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Starting Diesel Engines in Saskatchewan Winters

Starting Diesel Engines in Saskatchewan Winters

  Staying on top of regular maintenance keeps your vehicle running better for longer. Glenwood Auto are Trusted Saskatoon Auto Repair Experts, and we're ready to help you with all your maintenance needs. In our latest auto blog, we discuss starting your diesel engine in Saskatchewan winters!  How bad is it to cold-start a diesel engine when it's -20c, and why?   Starting diesel engines during cold weather can be frustrating if engines are not properly prepared for lower temperatures. Batteries that are weak may not crank the starter motor fast enough or long enough to start a cold engine. As the temperature goes down, so does battery capacity. A battery that has all of its power available at 80 degrees F will have only about 46% available power at -20 degrees C. Plus, the engine will be 2.5 times ... read more

Glenwood Auto shares the best diesel cars of 2018

Glenwood Auto shares the best diesel cars of 2018

    The best diesel cars of 2018 Staying on top of regular maintenance keeps your vehicle running better for longer. Glenwood Auto are Trusted Saskatoon Auto Repair Experts, and we're ready to help you with all your maintenance needs. In our latest Saskatoon auto tip, we share info about diesel cars. Diesel isn't evil! The best diesel cars on the market do it right

Dan Baker/Digital Trends Diesel-powered engines became public enemy number one the minute Volkswagen Group admitted to programming illegal software into many of its TDI engines. The so-called defeat device turned off the car’s emissions control equipment (such as the urea injection system) under normal driving conditions, and turned them back on only when the car was undergoing an
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Get a pre purchase inspection from Glenwood before buying a used vehicle in Saskatoon

Get a pre purchase inspection from Glenwood before buying a used vehicle in Saskatoon

Staying on top of regular maintenance keeps your vehicle running better for longer. Glenwood Auto are Trusted Saskatoon Auto Repair Experts, and we're ready to help you with all your maintenance needs. In our latest Saskatoon auto tip, we share info on getting a pre-purchase inspection before buying a used vehicle. Finding the used car that’s right for you takes time, and when you finally find ‘the one,’ it can be tempting to rush through the buying process to get into the driver’s seat as soon as possible. Before you fully commit, there’s one more important step to take – and that’s a pre-purchase inspection (PPI). What is a used car pre-purchase inspe ... read more

Glenwood Auto Tips on Keeping Your Vehicle Running Longer

Glenwood Auto Tips on Keeping Your Vehicle Running Longer

Staying on top of regular maintenance keeps your vehicle running better for longer. Glenwood Auto are Trusted Saskatoon Auto Repair Experts, and we're ready to help you with all your maintenance needs. In our latest Saskatoon auto tip we share info on how to keep your vehicle running well for as long as possible. Preventive maintenance is the key to keeping repairs under control. The more you learn about your vehicle the more you will likely save money on repairs. If you just rely on a mechanic to do all the thinking and you ignore maintenance, be prepared to pay extremely high repair bills. The following auto tips may help keep your car running indefinitely  Reduce Your Driving By cutting down on the amount of miles you drive on a weekly basis ... read more

Thinking about buying a diesel vehicle?

Thinking about buying a diesel vehicle?

Staying on top of regular maintenance keeps your vehicle running better for longer. Glenwood Auto are Trusted Saskatoon Auto Repair Experts, and we're ready to help you with all your maintenance needs. In our latest auto blog, we talk about diesel vehicles. WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT BUYING A DIESEL VEHICLE   Most people in North America drive cars powered by gasoline, but that’s not your only option for fuel these days. There are also hybrids, electrics, and diesel, each of which offers benefits and drawbacks. Although hybrids and electrics are new, diesels have been around for a while. You might think this makes them more well-understood, but the reverse is true. A lot has changed over the years, and the diesel you buy today is very different from the diesel your parents bought years ago. Here’s what you ... read more

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Prepare Your Car for Fall: 3 Quick Tips from Glenwood Auto Saskatoon

Prepare Your Car for Fall: 3 Quick Tips from Glenwood Auto Saskatoon

  Staying on top of regular maintenance keeps your vehicle running better for longer. Glenwood Auto are Trusted Saskatoon Auto Repair Experts, and we're ready to help you with all your maintenance needs. In our latest Saskatoon auto tip we share info on keeping your car in good working order this fall. Autumn means shorter days, colourful foliage, football season, and with the change in seasons come changes in driving conditions – temperatures are dropping, and soon we will start to see an increase in rain, ice on the roads, and even a bit of snow. Here are three ways to make sure that your car is ready for the fall. Fall Car Maintenance Tips   Check your wiper blades Check and freshen fluids Check tire tread and balance Check your wiper blades. It ... read more

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Glenwood Auto Service Saskatoon Shares Reasons To Buy a Diesel Truck

Glenwood Auto Service Saskatoon Shares Reasons To Buy a Diesel Truck

Staying on top of regular maintenance keeps your vehicle running better for longer. Glenwood Auto are Trusted Saskatoon Auto Repair Experts, and we're ready to help you with all your maintenance needs. In our latest Saskatoon auto tip, we discuss some reasons to buy a diesel truck. Three Reasons To Buy a Diesel Truck When people think of diesel's, images of jacked up trucks "rolling coal" may come to mind - but diesel trucks have a lot more to offer than this stereotypical view. Over the past few years, several technological enhancements have helped make diesel engines as efficient (if not more efficient) than gas engines. In addition to efficiency, several other factors make diesel trucks better than gas.    1. Diesel's Are More Powerful&nb ... read more

Glenwood Auto Service Shares Diesel Maintenance Tips

Glenwood Auto Service Shares Diesel Maintenance Tips

Staying on top of regular maintenance keeps your vehicle running better for longer. Glenwood Auto are Trusted Saskatoon Auto Repair Experts, and we're ready to help you with all your maintenance needs. In our latest Saskatoon auto tip, we share some diesel maintenance tips. Critical Diesel Maintenance Tips Regular maintenance is absolutely imperative if you want a diesel engine to last, and every diesel owner will probably encounter some pitfalls and problems. Although diesel engines require no ignition tune-ups and tend to last longer without major repairs than gasoline engines, they do require regular low-cost maintenance, mostly in the form of frequent oil and filter changes. Keep It Clean Keeping your diesel engine ... read more

Glenwood Auto Saskatoon Discusses Caring for Your Car in Summer

Glenwood Auto Saskatoon Discusses Caring for Your Car in Summer

Staying on top of regular maintenance keeps your vehicle running better for longer. Glenwood Auto are Trusted Saskatoon Auto Repair Experts, and we're ready to help you with all your maintenance needs. In our latest auto blog, we discuss taking care of your car in summer. Caring for Your Car in Summer Summer is the prime time for road trips. Before hitting the road this summer, you can take several simple precautions to keep your family safe and save money at the pump. Extreme heat and long drives can be tough on cars. Cracked hoses, leaky radiators, under-inflated tires and dirty filters can significantly lower your fuel efficiency, or worse, lead to a total breakdown. Check the following vehicle components periodically during summer to help avoid breakdowns and car problems: Check the electrical system to make sure it is char ... read more

Glenwood Auto Service Vehicle Systems Overview - Engine Cooling

Glenwood Auto Service Vehicle Systems Overview - Engine Cooling

Staying on top of regular maintenance keeps your vehicle running better for longer. Glenwood Auto are Trusted Saskatoon Auto Repair Experts, and we're ready to help you with all your maintenance needs. In our latest auto blog, we discuss the engine cooling system in your vehicle. Vehicle Systems Overview - Engine Cooling WHAT IS IT? The engine cooling system affects your car’s overall dependability and your engine’s longevity. Cooling systems have advanced over the years with new coolant formulations and new radiator designs and materials. If you suspect a problem with your cooling system, you should have it checked immediately. WHAT DOES IT DO? A water-cooled engine block and cylinder head have interconnected coolant channels running ... read more

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