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Atlantic Auto Spa Is Now Open

We are pleased to announce our new auto detailing shop Atlantic Auto Spa, located in the rear of 178 Thorne Ave. Pick up and drop off for Auto Spa appointments  is at our office location at 251 Bayside Drive. As fussbudget car people we are very particular how cars are cleaned for our clients. That is why we are proud of the work that our auto detail specialist Brian Gallant can do. Brian comes to us with 10+ years of detailing experience and a background in auto body paint work. Our goal is to WOW you with the final result. Our services include full vehicle detailing and paint-less dent removal for small dents and door dings and in the upcoming weeks we will be adding to our amazing service menu offering straightening and refinishing of alloy wheels. If you have a bent rim or one that is scratched and gouged give us a call and we probably can repair it. To see a full list of services check out our website at www.atlanticautospa.ca. We have everything listed from a simple hand wash to our “Pursuit of Perfection” intricate rejuvenation service. To entice you to try our new Auto Spa we are offering a 15% discount on […]
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A Day At The Collector Car Auction In Fort Lauderdale

On March 22 I attended the Auctions of America Collector Car Auction in Fort Lauderdale. This was my first chance to go to a collector car auction and I was not disappointed. Having been in the automobile industry for over 30 years, and being a car nut I have watched the Barrett Jackson auctions for years on television. The Fort Lauderdale auction certainly was not as large but I found it every bit as interesting. On entering I was first amazed at finding a collection of over 500 cars to be auctioned off over a 3-day period. It was a bit overwhelming initially, where do you start to look. I chose to focus on the cars that I personally have been interested in. An amazing 1985 Shelby Cobra replica in bright red along the back wall first caught my eye. As I made my way to the car I passed a number of late 50’s Chevy impala convertibles. These cars were generally driver’s cars, not strict collectibles. As I continued to wander the rows it was really interesting to see the vehicles that various owners had lovingly cared for over the years. I really admired as the owners did more […]
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Welcome to Atlantic Euro Car’s New Website!

Atlantic Euro Cars has now been in business for just over a year now!  Wow  it has been fun!!  We have had the opportunity to introduce our services to both our existing clients and the many new friends and clients we have made in the past year. Every day has presented us with new clients asking our help to find them the car they want and to help save them money and simply eliminate the hassle of car shopping.. We’ve spent the last couple of months overhauling our website to bring you a better experience. We’ve made the main focus on the site to be our cars – because that is what we do. You can now easily find vehicles that: we have for sale right now on or lot we are selling on a consignment basis we have found for our customers using our “Car Finder” service Have a look around – and let us know what you think. If you find any problems or issues, just let our geek know – and we will get the issue addressed as soon as possible. What are you looking for?
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7 Tips for Selling Your Car

Close to 100,000 vehicles change hands in New Brunswick every year.  And you can bet your bottom dollar that millions are left on the table because people do not properly prepare for the sale.  There are lessons to be learned, and they apply whether you sell your car yourself, or trade for new at a dealership. 1.  Preparing for the sale In some jurisdictions, private sellers of motor vehicles must supply buyers with a vehicle information package that provides all pertinent details about a used vehicle.  A formal information package is not required in New Brunswick, but such a package becomes a comprehensive guide to all the issues which are important to both the buyer and the vendor.  It will improve your chances of selling, and may also add value to the deal. Underlying every transaction is the element of trust; its importance is clear.  No trust, no sale.  If you want to build trust, the following guide will help give confidence to someone who is considering purchasing your car.  Open a file and include the following: Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and plate number Year, make and model of vehicle Body type and colour Engine size, displacement and number of cylinders Odometer reading Details on liens, if applicable […]
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Auto Detailing – Why Bother

Some time ago an old buddy misjudged a high speed pass on a slippery road and rolled his sedan end over end.  It finally came to rest upside down with all windows broken and hardly a square foot of straight sheet metal. Miraculously the occupants walked away unscathed. Insurance took one look and said the car was totalled.  Yet when it was sold, battered as it was, people were clamoring for it, and the vehicle fetched over four thousand dollars. The reason?  Buddy may have been a lousy driver but he was a fanatic about car care.  He was meticulous about both its appearance and its mechanical condition, and everyone knew it.   Auto nuts around town lined up to get the car. The winning bidder, an auto body shop, actually repaired it, and the owner drove it for years. You wouldn’t wish the above experience on anyone, but it is food for thought.  Looking after your car does make a big difference to its value.  In a mid to high end vehicle, it could be ten thousand dollars; in a few cases, much more. Detailing is usually described as an extremely thorough cleaning, polishing and waxing of a vehicle.  That means inside, outside, engine compartment, trunk; and in many cases, […]
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Winter Driving

Guess what? Winter is coming; don’t be fooled by the balmy temperatures we’ve been enjoying.   Environment Canada says Canada is in for a colder than average winter, although here in the Maritimes they predict it will be above average.  But we still can expect snow, maybe lots of it. Winter Tires Winter tires that are in good condition can shorten braking distances by as much as 25 per cent.  They are much better than all season, and four winter tires are much better than two.  Some experts say if you only have two winter tires, they should go on the back, even on a front wheel drive car, because there is less weight there and you need the extra grip for skid or spin control.  Others say they should go on the front, where they will give you better braking as well as better traction for getting through heavy snow.  Tire shops always recommend that you go with four; some will even insist on it and will refuse to mix tire types, but it is not the law. Winter tires are made with a softer compound than summer tires in order to maximize grip.  The downside to this is usually faster tire wear, a good reason to remember to […]
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Insurance

An essential but often overlooked part of vehicle ownership is insurance coverage. The coverage you have and who you bought from can have a huge impact on how things go in the event of an accident. A bad purchase decision can lead to very negative consequences. Some of the worst automotive horror stories involve bad insurance experiences. We all see ads from companies that claim to offer the lowest rates. Unfortunately, if there is an accident, you may find that the low cost insurance also provides inferior coverage. Use the same care purchasing insurance that you take in choosing your car. There are a number of ways to approach this problem. Your own experience may be a good guide; also ask friends, family and co-workers. Finally, shop around. Even if you want to keep your present broker, it doesn’t hurt to understand the market. And if a premium reduction is warranted, this may be the best way to uncover it. The Policy A single insurance policy covers a number of risks. They include: Bodily injury liability Property damage liability Medical payments Uninsured motorist protection Collision coverage Comprehensive (non-accident damage) You should fully understand these terms. If you don’t, have a […]
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Servicing Your Car

When Do I Need to Get Service Your dealer tells you to change the oil in your new car every five thousand kilometres, check alignment every ten and flush your radiator once a year. On the other hand, one of your buddies can’t remember his last oil change and NEVER flushes his radiator. Who’s right? Certainly not your buddy, and in the above example, not your dealer, either. The only reliable guide to servicing your car is your owner’s manual. Some very high priced and well qualified help at the automakers made those recommendations after thousands of hours of deliberation and millions of miles of testing. They know what they are talking about. Take the time to read the service section carefully. And you would do well to go back and review it any time you reach a recommended service interval. What Minor Problems Can Be Ignored It’s simple; red means stop, yellow (or orange) means caution. If a red light comes on, your onboard diagnostic computer might be telling you your crankcase is empty of oil, or your coolant has escaped from a burst hose. It could also be a malfunctioning sensor, but you can’t afford to ignore it. […]
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Winter Car Storage

It’s that time of year, when we store our summer cars and other toys. But if they are not stored properly, significant damage can result. Here’s how to avoid it. 1. Add fuel stabilizer to the gas tank and fill the tank, then drive the car for a few kilometres to allow the stabilizer to move through the fuel supply system. The stabilizer stops the gas from breaking down, and the full tank minimizes the airspace in the tank, so rust-forming condensation does not occur. It shouldn’t be necessary to start the engine during the winter. The negative effects of a cold start outweigh the benefits. If you are going to store a car for more than a year, it’s best to completely drain the tank and leave it ventilated. If the car is carbureted, run the engine until the carb is dry. 2. Change the engine oil and filter. Old engine oil has acids and contaminants that can etch smooth engine surfaces. Run the engine for few minutes to let the fresh oil circulate. Consider using an engine oil fogger to coat valves and cylinder walls if the car is to be stored for more than a few months. […]
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Atlantic Euro Cars Inc
378 Rothesay Ave
Saint John, NB E2J 2C4
Phone 506.638.9340
Fax 506.638.9360
e-mail: info@atlanticeurocars.ca

Atlantic Euro Cars Inc

506-638-9340

info@atlanticeurocars.ca

378 Rothesay Ave
Saint John, NB E2J 2C4

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