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Crestview Auto TRUSTED SASKATOON TIRE and AUTO REPAIR EXPERT shares a tip on maintaining that new vehicle warranty

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 maintaining that new vehicle warranty:

 

Maintaining that new vehicle warranty – Who can service your new car or truck?

It makes a person feel good the first time they drive away from the dealership in their new vehicle. That new car smell is in the air: at least for a few months, it makes you feel great!

Unfortunately it doesn’t stay new and you will need to look after it so it doesn’t depreciate too fast. Routine maintenance is part... of the cost of transportation and looking after your vehicle properly is a sure way to help lower the cost of transportation because a properly operating vehicle uses less fuel is much more reliable to get you where you need to be and get you back home. Performing the recommended services on time allows you to keep your vehicle for many years, reducing your overall cost of transportation.

So what should you do about servicing your new vehicle or even one you’ve had for a while? What does the owner’s manual say? Does it say you have to go back to the dealership you bought it from or can you go to the repair shop of your choice?

What it will say, is that you need to perform a minimum amount of required maintenance and keep a record of it, in order to maintain the warranty coverage and use parts that meet or exceed the specifications in the owner’s manual. It will also recommend the services be performed by qualified people, this means it doesn’t have to be the dealership, only a reputable repair facility that uses the proper fluids and filters along with other maintenance items. Crestview Auto Service is your dealership alternative.
 
 
   
 
At Crestview Auto Service we look forward to helping you get the most out of your vehicle, your manufacturer warranty and extended warranties.

All our filters, fluids and maintenance items meet or exceed your warranty requirements. Our goal is to help you have a reliable vehicle; one you can trust to take you anywhere and get you back home. When you bring us your vehicle that is under warranty for servicing, part of our job is to make sure you are aware of any concerns that are covered through your vehicle warranty. This way when you bring a warrantable concern about your vehicle to the dealership, they will look after you. We will keep all records of maintenance or repairs done to the vehicle, and if a warranty concern comes up and the records are needed they will be readily available for you or if you would like, we could send them directly to the dealership on your behalf. 
  
 
  
 
If you go to the dealership with a concern that is under warranty, the dealership will do all they can to rectify the problem and solve it under warranty, the catch is you need to tell them there is a problem. Logically, most people think when they take their vehicle to the dealership for routine service, that they are getting a warranty inspection at the same time. It makes sense this would happen, but most often they will only get what the maintenance service calls for. The dealership technicians are not allowed to “look for warranty work”. This mandate comes right from the manufacturers, as they are the ones that control your warranty, not the dealer.

At Crestview Auto Service “We’ll Keep Your Car Young a Long Time”
 

 

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  

Your Trusted Saskatoon auto repair experts tip on How to Properly Adjust Your Head Restraint

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Tip on How to Properly Adjust Your Head Restraint: 

Most people don't give head restraints a second thought when climbing into a car, and even fewer would count them as a safety feature. But think again. Head restraints don't just hinder rear visibility and give you a comfortable place to rest your head; they play an important role in protecting the head and neck in a crash and help prevent injuries like whiplash.

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Whiplash head and neck injuries most often occur in rear-end collisions and a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study estimates that between 1988 and 1996 there were 805,581 whiplash injuries each year. When a car is hit from behind, it is pushed forward, causing the seatback to push against the occupant's torso and move the torso forward as well. As a result, an unsupported head lags behind the torso until its neck can catch up and then whip the head forward.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, neck sprains and strains are the most frequently reported insurance claim injuries, and the agency puts the cost of these claims at around $8.8 billion each year, or 25 percent of the total dollars paid for all crash injuries combined.

"People can experience severe crashes with no neck injury if there is little or no movement of the head relative to the torso," IIHS said in a statement.

NHTSA began mandating head restraints in the front outboard seats of all new cars in 1969; it extended the mandate to pickups, vans and SUVs in 1991. Automakers are not required by law to include them in the backseat, however.

So, head restraints are in just about every car on the road today, but how do you make sure you're getting the most out of them? The following are tips on how to properly set and adjust your head restraint from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety:

Head restraints should be positioned high enough to support the head so as to minimize neck distortion.

Adjust the head restraint so that it's even with the top of your head. If it won't reach the top of your head, make it as high as it will go. For people on the short side, no adjustment from the lowest setting is needed. If it's higher than the top of your head in the unadjusted position, that's OK, too.

To minimize neck travel in an accident, the distance from the back of the head to the restraint should be as small as possible — preferably less than 4 inches. 

Adjusting your seat's recline angle could help shorten the distance between the head restraint and your head.

 

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Speedy Collision your Trusted Saskatoon Auto Body experts share a tip on What to do when you're involved in a Collision

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 What to do when you are in a Collision: 

When experiencing a collision, sometimes life can become very stressful and overwhelming when you were least expecting it to. 

 

Sometimes they can occur when driving conditions are poor, such as when the roads are icy, when there is black ice present, and when there is a snowstorm, or when it is very windy.

When traffic collisions seem to happen so quickly, it can be hard to recall the details later. 

 

The most important thing to do in the case of a traffic collision is to remain calm, although sometimes this is a task that is easier said than done.If someone is hurt, if you think any other driver may be guilty of a Criminal Code offence, such as drunk driving, or if there is significant property damage, you must always call the police.

In the case of an accident, if no one is hurt please try to move your car to the side of the road where it will not obstruct traffic.If your car is not mobile, simply turn on your hazard lights, or use cones, flares, or warning triangles.

At the time that the collision occurs write down as much information as you can about the accident so that you don’t forget it when you are asked to repeat it later.When filing a claim with your local SGI insurance outlet, you will be asked at that time to recall details about the incident.While speaking with the other driver or drivers, if one or more was involved, write down their contact information, such as name, phone number, and address, as well as their insurance broker if applicable, and if there were any witnesses, write down their information as well.If you can, you may sketch the accident, noting the position and directions of the cars, or use a disposable camera if you have one.

Though it can be difficult and stressful being in a car accident, remember that these accidents can and do happen to anyone.Always be vigilant and watchful of unsafe road conditions, and do not drive if you do not feel comfortable doing so.If you are involved in a collision, please call SGI.Once SGI has done all the preliminary paperwork, Maaco can help you with all your collision repairs and needs.Please call us at Maaco Collision Repair and Auto Painting at 306-653-5655, or simply bring your car down to the shop at 659 51st St E and we’ll handle the concerns of your vehicle.We can’t prevent an accident, but we can make your vehicle look like one never happened.

 

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Speedy Collision your Trusted Saskatoon Auto Body experts share a tip on Icy Road Conditions

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 Icy Road Conditions:

This time of year, road conditions-in Saskatoon and rural Saskatchewan-can be very icy and sometimes, it can even be tough to walk on the road without slipping and falling. Imagine what being on the road with a car is like! A car is both fragile and rugged. One wrong move on an icy road without the proper winter tires might have you in a fender-bender (or the ditch), but as well, a car must be winterized to survive in harsh winter weather conditions.

Driving on interchanges require extra-special attention and focus while driving, because these often get salted and sanded less frequently than other main roads. While driving on main roads, such as the downtown core, that are often frequented by pedestrians, take extra care and go slowly in these areas, as these are often the iciest of areas. Sometimes leaving a few minutes early for work in the morning will get you ahead of the morning traffic rush, but sometimes it’s also necessary, for driving slow on icy roads so you’re not in a collision.

When on an icy road, if you feel yourself start to skid, don’t brake and don’t panic. If it is slippery, make sure you pump your brakes, also called “threshold” braking, until you come to a complete stop. Trying to see where black ice is, which is invisible, can be hard to do, so please make an effort to drive slowly and carefully at all times. Remember that if you are in a collision to remain calm.Our next blog will be on what to do when you are in an accident, keep checking back for more great information. 

If you are in a collision, Speedy Collision Repair will look after all your and your car’s needs, during and after, with our Customer For Life program. Give us a call at (306) 653-5655 or visit us at www.maacosaskatoon.ca, so that we can help you out and get you back on the road. Remember, we can’t prevent an accident, but we can make it like it never happened.

 

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Crestview Auto Service your TRUSTED SASKATOON AUTO REPAIR tip on the benefits of regular maintenance

Let's face it, most of us do not think about 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 Trusted Auto Service and Repair in Saskatoon

Here Don Klassen shares a tip on the benefits of properly maintaining a vehicle instead of replacing it every few years:

                 

Have you ever thought of the money you spend maintaining your vehicle as an investment? Not many people do. When we sell or trade our present vehicle in for a new one we get very little compared to what the vehicle cost us in the first place. So how can we justify spending money on a car or truck when it looses so much of its value in just a few short years? Read on, I want to show you how you can literally save hundreds of thousands of dollars over a lifetime of driving. Most of us need our vehicle to get to work and back, take the kids to sports and piano lessons or visit family and friends. The money we spend keeping our vehicle fit for the road can seem to be a drain on the bank account and at times we only spend the money when problems get bad enough and the car won’t work right. At this point it costs more to make the repair than if we had serviced the car at the first sign of trouble. Better yet, would be having the car inspected and appropriate servicing done before we are inconvenienced with a break down.

Preventative maintenance is when we have a service schedule set out to inspect known wearing components on the vehicle and to routinely perform the needed servicing to extend the life of the vehicle. This keeps your car young a long time. It doesn’t ever feel old because it has been looked after.

Lets face it; car payments get old in a hurry. When we buy that new car we are excited and don’t mind having the $400 or $600 a month payment. The vehicle sales marketing has been talking about bi-weekly payments to make the amount you owe appear less. But a year after the payments start the car has lost more value than what we still owe on it. That’s no fun. Vehicle manufactures have gotten car payments out to 7 years (84 months) just so that you can afford the payment. Do you really want a car payment for the rest of your life? When we look at the vehicle purchase price and maintaining the vehicle, as “the cost of transportation” it shows that we can cut our cost of transportation substantially by keeping and properly maintaining the vehicle we have instead of replacing it every few years. It will still need to be replaced but not nearly as often and the savings can add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

 

Have a look at the chart below. Both people buy the same vehicle; the first person replaces the vehicle at 5 years and keeps the payment cycle going. The second person is on a preventative maintenance plan to “keep their car young” and keeps the vehicle for 15 years before replacing it. Look at the difference in the costs over 30 years. The person keeping and maintaining the vehicle for 15 years before replacement has a nice little “nest egg” set aside after 30 years of driving even with the increased cost of maintenance on the older vehicle.

 

Average Price of a vehicle in Canada 2012  $32,210.00  $32,210.00
     
Average monthly payment  $528.00  $528.00
Years you plan to own the vehicle 5 years 15 years
Number of years to calculate vehicle cost 30 years 30 years
Number of cars purchased 6 2
Total spent in car payments  $190,080.00  $63,360.00
Total spent on maintenance and repairs  $37,500.00  $52,500.00
Cost of transportation excluding fuel and insurance  $227,580.00  $115,860.00
Investing the difference in vehicle cost at 4% return will result in a savings of $0    $192,737.00

 

At Crestview Auto Service we want to help you  “Keep Your Car Young Along time”! 

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 in  TRUSTED SASKATOON AUTO REPAIR EXPERTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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