What is the Difference Between a Parking Brake and a Service Brake?

Pulling Parking or hand brake

You’ve likely heard the terms parking brake and service brake being used interchangeably when referring to a specific brake system in a vehicle. Although they have different terminologies, the purpose is generally the same – to stop the vehicle from moving. The question is: what’s the difference between the two and what are their main […]

Warning signs your car’s transmission and suspension is failing

Car Transmission

Recognizing early warning signs of a failing transmission and suspension can help you prevent serious damage and costly repairs. If you notice any of the following signs, visit your auto repair shop as soon as possible for car transmission and suspension repair in Calgary. Warning signs of transmission failure Simply put, the transmission is the […]

Why it is beneficial to have a vehicle emergency kit?

Vehicle emergency kit

With a growing population, there are more people on the roads than ever before. It is essential to stay alert while driving and have a vehicle emergency kit in your car or truck in case of an incident. Accidents happen when you least expect them, so it is important to carry the following items to […]

8 most important car maintenance services for teens and first-time drivers?

car maintenance tips for teens and first-time drivers

As a first-time driver with a fresh license at 16 years old, I was clueless about how to maintain my super cool white 1991 Chevy Corsica. I never changed the oil, never had a tire rotation, or kept up on my wipers… My definition of car maintenance was keeping the vehicle clean and installing a […]

5 Tips to Improve Your Winter Driving

Winter Driving

As summer comes to a close and we transition into fall, anticipating the coming winter months includes proper vehicle prep. Calgary residents know the unpredictability of the weather and road conditions can change quickly. This highlights the importance of making sure that your car is ready to take on the season ahead. To help you […]

What’s Included in a Regular Car Service Package?

Regular Car Service

Each vehicle comes with its own servicing schedule usually found with the manual package. The manufacturers of that particular car recommend following this service schedule to keep the vehicle running at an optimal level and to prolong its life. For this reason, a service package for a vehicle can fluctuate greatly depending on its make, […]

The Importance of Wheel Alignment for Your Vehicle’s Efficiency

Wheel's Alignment

Your vehicle’s wheels can become misaligned for several reasons – potholes, curbs, uneven surfaces, driving habits, and general wear and tear can have an impact on your vehicle’s suspension system and steering components. Once your wheels are out of alignment, it can cause premature wear on your tires and an unpleasant driving experience, among other […]

How does a Dirty Air Filter Affect Your Car?

Air Filter Change

Your vehicle’s engine relies on a combination of air and gasoline to function properly. The air filter is a vital component responsible for letting enough air into the engine and ensuring that your engine is running effectively. Over time, the air filter becomes dirty and clogged with dirt, bugs, and other airborne particles. At CFM […]

How to jump-start a dead battery

Jump-start a dead battery

It is 7 am and you are about to go to work… you go to start your car and suddenly you realize it’s dead. I have had this happen in -40 and it was 20 years ago before rechargeable battery packs were a thing. I had to call and ask a friend to see if […]

First Signs of Defective Brakes

Meter to check car brake fluid

The brake system is the most important safety feature on any vehicle. Over time, wear and tear on your brake pads, rotors, and other components happen that warrant attention and maintenance. The first step in ensuring that your brakes are working at an optimal level is to recognize the warning signs before the issue becomes […]