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   AUTOMOBILE PREVENTIVE & FACTORY-RECOMMENDED MAINTENANCE  
 
 
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Preventive Maintenance Guide.

When was your last visit to a garage for maintenance? Not the kind of thing you have the time or the money for, right? My vehicle’s running good, it’ll be fine. Don’t wait for a bad sign...

Automobile Preventive & Factory-Recommended Maintenance. These maintenance services have a positive influence on vehicle performance, safety, dependability and prevent high-cost auto repairs.

Which preventive maintenance or service is due to your vehicle?
The simplest and safest way to find out is to check your owner’s manual or ask your EXPRESS AutoCare Technical Adviser.

 
 
 

Automobile Preventive Maintenance, Automobile Manufacturer Recommended Maintenance Services.
 
 SERVICE DETAILS


(A) menu
  TYPE (A) MAINTENANCE MENU
  1. LUBE, OIL & FILTER
    Drain engine oil and replace filter with premium manufacturer approved part (maximum 5 litres of conventional oil).

    - Lubricate: chassis, suspension and steering components (where required).

    - Rest for next service light or label fixed.

  2. COURTESY CHECK
    Accessoires:
    Inspect external lighting (lights and headlights), mirrors, internal lighting dashboard instruments, reception and ceiling bulbs, wipers switch and horn

    Components: Inspect air filter element, cabin air filter, belts and tension, radiator and hoses, power steering, battery (cables and terminals), wiper blades.

    Fluid level and condition: Check radiator coolant (anti-freeze), transmission fluid, brake fluid, power steering fluid, battery electrode and top-up windshield-washer fluid if needed.

    Leak detection: Check fuel, oil, coolant and others leaks.

  3. TIRE INSPECTION
    Check and correct tire pressure. Inspect tires and wheels for damage and wear. Measure treads depth.

    Recommended at least
    3 to 4 times every year or all the multiples of 5 000 km*



(B) menu

  TYPE (B) MAINTENANCE MENU
  this package includes Menu (A) which is added
  all the contents:
  1. THROTTLE SYSTEM INSPECTION
    Inspect the throttle system for interference or binding, and for damaged or missing parts.

  2. ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM INSPECTION
    Inspect the hoses and have them replaced if they are cracked, swollen or deteriorated. Inspect all pipes, fittings and clamps.

    Check coolant strength with refractometer. To help ensure proper operation, a pressure test of the cooling system and pressure cap is recommended at least once a year.

  3. STEERING AND SUSPENSION SYSTEM INSPECTION
    Inspect the front and rear suspension and steering system for damaged, loose or missing parts, signs of wear or lack of lubrication.

    Inspect the power steering lines and hoses for proper hook-up, binding, leaks, cracks, chafing, etc. Clean and then inspect the drive axle boot seals for damage, tears or leakage.

  4. EXHAUST SYSTEM INSPECTION
    Inspect complete system for damage. Inspect exhaust manifolds, catalytic converter, oxygen sensor, muffler, protector (screens-heat), pipes and attaching parts.

  5. BRAKE SYSTEM INSPECTION
    Inspect the complete system. Inspect brake lines and hoses for proper hook-up, binding, leaks, cracks, chafing, etc. Inspect disc brake pads for wear and rotors for surface condition. Inspect other brake parts, including calipers, parking brake, etc.

    Please Note: More frequent brake inspections may be required if the vehicle is driven in conditions that result in frequent braking.

  6. TIRES ROTATION
    Check and correct tire pressure. Rotate tires to equalize the wear and obtain maximum life.

  7. DRIVE TEST VEHICLE
    Drive test vehicle to evaluate any detectible problems in the engine, transmission, steering, suspension, and brakes under various driving conditions.

    Recommended at least
    2 times every year or all the multiples of 10 000 km.*



(C) menu

  TYPE (C) MAINTENANCE MENU
  this package includes Menu (A) & (B) which is added
  all the contents:
  1. ELECTRONIC CHECK
    Computerized diagnosis of your vehicle’s battery, starter and alternator. Clean battery cables and terminals, apply protective coating (if needed).

  2. FUEL SYSTEM INSPECTION
    Inspect fuel filter, fuel lines and connections, tank vapors recycling system hoses, fuel tank straps and fuel tank cap seal.

  3. CLIMATE CONTROL
    Check console operation hot/cold air, the heat flows by blower motor and the refrigerant level of air conditioning on indicator.

  4. ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM TREATMENT
    Coolant (anti-freeze) analyze and treatment, measure and balance the pH in order to determine the level of protection against corrosion, freezing to maintain the cooling system in its optimal performance.

  5. BRAKES MAINTENANCE
    Maintenance of your vehicle's brakes promotes safety, increases brakes component life, and helps avoid costly repairs.

    Take off the wheels, check brakes front pads/rear shoes thickness, inspect brakes discs and drums, examine calipers and wheels cylinders, parking brake cables, brake lines and hoses for all faulty operation damage or leaks, adjust rear brakes if needed.

    Please Note: More frequent brake maintenances may be required if the vehicle is driven in conditions that result in frequent braking.

  6. DRIVE TEST VEHICLE
    Drive test vehicle to evaluate any detectible problems in the engine, transmission, steering, suspension, and brakes under various driving conditions.

    Recommended at least
    1 time every year or all the multiples of 24 000 km.*



(D) menu

  TYPE (D) MAINTENANCE MENU
  this package includes Menu (A), (B) & (C) which is added
  all the contents:
  1. ANTI-POLLUTION CONTROL
    Engine computer analyze, reading memory for any failure codes, erase engine stored diagnostic trouble codes, inspect emission control, check EGR valve.

  2. ENGINE TUNE-UP
    Check idling speed, ignition coil, spark plugs and ignition cables, distributor cap and rotor (if applicable).

  3. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE SERVICES
    Drain and replace engine Cooling System Coolant, Transmission, Differentials/Transfer Case, Power Steering and Brakes Fluids.

  4. TIMING BELT INSPECTION
    Timing belt is a critical component of your vehicle engine. A visual inspection of your timing belt is always a good idea.

    Checking your timing belt for cracks or the indication of oil leak can damage the timing belt and in the extreme cases, damage the engine.

  5. DRIVE TEST VEHICLE
    Drive test vehicle to evaluate any detectible problems in the engine, transmission, steering, suspension, and brakes under various driving conditions.

    Please Note: Type D Maintenance is recommended when buying a used vehicle for which no servicing file is provided.

    Recommended at least
    1 time every 2 years or all the multiples of 48 000 km*



(E) menu

  TYPE (E) MAINTENANCE MENU
  this package includes Menu (A), (B), (C) & (D) which is added
  all the contents:
  1. SPARK PLUGS REPLACEMENT
    (platinum spark plugs and lubricate bases).

  2. ENGINE COOLANT REPLACEMENT
    (long-life).

  3. TIMING BELT REPLACEMENT
    (drive pulleys, tensioners, O-rings and water pump).

  4. DRIVE TEST VEHICLE
    Drive test vehicle to evaluate any detectible problems in the engine, transmission, steering, suspension, and brakes under various driving conditions.

    Recommended at least
    1 time every 4 years or all the multiples of 96 000 km.*


In order to make it even more convenient for you, to provide the best Service for your vehicle, you may now make your service appointment request right now by using our easy On-line Service Appointment. One of our team members will confirm your request as soon as possible to schedule a convenient time for your appointment.

If you wish, you may also contact our Customer Service at (450) 681-1414.

 
 

  SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF USE

 
 

If you often use your vehicle under one or more of the following conditions, want to refer to the additional maintenance requirements below:

  1. Short ways less than 5 km. or less than 8 km when the temperature is below 0C.

  2. Towing or cross-country driving.

  3. Driving on dusty or muddy roads.


  ADDITIONAL MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS


  1. Replace the fluid of manual transmission, the differential and transfer case every 24 months or 24 000km.

  2. Replace the fluid of rear differential every 8 000km. (for trailer applications only).


  ADDITIONAL MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS


  1. If you use a driving four-wheeled vehicle, and led in deep sand, mud or water, you must immediately make carry out the additional maintenance services mentioned above.

    It is also necessary to replace engine oil and filter as well as fluid of transmission, the differential and transfer case, in more adding grease to the wheels bearings and lubricating the suspension components.

 
 

Which preventive maintenance or service is due to your vehicle? The simplest and safest way to find out is to check your owner’s manual or ask your EXPRESS AutoCare Technical Adviser.

 
 
 
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