Archive for the ‘Service’ Category
What are the Oil Change Intervals Using Synthetic Oil?
Most of us are familiar with conventional engine oil, but some vehicles nowadays can take synthetic options – including a few new Toyota models! Synthetic oil lacks additives and impurities, so it typically doesn’t need to be changed out quite as often as conventional oil. But just how often does it need to be done?(more…)
Winter Preparation Check List for Your Toyota or Honda Vehicle
The winter season is almost here, and depending on where you are located, you may have even seen some snow already. With that being said, now is the time to get your vehicle prepped so it can provide optimal performance and stay dependable during the cold months ahead. To ensure that you don’t forget anything, we have created a checklist for you: (more…)
Which Brand of Oil Should I Be Using for My Toyota or Honda Vehicle?
Are you new to vehicle ownership and not sure what to do for maintenance? While no one expects you to take the vehicle completely apart and then put it back together again, you should be able to do a few basic tasks like checking and topping off the oil. Checking and topping the oil is extremely easy, but shopping for the right kind of oil can be challenging if you don’t know what you’re doing. (more…)
How to Repair a Car Scratch Using Nail Polish
Here at Allan Nott, we see many of our customers come in with fingernails that are painted in a gorgeous array of colors – many of which remind us of the fun and stylish color options available for our Honda and Toyota vehicles. But did you know that nail polish can do more than just make your fingernails and toenails look pretty? It can also help cover up a nasty scratch on your vehicle! (more…)
Ways to Protect Your Garage Floor from Vehicle Fluid Leaks
Have you noticed that your vehicle starting to leak? While we recommend that you come to the in-house service center here at Allan Nott and have it repaired, we understand that life can be hectic and you might not be overly worried if it is just a drip (but if it is brake fluid, tow your vehicle to us ASAP). While your vehicle may still be able to perform just fine with a slight leak, you may be a little concerned about that fluid getting on the floor of your garage. Automotive fluids are notorious for leaving stains on concrete. Those stains will look horrible and can potentially bring down the value of your home. And replacing that concrete can cost a small fortune! Luckily, there are a couple things you can use to protect your garage floor until you have your vehicle serviced. (more…)
Basic Car Repair Tools for DIY Maintenance
Many drivers are pretty handy when it comes to basic repairs for their Toyota or Honda. This skill is great because it gets you out of the house (or out of your wife’s hair when she wants to invite her friends over for wine and gossip). And it can save you money! Of course, it helps to have the right tools so you can get those maintenance tasks done quickly and correctly. Let’s build up the perfect kit of basic car tools! (more…)
What should you do if your car overheats?
There are a number of problems that can happen to your vehicle, especially while you are driving. One such problem that is fairly common is when your vehicle’s engine overheats. But, what should you do if your car overheats? We have some quick tips that can help you prevent and deal with an overheating engine. (more…)