Category Archives: Saskatoon Auto repair

What are the Symptoms of Failing Brakes?

What are the Symptoms of Failing Brakes?

You rely on your vehicles brakes to slow or stop your car when you press down on the brake pedal.  Over time, you get to know how your vehicle runs and you'll understand how much time you need to come to a complete stop according to how much pressure you apply to the brake pedal.  However, if you begin to notice that your vehicle starts taking longer to brake, or that there is an annoying squealing sound when braking, these are symptoms not to ignore.   Finding yourself on the road without working brakes can be scary, and is definitely not a situation that most ever think they'll have to experience - and we don't want you to, either!  The best way to keep your brakes healthy is with regular maintenance and inspections.  There are a number of brake system components that will wear down over time that will need to be replaced, and getting them taken care of before they cause you any major issues will keep you safe on the road. &nb ... read more

When should I change my tires from winter to summer

When should I change my tires from winter to summer

WHEN SHOULD YOU SWITCH TO SUMMER TIRES?    Spring is a season that can be very unpredictable – repeatedly showing its nice side and then just as easily disappearing. For Prairie Drivers in SaskatchewaN, planning when to change from winter to summer tires can be quite the guessing game. Plus 7 DEGREES CELSIUS is temperature when winter tires should not be driven long distances ON DRY PAVEMENT When temperatures begin to hit  seven degrees Celsius and higher, it’s a good time to consider switching from winter to summer tires. Summer tires begin to lose some of their grip as the temperature drops below this point, while winter tires begin to wear out and offer less response as the thermometer rises above seven degrees. BEWARE OF A LATE SNOWFALL this time of year, as it is bound to happen  It’s safe to say that a winter tire on dry pavement is better than a ... read more

Getting Your Truck Ready for Summer towing

Getting Your Truck Ready for Summer towing

  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 tips on getting your truck ready for lake life!    Get Your Truck Ready For Summer Towing It’s been a long cold winter here in Saskatoon, but with the arrival of warm spring weather, the minds of many truck owners goes to trips pulling the boat out to the lake.  After lake season your truck may have gone for a long winter’s nap as you switch to a smaller more fuel efficient vehicle or y ... read more

Glenwood Auto Service - May is Car Care Month in Canada

Glenwood Auto Service - May is Car Care Month in Canada

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 spring car care maintenance tips.    CARE FOR YOUR CAR With winter firmly in the rearview mirror, it's time to make sure your vehicle is ready for the summer roads ahead because chances are your car is feeling a bit sluggish. Every May is Car Care Mo ... read more

Turbo use and Maintenance By Tim Dawson at Glenwood Auto Service Saskatoon

Turbo use and Maintenance By Tim Dawson at Glenwood Auto Service 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 Tim Dawson shares some turbo tips. Even if your Turbo equipped vehicle is your daily driver or your weekend warrior, your care and maintenance of this mechanical marvel remain the same.  Proper fluid use, with both engine oil and coolant, is even more important than with naturally aspirated engines.    We all know and have had it pounded into us by advertising that Synthetic fluids are better for our vehicles, but this rings even more so for Turbo equipped vehicles.  Synthetic engine oils deal with heat much b ... read more

Fix your vehicle and protect the environment

Fix your vehicle and protect the environment

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 recommend that you fix your vehicle and protect the environment.     Fix your vehicle and protect the environment: every little bit counts! As we go about our daily routines, many of us consciously make small decisions that we know make a big difference to our environment, like recycling or turning off lights when we leave the room. Every little bit counts but did you know this is especially true when it comes to our vehicles, which emit greenhouse gases when burning fuel? According to Environment Canada, passenger cars and ligh ... read more

Cost of Car maintenance compare to the cost of a crash

Cost of Car maintenance compare to the cost of a crash

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 the cost of a crash vs the cost of car maintenance.   Cost of Car maintenance vs Cost of a Crash With the myriad of expenses that we face every day, you may be tempted to put off vehicle maintenance to save a few bucks – and you certainly wouldn’t be alone – but is saving a few bucks worth risking your life? On average, five people die on Canada’s roads each day. Though many of these collisions can be attributed  ... read more

Glenwood Auto Answers the question - What would cause a valve to stick?

Glenwood Auto Answers the question - What would cause a valve to stick?

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 valves. You gasp and wheeze, start to waiver, and feel faint. What is happening?! What’s happening is that you’re an engine and your heart and lungs aren’t getting enough air to operate effectively. But you do have a heart and lungs, and that will help you understand an engine’s induction system. Here’s how: You breathe air into your lungs to oxygenate your blood just like intake valves allow air into the combustion chambers so ... read more

Glenwood Tips for Driving Safely In the Rain

Glenwood Tips for Driving Safely In the Rain

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 Driving in the rain is the subject!      Driving safely in wet weather requires both the vehicle and the driver to be prepared!     Now that the winter season has finally (dare we say it?) moved on, we can expect our precipitation to fall in liquid form rather than solid. Driving safely in wet weather requires both the vehicle and the driver to be prepared. Vehicle tips Tires:? These are critical, yet are easily the most underrated safety feature on your vehicle. Your tires should have plenty of tread depth to evac ... read more

Four Easy Ways to Go Green with Your Car

Four Easy Ways to Go Green with Your Car

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 four easy ways to go green with your car. Looking for ways to become more environmentally friendly with your car? Motorists can help protect the environment by following these four simple steps. Follow a vehicle service schedule including steps like checking engine performance, keeping tires properly inflated, replacing air filters regularly, changing oil regularly and checking your gas cap. Routine maintenance helps reduce emissions and fuel cons ... read more

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