Car Care Tips

Keep Your Alberta Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

Monday 13th of September 2021
  Hey Alberta - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every block! The engine air filter

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The Maintenance Free Myth

Tuesday 24th of August 2021
  Sometimes we hear people in Alberta say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials

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Maintenance on My Mind

Tuesday 20th of July 2021
Ask any Alberta man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be “no.” Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person

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Regular Schedule or Severe Service Schedule at Lube Town?

Monday 31st of May 2021
  Today's Lube Town article focuses on severe service maintenance. Many Alberta drivers are not aware of them and yet there are also very vocal advocates in Okotoks who think that severe service schedules app

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Lube Town Helps You Decipher the Menu Board: Part 2

Monday 12th of April 2021
  Lube Town service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some Alberta drivers may not be familiar with all of the items on the board so here is a quick description of some of the typical services th

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Don't Miss a Beat (Importance of Regular Maintenance)

Sunday 7th of February 2021
In many places, license plates have to be renewed every year or else you can't drive your vehicle legally.  Usually, you'll get a reminder from the agency that issues the plates. That kind of regular attention needs to be paid to your vehicle as w

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Gas Savings in Calgary/: Sharpen Your Pencil

Monday 1st of February 2021
  High gas prices in Alberta increase the cost of living for Alberta drivers. You've probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, cau

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The Easy Way to Save Cash in Alberta

Sunday 24th of January 2021
  The hottest Okotoks news story may be different every day, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again – the price of gas in Alberta. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. Here are several basic things people in Alberta can do

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Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle

Friday 18th of December 2020
We live in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term "buil

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Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last With Help From Lube Town

Monday 12th of October 2020
A lot of motorists had older vehicles that they wanted to keep. They're good commuters, grocery getters or toy haulers. They enjoy the fact that they're paid off, or soon will be. They would gladly like to

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Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last With Help From Lube Town

Sunday 20th of September 2020
During uncertain times, it's a good idea to spend a little money maintaining your vehicle than fork out a tone of cash to buy a new one.   You know what you have is reliable, good commuters, grocery getters or toy haulers. You may enjoy that fact that they're paid off, or soo

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Get ready for summer!

Monday 29th of June 2020
Summer is coming. That means heat, more driving and road trips. It just makes sense to check your fluid levels and do a visual inspection to see that everythin

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The Harm in Skipping an Oil Change for Calgary Drivers

Monday 15th of June 2020
  People in Calgary and Okotoks have been hearing a lot about higher oil change intervals these days. Maybe you're wondering: What are the key issues?Some new vehicle manufacturers are now recommending much higher oil change intervals than the

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Fall and Spring Maintenance at Lube Town

Sunday 7th of June 2020
needed routine maintenance to prepare them for the changes in weather. Today's vehicles aren't quite as sensitive to seasonal change

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Following Recommended Intervals for Your vehicle

Tuesday 24th of March 2020
If you're reading this article in Alberta, Okotoks, then you probably care about your vehicle and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your professional service advisor at Lube Town tells you the manufacturer reco

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Busting Automotive Myths in Alberta, Okotoks

Monday 22nd of July 2019
Myths passed around our Alberta, Okotoks community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some bloggers recall the vehicles of yesteryear and declare their modern decedent

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10 Services Alberta Drivers Often Overlook

Monday 24th of June 2019
We live such busy lives nowadays: work, social events, running the kids all over Alberta. Some days it's all we can do to keep track of everywhere we need to be. That's why you've gotta be organized. Smartphones, calendar apps - we

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Can Your Car Last Another Year?

Monday 3rd of June 2019
Have you checked out the price of new vehicles at Alberta car dealers? Ouch! Add financing and insurance and a new ride may not seem so attractive. A lot of Alberta, Okotoks, folks are hoping to make their cars last a lot longer.Fortunately, with the current state of automotive engineerin

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Lube Town and the Maintenance Mindset

Tuesday 19th of February 2019
When it comes to their vehicles, some Alberta residents don't have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Alberta drivers generally acc

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Serpentine Belt Service at Lube Town in Alberta

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019
If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical systems and als

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Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth in Alberta

Thursday 27th of December 2018
There's a segment of the Alberta area population that's not committed to proper vehicle maintenance. Now, the ignition system in your vehicle is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer. Spark plugs rarely get fouled and w

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Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

Monday 10th of December 2018
In our auto video today we'll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that "modern vehicles are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free."Any good myth has so

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Hey Alberta Drivers; What Is the Most Distracting Food?

Monday 19th of November 2018
? Well, you may be surprised to learn that all but the gummy bears are in the top ten most distracting foods when you are driving. But if you chose 'coffee,' then give yourself an extra two points.  Coffee is the number one food distraction for drivers in Alberta and aro

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Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Alberta

Monday 15th of October 2018
Every Alberta car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a recommendation of when t

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Alberta Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules

Monday 30th of July 2018
Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among Alberta drivers, your vehicle manufacturer publishes two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. Which schedule should Alberta drivers follow? Here are some questions to ask yourself:Are most of your trips less than four miles/six kilome

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Let Lube Town Help You Keep Your Vehicle Another Couple of Years

Wednesday 4th of April 2018
Alberta area residents may remember when the U.S. government's “Cash for Clunkers” program made a splash on the news scene. People were offered incentives to trade in old vehicles for n

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Lube Town On Your Serpentine Belt

Tuesday 2nd of January 2018
  Today we're going to be talking about serpentine belts for our Alberta, Okotoks, customers. Let's start by talking about the accessories that are driven by the serpentine belt. First is the alternator. That's the device that makes el

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Change Your Engine Air Filter at Lube Town

Wednesday 2nd of August 2017
Many Alberta car owners have probably wondered: "What's the harm in putting off replacing an engine air filter? The answer is that not replacing it could cause your Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor to fail. This expensive sensor is situated between your engine air filter and your engine. Dirty air filters are a leading cause of mass air flow sen

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Budget for Maintenance in Alberta

Wednesday 7th of June 2017
Sometimes busy Alberta residents dream about going back to the “simpler” days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around Okotoks in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and q

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Keeping Your Car Young in Alberta

Wednesday 7th of June 2017
As Alberta consumers, we live in a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away.New stuff comes out so fast in Okotoks, and much of it is fairly cheap, so we just toss the old and

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