Seasonal Service

Attack Of The Gunk: Deposits That Slow Engine Performance

A little engine gunk can go unnoticed. Over time though, too much robs fuel economy and bogs down acceleration.

If you’re noticing these symptoms, it might be time to look at the fuel system--especially if your engine has between 96,000 and 160,000 kilometers.

Steering Fluid Issues May Trigger Driving, Handling Problems

You're not navigating that winding road without power steering.

Power steering might be one of your vehicle’s most underappreciated technologies. But as the miles build up, bits of plastic and rubber inside the system can wear down and cause problems.

Keep Your Cool While Traveling In Summer

Summer heat can’t be bullied, bought, reasoned, or negotiated with. The only option is to prepare for the bruising effects of summer temperatures.

Here’s our suggestions for beating the heat.

Improve Efficiency With Engine Air Filter Replacement

The humble engine air filter not only affects performance but engine longevity as well. Find out if it's time for a replacement before the next road trip.

Frigid In Your Car? Could Be Quick, Easy Fix

You shouldn’t have to wear a jacket to stay warm in your vehicle this winter. The climate control system may simply need some minor adjustments before traveling for the upcoming holidays.

Your Battery Wants to Tell You Something

Those first cold mornings after a long, hot summer can be the death knell for your battery.

Routine Brake Checks Help Keep Your Vehicle Safe

Some warning signs never flash across your vehicle dashboard. Problems such as squeals or a vibrating brake pedal could be your car’s way of pleading for service. 

Subtle signs indicate need for brake system inspection

You are dropping off your kids at school and slow down your car as you approach a crowded turnout. As you push on the brake pedal your car responds slowly, and you quickly press harder to get your vehicle to stop.

That delayed response and spongy feel may indicate a more serious problem--air or moisture in your vehicle's brake lines. Inspection by a brake expert is critical to prevent possible brake failure.

Early warning signs indicate worn out brakes

You’ve spent your summer acting as the family chauffeur, towing boats and trailers, driving to events and taking extended road trips.

How does all that driving affect the safety of your vehicle and its ability to stop?

Battery basics: Keep your vehicle's energy flowing

A weak battery can leave you out in the cold, literally. Not all batteries require maintenance, but following some basic health tips can improve the life of your car’s battery.
 
An automobile’s battery is made of lead and plastic components. It contains an electrolyte solution of sulfuric acid and water. When you turn your car key, the electrolyte solution delivers a short burst of high power.
 

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