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.

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.