When should you check your fluid levels and tire pressure?
Before a long trip or periodically to ensure that everything is functioning properly.
Why test your block heater and battery?
If you want them to work properly in the cold months then have them tested as the demand on a battery is three times greater in the cold months, as a cold engine is three times harder to start. To avoid a no-start situation, have them tested.
Can I remote start my vehicle while it is still plugged in?
Yes! The block heater system is not tied into your vehicle’s electrical system, so it does not harm the remote start or computer systems to start your vehicle while it is plugged in.
At what temperature do I need to plug in my vehicle?
Most engine block heater systems only begin to operate in conditions below -18 C.
In fact, the block heater will turn ITSELF on around this temperature; meaning, even though it is plugged in, it is not actually turned on at – 5 C.
How can it save you money to well-maintain your vehicle?
You can save up to 42% in breakdown repairs, during the time you own your vehicle, by performing the scheduled preventative maintenance on your vehicle (Consumer Reports). This not only saves you money but can save you unwanted breakdowns at the most inconvenient times, costing you even more money on tow bills, hotel expenses, etc.
What is the benefit of a yearly full Vehicle Inspection?
It allows us to inform you, and better educate you about the condition of your vehicle. This lets us prioritize your maintenance and repairs. It also allows you to budget for your vehicle over time and gives you much better peace of mind, while driving your investment.
Why get a brake fluid flush?
The primary reason that brake fluid should be flushed periodically is that it is a hygroscopic fluid, which means that it attracts and retains moisture. Moisture is an enemy to any internal metal parts in the brake system. It becomes corrosive when the brake fluid becomes too moisture-laden.
Why is a coolant fluid exchange so important?
Coolant breaks down like any other engine fluid. Just as motor oil has vital engine performance additives, your coolant has additives that prevent boiling, freezing, and corrosion. When these additives are depleted, contaminants and debris can begin to build up in your radiator, affecting its performance.
How often should you have your coolant exchanged?
It’s essential to have your coolant fluid exchanged at its proper interval. Green coolant and other non-extended life coolants should be changed every two years or 40,000 km. Long-life coolants should be changed every five years or 100,000 km.
Why is it important to have a transmission flush?
Over time debris builds up in your transmission fluid. Debris compromises lubrication and cooling, and that has the potential to destroy your transmission.
Why have a fuel injector flush?
Fuel injectors can experience reduced flow from accumulated varnish and fuel deposits over time. You may notice it as sluggish engine performance, rough running engine, and a noticeable difference in fuel mileage. A gas Fuel System Flush will clean your injectors, decarbonize your throttle plate, throttle body, intake plenum, back of the intake valve, and combustion chamber, restoring performance, mileage, and reducing harmful emissions.
Why are engine oil systems flushes important?
Short trips of only a few miles and lots of stop-and-go driving, can cause particles in the oil to become deposits in the engine, which can build up over time. These deposits restrict the flow of oil. An engine flush can clear out those deposits, to open narrow oil passages, clogged by gunk, that has been floating around in the oil.
What does an engine oil system flush get rid of?
Small particles in the oil built up over time will be flushed out. Releasing those deposits and allowing the oil to flow freely, saves wear and tear on the engine and keeps parts moving as they should. Most oil filters remove particles as small as 25 microns (about 1/1000 of an inch), but there are particles circulating in your car’s oil that are even smaller, particles that even the newest, best filter, can’t keep out of the system.