Tips to Remember for Your Spring Vehicle Check Up

May 8, 2015 by ootmar  
Filed under Vancouver Automotive Blog

Keeping your vehicle running efficiently saves you time and money over the long term. It also minimises the risk of your car breaking down in the middle of nowhere, leaving you waiting for the rescue. Things you can do to ensure that your vehicle remains roadworthy include checking tires and oil levels. However, to really ensure that your vehicle is in peak condition, you should also have it regularly serviced by a reliable and experienced auto centre.

Why choose Ootmar Automotive?

If you are looking for reliable car service Vancouver, then Ootmar Automotive, with unmatched customer service, price and quality is your best choice. Our commitment to excellence has been central to our business and work ethic since the start in 1928. This commitment is instilled into all our staff and is encouraged through our commitment to them as well as to our customers.

The 49-point inspection

Our car service Vancouver aims to be the most comprehensive service your car will ever undergo. We leave no component unchecked and will take you through any work that needs to be completed to bring your car up to standard. Our service includes a full 49-point inspection of your vehicle; this covers all the most important areas of your vehicle and includes:

  • Oil change – to protect your engine and increase its life expectancy
  • Filter change – stopping harmful particles from entering the engine
  • Steering check – minimising your accident risk
  • Suspension check – poor suspension can cause damage to other parts of the vehicle as well as affecting its handling
  • Exhaust check – looking for early signs of leaks, noise levels and potential exhaust failure
  • Oil leak check – minimise risk of damage to the engine by catching leaks early and making necessary repairs

Bringing your brakes on board

Your brakes are one of the most important aspects of your vehicle, particularly in terms of safety for you and other road users. At Ootmar, we understand that your brakes could be all that stands between you and serious injury. For that reason, we believe that they warrant special attention. Our brake service covers a full inspection of all of the main components of your vehicle’s braking system, including:

  • Frames and calipers
  • Hydraulic hoses and steel lines
  • Hydraulic mast cylinder
  • Control or proportioning values
  • Anti-lock systems
  • Park brake systems
  • Friction material

We recommend that brakes undergo a full service every four to six months. However, the more you drive, the more regularly you should have your brakes checked. This is especially true if you regularly drive in severe conditions that may add to the general wear and tear of your braking systems. It is also a good idea to come in for an additional service if you have had to brake under an emergency situation as this puts unexpected pressure on the braking system.

Looking after the powerhouse of your vehicle

No car service in Vancouver would be complete without an expert engine diagnostic. The engine is the power centre of your vehicle and understanding it takes expertise and the latest technical equipment. Regular servicing can pick up small problems before they affect the rest of the vehicle or cause problems with your cars performance. Not only does this keep you on the road, but also means that any necessary repairs can be done quicker and more cost effectively.

Our aim at Ootmar automotive is to keep you and your vehicle safely on the road. Contact us today at to learn more.