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Drayton Valley Ford Blog

Checking Your Brakes and Suspension for Spring Conditions
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Checking Your Brakes and Suspension for Spring Conditions As temperatures continue to rise and everything around us thaw from winter ice and snow, it's crucial to ensure your vehicle's brakes and suspension are in top condition for safe springtime driving. Here's how to check and maintain these critical components:      Brake Inspection: Visual Inspection: Check the...

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Rain or Shine: Ensuring Your Wipers Are Ready for Spring Showers
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Rain or Shine: Ensuring Your Wipers Are Ready for Spring Showers With spring showers hopefully on the horizon, it's essential to ensure your windshield wipers are in the best condition for clear visibility in any weather. Follow our checklist below to prepare your wipers for rain or shine. 1. Inspect the Blades: Check the condition of your wiper blades for signs of wear, such as cracks,...

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3 Reasons Why April is the Perfect Time for Tire Changeovers
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3 Reasons Why April is the Perfect Time for Tire Changeovers As April rolls around, it's time to consider swapping out your winter tires for something more suitable for the changing weather. Here are our top three reasons why April is the ideal month for tire changeovers: 1. Transition from Winter to Spring: April marks the transition from the harsh winter conditions to milder spring...

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How Filter Replacements Can Improve Your Vehicles Performance
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How Filter Replacements Can Improve Your Vehicles Performance In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it's easy to overlook the small yet important elements that keep your vehicle running smoothly. One of these elements is your vehicle's filters, which plays an important role in maintaining engine health and overall performance. As March and April roll though, now is the perfect time to...

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Quick Lane's Top Tips for Navigating a Harsh Winter Return
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Quick Lane's Top Tips for Navigating a Harsh Winter Return As we all have noticed, winter has made a sudden and harsh return, now is the time to ensure your vehicle is ready to face the challenges of constant temperature and weather changes. At Quick Lane, we understand that proper winterization is crucial for your vehicle's performance and your safety on the road. Let's dive into a...

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Importance of Coolant and Antifreeze Maintenance
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Importance of Coolant and Antifreeze Maintenance As February brings fluctuating temperatures and icy conditions, ensuring your vehicle is properly equipped to handle the constantly changing weather becomes essential. Among the many maintenance tasks to consider, one often overlooked yet crucial aspect is the health of your coolant and antifreeze system. Why Coolant and Antifreeze...

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The Importance of Wheel Alignment Checks
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The Importance of Wheel Alignment Checks In the fast-paced world of automotive maintenance, there's a key factor that often goes unnoticed until problems appear -- wheel alignments. Your vehicle's wheels are more than just round objects that keep you moving; they play a crucial role in ensuring your safety, extending the lifespan of your tires, and enhancing fuel efficiency. Here, at Quick...

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Cold Weather Battery Maintenance and Tips
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Cold-Weather Battery Maintenance and Tips Alberta recently experienced a polar vortex, pushing temperatures to a bone-chilling -40 degrees in a dramatic cold snap. This deep freeze not only tested the resilience of our vehicles but emphasized the critical role of regular battery maintenance. In this blog, we'll break down how extreme cold affects batteries and share a few tips on winterizing...

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Oil Change FAQs: Everything You've Wanted to Know
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Oil Change FAQs: Everything You've Wanted to Know Oil changes are one of the most basic, yet important service to have done on your vehicle regularly. We have put together a few answers to your Oil Change FAQs, whether you're a seasoned driver or a new car owner, understanding the basics of oil changes is key to keeping your engine running smoothly. 1. How often should I change my oil? There...

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Fluids To Check This Winter And Why They're Important
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Fluids To Check This Winter And Why They're Important As our seemingly mild winter settles in, it's time to ensure that your vehicle is prepared to face the challenges colder months bring. One important aspect of winter car maintenance is checking and maintaining various fluids that play a vital role in keeping your vehicle running smoothly. Continue reading to find the five fluids...

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Debunking Winter Vehicle Maintenance Myths
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Debunking Winter Vehicle Maintenance Myths Winter brings along its own set of challenges, especially for vehicles navigating through snow-covered roads and icy conditions. During the seasonal transition, misconceptions about winter car maintenance tend to circulate, potentially jeopardizing both safety and vehicle performance. Let's dive into debunking some common myths surrounding...

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Cold Weather Car Care: How to Prep Your Vehicle for Winter
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Cold Weather Car Care: How to Prep Your Vehicle for Winter As the temperatures drop and snowflakes start to fall, it's time to give your vehicle some extra attention. Winter driving can be challenging, but with the right preparations, you can navigate the roads safely and with confidence. In this blog post, we'll guide you through essential steps to get your vehicle ready for the cold...

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Tire Buying Guide: Factors To Consider
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Tire Buying Guide: Factors To Consider When it comes to maintaining your vehicle's safety and performance, one critical element often overlooked is your tires. The right set of tires can make a world of difference in how your car handles its fuel efficiency, and even your safety on the road. However, with so many options available, choosing the right tires can be a daunting task. In this...

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How To Choose The Right Battery For Your Vehicle
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How To Choose The Right Battery For Your Vehicle When it comes to choosing a battery for your vehicle, it's not just a matter of picking the first one you see on the shelf. Not all batteries are created equal, and selecting the right one is essential for your vehicle's performance and longevity. In this blog, we'll walk you through the key factors to consider when choosing the right battery...

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Signs Your Vehicles Battery Might Need Replacing
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Signs Your Vehicle Battery Might Need Replacing As your trusted Quick Lane, we understand the importance of keeping your vehicle in top-notch condition. One critical component that often gets overlooked until it's too late is the battery. A well-maintained battery is crucial for ensuring your vehicle starts reliably and runs smoothly. In this blog post, we'll share some key signs that indicate...

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Benefits Of The Quick Lane Multipoint Inspection
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Benefits of the Quick Lane Multipoint Inspection If you've been to Drayton Valley Quick Lane before, you already know we perform all sorts of services and repairs on your vehicle. We can install new tires and brakes. We can change your oil and service your suspension. If your vehicle's battery needs replacing, we can replace that for you too! And yes, these services are available for all makes...

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Why You Should Avoid Potholes
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Why You Should Avoid Potholes Potholes can be a common sight on roads, especially during the winter and summer months when freezing and thawing of water beneath the pavement causes cracks to form. While they may seem harmless and unavoidable at times, it is essential to understand the potential dangers they pose and why it is crucial to avoid them whenever possible.  Tire & Wheel...

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Tips To Maintain Your Vehicle's Air Conditioning
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Tips To Maintain Your Vehicle's Air Conditioning   With the Summer months upon us, it is essential to ensure that your vehicle's air conditioner is working efficiently. A well-maintained A/C not only keeps you comfortable during hot weather but also prevents potential damages and costly repairs down the line. To help you maintain your vehicle's air conditioner, we've highlighted some essential...

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