Most of the automotive-maintenance services at Pro Oil Change begin with the pop of a hood. The dull sound reverberates around the engine, where trained and certified technicians inspect air filters, replace batteries, refill fluid levels, and inject Valvoline motor oil. Outside the automotive nucleus, they extend their restorative touch toward burned-out headlights and waved-out windshield-wiper blades. All of this unfolds inside their welcoming facility, which accepts all vehicle makes and models and features a waiting room with TVs and complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, or tea.
Established in Vernon, BC, Kal Tire has six decades of service under its belt and more than 240 locations across Canada. The independent shop's many different brands of tires - including brands like Nokian, Michelin, and Bridgestone - keep cars, SUVs, semis, and even mining trucks running in all weather conditions. Its collection of shiny custom wheels brings class to once-drab jalopies. And its professional technicians keep highways safe and cars and trucks running smoothly by handling everything from routine air-pressure checks and alignments to brake-pad and shock replacements.
Initial Tuning's able technicians tour vehicles' essential parts to approve wintertime safety and stability and install the shop's stock of brand-name tires. During the one-hour winter inspection, techs scrutinize the brakes for safe stopping power, then check the suspension, inspect the exhaust, and make sure the battery hasn't been replaced by a hamster wheel. After refilling windshield washer fluids, mechanics confirm the stability of snow-swiping wiper blades and monitor the car's heating and cooling systems for optimal passage before approving the condition of heaters and defrosters. Finally, techs fiddle with lights to determine optimal illumination, check the oil, and inspect tires.
Canadian Auto Mall's experienced technicians keep motors running smooth with full-service oil changes that take around 20 minutes. Autos shed their old petroleum and guzzle down up to five litres of fresh 5W-20, 5W-30 or 10W-30 weight oils via an intricate system of twisty straws. Meanwhile, sullied oil filters are exchanged out for fresh new replacements. Finally, the car-care experts fully lubricate the car's chassis and reward vehicles with a scrap-metal lollipop. Cartridge-type filters are available for an additional fee.