Tips & Advice

Car Care Tips

  • You can have regular servicing performed at our facility, while your car is still under warranty. We keep a complete history of work done and can advise, if there are any technical service bulletins outstanding for your vehicle.
  • Our minimum standard warranty is 20,000 km or one year, unless otherwise stated.

  • Aftermarket parts are often of better quality and usually come with a better warranty. Dealer parts usually have a one-year limited warranty. Aftermarket parts may carry up to a five-year warranty.

  • Once a problem is diagnosed, we will call you with the cost of repair and answer any questions for you. We do not proceed with any repairs, unless authorized by our client.

  • You can always speak with the team working on your car. They will be happy to discuss your concerns or answer any questions you may have.

  • We have most of the technical equipment found at a dealer facility.

  • We can perform the same scheduled maintenance the dealer recommends. We can provide you with a printout telling you what should be inspected and replaced at specific mileages. The more you maintain your vehicle, the better the vehicle will run and the less problems you will have down the road.  Ask us about setting up a scheduled maintenance program for your vehicle.

  • Keeping your tire pressures at the recommended pressure will make them last 10,000 to 20,000 km longer.

  • Tires should be rotated every 10,000 km.

  • We recommend that oil should be changed every 5,000 kilometers when using conventional motor oil or up to 8,500 kilometers when using synthetic motor oil.

  • We have available a courtesy car, which may be requested, depending on the work required. Ask for details.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of information does a technician need to diagnose a problem with my vehicle?
When you bring your vehicle in, try to explain the problem(s) as fully as you can. For example, if your car is making a noise, pay attention to when you hear the noise. Is the noise present all the time, or does it only occur when you turn the wheel or use the brakes? Some problems only occur when the engine is hot, cold or when traveling at certain speeds. Providing as much information as possible to the technician will save time and money.

How often should I have a wheel alignment performed?
Calgary's assortment of curbs and potholes can alter your vehicle's alignment, causing premature tire wear and/or steering issues. We recommend that your vehicle's alignment be checked twice per year. Alignments should be performed whenever tires have been replaced or any steering or suspension components replaced. Checking alignment protects your investment in your newly serviced vehicle.

How often should I have my vehicle serviced?
Oil changes are recommended every 5,000 kilometers when using conventional motor oil, or up to 8,500 kilometers when using synthetic motor oil. We check the manufacturer's recommendations for specific service items, based on vehicle mileage. We also check all fluid levels and conditions with each maintenance check and advise the client accordingly. 

I am considering buying a vehicle. How can I be sure it's in good condition?
We offer a safety inspection service, which most insurance companies in Alberta require prior to insuring vehicles 10 years or older. Let us do a thorough inspection of the vehicle before you buy it. We can save you hundreds, and possibly thousands, of dollars in repairs. We want to help you make the right decision when buying a vehicle.

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6303 Burbank Rd SE #4
Calgary, AB T2H 2E1
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