SASKATOON AUTO REPAIR

Yearly Archives: 2015

Glenwood announce their Christmas contest winner and a surprise!

Glenwood announce their Christmas contest winner and a surprise!

  In December on our Glenwood Facebook page we ran a ' contest' where we asked people to nominate someone in their lives who deserved a treat ..we had many entries from all walks of life and it was hard to choose the winner Denise, who nominated her Father for the $289.95 auto detailing package - see the post below.     The Glenwood Auto were thrilled to be able to give away this prize to such a deserving recipient. ...thank you for taking the time to be NICE and nominate him Denise!  We know that to many out there that a $289 auto detailing package would be considered a real luxury item.  The times in some industry sectors are not that good right now in Saskatchewan, many people are struggling to make ends meet. Lets face it,  you never know what's around the corner when it comes to hea ... read more

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Rob answers a Glenwood Auto Service Negative Google review

Rob answers a Glenwood Auto Service Negative Google review

Hi Ryan! Thank you so much for your feedback. I am the one you spoke with, Ryan. What I always want to communicate to people who call us asking about prices for repair work is that you can always call around and find a "cheaper" price. You can call around until someone quotes you a number that you can live with. The reality is that the difference between a phone quote and the actual cost of the repair work is 30%, that's an industry average. That should tell you everything you need to know about the accuracy of phone quotes. Also, doing estimates is time consuming. We want to look after the clients that we have in our shop that day. Spending time doing phone quotes takes away from the time we should be spending on our current clients vehicles. They are our priority each and every day. The truth is that every shop has a different commitment to the quality of parts they use and the expertise of their technicians. This is why almost all of our repairs come with a 3 Year ... read more

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Subaru Factory Computer Diagnostic Equipment has arrived at Glenwood Auto Saskatoon

Subaru Factory Computer Diagnostic Equipment has arrived at Glenwood Auto Saskatoon

Subaru Diagnostics Equipment The team at Glenwood Auto Service, Saskatoon now has the Subaru Factory Diagnostic Scan Tool. Today's vehicle computer diagnostics are very complex, and cannot be accurately performed with a generic multi vehicle scan tool anymore. In order to diagnose your Subaru accurately and efficiently this is the only piece of equipment that can be used. We are confident we are the only Saskatoon Auto Repair / Service shop that has this piece of equipment besides the local Subaru dealership.  The Glenwood Auto diagnostic technicians are trained to accurately repair your Subaru the first time, with no hassle! For all your Subaru repair, maintenance, and diagnostic needs, do not hesitate to ... read more

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Subaru Saskatoon

Hyundai & Kia Computer Diagnostics - Check Engine Light Diagnostics

 Glenwood Auto Service has the ability to perform factory computer & electrical diagnostics on your Hyundai and Kia vehicle. You do not have to take your vehicle to the dealership. We pay a subscription to both Hyundai and Kia the same way the dealerships do. We have the Hyundai/Kia factory GDS Scan Tool (Global Diagnostic System) in our shop. If you need a check engine light or drive-ability problem diagnosed, Glenwood can handle it as good or better and with faster turn around time than your Hyundai & Kia dealership. You will most likely be able to book an appointment with us 2-4 days in advance as opposed to having to book 1-2 months in advance at the dealership (some dealerships are booking appointments that far in advance unfortunately). We offer a 3 Year / 60 000 km warranty on almost all of our repair work, and this warranty can be honored anywhere in Canada and the USA. Our diagnostics are accurate and efficient. Our diagnostic technicians travel to take the best t ... read more

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Importance of Tire Pressure – Tires Saskatoon

Safety & Savings Safety Low air pressure causes erratic and uneven wear and is the number one cause of tire failures. A properly inflated tire will extend tire casing life, resulting in less overheating and fewer blowouts. Low tire pressures increase required braking distance and dramatically affects steering and handling. Savings Tires that run 10% under-inflated lose up to 16% of their tread life, resulting in tires wearing out sooner than they should. Tires that run under-inflated by 30% lose up to 10% in fuel economy, resulting in more frequent trips to the gas station. The average downtime on the highway due to a flat tire is 3-4 hours

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Vehicle Repair & Maintenance

Here is a simple tip for someone who has a vehicle that is not driven a lot, or only makes short trips with their vehicle every couple days. The problem? If the vehicle is not driven a lot or not driven every day, the battery slowly drains, and it requires boosting on a regular basis. This in turn is hard on the battery and the alternator (an alternator is designed to maintain the charge on a fully charged battery, it is not designed to charge a low or dead battery). A simple solution is the installation of a battery maintainer or smart charger. A battery maintainer will not overcharge your battery, but will simply maintain the charge on the battery while you are away on holidays or in between short trips. A battery maintainer can be installed under the hood, and is simply plugged in the same way you would plug in your block heater

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Why an Engine Flush is so Important!

Today’s oil change intervals are too long for the long term health of your vehicles engine. We are seeing more and more engines failing due to these extended intervals. If you use conventional oil (non synthetic), we recommend an oil change be done every 5000km. If you use synthetic oil, we recommend changing your oil every 8000km (most makes & models). If the gunk in the engine oil gets too bad, the moving parts in the engine can get gummed up. An engine flush removes the gunk, which keeps the parts running smoothly. That in turn can make the engine more efficient, bringing the power and fuel efficiency closer to what the car had when it was new. Most oil filters remove particles as small as 25 microns (about 1/1000th of an inch) — but there are particles circulating in your car’s oil that are even smaller — particles that even the newest, best filter can’t keep out of the system. And even tiny little bits like that can cause wear over time. They ca ... read more