Bob Clute - Services

By: Bob Clute  09-12-2011

The Best Way To Reduce Your Service Costs Is Through Preventative Maintenance!

Lube, Oil and Filter Change

  • Replace filter
  • Drain oil and replace with premium oil
  • Lubricate chassis, suspension and steering components
  • Reset Engine oil life monitor if applicable

Tire Rotation

Because rear wheel and front wheel tires experience varying stresses, rotation is important to ensure even wear. This means switching your tires' position on your vehicle. Doing so will prolong the life of your tires and will reduce the risk of sudden tire failure.

Brake Inspection

Brakes are a normal wear item for any vehicle and will eventually need replacing. Many factors affect brake wear, like driving habits, operating conditions and vehicle type.

Brakes work by creating friction to slow and stop your vehicle. Every time you depress the brake pedal, the brake shoes or pads rub against the drums or discs, causing wear. So it's essential to have your brakes inspected regularly – usually every six months or 10,000 km.

Most disc brake pads have built-in wear indicators that make a high-pitched warning sound when the brake pads are worn and new pads are needed. This brake wear warning sound means that soon the brakes will not work well. Call to have your vehicle serviced. Continuing to drive with worn-out brake pads could result in a costly brake repair.

You May Need To Have Your Brakes Inspected If:
  • You hear noises when applying pressure on the brake pedal
  • Your vehicle pulls to one side when braking
  • Your brake pedal feels different than normal or if you’ve noticed any change in the way your vehicle brakes
  • The parking brake doesn't work
  • The dash brake light or ABS light stays on

Extended Service Plans

You have made a large investment in a vehicle. Now, invest in a protection plan for that vehicle. Are you worried about unexpected breakdowns and unforeseen costly repairs? Vehicles are built with thousands of specialized parts and hi-tech components. With the cost of repairs increasing an average of 5% per year, an expensive repair can be a financial burden. First Canadian Protection Plans can eliminate those worries.

First Canadian Protection Plans

Choose one of our First Canadian Protection Plans to guard you against these unplanned expenses

Canada & United State Coverage

First Canadian Protection Plans cover your vehicle anywhere in Canada and the continental United States.

Direct Response

First Canadian Protection Plans will quickly and efficiently handle your claim. Repair costs are paid directly to the repair facility on authorized services.

Transferable Coverage

In the event you choose to sell your vehicle, the coverage is fully transferable to the next owner for the remainder of the Policy/Contract term.


Plans have a choice of $100 or $200 deductible per repair visit, plus applicable taxes, on all covered repairs. In the event the same component fails again, no deductible will be charged for its repair or replacement.

Reducing Deductible (not available on Custom Coverage Plans)

The selected deductible will be reduced by $50 when your selling dealer carries out repairs.

Optional Coverage Available on Qualifying Plans

If you selected and paid for the Guarantee Price Rebate (GPR) Option Fee on an Eligible plan or selected plan with Experience Based Refund (EBR), you can apply for a cash rebate claim as soon as the plan Total Policy/Contract has expired by time. Rebates are based on the amount you originally paid for the Policy/Contract, up to maximum claim amount of $2,000. Criteria for the GPR/EBR Claim include:

  • Original Plan holder must still be registered owner of vehicle
  • No mechanical or other benefit claims were made during the entire term
  • GPR/EBR Claim must be received in the allotted time frame
  • Deductible applies to maximum claim amount

Payment Protection

Life And Disability Insurance, Protect Yourself And Your Family

  • No Medical exam necessary to apply
  • No occupational restrictions
  • Benefit payments are tax-free
  • Affordable premium included in your financing
  • Customize coverage to fit your needs
  • Benefits are paid in additional to any other insurance

Concierge Service

Under Coating

Canadian roads and weather conditions are hard on your vehicle. Add deep puddles or uneven pavement, loose gravel or sharp ice and any road can wreak havoc on your vehicle's undercarriage.

Platinum Shield

Undercoat Protection is specially formulated to preserve a car's most vulnerable, high-impact areas. It seals out moisture and protects against road salt. Being pliable, it won't crack, peel or chip.

Plus, like a blanket, it helps insulate against extreme hot or cold, and deadens road noise and vibrations.

Bottom line: you get a quieter ride while your vehicle's metal is guarded from moisture and debris.

Paint Sealant

The suns powerful ultraviolet rays will cause your vehicle's paint to fade. The clear-coat finish on the painted surface is uneven. Its peaks and valleys trap dirt, salt, pollutants and moisture, which dull the finish, ruin the look of your vehicle and affect its resale value.

Platinum Shield

Paint Protection is a long-lasting sealant that enhances the paint's clear coating. It protects paint from fading by reflecting ultraviolet rays. Its durable finish leaves the surface significantly smoother, so you won't need to wax.

Guarantees Against
  • Excessive Fading
  • Discoloration
  • Oxidation caused by the sun and road salt

Interior Protection

A driver's spilled coffee or a child's sloppy snack are mishaps you can almost expect to challenge your car's interior. But what about bigger messes and more unexpected mishaps? A cut from a hockey skate, or a tear from an object forgotten in your pocket? An accidental spray that stains your headliner?

Platinum Shield

Fabric protection maintains the fine quality of your interior by penetrating individual fibres in the fabric. It stops liquids from soaking in and repels dirt. Spills wipe up easily to avoid permanent stains. This treatment won't change the colour or texture of the fabric and it won't leave an odour.

Leather/Vinyl protection conditions interior leather and vinyl. It protects against cracking and hardening by locking in essential oils and pigments. It prevents colour fading by screening leather and vinyl from the sun's powerful ultraviolet rays. A dashboard coated in its treatment receives a flat satin finish that eliminates glare and reduces dust.

Rust Protection

Advanced Technology For Today's Consumers

How Does It Work?

The Corrosion Control Module draws a small amount of DC energy from the vehicle's battery and directs it through a microprocessor, which converts this energy into an AC current.

Through patented state of the art technology built into the Corrosion Control Module, a pulse amplifier (another microprocessor) generates a repetitive "pulse" surface current, which is distributed on to conducting (grounded) body panels of the vehicle (travels on the surface of the metal) to help inhibit the corrosion process (slows down the oxidation process).

Metals want to turn back to their original state of iron ore. The oxygen molecules in the air steal negative ions from metals. Corrosion is an electro-chemical reaction.

Iron and oxygen have opposite charges and therefore seek to combine to form rust. The metal body tends to have a positive electrical charge in an area where rust is occurring. In order to inhibit rust, the corrosion control module induces a negative charge to the surface, creating a force of repulsion. The pulse currents interferes with the corrosion process. (The surface current that the module produces slows the corrosion process down. Nothing stops corrosion and you should never say that this unit does either).

Being energy efficient, the Corrosion Control Module is built with "Smart Circuit" technology to insure that when the battery voltage is low, you are not put into a "nostart" situation.

The Module is mounted in the engine compartment of the vehicle with a velcro pad and is powered by the existing 12 volt car battery. Actual size of the module is 8 cm x 5.5 cm x 2.2 cm. Grounded body panel to create surface flow.

Externally fused to protect the unit from power surges, the Corrosion Control Module has been tested to exacting standards by world-renowned certified testing laboratories.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011