Myths

Month of Myths – #10

Myth 10: If it's not broke, don't fix it (or) No news is good news. Vehicles need to be serviced even when the "Check Engine Light" isn't on. You should be following the Maintenance Schedule [...]

Month of Myths – #9

Myth 9: I do not drive under "severe" conditions. Most Canadians drive under "severe" conditions, but believe they drive under "normal" conditions. Severe conditions include: Cold weather. Extensive idling or stop-and-go driving. Driving less than [...]

Month of Myths – #8

Myth 8: The service schedule is just a way for service people to make money. Your vehicle's service schedule was designed by automotive engineers not service technicians and is the minimum required service interval. Maintaining [...]

Month of Myths – #7

Myth 7: The only fluids I need to worry about are oil and gas. Most people neglect the other fluids in their vehicle, these include: Brake Coolant/Anti-Freeze Power Steering Transmission Washer Fluid This two-part article [...]

Month of Myths – #6

Myth 6: I get my vehicle serviced twice/year, so I don't need a pre-trip vehicle inspection. Vehicles need to be properly maintained year round. But a pre-vacation inspection performed by a qualified automotive technician can [...]

Month of Myths – #5

Myth 5: Warm weather means less car worries.  Cooling system neglect is cited as a principal reason for mechanical failure of a vehicle. In addition to the danger and inconvenience of a breakdown, the damage [...]