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  • Unfortunately, not every driver on Canadian roads is as skilled and talented as they think they are which can lead to an extremely dangerous situation when factors such as stress, fatigue or poor weather conditions are introduced. Thankfully, there are plenty of easy ways to make improvements, regardless of how long you have been driving. The following simple tips are guaranteed to help.   Practice  Whether you struggle with reverse parking, are terrified of towing, or find driving at night more than a little nerve-wracking, find somewhere quiet and safe in your local area and practice until you’ve got it ...

  • If your beloved vehicle has gotten you through another winter unscathed there is no better way to reward it than by upgrading its protection this spring and there is no shortage of fast, easy and inexpensive ways to do so. Here we will look at a few of many simple things you can do to protect your vehicle this spring. Treat your leather right If your vehicle has leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel or any other interior leather elements, now is the time to give them some much needed TLC; otherwise, cracking, splitting and fading are sure to result ...

  • Spring is now with us once again, which means it is time to emerge from hibernation, dust off your maps, and start planning your next road trip. Best of all, there is no shortage of great destinations right here in Manitoba, so if you are considering heading off on an adventure this spring make sure that the following places are high up on your list. Riding Mountain National Park Located roughly 100km north of Brandon, Riding Mountain National Park is one of Canada’s most spectacular destinations. Home to moose, elk, black bears, bison, and lynx – as well as a ...

  • As we prepare to say goodbye to winter for another year and get ready for all that gorgeous weather ahead, it is important to take the time to give your beloved ride some much needed care and attention. If you want your car, truck or SUV to be ready to thrive all spring and summer long, make sure that the following vehicle maintenance essentials are on your to-do list this spring. Clean it The first thing you need to do is give your ride a thorough cleaning, both inside and out. Removing any mud, crud or salt from the exterior ...

  • If your family is searching for a new vehicle this year it is vital that you are keeping the right features in mind; after all, only a ride that can keep your entire mob safe and happy is worth the investment. Here we will look at a few family-friendly features you should consider prioritising. Easy access Getting your mob in and out of your vehicle can be an epic undertaking unto itself; however, a few savvy features can make the world of difference. For instance, side steps and/or running boards will make it easier for everyone from toddlers to grandparents ...

  • If you are in the market for a quality vehicle this year but are shopping on a limited budget, we’ve got some good news for you, because you can save a pretty penny just by taking a few simple steps. Here we will look at some of the many easy ways to save money on your next vehicle purchase. Trade in your old car If your current vehicle is still in decent shape, trading it in can drastically reduce the cost of upgrading to something new. Keep in mind that the biggest factors affecting the return you’ll get are how ...

  • Winter can be an unpredictable time on Canadian roads; therefore, it is vital that every driver is ready for anything. Keeping a winter emergency road kit on board can be the difference between staying safe and not and here we will look at the most important elements to consider when preparing your kit. Food Help can be slow to arrive during a winter storm; therefore, you will want to have your own supply of food and water with you. Non-perishable items are best, such as juice boxes and protein bars, and if you are packing anything canned be sure to ...

  • There is no better way to make the most of a Canadian winter than by hitting the road on an adventure; however, you need to be prepared. The following tips will ensure that any winter road trip you take is memorable for the right reasons. Get your vehicle checked In order to cope with those cold, wet and slippery conditions you’ll face throughout your trip your vehicle needs to be primed, ready and at its best, so have a professional mechanic make sure of it before you head off. If your battery is more than 3 years old have your ...

  • Winter is with us once again which means that Canadian roads are about to get a lot more treacherous; however, you can increase your chances of staying safe just by keeping a few common sense basics in mind. The following important tips will help. Prepare your vehicle Every element of your vehicle needs to be at its best for dealing with those challenging winter conditions ahead, so have your mechanic conduct a thorough inspection on it now. Your brakes, belts and battery are particularly important, as is the heater and defrost, and unless your wipers are straight and sturdy, replace ...

  • Nothing compares to the freedom and excitement that comes with getting your driver’s licence for the first time; however, knowing a few important basics before you hit the road can go a long way towards keeping you safe out there. Here we will look at three things that every new driver needs to know. How to change a tire If you don’t know how to do so already learn how to change a tire, as this way you won’t have to rely on others for help if you get a puncture or have a tire blow out far from home. ...

  • While the chances of getting involved in a collision on the roads may be slim, accidents can and do happen, and knowing what to do if one occurs can make a huge difference. The following simple tips will help ensure that an unfortunate incident or accident doesn’t turn into something a whole lot worse. Stay calm Being involved in a collision can be stressful but it is important that you try and stay calm; after all, getting angry, frustrated or upset will only make matters worse. There will be plenty of time for letting off steam later on, but for ...

  • Fall is one of Canada’s most spectacular times of year and it is also the perfect time to give your beloved ride some much needed care and attention. Here we will look at a few essential elements to include in your vehicle maintenance plans for this fall. Clean it If you are like most Canadians and believe that summer is a time for fun, not cleaning, now is the time to play catch up. Start by clearing any garbage from inside your vehicle, vacuum every inch, and be sure to remove and clean mats and liners as well. If your ...

  • Making the most of your golden years is a whole lot easier with a quality vehicle, but for your next ride to be all that you want and need it to be you need to know which features and qualities matter most. For best results, keep the following simple tips in mind. Easy access As you get older it is common for your strength and flexibility to slowly but surely decline; therefore, when choosing your next vehicle make sure that it is easy to get in and out of there. Vehicles with low floors and wide doors can make life ...

  • If you are tired of feeling guilty every time you drive and have been considering an eco-friendly upgrade this year, investing in a hybrid makes sense for a whole lot of reasons. Here we will look at eight of the many good reasons why your next ride should be a hybrid. Save money on fuel While your vehicle’s fuel economy rating will depend a lot on how and where you drive, hybrid vehicles require on average 20-35% less fuel than the equivalent gas-powered vehicle. Driving a hybrid can therefore mean saving hundreds of dollars at the pump each and every ...

  • Finding a great value vehicle can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars on the overall cost of ownership and Edmunds.com has made it easy to find those elusive gems thanks to their Retained Value Awards. Here we will take a look at who Edmunds.com is, what their annual awards are all about, as well as who took home those all-important accolades this year. Who is Edmunds.com? Edmunds.com (also known as Edmunds Inc.) is a widely respected online auto industry resource based in the United States. Their website includes a range of user-friendly tools to help people find, price ...

  • The 2016 International Engine of the Year awards have been announced and, as always, there were some impressive machines highlighted, from the small, quiet and super-efficient to the large, fast and ultra-powerful. Ferrari had plenty of tongues wagging at this year’s event by taking home four titles – including the overall International Engine of the Year – while a number of multi-year winners quietly extended their streaks in their own respective categories. The following is a brief look at what the International Engine of the Year awards are all about as well as a recap of what went on this ...

  • Some drivers spend so much time focused on the outside of their vehicle that they forget about the inside, which can mean their ride goes from looking fresh and new to old and worn rather quickly. You can save your vehicle from this all too common fate by being more proactive with its interior maintenance; the following are a few easy ways to get started.  Invest in mats or liners The floors in your vehicle will need to deal with all kinds of dirt, mud and mess, both from accidental spills as well as whatever you track inside on dirty ...

  •     Now that summer is finally upon us, you may find yourself looking for things to do either as a family, as a couple or by yourself! Here at Auto Gallery of Winnipeg we love Manitoba and have made a list of our favorite Manitoba day trips! We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!   Souris Swinging Bridge – Souris, MB 238 kilometers from Winnipeg Just over 200 kilometers from Winnipeg, a great day trip to include some Manitoba history! The bridge was originally built in 1904 as a convenience by Squire W.H. Sowden, and was ...

  • If you expect your ride to be problem-free every time you want or need it you’ve got to play your part as well, which starts with knowing a thing or two about how your vehicle runs and what it needs to thrive. While there is certainly no shortage of information available online these days you won’t find a single greater resource than your vehicle owner’s manual; here we will look at a few of the many gems it contains. Maintenance tips Taking care of some of your own vehicle maintenance yourself can save you a considerable sum over the course ...

  • If you expect your vehicle to be raring to go every time you want or need it you have to play your part, because without your help even the best vehicle can’t run smooth, won’t run clean and shouldn’t be relied upon for very long. While the following tips won’t make you a mechanic overnight they will have you well on track to becoming a far more knowledgeable driver this year. Read your owner’s manual If you want to learn more about your vehicle there is no greater resource than your owner’s manual. You will find crucial information on your ...

  • There is no shortage of benefits to owning your own vehicle, from the safety, comfort and convenience you get through to having the ability to move a large load from A to B with ease; however, driving also comes with some important responsibilities, such as ensuring that you drive as clean and green as possible. Thankfully, driving greener is a lot easier than you might think and here we will look at 5 of the most efficient and effective ways to do so this year. Upgrade your tires Because tires are made from organic material they will naturally deteriorate over ...

  • If you need to get a large load from A to B safely one of the best ways to do so is by towing it yourself; however, unless you are planning carefully and taking a common sense approach things can get dangerous quickly. Regardless of whether you have towed before or are gearing up for your first attempt, ensure that you, your load and your vehicle make it there safely by keeping the following tips in mind. Know your limits Find out what your vehicle’s towing capacity is and stick to it, because if you overload your ride you risk ...

  • You can get apps that do just about anything these days, from track your business spending and edit your videos through to those that will tell you if your favourite store is having a sale, and now your smartphone can even help to make driving safer, easier and more convenient. The following amazing apps should be considered essential for every modern motorist; best of all, most of them are free! RepairPal Tracking your vehicle’s repair history is easy with this award-winning app. Not only does it keep a record of when all those major components were last replaced, it will ...

  • Driving comes with plenty of great benefits, from saving you time to providing a huge amount of personal freedom; however, every driver also has a responsibility to do all they can to keep the roads safe. Play your part towards making Canadian roads a little safer this year by putting some time and effort into becoming a better driver; the following are some of the easiest ways to go about it. Take a course Get serious about improving your driving skills this year by investing in some professional driver training. Regardless of whether you take a defensive driving course, learn ...

  • What makes a vehicle safe? There is no more important feature in a vehicle than its ability to keep you and your loved ones safe; therefore, when you are shopping for your next ride make safety your number one priority. Here we look at a few of the easiest ways to tell how safe a vehicle is. Airbags One of the biggest advancements in vehicle safety over the last 50 years has come from the introduction of air bags and, therefore, the more airbags a vehicle has, the safer you and your passengers will be. Quality tires Every vehicle relies ...

  • Nothing compares to driving a great vehicle that is running smoothly and problem free; however, if you want your ride to be performing at its best every time you hit the road you need to do your part to help. The following are a few of the easiest ways to boost the performance of whatever you drive this year. Top up the tank Driving on an empty tank is never a good idea, because gunk, crud and impurities at the bottom of your tank will be sucked up and into your engine, undermining performance and potentially causing damage as well. ...

  • Nothing beats getting all your favourite people together and heading off on an epic road trip, but for that adventure to be memorable for all the right reasons you need to be prepared. Make sure that your next road trip is your best one yet by keeping the following tips in mind. Make bookings early If your road trip will include staying in hotels, attending events, renting equipment or even eating at fancy restaurants, booking well ahead of time is a wise move, even if you are traveling outside of peak season. However, find out about the cancellation policies of ...

  • A great vehicle can do wonders to make your life safer, easier and more enjoyable, but finding that perfect ride can sometimes feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. The trick is to tailor your search to suit your everyday lifestyle; the following guide will help. Price Before you even start your vehicle search take a close look at your finances to determine exactly how much you can afford and don’t forget about additional costs you will need to cover, such as fuel, insurance and regular maintenance. If you have very little disposable income to play with consider ...

  • Finding a quality used vehicle takes time, effort and patience, though you can find some truly incredible deals if you know what you are looking for. For best results, keep the following factors firmly in mind before making your decision. Low kilometres     Even the highest quality vehicles have a limit to how many kilometres they will do in their lifetime and therefore investing in a next-to-new vehicle will mean you can enjoy that new ride for as long as possible. Vehicles with lower kilometres will also usually be in better condition, inside and out, and in some cases they ...

  • First the staff here at the Auto Gallery of Winnipeg wanted to give a big thank you for all who helped us provide help for those in need this holiday season. If you recall, we had an awesome contest in the month of December dedicated to the non-profit organization Siloam Mission. The contest was focused on social media and for every three likes, comments, or shares, that we received on our 'Stocking for Siloam' Facebook post we donated a meal to the Siloam Mission. Since 1987, Siloam Mission has provided meals, clothing, and hope services to Winnipeg’s poor and homeless community.  This incredible program was started ...

  •                                                                                             5 Reasons to buy a used vehicle One of the biggest decisions you will face when buying a vehicle is choosing between new and used, and there are certainly pros and cons to each. Here is a brief look at some of the benefits you will get when buying a used vehicle. Save money ...

  • Winter highlights in Manitoba Here at the Auto Gallery of Winnipeg we are more than just selling cars. We love our community and we wanted to share with you some of our favorite winter activities that happen here in Manitoba. Few places in Canada experience winter conditions quite as harsh as those here in Manitoba, but rather than hide away indoors for months, make the most of those other-worldly elements this year by getting out and being active. For best results, be sure that your winter itinerary includes at least one of the following Manitoba highlights. Northern Manitoba Trapper’s Festival There ...

  • Why do I need winter tires? We hear it all the time. "Winter tires are a rip off", "I don’t have the money", "I have 4X4 so I don’t need winter tires". But the truth is that winter tires can save you more than just money!!! THEY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE. Nothing will do more to keep you and your vehicle safe this winter than a set of quality winter tires, especially here in Manitoba where the conditions can be brutal. Let’s take a look at some of the many reasons why you need winter tires too. Stay safe Road ...

  • We have a vast selection of vehicles at Auto Gallery!  With over 275 units in stock right now, we have a good match for you.  Our top 5 vehicles in stock this week are Grand Caravans, Grand Cherokees, Elantras, Mustangs and Journeys!  Check them out for yourself and don't pay new prices!  Every week we buy 30 or more vehicles, and our inventory is always changing.  We have more than 25 brands in stock at any given time, and the best selection of low kilometer used vehicles in Manitoba.  More than 60% of our vehicles have under 20,000kms, so why ...