Winter Driving Tips Maintenance Special Safetly

Tips For Winter Driving

Winter driving can be a daunting task, especially when conditions are snowy or icy.  If road conditions are dangerous, consider making other travel arrangements or postponing your trip until conditions improve.

Follow these steps to keep yourself safe and collision free during the next few blustery winter months.

Step 1: Make sure that your vehicle is prepared for winter driving.
  • Winter tires are a good option, as they will provide greater traction under snowy or icy conditions.
  • Keep a snow brush/scraper in your car, along with possible emergency items such as a lightweight shovel, battery jumper cables, and a flashlight.
  • Make sure that mirrors, all windows, and the top of your vehicle, are free of snow or frost before getting onto the road.
Step 2: Drive smoothly and slowly.
  • Don’t make any abrupt turns or stops when driving. Doing so will often cause your vehicle to lose control and skid.
  • Driving too quickly is the main cause of winter collisions. Be sure to drive slowly and carefully on snow and ice covered roads.
Step 3: Don’t tailgate.
  • Tailgating becomes much worse in winter weather. Stopping takes much longer on snowy and icy roads than on dry pavement, so be sure to leave enough room between your vehicle and the one in front of you.
Step 4: Brake before making turns.
  • Brake slowly to reduce speed before entering turns. Once you have rounded the corner you can accelerate again.
Step 5: Learn how to control skids.
  • When skidding, you actually need to go against your natural instincts and turn into the skid and accelerate. Doing so transfers your vehicle’s weight from the front to the rear and often helps vehicles to regain control.
Step 6: Lights On.
  • Turn on your lights to increase your visibility to other motorists.
Step 7: No Cruise Control.
  • Never use cruise control if conditions are snowy, icy, or wet, because if your car hydroplanes, your car will try to accelerate and you may lose control of your vehicle. Many new vehicles have resolved this problem, shutting off cruise control when traction control kicks in. Nevertheless, if you’re not sure it’s better not to risk it.
Step 8: Don’t “pump” the brakes.
  • If your vehicle is equipped with an anti-lock braking system (ABS), do not “pump” the brakes. Apply constant pressure and let the system do its work.
Step 9: Pay attention.
  • Manoeuvres are more difficult to make in the snow. Be sure to anticipate what your next move is going to be to give yourself lots of room for turns and stopping.

Source: Canada Safety Council


In 1918, Chevrolet introduced the One-Ton truck, a century later, the 2018 model year marks 100 years of truck sales for the company. Over 85 million trucks have been sold since the first One-Ton and to mark the anniversary, Chevrolet is holding a 100-day Centennial Celebration.
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“The Chevy Trucks Centennial is a huge milestone for us, and is equally important to our customers,” said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet Trucks Advertising and Marketing director. “That’s why we will be celebrating 100 years of Chevy Trucks over the course of the next 100 days. It’s important that we share this celebration with our loyal customers who have helped us achieve this accomplishment.”

Chevrolet began the Centennial Celebration at the State Fair of Texas where they announced the many ways the company is commemorating the occasion. Chevy Trucks2

First is the introduction of Centennial Editions of the Silverado and Colorado. Silverado models will be based on LTZ Z71 trim in crew cab form, and add: front and rear heritage bowtie emblems, 100 year door badge, spray-in bedliner with heritage bowtie emblem, accessory floor liners with heritage bowtie emblems, centennial blue exterior paint, 22” painted wheels with chrome inserts with all-terrain tires, chrome tow hooks, and chrome bowtie on steering wheel. Chevy Trucks3

Colorado models will also be based on Z71 trim, but be available in crew cab or extended cab versions, and add: front and rear heritage bowtie emblems, 100 year door badge, spray-in bedliner with heritage bowtie emblem, accessory floor liners with heritage bowtie emblems, centennial blue exterior paint, body-color rear bumper and front grille surround, LT Optional 18” wheels with monochromatic cap, chrome tow hooks, belt moulding, mirror caps and door handles. Chevy Trucks4

Second, Chevrolet will roll our its Truck Legends program nationally. The program recognizes customers who own a Chevy Truck with over 100,000 miles or who have owned more than one Chevy Truck. The program gives customers access to a members-only online community, Truck Legends merchandise and experiences through Chevrolet partnerships (including concert tickets, MLB events and sneak peaks of new Chevrolet models).

Third, Chevrolet will be be selling special merchandise with the heritage bowtie emblem. Finally, a Chevy Trucks Centennial Celebration was held on December 16, 2017.

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3 Features That Make the 2018 Impala a Commuter’s Dream

The comfort and convenience of a car can make your commute either a dream or a nightmare. If you’re looking to trade in your present car on a new model that will make your drive to and from work fun and simple, then you might want to consider the 2018 Chevrolet Impala. This car has a variety of features that are built around comfort, and at Edwards Garage, we can show you why it might be the perfect choice for you as a commuter.  


  1. Room for the Whole Carpool  


If you run the company carpool, then the new Chevy Impala could be a fine choice for you because of its comfortable interior. There’s room for five adults, which means plenty of space for everyone on your route. Roomy, padded seats and adjustable headrests provide everyone with comfort for the drive.  


  1. Built-In Wi-Fi  


There’s only one thing that’s better than being able to access all your social media and streaming music in your car, and that’s doing it without using any of your mobile data. The 2018 Chevrolet Impala features available 4G LTE Wi-Fi that allows anyone in the car to connect. Imagine your passengers whiling away the miles on social media or watching their favorite show on a streaming service. While this feature does require a subscription, making your carpool pals happy on a Monday morning may just be worth it.  


  1. Connections for Any Software  


Being able to integrate your phone while driving is a perk that allows you to control how you receive and answer calls and texts and how you listen to downloaded music. However, when your choice of phone isn’t compatible, this can present a problem. The new Impala’s on-board integration system allows you to use Apple or Android phones, so you can switch between the two when you need to.  


The 2018 Chevrolet Impala can make your daily commute a dream. We at Edwards Garage hope to see you for a test drive soon!  

Why You Should Make a SUV Your Next Vehicle

You’ve got plenty of options when you’re ready for a new car, but maybe it’s time for you to consider an SUV as your next vehicle. The 2018 Buick Enclave makes for a great choice, but we’ve got even more here at Edwards Garage. If you’ve never envisioned yourself behind the wheel of an SUV, here are a few reasons that might help you to change your mind.


Overall Safety


If you’re like most drivers, one of your top concerns while you’re on the road is overall safety. SUVs are some of the safest vehicles on the road today, and for good reason. These vehicles are heavier and larger, and while you might be concerned about experiencing a rollover in an SUV, know that manufacturers are taking steps to reduce the risk of such incidents happening.


General Utility


SUVs are great if you have equipment or items to tow. When you don’t need all that pulling power, you can put the abundant interior room to good use for yourself and any passengers who’ll be enjoying your SUV with you.


Plenty of Room for Cargo


Maybe you have more to carry than you do to tow. If so, know that SUVs have plenty of room inside for groceries, luggage, furniture and whatever else you need to lug around with you. What’s even greater about SUVs is all that cargo space is taller, which can be essential with some pieces.




Who doesn’t like taking the road less travelled every now and then? When you get the itch, your SUV is easily able to traverse unpaved dirt roads with ease. Sometimes, you don’t know where the road will take you, but it’s great to know your vehicle can easily handle a variety of conditions and terrain.


If you still aren’t convinced what an SUV can do for you, we’d love to show you. Come see us at Edwards Garage to schedule a test drive.

The 2018 GMC Yukon Is a Stylish, Comfortable and Safe Full-Size SUV

If you’re looking for a new SUV that gets your family from A to B safely, check out the 2018 GMC Yukon at Edwards Garage. The 2018 Yukon is a stylish, bold and powerful full-size SUV that doesn’t cut corners in regard to technology and safety. But who says that this sophisticated and elegant vehicle is only for families? It’s for everyone who desires luxury, comfort, safety and space.


Technology Features


The 2018 Yukon allows you to stay connected while on the road with built-in 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and GMC infotainment system. What’s more convenient than taking the internet with you? Being able to make hands-free phone calls, send and receive text messages and directions, listen to music and having access to many applications via GMC’s infotainment system. This system is fully-loaded with options for navigation, Bluetooth, smartphone-integration and alerts. Furthermore, it allows you to download applications and it features multiple USB-ports and an auxiliary jack input. A Bose 9-speaker sound system makes listening to music even more fun. The MyGMC mobile app lets you control the Yukon’s features from your smartphone, such as locking your vehicle or checking your air pressure. It also comes with keyless start, rain-sensing wiper blades, rear-vision camera and a driver information display. The Yukon also offers a hands-free power programmable liftgate that can be controlled with a button.


Safety Features


Keep your passengers safe with GMC’s Rear Seat Reminder that alerts you when a second-row door is opened while driving. Other notable features are GMC’s Safety Alert Seat, OnStar, various driver safety technologies and an enhanced security package. The 2018 Yukon keeps you safe with multiple airbags and a reinforced-steel safety cage. Its Teen Driver mode allows you to limit certain features before your teen kids get behind the steering wheel and it lets you access information about their driving behavior so you may help them become better drivers. The options for voice control that we discussed earlier make it a safe vehicle for everyone.


The 2018 GMC Yukon has a lot to offer. Be sure to check out this incredibly stylish, comfortable and safe full-size SUV at Edwards Garage.

The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

If you’re looking for a durable truck that can haul big loads and work as hard as you do, then you don’t have to look any further than the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. Available at your local Edwards Garage dealership, this truck is built tough and built for work. Here are a few of the great features you may want to know about.


Real-World Towing Power


These durable trucks have been put through real-world towing tests to ensure that you’re getting the reliable and long lasting towing power you’re looking for. The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD is no different. With the ability to handle large loads these trucks still maintain the maneuverability you need. You can accelerate when you want to and break when you need to, and they’ve designed the new Silverado to have better handling when you’re working with a truck and trailer combination. This means you can tow with confidence.
Working for You


With the new patented hood scoop filtration design you can feel certain that your engine is getting the airflow it needs to maintain the power and torque you need to keep working. Even in rough conditions such as trailing up a steep grade. This means that with it’s best in class 445HP and 910 lb.-ft torque you can keep going all day long if you so choose. If you don’t need quite so much pulling power you can also choose the standard Vortec™ 6.0L V8 gasoline engine instead of the Duramax® 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8. Both are designed to give you the great trailering control you’ve come to expect from a Silverado.


This great truck has been designed with your real-world towing needs in mind, and to keep working for you fulfilling your towing needs. The engineers have designed and real-world tested this truck to ensure quality. Check out the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD at your local Edwards Garage dealership today.

The Chevy Impala: Comfort and Style in One Package


The 2017 Chevrolet Impala is a great family car that provides a comfortable ride at a convenient price while still allowing you to enjoy a sporty look. The back seat of this full-size sedan comfortably fits two car seats as well as a third child.


The front, fully adjustable bucket seats makes it possible to ride for hours at a time without discomfort. The leg room is ample and there is plenty of room for tall, long-legged passengers. For comfort, the Impala comes standard with air conditioning, power windows, locks and mirrors, and power seat adjustment.


The Impala now has 10 airbags in the front and back, keeping the driver and all passengers safe in the event of a collision. It also comes with a list of incredible safety features including Forward Collision Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert and Lane Departure Warnings. All of these features help prevent a collision caused by distracted driving or not seeing a car due to a blind spot.


Some optional features include a sunroof, MyLink audio streaming, wireless smartphone charging, backup camera, OnStar, and a built-in hotspot. Saying the 2017 Impala is connected may be an understatement.


There is an option between a four-cylinder or a V6 engine. Both handle well on the road, although the V6 climbs hills a little better than the four cylinder. The fuel-efficient, four-cylinder engine averages around 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway, while the V6 averages 19 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.


Edwards Garage would be happy to show you a 2017 Chevrolet Impala and let you give it a test drive. We are impressed by the smooth, comfortable ride and think you will be too.

Chevy Tahoe: Putting the Utility Back in Sports Utility Vehicle


In recent years the cross-over SUV, essentially a car with some SUV features, has grown in popularity with people who enjoy the passenger and cargo space of SUVs, but don’t really need the function of one. The 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe is not for those people. Built to haul nine passengers and more than 3800 kg (3,900 kg with rear-wheel drive), the new Chevy Tahoe works and handles like a truck. If you need to bring the whole family and the boat, then the Tahoe might be the SUV you’re looking for. Book a test drive with us at Edwards Garage to find out for sure.


The Basics


The Tahoe has a powerful 5.3-liter V8 engine, and fast acceleration for a vehicle of this size. You won’t be disappointed by the fuel economy, which is better than for any other competitor in its class. Rear-wheel drive is standard, but four-wheel drive is an option, though it slightly reduced the towing capacity. If you’re concerned about the maneuverability of a vehicle this size, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the good visibility. A rearview camera and rear parking sensors come standard and give you added confidence when you’re in a tight spot.  In fact, if you appreciate a high-tech interior, you’ll be delighted with the Tahoe.


The Bells and Whistles


The LS, LT and Premier trim levels give you a range of options and price points to work from. Even the LS comes with a host of great features, like the trailer hitch receiver with wiring harness, roof rails, remote ignition, keyless entry and more. A step up to the LT trim adds an array of deluxe features, including heated front seats and a Bose audio system. The Premier class includes all the features of a luxury package that’s optional on the LT, like fog lights, front parking sensors and a wireless charging pad, and adds on even more, such as xenon headlights and a real-time navigation system.


If you’re looking for a durable work-horse with all the mod-cons, consider the Tahoe. It’s what an SUV was meant to be.

Power Through the Work Day with a 2017 GMC Sierra 3500 HD

If you’ve got a job to do, you need a truck that can keep up. The powerful and durable 2017 GMC Sierra 3500 HD is loaded with surprising features and comforts that help you get the job done. The Sierra 3500 HD features the Duramax diesel engine you expect from a one-ton GMC truck along with all-terrain tires and a drivetrain designed to keep you moving from Edmonton to the oil fields and everything in between.


Is your truck also your office? If you need a place to keep your paperwork, computer and lunch protected from the rigors of the job site, the cabin of the 2017 GMC Sierra HD was built with you in mind. Triple sealed doors and redesigned aerodynamics make this the quietest riding one-ton truck in its class. The expanded center console has room for hanging folders and comes with an available 110V plug to keep your mobile office running.


Worried about security at remote job sites or when you can’t keep a constant eye on your truck? Optional secure storage is available with locking under seat storage to keep your sensitive documents and important electronics secure while you work and available when you need them. The improved media center keeps you connected to your crew while on the go and improves safety with a color backing camera guidance and object avoidance warnings.


Whether you need to custom build a 2017 GMC Sierra 3500 HD for delivery or want to get a powerful model from dealer stock, the sales and service team at Edwards Garage, a full service GMC dealership in Alberta, are ready to help you get the features you need for the newest addition to your fleet. Stop in to browse inventory, order a truck and schedule ongoing maintenance to keep your 2017 GMC Sierra running at its best for years with service performed by factory-trained technicians.

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Is Perfect for Any Occasion

Edwards Garage is proud to offer the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox. This crossover SUV packs a punch with dynamic performance and technology features, as well unmatched safety and efficiency. It truly is the total package, pairing style and functionality without a hitch.




Performance Elements


This SUV sets itself apart from others in its class by offering a 1.6L Turbo Diesel engine that gets and incredible 40 mpg highway. The all-new switchable AWD system allows you to change between FWD and AWD on the go, enhancing your ability to traverse any road in any condition. Intellibeam headlamps automatically switch to high beams when dark driving conditions require it, reverting back to low beams when an approaching vehicle is detected. This is one of many smart performance features that utilizes technology in the best way possible, making the all-new Chevy Equinox a truly modern vehicle.


Safety Features


Safety is at the top of the list, when it comes to importance, for any vehicle. This SUV is packed with plenty of safety features to keep you and your passengers safe at all costs. Surround vision gives you a complete bird’s eye view via the 8-inch diagonal touchscreen, so you always know what’s going on around you.  Rear cross traffic alert, rear park assist, side blind zone alert, and lane change alert provide you with the best safety technology around so that you avoid potentially dangerous situations before they occur.


Unmatched Technology


The all-new Equinox is loaded with great technology features that serve a purpose. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto give you access to your smartphone through the SUV’s touchscreen display, so everything you need is right there with no matter where the road takes you. Available built-in Wi-Fi gives you and your passengers the ability to stay connected at all times.


With so many great features to check out, come over to out dealership and see everything for yourself. Take a test drive to get the full experience and you will understand why the 2018 Equinox is so highly touted.