Benefits of Regular Oil Changes
Benefits of frequent oil changes
The increased frequency of oil changes promotes better engine performance and in turn allows for a smoother, quieter ride. Additionally, keeping oil changes on a regular schedule helps limit dirt and debris from building up and protects your engine’s vital components from harm.
The higher the quality of oil, the cleaner your engine will be. This also promotes better gas mileage by improving lubrication. New, clean oil also reduces friction that can slow down your engine and have you visiting the pump more often. Fresh oil is less likely to burn and better able to absorb particles, making your vehicle pollute less. Your vehicle will last much longer on the road if you get your oil changed regularly.
- Maintains engine lubrication
- Cools engine components
- Removes engine wear particles and sludge
Benefits of a Tire Alignment
What is a Tire Alignment?
Part of standard vehicle maintenance, an alignment refers to an adjustment of a vehicle’s suspension – the system that connects a vehicle to its wheels. It is not an adjustment of the tires or wheels themselves. The key to proper alignment is adjusting the angles of the tires which effects how they make contact with the road – essentially adjusting your vehicle wheels so they’re all parallel to each other and perpendicular to the road.
You should come visit our licensed service technicians if you experience any of the following:
- Uneven tread wear on your tires
- Vehicle pulling to the left or right
- Your steering wheel is off center when driving straight
- Steering wheel vibration
How often should you change your brakes?
Brake pads generally need to be replaced after about 80,000 km. If you’ve purchased non-OEM pads, they typically wear faster than OEM and need to be replaced in as little as 40,000 km while some OEM pads can last over 100, 000 km. In the end, it largely depends on your driving habits, the environment in which you drive and the quality of your break.
Keep in mind that if you let your brake pads completely wear down they can also cause groves to develop in the rotors and force a costly replacement of both!
- When your brake pads are thinner than ¼ inch
- You hear a high pitch screeching when you brake
- If your brakes are not as responsive as they should be or if the pedal “sinks” toward the floor, this could be an indication of a leak in the braking system
- If your vehicle “pulls” to one side while braking, it may be a sign that the brake linings are wearing unevenly or that there is foreign matter in the brake fluid.
- Hearing a loud metallic grinding sound while braking means that you have worn down the pads completely, most likely beyond replacement.
- You feel a vibration or pulsation when you brake, this is often a symptom of warped rotors
What is a Cabin Filter?
Cabin air filters work to remove almost all airborne particles, including: pollen, road dust, soot, and other microscopic particles that decrease the quality of the air being emitted from your vehicle’s air vents.
- Cleaner air in passenger compartment.
- Helps remove dust, soot, and air born pollen.
- Helps remove microscopic particles and foul odors.
- Reduces allergy related problems.
- Improves your vehicles heating and air-conditioning performance.