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Auto Window Tinting in Ottawa

When it comes to auto window tinting Ottawa, you have a few choices as to who can do this for you, or you could try a DIY method for this. However, if you truly want results that are going to be impressive and offer all the benefits that tint can offer, then Ultimate Automotive is the place to turn to. Why should you consider tinting your car windows? And why is a DIY tint job something you want to avoid? We take a look at all these questions!

Why Tint Your Car Windows?

auto window tint ottawaThere are several reasons that people give for wanting to tint their car windows. Many people like the fact that it changes the looks completely of the car, and that is true. However, there are several other reasons why you may want to consider window tint, even if you have never thought about this before.

  1. Did you know that when you tint the windows of a car that you are helping to protect the interior? This can actually help to keep seats from discoloring, to help keep the dashboard from suffering with sun damage and the like.
  2. Cars with tinted windows offer a level of protection that is not seen with cars that have non-tinted windows. Tinted windows make it harder to see what is in the car, which can actually help to decrease the chances the theft.
  3. It can make the interior of your car cooler, which may not be important during the winter, but in the summer, most people are thankful for it!
  4. You will also find that when the windows are tinted, you are going to see a decrease in the glare from the sun, which can help those who have trouble driving due to the glare out there.
  5. It can actually protect your later as well. Should you get into an accident that causes the windows to break, the tint often holds this together ensuring that you are not dealing with broken glass flying all over you.

The majority of people when asked why they tinted their car windows will say that they simply enjoy the look that this gives their car or truck.

Why Let the Pros Handle This

If you were to Google ‘DIY Tint’ you are going to find tons of results of how-to’s and even videos on how to do this tint job on your own. However, don’t believe everything that you hear or read. Doing your own tint is a tedious job that often results in torn tint, having to buy more tint, and ultimately when you factor in the time that it takes to do this, you would have gotten away cheaper if you were to let the pros handle this.

Plus, when you go with the pros we can advise you on the legalities of having your windows tinted, and what you can do according to the law. We can ensure that the tint looks amazing and your car looks like it just drove off the showroom floor.

Contact Ultimate Automotive in Ottawa to learn more about getting your windows tinted today.

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Ultimate Auto Shop in Ottawa

Automotive maintenance is one of the tasks we are all faced with on a regular basis.  Sometimes it seems difficult to find an Ottawa auto shop that is competent, reliable and competitively priced.

If you haven’t already found them, Ultimate Automotive is one of the best places to take your vehicle.  Completely licensed for the Ottawa, Gatineau and Hull areas, they offer a full range of repair services for cars, trucks, and SUVs.

  • Brakes
  • Engine repair
  • Battery replacement
  • Heater and air conditioning repair

Wheels and Tires

Ultimate Automotive stocks a wide range of performance wheels, chrome, and alloy.  We also handle Plus Sizing in wheels and tires.  This is a simple way to enhance the vehicle’s performance.  These are tires that have a shorter sidewall and are wider.  This gives the tire more contact with the pavement for a more stable ride.  A nifty plus is a sporty look for your automobile.

Back Up Systems

auto shop ottawaKeeping track of what is behind you while backing out of a parking space or driveway can be extremely difficult.  Ultimate Automotive is a supplier of a number of brands like H2 Hummer Cam, HitchCam, FrameCam, RearVission and others.

Back up cameras can be mounted using Keyhole Surfact or standard swivel overhead.  We are proficient at installing many models and styles on all types of cars, trucks, and SUVs.  Monitors come in 3.5 to 7 inch widths and we also can handle replacement rearview mirrors with 5 inch screens.  Speaking of mirrors, we recommend Gentex NVS automatic dimming mirrors.  Like it sounds, this rearview mirror automatically dims headlights from those cars behind you.

Part of a good back up system includes front and real obstacle sensors.  We have installed many of these in personal and commercial vehicles.  We recommend those with voice and sound to assist in tricky parking spaces.

Fog Lights

Don’t take a chance in foggy weather.  Having fog lights that shoot a low and wide, but still effective, beam makes driving safer.  It allows the driver to have a better view of the lanes and street ahead and other drivers are better able to know you are on the road.

Heated Seats

This may seem like a luxury, but in the middle of one of our Canadian winters, you will be so very glad you chose this piece of technology.  Our installation includes the heater elements, temperature switch, plus all the necessary wiring, fuses, etc.

As you can tell, Ultimate Automotive is here to help you with all of your automotive repair and enhancement needs.  We are happy to visit with you on the telephone to discuss the repairs or improvements you would like.  We are open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  We carry products from most major manufacturers and are able to help you with any additional information you may need.  You can book an appointment online or by calling our office.

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Car Maintenance Tips

At Ultimate Automotive car shop in Ottawa we understand the importance of keeping your vehicles in the best condition possible.  That means safety for you as the driver, your passengers, and other people with whom you share the roadways.  There are some simple tasks that will keep your car or truck in the best condition possible.

Check your tires frequently.  First, look at them to be sure there is sufficient tread to drive and stop safely.  When the tread is worn, the tires will slide rather than grip the road and that can cause problems.  You should also periodically check the tire pressure.  Through weather changes, long periods of sitting idle, and general usage, tires will lose the air pressure.  Check the PSI (pounds per square inch) or have your service station help you.  You will probably notice how much more smoothly and easily your car handles with properly inflated tires.  You should also rotate the tires every 5,000 to 10,000 miles to ensure that they will wear evenly and won’t need replacement as soon.

car maintenance shop ottawaCheck the oil level at least once per month.  Change the oil as indicated in the owner’s manual.  Keeping the vehicle lubricated with clean oil is vital to its continued smooth operation.  Understand what is the best type of oil to use in your car, whether you change it yourself or have it done, is important.

There are other fluids that should also be checked periodically that includes the coolant (antifreeze), and fluids for power steering, brake and transmission.  A leak in any of these items can cause your car to mis-perform and can actually be dangerous in some situations.

Test the headlights, brake lights, backup lights, and turn signal indicators.  You may need someone to help with this.  If a light is burned out, it is probably just the bulb but it may also be a fuse that needs replacing.  Also clean your headlights and taillight so that other vehicles can see you clearly.  It only takes a few minutes and some window cleaner.

Windshield wipers can become damaged or worn.  If they do not clear the window, you could have real problems with visibility in rain and snow.

Brake pads are another item that should be checked, especially if you notice some noise or feel the brake pedal vibrating.  This is not an item you can defer.

Schedule regular check ups for your car.  This will include checking and changing the air filter when necessary to keep your vehicle’s engine running efficiently.  It also means carefully inspecting all the belts and hoses.  If the “check engine” light comes on, take your car to a technician who can use electronic diagnostic tools to find the problem and suggest solutions.

All of this work can be accomplished at Ultimate Automotive.  In fact, we have lots of other maintenance tips that you should be aware of.  Our goal is for only safe vehicles to be on the roads for the safety of the drivers, passengers, and others.