Trusted Tips and Resources

Trusted Tips & Resources

Trusted Regina partner shares a guideline for checking your headlights, taillights, running lights and signal lights.

Great Canadian Oil Change on Quance and North Albert Street in Regina provide oil changes in 10 minutes. No appointment needed! At Great Canadian Oil Change they will always do their best to keep you traveling safely, in a cleaner environment.

They are your Trusted Regina Oil Change experts in the Regina Automotive General category.

Have you checked your lights lately?  Great Canadian Oil Change shares a guideline for checking your vehicles lights.


For your safety and the safety of others, it is important that all lights on your vehicle are working properly.  Bright and functioning headlights and taillights are necessary to be visible to other drivers and pedestrians at night.  Well-maintained headlights also help you to see obstacles in the road in front of you.


Working lights also help to prevent accidents and reduce road rage.  You know how annoying it can be when the car ahead of you slows down unexpectedly and turns without having a working brake light or signal light.  Or when the driver in front of you slows down without apparently any advance notice because their brake lights were not functioning properly and therefore you did not have time to adjust your speed.  How about waiting behind someone who apparently wants to make a left turn but did not have a working signal light that might have given you the opportunity to choose another lane earlier?  And we all can do without getting a ticket for having a burned out headlight or taillight.  All if these situations could lead to accidents or unnecessary stress.  Don’t be part of the problem!  Take the initiative and responsibility for checking that your own lights are working.


It is easy to check SOME of your lights when the car is not running, however most vehicles these days require that the ignition be on (and some vehicles must actually be in gear) to do a thorough check of ALL of the lights.


It is possible to check the lights by yourself, although not the quickest.  You will need to have a method to have something to hold the brake down (creative use of a long handled windshield scraper or even an anti-theft device might do), and you may have to get in and out of the car a few times.  If you can park the car beside something reflective (such as a window) or plain (a wall), you may be able to see some of the lights without getting our of your vehicle.  It is definitely possible to check the lights yourself, however the job will take less time if you have the assistance of another person.


In the day time it is more difficult to see some of the lights on your car.  One option would be to use a dark piece of clothing, like a jacket, when going up close to each light to see how bight it shines on that surface to see if it is working.  Other options include parking beside a reflective surface like a window.  Or even shining your lights onto a building with a plain wall could work.  Waiting until it is close to evening or checking your lights indoors in dim lighting is suggested.

Follow this general plan to check the headlights, taillights, brake lights, running lights and signal lights on most cars.
Every vehicle is different.  Check the owner’s manual for vehicle-specific instructions.  For example, not all vehicles have running lights and some vehicles need to actually be in gear for some of the lights to be checked.
If you have two people and it is dark enough to see the lights easily, this can be a quick and easy job.
Turn on the engine.  Have a buddy on the outside of the car as you go through the list of lights to check.

FRONT – Have your buddy go to the front of the car.
Are the running lights working?  Are they even in brightness on both sides?
Turn on the headlights. Are they both lit up sufficiently?  Is one brighter or dimmer than the other?
Try the high beams. Are they both lit up sufficiently?  Is one brighter or dimmer than the other?
Try the right signal light.  Is it working? Is it easily visible?
Now the left signal light. Is it working? Is it easily visible?
REAR – Have your buddy go to the back of the car.
Are the running lights working?  Are they even in brightness on both sides?
Test the right signal light. Is it working? Is it easily visible?
Then the left signal. Is it working? Is it easily visible?
Press on the brakes to check the brake lights.  Are they working?  Are all lights easily visible?  Are they even on both sides? (Two or three bulbs on each side may come on)
That’s it!
If you find that some bulbs are dim or not working, make arrangements to have the bulbs replaced.  In some cases it may be the wiring or fuses that are the problem.
At Great Canadian Oil Change we do a complimentary check of all of your lights when you come in for any service.  We also can replace the bulbs if you choose.
Great Canadian Oil Change  – helping you to drive safe and to maintain your vehicle in tip top 

Trusted Regina partner celebrates 10 year anniversary!


Dakine Home Builders Inc. has spent the last decade establishing itself as a highly regarded builder in and around Regina. During the past 10 years, they have worked on a variety of projects, building sustainable homes using smart designs and eco-friendly building practices that support environmental preservation.

Here is what they have to say about the last 10 years:

Thank you to all of our customers for trusting in us over the past 10 years. Many of you have come back to us and/or recommended us to your friends, family and colleagues. Your support is very much appreciated and has contributed greatly to our success! Thank you also to our dedicated and exceptionally hard working group of subtrades, many of whom have been with us since the very beginning. We feel honored to work with such a wonderful group of people who share our passion for building creative, one-of-a-kind homes!

We have also enjoyed taking an active role in the community, sponsoring local sports teams, supporting local charities and volunteering for community events. For the staff at Dakine, we believe that building sustainable communities takes so much more than a hammer and nails.

We have had many proud moments and cause for celebration throughout the years, including Progressive New Home Warranty’s Customer Satisfaction Award, multiple Environmental Awards, and the National SAM for Best Custom Home Award. We are so very proud of our accomplishments thus far.

We are very much looking forward to the next 10 years of Dakine Home Builders, continuing to provide high quality craftsmanship to meet any budget, maintaining our high levels of customer satisfaction and continuing to support and take part in building a better community for future generations to enjoy.

On behalf of us a Trusted Regina, congratulations Dakine!  We know you will be around for many years to come and are proud to have you as a Trusted Regina Home Builder!

To learn more about Dakine check out their Trusted Regina listing. 

Full Throttle is a Trusted Regina furnace and duct cleaning expert - Check out this video to find out why.

Clint Orr, the owner of Full Throttle Furnace and Duct Cleaning is extremely professional and very knowledgeable about the ins and outs of the equipment that keeps your family warm in the winter and cool in the summer....You will find Full Throttle Furnace and Duct Cleaning in the Regina Cleaning Service Category.

They are so much more than just furnace and duct cleaning.

 They also can assist you with:

  • Air conditioning coil cleaning
  • Air exchanger cleaning
  • Dryer vent cleaning
  • Duct camera inspections
  • Furnace and duct cleaning
  • High efficiency furnace cleaning experts!

Trusted Residential, Commercial and Industrial Services.Qualifications/ Memberships 

No matter how big or small the job, Full Throttle Furnace & Duct Cleaning Inc. has the right tool for your job.  See their tools of the trade document  for a complete line up of the equipment used. 

Their technicians are knowledgeable and care about providing great customer service.  They are always pleased to answer any questions or concerns you may have before they start the job.

Call FULL THROTTLE TODAY ..checkout their listing here in Regina Cleaning Services on the REGINA DIRECTORY

Active Electric is a Trusted Regina Electrical Expert - Check out this video to see why!


Active Electric are Trusted Regina Electricians and they get it right the first time, delivering all electrical services including installation, upgrade, and repair solutions.

Whether it's hanging a ceiling fan, installing a custom-designed landscape lighting system, installing a state of the art home theatre system or rewiring a commercial structure, or other electrical services, you can call Active they are here eager to help and no job is too small! Customer service is always their top priority and they should be your first call for a Regina Electrician! 


Whether you require a hook-up for your new appliance, hot tub or full house renovation, we have the experience to get the job done right and on budget.

Active Electric has a variety of services to help you with all your electrical needs:

• Complete Home Renovations

• Garage development electrician Regina

• Basement Development

• Panel and Service Upgrades

• Lighting Upgrades

• Device Upgrades

• Home entertainment

• Intercom systems

• Emergency generators

• Pools and Hot tubs

• Outdoor Security and sensor lighting

• Seasonal Lighting

Check out his listing here in REGINA ELECTRICIANS on the Regina Directory of excellence!

En Vogue Day Spa and Gift Studio a Trusted Regina spa

The Trusted Regina Directory team are proud to announce En Vogue  as our newest Trusted Regina partner in the Regina Spa category.

En Vogue want to get the word out about spa safety.

One of the most unregulated, but sought after categories on Trusted Regina are beauty industry related.  Part of Trusted Regina's mission is to inform consumers and help them make smart choices abut local business.  That is why we are so proud to have a big proponents of spa safety and the only member of quality assurance spa in Regina join our Regina Directory of Excellence. 

En Vogue has been a proud member of the Leading Spas of Canada since the 1990’s. Being part of the organization ensures that they are part of the new and exciting spa industry and more importantly to provide the safest care to their clients.  En Vogue owner Patricia Cassell-Ogilvie joined the National Board of Directors of the Leading Spas of Canada in 2011 to 2014 to be part of the ongoing development of the spa industry and safety in Canada.


They are also an ISPA member. ISPA is one of the most recognized voices in the industry. With members in more than 70 countries, ISPA advances the spa industry by providing invaluable educational and networking opportunities, promoting the value of the spa experience and speaking as the authoritative voice to foster professionalism and growth.