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.

Improve Fuel Economy in St. Thomas

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and other government agencies have websites dedicated to helping St. Thomas drivers use less fuel. They present the cost savings in a way we can all…

The Auto Guys Automotive Tips: Water Pump Cavitation

Your cooling system is vital to your engine’s operation and to its long life. In fact, the most prevalent mechanical failure involves the cooling system. To put that in perspective,…

Not So Dim Idea (Automatic High Beam Dimmers)

The moment someone invented headlights that had a high-beam and a low-beam, they also invented a problem.  That problem was what happens when you meet someone on the road going…

Now, Stop Right There! (Driving with ABS Brakes)

Do you know what kind of braking system you have on your vehicle?  It matters.  Do you think you should pump your brakes to get them to stop better on…

Driving on Technology

Think of how much technology has changed vehicles in the last several years.  And there’s a lot more coming. Many will remember when drivers were the ones who had complete…

Your Nose Knows Gasoline

Each time we fuel up our vehicles, we get a little whiff of gasoline, so the smell is very familiar.  There shouldn’t be any gasoline smell in or around your…

The Auto Guys Automotive Tips: Brake Rotor Problems

Disc brakes are called disc brakes because of the big metal disc or rotor that spins with the wheel.  The brake pads rub against the rotor to slow the vehicle. …

Winter Prep Service at The Auto Guys in St. Thomas

Every year, your vehicle needs to be ready for our ON winter. The last thing we St. Thomas drivers want is to get stranded out in the cold. We need…