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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Checking the Tires on Your BMW – Why This Is So Important in the Fall

Checking the Tires on Your BMW – Why This Is So Important in the Fall

When the weather is cold and wet, you need to be sure the tires on your BMW are in top condition. When you take your vehicle in for a seasonal maintenance inspection, a technician will likely examine a variety of checkpoints related to your tires. When your vehicle is inspected by a local, knowledgeable mechanic at Collins Automotive in Abbotsford, you can ensure that your BMW is given the attention it needs to function optimally. The Importance of Tire Pressure Many people are unaware that cold weather can lower the pressure in a vehicle’s tires. If you wait until your car’s dashboard warning light comes on to check the tire pressure, your tires and wheels may have already sustained preventable damage. As a rule, you should check the pressure in your car’s tires approximately once each month. This is al ... read more

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Are Your Volvo’s Brakes Ready for Autumn?

Are Your Volvo’s Brakes Ready for Autumn?

Fall and winter bring rain, snow, and ice to the Volvo drivers of Abbotsford. Before the roads are very wet and slippery, you may want to have your brake system checked. By getting your brakes inspected before the weather is extreme, you could prevent a collision from occurring. Be sure to have this important maintenance task performed by a reputable, local mechanic in Abbotsford, such as one of the trained technicians at Collins Automotive. Be Aware of Unusual Noises If you’re not sure whether you should take your vehicle in for a brake system inspection, think about whether you've recently noticed any warning signs that may signal that such an inspection is necessary. Listen for sounds that you don’t normally hear, such as squealing, clicking, or grinding coming from the brake area. Such noises may all be signs of ... read more

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Taking an Autumn Road Trip in Your Subaru? How to Prepare Your Vehicle for the Road

Taking an Autumn Road Trip in Your Subaru? How to Prepare Your Vehicle for the Road

A road trip in the fall can be an amazing experience, but don’t forget to prepare your Subaru for the journey. Before you head out on the open road to view the gorgeous autumn foliage, you may need to take your vehicle in for some routine seasonal maintenance. This is a great time of year to schedule a maintenance visit – you’ll want your car to be in optimal condition as you navigate the roads during the cold and wet months of fall and winter. If you plan to take a road trip, you should schedule your car’s maintenance check now, so you don’t experience a breakdown or collision when you’re traveling. When you take your Subaru to a local, dependable repair shop in Abbotsford (like Collins Automotive), you can be confident that your vehicle will get the attention it needs. Checking or Changing the Coolant The coolant in your car is vital to the engine’s performance, so this should be checked during a seasonal inspection. A mechanic might first examine the level ... read more

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Why Your Volkswagen Needs a Maintenance Check for the Fall Season

Why Your Volkswagen Needs a Maintenance Check for the Fall Season

It’s always a good idea to have your Volkswagen checked for the winter months, but did you know that getting it checked for autumn could help you to save money on expensive (and preventable) repairs? Your vehicle may have experienced much wear and tear during the summer road trip season, and it may have developed problems that are not yet obvious to you. If such issues are allowed to evolve over the fall season, you could be faced with costly repairs before winter. Instead of letting this happen, you might consider a fall preventative maintenance visit. A trustworthy Abbotsford mechanic at Collins Automotive can inspect your Volkswagen’s potential trouble areas, so you can drive safely and confidently on the roads this fall. The following are a few of the maintenance tasks that your mechanic may perform on your vehicle. Flushing the Anti-Freeze Your car generally needs anti-freeze/coolant to run properly. A technician may check to be sure your car has enough ant ... read more

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