The Auto Guys

BOB’S BLOG

I’m Bob Ward, owner of the Auto Guys. Come for a journey inside my head and explore automotive topics of interest.

Alignment

It’s no surprise that your vehicle will drive better if all the wheels are pointed in the same direction. That’s called wheel alignment. If your wheels are out of alignment…

The Auto Guys and the Maintenance Mindset

We know we need to take care of our cars, but it just seems really hard to remember to do it. We generally accept that many things in life require…

Six Warning Signs Your Vehicle Needs Service (Repair Warning Signs)

Some drivers don’t worry at all about their vehicles and neglect taking them in for service. Here are six warning signs that it’s time to head over to our Service…

ON Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil

St. Thomas drivers who are a quart low, don’t have enough oil to lubricate their engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy. Same goes for dirty…

Winter Checklist (Things to Watch Out for in Winter)

No doubt about it, winter driving in cold climates presents challenges that warmer weather doesn’t. So here are a few things to pay attention to when it comes to your…

The Auto Guys Automotive Tips: Trailer Wheel Bearings

Most St. Thomas drivers try to take real good care of their vehicles. But there is something that they may be overlooking: wheel bearings on their trailers. Whether it’s a…

Do I Need AWD? (Pros and Cons of AWD)

When the cold weather rolls around and the first slippery days confront drivers, it’s tempting to say, “I need an all-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive vehicle to deal with the weather.” Well,…

Coolant Replacement at The Auto Guys in St. Thomas

Your cooling system’s job is to keep your vehicle engine cool while driving around. Coolant (also called antifreeze) mixed with water flows through your engine and absorbs heat. The mixture…