Frequently ask questions
It is recommended that you get your oil changed every three months or every 5,000 kilometers, whichever comes first. However, some of the newer vehicles require frequent oil changes. Our helpful service staff can look into what the manufacturer states is appropriate for your car.
Manufacturers recommend you rotate your tires every 10,000 kilometers.
Cooling systems, especially those on newer vehicles, are susceptible to becoming acidic. It’s important to check and maintain the proper pH level to ensure your vehicle operates at peak efficiency. It’s also important to ensure the brakes are working properly and that your tires are in good shape, so your vehicle is ready for winter. It’s essential to check all of the small details that are easily overlooked, so when you need them, they’re ready.
Most manufacturers recommend around 100,000 km, but this varies from vehicle to vehicle and manufacturer to manufacturer. We can look up what is recommended specifically for your car to ensure it stays properly maintained.
There a few different types of oil. The best way to check to see what oil your vehicle uses is to check the owner’s manual. This will tell you whether your vehicle uses synthetic or conventional oil. Conventional oil wears out sooner and needs to be changed more frequently than synthetic oil, so be sure to know the distinction.
In a one-word answer? Yes. Winter tires provide more traction in slippery conditions, which can help keep you on the road and away from the side of the road. They also help you get up slippery hills. That means while others are left on the side of the road, you will be cruising to your destination with complete peace of mind.
Your coolant is what helps keep your vehicle from overheating. It, just like your vehicle’s oil, can break down and cause sludge. This wears down your vehicle and could cause it to overheat. This is not good. A coolant flush allows you to get rid of all of that broken down coolant and replace it with a clean coolant. It also allows you to clean out a bit of that broken down coolant, preventing it from causing further damage to your engine.
It would depend on the symptoms or purpose. If the inspection is for a used car purchase, we charge according to the extent of inspection. In the case of a particular problem, a fee may be charged based on the type of equipment used and the technician’s time.