Windshield wipers sweep strips of rubber across the windshield to remove snow, rain and dirt. Changing weather conditions, other environmental factors and age cause your windshield wipers to deteriorate over time.
Worn or damaged windshield wipers can pose a serious safety hazard. When windshield wipers wear, they crack and become brittle and can ultimately prove ineffective, leaving unwanted streak marks.
Our Supreme Lube Techs will visually inspect the windshield wipers currently installed, remove the old windshield wipers and install new, high quality windshield wipers.
Transmission repair is a major, time consuming, and most often, expensive automotive repair.
Your transmission transfers energy from the engine to the wheels to get your vehicle moving. Transmission fluid lubricates, cools, and cleans the inside of the transmission while maintaining the necessary pressure inside the transmission, required for it to function properly. Whether your transmission is automatic or manual the transmission fluid will eventually break down. If it isn’t replaced components inside can overheat which will cause transmission failure.
The most important thing to do is change your transmission fluid. This is important because over time, as your transmission wears, bits of metal from the gears will contaminate the fluid. In addition, the extreme heat generated by an automatic transmission will cause the fluid to break down.
That’s why it’s so important to keep your transmission properly maintained. Your Supreme Lube Tech is just the guy to help you do that. Your Supreme Lube Tech is a car care expert. He knows just what to do to extend the life of your vehicle and help you avoid costly repairs.
Transmission repair is a major, time consuming, and most often, expensive automotive repair. That’s why it’s so important to keep your transmission properly maintained. Your Supreme Lube Tech is just the guy to help you do that. Your Supreme Lube Tech is a car care expert. He knows just what to do to extend the life of your vehicle and help you avoid costly repairs.
We recommend following your vehicle maintenance schedule for complete and proper care of your vehicle. However, it’s important to check your fluid levels every time you have your oil changed. Low fluid levels can seriously damage your transmission. Your Supreme Lube Tech will be happy to do this for you.
We understand the importance of changing tires in the differing seasonal temperatures in Canada. When the average daily temperature is over 7 degrees Celsius, it’s time to make the change to summer or all-season tires. On the other hand, when the average temperature is below 7 degrees Celsius, you’re ready for winter tires. Changing your tires at the right time will ensure you optimize the life of your tires.
Engine coolant, or anti-freeze as it’s commonly known, ensures your engine doesn’t freeze or overheat. Coolant works by removing heat from the engine block, protecting the engine and lubricating the water pump seals. Over time coolant loses its ability to protect vital engine parts.
At least every two years, your vehicle’s cooling system should be drained, flushed and refilled to replenish the coolant/anti-freeze mixture and prevent the formation of rust and scale. Rust and scale can impair the cooling system’s performance and cause damage to the engine.
Power Steering fluid lubricates all of the moving parts throughout the power steering system. This will prevent parts from wearing out and failing by removing metal debris which accumulates in the old fluid and conditions the o-rings and seals. It will also reduce noise caused by contaminated fluid. In other words, changing your power steering fluid at the correct interval is a good investment.
With Supreme Lube, car owners can be sure that they will receive the proper levels of replacing depleted fluids and implementing a proper power steering flush. These are essential for the safety of the vehicle and performance. Supreme Lube’s power steering flush service provides the maximum protection available.
The spin-on oil filter resembles a metal can that houses varying types of Filter Media. These are the materials that capture organic or inorganic contaminants as oil flows through.
Organic contaminants include bacteria and oxidized petroleum that form gross sludge. Inorganic contaminants consist of dust that is ingested into the engine, along with trace amounts of wear metals from bearings, cylinder walls and other internal parts.
The battery supplies electrical power to the starter, along with the rest of the electrical components of the vehicle, which is necessary to start the engine. When the engine starts running, the charging system takes over to provide electricity to the various vehicle electrical systems. The battery cable terminals connect the battery to the electrical system.
The Battery Replacement Service at Supreme Lube includes:
-Visually inspecting the battery
-Check cranking amp capacity of the battery
-Connecting an external electrical power source to the system when necessary, to prevent loss of electric memory in digital radios, clocks, door locks, alarms and other systems
-Removing the old battery and replacing with a new one
The differential is the mechanical component that spins both the left and right wheels, but lets them rotate at different speeds so that the vehicle can make turns. When a vehicle makes a turn, the outer wheel has to turn faster than the inner wheel, due to the difference in the length of the paths they take. The differential is located between the two wheels, and is attached to each wheel by an axle shaft. Four-wheel drive vehicles have a separate differential for each pair of wheels, connected through a transfer case.
Differential fluid provides lubrication to gears, bearings, shafts and other internal components. Heat, pressure and friction can slowly breakdown the additives in the differential fluid. In addition, small particles of metal and clutch material may come off as they wear and these particles can mix with the fluid. Fluids can also become contaminated with water.
Transfer cases are found on four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles. This gearbox divides the transmission power output between the rear differential and the front differential. Most transfer cases allow the front wheels to be disengaged and spin freely during normal driving conditions. When desired, power is transferred to all four wheels.
Transfer case fluid provides lubrication to gears, bearings, shafts, and other internal components. Heat, pressure and friction slowly breakdown the additives in the transfer case fluid. In addition, small particles of metal may come off the gears as they wear; these metal particles can mix with the fluid. Fluids can also become contaminated with water.
Every time a vehicle’s driver presses the gas pedal, they are controlling how much air and fuel enters the engine. The air filter helps keep debris from entering the engine and a fuel filter helps protect the fuel system.
The fuel from the fuel tank is typically pumped from a pump inside the fuel tank to the engine. In the line between the fuel tank and the engine, a fuel filter is typically present to help protect the fuel system. As a fuel filter slowly becomes clogged, the restricted fuel flow could lead to poor acceleration and reduced engine performance as well as other issues.
Every time a vehicle’s driver presses the gas pedal, they are controlling how much fuel and air the engine takes in. The pedal tells the throttle valve how much air to let in and the computer tells the fuel system how much fuel to deliver. These calculated amounts of air and fuel are typically mixed together before being sucked into the combustion chamber of an engine cylinder. There the spark plug ignites the mixture, producing the controlled burn that powers the vehicle.
It’s important for the fuel in the vehicle to be as clean as possible.
Performing fuel system cleaning service:
Under coating provides an additional layer of protection and insulation to the undercarriage of a vehicle. Manufacturers may apply under coating at the factory. It covers most of the car’s underside, including floor boards, pans, gas tank, wheel wells, frame and suspension parts, mufflers and exhaust pipes.
In addition to protection from elemental damage, good under coating can also reduce road and engine noise, leaving the passenger compartment quieter than before.
High mileage engines – those with more than 120,000 kilometers – face a number of potential problems that hi-mileage oil is specifically formulated to address. Some hi-mileage oils, such as Mobil 1™ High Mileage and Mobil Super™ High Mileage, contain engine oil additives and conditioners that help to combat engine oil consumption and leaks, engine oil sludge, and general engine wear and tear.
Today’s motor oils contain base oils and several additives that are carefully blended together. Synthetic base oils may be made from a variety of chemicals and processes that are designed to have excellent performance at extreme temperatures and operating conditions. Select additives are used to improve flow characteristics and lubricating quality in the harshest of conditions. Conventional base oils are refined from crude oil. Additives may also be carefully added to conventional base oils to make quality motor oils as well.
While synthetic motor oils can provide exceptional performance and protection, they don’t eliminate the need for regular oil changes. High quality synthetic motor oils can perform and protect better than conventional motor oils, but engines running on gasoline or diesel will continue to naturally contaminate and stress the oil, and the additives can only work for so long.
Rotating your tires means moving them from one side of the vehicle to the other, moving them from front to back, or a combination of both. This helps avoid uneven tire wear, which can lead to poor performance and decreased gas mileage.
Tire rotation helps protect tires against uneven wear by moving the tire location on the vehicle. Most tires will exhibit some form of wear based on numerous factors including: wheel alignment, kilometers driven, driving style and habits, and tire location on the vehicle. By moving or “rotating” the tires as recommended by the vehicle manufacturers, tires may wear more evenly; helping extend the life of the tires.
Along with Supreme Lube’s Tire Rotation service, Supreme Lube also includes Balancing.
Balancing the tires and wheels is the procedure of analyzing the tires and wheels to see if there are any heavy spots that would cause them to vibrate when spinning. Technically speaking, the center of gravity is defined as the point around which the entire mass is evenly distributed. The wheel is said to be in balance when the center of gravity is identical to the axis of rotation. In non-technical terms, it simply means that when the tire and wheel are mounted to the hub of the axle, all the mass is evenly distributed around the axle so that there is no vibration when the tire spins.
To balance the tires and wheels, Supreme Lube Techs use a special machine. One at a time, the tire and wheel assemblies are placed on the machine and run through a series of spinning diagnostics. The machine will identify where the tire and wheel assembly is out of balance. The tech can correct any imbalances by applying small weights to the rim at specific locations in order to even out the weight distribution.
Mounting tires and wheels, you should always follow several guidelines. First, mounting and balancing should only be performed by a trained professional using specialized equipment. Second, both tire beads need to be properly seated and securely mounted on the wheel. The wheel must not be damaged or bent. When mounting the wheel to the hub of the axle, the hub should be free of dirt or debris that might cause the wheel to be seated unevenly on the hub. The wheel should be evenly seated with all the lug nuts properly torqued onto the bolts.
The Drive Belt, also known as the Serpentine Belt, multi-vee, poly-v, or multi-rib belt, is a single, continuous belt used to power multiple devices in your engine. These include the alternator, power steering pump, water pump, A/C compressor and air pump. If your drive belt breaks it will cause numerous components in your vehicle to stop working and lead to costly repairs.
Although it’s made of a very durable rubber-based material, the drive belt still wears over time. On average, a drive belt lasts for 70,000-120,000 kilometer’s or 3-5 years. A worn-out drive belt may cause squeaking or chirping noises and a badly-worn drive belt can break. If the drive belt breaks, your car won’t be drive-able. If the engine runs without a drive belt, it might overheat as the water pump will stop circulating coolant through the radiator to cool the engine down. The battery light on the dash might come on because the alternator will stop charging the battery. A car with a hydraulic power steering will also lose the steering assist, so the steering will become very stiff.
A Supreme Lube Tech will look for cracks, splits, damaged edges, missing chunks, glazing and other signs of wear. Usually it’s fairly easy to see when the belt is worn out. A worn-out belt must be replaced. A drive belt must also be replaced if it is found to be soaked in oil, or stretched. If your car has two drive belts, both are usually replaced at the same time. It’s also a good idea to replace an old drive belt before a long road trip.
Synthetic oils are man-made in a chemical plant and cost more to produce. They provide better protection at extreme temperatures than regular or conventional motor oils. Conventional oils are mineral-based and come from crude oil that is removed from the ground and run through a refinery.
While synthetics can improve engine performance, they don’t eliminate the need for regular oil changes. Synthetics can handle the heat longer than regular oil but additives only work for so long and the engine will still contaminate the oil.
Almost any sharp object on the road can cause a flat tire. When it happens, its important to seek help from a qualified professional. At Supreme Lube, we will properly remove and inspect the tire to look for all areas of damage since any injury to a tire will negatively affect its performance. We will repair any small punctures and get you back on the road quickly!
Cabin air filters help to protect your health by improving the quality of the air you breathe in your vehicle. With increases in traffic congestion and longer commuting distances we spend more time in our vehicles than ever. These filters trap a broad range of microscopic particles, harmful gases, and unpleasant odors.
Regularly replacing your cabin air filter can offer relief for asthma, allergies and hay fever sufferers. They also help to protect the performance of your air conditioning system.
Your air filter plays a key role in preventing contaminants like grit, dust, and dirt from entering your engine. Air is drawn through the filter and into the cylinders where air and fuel combine to power your vehicle. A dirty air filter can lead to poor fuel economy. Supreme Lube Techs will check your filter with every oil change and recommend replacement when needed.
Proper operating light bulbs and headlamps are important to one’s safety. Headlights help notify other drivers of your location while also improving your vision. Parking lamps, taillights and turn signals identify when you’re braking, changing lanes or making a turn.
Supreme Lube Techs will visually inspect the exterior lights of the vehicle, and recommend replacing non-working light bulbs when they are verified to be burned out.
The emission PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) valve and filter work together to route toxic fumes created by the engine back into the combustion chambers. These fumes are then re-burned to improve fuel efficiency and reduce air pollution. The valve ensures that your engine breathes properly and continues to receive the correct amount of airflow, while the filter helps to remove harmful oil vapor. Failure to replace the emission valve and filter can lead to problems like rough idling, stalling, high oil consumption, loss of power and excessive wear on internal parts. This will reduce the oil and air filter’s life.
Engine flushing is a procedure that is used to clean the engine of sludge and other elements that build up in various parts of the machinery over time. The main purpose of this procedure is to prolong the life of the engine. By flushing an engine periodically, the internal components of the engine remain relatively clean and thus perform at optimum levels.
Engine flush could help keep your new oil clean. Without the engine flush, the new oil will just pick up the old deposits and sludge and keep them circulating through the engine. Soon enough, the new oil is just as dirty as the old oil. An engine flush can help you go longer between oil changes, especially if the maintenance on the car hasn’t been perfect.
Supreme Lube is your source for quality new tires! Whether you’re looking for a great all-season tire, or a winter tire that can handle Canadian snow, we’ve got the selection you need. Our tire experts will help you find the right tire for your vehicle and ensure perfect installation.
The check engine light on your dashboard can indicate any one of several possible issues with your vehicle. At Supreme Lube we have the tools to determine the exact problem and give you recommendations on the next step.