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It’s been a long, hard winter and, just like we all need a little sunshine and warmth to revitalize and refresh, our cars could use some TLC to carry us through spring, summer and fall. That’s where Goldwing Autocare comes in. Like a spa for your car, Goldwing has the wheels and tires, the perks and products to give your drive that new-car look and feel — and preserve it. For 25 years, Goldwing has been Ottawa’s one-stop shop for wheels, tires, window tinting, paint protection film, accessories and more. “A lot of people will buy or order their car in the spring, then come see us and assemble what they want done to protect it,” says owner Peter Gard who, along with brother Adam, launched the business in 1994. Whether it’s window tinting to protect yourself and your car’s interior, or paint protection film to prevent flying debris from scratching and chipping your car’s finish, Goldwing is the place for new-car protection and seasonal upgrades. Goldwing carries all major brands and styles of high-performance tires for virtually any consumer vehicle. They also have hundreds of wh [...]
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 Now that warm weather has finally returned to Ottawa, it is time to get your car ready for comfortable summer driving. And when it comes to keeping a vehicle cool without running gas-sucking air conditioning, nothing beats window tinting.
Think of it as sunglasses for your car. “There are many good reasons to have your car windows tinted now, using quality XPEL standard and ceramic window films,” said Peter Gard, owner of Goldwing Autocare. Founded in 1994 by Peter and his brother Adam, Goldwing Autocare is Ottawa’s new car preservation authority.

“The first reason for window tinting is protection from cancer-causing ultraviolet (UV) radiation,” said Gard. “Window tinting can prevent up to 99 per cent of damaging UVA and UVB solar radiation from entering a car or truck.”

The second reason is safety. Without film, side car windows shatter into fragments upon impact, raining these fragments onto the driver and

Advice from the expert: 5 things you need to know to get your car ready for winter

Goldwing Autocare Helps Ottawa Drivers Get Ready For Winter

As winter creeps ever closer, experienced car owners know it’s important to get their vehicles ready for the snowy season. Peter Gard, the owner of Goldwing Autocare, an Ottawa wheel and tire specialty store, offers these expert tips on preparing your car for the months ahead:

Install winter tires
It might seem like a no-brainer to install winter tires for when roads are at their slickest, but Gard says lots of drivers hold out until they see snow and ice for the first time, but by then it’s too late. He says that tires need to be switched over when the temperature hits +7 Celsius. His rule of thumb is to do it within a week or two of Halloween. With more than 1,500 sizes of tires and hundreds of models on the market, Gard suggest car owners consult with Goldwing or other tire professionals to be “the tour guide through the
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