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Is your vehicle’s warranty close to expiring? Don't know your vehicle's service history? Now is the time to have your car inspected and repaired before it's too late. Direct Auto's BCAA Vehicle Inspection Service can help. Our certified technicians will thoroughly inspect your vehicle and identify any potential issues or work that needs to be completed. This ensures you can use your warranty for its full value and will help you save from costly future repairs. And remember, preventive maintenance always pays for itself in the long run!

These time and distance intervals will vary depending on the make of vehicle, driving habits and vehicle use. Check your owners manual for vehicle specific numbers.
  • Lubrication Service (Every 5,000 to 12,000 km or every 6 months): A lubrication service is the most frequent form of vehicle maintenance. The service typically includes changing the engine oil and oil filter, lubricating the chassis grease fittings (where present) and an under-hood check of various other fluid levels.
  • Tire Rotation (Every 8,000 to 12,000 km): Easy to combine with seasonal snow tire fit/remove and it extends tire life.
  • Cooling System Flush (Every 50,000 km or 2/3 years) Long-life coolant in many new vehicles extends it to every 80,000 km or 5 years.
  • Brake Fluid Flush (Every 50,000 km or 2 years) Not always on the service schedule - but brake fluid absorbs moisture that wreaks havoc on costly anti-lock brake hydraulic control components.
  • Fuel Filter Replacement (Every 50,000 km - plus) Again not always on a service schedule and gasoline quality is a factor.
  • Spark Plug Replacement (Every 50,000 to 150,000 km) If it’s an option – go platinum!
  • Automatic Transmission Service (Every 25,000 to 150,000 km) Wide range and not always on a service schedule - type, use and abuse are the variables.
  • Engine Timing Belt (Every 100,000 to 150,000 km or 5/8-years) If fitted it’s in the manual - some engines use a (no-maintenance) timing chain.
  • Drive Belt (80,000 km or 3/5 years) Exposed to the elements, a single serpentine belt generally drives all engine accessories.
Here are three basic owner checks, preferably once a week, but at least once a month: 1.Engine oil level 2.Tire air pressures (don't forget the spare) 3.All the lights

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Is your vehicle's warranty close to expiring? Don't know your vehicle's service history?