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How Does an Exhaust System Affect a Car’s Performance in Calgary?

Thursday, June 09, 2016
Your vehicle’s exhaust system is more than just a metal pipe. In fact, it is a major factor in your vehicle’s performance; right down to gas mileage. Keeping your exhaust system in good working order can do a lot for your vehicle and of course, the environment. For nearly 50 years, Speedy Apollo has been providing trusted service for exhaust systems at our muffler shops across Calgary (/services/exhaust). Our services have evolved with the times, allowing us to offer comprehensive and custom ..

Do I Need to Change the Cabin Filters in My Car?

Thursday, May 26, 2016
When you take your vehicle in for auto service in Calgary (/services), the technician may ask you if you want to replace your cabin filter. Replacing the filter is part of general vehicle maintenance, and it is one of the most neglected maintenance tasks by vehicle owners. It is especially important as the seasons change to rid your car of that musty, damp smell and to purify the air of dust and dirt. If you scoff at the idea of replacing your air filter, you may need to first learn abou ..

Understanding Grades of Gasoline and How they Affect Vehicle Performance

Thursday, May 12, 2016
When you wait to fuel up your vehicle at the pump, do you ever wonder if jumping from the regular unleaded to premium gas will really make a difference? Depending on the type of vehicle you drive, you were likely instructed on the grade of gas to use when you purchased the vehicle. But, maybe you’ve never really given much thought to the other types that exist at your local refueling station or their octane rating. An octane rating is what measures the fuel’s ability to resist knock ..

Is It Time to Have the Brakes Checked on Your Vehicle?

Friday, April 29, 2016
The brakes on your vehicle are one of the most important features to keeping you safe and in control on the road, so maintenance should always be top priority. Knowing when to replace your brakes is important, and will help to keep your vehicle safe and performing well for years to come. As a resident of Calgary, brake repairs (/services/brakes) are made easy with Speedy Apollo Auto Service Centers. If it has been a while since you’ve brought your vehicle in, consider the following signs ..

Signs Your Calgary Vehicle May Need New Spark Plugs

Friday, April 15, 2016
Most auto manufacturers recommend having your vehicle serviced at 5000 to 10 000 km intervals, but it’s important to come in more often if your vehicle is in heavy use. A typical tune-up includes a check of air and fuel filters, spark plugs (/services/engine-management-systems), electrical wiring, (/services/car-batteries) cabin air filters (/services/heat), light bulbs, drive belts, fluids (/services/oil-change), PCV valves, and general systems. Your vehicle’s plugs, wires and other hi ..

Symptoms of a Vehicle Heating System Problem

Thursday, March 31, 2016
There are a few truths about Calgary, including its cold winters and our love for cars. But what happens when these two are at odds? If the heating system in your vehicle suddenly stops working in the middle of winter, it can become very frustrating and cold. At Speedy Apollo Auto Services, our expert technicians can diagnose any heating system problem (/services/heat) and fix the issue before it causes you a headache. In general terms, a heating system works when the vehicle receives h ..

Protecting Your Car against the Snow and Cold in Calgary

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Though winter was late to arrive in Calgary this year, it is important to begin planning how you will protect your car against the snow and cold this season. Snowy conditions can take a toll on small and large vehicles alike, especially if they are not properly protected and winterized. Luckily, protecting your car against the snow and the cold can help prevent the need for expensive engine (http://www.speedyapollo.ca/services/engine-management-systems) and tire repairs in Calgary (htt ..

Does Your Car Sound like a Race Car? Signs it’s Time to Replace Your Muffler

Friday, March 11, 2016
A muffler that is in need of repair or replacement can compromise your vehicle's entire exhaust system. Not only will a broken muffler impact the operating efficiency of your engine, but it may also allow potentially dangerous exhaust fumes to enter the cabin and put you and your passengers at risk. As one of the most trusted muffler shops in Calgary (http://www.speedyapollo.ca/services/exhaust), Speedy Apollo is your source for repairs and maintenance. If you notice any of the fol ..

Winter Windshield Wipers and Washer Fluid

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
The most important component of staying safe while driving around the streets of Calgary in the winter time is having clear visibility. One of the best ways to ensure good visibility is to have well-functioning windshield wipers and to use washer fluid which is specially formulated to withstand frigid temperatures. Let's take a closer look at why these two considerations are so important for safe winter driving. The Importance of Good Windshield Wipers The benefits of having proper winte ..

Avoiding Wheel Alignment Issues in Calgary

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Wheel or suspension alignment on most vehicles is designed to minimize wear and tear and maximize driver and passenger comfort. If you notice that your vehicle pulls significantly to the left or right when you are travelling on a straight, flat road with little cross-wind, or your tires are wearing abnormally, then your wheel alignment may require adjustment. Wheel alignment is all about checking the direction and angle at which the wheels are set against your vehicle manufacturer’s specific ..