Oil Change

Consistent oil change is one of the easiest ways to extend the life expectancy of your engine. This simple action also helps reduce any potential friction in you engine while keeping it clean.

Engine oil guards your car from multiple things such as wear and heating. The oil will act as a protection shield and avoid metal from rubbing against each other. Besides, it will keep your engine temperature down during the combustion process. Furthermore, the oil will also cleanse your motor, thus, reducing the accumulation of mud.

We will also help you determine which oil type is best for you, according to the car's manufacturer. Some trucks are still designed for the conventional oil. It is very crude but nevertheless refined. On the other hand, synthetic oil does the job however, it has been manufactured to withstand much more extreme environments. It is steady in very cold climate as long as maintaining its fluidity during the hot months of summer.

As a general rule of thumb, oil change should be scheduled every 5000 kilometers. It can also be done more frequently, depending on your car's operational situations.

Please contact us for more information.

Brake Adjustment

Poor brake adjustment is one of the most common cause behind brake failure. Any properly adjusted brake should only have ½ inch of slack. This adds up to 2 inches of reserve chamber stroke. However, when the slack reaches 1 inch, this is when you must come in to get it adjusted. Additionally, the Ontario Highway Traffic demands regular check of breaks and slack adjusters before any major trip.

At Popular Tire, our staff is trained to maintain all accompanying break system components. As a result, if you experience any symptoms such as squealing sounds or loose break pedals, please do not hesitate to contact us. This is primordial for your safety along with the safety of other drivers on the road.

Grease Job

A grease job makes a big difference. It is easier to seal, thus minimizing the emollient's leakage. Grease is generally a mixture of base oil and added thickener. Consequently, its new properties allow it to withstand higher temperatures. Since your truck is mostly exposed to heavy and thrust loads, greasing helps to guard the gears and combat friction. Moreover, it protects the metal contact points against deterioration. Lastly, greasing the chassis of your truck repels water, thus, preventing oxidation.

Popular Tire offers one of the best greasing services in the area. Our service is quick and efficient. Additionally, we only use top grade products.

Clutch Adjustment

This service is necessary to adjust the free play between the clutch operating lever and the foot pedal. A clutch adjustment also helps protect the friction plate and avoid clutch drag. Moreover, just like break linings, clutch discs slowly wear out with daily operation. It is universally recommended to adjust the clutch every 6 000 to 10 000 kilometers or in case of failure.

Warning Signs:

  • Clutch fails to release
  • Slipping
  • Ratting
  • Rigid pedal effort
  • Noisy
  • Pedal stays on the floor

If you experience any of these indications, please contact us as soon as possible.

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