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Q: What should I do if I get a recall notice? MS: Recalls are always safety related in some way. But notices don't always tell you exactly what's wrong and what the safety implications are. The best thing to do when you receive a recall notification is to call your dealership. Whether the parts are available yet, that's a different story. Q: What should I do if my check engine light comes on? MS: With a check engine light, there are two possi are two possibilities: is the light solid or is the light flashing? or is the light flashing? The rule of The or is the light flashing? The rule of r or is the light flashing? The rule of thumb is that when an engine light is solid, it's safe to get where you need to go. Then address the problem as soon as you can. When the check engine light is flashing, something catastrophic is happening. You have a serious breakdown coming. Get to a repair shop immediately. – Q – Do I need to rustproof my car, or is rustproofing just a scam? RP: We are very big supporters of rustproofing. The salt brine used on Ontario's roads sticks to your car like glue and corrodes metal quickly. A lot of people don't believe you need rustproofing because manufacturers treat the metal. That's true, but in Ontario, with the brine we use, it's not enough. The only rustproofing product that we recommend is Krown Rust Control. Every independent test we have seen — performed in multiple facilities, including universities and the military — has shown that Krown rustproofing is the best. AUTO ADVICE WINTER 2021 | 31 PHOTOGRAPHY [MAN] DJELICS/GETTY, [CAR] DIES-IRAE/SHUTTERSTOCK, [WOMAN] TRILOKS/ISTOCK. ICONS NOUN PROJECT

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