Keeping up with regular maintenance on your vehicle is vital to its performance and its longevity. It’s important to keep track of your vehicle’s service intervals for preventative maintenance because this will help to treat any problems and prevent serious issues with any of your vehicle’s parts.
We can perform any general maintenance on your vehicle in Courtenay to ensure you get where you need to go safely within Courtenay and beyond. Here are some items that we can check for you:
Check Your Fluids
We can check all your vehicle’s fluids to ensure that they are topped up and that there are no leaks in your reservoirs. We can check your windshield washer fluid to ensure that your reservoir is topped up. While we are checking your windshield washer fluid levels, another fluid that is easy to check is your oil. We will determine if your vehicle’s oil level is between the maximum and minimum levels. If it is below the minimum level, we will add oil to your reservoir and check to ensure there are no issues causing your oil to run low. We will also check the colour of the oil. If it’s amber to dark brown, then it’s still in good condition. If it’s black or sludgy, then we will perform an oil change. Furthermore, we can also check your coolant levels to ensure that your car will not overheat. We can also check your brake fluid to ensure that your brakes are working correctly. Lastly, we can check your power steering fluid to make sure that you will continually be able to turn your steering wheel. All these fluids in your vehicle are vital to its correct functioning and are important to check regularly.
Check Your Tire Pressure
Checking your tire pressure is a simple task that should be done regularly, especially before any long road trips. We recommend that you purchase your own tire gauge so you can check your tire pressure regularly at home. We will also check your tire pressure anytime we do a tire rotation, tire changeover, or install new tires.
Check Your Tire Tread
When you bring your vehicle into Tireland Courtenay, we can check your tire tread with a tread depth gauge to ensure that you don’t need new tires. When your tires reach 4/32″ to 3/32″ of tread left, you will need to consider getting new tires. Most tires will last between three and five years, depending on regular maintenance, your driving style, and driving conditions. It’s also important for you to regularly inspect your tires for debris, bulges, or cracks. If you notice anything abnormal with your tires, give us a call, and we will be happy to assist you.
Check Your Battery
Vehicle batteries only last about 4 - 5 years. Harsh conditions like extreme heat or extreme cold can also wear your battery out quickly. It is important to have your battery’s voltage checked regularly so that you can ensure your car will start! Our automotive technicians will be happy to perform a battery check for you.
Change Your Windshield Wipers
Many people don’t think about the efficiency of their windshield wipers until it is too late. Windshield wipers should be changed once a year. We can get you the right wiper blades for your vehicle and install them for you.
Change Your Lights
Checking to ensure that all the lights in your vehicle are working is important for your safety and the vehicle’s safety around you. We can test each of your vehicle’s lights to ensure that they are working and change any bulbs that are no longer functioning.
If you notice any abnormalities with your vehicle, Tireland Courtenay is here to help you get back on the road quickly.