Car Care Tips

Lube Town Helps You Decipher the Menu Board: Part 2

Monday 12th of April 2021

 

Lube Town service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some Alberta drivers may not be familiar with all of the items on the board so here is a quick description of some of the typical services that might be listed.

Lube Town fuel system cleaning: Over time, the vehicle fuel system gets gum and varnish built up. A fuel system cleaning gets rid of that and cleans out the fuel injectors. Saves gas, by the way.

Lube Town headlamp replacement: Halogen and standard headlamps gradually fade. It's usually good to change them every year or so.

Lube Town oil change: There are several options: Some Alberta centers offer just an oil change and new filter as an option. Most will also check and top off all of your other fluids and do a quick visual inspection with a full service oil change. In my way of thinking, the full service option is best because it makes sure you have adequate fluids and may uncover an emerging problem. There may also be options for higher mileage fluids or an upgrade to synthetic oil.

Lube Town PCV valve replacement in Alberta: PCV stands for Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve. It's a little part that releases pressure from the engine. It can get gummed up and that can lead to engine damage. It just needs to be changed now and then.

Lube Town power steering service: Often overlooked. Your friendly and knowledgeable Lube Town technician will evacuate the old fluid, clean out the system and replace it with clean fluid. Keeps the vehicle system running well for a long time.

Lube Town serpentine belt service: That's the belt that powers the vehicle engine's accessories like the alternator, air conditioner, power steering and brakes. You'll want to replace the serpentine belt before it breaks, because that'll shut you down.

Lube Town transmission service: This involves removing the transmission fluid and replacing it with clean fluid. It's like an oil change for your transmission.

Lube Town tire rotation and seasonal changeover: The tires are rotated from front to back using the recommended rotation pattern.  Helps the ride and saves tire wear.  Change over to winter tires for better traction and safety on winter roads.  Prolong the longevity of your winter tires by switching back to summer tires for the summer.

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