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Your Tires May Be Telling You to Replace Them

Your tires are one of the most important components on a safe vehicle. When your tires have plenty of tread and proper pressure, they can stop quickly on almost any road surface. If your tires are bald or almost bald, it is a sure sign that they need to be replaced.

If you notice that your tires are warm or hot to the touch, it could be yet another sign that they should be replaced. Excess heat signals that the tire does not have a lot of tread or that there is a lack of air flowing through and around…

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Know Your Vehicle's Timing Belt And What It Does

As a car owner, you will discover over time the many components and parts that allow your vehicle to run properly. Some of these should be prioritized higher due to their function and cost of repair if they actually fail. Your vehicle's timing belt is such a part and should be examined and serviced regularly.

The timing belt in your vehicle is a critical component. Its job is to synchronize the camshaft and crankshaft so that they turn and work together which actually enables the engine to function. If the belt should fail, then your vehicle would stop.

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What You Need to Know in Order to Tow

Towing puts stress on any vehicle. To tow properly, there are certain key stats every Wetaskiwin driver needs to know about their ride. The right equipment also factors into the equation. With everything done properly, you can enjoy safe travel and protect your truck or SUV.

For starters, match the weight of the trailer to the tow ratings in your vehicle manual. Next, make sure to factor in the tongue weight. That's the pressure on the hitch when the two vehicles are in tandem. After that, it's a matter of hooking up...

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Emergency Roadside: What You Need To Know Now


There are some basic roadside emergency items all vehicles should have, and you will want to learn how to use some of them beforehand.

Jumper cables can save a stranded car. Be sure to understand how to jump a car. If done incorrectly, it will cause severe damage to the vehicle. Once you do get the car jumped, it is necessary to drive it around for about 20 minutes. Driving it charges the battery back up.

Flares and reflective devices are for your safety and the safety of other drivers. At night or on blind corners flares and reflective devices…
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Does using the wrong type of engine oil spoil the performance of your vehicle?

If you drive a performance vehicle, you know that each individual part of your motor must perform efficiently to deliver the best driving experience. That said, they cannot do this on their own. They require support from many backup systems, including your engine oil itself.

In order to form critical seals in your cylinders and provide adequate lubrication, your oil must maintain its viscosity while under pressure and high temperatures. Viscosity is the way your oil behaves when exposed to these conditions. High viscosity oils hold...

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What Does Your Vehicle's Alternator Do?


You rely on your vehicle to get you to work and gets your kids to school and for a variety of other reasons. So when it fails on you, it is important to know the basics so you can communicate issues to a qualified service technician such as a faulty alternator.

​That is why we here at Adams Chevrolet Buick GMC in Wetaskiwin and Ponoka want to give you the basics. The alternator in your vehicle charges your battery while the car is running. If the alternator fails, you will quickly see that your battery will die and your car…
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Are You Doing Repairs? Use Genuine Chevy, Buick, and GMC Parts!

There are few things that bring a bigger feeling of satisfaction in Wetaskiwin and Ponoka as successfully completing maintenance or a repair on your vehicle. So when you get ready to do the work on your Chevy, Buick, or GMC, makes sure your repair is worthwhile. How? By using genuine Chevy, Buick, and GMC parts.

Why should you use genuine parts instead of aftermarkets? It all comes down to quality. See, aftermarket parts are cheap for a reason and it's because they're often not made with high quality material. But genuine parts are factory grade and built specifically…

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The Interior Design of the 2018 Chevy Equinox is Inspired By Real Life

The longer you drive, inevitably it's going to happen: you're eating or drinking in the car, and you spill. After you get it cleaned up, you're often still left with the marks of the tragic coffee tip or ketchup drip. That's what Chevy wants to fix for Wetaskiwin and Ponoka drivers. The interior design of the 2018 Chevy Equinox is inspired by real life.

The designers of this years' Equinox got their inspiration by following real people on social media, and learning about what they need in a vehicle for their everyday lives.

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Why Should You Consider a Certified Pre-Owned Chevy, Buick, or GMC?

The biggest concern for used vehicle shoppers is that affordability will be the trade-off, replacing quality and protection. Let Adams Chevrolet Buick GMC calm your fears, because you can drive a reliable vehicle backed with a warranty at an affordable price in Wetaskiwin and Ponoka. How? With a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Chevy, Buick, or GMC!

Why should you consider buying a CPO vehicle? First of all, every CPO model has passed a rigorous 150+ point inspection. This is to make sure that we're selling you a reliable and quality vehicle.

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The 2018 Chevy Equinox Leads the Way in Fuel Efficiency

Good news for those in Wetaskiwin and Ponoka who want to leave the gas station behind. The 2018 Chevy Equinox leads the way in fuel efficiency. Beating out every other model in its segment, the new Equinox has received a 6.0 L/100km fuel efficiency rating. Go ahead and drive further than ever in this spacious and quiet SUV.

How does the Equinox achieve its stunning 6.0 L/100km rating? It's all thanks to the 1.6-litre Turbo-Diesel Engine. In front wheel drive, you'll be able to cruise up to 928 kilometers on a single fill…

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