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Oil and Filter, Lubrication
Oil change and filter with 31-point inspection
Oil and filter changes are one of the most important maintenance services you can do to avoid damaging your car in the long run. Oil changes keep engines running smoothly and help prevent problems on the road, and many drivers rely on oil changes with conventional engine oil to keep their vehicles in top shape. To avoid severe engine damage, an oil change must be scheduled regularly.
Brake maintenance and repair
Maintaining the brakes is one of the most important safety features for any vehicle owner and is the key to long-term vehicle maintenance. Unfortunately, brake maintenance is often overlooked by drivers. Maintaining the car's braking system can help prevent costly repairs in the long run, and can keep the car in the best shape to avoid a collision.In addition, if this damage is not corrected, it can evolve to the point that the brakes are ineffective and can totally fail, putting the vehicle and its occupants in danger.
Wheel Alignment and Balancing
If your car starts to become annoying to drive, then you might consider having it repaired. It is extremely important to tilt the wheels or rebalance them to ensure safe driving and not damage your parts, but this should not be a problem. Instead, ask one of our mechanics to have your wheels repaired directly on site.
Rotating and changing tires
With regular maintenance, there should be a tire rotation that occurs. If your mechanic does do not do this for you, our experts are trained to do it and will even recommend you any option possible for adjustments or lubrication before switching to replacement. If your tires are damaged, talk to one of our waiting experts and ask them to help you. Most vehicles are equipped with a spare wheel in the trunk, just in case one of your regular tires blows or falls flat. In the event that a tire loses its pressure, you can use the spare tire as a temporary tire until you replace it. For safety reasons, spare tires should not be used for long periods. You should only use them only to get your car back in shape after a puncture. A full-size spare tire can also be installed and used indefinitely until you can have your tire repaired or replaced. It depends on the spare tire having the remaining tread. In addition, the spare tires are not designed for use above 70 km / h, so you should not. Do not drive your vehicle at high speed while it is equipped with a spare wheel. If your vehicle is equipped with wheel locks, your mechanic will need the wheel lock key to remove the flat tire and install your spare wheel. Keep your wheel lock key easily accessible in your vehicle in case of a puncture.
Muffler & Exhaust
Converter and exhaust system repair
Depending on the problem, the exhaust system can affect both the performance of your vehicle and your ability to drive. For these reasons, it is important to keep the maintenance intervals of your exhaust system up to date. A repair or inspection service may be imminent if you hear excessively loud noises during acceleration. These noises can be a sign of holes or cracks somewhere in the exhaust system. Knocking noises when starting the vehicle or excessive idling may be a sign of suspension or breakage. If you feel drowsy while driving, this may be a serious sign that fumes are leaking through the vents and into the cabin interior. Strong odors are also signs that noxious fumes are leaking into the vehicle. Signs of rust or cracks in any component of your exhaust system indicate corrosion. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should seek service sooner than later. Maintaining routine exhaust system services will help keep all of your exhaust components, such as the exhaust manifold, front pipe, downspout, catalytic converter and muffler, working efficiently. Regular maintenance of your exhaust system will save you from having to replace the entire exhaust system on the road. A catalytic converter that does not work properly may not only affect your performance, but also damage your internal engines when they are clogged with gas. In addition, your car may not be able to start and stop at certain times, which prevents you from driving reliably every day. All in all, it's a good idea to stop driving and bring in a certified mechanic if your catalytic converter has problems.
Engine & Tune-Ups
Maintenance and tuning of the engine (tune-up)
Focusing can mean virtually any small repair that needs to be done for your car, such as repairing or replacing spark plugs and undergoing regular maintenance. It is essential that you have done this to keep your car running at optimum levels so you can save on gas and expensive repairs. Like taking care of your body, the same goes for your car. Routine maintenance is something that is worth it in the long run so that you can be proactive rather than reactive when it comes to the longevity of your vehicle. If you have questions about the need for tune-up, talk to one of our expert mechanics on hold.
Heating & Cooling
Maintenance and repair of the cooling system and air conditioning
Because heating and cooling systems work in tandem, problems with the cooling system will affect the heating system. Low coolant levels, for example, can affect the ability of the heating system to heat the interior of your vehicle. Leaking coolant can be attributed to a damaged heating core, radiator, heating hose or cooling system. Gentle odors from the air vents are a sign of coolant leakage. Other common problems that affect the heating system components include a vacuum leak, a heating valve failure, a fan motor failure, a heater core failure, or a blocked thermostat. One of the most common causes of breakdowns is overheating, but maintenance of the heating system can help prevent this from happening. Consult your owner's manual for the recommended inspection intervals for the various components of the heating system, and be sure to look for repairs to the heating system if necessary.
Steering & Suspension
Maintenance and repair of steering and suspension
Unstable, unstable, off-center and rigid steering is the cause of steering system repair, while excessive bouncing or bouncing during bumps and intermittent control during driving and braking are the cause of an inspection of the suspension system. Uneven tire wear is also a potential sign of a suspension problem, although this may also indicate alignment problems. Have you hit a pothole recently? Potholes can damage the steering and suspension components. Worn suspension components will reduce vehicle stability and driver control. Because the suspension system components combine into a single work unit, untreated suspension issues can increase the wear of other suspension components, which can lead to greater repairs on the road. If you experience any of the above symptoms, contact us online or by phone today.
Maintenance and repair of your automatic or manual transmission
Your transmission is what relays the power of the engine to your wheels, so you can say it's important. Many cars nowadays have automatic transmissions that will change gears to provide optimum performance for the drivers, and these parts have accompanying oil pans. Inside the pans are transmission oil and filter, which help filter debris and allow clean lubricant to enter the transmission. When using it, the transmission uses fluid to help change gears through hydraulic pressure. When it starts to get dirty or the filter has problems, it's when you know for sure that you need a drain service done. Most transmission failures are due to lack of maintenance. By having your fluid replaced, you are protecting yourself against a need for replacement, which can be very expensive. Plus, you keep your performance and keep your engine from overheating - with all these benefits, it would be a real shame to forget about it!
Batteries & Electrical
Checking your battery charging system and other electrical issues
The various components that make up your electrical or charging system are not impervious to failure due to constant use and wear. Warning signs of an electrical or charging problem include dimmed headlights, rattling or rumbling noises, and the presence of warning lights on the dashboard. During an electrical service and recharge, our staff will examine the voltage level of your battery, test your alternator and test your starter. An inefficient electrical and charging system can lead to engine failure, making routine maintenance extremely important. Some components, such as the battery, may give little warning before they fail. Our service personnel combine the right tools and extensive automotive knowledge to test and repair your vehicle's electrical and charging system components.
Motor Vehicle Inspection
Pre-purchase inspection of a vehicle
When buying a new or used car, it's important to make sure that the car you buy is safe to drive, in excellent condition and worth the price you're about to pay. In order to avoid being sold a &quot;lemon&quot; or to avoid being scammed by a seller, it is still important to have a pre-purchase inspection done on the vehicle to make sure you make a great investment. Often, if you fail to order a pre-purchase inspection, you may run the risk of unexpected problems with the car. A pre-purchase inspection is performed by a mechanic or technician approved automobile, which will perform a complete end-to-end inspection of the vehicle to determine the cosmetic, mechanical and safety conditions of the car. The mechanic will identify all current and existing conditions as well as highlight any potential problems that may arise in the future.
Electric Car Maintenance
Electric cars, particularly pure electric vehicles operating without a supplementary gasoline generator, offer comparatively little maintenance to the typical passenger vehicle. There are fewer moving parts, a reduced number of fluids and extended brake wear intervals, thanks to regenerative braking. Still, there are a few electric car maintenance items that must not be avoided, including the following essentials as outlined in your owner’s manual.
Regenerative braking, a process that harnesses energy from the parts stored in the battery system for later use, means your brake pads will last longer. Maintenance intervals may stretch to twice as long as a conventional vehicle.
The Nissan Leaf is an all-electric vehicle requiring minimal maintenance.Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for tire rotation and you should enjoy a lengthy amount of time with all four tires.
Electric cars with a thermal management system make use of coolant, just as they do in traditional passenger vehicles. From time to time you may need to add coolant, replacing the same per the vehicle’s maintenance schedule.
Besides coolant, two other fluids are present in your electric car: brake fluid and windshield washer fluid. Brake fluid should be checked and replaced per your owner’s manual. Windshield fluid should be added periodically; choose a winter blend to lower the freezing point during cold weather.
Most other fluids, if present, are sealed and cannot be accessed. However, if you own the Tesla Model S, there’s a differential gear box containing transmission fluid requiring replacement as scheduled. Furthermore, all electric cars come with air conditioning, and that system must be recharged on occasion.
Battery System Replacement
The one maintenance area that may cost you more is the electric vehicle battery system. Electric cars use a nickel-metal-hydride, lithium-ion or similar battery pack, and these do have a limited lifespan.
Minor Body Touchup
Using our state of the art air brushing technology, we can easily repair rock chips, bumper scrapes, cracks, dings and any other minor mishap that your car's exterior has sustained. We know that car owners take great pride in how their vehicle looks, and we're here to help.
Complete CLeanup and Esthetic
Pneu et Mécanique Sylvain Cayer Inc. offers a full spectrum of services for the restoration, preservation and ongoing care of your vehicle's exterior. Our staff takes immense pride in what we do and we treat every car as our own. We simply won't allow your car to be in any other condition than its absolute best! Let us show you how great your car can really look after a day in our hands.
Our goal is to make your interior look and feel like new again. Pneu et Mécanique Sylvain Cayer Inc. offers the industry's best methods of cleaning and protecting the myriad of surfaces inside vehicles, and we use only the very highest quality products to deep clean and bring those surfaces back to life. Our goal is to make your interior look, feel, and smell new again.
What you will get
- Vacuum inside (including trunk)
- Complete shampoo for carpets and seats
- Complete interior cleaning (dashboard, console, vents, doors, trim)
- Cleaned and conditioned the leather
- Hand wash
- Degreasing treatment of the bodywork
- Decontamination of the paint (clay paste)
- Compound (cleans the surface, corrects defects, water stains, scratches)
- Premium protective wax
- Cleaning the rims
- Polish and tire protection
- Water repellent treatment of the windshield
- Motor shampoo (cleans the motor, removes grease)
N.B. To get the best results and to preserve the state of the painting of your vehicle, to carry out a detailed cleaning on the vehicles 2 to 3 times a year, including in spring, in cold climates, to eliminate winter salt accumulations.
Protective films shield
Complete surface protection films
Nearly invisible and powerful enough to repel things that normally wreak havoc on high-impact areas, our protective films shield your car during highway travel, city living, and bumps, drops, and oopses — without uneven paint wear. We keep small imperfections from becoming big annoyances.
Rocks, stones & gravel, bug acid bird droppings and tree saps salt and chemicals… They take their toll on your vehicle’s finish and sanity. Keep your vehicle looking new for years to come by wrapping it in a virtually invisible protective shield.
At Pneu et Mécanique Sylvain Cayer Inc. we are committed to quality above all else. We take the extra steps to remove emblems and trim pieces to recess and wrap the film making it as seem-less as possible. Custom film installations are our specialty; utilizing pre cut clear bra patterns as well as bulk film to create a unique boutique install.
Our goal is to protect the vehicle while at the same time having it look like nothing is there.
- Eliminates stone chips and road rash
- Self healing surface erasing light defects
- Stain and scratch resistant
- High gloss & optical clarity
- 100% UV stable
- Warranty against cracking, peeling and yellowing