Maintenance

Avoid the inconvenience and expense of an unexpected roadside breakdown.

Regular preventative maintenance is vital to the health of your car. It extends the life of your vehicle and protects your investment. More importantly, it ensures the safety of you and your loved ones.

At Gary’s Automotive in Morrisburg get factory-recommended preventative maintenance to maintain your vehicle’s factory warranty without factory pricing.

Our Maintanence Services Include:

A/C Recharging

Air conditioning evacuation and recharge will improve cooling efficiency and provide a more comfortable vehicle environment in warm temperatures. Our certified technicians will also visually inspect the air conditioning compressor drive belt and components for cracks, leaks or damage and check the overall operation of the a/c compressor. When the heat is on and your a/c is just not cooling you down, bring your vehicle into Gary’s Automotive for an a/c recharge!

Batteries

Everyone has experienced it. You go out to start your car, turn the ignition key, hear a click and then…nothing. When you car engine will not even turn over, chances are your battery is dead. The average car battery will last between three and five years-some a lot longer and some a lot less. At Gary’s Automotive we offer car batteries from leading brands that are designed to withstand extreme Canadian temperatures and that are backed by a manufacturer’s warranty.

Belts & Hoses

Belts and hoses harden, crack, split, or soften with age. If a belt or hose breaks, the effects can range from the simple inconvenience of not having your air conditioning to leaving you stranded in traffic with an overheated engine or even worse. Our experienced mechanics can detect many potential belt and hose problems with a simple visual inspection. Regular inspections, coupled with timely belt and hose replacement in accordance with your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations, will help protect against expensive repairs.

Cooling System

Have you noticed a green or orange puddle under your vehicle when you move it? Is your engine overheating? These are symptoms telling you that your vehicle’s cooling system needs urgent repair. Without a properly functioning cooling system, your engine’s heat is great enough to damage the components of the engine itself. Avoid costly future repairs by bringing your vehicle in now for a cooling system inspection and maintenance. A coolant flush and fill is basic to cooling system maintenance as new antifreeze helps the engine run cooler and a flush removes dirt or sediment that could damage other cooling system parts.

Lights & Wiper Blades

Having trouble seeing at night? Wipers leaving messy streaks? Maintain optimum visibility at night or in foul weather by replacing your lights and wiper blades regularly.

Oil Changes

There are few things as crucial to the health and longevity of your engine as regular oil changes. As time goes by, your engine oil picks up dirt (especially if you drive regularly on dirt or gravel roads), debris and the by-products of combustion. The longer this goes on, the thicker the oil becomes. There comes a time when the oil can no longer pick up any more dirt from the engine. The dirt and grime that cannot be picked up forms a thick sludge that stays in your engine. The sludge decreases the auto efficiency and performance. Worse yet, by not having enough oil or by using oil that has outlived its usefulness you can cause significant damage to your engine, as the oil is necessary to keep all of the moving parts lubricated. It is generally recommended to get your oil changed approximately every 5000 km or as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer based on your driving conditions.

Wheel Alignment

Is your steering wheel pulling to one side or vibrating at high speeds? Do your wheels seem to wander and wiggle rapidly back and forth while driving? Have you noticed uneven wear in the tire tread? If you’ve checked and your tire pressure is fine then all of these are telltale signs that your vehicle is out of alignment. Even in the absence of these symptoms, as a rule, it is good to have a wheel alignment every time you change your tires (for example before your summer/winter tire change) This will prevent premature tire wear and ensure your safety in slippery conditions.

 

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