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Comprehensive Guide to Car Maintenance: Top 11 Tips for Vehicle Longevity

Regular maintenance and lubrication, using the manufacturer’s recommended oil, grease, and liquids, is key. Taking proper care of your vehicle can mean the distinction between proudly owning a well-maintained, long-lasting, reliable machine or bidding farewell to a rusty, faded-paint jalopy that prematurely falls apart or breaks down. Follow the accompanying 11 handy tips to keep your vehicle in peak condition.

Welcome to the ultimate guide to car maintenance, where we share the best advice to ensure your vehicle stays in top condition for years to come. Whether you’re a seasoned car owner or new to the world of auto care, these tips will help you keep your vehicle running smoothly, safely, and efficiently.

Tip 1: Check and Change Oil Regularly

Regular oil and filter changes are crucial for engine longevity. Make it a habit to check oil levels and replace the oil and filter according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Neglecting oil changes can lead to engine damage and premature wear.

Tip 2: Maintain Cooling System

Flush the cooling system and change coolant annually to prevent corrosion and deposits. A 50/50 mix of coolant and distilled water will ensure optimal performance and prevent overheating.

Tip 3: Transmission and Differential Maintenance

Change transmission and differential oils at recommended intervals using the appropriate fluids. This prevents premature wear and ensures smooth operation of these critical components.

Tip 4: Keep Your Vehicle Clean

Regularly wash your vehicle, including the underside, to remove road grime and salt, especially during winter months. Clean interiors to prevent corrosion from spilled liquids and abrasive dirt particles.

Tip 5: Brake Fluid Maintenance

Replace brake fluid annually to prevent corrosion and component failure. Moisture in brake fluid can lead to costly repairs, so regular maintenance is essential for brake system reliability.

Tip 6: Gentle Start-Up

Avoid flooring the accelerator immediately after start-up, especially with a cold engine. Allow the engine to warm up for at least 30 seconds before driving off to ensure proper lubrication of moving parts.

Tip 7: Follow Manufacturer’s Service Schedule

Adhere to your vehicle’s maintenance schedule outlined in the owner’s manual. Manufacturers know their cars best, so following their recommendations ensures optimal performance and longevity.

Tip 8: Tire Maintenance

Regularly check tire pressure and ensure proper inflation to improve fuel efficiency, handling, and traction. Proper tire maintenance also extends tire life, saving you money in the long run.

Tip 9: Battery Care

Check your car battery regularly to ensure it’s in good condition. Dead batteries can leave you stranded, so perform seasonal battery checks to avoid unexpected failures.

Tip 10: Engine Oil and Filter Changes

Regularly change engine oil and filters to flush out contaminants and extend engine life. Follow manufacturer recommendations for oil change intervals to maintain optimal performance.

Tip 11: Wash Your Car

Regularly washing your car, inside and out, helps prevent corrosion and maintains its appearance. Consider using a waterless car wash for convenience and environmental friendliness.

Why Care About Maintenance?

Regular maintenance is essential for safety, reliability, and longevity of your vehicle. It reduces the risk of accidents, improves performance, and saves you money on repairs and replacements.

By following these tips and guidelines, you can ensure that your car remains in top shape for years to come. Whether you perform basic maintenance tasks yourself or rely on professional mechanics, investing in car maintenance is an investment in your safety and the longevity of your vehicle.

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You have the ability to conveniently live stream the service being performed on your vehicle, as well as receive a detailed work order with our Kambio’s signature of completion.
All of our work is guaranteed, and we ensure your full satisfaction on the services performed on your vehicle. If in the rare event a customer experiences damage to their engine and the failure was proven to be caused by our products or service, we will either repair the engine or fully provide a replacement for your vehicle. Please ask our reservation team for more details.
Absolutely. We carry full garage insurance and coverage, and all of our Kambios are WSIB.
We only use high quality, name brand lubricants including synthetic oil. We use the correct viscosity of oil for your vehicle, as recommended by the manufacturer.
At this moment we are focused on our core service of on-location oil changes. Our added value services include but are not limited to seasonal tire change and storage, tire rotation, waterless car wash and other services as suggested by our customers.
Our prices are subject to the type of oil your vehicle OEM has suggested, and the location of the service. Our average going rate is $97.00, which includes up to 5L full synthetic oil, a new filter and travel time. Once you proceed with booking an oil change you will be provided with the exact price.
We’re currently in the GTA. Our main service points are commercial locations as well as residential locations after-hours.
Our services are catered to light duty vehicles.
No, what’s so cool about Kambio’s service is that you can continue doing what you love, while we do the same! You also have the freedom to live-stream our service from behind your desk.
We understand that your satisfaction is very important and that untidy work is not acceptable. We always place a large, absorbent safety mat under the vehicle before beginning an oil change. We also use over-sized oil drain pans, and we have special Spill Kits on hand in case a spill does happen. We are very concerned about the environment and about your vehicle.
Kambios are our operator technicians who are certified auto machanic's. They all have a minimum of 5 years experience as a mechanic and are passionate about changing the automotive service industry.
All of our waste oil and filters are recycled by Waste Management partners. None of it ends up in landfills.
Kambio was created for those who value time. Whether you are running a business, managing your busy lifestyle, using your vehicle for pleasure, or simply don’t have the time to travel to the dealership or lube shop, we offer the convenience of coming to you. Kambio delivers convenience, quality of work, and the value of time.
Our service hours for commercial zone clients are from 8:00am to 4:00pm, and residential clients from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. It’s recommended to check our scheduling portal for accurate service availabilities.
Yes. Our hours are 9am – 3pm.
Yes and No. it’s always recommended to check booking the schedule to see our operation hours on public holidays.
We require credit card information upon reservation in order to secure your booking.
You must cancel your booking at least 12 hours in advance in order to avoid any fees. Should there be a no show when the Kambio arrives, there will be a $50.00 cancellation fee charged applied to the credit card.
You can book your reservation by calling our live reservations at 1.844.526-2461 minimum of 24 hours in advance, or several weeks prior. You may receive same day service so long as your booking is done prior to 1:00pm EST. You’re always suggested to check with our live reservation team for availabilities.
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