AntiFreeze: Maintaining your Coolant in Winter

AntiFreeze: Maintaining your Coolant in Winter

Antifreeze in your Coolant is critical in the Winter Whether we like it or not, cold winters are part of life in Saskatchewan.  When preparing for the brutality of winter, think about the coolant in your vehicle. Yes coolant. It may sound odd that coolant would be important in the coolest part of the year, but it is critical to your vehicle’s winter performance. What does antifreeze or coolant do? Coolant, often called antifreeze, is the...

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What is Differential Oil?  How does it work? How often should I get a differential service?

What is Differential Oil?  How does it work? How often should I get a differential service?

First of all, what is a differential? The differential is a component in all automobiles designed to compensate for the difference in distance that the inner wheels and outer wheels travel as the car goes around a corner. Basically the differential allows your car to make corners without drama. If both drive wheels rotated together, going around corners would be jerky because the outside tire travels farther than the inside   In a...

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Have you checked your lights lately? 

Have you checked your lights lately? 

A guideline for checking your headlights, taillights, running lights and signal lights. Why check your lights regularly For your safety and the safety of others, it is important that all lights on your vehicle are working properly.  Bright and functioning headlights and taillights are necessary to be visible to other drivers and pedestrians at night and during the day.  Well-maintained headlights also help you to see obstacles in the road in...

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When and how should I change my windshield wipers?

When and how should I change my windshield wipers?

Replacing windshield wiper blades on my vehicle Saskatchewan, including Regina, has one of the hardest climates on windshield wipers – snow, ice, and extreme cold in the winter; periods of dryness and extreme heat in the summer; and rain, slush, freezing rain and even wind anytime throughout the year.  As a result, Saskatchewan is likely the premier testing area in the world for durability of windshield wipers! How often do my windshield...

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Why Change Transmission Fluid Regularly?

Why Change Transmission Fluid Regularly?

What is transmission fluid? Transmission fluid is a slippery liquid that acts as a lubricant for all of the moving parts inside your transmission. In an automatic transmission, this fluid also serves as a coolant and a viscous fluid that transmits power from the engine to the transmission. Refer to your owner’s manual for the type of fluid that your transmission requires. Why should I change my transmission fluid regularly? Just like engine...

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How often do I need my oil changed?

How often do I need my oil changed?

If you ask three shops how often you should change your oil you may get six different answers.  But we feel confident with our recommendation. Follow the service intervals recommended by the manufacturer of your vehicle We recommend to our customers that they follow their manufacturer’s recommended oil change intervals.  This means that the manufacturer will recommend that you have your oil changed after every so many kilometres. ...

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