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At Minit Tirecraft St. Catharines, we understand the importance of ensuring the frequency of your vehicle’s oil change is aligned with OEM recommended maintenance schedule and your driving habits. We use only OEM approved oil, filters, fluids and lube.
We offer both OEM approved synthetic and conventional oils. Synthetic oils offer more sustained form and function, boasting greater longevity and the ability to handle higher temperatures without breaking down.
Today’s synthetic oils 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. Because synthetic oil is better on your engine and has few impurities, it can go longer than conventional oils or synthetic blends.
While the cost of a synthetic oil change can be up to twice as much as a conventional oil change, modern synthetic oils can take your vehicle as far as 10,000 km and help you use less oil.
Contact us to schedule your next Oil Change Service and we will also inspect and (if required) change your:
The engine oil filter helps remove contaminants from your vehicle’s engine oil that can accumulate over time as oil lubricates your engine. Clean oil is important because if the oil were left unfiltered, it could become saturated with tiny, hard grit-like particles that can wear on engine surfaces. A fully operational oil filter will keep your oil clean and elongate the life of your engine.
The engine air filter is critical to prevent dust, dirt and other environmental contaminants from permeating the engine. Over time, the air filter becomes dirty and clogged, thereby causing your car to idle or run rough while reducing your fuel mileage. Replace of your engine air filter varies widely on myriad factors, including frequency, mileage and other driving conditions. Our expert technicians will check your engine air filter as part of their full vehicle inspection when changing your engine oil.
The cabin air filter is responsible for filtering air that feeds into the vehicle’s air conditioning and heating systems. The filter traps pollen, dust and other foreign particles and prevents them from polluting the cabin of the vehicle. Having a clean cabin air filter will help protect the air you breathe while driving your vehicle. The cabin air filter is checked with every oil change and inspection service.
At Minit Tirecraft St. Catharines, our expert technicians always invest the time to conduct a thorough and comprehensive, bumper to bumper inspection of your vehicle to ensure your vehicle is well maintained and to proactively avert any unexpected breakdowns and unwanted repairs. Vehicle assessments are captured digitally and shared with clients to support transparent communication about which repairs are needed now and which ones can wait.
With so many moving parts in your vehicle and its transmission, we must ensure it is properly serviced. When Minit Tirecraft St. Catharines changes your oil and tops up your fluids, we also ensure that everything, from tie rod ends to door hinges, is properly lubricated to run smoothly and efficiently.
The transmission filter serves to keep contaminating particles out of the transmission fluid, which can wear on internal surfaces. If not changed as per OEM recommended guidelines, it can lead to fluid burn causing transmission issues, engagement hesitation and other shifting issues. At Minit Tirecraft St. Catharines, our expert technicians will check the quality and efficacy of your transmission fluid and recommend filter change if required to optimize the life of your transmission.
Antifreeze is a colored liquid found in your radiator that keeps the water in your radiator and engine from freezing in cold temperatures and from boiling over in hot temperatures. It also serves as a lubricant for cooling system components such as the water pump. It is imperative that your vehicle has the proper amount of clean antifreeze so your engine does not overheat or freeze, which could both result in significant repairs.
You need to ensure you have enough windshield washer fluid at all times to avoid streaks and to guarantee visibility through your windshield.
You need the lights in your car to always be working as a point of safety and to obey the law.