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Trusted Saskatoon Auto Repair Shop Supports Teen Challenge in Saskatchewan

At Glenwood Auto Service, they are committed to providing you exactly that. Your vehicle will be professionally diagnosed and top quality parts will be installed by technicians with years of experience that you can trust. Like Trusted and theatre Trusted Saskatoon partners they believe in supporting the community! 

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Glenwood Auto Service Supports Teen Challenge

Dennis Smail started with Teen Challenge 14 years ago and implemented a 12 month strategy to turn the program around. The Teen Challenge program supports men and women that are 18 years old and up to be able to turn their life around. These men and women are involved in drug or alcohol abuse, prostitution or other crimes. Teen Challenge runs a men’s and women’s program to provide these people with a place to stay that is safe and provides them the support they need to change the direction of their life in a positive way. They live on site and over 50% of men and women that are part of the program stay clean and become ambassadors for the program.

Dennis estimated that Glenwood Auto Service’s support of the program for over the last ten years would be valued at over $150,000! This is what Dennis had to say about Rob Scott, owner of Glenwood Auto Service: 

“Rob is committed to supporting the program, he is the first guy into the shop and last one to leave and takes pride in his business.” 

Dennis has also been a customer of Glenwood Auto for over 15 years and he said that “Quality lives long after price is forgotten.” He feels grateful to be able to work with Rob on the Teen Challenge program and refer to him as a friend. 

So what does Glenwood Auto do to support the program? 

Glenwood Auto Service gives complimentary service for the Teen Challenge 10 passenger vans and other vehicles used for the program. They also make donations through gifts in kind. Rob and the Glenwood Auto team's support has helped the program to be able to continue to run. This allowed the Teen Challenge staff to use funds and donations for assisting the men and women that are part of the program as opposed to fixing vehicles. They are currently building a new women’s facility out by Hague!


After speaking with Rob about his involvement he was, as usual, very modest. He said, “This program helps encourage a better community and supports these kids to have a better future by getting back on the right foot!”



Glenwood Auto Service are proud to be corporate partners for Teen Challenge Saskatchewan and the Trusted Saskatoon team  are proud to partner with Glenwood Auto Service!

 

Crestview Auto Trusted Saskatoon Tire and Auto Repair expert shares a tip on Re-Torguing Tires

Let's face it, most of us do not think about the tires on our vehicles until we run into a problem....and that problem may be a major inconvenience at best; an accident at worst. Having your vehicle serviced by people that you trust is an absolute must. Let Don and the highly trained technicians at Crestview Auto Service work with you to make sure your vehicle is ready for the road.

Crestview Auto Service is your Trusted Saskatoon Tire Expert and they also offer full Auto Service and Repair in Saskatoon

Here Don Klassen shares a tip on Re-Torguing Tires:

“Why do wheels need to be re-torqued?”

 
Re-torquing wheels after vehicle servicing
 
When you bring your vehicle to our repair shop, if we have had your wheels off of the vehicle, we will ask you to return so we can re-torque the wheels. Your invoice will also have a statement on it advising that the wheels need to be re-torqued. You can do this yourself if you like, but if we were the ones to work on the car we do this at no charge to you. We always use a torque wrench to tighten your wheels when we re-install them. This is more of a safety concern now than it was 20 years ago. Vehicles are much more reliable today, but they are made with lighter materials and some of these are very fussy about how they are put together. Even a slight decrease or increase in the tightness of bolts and nuts can have adverse affects, in that they can loosen or they can break.
 
 
Occasionally a customer will come into our auto repair shop with a concern of a noise; once in a while we find loose lug nuts that hold the tires and rims tight to the car. This usually happens shortly after they have had the vehicle in for servicing somewhere and the wheels were off or they have taken the wheel off themselves. Most automotive shops will use a torque wrench to tighten the wheel and this is the best way to make sure the nuts are tight but not so tight that the wheel studs break from too much pressure on them. Some vehicles are more prone to having the lug nuts loosen and will need multiple re-torquing to make sure they stay tight. 
 
 
Loose wheels don’t happen often, but to be safe, have your wheels re-torqued within the first 100 KM after they have been put on. It is the responsibility of the vehicle owner/driver that this is done. Loose wheels can cause a lot of damage to your car and potential injury to you and others. It doesn't take long to re-torque wheels and could save you a repair bill and a big headache.

 

Find Crestview at 24, 23rd Street East  or online at www.crestviewautoservice.ca - they are a fullservice Saskatoon Tire and Auto Repair & Service business and they can be found on the Saskatoon Directory under TIRES SASKATOON    and Auto Repair & Service Saskatoon they are your TRUSTED SASKATOON TIRE and AUTO REPAIR EXPERTS  

 

 

Crestview Auto Trusted Saskatoon Tire and Auto Repair Expert shares a tip on Cabin Air Filters

Let's face it, most of us do not think about the tires on our vehicles until we run into a problem....and that problem may be a major inconvenience at best; an accident at worst. Having your vehicle serviced by people that you trust is an absolute must. Let Don and the highly trained technicians at Crestview Auto Service work with you to make sure your vehicle is ready for the road.

Crestview Auto Service is your Trusted Saskatoon Tire Expert and they also offer full Auto Service and Repair in Saskatoon

Here they share a tip on your cabin air filter:

To change or not to change?

Cabin air filters are found on most late-model vehicles. The filter cleans the air that comes into the interior through the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system (HVAC). It catches dust, pollen and other airborne material to make your car’s interior cleaner and healthier even more important if you have allergies or other respiratory problems, which can make riding in a car unpleasant. Some have added activated charcoal to the filtering element. These do not just filter particulates, but also odors and some common exhaust gasses.



 Some signs that you need a new cabin air filter are reduced airflow through your HVAC system, such as when you turn the fan onto high speed and you get more noise than increased airflow. If you drive in heavy traffic, an area that has poor air quality, or dusty conditions you could need to replace the filter annually or even more often. Recommendations on when it should be replaced vary by manufacturer and depend on your driving conditions.
 

Many cabin air filters are located behind the glove box and are easily accessible by freeing the glove box from its fasteners. Others are located under the dashboard and may not be easy to reach, or under the hood where fresh air enters the HVAC system.

 

Find Crestview at 24, 23rd Street East  or online at www.crestviewautoservice.ca - they are a fullservice Saskatoon Tire and Auto Repair & Service business and they can be found on the Saskatoon Directory under TIRES SASKATOON    and Auto Repair & Service Saskatoon they are your TRUSTED SASKATOON TIRE and AUTO REPAIR EXPERTS  

 

Crestview Auto Service Trusted Saskatoon Tire and Auto Repair Expert shares a tip on Winter Driving in Saskatchewan

Let's face it, most of us do not think about the tires on our vehicles until we run into a problem....and that problem may be a major inconvenience at best; an accident at worst. Having your vehicle serviced by people that you trust is an absolute must. Let Don and the highly trained technicians at Crestview Auto Service work with you to make sure your vehicle is ready for the road.

Crestview Auto Service is your Trusted Saskatoon Tire Expert and they also offer full Auto Service and Repair in Saskatoon

Here they share a tip on Winter Driving in Saskatchewan: 

 
How well did you prepare your vehicle for winter? Here are some things to remember and some tips to help ready yourself for a winter trip. Plan to be safe this winter when you are out on the road, reducing the stress of winter driving.
 
Have your vehicle inspected and serviced to be sure you won’t break down in the cold. Winter conditions with snow, cold and icy roads demand that a vehicle be in top condition. For this reason, a winter readiness inspection is a necessity, and in the end is less annoying and less costly than battery boosts, calling a tow truck, being late and those unplanned hotel stays half way to your destination.
 
Before it’s too late and you’re on the side of the road or worse, stopped in the middle of the road, give us a call, e-mail or book online to set up an appointment for your vehicle. You will know the condition of your vehicle and what needs to be done for safe winter driving.
 
Having a block heater on your car and using it when temperatures are colder than -150c is the least expensive way to prevent engine damage from cold winter starts; just make sure you unplug before driving away.  
 
 
Remember; daytime running lights on your vehicle usually only have the headlights on, not the park lights. They provide less light than when you turn the lights on yourself. At dusk or inclement weather you need to turn the lights on manually so others can see you from the front and the back; swirling snow, fog and cloudy days make it difficult to see and to be seen.
 
Tips before you head out on the road each day:
 
  • Unplug the car.
  • Brush the snow off your car.
  • Scrape the windshield, rear and side windows.
  • Clear your heater air intake (this is usually between the windshield and the hood).
  • Clean your headlights, tail lights and signal lights.
  • Be sure to clear your tissue boxes, sunglasses, papers, etc., away from defroster outlets or your windows won’t clear properly.
 
For out of town or even for short trips, follow this link for information on what survival equipment to take with you in your vehicle: http://crestviewautoservice.blogspot.ca/2014/10/prepared-for-winter.html

Find Crestview at 24, 23rd Street East  or online at www.crestviewautoservice.ca - they are a fullservice Saskatoon Tire and Auto Repair & Service business and they can be found on the Saskatoon Directory under TIRES SASKATOON    and Auto Repair & Service Saskatoon they are your TRUSTED SASKATOON TIRE and AUTO REPAIR EXPERTS  

 

 

Speedy Collision Trusted Saskatoon Auto Body experts share a tip on Good Drivers

What can you expect when you deal with the professionals at Speedy Collision Auto Body Saskatoon? More than you thought! 

First, expect big cost savings! 

You can also expect Seamless quality repairs! A faster tunraround for your vehicle (on average 25% faster!!) & Assistance dealing with insurance! 

You'll find quality at every price point - from a few hundred dollars to a thousand or more. It's up to you.

Trusted Saskatoon Auto Body experts in collision repair and auto paint!  

Here Speedy Collision shares a tip on Good Practises for Today's Drivers:

Driving is a daily task for most of us, and staying safe on the road is important. Your car is also likely one of your largest investments, so taking care of it should just be common sense.

However, when you spend so much time in your car, it can be easy to overlook even the most basic safety and maintenance issues. These are great habits to get into so that your car will serve you well for years to come, and yet overlooking these simple tasks are some of the most common mistakes drivers make.

Check Your Oil Frequently 

Everybody who drives knows that cars need an oil change from time to time. However, many drivers really neglect this fact. They know what needs to be done, but they don't do it. Why?

While you might read that motor oil needs to be changed every 5,000 miles or so, the truth is that the only way to know how often you should be changing your oil is to follow the intervals recommended in the owner’s manual that came with your vehicle - and use the dipstick to see if the oil's color has darkened. Every car is different, but that's why owner's manuals exist.

Not changing your car’s oil frequently enough can harm your. If you have a leak, just topping it up will work for a while, but you should really get it fixed if you want your car to work for any length of time. Engine repairs are among the most costly, so changing your oil on time just makes sense for your pocketbook. You can even keep an eye out for coupons to save money on car maintenance.

Replace Your Air Filter 

Most people simply don’t think about the air filter in their cars unless they’re very interested in how a car works. In fact, some people don’t even realize that their car needs a filter. It does, and if your air filter is dirty and needs replacing, your car won’t perform at its best.

Over time, running your car with a dirty air filter can cause the engine to overheat, damaging other parts of your car and keeping it from running efficiently. The worst part is that replacing your air filter is an inexpensive repair, usually below $40, so having a dirty one damage your car for expensive repairs doesn't make sense at all.

Don’t Drive With Worn-Down Brake Pads 

Brake pads don’t really break, but they can easily become worn down over a period of time, making it more and more difficult to stop your vehicle. Eventually, that quick stop that keeps you from going past that red light or bumping into a car ahead of you just won’t be possible.

While there really is no ideal amount of time you need to wait between changing brake pads, many mechanics and car manufacturers recommend somewhere in the 20,000- to 25,000-mile range. The best time to have your brake pads checked is when you’re having your tires rotated or replaced since they will be exposed and easily accessible. If the pads need replacing, do it on the spot if you can afford it to avoid any unnecessary risk.

There’s also a few warning signs of worn-down breaks to look for between checkups. You should head to a mechanic if you start hearing squealing when breaking, or if it starts taking longer than usual to break.

Keep Your Eyes on the Road 

Beyond maintenance, you should practice good habits while on the road as well. For a lot of people, the biggest driving distraction is using a smartphone to send text messages or make voice calls. There's also applying make-up, changing the radio or iPod playlist, and eating and drinking food. Regardless of what your distraction is, stop it.

You might think you’re saving time, but doing too much while your eyes should be focused on the road can lead to catastrophe.

If you absolutely have to multitask on the road and make calls, you should consider investing in a vehicle with hands-free technology that allows you to dial, talk and answer calls with voice commands. Texting is something that you shouldn’t be doing in your vehicle. 


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