As winter creeps ever closer, experienced car owners know it’s important to get their vehicles ready for the snowy season. Peter Gard, the owner of Goldwing Autocare, an Ottawa wheel and tire specialty store, offers these expert tips on preparing your car for the months ahead:
Install winter tires It might seem like a no-brainer to install winter tires for when roads are at their slickest, but Gard says lots of drivers hold out until they see snow and ice for the first time, but by then it’s too late. He says that tires need to be switched over when the temperature hits +7 Celsius. His rule of thumb is to do it within a week or two of Halloween. With more than 1,500 sizes of tires and hundreds of models on the market, Gard suggest car owners consult with Goldwing or other tire professionals to be “the tour guide through the
Earlier This Month
Peter and Andrew from our team traveled down to San Antonio, Texas for the annual XPEL Dealer Conference. The conference itself was multi-faceted, featuring prominent sales and paint protection speakers from across North America. We were also joined by shops and installers from Germany, Japan, Sweden, and China! The event was a ton of fun for our team and we were happy to make a few important connections with other professional Canadian XPEL film installers from across the Country.
A Great Experience
The weekend was just as informative as it was an opportunity to share with others our installation, marketing, and customer-service expertise. A few take-away tid bits we learnt:
Most XPEL dealers are either entirely retail or entirely wholesale, few incorporate both B2B and B2C into their business model
The social media tool most used by installers and installation centers is Instagram
Live feeds of installation bays are becoming more and more popular as a passive marketing strategy
At the XPEL Dealer Conference our head installer, Andrew was invited to participate in two XPEL installation competitions. The competitions involved both the XPEL Ultimate paint protection film and [...]
XPEL's clear paint protection film covers the exterior of Ottawa's vehicles and protects them from scratches, stains and chipping. It protects your investment, saving you the time and trouble of repainting or repairing your vehicle’s exterior after minor abrasions. Here are a few reasons why you should contact an experienced XPEL clear bra professional to install paint protection film on your vehicle.In a place where you can expect unexpected weather in the Spring, Ottawa is a city full of road hazards. From potholes to construction debris our vehicles' paint takes a beating every time we take them out for a spin. We've compiled a short list of reasons why we believe it's advisable to have paint protection film installed onto your car in Ottawa.
Paint Protection Film Protects Your Vehicles Exterior from Rock Chips, Scratches And Other Debris
Frequent and even light driving on Ottawa roads subjects your car to road debris, rocks, and other things that seem to be magnetically pulled to the front of your vehicle causing unavoidable rock chips and scratches. Unless you have paint protection film installed on your vehicle you will undoubtedly begin to see the damage to your vehicle. Protecting your vehicle from damage with paint prot [...]