Car Care Tips

Lube Town Advice: Don't Overlook These 6 Automotive Services

Sunday 21st of February 2021

Organization is the key to managing a busy life in Okotoks. So setting up an annual calendar for vehicle care can keep Alberta residents on top of preventive maintenance. But you can't just write “oil change” every few months on the calendar. Modern vehicles have many systems that are vital to the safe operation of a vehicle, and they all need to be inspected. Alberta residents can't afford to overlook any of them.

The following is a list of preventive maintenance services that are often overlooked by vehicle owners in the Alberta area. They are not presented in any particular order.

1. Lube Town Power Steering Service. Moisture gradually builds up in your power steering fluid, which can lead to corrosion in your steering system. The fluid also gets dirty, which can gum up your steering system. The fluid needs to be replaced periodically.

2. Lube Town Differential Service. They are part of the drive train system that transfers power from the engine to the wheels. Damage or wear in this system can make a vehicle undriveable.

3. Lube Town Cabin Air Filter. Your vehicle may or may not be equipped with a cabin air filter. Its job is to remove dust and pollen from the air that enters the passenger compartment of the vehicle. If this filter clogs, it can stink. So check your owner's manual to find out if your vehicle has a cabin air filter. If so, come visit us at Lube Town and get it changed according to the recommended schedule.

4. Lube Town Transmission Service. Transmission fluid gets dirty and has to be replaced. If not, you risk repairs.

5. Lube Town Coolant System Service. Antifreeze is another fluid that needs to be changed regularly. If not, it actually becomes corrosive and begins to damage your cooling system. Eventually it can eat holes in your radiator.

6. Lube Town Fuel System Cleaning. Over time, your fuel system just gets gummed up, which can interfere with the flow of fuel in a number of ways.

Of course, your next question should be: How often do I need to get all of this done? Well, the answer varies depending on which service we're talking about, the make and model of your vehicle, the climate where you live in Okotoks, your usual driving conditions and your driving habits.

But don't lose heart. Your owner's manual will give you a recommended service schedule for most of the service items listed. And you can get quality auto advice from your friendly and knowledgeable Lube Town service advisors to help you meet the service intervals that suit your vehicle.

Experience contract-free maintenance service at Lube Town. No appointment is needed

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