Here are some of the answers to some of the questions most frequently asked by motorists in our community. Don’t see an answer to one of your important questions here? Feel free to dial (306) 322-7740 at your convenience.
How often should tires be rotated on a heavy truck?
Regular tire rotation is essential for motorists who want to get the most out of their vehicles. Tire rotation ensures that the tires wear out evenly, making for a smoother driving experience. Professionals at our shop recommend rotating your tires every 3000 to 5000 miles or every time you change the truck’s oil.
Are you worried you might need to rotate your tires sooner than anticipated? Pay attention to unusual vibrations when driving at speeds exceeding 45 miles per hour. Excessive vehicle vibration usually means you need to rotate your tires.
How often should I check my alignment?
We tell the motorists in our community to request a wheel alignment every 2 to 3 years. That said, don’t hesitate to ask your mechanic if you stand to benefit from an earlier wheel alignment during your next oil change.
Should I have maintenance work done regularly?
We advise motorists to bring their trucks in for servicing every 10,000 to 20,000 miles. Basic servicing includes oil changes, brake inspections, filter changes, alignment checks, tire inflation, and more.
Our truck services save you from having to worry about major automotive upsets in the future. Invest some time in truck maintenance today.
Why does my truck pull to the left or right when I brake?
In most cases, the pulling sensation you feel when braking comes from stuck calipers. The calipers apply pressure to the car’s brake pads. When a caliper is stuck, the pressure applied on the left and right sides of the vehicle is uneven. Save yourself from uneven brake problems by bringing the vehicle to our garage.
Will I void my warranty if I don’t bring my truck to the dealership for maintenance?
Many motorists worry that they can only bring their vehicle to the expensive dealership for repairs and maintenance. In reality, you can bring your truck to ours without issue. All you have to do is hold on to your invoices and receipts. If your dealership ever calls the repair work into question, you will be able to prove that the work was conducted at a reputable garage.
How do I know if I need transmission repair?
Be mindful of “slippage.” Slippage refers to those instances when you notice a delay between the time you put your foot on the gas pedal and when the vehicle moves forward. Any noticeable delay is a sign that your vehicle’s transmission is slipping.
When is it time to repair the exhaust system?
The easiest way to detect exhaust troubles is to listen to the vehicle when it is idle or in motion. Is there excessive noise coming from the truck? If so, your exhaust system probably needs professional attention. Bring your vehicle to us when you want to uncover and repair the underlying exhaust issues.