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Trusted Saskatoon Auto Repair & Service Specialists at Phobia Auto Share 8 Ways To Protect Yourself From Nightmare Mechanics

Trusted Saskatoon Auto Repair & Service Experts at Phobia Auto are based in Martensville and they are a trusted source for honest advice and qualified auto service and repairs. People ask all the time why you can't supply your own parts when they come into Phobia Auto. If you are wondering why Phobia Auto answer the question in the tip below. Phobia Auto Are Trusted Saskatoon & area Auto Repair & Service Specialists. 

8 ways to Protect yourself from Nightmare Mechanics

Not all shops are the built the same and not all mechanics know everything. In fact, some shops designate certain mechanics to only do ONE type of job. You can imagine this limits their knowledge and ability to diagnose a car as efficiently or properly as someone who inspects a variety of vehicles and problems daily.  

Top 8 Tips from Phobia Auto 

  1. Choose an auto repair and service shop you can trust: there are many shops around the area, it can be hard to know who you can trust and who to steer clear of. Trust is earned and you should get a good feeling on your very first visit!
  2. Avoid one trick Pony's: You wouldn’t go to the eye doctor for dental work, so don’t go to a mechanic that only specializes in mainly one type of work or one brand of vehicle. You want a mechanic that has a multitude and variety of experience working on cars. Not only does this help the work to be done RIGHT but also makes sure that if there is something else wrong with your car they will recognize it. Not all vehicles are built the same so don’t assume one size fits all.
  3. Pick a journeyman: Red seal journeymen mechanics are the top dogs of the automotive industry and they are exactly who you want working on your car. Fun Fact - Phobia has 3 on staff with over 60 years combined experience!
  4. Browse social media for photos: what types of vehicles do they work on, would you trust them with a Lamborghini? 
  5. Read reviews: Whilst reviews aren’t a perfect picture of a shop, they sure do help. Check the number of reviews before you check the rating. In many cases a high rating with a low number of reviews isn’t as good as a bit of a lower rating from a large number of reviews. 
  6. Ask questions: A great automotive shop has no problem answering your questions. If you feel unsure, ask! There are no dumb questions when it comes to mechanics.
  7. Check out the shop in person: Clean shop = clean work. NO good shop is disorganized. You can tell a lot about a shop by how clean their work bays are and how happy the staff seem.
  8. Check the parking lot: Is the shop busy and full of cars? It better be! A busy shop is a good sign that quality work is being done.



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Trusted Saskatoon Auto Repair & Service Specialists Phobia Answer Some Common Questions!

Trusted Saskatoon Auto Repair & Service Experts at Phobia Auto are based in Martensville and they are a trusted source for honest advice and qualified auto service and repairs. People ask all the time why you can't supply your own parts when they come into Phobia Auto. If you are wondering why Phobia Auto answer the question in the tip below. Phobia Auto Are Trusted Saskatoon & area Auto Repair & Service Specialists. 


THERE ARE NO DUMB QUESTIONS IN AUTOMOTIVE CARE

At Phobia Auto we believe there is no dumb question when it comes to mechanical work. The dumbest question you can ask is the one you don’t.  Steve, Owner of Phobia
 


Do I really need to change my cabin air filter? What happens if I don’t? 

Short answer, yes you do. Once your filter is plugged it will restrict air flow to the vents extending your defrost time in winter. Secondly, with restricted airflow you do not get as much heat and it takes longer for interior to warm up. If after a while you do not change cabin filter it can deteriorate and cause a total loss in airflow inside your car.
 

How do I know if I need a wheel alignment? 

If your vehicle pulls to one side, unusual tire wear, steering wheel off center 
 

How often should I get my oil changed?  

To keep your car running in top shape, Phobia recommends changing your oil every 5000km 
 

Why is it important to get my oil changed? 

The oil is the lifeblood of the engine. To get the most life out of your engine you must maintain it properly. After all, it’s cheaper to do more maintenance than it is to replace the engine!
 

What does the wrench light mean when it comes on? 

The wrench light means your car needs service 
 

What is the mini tea kettle light on my dash? 

That is the oil pressure light and means that your engine oil pressure is low or that most of the oil has been used up. Once the light comes on you should shut off your engine immediately to prevent possible damage and have the vehicle towed to Phobia for proper diagnosis

How often should I change my tires? Are winter tires worth it? 

SGI safety standards fail a tire at 1.6mm tread, but we recommend changing your tires before they reach the minimum limit. Phobia also highly recommends having 2 sets of tires, 1 for summer and 1 for winter.  Winter tires are made differently than all seasons or summer tires, with the rubber being made of a softer compound, which makes them grippier on a smoother surface. Add studs to the mix and you are well prepared for the road ahead. Plus, buying a set of winter tires extends the life of your summer ones! Having 2 sets of tires ends up saving you money and it is a whole lot safer. 


What are studded tires? 

Studded tires have little metal studs installed in special holes on the face of the tire. While the road noise is increased, most say this is negligible compared to the benefits of driving with them. Confidence on the road is key to safe winter driving.
 

I hear people say, preventative maintenance, what maintenance should be done on routine? 

Oil changes, tune up (spark plugs, fuel filter), air filters (cabin and engine), and fluids (driveline fluids). Some cars come with a maintenance schedule that we recommend following, or if you are ever wondering what should be checked or fixed on your vehicle, stop in for a comprehensive inspection to give you peace of mind.
 

What are brake pads and why do they need to be replaced? 

Brake pads are what squeeze down on the rotor to stop you. Just like the brakes on your bicycle, they are what “presses down” to stop you. All brake pads wear down and the time that they wear down varies on your vehicle. We recommend changing rotors and brakes at the same time to prevent uneven wear and keep you the safest on the road.
 

What are struts and shocks and what do they do? Why do they need to be replaced? 

To put it simply your shocks and struts need to always be in working order to keep your vehicle from bouncing up and down and keeps the tires in contact with the road at all times.    
 

Why does my air fuel sensor not read correctly? 

Both the air fuel sensor and the O2 sensor measure the amount of oxygen in the exhaust and communicate with the engines computer. The computer then makes adjustments to the fuel system to make sure the engines working at its optimum efficiency.

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Trusted Saskatoon Auto Repair & Service Specialists Phobia Offer Tips On Getting Your Car Ready For Winter!

Trusted Saskatoon Auto Repair & Service Experts at Phobia Auto are based in Martensville and they are a trusted source for honest advice and qualified auto service and repairs. People ask all the time why you can't supply your own parts when they come into Phobia Auto. If you are wondering why Phobia Auto answer the question in the tip below. Phobia Auto Are Trusted Saskatoon & area Auto Repair & Service Specialists. 

It’s Winter In Saskatchewan, Is your car ready?

At Phobia Auto Care we strive to take the guess work out of auto maintenance. Winter is fast approaching and winter tires are not the only things you need to keep your car safe. That’s why we have created a winter package to help prepare your vehicle for the months ahead.


The Phobia winter auto package prepares your vehicle for the harsh winter months and includes the following: 


 

 

✔️ Antifreeze-level, condition and strength

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

✔️ Engine air cleaner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

✔️ Cabin/particle filter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

✔️ Check all fluid levels under hood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

✔️ Heater operation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

✔️ Block heater cord end

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

✔️ Battery, alternator, starter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

✔️ Wiper blades

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

✔️ Set tire pressures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For $60* you can avoid being caught at the side of the road, literally.


(*starting at, depending on vehicle model)


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Trusted Saskatoon Mortgage Broker Tammy Wandzura Shares Why Customer Service Matters!

Purchasing your home is one of the biggest and most important decisions that you can make. Tammy Wandzura is a Trusted Saskatoon Mortgage broker and the team at Elite Mortgage Choice believe that buying a home should also be an exciting experience with little to NO stress. By trusting your Saskatoon Mortgage Broker, you are ensuring that any stress you may have had in previous encounters can be eliminated! Tammy truly believes that all you should have to worry about is opening the door to your new home for the very first time. In her latest Mortgage tip she shares why experience and service matters

Experience Matters In The Mortgage Industry 

The Customer service experience is the highest priority for us. That is why we treat each “transaction” like our very own mortgage approval. This means that you, the customer, gets great service, great communication, great follow up, speedy approvals and the best rates! 

We believe that every experience is more than just the “mortgage”. It’s about making connections with YOU, by having amazing communication and really CARING about all your needs! Providing you with excellent customer service is fundamental to us being a quality mortgage broker, by preparing you for the application process and answering any questions that you may have during the process to ensure that the process is as smooth and stress-free as possible. 

We have all sadly lowered our customer service expectations. We expect to wander around the department store looking for anyone that may be able to answer our question, we expect to call our Dr’s office to have someone not happy about us calling on the other end of the phone, we expect to call our bank and have an appointment set 7-10 days later.

This means that nowadays you don’t expect OUTSTANDING. But you SHOULD! 

Thankfully, we do expect outstanding, and always ensure that we deliver on that promise. We understand that the Customer Service Experience is WHY we have “life long” clients, and WHY our business is built on referrals from happy clients. This emphasises that our focus throughout the whole mortgage process is on YOU! However, no matter which mortgage broker you choose, YOU should always be the priority. 

Your WHY is our WHY.

We will ALWAYS build relationships and trust with our clients, because we think that your expectations should be EXCEEDED! By making sure that your expecations are met we all end up winners, and that is how we will always operate at Tammy Wandzura! Make sure that you never expect anything less. 


Call Tammy Wandzura today Saskatoon mortgage needs OR visit www.elitemortgagechoice.com

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Trusted Window & Door Experts At Wiebe Windows Share A Customer Testimonial

Owner, Bradley Wiebe has been installing windows and doors in Saskatoon and area for over 10 years. They only install Canadian manufactured windows and doors. These products are built for the Saskatchewan climate.  Bradley also offers general handyman and renovation services! Wiebe Windows & More are Trusted Saskatoon Window & Door, Experts! 


Wiebe Windows & More  share a testimonial from a happy customer:

The Trusted Saskatoon directory was set up based upon the principals of good business, and the foundation of good business is integrity. Simply put, if you don't care about your customer's needs as a business then you will never be trusted.  

On a regular basis, we get feedback from YOU the public when they have used the directory to find a Trusted business and we like to share it with you...here we document some real words from a REAL customer about one of our Trusted Saskatoon experts

"I am so pleased to provide a positive review for Brad Wiebe of Wiebe Windows & More. I have had the pleasure to work with Brad a few times over the years.  Brad is professional, reliable and patient. He was always able to help me find the product that best suited my needs. Once the jobs were done, I was impressed by his workmanship and cleanliness of my home afterwards. I trust him, knowing the job would be done with a high degree of care and craftmanship. Brad and Anna spent time discussing all aspects of the job, making me feel comfortable to ask questions, in order to understand the project. I can definitely see why they are endorsed by Trusted Saskatoon. Brad's work speaks for itself." Mark Krasko, Saskatoon 



'A VIEW YOU CAN TRUST'

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See picture below, this is one of the door Brad Installed for Mark. 


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