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Regularly changing your vehicle’s oil is one of the most important things you can do to extend your automobile’s life. It is a practice that is neglected far too often by far too many drivers. You do not want to be one of them. The frequency with which you should change your engine’s oil will vary depending on how much you drive, in what kind of conditions you drive, and what kind of vehicle you own. Because of this, it’s best to take your vehicle into our shop where an experienced, accredited, and professional technician can change your oil and advise you on how often your oil should be changed. At Hank's Tirecraft Carleton Place, our technicians will also look at your:
Your oil filter is an essential part of your engine. A properly working oil filter will keep your oil clean for longer and elongate the life of your engine.
Your air filter supplies clean air to your automobile’s carburetion system. When it gets dirty or clogged it may cause your car to idle or run rough, as well as reducing gas mileage.
At Hank's Tirecraft Carleton Place, our technicians provide a top-notch, comprehensive, and quick inspection of your vehicle, its engine, and its oil. Regular inspection by well-trained technicians is a crucial component of vehicle maintenance.
With so many moving parts in your vehicle and its transmission, you need to make sure it is properly lubricated to run smoothly and efficiently. When we change your oil and top up your fluids, we can also ensure everything is properly lubed.
As your vehicle ages, some greasing may be required, particularly of fittings and ball joints.
If your transmission filter becomes obstructed and clogged it can hamper fluid flow and cause transmission problems, engagement hesitation, and other shifting issues, so it is important to get your transmission filter changed every so often.
In cold weather, you need antifreeze to keep your engine from seizing. As such, it is important to have the right levels of antifreeze in your vehicle.
Conversely, you don’t want your engine to overheat. As such, you’ll need to have the right levels of engine coolant at all times.
You need to ensure you have enough windshield washer fluid at all times to avoid streaks and to guarantee visibility through your windshield.
The cabin air filter is a pleated-paper filter locate in the outside-air intake. When clogged, the cabin filter can severely reduce the efficacy of your vehicle’s air conditioning and heating.
You need the lights in your car to always be working as a point of safety and to obey the law.
Synthetic oil is better than conventional oil when it comes to form and function, boasting greater longevity and the ability to handle high temperatures without breaking down.
Today’s synthetics are cleaner than conventional oil and have been manufactured
to produce less resistance in the engine and offer more horsepower and overall efficiency for the engine. This enables the engine to perform at the same level as before while using slightly less gas.
While the cost of a synthetic oil change can be up to twice as much as a conventional oil change, the extra cost can be justified. Modern synthetic oils can can take your vehicle as far as 10,000 km and help you use less oil.
Our shop can offer a thorough multi-point vehicle inspection to get your vehicle up and running at peak capacity.
Our ASE-certified technicians will do everything to keep your vehicle in great shape