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Navigating Winter: Winter Car Care in Saskatchewan

As the biting cold sets in, temperatures plummet, wind chills turn painful, and the outdoors becomes a test of endurance. Few places understand the severity of cold quite like Saskatchewan, so here are a few things we recommend you do to stay safe this winter.

Driving an EV in the Cold

Operating an electric vehicle (EV) in cold weather impacts its efficiency and performance. Low temperatures slow down battery chemistry, reducing the energy available for acceleration. Maintaining an efficient battery temperature and warming the cabin consumes additional energy, resulting in decreased performance and potential reduction in range. In colder conditions, EVs can experience up to a 19 percent drop in efficiency compared to ideal weather.

Tire Pressure Drop

Cold temperatures cause tire pressure to drop as the air inside contracts. Regularly check tire pressure—weekly, preferably—to avoid underinflated tires. While some may assume lower pressure provides better traction, it can lead to uneven tread wear. Consider installing winter tires for better performance in harsh weather conditions.

Problem: Battery Drain

Winter significantly impacts batteries, often leading to a dead battery in extreme cold. Jumpstarting a vehicle is a quick fix, but to prevent this, maintain clean, corrosion-free connections and replace batteries older than three years. Consider using a battery warmer, especially in colder climates to prolong battery life.

Thickening Oil

In colder temperatures, oil thickens, making it difficult for the engine's oil pump to circulate properly. Switching to low-viscosity oil or synthetic oils recommended for cold weather helps improve startup performance and flow, particularly in temperatures as low as -40 Fahrenheit.

Ice Formation in Fuel Lines

While gasoline doesn't freeze in normal conditions, moisture in gas lines can turn into ice, potentially clogging the fuel pickup. Keeping the tank at least half full helps prevent this issue.

Sluggish Screens and Windshield Wipers

Liquid crystal display (LCD) screens and windshield wipers may become sluggish or brittle in extreme cold. Wait for the vehicle to warm up to alleviate screen sluggishness. Consider installing an engine-block heater to accelerate this process. Replace windshield wipers every six months or invest in winter wiper blades for better performance.

Frozen Windshield Interior

Ensure all defrosting and heating functions in the vehicle are in working order to prevent condensation and freezing on the inside of the windshield.

Ineffective Antifreeze

Aging or improperly mixed engine coolant becomes less effective in protecting the engine in harsh conditions. Use coolant designed for colder climates and avoid adding 100 percent antifreeze, as it has a higher freeze point when not mixed with water. Check coolant with a refractometer and replace it every two years.

"Snow Snakes" - Serpentine Belt Issues

Check the condition of belts, especially older serpentine belts prone to becoming brittle in extreme cold.

Winter in Saskatchewan demands a special level of care for your vehicle. By incorporating these tips into your routine and preparing your vehicle ahead of time, you can ensure a smoother and safer drive through the frozen roads of this beautiful province.

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Prepare Your Ride: 5 Winter Essentials Every Car Needs

Winter can be a beautiful season, but it also brings its fair share of challenges, especially on the roads. Ensuring your vehicle is equipped to handle the cold, icy conditions is crucial for both safety and comfort. Here are five essential items you should have in your vehicle to prepare for winter:

1. Emergency Kit

Winter weather can be unpredictable, and being stranded on the roadside in freezing temperatures is a scenario best avoided. Your emergency kit should include items like:

  • Blankets or Sleeping Bags: These will keep you warm if you're stuck for an extended period.
  • Flashlights and Extra Batteries: Essential for visibility in the dark or signaling for help.
  • Portable Charger or Power Bank: Ensure your phone or any other electronic devices remain charged.
  • First Aid Kit: Include basic medical supplies like band-aids, antiseptic wipes, and pain relievers.
  • Non-perishable Snacks and Water: High-energy snacks like granola bars and nuts can provide sustenance if you're stuck for hours.
  • Flares or Reflective Triangles: These will help alert other drivers if you're stranded in a less visible area.

2. Snow and Ice Removal Tools

Clearing snow and ice off your vehicle is not just for visibility; it's also a safety necessity. Your winter kit should contain:

  • Snow Shovel: Helpful for digging out if you're stuck.
  • Ice Scraper and Snow Brush: Clear off your windshield, windows, and roof before driving.
  • Kitty Litter or Sand: Provide traction if your vehicle gets stuck in snow or ice.

3. Traction Aids

Sometimes, even with careful driving, roads can get treacherous. Traction aids can help you navigate safely through snow and ice:

  • Tire Chains or Snow Socks: Check if these are legal and recommended in your area and practice putting them on before you actually need them.
  • Traction Mats: Provide instant traction if your vehicle gets stuck in snow.

4. Winter Fluids and Maintenance Tools

Ensure your vehicle is prepared to handle the cold weather by having:

  • Antifreeze: Ensure your coolant is appropriate for winter temperatures.
  • Windshield Washer Fluid: Choose one rated for sub-zero temperatures to prevent freezing.
  • Basic Tools: A multipurpose toolset can help with minor repairs or adjustments.

5. Communication Devices

Staying connected is vital in emergencies. Make sure you have:

  • Charged Mobile Phone: Keep it fully charged and have a car charger as a backup.
  • Emergency Radio: In case of loss of cell signal, an emergency radio can be a lifesaver.

Remember, it's not just about having these items in your vehicle; it's also about regularly checking and maintaining them throughout the winter season. It's wise to familiarize yourself with how to use these tools and equipment before you actually need them in an emergency. Being prepared can make all the difference when facing the challenges of winter driving. Stay safe out there!

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Understanding Your Dashboard Lights

Dashboard with Lights

We have all been in a situation where we’re driving and an unrecognizable dashboard symbol appears. As we continue on, we start to wonder what could be wrong. We know we can check our owner’s manual, but that can be overwhelming.

Some symbols on your dashboard are more obvious than others. However, it’s important to know what they mean in case you find yourself in a situation where you need to call for help. To make your life easier, we’ve highlighted some symbols that you may not be as familiar with.

It is important to note that not all dashboard symbols are the same and can vary depending on the make and model of your vehicle.

Colour System

Although not regulated by the automotive industry, dashboard warning lights share a common colour coding among most vehicle manufacturers. There are three different categories. In simple terms, think of it as a traffic light. This is a great rule of thumb for understanding what the different colours mean.


These dashboard light colours are considered normal vehicle operation. Generally speaking, if a colour of this category appears, these lights are telling you that a system is on or operating. The following are some normal vehicle operation alerts you can expect to see:

Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge

When you see this light come on after starting your vehicle, a temperature check is being performed. This light will stay on until the engine has reached optimal operational temperature. You can still drive safely with this on, but it is best to wait until it has shut off. It will only stay on for a minute or so unless it’s extremely cold outside; in that case, it will take a few more minutes.

Front Fog Lights

For vehicles with front fog lights, this light comes on when the fog lamps are on. Remember that these lights should only be used in the fog when visibility drops below 100 meters. These are designed to increase visibility during low-visibility situations and can be distracting to on-coming traffic.

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Automatic Shift Lock or Engine Start Indicator

If this symbol appears on your dashboard, it’s likely from attempting to shift gears or starting your ignition without engaging the brake. The automatic shift lock will lock your vehicle in park or neutral until you engage the brake properly.

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Adaptive Cruise Control

A few different symbols can represent the use of Adaptive Cruise Control, so check with your owner’s manual. When Adaptive cruise control is in use, this light will appear and help your vehicle maintain a safe following distance and stay within a specific speed limit. The speed is adjusted automatically.

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Yellow and orange are the designated colours for medium importance. Do not ignore these warnings, as your vehicle will likely require maintenance. A symbol will also flash if an even greater alert is to be observed. For example, the check engine light will flash when the engine is misfiring, which could result in damage to your vehicle’s catalytic converter. Common examples of medium importance alerts are:

Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)

The check engine light is one of the most common warning lights and one of the least specific because it warns of any engine-related issue. It can be something as minimal as a loose gas cap or as significant as a misfire. If this light is on while the engine is running, your vehicle detected a malfunction and service might be required.

Engine Warning Dash Light

Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light

The ABS light is a circle with the letters “ABS” in the center and will light up when there is a problem with the anti-lock braking system. This system improves driving performance on slippery roads and prevents the wheels from locking up and skidding. If the symbol appears while driving, your brakes should still work properly, but it could affect emergency braking performance. Some reasons for the light to turn on include a faulty wheel sensor or issues with the ABS controller.

ABS Warning Icon

Tire Pressure Warning

This indicates that one or more of the tires are significantly underinflated. Stop as soon as possible, and inflate or deflate the tires to the pressure value shown on your Tire and Loading Information label. Too much or too little tire pressure is unsafe and can cause damage to your vehicle.

Tire Pressure Icon

Catalytic converter

This symbol warns the driver that the catalytic converter is either overheating or not operating correctly. The catalytic converter works along with the oxygen sensors built into your exhaust system. If malfunctioning, it will throw off the oxygen sensors, resulting in your engine not running efficiently.  If this issue is severe enough, you will not be able to start your engine. To avoid any potential damage, call your preferred auto repair shop right away.

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Red lights indicate major safety hazards and should be taken very seriously. These are usually malfunctions that require immediate attention. If you see one of these red symbols, pull over right away, shut your vehicle off, and call for assistance. Often, these types of symbols will beep to notify the driver of the extreme importance.

Brake System Warning Light

If you see this symbol light up, it could be an issue with hydraulic pressure, low brake fluid, or severely faded brakes. You may also see this light come on when the parking brake is on. Depending on the make of the vehicle, a separate light with a “P” in the centre of the icon may appear. If you receive any of these, and they are not due to the parking brake, safely pull over and call for assistance.

Break Warning Icon

Engine Oil Pressure Light

If oil is not flowing through the engine properly, this warning light will appear. The vehicle could be low on oil or have some other type of system problem. Pullover and shut off your engine immediately to avoid any damage. Get your vehicle serviced as soon as possible.

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Engine overheating/engine temperature warning

When this red light appears on your dashboard, shut the engine off immediately. Driving with it on can lead to vehicle damage. This indicates that the engine temperature has exceeded normal limits and is extremely hot. You should check your vehicle for coolant levels, fan operation, and the radiator cap. Take note to allow your vehicle to cool down before opening any caps.

Red Engine Temperature Icon

Battery Alert

This symbol lit up indicates that the vehicle’s charging system is not functioning properly. The battery could be malfunctioning, or it could be from a loose or corroded cable, worn alternator, or other electrical issues in the system. Be sure to have your vehicle serviced right away.

Battery Warning Light Icon

There are dozens of different dashboard lights to notify you of an operation, warning or hazard. If you find yourself in an uncertain situation, or you are unsure how to proceed, give our Service Department a call. We can help you with all your appointment needs. No matter where you purchased your vehicle, your service business is always welcome!

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Oil Change in Saskatoon

Oil Change

When it comes to oil changes, there is a lot of information—and possibly more misinformation—floating around out there.

You may know that engine oil is a critical lubricant, but do you know what it does and how often it needs changing? Does it matter what brand and grade of oil you put in your vehicle? Who should you trust an oil change too?

If you’re located around Saskatoon, SK, and are looking for an oil change, our Certified Technicians at Sherwood Chevrolet are happy to help.

However, before you head on over, this handy guide might just prove useful.

Read on to learn all you need to know about the oil car, truck, or SUV.

What is oil, and why does my car rely on it?

Oil is the lifeblood of your car’s engine. You may think of that as an exaggeration, but the consequences of running an engine on low oil, or delaying oil changes, can have catastrophic consequences.

Oil is the lubricant that protects the internal components of an engine from rubbing against each other. Each moving part is coated in a thin layer of oil to ensure that friction is greatly reduced. Without it, the metal-to-metal contact can damage an engine, leading to potentially large repair bills.

Why Should Oil be Changed?

Simply put, as time goes on, engine oil loses its ability to lubricate effectively. Every minute an engine is run, the internal fluids are subjected to extreme temperatures, slowly altering the oil’s chemistry.

You may notice that the fresh, rich, golden oil poured into a car’s engine turns black over time. As time goes on, engine oil collects and traps dirt—the larger particles of which are often trapped in the oil filter. The resulting black colour is due to high levels of smaller debris present in the oil.

When Should I Change My Oil?

When to change a vehicle’s oil is always a hot topic and debate. A topic that often leads to pages and pages of feedback in online forums. Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. It depends on several factors, including your vehicle’s make and model, driving conditions, and usage patterns.

We’d recommend consulting your owner’s manual for the recommended oil change interval. Older vehicles commonly require oil changes every 5000 km. Still, with new advances in manufacturing and the introduction of synthetic oils (more on those later), intervals on modern engines could be as long as 7,500 km or 15,000 km.

However, you should also consider the amount of time spent on the road, not just mileage. For example, if you commute 5 miles in bumper-to-bumper traffic, the toll on your engine may be far greater than what is indicated on your odometer. This is because every minute your engine runs—even at idle—reduces how effective your engine oil is.

With this in mind, it may be a good idea to aim to change your engine oil every six months. It assures protection, and it is also a great way to reset yourself if you’ve lost track of when your last visit to the quick lube was.

If you own a newer car, you may not even have to worry, as the on-board-computer will automatically display a service reminder, which often factors in both mileage and hours run.

What is Engine Oil Viscosity?

Yet another topic that is debated among the car owners: what oil viscosity should be used in your car?

The viscosity is an oil grading system developed by engineers, a regular individual knows them as 5W 30 or 10W 40. Viscosity is the most important thing to know when selecting replacement oil. Once again, we recommend you consult the owner’s manual to choose the correct viscosity oil for your vehicle.

What exactly do those numbers mean?

Each number refers to how easy or fluid the oil is to pour. The number preceding the W is the “winter” metric and measures the oil’s viscosity at zero degrees Fahrenheit (-17.8 degrees Celsius). The lower the number, the less the oil thickens in cold temperatures.

For example, oil with a 5W-30 viscosity grade thickens less than the engine oil with a 10W-30 grade in cold weather.

In high temperatures, engine oil with a 5W-30 grade thins out more quickly when compared to oils with a 5W-40 grade.

The winter number is especially important for our cold-climates in Saskatoon, as it determines how thin the oil is when cold.

If you’re looking for an oil change service in Saskatoon, then you may want to consider Sherwood Chevrolet Certified Service for all of your oil change needs. We service all makes and models and are happy to clear up any doubts you may have regarding oil changes.

Synthetic vs. Conventional

Another factor to consider when looking to change your oil is whether your vehicle needs synthetic or conventional oil. If we break the two down, conventional oil (also known as mineral oil) is highly-refined oil from natural resources. Synthetic oil, as the name suggests, is a blend of oil that is human-made. You also find semi-synthetic oils, which are a blend of the two.

Once again, you should consult your car’s manual, or ask the Oil Change specialist at Sherwood Chevrolet.

Newer cars generally require synthetic oils, as the human-made blends have better properties such as resistance to breaking down and added additives to protect against wear and tear.

If you have an older car that has been run on conventional or semi-synthetic oil, it’s widely advised that you continue to do so. Despite the improvements that some synthetic oils may claim, switching oil types may lead to complications with your engine. If you are changing oil types, it’s recommended that you thoroughly flush your motor with a dedicated engine flush before adding new oil.

The Importance of Oil Filter

When changing your car’s oil, it’s also important to replace the oil filter. The oil filter is just as vital as the oil as it catches any large contaminants that may otherwise create technical problems within your car’s engine.

At Sherwood Chevrolet, we carry out a full visual inspection to ensure that there are no leaks present and that the reinstallation of the oil drain plug and oil filter is done with fresh washers and gaskets.

Checking Your Oil

One of the easiest tasks to take on as a responsible vehicle owner is to check your oil regularly. By doing this once every few weeks, as well as before and after a long trip, you will be able to monitor the condition of your engine and catch any low levels before damage is done. An easy rule of thumb to follow is to check your oil every time you fill your gas tank, but be sure you wait until the engine has cooled down.



Is your vehicle due for an oil change? Book an appointment with Sherwood Chevrolet Service Center today.

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Choosing The Best Auto Repair Service in Saskatoon

Best Auto Service In Saskatoon

Most Canadians have an auto repair provider they use regularly. However, there are several reasons you may be searching for a new service provider, from just moving to the area to having a bad experience with another local service. Regardless of the reason, there are a few things you can do and consider when searching for the best of the best in auto technicians in the Saskatoon area.

Saskatoon, First Get Recommendations and Look at the Saskatoon Auto Repair Shop’s Online Reviews

These days the majority of people begin their search for a new service online. That’s because online reviews offer an easy and fast way to see what other customers have to say about a company or service provider.

While there is an array of places someone may look for reviews, the top review sites are Google Reviews and Facebook. When browsing these sites, potential customers can look at the overall rating, along with individual ratings based on specific customer experiences.

In addition to online reviews, one of the oldest tried and true methods is asking those close to you. Your friends, family members, co-workers, and even neighbours are great sources of first-hand information about local mechanics and repair shops.

Keep in mind while recommendations is a great first step, there is more to consider when choosing the right service shop for you.

Make Sure the Car Repair Service or Mechanic is Licensed

If you have plans to sell your vehicle at any point, or if you want to maintain the warranty on your vehicle, it’s necessary to use the services of a licensed mechanic. If you don’t do this, you may void your warranty, which is going to reduce the value of your vehicle if you decide to sell.

A certified technician will also provide the records of all repairs they do. These records will include parts used, location of the repairs, and the date. All this is beneficial if you want to sell your vehicle down the road.

Ask Questions

After you have chosen a car repair shop and have taken your vehicle in for service work, you should receive an explanation of the problem, a written estimate, and options for the required fixes before any work is done. If you feel this explanation is brief or you don’t fully understand, it’s always important to ask questions. Not only will this provide more reassurance, it will also avoid any misunderstanding or surprises when you pick up your vehicle.

After you fully understand the problem and have received an estimate on the repairs, you can make a confident decision on repairing your vehicle.

When it comes to Auto Repair Services, it is always Quality vs. Price

Even though the cost of your service is a crucial aspect of the decision you make, it should not be the only thing you consider. If you choose a mechanic that is too cheap, it may cost you more in the long run.

In many situations, the reason that one mechanic is cheaper than others is due to training, qualifications, and certifications. Or worse, they cut corners. Often the end result is seeking even more repairs down the road.

Over time this is going to lead to higher costs and more frustration for you.

Choose your Auto Repair Mechanic Before You Have Car Issues

Even if your vehicle is operating properly right now, it’s a great idea to go ahead and find a quality mechanic. By doing this, you will be prepared for the moment you experience vehicle issues and will know who to call.

Finding the Best Auto Repair Service in Saskatoon: Now You Know

If you are searching for the best auto repair service in Saskatoon, use the tips and information here to narrow down the options. To make things even easier, you can contact our Certified Service team to set up a service appointment.

Our highly qualified technicians are here to provide the exceptional service you need and deserve. From oil changes to transmission replacements, we are dedicated to maintaining top tier customer service for everyone in the Saskatoon area, providing competitive prices and superior customer service.

By using our auto repair services, you can feel confident that the repairs will be done properly the first time. Our goal is to get you back on the road.

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All You Need To Know About Winter Tires

Car tires on snowy road

Do you have winter tires on your winter preparation checklist? If so, you’re in good company with 75 percent of Canadian drivers who also switch to winter tires when that time of year comes around.

What is the difference between Winter Tires and All Season Tires?

Winter tires, also referred to as snow tires, are built specifically for the harsh winter weather conditions. The rubber remains much more flexible in cold temperatures, which helps maintain traction and grip on slick, icy roads. Another distinctive visual clue is the tread depth and tread patterns on winter tires. They are designed to prevent snow build-up that can lead to slipping or increased stopping time. They come in both studded and stud-less varieties and offer more traction than non-winter tires.

You can recognize winter tires by looking for a snowflake and three-peaked mountain graphic. This is also known as an Alpine Symbol and it confirms that tires have met industry traction standards for winter weather conditions—also known as ASTM F1805.

You may also come across tires with ratings such as M+S, M.S. or M&S., this means they are suited for driving in mud and snow. While these tires may have more grip than your set of all-season tires, they don’t meet the official winter-tire testing requirements.

Season Rating On Winter Tire

Why Install Winter Tires?

While winter tires are only recommended in Saskatchewan, they are mandatory in other Canadian provinces such as Quebec, where they also host a Winter Tire Appointment Week to help everyone get their cars winter-ready. Data shows that enforcing this rule in Quebec has led to a five percent reduction in winter accidents.

In addition to providing more safety and security on winter roads, winter tires can also be a smart investment. By swapping your all-season or summer tires for a winter set during the colder months, you can save money in the long run by extending the lifespan of both tire sets.

Once temperatures dip below seven degrees Celsius your non-winter tires are at risk of losing their traction. That’s why it’s best to act early and install winter tires on your vehicle before truly cold weather hits.

Tire Install

How Long Do Winter Tires Last?

There is not one straight answer to this question as tire life depends on the type of roads and amount of driving. However on average, a set of winter tires should last you a few seasons.

Optimizing the lifespan of your tires starts from the moment they are installed. Of course, life expectancy and longevity depends on how you take care of your tires both when they are in use and when you have them stored away in the off season. Avoid the mistake of keeping them installed during the summer months. Because they are made of a softer rubber than all-season tires, the heat and summer roads will wear down the tread considerably quicker.

When not in use, it’s important to store them properly. It is best to place them in a cool and dry area such as a basement or garage. If you must store them outside it is wise to invest in a tarp to cover them from the elements. It is also good practice to clean your tires before storing them away. If you are short on space, we have tire storage options for a reasonable rate and include one free season of storage for all new tire purchase and installs.

Whether you are in need of a new set of winter tires or you’re curious if yours will last another hardy Saskatchewan winter, you can count on our service and parts experts to have the answers! You can give us a call or text at 306-374-6330 or contact us here.

Truck Tire On Winter Road

How to Tell If Your Winter Tires Are Healthy

There are a few quick ways to determin if your tires are in good shape. First and foremost; the tire expiration date. You can find the manufacturer and expiration date right on the tires themselves. Making a note of this information and when you had them installed will be helpful later on. If you need help locating this information, our service technicians can help you find it.

Tread depth is another important factor when deciding if it is time for a replacement. If your tires have tread wear indicators, it’s good to check this on each tire a few times through the season, especially if you do a lot of driving! If your tires don’t have this feature, you can do a DIY tread test with a toonie by placing the coin in one of your tire’s treads. If the coin covers only half of the lettering, you’re probably in need of a replacement set.

Also be mindful of any visual signs of damage, whether that’s a gouge, tear, or cracks in the rubber. If you notice anything alarming such as increased stopping time, sliding, and hydroplaning, head to our service center for a closer look.

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Winter Tire Shopping and Care Tips

There are several actions you can take to help guarantee that you’re buying the best tires for your vehicle and taking care of them in the right way.

1- Purchase the Right Winter Tire Size for Your Vehicle Type

Make sure you’re shopping for the right tire size for your vehicle type. This doesn’t necessarily mean that one particular brand or model is the only right fit.

It’s important to review the size and compatibility. SUV tires differ in size from sedans. You don’t want to end up with a set that doesn’t match or suit your particular model.

Your vehicle’s owner’s manual is a helpful place to look for tire specification requirements. When in doubt, our tire experts can quickly and easily show you some great options for your vehicle.

2- Consider Your Driving Habits

Along with getting the right fit for your vehicle, you should also take your driving habits and needs into account.

All drivers in the Saskatoon area face their fair share of snow and cold. But if you operate a work truck and need to haul or tow heavy loads or spend extensive time on slick surfaces or challenging terrain, you may want to look for a heavier-duty set of winter tires.

3- Do Your Research

There are a lot of tire varieties out there. You will be more informed and confident in your decision with a little online research to familiarize yourself with what you want.

You can bring that research to our Parts & Service departments where we can provide recommendations and advice. Or if you know what you want, our dealership is an excellent place to purchase your tires and have them installed by our service experts.

4- Keep up With Winter Tire Maintenance

The winter months require a bit more attention to your tires. The cold temperatures and elements can destabilize and wear your tires out if not properly cared for.

Coordinate with our service team to maintain aspects such as:

  • Tire pressure
  • Tire alignment
  • Tire balancing
  • Tire rotations

During other seasons, tire rotations are less pressing. But during the winter season, you may want to start things off on the right foot by rotating your tires to promote optimal tread.

You may also want to ask our technicians for a tire alignment. This routine maintenance service helps ensure that your tires are at the most efficient angles. This check also prevents any issues with your suspension that will keep your vehicle from traveling straight.

Tire pressure is also a very important winter tire service as cold air can diminish your tire’s pressure. Without proper inflation, you could notice problems with fuel economy, traction, and wear.

5- Install a Full Set of Winter Tires

If your vehcile has rear-wheel drive it may be tempting to swap out only two of your all-season tires with winter-ready alternatives, but you may want to think again. Changing out all four tires with winter tires is your best bet for maximum traction and handling in snow and frigid weather. By only swapping out 2 tires, you run the risk of compromised performance and safety.

6- Use Extra Caution When Driving

Every time you’re behind the wheel it’s important to drive defensively, but winter driving requires an extra level of caution.

Safe winter driving tips include using your lights for visibility, keeping more room between your vehicle and the one in front of you, keeping an emergency kit on hand, and ensuring you have at least a half tank of gas at all times.

Car On Winter Road

Keep Your Tires and Vehicle in Great Shape This Winter!
Need A New Set of Winter Tires? Call Us for Winter Tire Specials.

While there is not one exact answer to how long winter tires will last, the average tire life spans several winter seasons. If you’re uncertain about whether your winter tires will carry you through the upcoming winter, visit us for an expert opinion.

We take care of all makes and models at our service centre in Saskatoon. Hurry in soon to install a new set of winter tires and winterize your car.

We’ll make sure your battery is fully charged, all fluids are topped off, and your brakes are in top-notch condition.

Schedule your appointment today!

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