Each vehicle comes with its own servicing schedule usually found with the manual package. The manufacturers of that particular car recommend following this service schedule to keep the vehicle running at an optimal level and to prolong its life. For this reason, a service package for a vehicle can fluctuate greatly depending on its make, model, year, and kilometres driven.
For most vehicles, regular car services in Calgary typically includes:
• Oil and filter change
• Inspection and top up of fluids
• Visual inspection of front/rear-wheel drive system, steering system, suspension, universal joints and boot
• Detection of any leaks
• Tire inspection
• Visual inspection of lights, windshield wipers, horn
Depending on the kilometres and age of the vehicle, other regular car maintenance packages can include:
• Wheel alignment
• Wheel rotation and balance
• Brake system
• Timing belt replacement
• Spark plug replacement
• Ignition cable replacement
• Hose and belt replacements
What is a car service?
A regular car service package checks the condition of your car to assess general wear and tear, fluid levels, brakes, engine, and more. At CFM NAPA Autopro, we recommend a service every 5,000KM to make sure that your vehicle is running smoothly and safely.
Why should I have my car serviced?
Much like a check-up at the doctors, a car service helps to maintain the health of your vehicle. Identifying small issues at an early stage will prevent extensive problems in the long run that can be more costly to fix.
Not only will you save on bigger repairs or replacements, but you can also save on fuel. A healthy car with its engine and other components running effectively tend to be more fuel-efficient. Furthermore, a car that’s been well maintained is proven to have a longer life span; saving you from needing to replace your vehicle prematurely.
Can I service my own vehicle?
The technology of cars today have greatly improved to include computerized systems. Most professional car services in Calgary have specialized tools and equipment that detect underlying problems and identify potential issues that can become a bigger matter later on.
While you can certainly do a visual inspection of your vehicle to ensure that some components are running well, you risk overlooking problems that can only be diagnosed by an experienced mechanic.
When it comes to your safety on the road and the lifespan of your vehicle, it’s worth scheduling a regular car service package with an expert.