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Roadforce Balancing – What It’s All About

Goldwing Autocare - Ottawa's Tire Balancing Experts
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Goldwing Autocare has been the proud owner of a state-of-the-art Hunter GSP9700 road force balancer for more than 10 years now. Back then, we were one of the first in Ottawa to have one; more importantly we were the first in Ottawa to properly know how to use it. Those who know what roadforce balancing is, know that there really is no comparison to be had with a standard tire balancing. For those of you who do not know what roadforce balancing is please read on, we will do our best to explain. First, let's explain to those who are unaware, what tire balancing is exactly. Wheel balancing, also known as tire balancing, is the process of distributing the mass of the wheel and tire assembly, when mounting on a car's axle. This process can evenly distribute the weight around the axle. The wheel and tire assembly is rarely the same weight all around. Tires may have slight weight imbalances from either the construction or compounds in the tire or your rims may have a slight imbalance or imperfection from construction or driving through road-hazards. During the mounting process the tire technician tries to offset these differences and then fine tunes the imbalance with wheel weights to effectively "balance" the wheel and tire ass [...]

Tinting Your Windows In The Winter

Goldwing Autocare - Ottawa's Winter Window Tinters
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The phones are a little quieter this month as it's our slow season, but every once in awhile when it rings, a popular question we're getting from our customer is: "Can you tint my windows even though it's Winter?" We get this question from our customers in Ottawa a lot throughout the Winter months. It's the middle of winter right now and the temperature is well below -15 °C on a good day. Maybe you just got some Christmas money and you can now afford window tinting or maybe you just bought a new car and are thinking about getting some privacy or protection from the sun's UV heat. Most window tinters cannot accommodate tinting windows in the Winter. Window tint film is extremely temperature sensitive, even a few degrees below room temperature makes installation more difficult and can result in a poor quality tint job. The truth is, you can definitely get your windows tinted in the Winter at Goldwing Autocare. In fact, we tint more than 5 cars a day this time a year. It's the slow season for this type of service but it's still requested and still gets done. The window tinting facilities at our shop in Ottawa have been designed with Winter in mind. We have heated, sanitary window tint installation bays to facilit [...]

Tesla Model S P85D Paint Protection Install

Goldwing Autocare - Ottawa's Paint Protection Experts
Over the Summer, we had an influx of new Tesla Model S owners come into our shop looking for XPEL paint protection in Ottawa. This was because of a plethora of reasons. Firstly, our reputation as the number one XPEL paint protection film installer in Ottawa is growing rapidly due to the volume and quality of our work with the clearshield product. Secondly, Tesla owners are some of the most informed and savvy consumers in the automotive market today. They research online and hear from friends who does what best and when "Goldwing Autocare" kept coming up in the conversation, they knew they had to come here. We installed XPEL Ultimate paint protection onto this client's entire Tesla Model S P85D, protecting its paint from any type of wear, scrathes, swirl marks, and stone-chips it could get on our Ottawa roads. XPEL Ultimate was installed onto the front bumper XPEL Ultimate was installed onto the front fenders XPEL Ultimate was installed onto the hood XPEL Ultimate was installed onto the side-view mirrors XPEL Ultimate was installed onto the roof XPEL Ultimate was installed onto the doors XPEL Ultimate was installed onto the side-skirts XPEL Ultimate was installed onto the quarter panels XPEL Ultimate was i [...]
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