Monthly Archives: August 2023

How to Keep Your Car Engine Cool in Hot Weather

How to Keep Your Engine Cool in Hot Weather There's no denying that Calgary's summer heat can put significant strain on your vehicle, especially the engine. An overheating engine is more than an inconvenient snag on a sunny day. If ignored, it can lead to severe damage and costly repairs. But why does heat pose such a threat? Think of your engine as the heart of your vehicle, designed to operate within a specific temperature range for optimal performance. Exceeding this range can compromise its efficiency, potentially causing components to fail or warp. At Mint Auto Service, we understand the importance of keeping your vehicle in top shape, regardless of the season. Here are some pro tips for keeping your engine cool in the blistering summer heat: 1) Avoid Heat Build-Up in Your Vehicle's Interior Direct sunlight can significantly increase the temperature of your car's interior, putting more strain on your cooling system. Several strategies can be used to minimize t ... read more

Fluid Checks: The Vital Importance of Brake, Coolant & Transmission Fluids

Fluid Checks: The Vital Importance of Transmission, Brake, and Coolant Fluids Just like how athletes require proper hydration to perform at their best, your vehicle relies on a delicate balance of fluids for smooth and efficient performance. This balance includes transmission, brake, and coolant fluids - the heroes under the hood that keep your car functioning at its peak. In this article, we will delve into the vital importance of these fluids, explain why regular fluid checks are crucial, and how overlooking them can lead to costly and potentially dangerous issues. Why are Fluid Checks Crucial? Behind every vehicle’s superior performance lies a network of fluids - transmission, brake, and coolant - each playing an integral role in your car’s functionality, safety, and longevity. These fluids act as your vehicle’s lifeblood. Without them, even the most high-end cars will fail to perform at their best. Transmission Fluid: The Key to a Smooth Ride Think of transm ... read more

Car AC Repair & Maintenance: Keeping You Cool in the Summer Heat

Air Conditioning Maintenance: Keeping Your Cool in the Summer Heat As temperatures climb and the summer heat blazes in Calgary, there's nothing quite like the relief of crisp, cool air blowing from your car's air conditioning system. A properly running AC system quickly transforms your vehicle from a sweltering oven into an oasis of cool comfort. At Mint Auto Service, we're in the business of ensuring your car's AC is up to the task. We're here to help you understand how regular maintenance and preventative care can extend the life and performance of your AC system. Buckle up as we dive into everything you should know about air conditioning maintenance. Why is Auto Air Conditioning Maintenance Important? Air conditioning in your vehicle isn't just about comfort - it's about safety too. On scorching hot days, the temperature inside your ca ... read more

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