Guide to Safe Towing

Let’s talk about towing safety. To often drivers just slap a trailer on the hitch and take off. But there are vital safety considerations to protect your tow vehicle, comply with Alberta laws and limit your liability. Know your tow vehicle. Your options will affect the tow rating, so you [...]

September 24th, 2018|Vehicle Tips & Tricks|

E-85 Fuel Safety

This automotive safety warning is coming from a very unusual source: firefighting experts. You’ve probably heard of E-85 fuel. Some newer vehicle models are specifically built to run on E-85 – the rest are not. E-85 fuel has been developed to fight air pollution and reduce oil consumption in AB. E-85 [...]

September 17th, 2018|Vehicle Tips & Tricks|

Brake Service

Today we focus on brakes, braking is slowing or stopping a vehicle. The mechanical aspects of the brakes themselves are just one issue. There’s also the power brake system and brake fluid. And then there are the tires, which are critical to the effectiveness of the brakes. Let’s step back. A car or truck [...]

September 10th, 2018|Vehicle Tips & Tricks|

Fuel Saving Tips: Dirty Oil

Drivers who are a quart low, don't have enough oil to lubricate their engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy. Same goes for dirty oil. It doesn’t reduce friction properly. The result is you get to watch those numbers at your fuel pump rolling higher and higher. [...]

September 4th, 2018|Vehicle Tips & Tricks|

Automotive Tips: Repair Standards

Drivers may not know that there are vital uniform service and repair guidelines in the automotive industry. The guidelines were created to help automotive service professionals better talk to motorists. It also gives you a common language to use when talking with different repair facilities. Recommendations are based on the following definitions: [...]

August 27th, 2018|Vehicle Tips & Tricks|

Advice on Synthetic Oil

Heard of synthetic motor oil but would like to learn more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for conventional oil. Synthetic doesn’t gel or gum-up like conventional oil and it doesn’t vaporize as easily. It protects better in severe driving conditions like stop and go driving, as well as in very hot or [...]

August 20th, 2018|Auto Maintenance|