Trusted Tips and Resources

Trusted Tips & Resources

Trusted Saskatoon Tire and Auto Repair & Service Experts Crestview Winter Car Maintenance Tips

Let's face it, most of us do not think about the tires or our engine 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 the highly trained technicians at Crestview Auto Service work with you to make sure your vehicle is ready for the road.

Crestview Auto Service are Trusted Saskatoon Tire and Trusted Saskatoon Auto Repair & Service Experts


Be Safe On The Roads This Winter

Safe driving is always important, but being on the road during winter warrants extra precautions. Thats why we have written up our most important tips to stay safe in hazardous, wintery weather conditions. 

1) Avoid slipping and sliding

Ensure your vehicle is ready for Canada’s changing winter weather, by switching your all-season tires to winter ones before the temperature drops below 7°C. Winter tires optimize the performance and safety of winter driving. The braking distance of a winter tire could be up to two vehicle lengths shorter than the braking distance of an all-season tire. 


2) Replace Worn Tires

It’s extremely important to check your tires each winter season, because worn or bald tires can be very dangerous. Tires have tread wear indicator bars molded into them. A solid bar of rubber across the width of the tread means it’s time to replace the tire. Contact Crestview Auto Service immediately if you need your tires changed. 


3) Make Sure Your Tires Are Correctly Inflated 

For every 5°C drop in temperature, tires lose one pound of air pressure. To ensure optimum fuel efficiency and prevent irregular or premature wear, tire inflation should be checked monthly. Several tire manufacturers recommend that tire pressure should be higher in the winter, so check to see whether your tire pressure should be adjusted accordingly. 


4) Fill Your Trunk With A Winter Survival Kit

Winter weather can be very unpredictable, so make sure you have a winter survival kit in your trunk incase you get stuck in bad conditions. Every car should have a scraper for the windshield, a small shovel, candles, and warm clothing such as a winter jacket, gloves and a hat. Also make sure you bring a cell phone with you on every trip incase you need to call for help.

5) Defrost Your Vehicle Properly 

Although it takes you a few extra minutes, make sure to properly clean your windows and remove any excess snow from the top of your vehicle. Ice and snow that is left on your vehicle can obstruct your view, causing potentially dangerous situations. 

6) Top Up Your Fluids

Wintery road conditions can cause your windshield to get dirty quickly, so make sure your windshield-washer fluid is filled up. Also, ensure your gas tank is at least half full, as on very cold days the condensation in the tank can freeze and cause problems. 

7) Buckle Up & Adjust To Driving Conditions

Make sure you are always buckled up and adjust your driving to what the conditions are like. You will put yourself and others at risk if you do not change your driving style to suit the wintery conditions. 

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

Crestview Auto Service are your Trusted Saskatoon Tire and Auto Repair & Service Experts! 



Trusted Saskatoon Trusted Auto Repair and Tire Specialists Interview Owner's Son Brandon

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!!

We interviewed Don's son, Brandon who has recently become a partner of the family business!

Q: Were you always interested in the auto service industry?

Brandon: "I always had an interest in cars, it started because of my dad and the car he used to drag race. But it was only in my early twenties that I really thought about making this my career."

 

Q: When did you start with Crestview Auto and when did you become partner?   

Brandon: "I started working here full time in July 2008 and I became a partner on September 1st 2016."


Q: What is one highlight of your career so far?

Brandon: "I would say the highlight so far was when I received the highest achievement award for my fourth and final year of apprenticeship at Sask Polytechnic. I received award by having the highest marks for year which was 98% overall."