Is regular vehicle maintenance low on your priority list? Under our Why Care pages you will find information on why investing in service and repairs is an investment in keeping your car or truck safe and reliable in addition to saving you money and protecting the environment.
Dependability and Safety
Over the last 40 years, vehicle engineering standards have been dramatically improved to reduce collision fatalities and ensure safer Canadian roads, but over time and with wear and tear these safety features can be compromised. You wouldn’t drive a car without seat belts and air bags, so why would you drive one with soft brakes and worn out struts? Your vehicle is designed to work safely and maintain proper contact with the road to give you maximum control, but if you don’t maintain your car, you’re increasing your chance of breaking down on the side of the road or getting into a collision, both of which can have disastrous consequences.
Bringing your vehicle in to a licensed technician for regular inspections is just as important as fastening your seat belt when it comes to keeping you and your family safe on the road. Learn more here.
Spending money to save money? It may seem like an unlikely scenario, but when it comes to vehicle care, it is true. Your car or truck was designed to function at its optimum based on well-built and engineered parts and systems. When your vehicle is properly maintained, you get better gas mileage, you are protecting your investment should you decide to resell, and you avoid large, costly break-downs with large repair and replacement bills. In addition, statistics show more Canadians are driving their vehicles longer – the average Canadian vehicle is 9.3 years-old. By ensuring it is well-maintained, your vehicle will be on the roads that much longer. Learn more here.
Protecting the Environment
According to Environment Canada, passenger cars and light-duty trucks produce 13 per cent of all carbon dioxide emissions in Canada, and the average light-duty vehicle produces roughly three times its weight in carbon dioxide emissions every year by burning fuel.
Experts have credited initiatives like provincial emissions testing programs with reductions of primary pollutants. In addition, emission testing programs have been proven to have numerous other positive impacts on the environment and air quality, including:reduced smog-causing emissions of nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons, reduced particulate matter; reduced emissions of carbon monoxide; and reduced emissions of carbon dioxide. Learn more here.
Tell Us Why YOU Care!
“When I get in my vehicle, I know my family is safe. I have peace of mind, and can focus on what really matters.” – Frank Liu, Ajax, ON