We live in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term “built to last” goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles. They’re still a very big investment and Calgary and Okotoks drivers want to make them last as long as possible. We also want to make keeping them running as cheap as possible. When talking vehicles, it’s all about preventive maintenance. There is an old saying that says, “A stitch in time saves nine,” and that is really true when it comes to taking care of your vehicle. A great example is coolant service in Calgary/Okotoks.
Your coolant not only protects your engine from overheating and freezing, it must also protect cooling system components from corrosion. Over time, coolant becomes corrosive and actually starts to damage your radiator and other parts. That’s why you need to have your cooling system serviced on a regular schedule.
The same is true for your power steering system, differential and transmission. And of course, Calgary/Okotoks vehicle owners shouldn’t forget those oil changes right on schedule. Skipping even one change can start the build up of harmful oil sludge.
Our engines are full of gaskets and seals. Fresh fluids condition those gaskets and seals to keep them from drying out and leaking. Automotive fluids contain additives that help clean and lubricate the various systems they protect. Over time, the additives are used up and the fluid just does not provide the protection it did when it was fresh. Also, air filters, fuel filters, PCV valves and batteries are all important. Your fuel system needs regular cleaning to keep running well, prevent mechanical damage and improve fuel economy.
Now this is a lot to remember for Calgary/Okotoks drivers – too much, really. But it is your Calgary/Okotoks automotive technician’s job to keep on top of this stuff. At Lube Town we can tell you what your manufacturer recommends and help you with a plan to take care of it. We can advise you about which maintenance schedule you should use – the regular schedule or the severe service schedule – depending on the kind of driving you do. We also know the right fluids for your vehicle and may even suggest higher mileage formulations for your older vehicle.
Bottom line – take care of this stuff on schedule and you will reduce operating costs, prevent damage and maintain your warranty coverage.
Of course, you want your vehicle to look as good as it runs. Your vehicle will look great and you’ll be proud to drive it longer.
Most of us in Calgary/Okotoks can’t afford to throw away our car when it breaks down. By budgeting for regular preventive maintenance, we can prevent many inconvenient – and expensive – problems down the road, and can keep driving “old faithful” for years to come.
Experience contact-free oil change with our drive-thru service at any of the following locations in Calgary and Okotoks.