Central Motor Service

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need winter tires?

Yes, winter tires are far superior than all seasons in the winter months.  Winter tires are not as expensive as most think and will prolong the life of the summer tires. 

When is my car next due for service?

Every car has a different manufacturer maintenance schedule.  The general rule of thumb is every 5000km or three months to have the oil changed.  The cost of an oil change is a fraction of the cost of a major engine repair. 

What should I do about that funny noise?

Sometimes as cars get older noises come and go.  Sometimes the noise stays.  Do not ignore the noise thinking it may go away or be too expensive to fix.  A quick test drive can determine the source of the problem and a possible solution.

Do I need to take my car to the dealership for service?

No, as long as the correct oil is used and the service is done according to the manufactures schedule your warranty is valid.  Keep your receipts and we will record the needed information in your warranty booklet.

How can I improve my gas mileage?

There are many small things that will improve your gas mileage. Here are just a few:

Why should I change my timing belt?

On cars that have a timing belt, if left unchanged, the belt can break causing the car to stop.  Some engines have an interference engine and when not changed major engine damage will occur.  Prevent a costly repair and tow by changing the timing belt at the recommended interval.