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It is recommended that you get your oil changed every year or every 15,000 kilometres, whichever comes first. However some of the newer vehicles require more frequent oil changes. Always check your owner manual or contact us and we will be happy to look into what the manufacturer states is appropriate for your vehicle.
Manufacturers recommend you rotate your tyres every 10,000 kilometres. Tyres may not wear evenly if not rotated. Front tyres play a larger role in braking, and on front-wheel-drive vehicles they must claw for traction, which means they wear out more quickly. Your owners manual should recommend the rotation pattern and frequency for your vehicle. Some are front-to-rear, others side-to-side.
Coolant in Cooling Systems should be tested regularly to ensure that the Cooling System will work effectively in really cold areas and not freeze causing cracked radiators resulting in expensive repairs.
Most manufacturers recommend around 15,000 km, but this varies from vehicle to vehicle and manufacturer to manufacturer. We can look up what is recommended specifically for your vehicle to ensure it stays properly maintained.
If your check engine light is on, that is your vehicle reporting an issue. The light indicates that a trouble code has been stored inside the history in your vehicle’s on-board computer, or ECM (Engine Control Module.) You need to have that code scanned and interpreted. From there, the diagnostics can begin.
With proper maintenance, your vehicle is less likely to break down, but it is unlikely that it will never break down. It is a man made machine, so it will break down at some point. The goal is to find any issues and resolve them before they leave you stranded on the side of the road.