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AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS FAQS

Winter tires, when should I put them on?

Winter tires are not just for the snow, they are also for colder temperatures. Don’t wait for the snow! It is recommended to put winter tires on when it is a constant 7 degrees celsius or less. Putting your winter tires on before that can cause them to wear faster. Call our auto shop for more information!

Do I need to follow my manufacturer maintenance schedule? What is it?

YES, BIG YES! You should definitely follow the maintenance schedule, they are designed to keep the vehicle operating as designed. Ensure you have your car maintenance services preformed at the recommended times by a qualified auto shop, like MR Automotive. Maintenance services can be completed outside of the dealership. Just keep the maintenance services documented for warranty purposes.
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Oh no!! My check engine light is on, what do I do?

Is the check engine light on in your car? Don’t ignore that light! It is recommend to bring your vehicle to our auto shop for diagnostics. A check engine light can mean many different things. It could be something as severe as a mechanical failure or as simple as a loose gas cap.

My tire looks a little low, how do I know how much air to put in my tires?

Not sure how much air your tires need? There are a few ways to find out how much air pressure should be in your vehicles tires. There is a sticker on the driver’s side door, gas cap door or you can check your owners manual. This will provide you with the amount of pressure that should be in the front, rear and spare tires. Driving with under-inflated or over-inflated tires can be dangerous! Come by our automotive shop to have us check them, or show you how to check them on your own!

5000km? 10,000km? When should I change my oil and filter?

We recommend getting an oil and filter change every 5000 km or every 3 months for a conventional oil change or 10,000 km or every 6 months for a synthetic oil change.

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