Signs Your Brakes Need to be Inspected

  • Noise: screeching, grinding or clicking noises when applying the brakes.
  • Pulling: vehicle pulls to one side while braking.
  • Low Pedal:brake pedal nearly touches the floor before engaging.
  • Hard Pedal: must apply extreme pressure to the pedal before brakes engage.
  • Grabbing: brakes grab at the slightest touch to the pedal.
  • Vibration: brake pedal vibrates or pulses, even under normal braking conditions.
  • Light: brake light is illuminated on your vehicle’s dashboard.
Auto Tech recommend that you change the oil every 5,000 km with conventional oil and every 8,000 km with synthetic oil. This would insure that all internal parts work smoothly.
We recommend rotating your tires every 10,000 km’s. Rotating your tires ensures even tread wear that increase tire longevity and provides a smoother ride.
Your vehicle’s exhaust system uses a muffler to substantially reduce the noise your engine makes. However, the most important function your exhaust system provides is the reduction of dangerous emissions produced by your engine. These emissions include carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and other pollutants that are unhealthy for both your vehicles passengers as well as the environment. Your catalytic converter serves as the primary source of removing these contaminants from your car’s emissions, while your exhaust pipe vents the emissions away from the vehicle and your passengers. It’s important to have your vehicle’s exhaust system serviced & inspected if you smell exhaust while inside the vehicle. Many problems with an exhaust system are easily repaired, and may need no parts replaced.
The Check Engine light can be one of the most confusing warnings in your dashboard cluster because it offers no explanation as to why you suddenly need to check your engine. It sounds ominous and can be as serious as a malfunctioning catalytic converter or as trivial as a loose gas cap.

Belts and Hoses: variable, every 4-5 years or 80,000-100,000km

Accessory drive belts and timing belts (if equipped), as well as rubber hoses should be checked at service time for wear or cracking, and should be replaced as needed. If your car has a timing belt, change it every 4-5 years or every 80,000 to 100,000km, whichever comes first. Do not ignore this service. A broken timing belt can easily destroy an engine, and yes, they do break. Accessory drive belts should be changed around the same time, every 5 years or 100,000km.

Your suspension system is very important because it’s what helps you stay in control when you’re on the road and provides a comfortable ride by minimizing bumps, vibrations, and noise. Be aware of a few warning signs that could mean your shock and struts need to be replaced: vehicle sways on turns or nose dives when you apply the brakes, excessive bouncing after hitting a bump, stiff or noisy steering or a bumpy, shaky ride.

Now, replacing an engine, it sounds like a big, complicated job, and it is. We aren’t going to beat around the bush on that one. But, it is a lot cheaper than giving up on your car and buying a new one. If we can’t repair your engine, we will replace it.
A significant reduction in fuel mileage or noticeable change in a vehicle’s performance may indicate that the vehicle’s fuel injection system needs to be checked and cleaned. The problem may lie in other parts of the fuel system or other parts of the engine, but fuel injectors are usually the first part of a technician’s inspection.
Besides the fuel, batteries are the second most important part of your vehicle. Embrun Auto Tech sells top quality batteries which assures the longest lasting batteries available go in your vehicle. We also have all the latest battery and charging system diagnosis equipment so we can make sure that it’s only your battery that needs to be replaced.
As a general rule, Auto Tech recommends a coolant service about every 40,000 km’s or five years, whichever comes first.
Computer diagnostics allows you to:

• To identify the parameters of the engine and change them if necessary, to improve their performance key indicators;

• identify inconsistencies in the sensor, which may block some of the processes and even units;

• check the compliance of the electronic ignition system and injection control of bent shaft (angle of advance supply), which directly affects the quality of mixture formation and combustion of fuel;

• Check the condition of the electrical equipment and the car’s suspension.

Engine computer diagnosis methods, the available price can detect all faults and deviations at an early stage, when the relevant conduct of the other methods are not possible.

There are many parts to any car, thousands in fact, but some of the systems that control what your car does and how it does it can be more important than others. The transmission is one of the most important, as without it, the power from the engine could never reach the wheels, and your car wouldn’t be much use.
Apart from the main charging, starting and ignition circuits, there are other circuits that power lights, electric motors, the sensors and gauges of electrical instruments, heating elements, magnetically operated locks, the radio and so on.

All Circuits are opened and closed either by switches or by relays – remote switches operated by electromagnets.


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If you want to protect your vehicle from rust, or damage from the elements, you might want to wax it or coat it with a protectant. What you might not know is that your vehicle’s undercarriage is particularly vulnerable to rust and damage from things like stones, sand and salt. Protecting it with an undercoating is vital to maintain your vehicle’s appearance, durability and resell value.

Embrun Auto Tech offers vehicle undercoating to help you save costly body shop repairs due to rust and corrosion. lets face it we live in an environment that is hard on our vehicles. So be smart and invest in a superior undercoating in order to extend the life of your vehicle.



Purchasing summer or winter tires is a great idea, but where are you supposed to store your seasonal tires when you’re not using them? Embrun Auto Tech offers seasonal tire storage for its customers. So why deal with the hassle of finding a place to store your tires.  Let Embrun Auto Tech take the hassle out of storing your tires today! Vacancy still available.

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