What is Credit and How Does My Credit Score Affect Me?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Financing, Tips & Tricks on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 6:26 PM
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What is Credit?

Your credit or most importantly your credit score is a history of your borrowing habits that grade you on a scale from 300 to 850.  This three-digit number affects your interest rates on loans, credit cards, and can even determine if a landlord will rent to you without a sizable deposit.  Factors such as credit usage, length of credit, your on-time payment history, and even how many “hard inquiries” you have on your credit report all affect your overall credit score.  Here at Barlow Motors in Calgary, AB we don’t judge a person on their current credit score and are able to help customers with a less than ideal credit score rebuild their credit as well.  Learn more about how Barlow Motors can help rebuild your credit with an affordable used car loan below. Read the rest of this entry »

Where Can I Find Classic Car Shows for August 2018 in Calgary?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Just for Fun, Local on Monday, July 30th, 2018 at 9:38 PM
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August 2018 Car Shows in Calgary, AB

As summer starts to ebb towards its final scene we are left wondering what happened to the last couple months.  It feels like every year summer gets faster and shorter essentially leaving us with no time to relax and enjoy the season.  Our favorite summertime activity here at Barlow Motors is shinning up our ride and taking a leisurely cruise around town to show it off.  If you are like us here at Barlow and enjoy showing off your sweet ride to your friends, neighbors, and everyone else then take a look at our list of four local Calgary, AB car shows taking place in August 2018.  One last hoorah with your classic car or tricked out truck until they return to storage for the fall and winter. Read the rest of this entry »

What is the Name of Honda’s Luxury Lineup of Vehicles?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Acura, Tips & Tricks on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 at 5:56 PM
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What is Honda’s Luxury Brand?

You have always known Honda as efficient and reliable vehicles but did you know that Honda makes a luxury line of vehicles as well?  Acura is Honda’s luxury brand and you have definitely noticed it on the streets because of its eye-catching aggressive and athletic exterior styling.  Introduced in 1986, the Acura brand quickly garnered high praise from car shoppers thanks to its flagship vehicle the Legend.  Other Japanese car manufacturers followed suit with their own luxury brands in an effort to keep pace with Honda’s Acura and they have been trying to catch up for the past 30 years.  Learn more about Acura vehicles from Barlow Motors in Calgary, AB below. Read the rest of this entry »

How Much Does it Cost to Get into the 2018 Calgary Stampede?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Just for Fun, Local on Sunday, July 1st, 2018 at 2:52 PM
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2018 Calgary Stampede Promotions & Pricing

With 11 days of morning until night entertainment, the Calgary Stampede Rodeo extravaganza is an annual July destination for over a million people.  2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Calgary Stampede and it has grown to include so much more than only a rodeo.  Visitors will be entertained by parades, carnival games, competitions that range from agricultural to extreme sports, and even the world famous chuckwagon racing.  The 2018 Calgary Stampede runs from Thursday, July 5th thru Sunday, July 15th and if you have been looking for info on daily promotions and pricing then we have you covered right here. Read the rest of this entry »

What Should I Have in My Vehicle’s Emergency Road Kit?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Friday, June 29th, 2018 at 8:56 PM
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Emergency Road Kit Essentials

As the summer travel starts to heat up right along with our temperatures it is important to stay prepared on the roadways.  Anything can happen in an instant while out on the open road no matter if you are taking a short trip around town or a summer vacation across country, it is important to always be ready.  An Emergency Road Kit is something every vehicle should be equipped with, it doesn’t take up any space and it can help you and your passengers safe in the event of an accident or a breakdown.  Take a look at the 8 Emergency Road Essentials right here to help keep you safe during your summer, winter, and all-season travel. Read the rest of this entry »

How Do I Know When It Is Time to Replace the Tires on My Car?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Service & Repair, Uncategorized on Thursday, June 21st, 2018 at 8:13 PM
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Is It Time to Have My Tires Replaced?

Unlike an oil change that happens at regularly scheduled intervals, figuring out when it is time to have your tires replaced can depend on a few determining factors.  Not only do individuals personal driving habits affect the lifespan of their tires but so do environmental factors such as weather and road conditions as well.  Without proper maintenance and service to your tires they can wear out quicker and cost you more money to replace them sooner than intended.  Continue reading below to find out the four indicators that it is time to have your tires replaced. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s Happening around Calgary, AB for Father’s Day 2018?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Holiday, Just for Fun, Local on Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 3:57 PM
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2018 Father’s Day Events in Calgary, AB

Dad’s special day is Sunday, June 17th, 2018 and if you haven’t gotten him a gift or planned a perfect day together with him then you had better get going on it.  Thankfully for you we have compiled this list of five fun things for you and Dad to do over Father’s Day Weekend 2018.  Have a look at these five events and activities that you can enjoy with Dad in Calgary, AB for Father’s Day, have fun. Read the rest of this entry »

How Can I Stop My Car Battery From Dying Everyday?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Service & Repair, Troubleshooting on Thursday, May 31st, 2018 at 5:13 PM
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Why is My Car Battery Always Dying?

It is that moment of truth every morning when you put the key into the ignition of your very temperamental car and hope that it fires up instead of hearing an incessant clicking noise or even worse, nothing at all.  It feels like for no rhyme or reason, from one turn of the key to the next your car decides with a roll of the dice if it will start or not.  If you have been raking your brain and have been jump starting your car almost daily, then read on to find out a few of the main reasons why your car battery is always dying.  Take the stress out of your everyday routine by figuring out why your car battery is constantly dying with these 3 indicator signs. Read the rest of this entry »

Who are the Best Landscapers in Calgary, AB? 2018

By blogsadmin | Posted in Best Of, Local on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 at 7:28 PM
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Best Calgary, AB Landscapers 2018

As the spring thaw begins to breathe life into the world around us, we excite in seeing everything turning green once again.  That is until we walk into our backyard and discover the sorry shape that wicked winter has left it in.  Spring and summer are about soaking up the sun and enjoying the outdoors as much as possible, they are not about toiling away in the yard trying to resuscitate your overgrown and outdated landscaping.  Hire one of these six Calgary, AB landscaping professionals to handle the hard work of making your yard look beautiful in 2018 instead. Read the rest of this entry »

Where are the 2018 Farmer’s Markets Near Calgary, Alberta?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Just for Fun, Local on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 at 6:46 PM
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2018 Farmer’s Markets Near Calgary, Alberta

Just as spring settles in, summer will be here before we know it and along with warmer temperatures the season also ushers in area Farmer’s Markets.  Nothing excites the senses more than a home-cooked meal with farm fresh ingredients.  The Calgary, Alberta area offers some of the finest farmer’s markets in the entire country and we have organized a list of the eight greatest area markets for you right here, enjoy. Read the rest of this entry »

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