Doing an oil change can feel like an expensive chore that one tries to do as little as possible. Actually an oil change reduces the wear and tear on your vehicle and extends its life. All mineral oil is the same with single numerical grades of oil such as 20, 30 0r 40 weight of oil. When you get your oil changed your oil is called 5w30, 10w30 and so on. Those beginning numbers describe how thick the oil is at startup. All oil is too thick to go through the oil filter and oil pump at start up because it is too cold. Oil’s optimum temperature is around 212 degrees F. At that heat all oil has about the same thickness. There is an additive package added to the oil which thins it (among other things) on startup. The thin viscosity is what saves the wear on your engine. After 5000 km. this packet is used up and the viscosity has thickened back to the original weight grade. Take a look at this site: www.bobistheoilguy.com.

 

Our Maintenance Service Plan takes care of your whole car throughout the whole year. Every 5000 -6000 km we inspect various areas of your vehicle as well as change the oil and filter. Due to the fact, that we don’t always need to do the same inspection over and over again, but need to inspect the whole car and to reduce costs to you, we break it up. Here is our maintenance service plan rotating every 5000 kilometers.

 

Service #1 The Basic $89.99

  • Change crankcase oil and filter.
  • Walk around vehicle and do visual inspection of windshield & wipers.
  • Check lights and horn and battery terminals.
  • Check all fluids and refill washer fluid if necessary.
  • Inspect tires, belts, air filter, pcv-filter/valve service.
  • Inspect radiator & heater hose condition.
  • Inspect front and rear differential fluids.
  • Inspect drive axles, seals and drive boots.
  • Inspect drive shaft universal joints.
  • Check all manufacturer’s recommended service intervals.

 

Service #2 The Basic Plus Brakes and Suspension $120

  • Change crankcase oil and filter.
  • Walk around vehicle and do visual inspection of windshield & wipers.
  • Check lights and horn and battery terminals.
  • Check all fluids and refill washer fluid if necessary.
  • Inspect tires, belts, air filter, pcv-filter/valve service.
  • Inspect radiator & heater hose condition.
  • Inspect front and rear differential fluids.
  • Inspect drive axles, seals and drive boots.
  • Inspect drive shaft universal joints.
  • Check all manufacturer’s recommended service intervals.
  • Inspect Steering column/tilt/steering damper –shock
  • Inspect power steering pump/hose/gear box/shaft/coupler
  • Inspect brake master cylinder/booster
  • Inspect struts/shocks/springs –front/rear
  • Inspect pitman arm/center link/tie rod ends
  • Inspect ball joints/control arms/bushings/swaybar/ strut rod bushings
  • Inspect front & rear brake pads/shoes/hoses/lines/rotors/calipers/cylinders
  • Inspect park brake/ cables
  • Inspect wheel bearing repack/hub bearings/wheel studs/nuts

 

Service #3 The Basic $89.99

  • Change crankcase oil and filter.
  • Walk around vehicle and do visual inspection of windshield & wipers.
  • Check lights and horn and battery terminals.
  • Check all fluids and refill washer fluid if necessary.
  • Inspect tires, belts, air filter, pcv-filter/valve service.
  • Inspect radiator & heater hose condition.
  • Inspect front and rear differential fluids.
  • Inspect drive axles, seals and drive boots.
  • Inspect drive shaft universal joints.
  • Check all manufacturer’s recommended service intervals.

 

Service #4 The Whole & Complete Inspection $160

  • Change crankcase oil and filter.
  • Walk around vehicle and do visual inspection of windshield & wipers.
  • Check lights and horn and battery terminals.
  • Check all fluids and refill washer fluid if necessary.
  • Inspect tires, belts, air filter, pcv-filter/valve service.
  • Inspect radiator & heater hose condition.
  • Inspect front and rear differential fluids.
  • Inspect drive axles, seals and drive boots.
  • Inspect Steering column/tilt/steering damper –shock
  • Inspect power steering pump/hose/gear box/shaft/coupler
  • Inspect brake master cylinder/booster
  • Inspect struts/shocks/springs –front/rear
  • Inspect pitman arm/center link/tie rod ends
  • Inspect ball joints/control arms/bushings/swaybar/ strut rod bushings
  • Inspect front & rear brake pads/shoes/hoses/lines/rotors/calipers/cylinders
  • Inspect park brake/ cables
  • Inspect wheel bearing repack/hub bearings/wheel studs/nuts
  • Inspect drive shaft universal joints.
  • Check all manufacturer’s recommended service intervals
  • Inspect Engine / clutch / transfer case/ differential (f/r) operation
  • Inspect A/C htr controls and motor (f/r) & rear defrost operation
  • Inspect Cruise control/dash/dimmer switch/signal light/interior lights
  • Inspect hood release cable/trunk/fuel cables
  • Inspect window operation, seat belts, mirrors (f/r), key cylinders
  • Inspect wiring/trailer/harnesses
  • Inspect alternator/starter/water pump/gasket/radiator/cap/heater core/valve
  • Inspect engine fan/fan clutch/rad fan motor
  • Inspect a/c operation/o rings/components
  • Inspect fluid cooler lines/senders
  • Inspect engine gasket(s)/seal(s)/Frost plugs/engine mounts
  • Inspect transmission mounts/linkage/cooler lines
  • Inspect Fuel tank/straps/lines
  • Inspect Exhaust manifold/gasket
  • Inspect exhaust muffler/pipes/convertor/resonator
  • Inspect Exhaust mounting clamps/hangers
  • Inspect Accessories/Safety items/other options

These services rotate every 5000-6000 Kilometers and your whole vehicle is inspected and you know everything that is going on.