Car Maintenance & Care

As a responsible driver, it is important to maintain your car to ensure its safety, reliability, and performance. By regularly servicing your car and keeping it in good condition, you can avoid expensive, untimely repairs and downtime. Additionally, maintaining your car can also save you money in the long run. 

Some of the benefits of maintaining your car include:

  • Increases your safety: By regularly servicing your car and ensuring that it is in good condition, you can reduce the risk of accidents and breakdowns.
  • Enhances reliability and performance: Servicing your car regularly will help to keep it running smoothly and efficiently. Additionally, it can also extend the lifespan of your car.
  • Saves you money: Maintaining your car can save you money in the long run by preventing expensive repairs and breakdowns.

Below are a few tips to help you maintain your car and save time and money!

Service

How often?

Regular Oil Change

Every 5,000 Kilometers

Synthetic Oil Change

Every 8,000 Kilometers

Change Antifreeze Fluid

Every 48,000 Kilometers

Change Brake Fluid

Every 48,000 Kilometers

Change Transmission Fluid

Every 48,000 Kilometers

Schedule a Maintenance Check

Every 24,000 Kilometers

Replace Your Air Filter

Every 12 Months or 19,000 Kilometers (whichever comes first)

Replace Your Fuel Filter

Every 12 Months or 19,000 Kilometers (whichever comes first)

Change your fluids on time, every time.

Tires Maintenance & Care 

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Service

How Often?

Rotate Your Tires

Every 8,000 Kilometers or Every 6 Months

Check Your Tires Pressures

At Least Once a Week

Ensure Your Wheels are Aligned

Always

Check Your Spare Tire

Once Every Month

Check Your Tire Tread

Once Every Month

Tips for Checking Tire Pressure: Low tire pressure can affect fuel economy, handling, and comfort. To accurately measure your tire pressure, check tires when they are cold. Wait at least three hours after driving.

Tips for Checking Tire Tread: Insert the coin with Queen Elizabeth’s crown facing down. If you can see the top of the Queen’s crown, your tire is below 2/32″ and needs to be replaced.

Gas Mileage Tips

  • Check and/or change your air filter every 6 months to improve fuel economy and keep your engine running smoothly.
  • Don’t top off. Don’t bother topping off when filling your car’s gas tank. Any additional gas is just going to stop around or seep out.
  • Tighten up that gas cap. Gas will evaporate from your car’s gas tank if it has an escape. Loose, missing, or damaged gas caps cause more than 556,000 cubic meters of gas to evaporate yearly.
  • Go for the shade. The hot summer sun that makes the inside of your car feel like a sauna also evaporates fuel from your gas tank.
  • Use the right oil. You can improve your car’s gas mileage by 1 percent to 2 percent by using the manufacturer’s recommended grade of motor oil.

More Information

Have a look at our blog article on the Myths of buying used tires.