Does your vehicle have adequate coolant for warm weather?

Does your vehicle have adequate coolant for warm weather?

Follow these tips for keeping your engine cool for all your summer travels! What does coolant or antifreeze do? Coolant, also called antifreeze, is the fluid found in your radiator.  Your coolant contains a chemical (ethylene glycol) that stops water from freezing or boiling in regular and extreme temperatures. Coolant also contains rust, corrosion and foaming inhibitors. Not only is coolant important in the summer to prevent the water in your...

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Can synthetic oil be used in older vehicles?

Can synthetic oil be used in older vehicles?

Enjoy the benefits of synthetic oil in older vehicles Using synthetic oil in an older vehicle is not a problem.  If the vehicle is in good running condition with minimal leaks, running a synthetic oil will not harm anything at all.  You will enjoy all the benefits that a full synthetic oil has to offer.  Read on to find out more about why people are hesitant to change to full synthetic and how to go about it. You may also be interested in the...

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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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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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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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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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