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Call Us Today 705-386-2272284 Hwy. 124 South PO Box 570, South River ON P0A 1X0Hours: Mon to Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM • Sat: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM • Sun: Closed • Towing 24/7

Car Care Tips

Car Care Tips in South River, ONAt Griffith Bros. Service Centre Ltd., we want our customers in South River, ON, Sundridge, ON, Trout Creek, ON, and the entire Almaguin Highlands to get the most out of their vehicles.

What’s the key to keeping your car running for a long time? Following the recommended maintenance intervals outlined in your owner’s manual and checking for potential problems before they happen are essential to overall vehicle maintenance. But when the time for necessary auto repairs arrives, remember where to turn: Griffith Bros. Service Centre Ltd..

Follow the car care tips below to keep your vehicle running reliably:

  • Change the oil within the suggested service intervals. Checking and changing your oil and oil filter will help your engine and vehicle run smoothly. While changing your oil as required is important, using the manufacturer’s recommended oil for your vehicle can improve gas mileage by 1-2%.
  • Moving components require regular lubrication and should be checked as often as the oil is changed. Driveline components, like CV and u-joints, are flexible components that, if not properly lubricated, can break down and cause other major components to go with them.
  • Transmission and differential fluid are other important fluids to check during service intervals. Unusual noises, sluggish shifting, or abrupt gear changes are all signs that your transmission service interval is quickly approaching or has passed. For fluid specifications, be sure to consult your owner’s manual for your manufacturer’s recommended transmission fluid type and viscosity.
  • Pay attention to battery life. Battery connections should be kept tight, clean, and free of corrosion. Batteries rarely provide warnings before failing, so be sure to seek battery replacements as necessary.
  • Brake fluid can attract moisture, which will corrode components. Brake fluid should be replaced once a year to keep calipers, hoses, and other components in top operating condition. Other important fluids to consider changing on a regular basis include power steering fluid and coolant. Each fluid has its own service interval, so be sure to check with the manufacturer.
  • Fully functioning climate control systems are important to your comfort and your overall safety. A complete flush and fill of the coolant system is necessary for ridding the system of dirt and rust collected from the engine, radiator, and various hoses. Refrigerant may also be checked prior to the onset of warmer seasons.
  • Wheel alignments can realign your wheels to your manufacturer’s specifications. Wheel alignments improve straight-line tracking and reduce tire wear. If you feel unusual pulling to one side, it is time for a wheel alignment.
  • Avoid stop-and-go driving. This wastes fuel and adds unnecessary wear and premature age to crucial components.

By following these tips and the service intervals listed inside your owner’s manual, you can guard against major repairs and unexpected failures. Proper vehicle maintenance can save you money in the long run, and improve your safety and the safety of your passengers, while neglecting suggested services at recommended intervals will void vehicle and parts warranties.

Stay on top of routine vehicle maintenance and visit us today or contact us online when your vehicle needs to be serviced by our professionals.

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Griffith Bros. Service Centre Ltd.

Griffith Bros. Service Centre Ltd. has served South River and the Almaguin Highlands area for over 50 years. Located at 284 Hwy 124 South in South River, ON, we offer full automotive and heavy truck service and repairs. We are also a motor vehicle inspection station with licensed technicians to service all of your automotive and heavy truck needs. We have ongoing Castrol Oil Service specials and offer warranty approved maintenance and scheduled servicing. We also have a 24 hour light and heavy duty towing service, including flatbed service. We are affiliated with CAA, Canadian Tire Auto Club, and New Vehicle Roadside Assistance Programs. Contact us today.

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Phone: 705-386-2272
Fax: (705) 386-1216
Address: 284 Hwy. 124 South PO Box 570
South River, ON P0A 1X0

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