Car AC systems have components that require love and attention to avoid drying out and cracking. The car heater also needs regular check-ups to make sure there are no leaky valves or blockages. Let JUAC service your car AC or car heater to keep you comfortable at any temperature.
Your brakes are being worn every time you drive your car! For that reason, we recommend that you should have your brakes checked every 6 months or 6,000 miles (3,600kms) or as soon as you suspect any problems at all. With a simple inspection we’ll be able to tell you how much life is left in your brake pads, inspect the brake rotors for excess wear and double check that brake cylinders aren’t leaking and brake fluid.
Everyone’s driving varies – so that means everyone`s brakes will wear differently depending on the way you drive and the driving conditions. An example, you could expect longer life from your brakes if you do a lot of highway driving, stop n go city traffic will wear your brakes a lot faster!
In most cases when you think of the word TUNE-UP it’s because your vehicle is giving some type of drivability issue!
Has your vehicle failed emissions, hard to start, stalling, or you’re just not getting as much gas millage as you used to? Typically, a maintenance type tune-up will include a new set of spark plugs. That will usually make the car easier to start. The spark plugs should also improve the fuel economy or gas mileage as well as lower emissions. In most cases, car owners find that a basic maintenance tune-up will restore the lost power that’s been deteriorated because of worn spark plugs.
From the first time your engine is started, dirt, carbon deposits and varnishes are formed in your vehicle's fuel systems, on the intake valves, and in the combustion chamber areas. To prevent buildup in your fuel system, check your owner's manual for recommended service intervals and have your fuel system cleaned by JUAC. Here are some symptoms that are caused by carbon buildup:
A fuel carbon cleaning system process will remove carbon deposits from your vehicle's fuel system, injectors, intake valves, and combustion chamber. This cleaning process will not damage your vehicle's fuel system or engine components. A typical fuel injection service will include the following procedures
A dead car battery will leave you stranded because your car won’t start. If you constantly need to jump-start your car, especially when it’s cold, you probably need your car battery replaced.
When your vehicle’s check engine light comes on, it’s telling you that the on-board computer has determined that a component or system is not working correctly. The Check Engine Light Test or scan does not really tell us exactly what’s wrong with your car. It ‘points’ us in the right direction. But there could still be diagnostic time involved to test and finally determine the actual fault.
What do fire trucks, ambulances, hydro vehicles, transit buses and municipal fleet vehicles have in common with your personal car or truck? The owners expect them to last a long time and, preferably, stay rust-free during their extended time in service. Replacing specialized vehicles costs a fortune, so getting additional working years out of each one can mean substantial savings. A rust-free vehicle also commands a higher price when it finally comes time to sell. Frankly all those positives should carry over to your own personal vehicle, so have it rust proofed annually at JUAC the same place that treats the vast array of the fleet vehicles listed above.
By law, certain cars, vans, trucks, motor homes and buses must pass a Drive Clean test before they can be licensed to be driven on Ontario roads.The Drive Clean test determines if your vehicle meets Ontario emissions standards. Generally, you need to get the test every 2 years, once your vehicle is 7 years old. Larger vehicles (called ‘heavy-duty’ vehicles) require the test every year, once they are 7 years old. The Ministry of Transportation will notify you when your vehicle needs an emissions test, when you receive your registration renewal documents (either online or in the mail).
The most obvious sign of a problem with your car’s exhaust system or muffler is a deep or loud rumbling sound coming from your car. Exhaust systems are a lot more than just mufflers. On today’s vehicles, the exhaust system has three main functions. They are:
Day-to-day tire tread wear causes changes in the distribution of weight around the tire and wheel assembly. Balancing your wheels minimizes potential vibration felt in the steering wheel, seat, or floorboard and aids in proper tire tread wear. Getting your wheels balanced can result in:
During a 4-wheel alignment at JUAC, alignment specialist’s measure and correct wheel angles so they're set to vehicle manufacturer specifications. They also:
It’s recommended to get a 4-wheel alignment at least once a year. Getting your tire pressure monitoring system checked involves testing the tire pressure and tire sensors to diagnose the problem. Maintaining this system helps improve vehicle handling and fuel economy, decreases tire wear, and reduces braking distance.
Regular oil changes protect your engine and keep your vehicle running smoothly An oil change from the experts at JUAC means a lot more than simply changing your vehicle's oil filter. It's a comprehensive maintenance service performed by our experienced, certified technicians and includes:
It’s always a good idea to check your owner's manual for specific recommendations, however most vehicles require you to change your oil every three months or 3,000 miles / 4,800 km.
Flushing your radiator’s antifreeze helps protect your engine from overheating Properly maintaining your vehicle’s coolant system helps keep your engine, radiator, and you at a comfortable temperature. When performed by the experts at JUAC, a heating and cooling system service entails flushing the old antifreeze from your radiator and filling it with new antifreeze. The comprehensive service also includes checking, testing, and inspecting the following:
While a wheel bearing must support its share of the vehicle’s weight, it must also maintain a perfect radial alignment with the axle. The instant it does not, the rotor pushes the caliper pistons into their bores and drags against the pads. Even with drum brakes, a wheel bearing must maintain the concentricity of the drum with that of the brake shoes. If the axle moves, the brakes will drag and axle lubricant will leak past the seals onto the brake shoes.