September 18th, 2012
Winter Tire and Wheel group buy promotion happening now!
Book your wheel and or tire package with a deposit before October 15th, and pay only cost plus 10%!
All sizes and makes available, Pirelli, Continental, Nokian, Sunny, Bridgestone,
Hankook, Goodyear and many more
For More Information call 514-338-1001
Or visit us in store at 2405 Halpern, h4s 1s3 Ville St Laurent
December 8th, 2011
Support the Breast Cancer Society of Canada by buying a pink snow tool today! Now available at AUTOBAR!
November 21st, 2011
Lately I’ve been noticing a lot of the MK4’s are hitting the 220 000Km mark and MK5s hitting the 120 000Km mark. This means that many of these cars need their timing belts and water pumps serviced! Ignoring timing belt service intervals can lead to catastrophic engine failure, and we all know no one wants to replace an engine when simple maintenance could have easily prolonged its life.
Timing belt kits all included Continental timing belts as well as all required tensioners and an upgraded water pump with a METAL impaller, as the OEM plastic ones tend to fail early.
Pricing starts off at
600 for all mk4 1.8T Golf beetle jetta etc parts labour included
650 2.0T Jetta Golf Eos etc parts labour included
For Passat/A4 please call for further information
Coolant is extra
And this is what timing belt failure looks like!
October 30th, 2011
winter tire specials are now up!! Click th link below to see our flyer. Many more specials available in store. Many products available!!!
winter tires 2011
How ready are YOU for this winter season?!
First frost has come and gone. The weather man says flurries will feather the grass this week. All around the city lawns have been mowed for the very last time, fall bulbs planted, bags of leaves disguised as pumpkins or scarecrows will soon be used to prepare next year’s compost pile. The earthy smell of fall begins to fade and the wind takes on a new bite; it’s an unmistakable reminder that winter is on its way.
Driving, in any season, isn’t easy in our fair city. Whether you are coming from East or West, North or South, you can always be sure that something is blocked somewhere. When the wet streets meet the new freezing temperatures, we’re reminded as drivers that those All Seasons just don’t cut it in this city; our houses aren’t the only things that need “winterizing” – our cars need it to. Despite the fact that winter tires are now compulsory by December 15th, CAA Quebec reports a marked delay by motorists in the changing of their seasonal tires. A few theories can be advanced to explain this phenomenon: the economy for one causes people to cut or push back on things they don’t consider a necessary or immediate expense. Some folks just think that it is something that they can put off until they see that first real snowfall. In fact, this is such a common perception that garages across the city are inundated with installation requests during this time; the rush jobs can lead to a reduced quality installation or the unavailability of your first choice tire. Veteran drivers [and meteorologists] know that in this city you have to be prepared for anything – whether it’s cold dry pavement, thick wet snow or a virtual ice rink. The rising popularity of SUVs with 4-wheel-drive or sedans with ABS brakes can also give the Montreal driver a false sense of security. While those are great features to have that can be a benefit to drivers who know how to use them properly – successfully navigating the city in the winter depends on the conditions of the road, your winter driving ability and the performance of your tires.
Pirelli, this year’s leading winter tire maker, offers a solution to meet the needs of any type of driver in all road conditions. [Click HERE to compare!] The Winter Snow Control Serie II, for example, is a great solution for the “city” car driving down the relatively dry pavement of the Trans-Canadian highway as well as through the congested streets like Decarie Blvd.; where only tires that are designed to expel slush and snow can safely unbury you from behind the snow piles left by city plow trucks. If you are looking to reduce both the impact on the environment AND on your wallet, you might consider the Winter Ice Control , the newest member to the Pirelli tire family. Although it has a lower performance ranking on dry pavement, this eco-friendly tire that was made to handle extreme Nordic driving conditions features circumferential boxes and small grooves, a milled surface and directional tread design that delivers increased traction, stability, & braking on ice and snow.
Sporty, more aggressive drivers can benefit from the Winter Sottozero . With its IBS Technology and New Temperature Dynamic Compound, this tire features superior traction and handling on all road conditions, especially cold dry pavement. The Sottozero will leave you feeling like winter driving is just as easy as in the summer.
Autobar is just one supplier that recommends Pirelli’s studable Winter Carving Edge as the best defense against the worst winter has to throw at you:
“While designed to accept tire studs to enhance traction on packed snow and ice, they can also be used without studs if desired. Winter Carving radials are designed to perform in wet and dry conditions, as well as enhance overall traction in snow and on ice. Winter Carving radials use Pirelli’s Adaptive Compound Technology (ACT) to blend winter performance with wear resistance.”
Featuring a “directional tread design with rounded shoulders to increase hydroplaning resistance” and an optimized stud layout to reduce loss of studs, the Carving Edge is a favorite for the most severe weather conditions*.
*Due to the traction capabilities this tire is recommended to be installed in sets of four only.
Choosing a good winter tire can mean the difference in whether you are house bound or bound around a pole this winter. All Season tires can be a bit of a misnomer if you have ever tried to get up a hill in January or down one in December. The right tire can shorten your braking distance by half, can improve handling around corners and reduce hydroplaning with increased speeds. The right tire can save your life.
Autobar has trained service technicians that can execute a quality installation and an experienced sales staff available to ensure that you choose the product that is most appropriate for your motor vehicle and driving habits. This season, let Autobar help you get winter ready!
October 26th, 2011
Just got this sweet set of Interad Turismos delivered to be installed on a 2012 Audi R8, stay tuned for photos of the car!
October 25th, 2011
Yesterday one of our clients stopped by to show off his new toy, a fresh new Lamborghini LP-700. He seems to be enjoying it for now, but lets hope we can get a chance to twin turbo it!
October 24th, 2011
Last fall Claude brought his 335 over to us with one goal in mind: Make it look bad ass and make it fast.
So thats exactly what we did!
Turbo Dynamics stage 2, 3 inch catless downpipes with a custom turboback built by our friend Markku over at Agtronic Motorposrt among many other things.
On the exterior we installed a carbon fiber Vorsteiner hood and in the rear an LCI upgrade with CSL carbon fiber Vorsteiner trunk. After getting everything in running order we sent the car over to Brady at DynoDoc to help tune the car with its Vishnu procede.
The end result was 480 wheel horse power and 520lbs of torque, a true beast!
For more reading check out the post on E90post by shiv from vishnu! Click here!
September 2nd, 2011
A couple of weeks ago the guys over at Unitronic swung by Autobar with their awesome little A3 on bags for a photoshoot with the infamous Unitronic girls. This was the final result!