Tag Archives: Car maintenance

Signs It's Time to Change Your Wiper Blades

Signs It's Time to Change Your Wiper Blades & How to Choose the Right Ones Revving up for every twist and turn the road throws your way isn't just about engine checks and tire pressure. It's about clear vision, too! Keeping your car in prime condition means paying attention to every detail, big and small. That's why we're zeroing in on a component often overlooked until it’s too late: the humble windshield wiper.  Seeing Clearly: The Importance of Wiper Blades Wiper blades are your first line of defense against the elements, guaranteeing clear visibility and protecting you and your passengers. Yet, these essential parts are often ignored when it comes to regular car maintenance. Just like ensuring your car’s fluids are topped up and your tire tread is adequate, taking care of your wiper blades is a necessar ... read more

Spring Car Care Checklist To Revitalize Your Ride

Revitalize Your Ride: Spring Car Care Checklist Spring isn't just for house cleaning; it's also the perfect season to give your car the TLC it deserves. In Calgary, where winter can be harsh on our vehicles, spring car care is essential not only for safety but also for maintaining your car's value and performance. At Mint Auto Service, we're all about ensuring your vehicle is ready for whatever adventure the warmer months might bring. Read on for some of our favorite tips! Shine On: Revive Your Vehicle's Exterior The winter elements can take a toll on your car's exterior. Road salts, slush, and grime can eat away at the paint and undercarriage, while cold temperatures and ice can affect your vehicle's rubber parts and paint luster. Here are some steps to make your car shine: Washing and Waxing. Give your car a full wash to remove dirt and other grime that has accumulated over the winter. Then, consider applying a high-quality wax to prot ... read more

Car Maintenance Checklist: Getting Your Vehicle Ready for Fall in Calgary

Fall is arriving in Calgary, bringing cooler temperatures and the anticipation of winter. Just as we gear up with warm layers and shift our daily routines, our cars also need some prep for the colder months. Are you ready to drive in Calgary’s unique fall conditions? We’ve crafted a seasonal maintenance checklist to ensure your vehicle is in prime shape: 1. Tire Check Tires connect your car to the road, so they must be in top shape. A few factors to check: Pressure: Temperature changes can impact tire pressure. Regularly monitor and adjust your tire pressure as needed. You can find the recommended PSI in your vehicle’s manual. Tread Depth: Tread depth is crucial for safe driving. A simple way to check your tire's tread depth is by using a tread depth gauge, available at most auto parts stores. If the reading is 2/32 of an inch or less, it's time to replace your tires. Winter Tires: Calgar ... read more

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