What is Differential Oil?  How does it work? How often should I get a differential service?

First of all, what is a differential? The differential is a component in all automobiles designed to compensate for the difference in distance that the inner wheels and outer wheels travel as the car goes around a corner. Basically the differential allows your car to make corners without drama. If both drive wheels rotated together, going around corners would be jerky because the outside tire travels farther than the inside  In a...

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What type of oil should I use? Conventional, Synthetic, or a Blend?

What type of oil should I use? Conventional, Synthetic, or a Blend?

There are differences between the types of motor oil available to consumers.  Here we try to provide information that will help you make a choice for your vehicle. What is the difference between regular and synthetic oil?  Regular motor oil, also called “conventional” oil, is a mineral grade oil derived from crude liquid oil from the ground.  It is created by a refining process. Synthetic motor oil is also refined from crude oil from the...

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AntiFreeze: Maintaining your Coolant in Winter

AntiFreeze: Maintaining your Coolant in Winter

Antifreeze in your Coolant is critical in the Winter Whether we like it or not, cold winters are part of life in Saskatchewan.  When preparing for the brutality of winter, think about the coolant in your vehicle. Yes coolant. It may sound odd that coolant would be important in the coolest part of the year, but it is critical to your vehicle’s winter performance. What does antifreeze or coolant do? Coolant, often called antifreeze, is the...

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When and how should I change my windshield wipers?

Replacing windshield wiper blades on my vehicle Saskatchewan, including Regina, has one of the hardest climates on windshield wipers – snow, ice, and extreme cold in the winter; periods of dryness and extreme heat in the summer; and rain, slush, freezing rain and even wind anytime throughout the year.  As a result, Saskatchewan is likely the premier testing area in the world for durability of windshield wipers! How often do my windshield...

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Does your vehicle have adequate coolant for the summer?

Follow these tips for keeping your engine cool for all your summer travels in Regina, Saskatchewan, and beyond! What does coolant or antifreeze do? Coolant, also called antifreeze, is the fluid found in your radiator.  Your coolant contains a chemical (ethylene glycol) that stops water from freezing or boiling in regular and extreme temperatures. Coolant also contains rust, corrosion and foaming inhibitors. Not only is coolant important in the...

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Valvoline Premium Blue – endorsed by Cummins – the world’s leading manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines

Great Canadian Oil Change uses and recommends Valvoline lubricants and products.  Valvoline Premium Blue – endorsed by Cummins – the world’s leading manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines. Why is Valvoline Premium Blue the only lubricant used, trusted, and endorsed by Cummins? Cummins is the world’s leading manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines.  There is only one brand of lubricant that they trust enough to...

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