Thanks Heather and Steve! You and your staff are fabulous!!
Nicole Fiolleau Woytowich
I want to thank the crew at Paragon Auto Service, this crew have helped me everytime and take great care of my families vehicles - thank you.
Paragon Auto Service is a family owned and operated business servicing Saskatoon and surrounding communities since 1987. We operate in a clean 12 service bay shop from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday - Friday. We strive to have up to date equipment and repair information for all of the latest model vehicles. Specializing in fuel injection, carburetion, and driveability. Paragon Auto Service offers maintenance as well as repairs to all domestic and foreign vehicles. We offer one year warranty on all repairs, parts and labor, with lifetime warranty on selected repairs. We have well trained staff and journeyman technicians to take care of your automotive repairs and concerns.
We have a shuttle service to get you to work and pick you up at the end of the day.
We are a member of the Bumper to Bumper 1 Stop Service
For more than eight decades, good merchandise, fair play and a square deal have been the pillars of our business, and we don’t plan on changing that. With that foundation, our technological edge, our global expansion and our worldwide reputation in motorsports – from We are a member of CAA.
The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) is one of the largest consumer-based organizations in Canada. We help provide freedom and peace of mind to over 5 million members through 9 automobile Clubs and 148 offices located across the country.
CAA provides access to an impressive and ever-expanding range of innovative and reliable services that allow you to travel with confidence — wherever life happens to take you — from your own backyard to just about anywhere your heart desires.
Your CAA Club offers exceptional Emergency Roadside Service, complete Automotive and Travel services, Member savings and comprehensive Insurance services. We’re here for you while advocating on behalf of Canada's traveling public.
When it comes to repairs and maintenance, Paragon Auto Service is here for you. Regular maintenance is the best way to keep your vehicle running for a longer period of time. It also helps to avoid more costly vehicle repairs in the future. You will find that preventative maintenance is the affordable way to keep your car driving smoothly and safely for many years and kilometres. Our expert technicians will ensure your vehicle is maintained in top condition and we can also ensure your maintenance is current for your vehicle as recommended by the manufacturer.
Obviously brakes are an important safety device. You should have your brakes inspected as part of your routine service. Any sign of poor braking performance or noise should be addressed immediately! Common signs of early brake problems are vibrations, noise or excessive brake pedal pressure required to stop. When your brakes are in good shape you and everyone else on the road will be safe. Antilock brakes ( ABS ) are also a very important safety feature on newer vehicles. Be aware that if your ABS light is on your antilock brakes are NOT functioning! Please get it checked to ensure your safety. Antilock brakes serve to allow vehicle control in emergency situations by allowing you to steer rather than slide in severe braking manoeuvres. We service Antilock Brake systems and Traction Control systems on all domestic and import vehicles.
Oil changes are one of the most overlooked and important maintenance items for your vehicle. Most people think that going over the recommended interval is ok. This is not the case. Clean oil and filter protect the vital engine components from wear and premature failure. The engines in todays cars have very tight tolerances and incorporate such things as variable valve timing and displacement on demand. Never heard of them? You will if you don't change your oil! Oil viscosity and regular mineral vs synthetic oil. Times have changed. Read your owners manual or contact Paragon and we can manage your maintenance for you.
All of our oil change services include complimentary vehicle inspection, bulb check, tire pressures and all filters and fluids checked by a qualified technician. Don't forget, some vehicles also have a cabin air filter too. Ask us if you are not sure.
As a general rule oil and filters should be changed every 5000 kms. However, many newer vehicles have extended service intervals.
Remember. You DO NOT have to go back to your new car dealer for oil changes and maintenance work to protect your warranty!
The suspension and steering on your vehicle is critical to keep in good shape. The suspension of your car not only absorbs bumps, but also ensures proper tire to road contact. Worn suspension and steering components compromise steering control and handling. This leads to poor tire wear and a vehicle that is not safe to drive. The roads we all drive on have bumps and potholes that prematurely wear all undercar components. Paragon will check all these vital components and advise to repairs, if any, that are required. Crooked steering wheel, excessive bouncing or noises over bumps are a sign there is wear. Please be safe and get this done at a regular interval.
By the way. This is included, no charge, with our oil change service.
What do we mean by "vehicle maintenance" ?
Vehicle maintenance means keeping all the systems and features functioning as closely as possible to the manufactures original design intentions.
Is it performing as designed by the manufacturer?
Is your vehicle running as efficiently as it can?
Routine maintenance should be an ongoing process that begins when the vehicle is new, because any machine that gets used will also accumulate wear.
Preventative maintenance saves you money and time. It also helps hold the resale value of your vehicle.
For most people, a vehicle is a major investment, second only to buying a house. A National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence ( ASE ) study found that at least 50% of consumers neglect routine maintenance. Why spend money if it isn't broke! Considering the average cost of a new vehicle and it's complexity, you may be penny-wise and dollar-foolish if you neglect routine maintenance.
Did you know?
Car Care Canada's vehicle inspection events found 85% of inspected vehicles needed some form of maintenance work. Some of the most common problems were:
20% of vehicle had low and / or dirty engine oil.
18% had low tire pressures.
16% had inadequate cooling protection.
13% had dirty air filters.
10% had corroded battery terminals.
All vehicle's maintenance service intervals are in your owners manual, or the service writer at Paragon can help you with suggested maintenance intervals.
Proactively tending to your vehicles maintenance needs is likely to help your vehicle start, run and stop as intended, so you get the maximum amount of performance, reliability and service life.
Paragon Auto Service is on the cutting edge of new technology and is currently working at Telematic communication with vehicles. This is a valuable tool in vehicle fleet maintenance and personal vehicle repairs and maintenance. This will allow your vehicle to communicate with you or Paragon when issues arise. Stay tuned!
Air bags save lives! We service Air Bag Systems (drivers, passenger, side curtain and side impact), and supplemental restraint systems. Complete coverage on all domestic and import vehicles.
Fuel economy is on the minds of many of todays drivers. In todays world of high fuel prices, getting the most out of your fuel dollar is very important. Paragon Auto Service has the expertise and part availability to change the characteristics of the fuel delivery system on your vehicle to aid in fuel economy. These changes work and are used by our staff as well as many satisfied clients. NO these are not gas saving devices that have been around for years claiming to save fuel.. These are proven components supplied by well know companies and installed by our professional staff.
Paragon Auto Service specializes in economy oriented modifications to help you save money at the pumps.
We are taught so many ways to save on fuel economy such as skimping on A/C use in the summer, or using cruise control wherever possible but we often miss one essential tip. One of the biggest reasons for a vehicles poor gas mileage can be tire pressure. According to FuelEconomy.gov you can improve gas mileage in your car by up to 3.3 per cent just by keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure. Here's a rule of thumb to remember: your gas mileage drops by 0.3 per cent for every one psi pressure drop in your tires.
For years automotive enthusiasts have been modifying the performance of their vehicles. The older vehicles can have modifications done in the form of intake and exhaust changes as well as performance carburetors. The more involved modifications include internal engine component changes such as crankshaft, camshaft and compression changes. These modifications can put more power under the hood and in most cases can also improve fuel economy.
The newer vehicles can have similar modifications done, however times have changed. All newer vehicles have far superior horsepower output from engines compared to older vehicles with the same engine displacement. The computer controls on vehicles monitor all engine functions as well as increase fuel economy substantially. However, some vehicle owners still want more power and driveability from their vehicles.
Paragon Auto Service has embraced this segment of the automotive enthusiasts and stepped up to the plate to provide whatever you desire from your vehicle. Most modifications on new vehicle today are done with less invasive modifications than in the past years.
Most modifications done today are the electronic type that change the program of your vehicles engine control computer. Some enhancements that change the way the air moves into and out of your engine work great to improve performance and economy. In most cases it improves power AND economy at the same time. You win both ways!
If performance is on your mind, you have come to the right place! If you want horsepower gains for towing or just want to improve the performance of your vehicle, and sound good doing it, the options are here for you. Paragon Auto Service can advise you on the best " bang for your buck" changes that will send you and your vehicle in the right direction.
Come see us today or call for more information. You will be impressed at what can be done for a minimal investment.
"CHECK ENGINE LIGHT" ( CEL ), "SERVICE ENGINE SOON" ( SES ), is commonly referred to as a malfunction indicator light ( MIL ) by the manufacturer. This warning light indicates that an error code is logged in the computer system that controls the vehicle systems. Errors that illuminate the MIL light can change the operation of the computer system, and possibly put the vehicle into "LIMP HOME" mode. Fuel economy, driveability and breakdowns are the possible result of ignoring this light. We often see vehicles with the light on and the customer says " Don't worry about it. I know why it is on". Do they know? Or are they guessing? If the Light is on all the time, then a different or more severe problem may be happening, and they will never know.
We have the latest in diagnostic equipment to diagnose these problems and advise on proper repairs.
Are you cold in the winter? Hot in the summer? Air conditioning or heating the passenger compartment air, both automatically controlled and manual controlled systems are complex in some vehicles. Paragon can diagnose and repair all climate control systems.
Did you know that todays vehicles have transmissions that are controlled by a computer and electrical solenoids? Proper service and maintenance is vital to todays transmissions.
Everyone knows to change your engine oil and filter RIGHT?? The same goes for your transmission.
Your transmission filter and fluid should be changed together on a regular basis.
We recommend that you service and flush your transmission every 40,000 kms or every 2 years.
"POOR MILEAGE", "POOR RUNNING", "POOR POWER", "HESITATION" are examples of some of the "Driveability" problems you may experience.
Computer diagnostics or "SCAN" check is the first step in checking the operation various vehicle control systems. It does not tell you what is wrong, or what part to replace. What it does tell us is what area of the vehicle to look at and the reason for doing so. Various vehicle components work together to do the task at hand and when one area fails, it may affect others. Diagnostics is a procedure to systematically use test equipment and information to determine the root cause of the problem.
Testing tools, training and information must be kept up to date to understand and repair todays vehicles in an accurate and timely manner. Paragon is committed to keeping pace with todays vehicles.
We will find the cause of your driveability complaints. Fuel systems, ignition systems, engine controls, emission systems, and induction systems.... we can identify and make the necessary repairs required.
Electrical systems on todays vehicles are very complex. From the basic battery, that hasn't changed in a long time, to miles of wire and connectors hidden everywhere inside and under your vehicle. Not to mention, up to 20 different computer modules controlling everything from your gas pedal to your windshield washer! Alternators and batteries are increasingly being asked to do more in less space. Computers and electronics control all this. Power windows, cruise control, power heated and cooled seats, antenna, wipers ... The list goes on and on. Get a qualified person to check and troubleshoot your vehicle properly. It will be worth it, and will cause less problems down the road.
Want a different car? Need a different car? DON'T BUY SOMEONE ELSE'S PROBLEM! Cars are bought and sold everyday. They are sold for various reasons, and some of them include costly repairs. Don't buy that vehicle without checking it out first! This will be the best money you can spend on a vehicle purchase. Imagine spending your hard earned, and saved money on a vehicle only to find out that it isn't road worthy or safe to drive. Now it's your problem. Don't even consider buying a vehicle without doing a buyers check. I have seen this happen, and it isn't fun to tell people their new shiny ride is a lemon.
Whether is is repairs or maintenance Paragon is here for you. Regular maintenance is the best way to keep your vehicle running for a longer period of time. It also helps to avoid more costly vehicle repairs. You will find that preventative maintenance is the affordable way to keep your car driving smoothly and safely. Our expert technicians will ensure your vehicle is maintained in top condition to help avoid more costly repairs down the road.
Paragon Auto Location & Contact Information
402 43rd Street East Saskatoon, SK