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Top 6 Maintenance Tips For Your Car To Last Longer

Regular inspection and maintenance of your car’s engine are vital for ensuring its longevity and preventing technical issues. By developing essential maintenance habits, you can avoid financial and technical problems down the road. Let’s delve into these must-have car maintenance tips:

1. Check Your Air Filter Regularly

The air filter serves to block dirt and particles from entering the engine, which can significantly impact its performance during combustion. Ensure you change your air filters every 12,000 miles or annually to prevent clogging and maintain optimal engine health.

2. Monitor Fluids and Tire Pressure

Regularly checking tire pressure is crucial for your car’s comfort, safety, and efficiency. Additionally, inspecting fluids such as power steering fluid, transmission fluid, and coolant level is essential. Maintaining proper fluid levels and tire pressure can save you time and money in the long run.

3. Battery Maintenance

Regularly inspecting your car’s battery is essential for preventing unexpected breakdowns. Check the cables, terminals, and look for signs of corrosion or leakage. Ensure the battery is fully charged, and address any issues promptly to avoid alternator-related problems.

4. Tire Rotation and Balancing

Rotate your tires every 6,000 to 8,000 miles to ensure even wear and prolong their lifespan. Balanced tires contribute to a smoother ride and prevent steering issues. Proper alignment is also crucial to maintain control of your vehicle.

5. Serpentine Belt Inspection

Regularly inspect the serpentine belt for wear and tear, as a damaged belt can cause significant damage to engine components. Replace the belt approximately every 60,000 miles or as recommended in your car’s owner’s manual to avoid costly repairs.

6. Ensure Proper Cooling System Functionality

Regularly check the cooling system, including hoses and coolant levels, to prevent overheating and engine damage. Leaks or hose deterioration can lead to major issues if left unaddressed. Include cooling system checks during routine maintenance to ensure optimal engine performance.

Debunking Car Maintenance Myths

Despite common beliefs, some car maintenance practices are actually false. Let’s debunk a few myths:

  • Premium fuel isn’t necessarily better for your vehicle unless specified by the manufacturer.
  • Warming up your car’s engine before driving in cold weather wastes fuel; modern engines warm up faster while driving.
  • You don’t need to replace all four tires simultaneously; change them as needed and rotate them regularly.
  • Washing your car with dish soap damages the finish; use specialized car wash products instead.
  • After a jump start, driving around for several hours is necessary to fully recharge the battery, especially in colder temperatures.By following these maintenance tips and avoiding common myths, you can ensure your car stays in optimal condition, saving you time and money in the long run.

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Frequently Asked Questions+-

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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