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 

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!

Trusted Regina Team Brags about Superior Drywall Trusted Regina Drywall contractors

SUPERIOR DRYWALL is a Regina Dry Wall company you can Trust 

There are certain industries and trades that have lower trust factors than others- drywallers, in general, do not have the best reputation in the trades, and we often hear negative stories about the work and services of drywallers!  This means that the Trusted Regina Directory team often gets inquiries about finding trustworthy Regina drywallers, and up until now, we couldn't help!!

Superior Drywall Regina drywall contractors is a family-run business that has been operating in Regina for over 20 years!  This father-son duo of Mogens and Tim is a perfect fit for Trusted Regina.  Their core values are what make them exceptional! They truly care about the quality of work, customer loyalty and above all honesty and integrity.  Terms many businesses throw around but these men live it, their longevity in the industry is a testament to that. Find them in the Trusted Regina Renovation category! 

As we were going through the verification process it was obvious to see that this crew has an amazing reputation. Here are only a couple of the comments, find more testimonials about their High standards of drywall work here on their website

"Their work is the best in the city, they are always there when they say they will be, they have even charged me several times less than they quoted.  You won't get a better company anywhere" Pat Ott, Regina
"Superior Drywall has one of the best crews.  Not only are they clean and polite but you don't have to worry about them being on the job site" Jon - Urban, Regina

Over and over again each person mentioned the honesty in pricing and quality of work like no other which is why we are so pleased to have them join the Trusted community.

Superior Dry Wall are your Trusted Regina Drywall Pro’s 

Trusted Regina shares information on graffiti removal.

As spring approaches you will start to find more graffiti damage. 

Most cities have a property maintenance bylaw that requires you the property owner to deal with graffiti within an allotted time frame, generally 31 days. Regina bylaw is No. 2002-105, Saskatoon's is the Property Maintenance and Nuisance Abatement Bylaw. 

What is the first thing you should do when you find graffiti on your property?

Record: Take a photo of the graffiti vandalism as soon as you see it. The photo is critical to successful investigations by the Regina Police Service.

Report: Report all incidents of graffiti damage to your property by calling the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500. You will be given instructions on how to submit information and a copy of the photo. You can also go online at, click on "REPORT A CRIME", and choose Mischief/Graffiti. 

Remove: Remove graffiti from your property as quickly as possible. A quick response has been shown to prevent it from reoccurring.

How do you remove the graffiti?

There are a few options available to you;

1. Paint over it
2. Try using a store-bought graffiti product.
3. Hire a professional company that deals with graffiti removal. We can remove tags off of a painted surface, metal, glass, concrete, plastic, etc. generally with no damage to the surface behind it. 

Great Canadian Oil Change a Trusted Regina Automotive and Oil Expert share a tip on Synthetic Oil

At Great Canadian Oil Change, they will always do their best to keep you travelling safely, in a cleaner environment. At Great Canadian Oil Change, they guarantee that they will always value your business. Great Canadian Oil Change is your Trusted Regina Oil Change expert. In their latest helpful oil tip, they share info on synthetic oil and older vehicles


Can synthetic oil be used in older vehicles?

Using synthetic oil in an older vehicle is not a problem.  If the vehicle is in good running condition with minimal leaks, running synthetic oil will not harm anything at all.  You will enjoy all the benefits that a full synthetic oil has to offer.  Read on to find out more about why people are hesitant to change to full synthetic and how to go about it.

Why do people think synthetic oil should be used in older vehicles?

There are some misconceptions out there that lead people to believe that problems may develop when changing from a conventional oil to a full synthetic oil in an older vehicle.

The confusion starts with the idea that synthetic oil is more slippery (lower in viscosity) than conventional oil.  This further leads to the concern that synthetic oil is not as compatible with seals and will therefore leak (or leak more) in places conventional oil might not.  These ideas are unfounded. The truth is that synthetic oils will enhance the engine protection in older vehicles just as they do for new engines.  In addition, most synthetic motor oils are fully compatible with modern seal materials. Most synthetic oils are formulated to condition seals, keeping them pliable to prevent leakage.


Another common misconception is that changing to a full synthetic oil will clean and loosen sludge from the engine and cause it to plug the filter and passageways. This too is false. Switching from conventional oil to full synthetic oil in routinely maintained vehicles will not cause clogged oil filters or passageways, regardless of how many kilometres are on the vehicle. Sludge, which is caused by poor quality oil and neglected maintenance practices, would have to be present in significant amounts to plug oil filters and passageways. If this excessive amount of sludge is present in an engine, it is just a matter of time before oil filters and passageways clog, regardless of the installation of synthetics.  Regardless of the type of oil you put in your vehicle, it is important to take care of your vehicle by ensuring it gets routine maintenance.

How do I switch from conventional oil to synthetic oil?

There are no special procedures for changing from conventional oil to full synthetic oil.  As a precaution in older vehicles or those with high mileage, it may be advisable to perform an engine flush first. This will ensure that the engine is clean and free of any accumulated contaminants which might have an effect on the service life of synthetic motor oils. You may also choose to use a high mileage oil which will have added seal conditioners to combat against engine leaks and friction issues with the motor. However, both of these suggestions are optional and completely at your discretion.  Many vehicles have no problem simply switching to a synthetic oil.


How can Great Canadian Oil Change help?

At Great Canadian Oil Change, we follow the manufacturer’s recommendation on types of oils and recommended service intervals for your vehicle, regardless of whether you choose to use conventional a synthetic blend or a full synthetic.  The choice is always yours! The technicians will answer any questions you have, backed by up-to-date information about your type of vehicle.

We offer high milage oil and engine flushes if this is what you choose when you are making the switch from conventional to synthetic oil in a vehicle with a significant number of kilometres on it.

Happy and safe driving from the Great Canadian Oil Change Team!

Great Canadian Oil Change is your Trusted Regina Oil Change expert.


Previous Posts


S & E Trusted Online Directories Inc
310 Wall St #209
Saskatoon, SK   S7K 1N7
Ph: 306.244.4150


App Store Google Play
Follow us on Facebook Instagram Linked In Twitter YouTube RSS Feed
Website hosting by Insight Hosting