Car Care Tips

Mercury Rising (Hot Weather Vehicle Concerns)

Tuesday 24th of May 2022
The heat is on, and your vehicle takes a beating when it is.  Several of your vehicle's systems are under extra stress in hot weather, so here are a few to make sure are getting the care and maintenanc

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The Cable Guy (Battery Cables and Maintenance)

Tuesday 17th of May 2022
If you've ever noticed your vehicle's lights are dim or not working at all, the problem could be many things.  But one possibility is your battery cables aren't doing their job.  A power outage in your vehicle is similar to one in your house and nee

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What's in a Number? (What Tire Numbers Mean)

Tuesday 10th of May 2022
You've probably never paid much attention to the writing on the sides of your tires, but they contain a wealth of information.  There's a long combination of letters and numbers that can tell you a whole lot about what tires your vehicle was designed to be riding on.

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Differential Service at Lube Town: Viva la Difference

Monday 2nd of May 2022
  Every vehicle on Okotoks roads has a differential, and it is important to the proper operation of the vehicle.  But most Alberta residents don't have a clue what it is.The differential compensates for differing wheel speeds. For example, when you tur

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How to Radiate Cool (Radiator Care)

Tuesday 19th of April 2022
There's nothing that radiates cool like a vehicle radiator that's helping to keep your engine running at the proper temperature.  You don't have to baby it, but you can't simply ignore it, either.  Let's take a quick dive under the hood to let you know what the radiat

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Hey Alberta Drivers, How Many Miles Are on Your Car?

Monday 11th of April 2022
Nowadays, Alberta drivers are paying more at gas pumps. For some families it adds up to several hundred dollars every month. That's got to come out of the budget somewhere. This is one of the reaso

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Don't Do It Yourself (Perils of DIY Vehicle Repair)

Monday 4th of April 2022
Your vehicle is a complicated machine, and yes, it would be nice if you could take care of all of its problems yourself.  There was a time when vehicles were simpler and it wasn't too hard for a weekend mechanic to replace brakes, adjust a carburetor or perform

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Drivers that "T" Us Off (Bad Driving Practices)

Monday 28th of March 2022
e road a much less friendly place.  They really "T" us off.  These are the bad

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