Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Most new cars and light trucks come equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system, or 'TPMS'. The TPMS system detects when a tire becomes under-inflated and lights up a warning light on the dash. So what's the big deal?  Well, under-inflated tires can be a real safety concern for everyone. First of all, they don't handle [...]

October 9th, 2018|Auto Maintenance|


Your axles are the last link in transferring power from the engine to your wheels. They’re strong parts that last a long time – but they can run into trouble. Axles just wear out over time and need to be replaced. And sometimes axle seals leak, causing the axle to [...]

October 1st, 2018|Auto Maintenance|

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|