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By: Minit Automotive  09-12-2011
Keywords: Oil, engine, Transmission

Regular Oil Changes are essential to long engine life and warranty protection. Motor Oil contains additives to help it keep your engine clean, cool engine parts, lubricate to reduce friction and wear, protect against rust and corrosion and seal combustion pressures. As the additives in used motor oil begin to break down it can no longer perform these duties and must be replaced. The Oil Filter serves to keep the Oil system free of larger particulate that can damage your engine. The Oil Filter should always be changed with the Oil.


Pricing: $129.95

Service includes our complete 3-Step treatment. This service will maintain your vehicle’s fuel system and prevent loss of performance or fuel efficiency loss.

Our new pressurized cannister delivery system offers a more thorough cleaning than ever before.

Your fuel system is comprised of the fuel tank, lines, pump and filter as well as the fuel injectors or carburetor, combustion chambers and intake valves. Build-up of deposits and dirt in the fuel system, particularly in the intake valves, combustion chambers and fuel injectors reduce power and performance and increase harmful emissions. This 3-part treatment was developed to address each of these areas as well as dispersing water and other contaminants to treat not just your fuel injectors but the entire fuel system! Benefits of a properly maintained fuel system include smoother idling, less stalling, improved throttle response, smoother acceleration and cleaner emissions.


Pricing: starting at $59.95, Synthetics from $79.95
Prices vary based on fluid type and capacity

Recommended intervals vary by manufacturer and type of fluid. As a guideline, 24,000 to 48,000 kms is typical.

The fluid in your manual transmission cleans, cools and protects the gears, bearings and cross-shafts that are directly responsible for power transmission. Over-time, water contamination or high temperature can degrade the quality of your transmission fluid. Regular maintenance will enhance performance and prolong transmission life.


Pricing: starting at $59.95, Synthetics from $79.95
Prices vary based on fluid type and capacity

Depending on your vehicle, it may be equipped with one or more of the following: Front Differential, Rear Differential and Transfer Case. Recommended intervals vary by manufacturer and type of fluid. As a guideline, 24,000 to 48,000 kms is typical.

All drive-line fluids serve the same basic purpose: To protect the gears involved from corrosion, heat and other damaging elements. Often neglected, drive-line fluid service is an important part of vehicle maintenance.


Pricing:
Dexron 3, ATF+3, Mercon V, others: from $149.95*
Synthetic: from $219.95*
*Additional fitting charge may apply

Recommended every 2 years or 48,000 kms for most cars. Consult your manual for specific interval and warranty guidance.

Automatic Transmission Fluids possess some similar additives to engine oil but with specialized friction characteristics and oxidization resistance necessary to transmit power hydro-dynamically within the transmission and torque converter while lubricating and cooling shaft bearings, gears and clutches. Regular maintenance will enhance performance and prolong transmission life.


Pricing:
Regular (Green Antifreeze): $119.95
Dex-Cool, Mopar or Ford GO-5: $149.95
Other Long-Life: $149.95

Recommended every 2 years or 48,000 kms for most cars. Consult your manual for specific interval guidance.

The Cooling System in your vehicle is responsible for maintaining safe operating temperatures and protecting your engine. The specific characteristics of Antifreeze serve a dual purpose by preventing boil-over in the summer and freezing in the winter. Additionally, antifreeze prevents corrosion in the cooling system, which can be problematic. Antifreeze should periodically be tested for both freeze protection and/or pH balance as relates to its ability to prevent corrosion. Failing either test means antifreeze is due for replacement.


Pricing:
Minor Service (Gas): $49.95
Major Service (Gas): $99.95

Recommended as required or every 50,000 kms as part of a regular maintenance program.

Flush Price includes Flush chemical and Oil Conditioner. Oil Change required after flush. See prices above.


Pricing:
Non-Synthetic: starting at $89.95
Synthetic: starting at $119.95

Recommended every 50,000 kms as part of a regular maintenance program. The service includes a flush chemical and up to 2 litres of fortified power steering fluid.

Power steering fluid is subject to high temperatures and pressures as in other parts of your car yet it is one of the most neglected fluids in your vehicle. Regular replacement of this fluid will decrease wear in your power steering system, decrease howl or whine in the pump itself and increase steering performance.


Pricing:
First Chip: $29.95
Each Additional Chip: $19.95 ea

Save a windshield by repairing chips regularly. For best results, repair chips as soon as possible after they are created.


Full Mechanical Services including brake, tune-up, tire rotation, wheel alignment and exhaust now available at our Minit Automotive Centre at 8501 Macleod Trail South Calgary.

Call 403-255-6365 for an appointment.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: engine, fuel system, Motor Oil, Oil, Power Steering, Transmission

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