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  • Some vehicles smells need attention because they point to mechanical problems. Fortunately, if vehicle smell is just a plain bad odor, it is usually easy to fix. You may get into your vehicle one day and think, this vehicle smells. Once you notice a smell the next thought is how do I get rid of the smell?! There are many different things that can cause nasty smells. You may notice your vehicle smells of gas, or rotten eggs, or of something else. If the smells are from the engine then you will need to fix what is causing the smell. ...

  • Nala is the newest addition to the AAA Auto Wholesale Ltd team! Come on in to 7210 82 Ave in Edmonton and bring a picture of your pet to be added to Nala's Pet Wall of Fame! On the back of your pets picture put the pets name, your name and phone number. At the end of March we will enter all of the pets into a draw to win a Gift Card for G & E Pharmacy! 

  • It's almost that time again!! As soon as the sun comes out in January our thoughts turn to spring riding, even though the minus weather prevents it, we riders still want to get out on the open road. So, since we can't ride now, lets get the bike ready for spring riding. First: Let's get a battery tender plugged into the battery and bring it up to full power. Second: Wipe that dust off, even if your bike is clean already. Dust can scratch your paint, so use a soft damp cloth. Third: Once the battery is charged up, check ...

  • We hear mixed messages about winter tires all the time. You don’t need winter tires. Yes, you must have winter tires. All-season tires aren’t winter tires. All-season tires are good enough in the winter. Here’s the truth: most people don’t understand why they should remove their all-season tires and replace them with their winter tires when the weather starts to reach below 7°C. Some people even think that it’s ok to leave their winter tires on all year round. To clear up some of these misconceptions, we’d thought we’d provide you with all the winter tire facts: Winter tires are made ...

  • Steer clear of double trouble: Even a minor fender bender can become a major problem if you don't take the right steps. Mistake #1: Failing to document the incident If you don't it could become your word against the other driver's/ Keep a notepad, and pen in your glove compartment at all times. Write down where the accident took place, the time of day, road conditions and exactly what happened.  Mistake #2: Not getting enough information from the other driver Even if no one got hurt and there is no visable damage to either vehicle, you should still exchange your ...

  • If you've been driving for a long time, you likely feel pretty comfortable behind the wheel. But have you ever paused to consider that maybe you're getting a little too comfortable? Maybe you even developed some unsafe habits along the way without realizing it. Luckly, habits can change. Here are 10 bad driving habits you may want to kick to the curb. You will be a safer driver and a better example for your children, too! Tailgating. When you tailgate another vehicle, you reduce your stopping distance, which is the space you can slow down and stop without hitting another vehicle. ...

  • Driving at night is more dangerous than driving during the day. It's dark out, other cars' headlights create glarem and you are more likely to be tired. Then there is the fact that more motorists are driving drunk at night compared to during the day, posing a hazard to everyone around them.  Seniors for whom nighttime driving has become difficult might be better off limiting their driving to daylight. Diabetes can also make night vision worse, so talk with your doctor about driving at night.  If you are healthy and looking for ways to make nighttime driving safer and easier, ...

  • Is your car ready for winter? If you have a warm blanket in the trunk and good tires on your car (snow tires in you live in Alberta!), then you are off to a good start. But follow these other smart safety precaustions and you'll really be firing on all cylinders. Quick winter car safety tips Check your tire pressure. Air pressure drops in cold weather, and improperly inflated tires can cause poor handling, irregular wear on the tires and lower gas mileage. Don't forget to check the pressure in your spare too! Keep the right stuff in the trunk. That means ...

  • Fall is time for hay rides, leaf jumping and pumpkin picking. Itès also a time when road and weather conditions make getting there a little tougher. Stay safe on the road this season with these smart driving tips. Don't break on leaves. Wet leaves can be as slippery as ice. Drive slowly through them and avoid hard breaking. Leaves may obscure lane lines and other road markers, so pay attention to the edge of the road and take care to stay in your lane. Avoid sun glare. On and near the autumnal equinox, the first 15 to 45 minutes after sunrose and ...

  • If you're interested in buying a vehicle, it's easy to be awestruck by all the great new designs out there and the futuristic new equipment, it's also easy to get carried away and spend too much. Fortunately, we have a few tips that will help you stay within your budget when you're choosing your next ride. What can you afford? There is no sense getting all worked up about a vehicle you can not afford. So save yourself the disappointment and figure out the payment amount you can afford before you start looking. Remember that your expenses will not only ...

  • Here are some tips for next time you are caught driving in the rain. Safety starts before you drive, and your goal should be to see and be seen. Replace windshield wiper inserts that leave steaks or don't clear the glass in a single swipe. Make sure all headlights, tailights, break lights and turn signals are properly functioning so other drivers will see you during the downpours. Turn on your headlights whenever you drive. Proper tire depth and inflation are imperative to maintaining good traction on wet roadways. Check tread and depth monthly.  Avoid Cruise Control Most modern cars feature ...

  • 1. Reduce Speed Speed is one of the most common factors in vehicle colisions. Speed: - Reduces the drivers ability to steer away from objects in the roadway. - Extends the distance required to stop. - Increases the force of impact, in the event of a collision.   With good road conditions, drivers tend to increase their speed. Some studies suggest that wildlife vehicle collisions occure more than expected on clear nights, on dry road conditions and on long straight stretches. Drivers tend to be more cautious on curves or in poor road conditions.   Think "What If...?" - Mental preparation ...

  • When you have bad credit, many doors are closed to you. You might not qualify for loans, or you might have to settle for less-than-desirable terms that cost you thousands of dollars during the loan’s terms. In some cases, poor credit can result in higher insurance premiums, and some employers check credit reports before deciding to hire you.Most of us could use a little improvement in our scores. If you have average credit, you might want to bump it into the “good” range. Someone with good credit might want a credit score upgrade to an “excellent” rating. And, if your ...

  • What should I do if I have a claim? The Collision Report form from the Government of Alberta will help you to remember the types of information you’ll need to record at the scene. Keep it in your glove compartment along with a spare pen.  If you have had a car crash then you have to give your information to the other driver. The other driver has to give you his/her information. If there is a witness be sure to obtain telephone number and name. Sometimes people will not stick around for long once they see their help is not needed. ...

  • Emergencies on the road can happen with little warning, AAA Auto Wholesale Ltd recommends keeping a well-stocked emergency roadside kit in your vehicle, just in case. Remember to always carry a charged cell phone so you can call for help.   Roadside Emergency Kit Contents Booster cable Ice scraper Folding shovel Sand / kitty litter Fire extinguisher Multi-tool (pliers, knife etc.) Candles for light & heat Waterproof matches Tin can (to hold the candle) Self-powered flashlight Work gloves Paper towel / rags Warm clothing A jug of water Protein bars Caution triangle for visibility A warm blanket A local map ...

  • At AAA Auto Wholesale Ltd we strive to provide our customers with a quality pre-owned vehicle. When looking for a pre owned vehicle everyone wants a great deal, on a great vehicle that is reliable and safe. AAA Auto Wholesale Ltd goes to great lengths to make this happen. We start by putting our vehicles through an extensive inspection to diagnose any issues that need to be repaired. Once completed, we will provide you with work orders, the mechanical fitness assessments and do not charge you a premium for this service.  We are partnered with Coast to Coast Warranties who provide ...

  • Nothing goes with cars better than a road trip! When you become free from your daily schedules, and experience the open road - it's an awesome feeling! But there's nothing like having car problems to bring that great road trip fun to a grinding halt. Now you can't always avoid problems, but you can take steps to reduce the probability of getting sidelined on your trip. Let's look at some of the auto maintenance related problems you might encounter on a road trip and what you might do to avoid them.   Trip Inspection Checklist The most common vehicle component to ...

  • AAA Auto Wholesale Ltd's SUMMER SALES EVENT is still going on in Edmonton at 7210 82 Ave. Come on down, we will definitely have something for you! Every unit is on SALE today!