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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

Tires and Road Noise - what to know

Tires and Road Noise - what to know

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 information about Tires and Road Noise.  Tires and Road Noise Explained Tires may be noisy for some cars but quiet on others, so how can you tell if the tire noise you’re experiencing is good or bad? It’s important to know  that tire noise can just be an annoyance rather than an indicator that something bigger is wrong with your car. However, the constant humming could also be a sign that some other part of your car needs attention. Why Does a Tire Make Noise? When tires rotate, th ... 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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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

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

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

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