Woodstock Auto Repair

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Vehicle System or ComponentCheck MonthlyCheck Every 5,000 KM 
Automatic Transmission FluidWoodstock Auto Maintenance | Check-Mark-Logo Check level with engine running and transmission in park. If low, add type of ATF specified in owners manual and/or on dipstick. For best results change every two years or 35,000 Km
Battery and Cables Woodstock Auto Maintenance | Check-Mark-LogoBattery should be securely mounted. Battery connections should be clean, tight and corrosion-free. If your cars battery is three years old or more, it should be tested twice annually to avoid unexpected breakdowns.
Belts Woodstock Auto Maintenance | Check-Mark-LogoCheck for looseness, cracks or glazing. Replace V-belts every four years/50,000 Km. Replace serpentine belts every four years/50,000 Km, or sooner if needed. Replace Timing belt per interval specified in owners manual. Typically, this is at 85,000 Km. Not replacing the belt as required could cause a breakdown or serious engine damage
Brakes and Brake Fluid  For best results, have the entire brake system, including brake linings, inspected at every other oil change.
Cabin Air Filter  Replace annually, more often in areas with heavy airborne containments
Chassis Lubrication Woodstock Auto Maintenance | Check-Mark-LogoMany newer cars are lubed-for-life, some still require this service. Replacement steering and suspension components require periodic lubrication.
Check Engine Light OnWoodstock Auto Maintenance | Check-Mark-Logo If light comes on while driving or remains on, your engine may have an emissions or sensor problem and should be checked by a professional technician. If light flashes, the condition is more severe and must be checked immediately to prevent catalytic converter damage
Coolant (Antifreeze)Woodstock Auto Maintenance | Check-Mark-Logo Check level at reservoir. Do not open hot radiator cap. If low, add 50/50 mix of approved antifreeze and distilled water.
Engine Air Filter  Woodstock Auto Maintenance | Check-Mark-LogoReplace yearly, or when dirty. Inspect annually, more often if driving and road conditions dictate.
Engine Oil and FilterWoodstock Auto Maintenance | Check-Mark-LogoWoodstock Auto Maintenance | Check-Mark-LogoCheck level with engine off at every fill up. Change oil and filter every 5,000 Km or 3 months. Use specified oil grade and weight.
Exhaust Woodstock Auto Maintenance | Check-Mark-LogoInspect for leaks, damage and broken supports or hangers if there is an unusual noise. If you suspect a problem, have it inspected immediately by a professional technician.
Fuel Filter Woodstock Auto Maintenance | Check-Mark-LogoOn carbureted cars, replace the filter once a year. On cars with fuel injection, replace the filter every two years or 35,000 Km.
Hoses Woodstock Auto Maintenance | Check-Mark-LogoInspect for leaks, cracks or bulges, sponginess, brittleness and swelling. Replace hoses at least every four years.
LightsWoodstock Auto Maintenance | Check-Mark-Logo Replace bulb immediately if light is out.
Power Steering Fluid Woodstock Auto Maintenance | Check-Mark-LogoCheck the fluid with the car warmed up. Add approved type if low. If regular topping off is required, have system inspected for leaks.
Shock Absorbers and Struts Woodstock Auto Maintenance | Check-Mark-LogoInspect for leaks, damage and loose mounting hardware. Replace if worn, damaged or leaking. Have checked by a professional at lease once a year.
Tire Inflation and ConditionWoodstock Auto Maintenance | Check-Mark-Logo Inflate tires to recommended pressure. Replace tires if worn or damaged. Remember to check the spare. Check pressure of all tires including the spare. Check tread for wear and for cuts or bruises along the sidewalls.
Windshield Washer FluidWoodstock Auto Maintenance | Check-Mark-Logo Check level every other fill up. Some vehicles have two reservoirs. Do not use water. Use washer fluid only.
Wiper Blades Woodstock Auto Maintenance | Check-Mark-LogoReplace when streaking or chattering.