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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

Spring Driving tips watching out for wildlife on Saskatchewan roads

Spring Driving tips watching out for wildlife on Saskatchewan roads

  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 driving tips on watching out for wildlife as we drive on Saskatchewan roads.    It’s amazing the effect warmer weather has on everyone! It lures motorists, cyclists and pedestrians onto the roads with an almost magnetic force. And we are not the only “creatures” that feel the pull. As the weather warms up, more and more animals will be on the move as well. Foxes and skunks will be coming out of hibernation and looking for food. Deer and moose will be moving from their winter fe ... read more

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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

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 shares 10 driving tips to help your vehicle last longer

Glenwood Auto shares 10 driving tips to help your vehicle last longer

  10 daily driving tips that will save you money Have you ever noticed some older vehicles look new while other ones of the same age are falling apart? While maintenance has something to do with it, daily driving habits also have a huge influence. 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 article, we share ten daily driving tips to help you keep your car in good shape and save money maintenance-wise at the same time. 1. Avoid potholes This may seem like a no-brainer, but it is still surprising the number of people I see drive right through potholes even though there is plenty of space to go around them. These, when deep, can not only damage the tire and the wheel, but the impact can also have adverse effects on the suspensi ... read more

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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 Saskatoon Discusses Benefits of Regular Tire Rotation

Glenwood Auto Saskatoon Discusses Benefits of Regular Tire Rotation

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 the benefits of regular tire rotation. Tire Rotation Tire rotation is the process of moving the tires from one position to another. Tire rotation is a necessary process when you want to get the most possible life possible from your tires. There are several benefits to having this service performed regularly. Not only can you get more life on the tread, but you’ll also experience better vehicle handling and increased gas mileage, helping to save quite a bit of money over the long-term. 1. Extended Tire Tread Life Tires have a tendency to wear unevenly due to many different factor ... read more

Glenwood Auto Saskatoon Tips on Preparing for a Vehicle Breakdown

Glenwood Auto Saskatoon Tips on Preparing for a Vehicle Breakdown

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 preparing for a vehicle breakdown. Preparing for a Vehicle Breakdown A vehicle breakdown is something we all experience at some point, and can, unfortunately, happen anywhere. Preparing for a vehicle breakdown will help alleviate anxiety in a stressful situation and can help keep you safe. Here are some things you can do to prepare for potential car troubles. Pack an emergency kit A well-packed emergency kit ensures you have the tools on-hand to assist you in getting help, alerts other drivers to the presence of your vehicle and enables you to cope with basic chall ... read more

Glenwood Auto Service share 2018 Vehicles with the Lowest Maintenance Costs

Glenwood Auto Service share 2018 Vehicles with the Lowest Maintenance Costs

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 the latest award-winning vehicles with the lowest maintenance costs. Hyundai Accent Gets Top Marks for Maintenance Costs Kelley Blue Book announced the winners of its seventh annual 5-Year Cost to Own Awards where Hyundai took the win on the lowest maintenance costs and repair side of things, followed by Acura. The 2018 Hyundai Accent came out on top for maintenance and repair costs. Over the course of 5 years, customers would pay $3,002 to take care of th ... read more

Importance of Wheel Alignment Saskatoon

Importance of Wheel Alignment Saskatoon

Importance of Wheel Alignment A lot of things go into maintaining your vehicle so it performs safely and at its best. Proper wheel alignment is one thing that plays an important role. Wheel alignment affects fuel efficiency, tire wear, tire performance, vehicle handling and maneuverability. Wheel alignment is a big factor in a vehicle's steering response. This leads many to the most frequently asked question about tire alignment, "When should I get an alignment?" There is no absolute answer to the question since all vehicles have different service requirements. A service technician at Glenwood Auto Service will be able to do an alignment check to determine if alignment if necessary. He or she can also give you advice about how often you need to have alignments done ... read more

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