Oil Change Service

Key Benefits:
Prevents costly major repairs, extends the life of your car’s engine, reduces your worries about engine lubrification.

Cost of neglect:
Neglect here can be very expensive. Common repairs can cost you between $1500 and $4000, and sometimes higher. Additionally, the car is out of service for several days. The inconvenience and expense of breakdown and towing also has to be considered.

Suggested Maintenance Intervals:
Every 5000 km, change the oil and the oil filter. Today, everyone seems to know the importance of keeping your oil clean. The reason is simple. After about 5000 km, the oil begins to break down in its ability to lubricate the engine properly. At Autocare our oil change service is done by expert technicians. You just can’t find a better eye looking over your car when it’s here for your maintenance

Automatic Transmission Service

Key Benefits:
Extends the life of the car, prevents a major repair, provides smooth operation and a solid feel that can be lost with wear and neglect and gives you peace of mind about your car’s dependability.

Cost of neglect:
It’s common to see repairs that cost between $1500 and $4000 Additionally, the car is out of service for several days. The inconvenience and expense of breakdown and towing also has to be considered.

Suggested Maintenance Intervals:
Every 40000 km, your car’s automatic transmission is very susceptible to wear. When it wears it begins to break down and creates dirt and debris that eventually makes it fail. This is a very avoidable major repair. If you haven’t had your transmission serviced in the last year or so, calls today to schedule this low cost service.

Cooling System Service

Key Benefits:
Extends the life of the car, prevents a major repair, keeps the engine cooler and reduces your worry about engine failure.

Cost of neglect:
It’s common to see repairs that cost between $1500 and $4000 and the car is out of service for several days. The inconvenience and expense of breakdown and towing also has to be considered.

Suggested Maintenance Intervals:
1.  Check once every 2 years or 40000 km
2.  Have all your hoses and belts checked each year.
3.  throughout the year, check your coolant level. We commonly do this (among other important checks) each time you bring your car in for services such as an oil change. Remember, the job of cooling system is to keep the engine cool. An overheated engine causes very expensive and inconvenient repairs. This service is very important to your engine’s overall dependability and length of life.

Brake Fluid Service

Key Benefits:
Improves car’s stopping ability, improves safety, extends the life of the car, prevents expensive and inconvenient repairs, relatively inexpensive to service and improves pedal feel.

Cost of neglect:
Brake hydraulic and ABS repairs that range between a few hundred dollars to $2000.

Suggested Maintenance Intervals:
Check the fluid system every year, check the brake pads and linings at least every year, and have the fluids flushed every 40000 km. The brakes are one of the most important systems on your car. Taking care of your brake system regularly ensures your car will stop when needed. Every inch counts in those emergency freeway stops.

Power Steering Service

Key Benefits:
Provides factory steering feel which over time and neglect can become noisy and rough, prevents expensive repairs and extends the life of your car.

Cost of neglect:
Pumps, hoses, and rack and pinion unit repair range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars.

Suggested Maintenance Intervals:s
Every 40000 km or every 2 years, power steering fluid pressures can range from 0 to several thousand pounds per square inch. This causes heat, friction and slow breakdown of the fluid. The poor protecting fluid breaks down the interior parts of the power steering system. This makes it important to have a thorough power steering fluid flush done to prevent the costly failure of your steering system.

Fuel System Service

Key Benefits:
Like-new performance, increased fuel economy, increased reliability and quicker start-ups.

Cost of neglect:
A plugged fuel filter can damage a very expensive fuel pump, costing up to $1000.

Suggested Maintenance Intervals:s
Every 40000 km or every 2 years, the symptoms of a neglected fuel system include reduced performance, reduced fuel economy and could cause drivability problems. Your fuel injectors are just one part of a fuel system that can be neglected. Additional problems include: a dirty throttle body, clogged fuel filter, and a carbon build-up on intake runners and engine valves.

 Differential / Axle Service

Key Benefits:
Prevention of a costly and inconvenient major repair.

Cost of neglect:
Repairs here range from $900 to $2000 plus time, towing, car rental, etc… Expect a minimum of 3-4 days of down time for the repair of this problem.

Suggested Maintenance Intervals:s
Check every year and service every 40000 km. This is one of the most neglected services which can prevent a very expensive breakdown that is filled with loads of inconvenience. The inconvenience occurs because the car frequently cannot be moved and has to be towed. It can also be a very dangerous failure if it occurs while driving at high speeds. Expect a minimum of 3-4 days of down time for the repairs of this problem.

Alignment & Tire Balance

Key Benefits:
Longer tire life, smoother (like a new car) handling, increased fuel economy, improved safety and sometimes quicker stops.

Cost of neglect:
Premature tire wear, increased fuel costs, reduced safety and reduced handling.

Suggested Maintenance Intervals:
Check every year and service every 40000 km. Vehicles driven off-road should get checked more frequently. Also, it is important to rotate your tires every 10000 km or about 2 oil changes. The only thing between you and the road are your tires. It is vitally important to many of your car’s functions to have as much tire tread touching the road as possible. More tread can mean quicker and safer stops, smoother handling, better steering in tough situations, increased fuel economy, and obviously, your tires will last longer.

Air-Conditioning System Service

Key Benefits:
Optimum air conditioning performance, extended system life, prevention of a major and expensive repair, improves driver’s comfort.

Cost of neglect:
Average repairs between $500 to $2300.

Suggested Maintenance Intervals:
Check every year and service every 40000 km. Vehicles driven off-road should get checked more frequently. The air conditioning system in your home is the same as in your car, right? Well, sort of… In your home, you just run it and rarely service it. However, your car has many conditions that your home doesn’t have. Those conditions affect the life and operation of your car’s air conditioning system. The vehicle’s air conditioning system is subjected to extreme temperatures of up to 180 degrees and vibrations that wear components of system and reduce performance. Give yourself peace of mind, and save yourself lots of money by getting the proper preventative maintenance your car needs. Typical savings compare to waiting for repairs is at least 46%.

Prevention Benefits

  • It saves you at least 46% over waiting for repairs;
  • It extends the life of your car;
  • It gives you peace of mind because you know your car is ready and dependable;
  • It can be scheduled;
  • It increases your car’s resale value