Car Care Tips

Fall and Spring Maintenance at Lube Town

Sunday 7th of June 2020

Good vehicle care for us Calgary and Okotoks residents has always meant taking our vehicles in every spring and fall for a check-up. Vehicles needed routine maintenance to prepare them for the changes in weather. Today's vehicles aren't quite as sensitive to seasonal changes. Older vehicles required different weights of oil for summer and winter. But today's engines can run on the same oil all year. Both the engines and the oils have been improved.

Antifreeze—or coolant as it's also called—protects the engine from both freezing and hot temperatures and thus is required by the engine year-round. Modern coolants don't have to be changed as often as they did in the past, but your owner's manual has a recommendation for when it should be replaced to extend cooling system life.

Getting a spring and fall checkup at Lube Town in Calgary or Okotoks for your vehicle is still good auto advice.

First of all, there is a lot of preventive auto maintenance involved in properly caring for a vehicle. Dropping your vehicle off twice a year doesn't takes a lot of itme our of your busy schedule, that's why Lube Town offers convenience drive through service without an appointment.  If you are concern about Covid-19, Lube Town offers zero-touch maintenance services.  You wait inside your vehicle while we service it.  The changes in the Alberta seasons can provide a good reminder that it's time to get the vehicle serviced, just as they remind us that it's time to take care of the furnace or air conditioner, purchase school clothes or bathing suits, drag out or put away the coats and boots.

There are other advantages to spring and fall maintenance for Calgary residents. Springtime signals the advent of warmer weather. Although modern coolant is designed to last longer than one season, it's a good idea to check it regularly to ensure you have enough.

Summer is the time when most of us Calgary and Okotoks residents take vacations or go on road trips.

Fall, of course, signals the advent of colder weather in the Calgary area. This is a good time for a routine battery check. The hot weather of summer takes a toll on battery life – then comes winter. Cranking up a cold engine takes a lot more battery power than starting a warm one. So before that cold weather hits, it's a good idea to check your battery and replace it if necessary. But your tires aren't completely adapted to changing weather conditions. If you live where temperatures drop below 45°F (7°C) in the winter, or if your commute frequently takes you through snow or ice, you may want to consider changing to winter tires in the fall.

Enjoy worry-free zero-touch maintenances services at Lube Town.  No appointment is necessary and most services can be done in 15 to 20 minutes.

Locations
 
4007 Macleod Tr SW  403-457-3500
10 Parkdale Crescent NW 403-283-3393
181 North Railway St, Okotoks 403-995-9565

http://www.lubetown.com

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