The Importance of Cleaning Your Car During Winter

As we come to the end of winter (we hope), answer this one question for us: how dirty is your car?

Don’t worry, you aren’t alone.

Winter wreaks havoc on all cars in Winnipeg. Everything from salt to slush can cause your car to look like it just went through a mud bath.

Leaving this winter ‘grime’ on your car for a long period of time has a forever-lasting negative effect on the appearance of your car.

When winter finally does come to an end and all the snow melts, your car won’t have the same factory-shine it did before.

What can you do to ensure you car retains it’s original shine? Here are a few tips:

  • Wash your car regularly
  • When washing your car, ensure you wipe all standing water with a cloth to prevent freezing
  • Choose a car wash that offers underbody cleaning, which prevents salt from reeking havoc on the frame of your vehicle
  • Take extra care when scraping ice off of your car – it can easily cause scratches and chips in your paint job

If you’re in need of a ‘winter-clean’ to get your car looking fresh again, visit us at Birchwood Auto Spa.

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Finding a Sasquatch (and a Good Deal) at Birchwood Chevy

Some people would say finding a good deal from a car dealership who will take care of you after the purchase is harder than finding a Sasquatch in 11.6 million acres of Washington State forestland.

Now, don’t let that get you down. With a little research and common sense you can find all the information you need to increase your odds of success.

For example, if you wanted to find a Bigfoot you’d want to look in areas containing plentiful resources it would need to survive, such as food and water. Forests are home to many animals a Bigfoot could trap and many wild berries for he/she to munch on between meals.

However, if you really wanted to find a Bigfoot, you’d want to look near a stream or lake. A Bigfoot needs water to survive and so does its prey. Coincidentally, there is a large man-made lake at Pointe West AutoPark, directly in front of Birchwood Chevy Buick GMC.

Fact: Bigfoot footprints have been found and reported for over seventy years.

It’s common knowledge Sasquatch’s are nocturnal, which is why they are rarely seen during the day and most sightings are at dusk or dawn. Birchwood Chevy Buick GMC is open from 9 am until 9 pm Monday and Tuesday, yet there has never been a documented Bigfoot encounter during business hours. Coincidence? Maybe, but what isn’t a coincidence is Birchwood Chevy sells the most used cars every month in Winnipeg and is the only Dealership with the First Price, Best Price Guarantee.

To find a Bigfoot, it would be a good idea to learn how they communicate with each other. It will help you differentiate the noises between a Bigfoot and say, a bear. Sometimes a Bigfoot will just bang rocks together or knock on a tree, otherwise known as ‘tree knocks’, to communicate to another nearby Bigfoot.

However, when they are separated, they are known to have a howl like no other identified species. Sudden howls and “joyous screams” have been reported coming from Point West AutoPark from time to time over the last three years, but each time they were investigated, the noises were found to come from a Birchwood Chevy Buick GMC customer who had just won a Brand New car, a trip to the Super Bowl, mortgage payments for a year, or $10,000.00 cash – something Birchwood Chevy Buick GMC does multiple times every year. It sounds like they really do it up well for their customers.

I hope it makes sense now, that with the right information and a little common sense, you can find what you’re looking for no matter what it is. And if you want to find the perfect deal from a team who will take care of you while making it fun, during and after the sale, the ‘squatchiest’ dealership around, Birchwood Chevy Buick GMC is a great place to start looking.

You never know what else you may run into …


If you have any questions about Bigfoot or the Chevrolet, Buick and GMC lineup, you can contact Dave Peterson by email.

First Man On The Moon: Neil Armstrong’s 1967 Corvette


1967 Corvette Driven By Neil Armstrong

This 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427 coupe was once owned by astronaut and first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong. Back in the day Corvettes were offered to US astronauts by Jim Rathman Chevrolet in Melbourne, Florida. The program provided Corvettes to astronauts who would keep them for a year and then turn them in for a new one after their year was up. Not a bad deal! This Corvette was delivered to Armstrong on December 15, 1966. Once his year was over the car was then purchased by a NASA employee, who stopped driving it in 1981, stored it in a “climate controlled environment” and then sold it to the current owner just a couple months ago. The car is currently up for auction on eBay.

Bidding is currently up to $249,990. Rust, dust and all. We’re guessing the current owner didn’t throw down this kinda cash to tow it out of the previous owners garage. Just sayin’.

Birchwood Dealers Now Offer Free Roadside Assistance

We’ve all been there — stranded on the side of the road in need of help. Whether it be mechanical troubles, low on fuel, or needing directions.

When out on the road, you’ll know that you are protected by an organization that cares about the safety of you and your family. Our customer service representatives respond quickly to provide you the best service and protection available anywhere.

Whenever you travel, you’ll enjoy the secure and confident feeling of knowing that you are protected by Birchwood Roadside Assistance.

Call any of our dealers to learn more about how you can benefit from this exclusive offer.

24-Hour Emergency Roadside Assistance Benefits

You are covered for emergency road service throughout Canada and the United States.

24-Hour Towing Service

We will tow you up to 80 km to the nearest Birchwood Automotive Dealership or up to 8 km to the nearest service station. Extended distance will be an additional expense.

24-Hour Mechanical First Aid

You will be provided with any service requiring minor adjustments (exclusive of parts) to enable a disabled vehicle to proceed under its own power, where available.

24-Hour Tire Change Service

You may have your tire changed with your inflated and functional spare tire.

24-Hour Emergency Delivery

A service truck will deliver emergency supplies of gasoline, water, oil, or other necessary supplies. You will only pay for the cost of the supplies.

24-Hour Emergency Battery Service

You are covered for battery boosts and minor adjustments to alternators, starters, etc. while on the road.

24-Hour Lost Key Service

If keys are locked inside your vehicle, you will be assisted in gaining entry to the vehicle’s passenger compartment only. Locksmith services may be dispatched as needed at your expense for labour and key making.

Rental Car Discounts

You are entitled to take advantage of our rental car discount codes and pre-negotiated group rates which are honored at thousands of locations throughout Canada and abroad.

Map Routing Service

We will, at no charge, provide you with four-colour mapping and travel route information.

Theft And Hit & Run Protection

A $500 reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for Hit & Run damages or stealing your vehicle.

I’ve received a code, how do I use it?

Your code needs to be registered on our Roadside Assistance web site at Once you’ve registered your vehicle, you’ll be provided with a print out form which includes your 24-hour emergency toll free phone number, the claims and customers service number, and the date your roadside assistance expires.