Friday, 28 November 2014

Congratulations to...

The lucky winner of this heavy duty duffle bag was Vanessa Froese!

Congratulations to Vanessa! She won our most recent Facebook contest, guessing closest to the actual number of valve stems and then winning the three way tie! Like our "Crestview Auto Service" Facebook page to be notified about upcoming contests and your chance to win. 

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

“Why do wheels need to be re-torqued?”

Re-torquing wheels after vehicle servicing

When you bring your vehicle to our repair shop, if we have had your wheels off of the vehicle, we will ask you to return so we can re-torque the wheels. Your invoice will also have a statement on it advising that the wheels need to be re-torqued. You can do this yourself if you like, but if we were the ones to work on the car we do this at no charge to you. We always use a torque wrench to tighten your wheels when we re-install them. This is more of a safety concern now than it was 20 years ago. Vehicles are much more reliable today, but they are made with lighter materials and some of these are very fussy about how they are put together. Even a slight decrease or increase in the tightness of bolts and nuts can have adverse affects, in that they can loosen or they can break. 

Occasionally a customer will come into our auto repair shop with a concern of a noise; once in a while we find loose lug nuts that hold the tires and rims tight to the car. This usually happens shortly after they have had the vehicle in for servicing somewhere and the wheels were off or they have taken the wheel off themselves. Most automotive shops will use a torque wrench to tighten the wheel and this is the best way to make sure the nuts are tight but not so tight that the wheel studs break from too much pressure on them. Some vehicles are more prone to having the lug nuts loosen and will need multiple re-torquing to make sure they stay tight.

Loose wheels don’t happen often, but to be safe, have your wheels re-torqued within the first 100 KM after they have been put on. It is the responsibility of the vehicle owner/driver that this is done. Loose wheels can cause a lot of damage to your car and potential injury to you and others. It doesn't take long to re-torque wheels and could save you a repair bill and a big headache.
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Friday, 21 November 2014

And the lucky winner is...

Thank you to everyone who entered the Valve Stem contest on our Facebook page! 

There were 75 guesses with a range from 31 to 175
However, no one guessed the correct number of 94
Therefore, we had a draw for the people whose guess was the closest"
 (Calvin Y - [93]; Marlon Z - [93]; Vanessa F [95]).

Congratulations to the lucky winner: Vanessa Froese

Follow our Facebook page "Crestview Auto Service" for more chances to win!

#Facebook #Contest #YXE #ValveStem 

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Winter Driving in Saskatchewan

How well did you prepare your vehicle for winter? Here are some things to remember and some tips to help ready yourself for a winter trip. Plan to be safe this winter when you are out on the road, reducing the stress of winter driving.

Have your vehicle inspected and serviced to be sure you won’t break down in the cold. Winter conditions with snow, cold and icy roads demand that a vehicle be in top condition. For this reason, a winter readiness inspection is a necessity, and in the end is less annoying and less costly than battery boosts, calling a tow truck, being late and those unplanned hotel stays half way to your destination.

Before it’s too late and you’re on the side of the road or worse, stopped in the middle of the road, give us a call, e-mail or book online to set up an appointment for your vehicle. You will know the condition of your vehicle and what needs to be done for safe winter driving.

Having a block heater on your car and using it when temperatures are colder than -150c is the least expensive way to prevent engine damage from cold winter starts; just make sure you unplug before driving away.

Remember; daytime running lights on your vehicle usually only have the headlights on, not the park lights. They provide less light than when you turn the lights on yourself. At dusk or inclement weather you need to turn the lights on manually so others can see you from the front and the back; swirling snow, fog and cloudy days make it difficult to see and to be seen.

Tips before you head out on the road each day:

·        Unplug the car
·        Brush the snow off your car.
·        Scrape the windshield, rear and side windows.
·        Clear your heater air intake (this is usually between the windshield and the hood).
·        Clean your headlights, tail lights and signal lights.
·        Be sure to clear your tissue boxes, sunglasses, papers, etc., away from defroster                  outlets or your windows won’t clear properly.

For out of town or even for short trips, follow this link for information on what survival equipment to take with you in your vehicle:

Friday, 7 November 2014

New Contest: Know the number?

Can you GUESS how many VALVE STEMS are in the jar? Like our page on Facebook and submit your guess below our FB post. The correct answer will win a prize on November 21st. Good Luck!

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Facebook Contests

Congratulations to Bina Edwards, the winner of our fall contest (pictured is her husband Colten who picked it up for her)! You can win too... Like our Facebook page "Crestview Auto Service" and stay tuned for more contests. Also, don't forget about the chance to win a PLAYSTATION 4, with a Winter Maintenance Service Package!

#Contest #Win #Likes
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