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Shuttle Service and Courtesy Vehicles: a Repair Shop Attentive to your Needs

When your vehicle needs maintenance and repairs, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting around. That’s why your Uni-Pro repair shop offers you a shuttle service or courtesy car.
The shuttle service will take you where you need to go. If we must keep your vehicle longer, then you can use one of our courtesy vehicles. Whether it’s for a few hours and a few days, you can plan your outings without worrying about your car, which will be in good hands with our specialists.
Our service saves you time and money. You won’t have to plan how you’ll be getting around. Skip the stress, and get where you’re going on time. During your appointment at your Uni-Pro repair shop, we’ll take care of everything.
At your next visit to Brock Auto Centre, don’t hesitate to ask for our shuttle service or a courtesy car.

Shuttle Service and Courtesy Vehicles: a Repair Shop Attentive to your Needs

When your vehicle needs maintenance and repairs, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting around. That’s why your Uni-Pro repair shop offers you a shuttle service or courtesy car.
The shuttle service will take you where you need to go. If we must keep your vehicle longer, then you can use one of our courtesy vehicles. Whether it’s for a few hours and a few days, you can plan your outings without worrying about your car, which will be in good hands with our specialists.
Our service saves you time and money. You won’t have to plan how you’ll be getting around. Skip the stress, and get where you’re going on time. During your appointment at your Uni-Pro repair shop, we’ll take care of everything.
At your next visit to Brock Auto Centre, don’t hesitate to ask for our shuttle service or a courtesy car.

Preventive Maintenance to Ensure Safe Driving

It’s essential to perform preventive maintenance on your vehicle. Not only will it extend the life cycle of your car, but it ensures your vehicle is safe to drive. Moreover, it prevents certain failures or breakages that could lead to your vehicle being towed.
You could pay the price if you neglect to have preventive maintenance done on your car. Indeed, expensive repairs could be hard to avoid. You must perform preventive maintenance to ensure your car’s performance as well as that of all its components. In addition, doing so maintains the validity of the manufacturer’s warranty.

Each type of vehicle requires specific preventive maintenance. The ideal approach is to follow your car model’s maintenance schedule. Therefore, we strongly recommend you check in with Brock Auto Centre at least two to three times a year, so that a preventive inspection can be performed to detect future problems.

Oil change service: essential to avoid serious problems

 

Changing your vehicle’s oil is essential. Performing oil changes regularly keeps your engine in good condition. Also, when this maintenance is done by one of our professional technicians, a visual inspection will also be done to detect problems before they become serious and prevent premature engine wear.

When they change the oil, technicians drain the dirt- and particle-filled oil from the car’s crankcase. Then, they’ll change your oil filter before adding new oil that’s appropriate for your car, as established by the manufacturer. We use brand-name oils exclusively.

We recommend you change the engine oil every 6000kms and change the oil filter every time you do so. Oil change intervals vary depending on your vehicle and the manufacturer’s standards. You should follow the oil change schedule to ensure your vehicle’s engine operates normally and properly.

Oil Change Service: Essential to Avoid Serious Problems

Changing your vehicle’s oil is essential. Performing oil changes regularly keeps your engine in good condition. Also, when this maintenance is done by one of our professional technicians, a visual inspection will also be done to detect problems before they become serious and prevent premature engine wear.

When they change the oil, technicians drain the dirt- and particle-filled oil from the car’s crankcase. Then, they’ll change your oil filter before adding new oil that’s appropriate for your car, as established by the manufacturer. We use brand-name oils exclusively.

We recommend you change the engine oil every 6000kms and change the oil filter every time you do so. Oil change intervals vary depending on your vehicle and the manufacturer’s standards. You should follow the oil change schedule to ensure your vehicle’s engine operates normally and properly.

The Dashboard Indicator Light Comes On? It’s Time for a Diagnosis!

Several indicator lights may appear on your dashboard. One of the most familiar ones is the check engine light. When one of these lights appears, it is important to determine the cause.
To do this, visit your repair shop so that one of our experts can use the right tools to solve the issue with your car.
Why is it important to determine what’s going on quickly? Because an unresolved issue can lead to many problems, such as a break with another car part or an increase in your car’s fuel consumption as well as in the polluting emissions that it produces.

Provincial Government Inspection Facility – S3852

 

You may have to have your vehicle inspected for the following reasons:

 

  • 1st time registering a vehicle in BC
  • Had a notice of order from the RCMP or CVSE member
  • Rebuilt from salvage
  • Registering a VIN number 

Provincial Government Inspection Facility – S3852

You may have to have your vehicle inspected for the following reasons:

 

  • 1st time registering a vehicle in BC
  • Had a notice of order from the RCMP or CVSE member
  • Rebuilt from salvage
  • Registering a VIN number 

To Ensure Your Safety, Have Your Heating System Checked

When your car’s heating system has a leak or a defective part, several problems can occur. If the antifreeze doesn’t have the right density, the result may be a lack of heat, which will increase fuel consumption and have a negative impact on your car’s engine performance. If the thermostat stays on, you could also experience a lack of heat, and the check engine light could light up.
We recommend having the heating system checked every year, and antifreeze density and condition tested seasonally.

The Engine Tune-up: For a Powerful and Highly Effective Motor

The engine is the heart of your vehicle. For it to work properly, you must tune it up on a regular basis. During this maintenance process, your repair shop will replace your spark plugs, check your ignition system and clean the injectors and may even clean the intake valves. The belt is also an item that will be carefully inspected.
Regular engine tune-ups provide better performance, smoother driving, quicker starts, power during acceleration and fuel economy.
To make the most of these benefits, follow the recommendations set out in your car owner’s manual. Then you’ll know how often your technician needs to perform tune-ups. Some situations may require a call to your technician. For example, if you notice that the check engine light is on, fuel consumption is abnormally high, or the engine is less efficient than usual, your car may be due for an engine tune-up.

The Engine Tune-up: For a Powerful and Highly Effective Motor

The engine is the heart of your vehicle. For it to work properly, you must tune it up on a regular basis. During this maintenance process, your repair shop will replace your spark plugs, check your ignition system and clean the injectors and may even clean the intake valves. The belt is also an item that will be carefully inspected.
Regular engine tune-ups provide better performance, smoother driving, quicker starts, power during acceleration and fuel economy.
To make the most of these benefits, follow the recommendations set out in your car owner’s manual. Then you’ll know how often your technician needs to perform tune-ups. Some situations may require a call to your technician. For example, if you notice that the check engine light is on, fuel consumption is abnormally high, or the engine is less efficient than usual, your car may be due for an engine tune-up.

The Electronic Fuel Injection System: for a More Efficient Motor

Maintaining and cleaning the injection system removes harmful deposits in the fuel system, injectors, intake valves and combustion chamber of your vehicle. Once it has been cleaned, the injection system can work efficiently.
As the injection system’s purpose is to supply the engine with fuel, cleaning it provides better combustion and better fuel consumption, which reduces your ecological footprint.
If your car’s injection system isn’t cleaned frequently, you may experience the following problems: poor acceleration, stalling and knocking noises.
It’s recommended to have your fuel injection system cleaned at least once a year, according to your vehicle’s model.

Timing Belt: Essential Part of Most Engines

Timing belts are a regular maintenance part of your car. Timing belts should be replaced between 60,000 and 120,000kms for most vehicles. Check with the service advisors at Brock Auto Centre if your vehicle is equipped. Broken timing belts can cause excessive engine damage.

Timing Belt: Essential Part of Most Engines

Timing belts are a regular maintenance part of your car. Timing belts should be replaced between 60,000 and 120,000kms for most vehicles. Check with the service advisors at Brock Auto Centre if your vehicle is equipped. Broken timing belts can cause excessive engine damage.

Prevent Breakdowns and Towing, Maintain your Charging and Starting System

Your charging and starting system is made up of the following parts: battery, starter, alternator and battery cables and connectors. These components can wear out over time. Ask your service advisor for a visual inspection at least once a year.
If you notice one of the following signs, your charging and starting system is faulty:
The battery dashboard light is on.
You’re having trouble or can’t start the vehicle.
You hear strange sounds when you start your car.
You notice a change in the intensity of the dashboard lighting when you’re driving and braking.
In case of doubt, our team can test the status of these components and tell you whether some of them need to be repaired or replaced. To avoid breakdowns or unexpected tows, we recommend checking the condition of your charging and starting system at least once a year or before winter.

The Importance of Never Neglecting your Car’s Air Conditioning System

Your vehicle’s air conditioning system is important not only for your comfort but also to ensure your safety. If your windows fog up excessively, the air conditioning system will take care of defogging them. Air conditioning lowers the humidity inside your car, so you have a better view on the road and drive more safely.
You should have your air conditioning system repaired if you notice any of the following issues: excess humidity, a lack of cool air, a lack of power, strange odors or unusual noises.
Running out of coolant gas and a dirty cabin filter are the main reasons for problems with this system. Therefore, you should have it inspected to make sure it’s fully operational. If a leak occurs, it’s also important to have your air conditioning system repaired.

 

The cabin filter should be changed at least once a year.

The Importance of Never Neglecting your Car’s Air Conditioning System

Your vehicle’s air conditioning system is important not only for your comfort but also to ensure your safety. If your windows fog up excessively, the air conditioning system will take care of defogging them. Air conditioning lowers the humidity inside your car, so you have a better view on the road and drive more safely.
You should have your air conditioning system repaired if you notice any of the following issues: excess humidity, a lack of cool air, a lack of power, strange odors or unusual noises.
Running out of coolant gas and a dirty cabin filter are the main reasons for problems with this system. Therefore, you should have it inspected to make sure it’s fully operational. If a leak occurs, it’s also important to have your air conditioning system repaired.

 

The cabin filter should be changed at least once a year.

Maintain your Brakes: for Brake Safety

Over time, your car’s brakes can wear out and make braking more difficult and dangerous.
As brake wear varies from one driver to another, your brakes should be checked at least twice a year. At your next maintenance appointment, take the opportunity to have them checked. That way, you’ll always be safe.
However, if you notice any of the following signs, contact Brock Auto Centre for appointment as soon as possible:
Your brakes squeak when you brake.
Your brakes don’t work as well.
The brake pedal is no longer easy to press down.
Your vehicle vibrates or stutters when you brake.
The brake light on your instrument panel is lit.
If you notice any of these problems, make an appointment with Brock Auto Centre as soon as possible.

Your Vehicle’s Suspension System Should be Inspected Every Year for a Better Road Adherence

Your vehicle’s suspension system is made up of several components. Shock absorbers play an important role in your vehicle’s road handling by keeping your tires in contact with the ground. Shock absorbers ensure road adherence and better braking.
Therefore, it’s essential to have your shock absorbers checked as soon as you reach 80,000 km and have them inspected every year.
The coil spring is another vital component that ensures safe driving. It supports the weight of the vehicle, absorbs road shocks and keeps you steering in a straight line.
Together, these two parts keep your vehicle at a comfortable height, ensuring a safe drive. It is recommended to have your suspension system inspected annually

Your Vehicle’s Suspension System Should be Inspected Every Year for a Better Road Adherence

Your vehicle’s suspension system is made up of several components. Shock absorbers play an important role in your vehicle’s road handling by keeping your tires in contact with the ground. Shock absorbers ensure road adherence and better braking.
Therefore, it’s essential to have your shock absorbers checked as soon as you reach 80,000 km and have them inspected every year.
The coil spring is another vital component that ensures safe driving. It supports the weight of the vehicle, absorbs road shocks and keeps you steering in a straight line.
Together, these two parts keep your vehicle at a comfortable height, ensuring a safe drive. It is recommended to have your suspension system inspected annually

The Steering System Consists of Several Components Making for Precise and Safe Driving

The power steering system lets you handle your vehicle easily and precisely. It consists of many components including the power steering pump and fluid, steering rack, steering wheel speed sensor, steering wheel and steering column seal. Together, these components make precise and safe driving possible.
The system’s operation is rather complex; it responds to the steering wheel’s movements and then directs hydraulic pressure towards one side of the rack or the other to move the wheels in the desired direction. In short, the hydraulic system is essential because it allows the power steering system to turn the wheels of your car.
If you notice a red or translucent oil leak when you move your car’s steering wheel, there may have a power steering leak. Also, pay attention to unusual or grinding noises when you start or drive your car. If you notice one of these problems, it’s important to make an appointment with Brock Auto Centre as soon as possible.

Your Car’s Transmission and Traction: Ensuring Engine Power to your Drive Wheels

Whether it’s automatic or manual, your car’s transmission is connected to the rear of the engine. The transmission is made up of many components, including the transmission shaft, differential and velocity joints (universal joints), which send the engine’s power to the drive wheels.
To ensure the proper operation and longevity of your transmission, you must take good care of it. You should have it maintained regularly and change the oil and filter at the recommended mileage intervals, as recommended by your manufacturer.
Here are some signs your transmission should be checked by an Uni-Pro expert as soon as possible:

  • You feel jolts when you change gears.
  • It becomes difficult to shift gears, the gear shift slips, or you can no longer shift gears at all.
  • Your car’s performance is affected.
  • You must use more force to make manual gear shifts
  • Your car repeatedly has bright red transmission fluid leaks.
  • The check engine light is on.

Your Car’s Transmission and Traction: Ensuring Engine Power to your Drive Wheels

Whether it’s automatic or manual, your car’s transmission is connected to the rear of the engine. The transmission is made up of many components, including the transmission shaft, differential and velocity joints (universal joints), which send the engine’s power to the drive wheels.
To ensure the proper operation and longevity of your transmission, you must take good care of it. You should have it maintained regularly and change the oil and filter at the recommended mileage intervals, as recommended by your manufacturer.
Here are some signs your transmission should be checked by an Uni-Pro expert as soon as possible:

  • You feel jolts when you change gears.
  • It becomes difficult to shift gears, the gear shift slips, or you can no longer shift gears at all.
  • Your car’s performance is affected.
  • You must use more force to make manual gear shifts
  • Your car repeatedly has bright red transmission fluid leaks.
  • The check engine light is on.

Tire Rotation to Ensure Even Tread Wear

Tire rotation is essential to maximize your tires’ life cycle. This service also ensures even tread wear. The result? You save money by changing your tires less often.
To know when it’s time to rotate your tires, refer to your car owner’s manual. In the manual, you’ll find all the information you need regarding tire rotation for your vehicle. Usually, you should rotate your tires every 5,000 to 10,000 km.
During tire rotation, your technician will remove the four tires and then set them in a different position. The technician will follow the schematics set out in your car owner’s manual to rotate your tires to guarantee your tires wear in an ideal and balanced way.

Wheel Balancing is Essential to Ensure your Comfort Behind the Wheel

Wheel balancing distributes the weight of the wheels and tires as they rotate. Since they reach a high rotational speed and are subjected to high centrifugal forces, balancing them is essential to ensure your comfort behind the wheel.
To extend their life cycle, have wheels balanced every 20,000 km, as well as any time a tire needs to be repaired, replaced or installed. Over and above these general recommendations, it’s important to contact your service advisor as soon as you detect one of the issues that lead to wheel imbalance.
There are some warning signs when a tire and wheel assembly is not balanced. The first sign is a slight vibration when you’re driving. If your tires are worn unevenly, you may feel it when you’re driving and, especially, when braking.

Wheel Balancing is Essential to Ensure your Comfort Behind the Wheel

Wheel balancing distributes the weight of the wheels and tires as they rotate. Since they reach a high rotational speed and are subjected to high centrifugal forces, balancing them is essential to ensure your comfort behind the wheel.
To extend their life cycle, have wheels balanced every 20,000 km, as well as any time a tire needs to be repaired, replaced or installed. Over and above these general recommendations, it’s important to contact your service advisor as soon as you detect one of the issues that lead to wheel imbalance.
There are some warning signs when a tire and wheel assembly is not balanced. The first sign is a slight vibration when you’re driving. If your tires are worn unevenly, you may feel it when you’re driving and, especially, when braking.

Preserve your Tires’ Condition with our Tire Storage Service

Storing your tires is important to preserve their condition and extend their life cycle. They must be protected from the elements in a closed, well-ventilated, dry and cool place. If they are simply stored outdoors, their surface may become hard and cracked.
Don’t have the perfect place to store your tires? Many Uni-Pro repair shops can store them for you until the following season. As new tires are getting bigger and bigger, you’ll avoid injuring yourself by lifting them. This hassle-free service is specially designed to make your life easier.
Talk to a Brock Auto Centre service advisor to learn more about tire storage.

Sale and Installation of your Winter and Summer Tires

Thinking about replacing your vehicle’s tires? To determine if it’s time to replace your current tires, our technicians must check their level of wear.
Tire life cycles vary from one vehicle to another. Several factors indicate whether it’s time to change your tires, such as their level of wear and manufacturing date. Canadian law stipulates that a tire worn down to 2/32 is illegal. Wear greater than 5/32 increases your risk of hydroplaning and traction loss.
With the help of our experts, you can determine when to change your tires and find the right new ones for your car. Whether they’re summer, winter or four-season tires, it’s important they be in good condition to ensure ideal road handling. Because we have a wide variety of tires, no matter the model or year of your car, we can advise you and recommend the best tire for your needs.

Sale and Installation of your Winter and Summer Tires

Thinking about replacing your vehicle’s tires? To determine if it’s time to replace your current tires, our technicians must check their level of wear.
Tire life cycles vary from one vehicle to another. Several factors indicate whether it’s time to change your tires, such as their level of wear and manufacturing date. Canadian law stipulates that a tire worn down to 2/32 is illegal. Wear greater than 5/32 increases your risk of hydroplaning and traction loss.
With the help of our experts, you can determine when to change your tires and find the right new ones for your car. Whether they’re summer, winter or four-season tires, it’s important they be in good condition to ensure ideal road handling. Because we have a wide variety of tires, no matter the model or year of your car, we can advise you and recommend the best tire for your needs.

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