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Great Canadian Oil Change a Trusted Regina Automotive and Oil Expert share a tip on summer windshield washer fluid

Great Canadian Oil Change on Quance and North Albert street in Regina provides 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. 


Great Canadian Oil Change are your Trusted Regina Oil Change experts 

tip on summer windshield washer fluid from their Great Canadian Oil Change Blog 


Have you switched to summer windshield washer fluid yet?

Summer Splat Survival

Have you switched to summer windshield washer fluid yet?

Read here to learn why you should and some tips on how to do it.



Getting Ready for Summer Bug Season in Saskatchewan

Driving in Saskatchewan in the late spring, summer, and even the early fall can really do a number on your windshield. I am talking about the amount of insects that stick to the windshield, especially after driving at night. After a road trip, driving at speeds of 100 km per hour or more on the prairie highway, it can be a real chore to clean the mess off. Will switching to a summer windshield washer fluid help or will any washer fluid do?

Are all Windshield Washer Fluids the Same?

The short answer is that no, not all windshield washer fluids are the same. Those formulated for summer use contain ingredients which help make windshields easier to clean during the bug season. Those formulated for winter contain more methyl hydrate to prevent freezing.

Many summer fluids claim to contain special detergents that help to break down the protein in insect bodies making them water soluble and easy to clean off the windshield. Others state that their formula will cut through the oil, dirt, and bugs of summer to quickly restore clear vision. Some even avow to have special additives and rain repellent to help vision when driving in the summer. Another touted feature of windshield washer fluids created for warm weather is greater foaming action to assist with grime removal. There are also declarations of streak-free cleaning. No matter what the claims on the bottle are, you can count on summer windshield washer fluids having more additives to help with the extra cleaning required in the warmer months.



How do I top up my windshield washer fluid?

To top up or fill your windshield washer fluid, find the appropriate reservoir under the hood of your vehicle. Look for the cap that indicates “Washer Fluid Only” or has a picture of a windshield on it. You should be able to see how much fluid is in the reservoir. If it is less than half full, a top up is due!

Most fluids come in ready-to-use bottles that you can pour into the windshield washer fluid reservoir of your vehicle. You may wish to use a funnel, but if you are careful, it is usually not necessary.

Get a free top up of your windshield washer fluid every time you visit Great Canadian Oil Change in Regina!

Topping up your windshield washer fluid is just part of our everyday service when you visit Great Canadian Oil Change. We also top up the power steering fluid and the antifreeze/coolant. Your oil change service also includes a complimentary multi-point inspection in which we check and maintain many parts of your vehicle. For more information on what your service includes, click here.



Happy “clear view” travels from the Great Canadian Oil Change team!


Great Canadian Oil Change on Quance Street and North Albert Street in Regina deserve the Thumbs up from in our Regina Automotive General Category and they are Regina's Trusted oil change experts!



A Trusted Regina Insurance broker's tip on tenant insurance

Tenant or Renter’s Insurance

As a renter you may feel you don’t need insurance coverage. But take a look around. How much would it cost to replace all your belongings if they were lost?

Tenant or Renter Insurance can protect your contents and your liability exposure. All it takes is a few extra dollars a month and you’re covered.



Not all home policies are created equally, or priced the same. They are designed to meet each individual’s needs. Make sure you’re covered! Contact an  Insurance Representative today for your free quote!



Trusted Regina Moving Tips

Moving Tips That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier:

1. Pack an overnight bag containing all the essentials

Chances are, you’ll be too tired to unpack your things. You’ll want your essentials within easy access, including a change of clothes if you’re going back to work the next day as well as all your toiletries. It’s also a great way to transport a laptop, which could run the risk of getting stolen during a move.

2. Pack the items you will need FIRST in a clear plastic bin

This includes things like a box cutter, paper towels, trash bags, eating utensils, select cookware, power strips, phone chargers, toilet paper, tools, etc. The clear bin allows you to see inside; it also separates itself from the myriad of cardboard boxes.

3. Wrap your breakables (dishes, glasses, etc.) in clothing to save on bubble wrap

Two birds, one stone: You’re packing your clothes and kitchenware at the same time.

4. For extra padding, pack your glasses and stemware in clean socks

5. In addition to labeling what’s in your boxes, add what room they’ll be going into, as well

When you arrive at your new home, unpack BY ROOM. The unpacking process will feel more manageable.

And remember to label the SIDES of the boxes, not the tops. This way, you’ll be able to identify them even if they’re stacked.

6. If you can, show up to your new home before the move and pre-clean the bathroom and kitchen

Put up a new shower curtain liner and stock some new bath towels and toilet paper, as well. You’ll want to take a hot shower after a long day of moving.

7. Place an extra cotton pad or ball into your powder cosmetics to keep them from breaking

This is a great tip for traveling in general.

8. Cover the openings of your toiletries with saran wrap, then put the tops back on

This will keep your toiletries from breaking and leaking all over your stuff during the move.

9. Pack plates vertically, like records. They’ll be less likely to break

10. Keep drawers intact by covering them with Press’n Seal

Dresser drawers are like their own moving boxes — this will keep you from having to unpack and refold their contents.

It’ll also make moving the actual dresser much more manageable.

11. Press’n Seal is also great for keeping jewelry displays intact

12. Buy a roll of stretch wrap

It works like Press’n Seal but on a bigger scale. You can group items together, and it’ll protect your furniture from getting scuffed and scratched.

13. Keep sandwich bags handy for holding any small parts of things you have to take apart, like curtain rods or mounted flat-screen TVs

Tape the sandwich bags to the back of the item they correspond to.

ALSO: Use this method with the cords for your electronics

14. Beer boxes are the best for books because they have handles on the sides

So be sure to hit up your local liquor store.

15. Take a photo of how your electronics are connected so you can remember how and where all the wires go

16. Cut down on boxes by making all of your baskets, laundry bins, hampers, and suitcases work for you

Pack them with stuff! Use the wheeled suitcases for heavy things like books.

17. The fastest way to pack a closet:

This also keeps your clothes on their hangers, for much faster unpacking.

18. Vacuum seal your out-of-season clothing

Not only will they take up less space and be a breeze to pack, but they can go directly into storage in the new home.

19. Along with food and alcohol, give your friends who help you move first dibs on anything you originally planned to sell or donate

It’s just an extra perk, since you won’t be paying them.

20. Make sure everything is completely packed before your friends show up to help you move




Oxford Learning your Trusted Regina tutors and educators share a tip on Summer Holidays

Oxford Learning Center works with all ages from 3 up to College age, and they are there for you and your child if they are struggling with a particular subject, having difficulty concentrating or you want to prepare them for secondary school. What you may not know is there is help and the answer is Oxford Learning Center.

Based on decades of research into how children learn, they designed a radically new approach to teaching and this is how Oxford Learning came to be the powerhouse of better learning that it is today. The Oxford Learning Regina tutoring team will give your child the tools for a life time of learning; You really couldn’t give your child a better gift.


Oxford Learning Center are your Trusted Regina tutors and educators

tip on summer holidays from their Oxford Learning Blog


Keep Your Child’s Brain Growing Over the Summer Holidays


When the school year ends, we all need a break (even the teachers!) and summer is the perfect time for play and relaxation with family and friends. However, we still want to make sure that kids’ brains stay sharp over the holidays, so here are some ways to sneak in some natural learning!


Reading: Make sure your child has enjoyable reading material at the right level. All formats and genres count, so don’t dismiss magazines, comics/graphic novels or e-reading. When planning trips or outings, involve kids by checking out websites for your destination, and encourage them to Google topics of interest. Model reading as a parent, too: whether it’s cookbooks, newspapers or novels, your child will take a cue from you if you are reading for pleasure. Finally, consider choosing some fun summer read-alouds, even if your child is old enough to read to herself. Good Reads has some great family read-aloud ideas, which you can find here.


Writing: Kids are quicker to buy in when the writing has a real purpose: a list of what to pack for camp, a postcard from vacation, or even an email to check in with a school friend. I still have the travel journal my then-6-year-old daughter kept from a road trip to the East Coast, with photos, ticket stubs and her unedited recounts of our adventures.


Math: As parents, we’re using Math constantly; the key is to bring our kids in on the conversation. Telling time (using clock and calendar), measuring for baking and cooking, working with money, telling temperature – these are all essential components of Math that can easily be worked into summer activities to keep the concepts fresh.


Encourage questions: Last summer, my girls learned many things that aren’t on the curriculum just because they asked, such as how credit cards work, why there are solid and dotted lines on the highways, and they even got an incidental lesson on same-sex marriage sparked by The Amazing Race Canada. Kids need to feel safe to ask questions, and it’s okay when parents admit they don’t know. Finding answers together can be the best learning of all!

Physical education, the arts, science, history and geography…so many fun and educational topics are yours to explore over the holidays, with no workbooks required! Enjoy!


They are your Trusted Regina tutors and educators!




Trusted Regina Window Covering pros cleaning tips

How do I Clean my Blinds or Window Coverings Regina?

 Regina Window Treatments are both decorative and functional – they add to the protection of furniture and hardwood floors to prevent fading—as well as giving much needed privacy control. All types of window treatments should be dusted monthly. Deep-cleaning treatments depend on the type of material you're cleaning. Read Below for all kinds of cleaning tips!


Fabric Shades: Clean by using the soft brush nozzle on your vacuum you can dust fabric blinds. Keep the vacuum setting on low suction.



Fabric Vertical Blinds: Close blinds so they lie flat. Dust with the dust-brush tool on the vacuum (set on low suction). To spot clean, take down the slat and lay it on a flat surface. Blot the stain with a sponge dampened with mild dishwashing liquid and tepid water. Treat heavy stains with a commercial upholstery cleaner (test on an inconspicuous spot). FABRIC VANES: Dust or vacuum with an upholstery attachment. For soil removal, sponge with a mild detergent and warm water solution (or dry fabric cleaner) and blot dry. Do not immerse in water or dry clean.



Cellular/Honeycomb Shades:

Cellular/Honeycomb Shades are easy to keep looking fresh and new for years. Regular dusting with a feather duster is recommended. When necessary, fabric can be lightly vacuumed with a brush attachment. If the cellular shades become soiled with topical dirt (i.e. dirt that is resting on the surface of the fabric), we recommend that the shade be spot cleaned using a soft rag or sponge, with a mild detergent and warm water. Do not use strong detergents or spot removers. Extra care should be used when cleaning Cocoon fabric as the fabric could be permanently creased.

Dry cleaning is not recommended and is not covered by warranty.



Metal and Vinyl Venetian and Vertical Blinds: For regular cleanings close blinds so they lie flat. Moving from top down, dust with a feather duster, lamb's-wool duster, barely damp soft cloth, or the dust-brush tool on the vacuum (set on low suction). Close them in the opposite direction and repeat. For a deep cleaning wipe each slat individually with a cloth dampened with warm water and mild clear dishwashing liquid. Never use abrasive cleaners, which will damage the finish. The slats of vertical blinds can be taken down several at a time and laid flat to make wiping easier.



Pleated Shades: The following cleaning instructions have been developed for the fabric used in pleated shades. Remove the pleated shade from the window, open the shade and lay it out on a clean, flat surface, such as a table or countertop. If the shade is dusty, simply vacuum over it using an upholstery attachment. For cleaning fingerprints or soiled spots on pleated shades, we recommend using an aerosol spray foam upholstery or fabric cleaner, such as Woolite® or ScotchGard® upholstery cleaners. Spray the foam cleaner over the entire area to be cleaned. Immediately scrub the area with a clean damp sponge (back and forth gently in the direction parallel to the pleats in the fabric) until the stains are removed. If necessary, the entire shade may be cleaned in this fashion. Be careful not to crush or wrinkle the fabric. Remove the excess water from the fabric by patting with a clean, dry towel. Hang the shade up when completely dry.

Frequent cleaning may remove the fullness and body of the pleated fabric. Do not use strong detergents or spot removers. Dry cleaning is not recommended.



Solar Shades: Roller shade fabrics are virtually maintenance free. If the shade is dusty, simply vacuum over it using an upholstery attachment. A feather duster can also be used to gently remove dust. Shades may also be gently wiped with a clean damp cloth. Allow the shade to dry completely before raising. Do NOT completely immerse. Solar shade fabrics are virtually maintenance free. Only periodic vacuuming and an occasional cleaning using a mild detergent, soft brushing and thorough rinsing is required. Allow the shade to dry completely before raising. Do NOT completely immerse.


Draperies and Curtains: Dust using the upholstery tool on the vacuum (set on low suction). Follow the manufacturers recommendations. If fabric is washable, launder in the machine on the Gentle cycle. Hang to dry and iron while still damp. If fabric is not washable, dry clean. Draperies and curtains in the kitchen or bath or in particularly humid climates, where dust can cling, may need to be cleaned more frequently.



Wood Blinds and Shutters: Close slats so they lie flat. Working from top to bottom, dust with a feather duster, a lamb's-wool duster, an electrostatic cloth, or the dust-brush tool on the vacuum (set on low suction). Close them in the opposite direction and repeat. Wood blinds and shutters should not be exposed to steam or moisture in a kitchen or bath. Deep cleaning requires a wipe down of each slat with a slightly dampened cloth, then dry thoroughly.



Woven Wood and Bamboo Shades: Dust with the dust-brush tool of the vacuum (set on low suction). Deep clean by gently wiping with a lightly dampened white cloth. 






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