Engine Fluids and Components
Changing your car's oil is one of the most simple and cost effective maintenance
procedures you can do. There are varying recommendations as to how often you should
change your oil. The reason for the variation is the way you use your car...light,
heavy, or severe service. What most of us think of as "normal" service is actually
"severe". Severe service includes frequent short trips (less than 20 km), stop-and-go
traffic, driving on gravel roads, and driving at sustained high speeds in hot weather.
For this type of driving, the accepted industry wide recommendation is 5000 km.
Changing your oil regularly, under these conditions, will increase the life span
of your engine.
Oil Change - Engine - Regular oil changes should be made at 5,000
km or 3 months intervals, (whichever comes first). Our House Oil Valvoline Premium offers a full line of premium conventional motor oils that are specially
formulated for the full life of the engine. Valvoline's conventional motor oil product line comes in both multi-viscosity and mono-grade formulations. Multi-
viscosity grades provide protection in all climates while mono-grade oils are formulated for warmer conditions. All Valvoline oils are formulated with advanced
additive technology and premium base oils for high performance and an enhanced engine life.
Semi-Synthetic - Get the benefits of synthetic oil at a low price.
...Semi-synthetic oil is available from Valvoline and most major brands (great
for cold starts!).
Full Synthetic - Full synthetic oils offer the best protection
against engine wear, the best protection against cold temperature start-ups and
the best protection for high revving, high temperature engines; simply the best
available from Valvoline and most major brands.
Other Brands - Have a favourite? We carry all major brands of top
quality oil, including Castrol, Pennzoil, Quaker State, Valvoline and many, many
Oil Filters - We use Hastings Premium Filters. They are recognized
as an industry standard and are warranty approved for your car.
Engine Flush - Been a while since your last oil charge? Get rid
of sludge & grime in your engine, in one quick step! Using a safe, specialty oil,
we empty your crankcase, replace with the "Oil Flush", let your car idle for 10
minutes to clean out every corner of your engine, drain the flush and replace again
with your selection of our premium oils.
Fuel System Cleaning Service
Fuel Injection Service- We clean the fuel injectors, catalytic
converter, the air intake and emission systems. This service helps to eliminate
rough idling, hesitation and sluggishness and can restore performance. Service is
recommended every 24,000 km or every year for most vehicles.
Fuel Injection Service- The fuel filter is a small device that
removes impurities, such as dirt and rust from the fuel before it can contaminate
the rest of the fuel system. Replacing the filter once a year will help reduce the
possibility of damage to your fuel system.
Radiator CoolantYour coolant contains a chemical (ethylene glycol)
that stops water from freezing or boiling in regular and extreme temperatures. Coolant
also contains rust, corrosion and foaming inhibitors. Over time these inhibitors
become less effective, leaving you with breakdowns and costly damages.
Radiator Flush- We remove all of the old coolant in the radiator,
the engine, the hoses and the heater core and replace it with warranty approved
fluid (up to 15 L.). We also check for leaks in the system and test the radiator
cap. Replacing the fluid helps protect against rust and corrosion, engine freeze
up and helps your vehicle operate at its most efficient temperature. Service is
recommended every 48,000 km or every 2 years for most vehicles Check your owner's
Air Filter Replacement Service
Chances are we have the right filter for your vehicle and the means to install it
properly. The air filter will eventually become blocked by the road dust it is intended
to filter out. Increase your gas mileage & performance by replacing the blocked
PCV Valve and Breather Replacement Service
PCV Valves and breathers prevent pressure build up in your crankcase while helping
reduce pollution emissions. Over time they become dirty and possibly even blocked.
We carry a large variety.
Serpentine Fan Belt Replacement Service
The serpentine belt is at the core of vital components in your engine. This belt
will drive your alternator, water pump, power steering unit, air conditioner, and
emission pump. These belts can wear and crack. They should be checked regularly
for signs of deterioration and replaced immediately.