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Care Automotive Service Ltd is a progressive auto repair and maintenance facility, located in Courtenay. We repair all makes and models of vehicles and trucks. It is our goal to provide a service and environment that instills confidence in our customers, community and employees.
When you’re in need of automotive help, you deserve the best auto care and customer service possible. With over 30 years of experience and great service. Makes our name trusted in the Comox Valley area for all your auto repairs and maintenance services. We guarantee that all repairs are overseen by an Government Certified Auto Technician.
We offer a full range of garage services to vehicle owners located in the Comox Valley. Our professionals know how to handle a wide range of car services.
We can help you with everything from an oil change to an engine change.
We can handle any problem on both foreign and domestic vehicles.
Our shop uses the latest imaging wheel alignment system from JohnBean. We ensure all four wheels are parallel and sitting flat on the road. A technician will also ensure the steering wheel is perfectly centered.
CAR A/C RECHARGE
We service and repair all A/C systems in ANY Vehicle, with the latest RobinAir equipment. If your cooling performance has diminished, or just blows warm air. It’s time for an A/C service. We can quickly locate the problem and have it blowing ice cold air.
It’s not just an oil change, we use certified technicians to provide all of the services necessary to maintain your vehicle’s warranty and more. Every oil change include a FREE bumper to bumper inspection, and can alert you to potential problems.
We carry a full line of TPMS sensors for any vehicle on the road today. Eventually a sensors battery dies and the sensor will need to be replaced. Programming a new sensor is a simple process. Our tool can program or clone any sensor on ANY vehicle.
Check engine light is an indicator that something is wrong. We can simply connect the car to a diagnostic testing equipment and know within minutes where the problem is and, in most cases, how we’re going to repair it.
CAR BATTERY PROBLEMS
When your battery fails, receiving a boost often doesn’t fix the real problem. If this happens to you, the battery should be load tested and charging system inspected.
Should I consider using synthetic motor oil?
If you have a choice between conventional and synthetic, think about the annual mileage you drive and how good you are about changing your oil on schedule. If you constantly find yourself putting off that oil change and going beyond the recommended interval, synthetic oil is probably your best bet because you have more time in between changes. You’ll spend less time at the service station and will receive some performance benefits along the way.
If you’re good about changing your oil on time, however, and your manufacturer allows it, conventional oil will work just fine. Each change will be a bit lighter on your wallet, and you’re unlikely to notice a performance difference in your day-to-day driving.
How much extra fuel is burned when running the A/C?
It is estimated that the use of air conditioning in a typical car reduces fuel economy by one to two miles per gallon. For larger cars, or when traveling in extreme heat, air conditioning cuts fuel economy up to four miles per gallon.
How do you clean battery terminals?
After disconnecting both terminal cables, use a baking soda paste–three parts baking soda and one part water–to clean corrosion built-up from battery terminals without the need for a wire brush. The slightly alkaline paste neutralizes corrosion. After reconnecting the clamps to the terminals, wipe them with petroleum jelly to help prevent future corrosion. Be careful when working around a battery because it contains a strong acid.
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