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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Summer Is Here! Is Your Subaru Forester Ready for a Road Trip?

Summer Is Here! Is Your Subaru Forester Ready for a Road Trip?

It’s summertime – and for many Canadians, that means taking at least one road trip. If you’re planning to take a seasonal journey on the open road, you’ll need to be sure your Forester is ready for some extended driving time. Once you know your vehicle is ready for the road, you can enjoy your summer vacation without worrying about worn brakes, tires, or other vital parts. Whether you’re going away for one weekend or a few weeks, one of the best ways to prepare for your trip is taking your vehicle to a trustworthy Abbotsford mechanic for a maintenance check. Checking the Brakes for Wear The brake system is one component of your car that should never be neglected. In order to ensure your safety, as well as the safety of your passengers and others on the road, the brakes on your vehicle must be kept in top condition. The brake pads should be thick enough to ensure c ... read more

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It’s Road Trip Season – How to Prepare Your Subaru Outback for Some Time on the Road

It’s Road Trip Season – How to Prepare Your Subaru Outback for Some Time on the Road

Countless people look forward all year to going on a road trip or two during the summer months. If you’ve been counting the days until you can get out on the road in your Outback, you should schedule a maintenance visit with your mechanic. Doing this before your trip may help to prevent a variety of mishaps while you’re on a summer getaway. By preparing your vehicle properly, you may also avoid paying for costly and preventable repairs. A local, reputable mechanic at Collins Automotive can take a look at your vehicle, so you can go on your road trip with peace of mind. Check the Lights All the lights in your vehicle should be working anytime you’re driving it, but this is especially true when you are on a road trip. A mechanic may look at the headlights and running lights to be sure they are working properly. The turn signals should also be examined for functio ... read more

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Summer Maintenance Visits – What Subaru Impreza Owners Should Know

Summer Maintenance Visits – What Subaru Impreza Owners Should Know

GSubaru Imprezaetting seasonal maintenance checks is important to the life of any vehicle, including the Impreza. Many car owners understand the significance of having their cars serviced before the winter season, but summer maintenance visits are just as essential. You may drive your car more in the summertime, which can lead to the inevitable wear and tear of various parts. Instead of waiting for problems to manifest, you might consider taking your car in for a summer maintenance visit with a great, local mechanic at Collins Automotive. Depending on the age and condition of your vehicle, a technician may examine a wide range of systems and components during a maintenance check. Tire Maintenance The tires on your vehicle should always be checked before you do the majority of your summer driving. A professional at Collins can inspect the wear, tread, and pressure of your tires, so you are as safe as possible when out on the road. Certain signs of wear may indica ... read more

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Taking a Road Trip? Be Sure Your Subaru Legacy Is Ready for Your Next Adventure

Taking a Road Trip? Be Sure Your Subaru Legacy Is Ready for Your Next Adventure

Road trips are a major highlight of the summer season for a great number of Subaru drivers and their families. However, preparing your car for your summertime adventures is important. Taking your Legacy to a mechanic for a summer maintenance check could be one of the best ways to get ready for any trip. When you have access to a local, knowledgeable mechanic in Abbotsford, you can be sure that your vehicle is able to take you anywhere you wish to go. Belts and Hoses One of the first ways that your mechanic may prepare your vehicle for summer is by checking the belts and hoses. The belts may be examined for excessive wear, and they can be replaced if necessary. A belt that snaps could leave you stranded on the road with an overheated radiator. Hoses need to be inspected for faulty conne ... read more

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