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Frequently Asked Questions

Answering all your common questions!

Where do I find my tire size?

There are a few different place where you can find your tire size. It will be look like for example: 225/65R17. The first place to look is on the inside of the drivers side door. There is a small metal panel with the recommended tire size for your vehicle. If you have problems finding that you can also look on the tire itself.

What do the numbers on my tires mean?

The first three-digit number is the tire width in millimeters measured at its widest part. The two-digit number following the slash in the tire size description is the tire’s aspect ratio. It is the sidewall height expressed as a percentage of the tire’s width. The last number expresses what rim size it will fit.

How often should I change my wiper blades?

It's recommended you replace your wiper blades every 6 months (or per season). There are signs that can tell you that it's time to change them. These include: squeaking, streaking, cracks, tears, splits, bent or broken rubber and rounded edges.

How often should I change my oil?

The interval in which you should change your oil will be determined by what type of oil your vehicle runs. For synthetic oil, we recommend changing it every 8,000km or every 6 months whichever comes first. For conventional oil, we recommend changing it every 6,000km or every 4 months, whichever comes first. If you have any questions regarding this, please don't hesitate to contact us!

What is looked at during a Motor Vehicle Inspection in NS?

Please check out our blog post about this topic!

What causes a battery to fail?

Batteries do wear out over time and will need to be replaced at some point. The main cause for battery failure is leaving your car in the accessory position and leaving the lights or radio on for an extended amount of time. Also, not starting the vehicle for a prolonged amount of time causing the battery to lose charge.


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