, so it’s important to make sure you’re getting a good charge. If your battery is older than five years, you should consider replacing it (even if it’s still getting a decent charge). Without a battery, you could get stranded.

vehicle emergency preparation kit

Finally, pack an emergency kit. You never know if your car will break down, so pack supplies like a first aid kit, flares, a blanket, candles, matches, water, and a folding shovel. It’s also a good idea to check the air in your spare tire to ensure it’s still inflated. These are just a few of the things you can do to prepare for the cold weather.

Things to Do: Gananoque Fall Activities

There are several Gananoque fall activities to explorer in the upcoming months. With a new Chevy, Buick, GMC, or Cadillac, it’ll be easier than ever to explore you community. You can take a helicopter tour, a boat trip, or see the local brewing company. Regardless of your preferences, you’re bound to find something you enjoy this fall in Gananoque.

helicopter tour of 1000 isles canada

According to Visit 1000 Islands, one of the most memorable ways to experience the 1000 Islands is to see it from above. There are numerous locations where you can take a planned tour or custom charter along the region, and you van even get a high-definition video of your trip. With the changing leaves, the tour is bound to be unforgettable.

1000 isles boat tour canada

For those who are afraid of heights, you can tour the islands on a short cruise. There are themed cruises for people who are interested in specific excursions, but each boat tour comes with food services and special events. You can get up close and personal on these boat tours, seeing the vibrant colours and still waters along the 1000 Islands region.

brewery brewing company

Finally, visit the Gananoque Brewing Company. Housed in the Bell Tower mall—a historic building constructed in 1860—the Brewing Company has a special tour of the facilities, a tasting flight, samples, and more. Just be sure to get a designated driver if you plan on drinking.

The helicopter tours, boat rides, and the brewing company are three of the top things to do in Gananoque this fall.

Gananoque June Events: Things to Do in the Area

There’s tons to do in Gananoque this June. Whether you’d like to learn more about the history of the area or you simply want to help your community, there’s something for everyone. That’s why we here at Gananoque Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac have written a post on Gananoque June events to help you find something to do this summer.

According to the city website, the Gananoque Blood Donor Clinic will be held on June 23 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. For those looking to support the community blood donor clinic, there’s no better time than now. Up to one donation can save up to three lives. If it’s your first time, you’re highly encouraged to take an online eligibility quiz.  You can make appointments to donate online at blood.ca.

On June 24 from 9:30am to 12:00pm there will be a Cleaning Up Gananoque Trails Day event. This is perfect for anyone who bikes, hikes, or simply loves the outdoors. You can meet at the Gananoque Visitors Centre near Susie Push in order to clean up trails and trail sections. Bring a partner and help make the world a little greener.

Finally, check out the Opera da Camera on June 30. Held at the Royal Theatre from 7:30 to 9:30pm, this show is an original work titled “Departures and Arrivals: A Journey to Canada.” Centering on those displaced from their homes or those who moved, this is a how like never before.

Make your plans now. Whether you’re donating blood, cleaning trails, or going to the Opera da Camera, there’s always something to do in Gananoque.