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Fuel ServiceOutpace rapidly rising fuel prices. Drive safer, reduce your vehicle emissions and make sure your engine performs when you need performance.

Coolant FlushCooling system failure is the leading cause of mechanical breakdown. If your cooling system fails, your engine and transmission could suffer major stress-related damage.

Power SteeringNeglect your power steering fluid and the results can be poor handling, sluggish steering and “steering squeal”.

Make Wynn’s Power Steering Service part of your normal maintenance schedule.

Transmission ServiceMore than 90% of all automatic transmission failures are linked to fluid overheating or contamination. Wynn’s Transmission Service safely exchanges virtually all dirty fluid and contaminates for new fluid to help extend the life of your transmission.

check-engine-lightThere are many sensors and computerized components that manage your vehicles engine performance and emissions. When one of these fail, the “check engine” light is illuminated. Although your car may seem to be running fine, it is important to have the issue addressed to prevent any long term problems.

Some of the reasons your check engine light would be on:

  • Faulty Oxygen Sensor
  • Loose or Faulty Gas Cap
  • Replace Catalytic Converter
  • Faulty Mass Airflow Sensor
  • Bad Spar [...]

Spark PlugsFor maximum fuel economy and peak engine performance, your spark plugs should be replaced every 40,000km; unless your vehicle is equipped with platinum tipped spark plugs then the recommended interval is approximately every 100,000km or higher.

Oil ChangeYou should get your oil changed every 6000- 8000km depending on the type of oil used or as recommended by your vehicle’s owner manual.

Timing BeltYES. The failure of a timing belt in many cars can result in major engine damage. The cost of repairing an engine with a broken timing belt is much greater the cost of a timing belt  replacement.

FusesNot only will using a fuse with more amps not solve the problem, it is likely to cause a whole host of other, more significant problems.  Fuses are present to protect the components of the electrical system.   Rather than destroying the circuit when there is a surge of power, the fuse blows to protect it.  If the fuse keeps blowing, it is an indication that there is a problem in the electrical system.  If you use a fuse with the wrong amperage, the fuse won’t blow as intended, damaging the circuit and resulting in a much larger repair bill.  Rather than risk blowing the circuit, take the car to a repair shop to determine what is causing the fuse to repeatedly blow.

sludgeDid you know your driving habits can affect how your engine oil performs? Short distances, such as city stop and go driving can cause condensation to form in an engine that doesn’t reach operating temperature. This can cause particles in the oil to become deposits in the engine, which can build up over time. These deposits restrict the flow of oil and can prevent it from doing its job well.

As part of your preventative maintenance schedule an engine flush can clear out these deposits to open narrow oil passages clogged by gunk that’s been floating around in the oil. Releasing these deposits and allowing oil to flow freely saves wear and tear on the engine and keeps p [...]

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