Securing Your Load

Before you use the roof rack on your car, you want to read the instructions. Alfa Romeo of Oakville can demonstrate how to secure items to the rack and how to remove it from your car if you don't want it on at all so that there is no damage done to the paint. Consider asking someone else to help you load and secure items to the rack to prevent injuries and damage.

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A Few Perks of Apple CarPlay

Our inventory at Alfa Romeo of Oakville has a plethora of vehicles that support Apple CarPlay. If you have an iPhone, this innovative technology system provides you with a host of benefits, which include hands-free capability, navigation, and access to a variety of apps that give you a heightened driving experience around Oakville.

With Apple CarPlay, you don't have to worry about getting lost on your way to points of interest. The Calendar app lets you tap the touchscreen or use the speakers and microphone to get directions to meetings.

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A Used Car Can Be A Great Option

You might get a great price on a used car. If you opt for a certified pre-owned car, you'll get one that passed a massive multi-point inspection, is only a few years old, and has limited mileage. The manufacturer stamps approval on CPO vehicles, and the warranties remain in effect. Not everyone realizes all the deals they can get on previously owned models. Once you look at the benefits, you may find buying a pre-owned model is a smart move.

The model could be one "built to last," which means age and mileage might not detract much. Procuring a…

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Winter Tires

The winter can be very dangerous when it comes to driving. That's why it’s very important to make sure your tires are in tip top shape. If it is very cold where you live, it may be best that you get winter weather tires.

Your tires will wear and tear throughout the years, but the most crucial time of the year is during the winter. Your tire pressure will begin to go out faster. This could cause your tires to blow or worse. If you live where it's below...

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The Simple Way to Test Your Car's Battery

A dead car battery can ruin your day. At Alfa Romeo of Oakville we want car owners to know how to test a car battery. This simple test will tell you if your battery is in need of replacement.

You will need a tool called a multimeter. This inexpensive tool can be found in any chain hardware store. You will touch the positive and negative leads on the multimeter to the corresponding battery terminal. A good battery should read 12.4 volts or higher. A bad battery will register less than 12 volts. As your battery gets older it is…

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Avoiding Vehicle Damage from Salt Corrosion

Winter driving is always stressful for everyone, taking extra steps to keep themselves and other drivers safe on the roads but it is also important to care for your vehicle as well. Avoiding corrosion damage from salt on your vehicle in the winter is very important to maintaining a functional and good-looking ride. This is why we at Alfa Romeo of Oakville have put together some quick tips to protecting your vehicle from salt in the winter.

  • Wash your vehicle every 10 days or less when the temperature is above 40 degrees F.
  • Be sure to thoroughly wash the underside…
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What is front-wheel drive vs. rear-wheel drive?

One of the most important features you can check before purchasing a car is the drivetrain. Will you be driving a fuel-efficient front-wheel drive (FWD), or do you have a performance-driven rear-wheel drive (RWD)? The difference is clear in the way that the two drivetrains are configured to accelerate.

An FWD vehicle is pulled forward by the front wheels. This results in a slower acceleration to start with, but you can still hit top speeds, especially if you have a turbocharged engine. The true power of an FWD is the fuel efficiency. You’ll get better gas mileage with an…

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How to Correctly Apply Touch Up Paint

Do you have a paint scratch on your vehicle? Here are some tips for touching up your vehicle's paint job; because at the end of the day, we want you to be a well-informed vehicle owner.

Choosing the Right Paint

Locate the paint code on your vehicle so you know exactly the right color to use. You can find it on the VIN which is usually located inside the driver's side door, on the dash or under the hood.

Prep the Surface

Before you paint, clean the surface with a wet microfiber cloth and then scuff it up…

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What Do Gaskets Do?

Under the hood of every car is a complicated grouping of many different materials, parts, and fluids all of which must work together in harmony to help your car run. But just what keeps all of these parts together and keeps the fluids from leaking out? Luckily, our team at Alfa Romeo of Oakville is here to tell you all about how gaskets save the day.

When two different surfaces are placed together, there is always somewhat of a space between them. This space, however small, can lead to leaks of liquids or gasses if not properly sealed. 

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