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Services

Transmission

transmission The automatic transmission in your vehicle has more moving parts than any other system and works hard every minute you drive. Just like the oil in the engine the automatic transmission fluid (ATF) suffers from heat, friction and contamination over time. Slowly, these parts start to accumulate gums and varnish deposits as the fluid begins to break down and oxidize. This can result in a serious malfunction or complete failure of the transmission.With our Complete Automatic Transmission Service an exchange machine is connected to your vehicles cooler line and a professional strength cleaner is added to the system which will:

  • Circulate through the transmission, valve body, torque converter and cooler to dissolve and suspend gums and varnish deposits
  • Flush all old fluid and suspended debris
  • Replace transmission filter if required
  • Install new transmission fluid
  • Fortify new fluid with oxidation inhibitors, seal conditioners and friction modifiers

Performing this service on your vehicle will:

  • Help prevent costly repairs and extend the life of the transmission
  • Help eliminate hard shifting, slipping and clatter
  • Recondition seals and o-rings to prevent leaks

This service is recommended every 2 years or 50,000km.

 

Wheel Alignment

wheel_alignment Proper wheel alignment is essential to proper road handling – that’s a given. What’s more, alignment increases the lifespan of your tires by preventing premature wear and tear. Even if you don’t notice any “pull” while driving, you should get your alignment checked annually or every 24,000 kilometers. We use state-of-the-art equipment to measure and adjust to specifications. Ask your AUTOPRO technician for more information about this often neglected service.With our state of the art John Bean alignment equipment, we are able to look at the entire vehicle’s suspension and recommend the best repair procedure. Wheel alignments are the specific adjustments made to your vehicle’s suspension to optimize ride handling and steering characteristics. Each manufacturer specifies precise settings to achieve the maximum performance of your vehicle. Maintaining the factory specified suspension setting will make your vehicle safer and easier to drive. Steering pull, unsteady or loose steering, and hard steering can be caused by misalignment conditions. A properly aligned vehicle can save you money! Misalignment conditions can cause greatly accelerated tire wear, poor fuel economy, and excessive wear on the other suspension parts.

 

Air Conditioning

Today, almost all vehicles come with air conditioning. Based on what you know about your household refrigerator, you may think that air conditioning systems are pretty much maintenance-free, but remember this, your refrigerator isn’t traveling highways at 100 km/h! Your vehicle’s air conditioning system is extremely powerful, is made up of a system of flexible piping, is exposed to harsh conditions, and has a highly sophisticated control system, all of which should be inspected at least every two years. Your LAD’S AUTO technician will inform you of any leaks that need repairing and when your system needs a refill. Also, refrigerant gases are subject to strict regulations, as many of them are harmful to the ozone layer. When it comes to A/C, it’s always best to check with our experts.

 

Power Steering

Today’s power steering pumps and racks are manufactured under tight tolerances. Subjected to extreme heat, pressure and friction the power steering fluid begins to oxidize and break down. Contaminated fluid pumped through the system, under its high pressure, will cause abrasive wear in the pump and rack assembly. This leads to pump noise, erratic steering and eventual mechanical failure.With our Complete Power Steering Fluid Exchange Service a professional strength cleaner will be added to the system which will:

  • Efficiently remove contaminated and accumulated deposits from the internal components
  • Flush out worn-out, contaminated fluid and suspended debris with a specialized tool
  • Belts, hoses and connections with then be inspected and replaced, if necessary
  • Finally, a specially formulated power steering fluid will be pumped into the system

Performing this service on your vehicle will:

  • Extend the life of the power steering system by reducing wear
  • Help prevent annoying leaks by keeping the seals pliable
  • Prevent fluid breakdown through oxidization
  • Alleviate pump squeal
  • Help prevent costly repairs

This service is recommended every 2 years or 50,000km.

 

Fuel System

Since your vehicle was new, gum, varnish and carbon deposits have been forming in the fuel and intake system. These formations slowly accumulate from the air intake through the combustion areas. These deposits will rob your vehicle of performance and fuel economy and can lead to costly repairs if left untreated. Traditional tune-ups can not resolve these problems.One of our skilled technicians will connect a specialized tool to your engine to circulate various cleaning chemicals that will:

  • Clean throttle body assembly
  • Clean air intake system including plenum runners
  • Clean fuel injectors
  • Clean intake valves and ports
  • Remove combustion chamber deposits
  • Remove condensation from the gas tank

Performing this service on your vehicle will:

  • Alleviate hesitation, surging and rough idle
  • Improve fuel economy
  • Restore lost power
  • Reduce harmful emissions
  • Improve driveability

This service is recommended every 2 years or 48,000km or as required.