Maintenance

Listed here are a few smart tips for keeping your vehicle in top operating condition:


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It's usually best to leave the servicing of your vehicle in the hands of trained automotive professionals. They have the knowledge and tools to diagnose and correct problems and to put you on the road to safe, fuel-efficient driving.

2.

When purchasing motor oil, look for a brand that is rated as being "Energy Conserving." Using the lowest multigrade of oil recommended in your owner's manual can improve the fuel efficiency of the engine, particularly when starting it cold.

3.

Virtually all of your vehicle's mechanical systems can affect fuel efficiency if not properly maintained. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for checking the engine, cooling and ignition system, brakes, drivetrain and emission-control system.

4.

Operating a vehicle with just one tire under-inflated by 8 psi (56 kPa) can reduce the life of the tire by 15 000 kilometres and increase the vehicle's fuel consumption by 4 percent. For improved fuel efficiency and enhanced safety, give your tires the attention they need.

5.

Your tires need special attention during winter. Cold temperatures decrease the air pressure in tires, which adds to the rolling resistance caused by snow and slush. Measure tire pressure regularly, especially after a sharp drop in temperature.

6.

Head off problems that can cost you fuel and money by performing a monthly check.

7.

A poorly maintained vehicle can boost fuel consumption by up to 15 percent and greenhouse gas emissions by even more.

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A clogged air filter can increase fuel consumption by 10 percent.

9.

Under-inflated tires are estimated to cost Canadian light-duty vehicle owners almost 643 million litres of fuel annually. At $0.79 per litre for regular unleaded gasoline, that amounts to more than $500 million a year in wasted fuel.

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Neglecting to replace worn-out oil results in poor engine performance, higher fuel consumption and possibly severe engine damage. A well-maintained vehicle is more reliable and could be worth more when you want to sell it.


Maintenance Packages & Sceduled Services

Click od an a tab below to view our basic maintenance packages. Your car may require different services that we can check with our maintenance interval software program. Contact us today and we will set up a maintenance plan designed specifically for your vehicle. Please select your vehicle's mileage from the list below.

  • Type 1 Service

    Recommended every 6,000 Km or 6 months (whichever occurs first)

    Oil change
    Oil filter replacement
    Inspection of the following fluids:
    • Cooling Fluid
    • Brake Fluid
    • Power Steering Fluid
    • Transmission Fluid
    • Washer Fluid
    Tire inspection and air pressure adjustment
  • Type 2 Service

    Recommended every 12,000 Km or 12 months (whichever occurs first)

    Oil change
    Oil filter replacement
    Remove and inspect air filter for cleanliness
    Lubricate locks, latches, hinges and weather strips
    Check all lights, horns and wipers for proper operation
    Inspection of the following fluids:
    • Cooling Fluid
    • Brake Fluid
    • Power Steering Fluid
    • Transmission Fluid
    • Windshield Washer Fluid
    Examine steering rack & pinion, linkages, drive shafts and steering rack boots for looseness, damage or leakage
    Inspect control arms, ball joints, damper and damper springs for looseness or damage
    Examine brake calipers, wheel cylinders, brake lines and cables for proper operation, leaks or damage
    Check and report on brake pad/shoe thickness and adjust rear brakes as required Rotate tires**, inspect for damage or wear, check and adjust tire pressure as required
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    ** Tires may require more frequent rotation depending on alignment, road conditions and driving habits.

  • Type 3 Service

    Recommended every 24,000 Km or 24 months (whichever occurs first)

    Oil change
    Oil filter replacement
    Remove and inspect air filter for cleanliness
    Lubricate locks, latches, hinges and weather strips
    Check all lights, horns and wipers for proper operation
    Inspection of the following fluids:
    • Cooling Fluid
    • Brake Fluid
    • Power Steering Fluid
    • Transmission Fluid
    • Windshield Washer Fluid
    Examine steering rack & pinion, linkages, drive shafts and steering rack boots for looseness, damage or leakage
    Inspect control arms, ball joints, damper and damper springs for looseness or damage
    Examine brake calipers, wheel cylinders, brake lines and cables for proper operation, leaks or damage
    Check and report on brake pad/shoe thickness and adjust rear brakes as required Rotate tires**, inspect for damage or wear, check and adjust tire pressure as required
    Perform 4 wheel brake service:
    • Remove and deglaze front brake pads
    • Clean and lubricate slider pins and bushings
    • Deglaze rear shoes/pads, clean and lubricate mounting points
    • Adjust emergency brake and lubricate pivots
    • Deglaze front and rear brake rotors/drums
    Rotate tires**, inspect for damage or wear, check and adjust tire pressure as required
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    ** Tires may require more frequent rotation depending on alignment, road conditions and driving habits.

  • Type 4 Service

    Recommended every 48,000 Km or 48 months (whichever occurs first)

    Oil change
    Oil filter replacement
    Remove and inspect air filter for cleanliness
    Lubricate locks, latches, hinges and weather strips
    Check all lights, horns and wipers for proper operation
    Inspection of the following fluids:
    • Cooling Fluid
    • Brake Fluid
    • Power Steering Fluid
    • Transmission Fluid
    • Windshield Washer Fluid
    Examine steering rack & pinion, linkages, drive shafts and steering rack boots for looseness, damage or leakage
    Inspect control arms, ball joints, damper and damper springs for looseness or damage
    Inspect and adjust alternator, air conditioning and power steering belts as required
    Measure alternator output and battery load test Replace non-platinum spark plugs***
    Inspect distributor cap and ignition rotor for wear and cracks (as necessary)
    Adjust valves (as necessary)
    Replace rocker cover gasket (as necessary)*
    Perform 4 wheel brake service:
    • Remove and deglaze front brake pads
    • Clean and lubricate slider pins and bushings
    • Deglaze rear shoes/pads, clean and lubricate mounting points
    • Adjust emergency brake and lubricate pivots
    • Deglaze front and rear brake rotors/drums
    Rotate tires**, inspect for damage or wear, check and adjust tire pressure as required
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    *Replacement as necessary extra

    **Tires may require more frequent rotation depending on alignment, road conditions and driving habits.

    ***Platinum and silver wire spark plugs extra

    ****Environmental and disposal fees are additional

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