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Is it time for a Wheel Alignment?

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Bad roads can be your wheels’ worst enemy. If you drive down poorly maintained roads, drive through potholes, or even hit a curb, your alignment can be greatly affected. This can cause even the slightest, tiniest alignment issue, which can accelerate uneven tire wear. Make sure you have your alignment checked every 9,500 km or every other oil change. Your tires and your wallet will thank you later. Uneven tire wear is a symptom of bad wheel alignment. Ideally, tires should wear evenly across the tread. If you’re noticing excessive wear on the rear inside tires, you may have too much junk in the trunk or need an alignment adjustment.

Uneven tire wear can also result in less KPL’s and more pain at the gas pump. How will a wheel alignment help my vehicle? Repeat after us: A wheel alignment ensures optimal drivability. It will help your tires last longer, your vehicle drive smoother, ultimately keeping your wheels pointed in the right direction. And, when it drives more smoothly, it’s smooth sailing—or should we say cruising—ahead. Plus, your car will require less energy to keep going, potentially saving a ton of fuel depending on how much alignment was required. Tires are expensive. Keeping them aligned isn’t.

How will a wheel alignment help my vehicle?

Repeat after us: A wheel alignment ensures optimal drivability. It will help your tires last longer, your vehicle drive smoother, ultimately keeping your wheels pointed in the right direction. And, when it drives more smoothly, it’s smooth sailing—or should we say cruising—ahead. Plus, your car will require less energy to keep going, potentially saving a ton of fuel depending on how much alignment was required. Tires are expensive. Keeping them aligned isn’t.

How can I tell if my car’s alignment is off?

There are some noticeable signs that could indicate a misalignment. Just use your eyes, ears and hands. Your senses (and even the good old personal hunch) are good human capital for spotting poor alignment. Here are some common signs that you are dealing with wheels with poor alignment:

• Vehicle pulling to the left or right

• Uneven or rapid tire wear

• Your steering wheel is crooked when driving straight

• Squealing tires

Call to book 403.343.6633 or book your appointment at kippscott.ca

Kipp Scott GMC Cadillac Buick is a family-owned business that has proudly served Red Deer, and all of Alberta, for over 50 Years since first opening our doors in 1968. Treating our customers with respect has always been our number-one priority, and we believe when it comes to selling vehicles, honesty is the best policy. Rest assured we’ll do everything we can to make sure you leave our dealership 100% satisfied.

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3 chances to race with / against Red Deer Red Deer Pro Racing Phenom Parker Thompson

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From Parker Thompson Racing

I WANT TO RACE YOU!

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

Come to Speeders Indoor Pro Karts Calgary location and challenge me on their indoor kart racing track! After more than 100 professional races and championship wins in multiple series, this winter, I’m returning to my roots: kart racing. Speeders’ fleet of high-power electric race karts and indoor racecourse are great for keeping me sharp as I prepare for a new season of racing.

THE ONLY THING MISSING IS YOU!

Whether you are a highway warrior, a dedicated race enthusiast, or a gaming master, I want to see what you’ve got. Strap yourself into one of Speeders 20hp electric karts, and put me to the test with your all-out attack of their racecourse.

THE EVENTS

I’ve partnered with Speeders to create three special evenings where you can challenge me and some of the great people who have supported my career. Not only will you enjoy great racing, snacks, and beverages, but you’ll also have a shot at some special prizes. Contend in all three nights, and you could earn the title of Speeders fastest.

CHALLENGE EVENT #1

January 22, 2020

CHALLENGE EVENT #2

February 12, 2020

CHALLENGE EVENT #3

March 18, 2020

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GM DEXOS MOTOR OIL – Why does it matter to you?

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GM DEXOS MOTOR OIL

Why does it matter to you?

What is dexos oil?

Dexos oil is an engine oil that meets a specific set of stipulations. The stringent specifications dexos oil meets help your vehicle meet the latest standards for emissions and improve fuel efficiency. Even if emissions standards and fuel efficiency don’t rock your socks, you should use dexos oil for any engine that calls for it. The rationale being that the engine is designed in such a way that dexos oil specifications help it work as it should. Dexos oil is also specially developed for proper lubrication, sludge reduction, friction level moderation and controlling temperatures – the latter being especially important in vehicles with turbochargers or superchargers, as they create more heat. Coincidentally, due to the engine downsizing trend, the number of vehicles with forced induction (turbocharged or supercharged) has expanded quickly.

The dexos oil specification for GM vehicles also provides a global framework that enables GM vehicle owners anywhere in the world to know which oil is right for their vehicles, instead of making different blends for different regions as was often the case in the past.
 
Dexos goes beyond that.
 
Aside from meeting the current API (American Petroleum Institute) and ILSAC (International Lubricants Standardization and Approval Committee) requirements, dexos oils were developed through additional testing to provide a reduction in piston deposits of up to 28% and a slight improvement in fuel efficiency when compared to the API and ILSAC requirements.
 
What Is the Difference between dexos1 and dexos2? Can I use either?
 
No! Even though many of the features are very similar, dexos1 oils are designed for gasoline engines and dexos2 for diesels. Due to the inherent differences in operations between gasoline and diesel engines, using the intended oil is of the highest importance.
 
Can Dexos Be Used in Vehicles Older than 2011?
 
Even though you do not have to use Dexos oils in vehicles that were made before Dexos became the standard for GM, Dexos is compatible with older vehicles as well.
Visit our Express Service to get a $50 5w30 Full Synthetic Oil Change today! No appointment necessary !
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mon06jan(jan 6)8:00 amfri31(jan 31)12:00 amJanuary is Alzheimer's Awareness Month8:00 am - 12:00 am (31) Event Organized By: K. Jobs

sun12jan(jan 12)2:00 pmsun22mar(mar 22)5:00 pmAnne Frank: A History for Today opening at Red Deer MAG2:00 pm - (march 22) 5:00 pm mst Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery Address: 4525 - 47A Avenue, Red Deer

thu23jan(jan 23)6:00 pmsat25(jan 25)11:00 pmRed Deer Justice Film Festival6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (25) welikoklad event centre, 4922 49 St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1V3

fri24jan1:30 pm3:00 pmMonthly Mindfulness Drop-InMonthly Mindfulness Drop-In1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

mon27jan11:15 am1:15 pmLuncheon With Arlene Dickinson11:15 am - 1:15 pm Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre, 3310 50 Avenue

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