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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

Glenwood Auto Shares tips for getting your car ready for spring in Saskatoon!

Glenwood Auto Shares tips for getting your car ready for spring 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. Getting Your Car Ready for Spring in Saskatoon After a very long Saskatchewan winter, you’re likely ready to give up your hibernating ways for some adventure and sunshine. For many Canadians, this means family vacations, trips to the cottage, camping excursions, and weekend road trips. Whatever your style, chances are you are getting ready to hit the road, but are you confident that your car is in good enough shape to get you there safely and efficiently? The Saskatoon winter’s cold temperatures and icy conditions have been hard on your car, so it is likely showing some signs of wear and tear. Spring is the perfect time to bring your car in for a full inspection to identify any minor problems be ... read more

Vehicle Cost-Saving Tips from Glenwood Auto - Improving Fuel Economy

Vehicle Cost-Saving Tips from Glenwood Auto - Improving Fuel Economy

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. Cost-Saving Auto Maintenance Tips   Are you spending more on your car than you should be? Though it may be hard to believe, investing in regular preventative maintenance can help save you money in the long run by improving your fuel economy, allowing you to drive your vehicle longer, and help you avoid expensive repairs. In some cases, failing to maintain your car can also affect its mechanical integrity and lead to an accident with costs to repair the damage and pay increased insurance premiums. Any injuries as a result of the accident can also take their toll on your wallet if they require special treatment like physiotherapy or limit your ability to work. Today we dive into ways to improve your fuel ec ... read more

6 Ways You Are Killing Your Car!

6 Ways You Are Killing Your Car!

6 Ways You Are Killing Your Car! Owning a car can be a dream or a nightmare depending on how well you take care of your vehicle, says the non-profit Car Care Council. The following are six things that many motorists do that can harm their car and their wallet. 1. Ignoring The Check Engine Light  Ignoring an illuminated check engine light can result in serious engine trouble and costly repairs. At the very least, this warning light could alert you to an engine problem that is negatively impacting fuel economy. 2. Failing to change fluids and filters Many fluids are required for the operation and protection of vehicle systems and components. Checking fluid levels regularly, along with the filters, helps ensure that your vehicle runs dependably and extends vehicle life. 3. Neglecting your tires Your vehicle’s tires should be checked frequently for inflation and tread depth. Unde ... read more

Glenwood Auto Service Saskatoon Explains The Importance of Tire Tread Depth

Glenwood Auto Service Saskatoon Explains The Importance of Tire Tread Depth

    Why proper tire care is very important in your overall safety while driving. The Importance of Tire Tread Depth explained by Robert Scott, Owner of Glenwood Auto Service Saskatoon There are a few areas of concern for proper care of your tire this article addresses them all.  If your trip is 6/32 of an inch or more then you should experience satisfactory traction and performance as far as your tread is concerned. However, if your tread depth calls between 4/32 of an inch and 5/32 of an inch your traction in wet weather diminishes and your odds of hydroplaning or sliding increase significantly. When your tread depth falls to 3/32 of an inch or less you are playing with fire is for sure tires are concerned. Stopping distance with full to mid tread depth in standing water averages 160 feet at 60 mph. With mid to minimum tread – 4/32 of an inch to 5/32 of an inch, stopping distance can increase to 205 feet under the sa ... read more

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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

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), how it works and why it is so important.

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), how it works and why it is so important.

Most of us rely very heavily on our vehicles in our day to day lives. When you do have an unexpected mechanical problem, it does more than inconvenience you - it can bring your schedule to a complete stop! When this happens, you NEED a professional to get you rolling again, but what you WANT is to be dealt with honestly. You want to know what is wrong with the vehicle, what needs to be done and what it will cost. At Glenwood Auto Service, we are committed to providing you exactly that. Be assured, your vehicle will be professionally diagnosed and top quality parts will be installed by technicians with years of experience that you can trust. Follow the link to our promise!  Glenwood are Trusted Saskatoon Auto Repair & Service specialists Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) The Antilock Braking System or ABS helps the driver maintain the st ... read more

Glenwood Auto Service tip on how to Check Engine Oil

Glenwood Auto Service tip on how to Check Engine Oil

How to check engine oil Most of us rely very heavily on our vehicles in our day to day lives. When you do have an unexpected mechanical problem, it does more than inconvenience you - it can bring your schedule to a complete stop! When this happens, you NEED a professional to get you rolling again, but what you WANT is to be dealt with honestly. You want to know what is wrong with the vehicle, what needs to be done and what it will cost. At Glenwood Auto Service, we are committed to providing you exactly that. Be assured, your vehicle will be professionally diagnosed and top quality parts will be installed by technicians with years of experience that you can trust. Follow the link to our promise!  Glenwood are Trusted Saskatoon Auto Repair & Service specialistsHow to Check engine oil Check engine oil reg ... read more

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