The Trusted Regina community are proud to welcome our newest Regina partner on the Trusted Regina directory Regina Battery Depot is your Trusted Regina battery store!
You may know their sign but we want you to know how excellent it is inside this long-standing Regina battery business.
Regina Battery Depot is your Trusted Regina Battery Expert!
You will find them listed under the Regina specialty retail category on the TrustedRegina directory or you can simply use our simple search tool and search ' BATTERY'.
Why did we put them under specialty retail? Because they sell so much more than just Automotive batteries!
After four decades of energizing the rapidly evolving world of electronics, one thing has always stayed the same about the Regina Battery Depot: they are able to provide almost any type of battery a customer can imagine; from automotive to commercial, from hearing aids to digital cameras, from alkaline to rechargeable, they carry a battery for virtually anything. If they do not carry the battery, or they can’t rebuild it, they will do their best to source it for their customer.
When putting them through the Trusted Regina verification process we quickly found out how great their service is. We personally telephone survey many of the applicant's past customers and in this case, every one of the people we spoke to gave them 10/10!!
Here is what some of their customers had to say to our local team:
"Love these guys! Always have a battery for whatever I need - whether it is a remote starter for my vehicle or a watch battery. They even take out the old battery, test it, then put in the new one. My place to go for all my battery needs." Pauline Relkey
"Their Customer Service is outstanding will be a customer for a long time" Gary Winslow.
Not sure 25+ people is enough? Check out their 80 Google reviews or the many others around the web...such as their customer below...
"I went on what was probably the busiest day in years. -40 temps killed tons of batteries including my own. It was lined up right to the door 4 or 5 wide... it was like a black Friday sale at visions there was so many people. But I didn't have to wait too long and you can bet they had my battery" Marcus
The Regina Battery Depot has literally decades of helping the people of Regina and surrounding area! Originally opened in March of 1971 in a small shop on Winnipeg Street. The business has remained on Winnipeg Street since then, but not always in the same location. In 1974 they moved down the block and in 1991, they moved again to their current location, right across the street.
To find out more about them and their products check them out Regina Battery Depot is your Trusted Regina Battery Expert!
The Trusted Regina team are proud to announce Frame and Wheel Alignment Co. Ltd. as a new member to the Trusted Regina directory. You can now find them in both the Auto body and Auto Repair and Service Categories.
Frame and Wheel Alignment Co. Ltd. have been servicing Regina and area since 1988. Locally owned and operated they strive hard to ensure the quality of their work. The attention to detail when providing Fleet services, restorations or everyday paint and repair projects is exceptional. Weather you have a semi trailer, camper, classic car or new, Frame and Wheel can help you get back on the road and make it look great too! They really are your one-stop vehicle center with the most reasonable prices.
While talking to their customers we quickly found out how great their service is. Here is what some of them had to say:
"New to the area and asked around for good fair shops. Glad to have been pointed here. Could have easily charged more than they did for their work. Great friendly service. Thanks Steve and team." -Andy-Marcia Holmes
"Friendly staff did my inspection quickly and explained all repairs" -Al Zieglgansberger
" Great service! The General Manager took the time to listen to my vibration issues with my truck, came up with a plan and promised not to install anything unless absolutely required. One of the mechanics took it for a test drive then back to the shop for inspection and measurements then took the appropriate repairs. I asked for some higher end parts which they sourced for me and they quickly installed. I checked around at two other shops for pricing and they were very competitive. I was happy with service and price. My son also had his truck wheel alignment done here and he too was impressed" - Mike Nijman
Frame and Wheel honour all heavy duty truck and trailer insurance claims and are SGI accredited for Heavy Truck and Trailer collision repairs. They are SGI Safety Certified for all vehicles. They are members of the Truck Pros organization and the Commercial Vehicle Repairers Association of Saskatchewan. Frame and Wheel Alignment service is always fast and done with the utmost expertise in product knowledge.
To find out more about their services find their listing on the Directory here - Frame and Wheel Alignment Co. (1988) ltd.
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!
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 differential oil.
What is differential Oil? How does it work? How often should I get a differential service?
First of all, what is a differential?
The differential is a component in all automobiles designed to compensate for the difference in distance than the inner wheels and outer wheels travel as the car goes around a corner. Basically, the differential allows your car to make corners without drama. If both drive wheels rotated together, going around corners would be jerky because the outside tire travels farther than the inside.
In a rear-wheel-drive car, the differential has its own housing and lubrication. Front-wheel-drive vehicles typically integrate the differential in the transmission housing and share the same fluid.
The differential can be seen by looking under the bumper from the rear. The driveshaft connects to the front of it, and the axles and rear tires come off either side of it.
If you want to know more detail, search the internet. There are some cool pictures and videos of how the gears in a differential work.
What is differential oil?
Differential oil, sometimes referred to as gear oil, is found in the axle housing. It’s thicker than engine oil and is designed to perform under high pressure (gears mashing together, hydraulic nature of clutch packs) rather than high temperatures like engine oil.
How does the differential oil work in my vehicle?
As you cruise down the road, the gear oil splashes about lubricating gears, bearings and clutch packs. The differential oil lubricates the ring and pinion gears that transfer power from the driveshaft to the wheel axles. If your car is fitted with a limited-slip differential, it also keeps all the moving parts in that assembly healthy. The purpose of the differential fluid is to cool and lubricate your differential. Without the oil, your differential would overheat due to the metal-to-metal contact and burn itself out.
How often do I need to change the differential oil?
Unless the gear oil has been contaminated with water, you should change the differential oil at the time recommended by the owner’s manual of your vehicle. If you don’t have the owner’s manual, we have access at Great Canadian Oil Change to all manufacturers’ recommended service intervals.
Why is it important that I have it changed when recommended?
Changing this oil is just as important as changing your engine’s oil and for the same reason. Metal-to-metal contact wears down surfaces and creates heat from friction, which inevitably weakens the gears and leads to failure. To keep your differential in optimum condition and to avoid costly repairs, it is best to follow the manufacturer’s recommendation on when to change the differential oil.
How can Great Canadian Oil Change help with the maintenance of my differential?
The technicians at Great Canadian Oil Change refer to the manufacturer’s recommendations of the make and model of your vehicle in order to properly service your differential. We will let you know when the recommended service interval has been reached for a change in differential oil. We offer front and rear differential services to help you maintain your vehicle.
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 how frequently you should change your oil.
How Often Should You Change Your Oil?
If you ask three shops how often you should change your oil you may get six different answers. But we feel confident with our recommendation.
Follow the service intervals recommended by the manufacturer of your vehicle
We recommend to our customers that they follow their manufacturer’s recommended oil change intervals. This means that the manufacturer will recommend that you have your oil changed every so many kilometres. Depending on your specific vehicle, this may mean having your oil changed every 5000 km, 7500 km, 12000 km or some variation thereof.
What are some exceptions to following the service interval recommendations of the manufacturer?
There is one exception to using the service interval recommended by the manufacturer and that is: driving conditions. Here are some examples of driving conditions that justify changing the oil earlier than recommended:
Short trips in the winter, where the engine fails to meet operating temperature for ten minutes or more, are tough on oil. All of that condensation has no place to go but into the crankcase.
Unusually dusty conditions. (Did you ever follow a combine at harvest?)
These two scenarios justify changing the oil before the recommended service interval.