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Yearly Archives: 2022

What are the Benefits of a Radiator Flush?

What are the Benefits of a Radiator Flush?

Just like your internal organs need to detox, the radiator in your car needs to be flushed from time to time to maintain your car's functionality. How frequently should Radiator Flush be used? Try cleansing your auto radiator once a year or every 50,000 kilometers, whichever comes first. If you have a new automobile with fewer than 10,000 kilometers of mileage, you might not need to flush the cooling system for at least a year. It is also critical to keep an eye out for heating concerns or to ensure that the coolant is not visibly polluted. Benefits of flushing your radiator In case you need more convincing on why you should flash your radiator, her are few; It provides a chance to examine the cooling system. An ASE certified specialist will examine your cooling system thoroughly during a radiator cleanse. Several pressure tests will be performed throughout the inspection to look for holes and leaks in the system. This will keep you up to date with helpful insights on how the ... read more

When Should I Change My Transmission Fluid?

When Should I Change My Transmission Fluid?

Transmission fluid is vital to the transmission's operation. Transmission fluid functions as a lubricant to maintain smooth and efficient operation. Obviously, this is assuming that your transmission has enough levels of clean transmission fluid. To achieve this at all times, transmission fluid should be changed frequently. But how and when is sometimes debatable. Transmission Fluid There are several transmission issues that can be caused or worsened by insufficient transmission fluid amount or quality. If you are driving around with old transmission fluid, insufficient transmission fluid, or, even worse, both, you are speeding the wear and damage to transmission components. Taking the time to replace it when necessary might save you a substantial amount of time and money by extending the life of your transmission. When to Change Your Transmission Fluid When you need to replace your transmission fluid depends on the type of transmission you have, the type of car you drive, wher ... read more

Is It Time to Change Out Your Winter Tires?

Is It Time to Change Out Your Winter Tires?

As we approach summer in BC, it may be time to swap out your winter tires for new ones. Tires can be quite overwhelming for Canadian drivers. In fact, it is required for BC drivers to have winter tires installed. When you switch them out, there are a lot of sizes, brands, and tread options to choose from.    A tire change is only necessary when you use specialized winter or seasonal tires on your vehicle. There’s an exception to certain all-season tires. However, spring is the best time of year to swap them out.   Winter tires, often with a snowflake symbol, differ from summer or all-season tires in that they are designed specifically for harsh winter climates. They have deep treads compared to the latter to drive over deep snow. They’re constructed with special rubber that is resilient to low temperatures.    Using winter tires outside of the winter season can quickly overheat the rubber and diminish the integrity of the tire, shortening its l ... read more

How Long a Car's Shock Absorbers Should Last

How Long a Car's Shock Absorbers Should Last

A car's system is a sophisticated network that works towards giving you a comfortable ride apart from taking you from one point to another. Therefore, being a driver needs you to have some knowledge of most of the parts of your car. The command will help you diagnose impending mechanical troubles before they become more complicated problems that endanger your life. One problem with most of your car's spare parts is that they do not come with an expiry date. It means that you have to use your knowledge of how long you have been driving to know whether they are due for replacement or not. Shock absorbers are examples of your vehicle's parts that do not have a specific date of expiry, and most people often wonder how long shock absorbers should specifically last. How Long Should a Car's Shock Absorbers Last? Shock absorbers, like the name, suggest help to absorb shock from the car's wheel to the car's interior. Imagine driving a car without shock absorbers; that ... read more

Top 3 Things to Check Before Going for a Road Trip

Top 3 Things to Check Before Going for a Road Trip

If you're planning a road trip or deciding to take a last-minute getaway, it is essential to make sure your vehicle is fit to handle the open road. The last thing you want to do is to hit a road bump and be stuck on the side of the road. Before you load your vehicle and get off your lot, please make sure you check the following items off on your vehicle: Check All Your Essential Fluids - Before any road adventure, make sure your vehicle's fluids are full and clean (free of contaminants). Your car's essential fluids include coolant/antifreeze, engine oil, power steering fluid, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and windshield wiper solvent. Inspect Hoses and Belts - Set aside a couple of minutes to check your belt because it could save you from a complete breakdown. This will ensure your vehicle's belts don't snap or crack along the way, harming its other systems. You can count on the mechanics at Crompton's Auto Care to check your belts and hoses if you need ass ... read more

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