Car Maintenance Moose Jaw Is Worth It

Car Maintenance Routine is Worth It

The privilege of owning a vehicle, shouldn’t be taken lightly. The luxury of owning an automobile, especially an automobile that you adore, is a terrific thing. So, you want that car, truck or SUV to last and stay in excellent shape, for a long while, correct? The first thing you’re going to want to do is set up a maintenance routine. A regular maintenance inspection is a must for extending the life of any vehicle. The staff at Andy’s Transmission and Service in Moose Jaw can assist you with your maintenance routine.


A Few Maintenance Tips

  1. Change engine oil every 5000km
  2. Tire rotation and balance
  3. Perform a wheel alignment
  4. Refill windshield washer fluid
  5. Replace windshield wipers
  6. Replace cabin air filter
  7. Replace vehicle air filter
  8. Watch the dashboard for warning lights
  9. Check your tire pressure regularly

Setup a Maintenance Schedule

Developing a routine maintenance check with Andy’s when it comes to taking care of your car, SUV or truck maintenance can save you quite a bit of money in the long run. If you do not have a regular oil change, at least every 5,000 km, the oil may lose its viscosity and no longer provide proper lubrication and, over time, can cause serious damage to your engine.

Ignoring Myths

Ignoring the myths is also an excellent start to good car health. SUV maintenance or truck maintenance is just as valuable and needed as car maintenance. Assuming that a truck can handle more wear and tear and lack of maintenance is untrue. SUV maintenance and car maintenance, is needed in a huge way especially if they are carrying heavier loads. And if the truck is being used for commercial purposes and/or in severe weather you may want to be attentive to its upkeep.

Certified Service Experts

Certified service experts are trained in all aspects of vehicle care, and they have the license to prove it. Andy’s Transmission and Automotive in Moose Jaw prides itself on providing consistent topnotch service.

Vehicle maintenance is not only about saving money, but it’s about your safety. Tires that are worn can cause blowouts which may result in a vehicle accident.  Empty windshield fluid or ineffective windshield wipers when you need them, can cause visibility issues which is also a major safety factor. Be safe, look after your vehicle.

Yes, it is a chore to begin a maintenance routine; however, once you have a convenient routine with Andy’s Transmission and Service in Moose Jaw you will be well looked after.

 

ABS Anti-Lock Braking System Warning Light Moose Jaw

ABS Warning Light

The ABS warning light means the anti-lock braking system isn’t working properly.  If the ABS dashboard light is on, your vehicle may not be able to stop quickly.

Anti-lock Braking System was designed to help the driver maintain steering capability and avoid skidding while braking. Since the ABS will not allow the tire to lock up and skid, you can brake and steer at the same time. The braking and steering ability of the vehicle is limited by the amount of traction the tire can generate.

When you start your vehicle, an ABS indicator symbol will illuminate briefly on the instrument panel. Your system is checking the status of the ABS sensors, the dashboard symbol normally illuminates when your vehicle is started.

  • If your ABS system is not functioning properly, the ABS light on the instrument panel will stay illuminated. You should still have a basic brake system; however, you may not be able to make an emergency stop
  • The ABS light will also stay on if your brake fluid level is low.
  • Check your vehicle owner’s manual for more information.

Take your vehicle directly to Andy’s Transmission and Automotive in Moose Jaw to have your ABS system checked and repaired.

Brakes, Pads, Rotors, Brake Inspection, Repair & Replacement Moose Jaw

Brake Inspection, Repair & Replacement

Your automotive brakes are one of the most important mechanisms in the whole vehicle. While on the road brakes play a vital role in your safety and that of your family.

Check the service schedule outlined in your vehicle manual to see when you should have your brakes checked.  We recommend that you have your brakes inspected once per year.  Brakes aren’t something to put off.

Squealing, vibration when you apply the brakes is an indicator that something is not working properly.  If you push your brake pedal and your brakes feel “spongy” or “soft” that’s an indicator that your brakes require immediate attention.  Such symptoms often lead to more expensive repairs when left untreated.  Changing your brake pads, when needed, saves wear on your rotors. Brake pads are much cheaper to replace than your rotors.

Give Andy’s a call (306) 692 4255 to book an appointment to have your brakes checked.