Why Choose a TECH-NET Shop?

The Best Choice for Automotive Service & Repairs! TECH-NET PROFESSIONAL AUTO SERVICE® centers are your local independently owned alternative committed to keep your vehicle safe, dependable and well maintained so that you have confidence while traveling on the road.

TECH-NET PROFESSIONAL AUTO SERVICE® centers protect your new car warranty and are committed to providing a successful and pleasant automotive service experience. Our service centers have the equipment, technology, and employ qualified technicians to diagnose and repair your import, domestic or hybrid vehicles when service or repairs are needed. We offer complete confidence in every service performed by providing visual service recommendations that helps explain the service and repairs needed to be performed.

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Service You can Trust

When choosing where to have your vehicle serviced, you have many choices. When you consider the quality of workmanship being performed on your vehicle you’ll find TECH-NET PROFESSIONAL AUTO SERVICE® centers protect your new car warranty and are committed to providing a successful and pleasant automotive service experience.

TECH-NET PROFESSIONAL AUTO SERVICE® centers are your local independently owned alternative when service and repairs are needed on your vehicles and are well known as a full service provider. You will experience well qualified service technicians who are ASE Certified to perform the work needed on your vehicle. TECH-NET PROFESSIONAL AUTO SERVICE® centers stand on sound business principles and uphold the highest ethical standards providing Service You Can Trust for all your vehicle repair needs.

 

Quality Customer Care with Dependable Service

You’ll find these types of services offered by TECH-NET PROFESSIONAL AUTO SERVICE® centers and much more…

  • preventive maintenance services
  • brake services
  • engine tune-up services
  • cooling system services
  • computer diagnostic services
  • engine and transmission services
  • exhaust and suspension services
  • electrical system services
  • climate control services
  • oil and filter service
  • inspection services and much more.

It is our goal to keep your vehicle safe, dependable and well maintained by following the manufacturer service recommendations so that you have confidence while on the road and a worry-free driving experience.

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Why Do You Need to Change the Oil on Your Car?

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If you aren’t familiar with the mechanics of the car, then you might be wondering why oil changes are so essential. The oil is located in the oil pan located at the bottom section of the engine. All of the moving parts of engine need to stay lubricated so that they can move in the right way. The oil keeps these moving part lubricated and functioning correctly.
When oil changes are neglected, then it is possible that the parts won’t move as smoothly, resulting in a situation where the parts wear out faster because of the friction that occurs. Eventually, a lack of oil can lead to complete engine failure.

There are other aspects that are considered during an oil change as well. For example, the oil filter can be replaced in order to keep the oil free of debris and items that can cause it to gunk up. If you don’t replace the oil filter regularly, then it is possible that the area can get clogged preventing the oil from passing through to the engine.

How Often Do You Need an Oil Change On Your Car?

There are differing recommendations on the best schedule for oil changes on your car. The best option is to look at the maintenance schedule that you received from the manufacturer when you purchased the car. If you bought the car used or you didn’t get a copy of the maintenance schedule, then you can contact us at Dundas Automotive and we will gladly look up the information for the make and model of your car.

Commonly, oil changes are needed every 5,000 Kms, or after three months. So, if you drive your car a lot, then you will need to change the oil more frequently in order to keep up with the 5,000 kms rule.
There are several reasons that you should contact us about an oil change:
You have exceeded the required miles or it has been over 4 months since the last oil change
When you check the oil, you see that the levels are low
The maintenance light comes on

If you have to choose just one maintenance service for your car, then it should be an oil change. Generally, this is the most common and necessary type of car maintenance service. Regular oil changes help you to avoid major engine damage. It is easy to have your oil changed, it is a fast service, and very inexpensive.
Scheduling a  Oil Change for Your Car

Most people find a car mechanic by searching for locations near their home, for the convenience of taking their car to a nearby location. You can choose to drop off the car for a few hours, or you can wait in the office while your oil is being changed.
We understand that you are busy, which is why we strive to provide a fast oil change service every time you visit our shop. If you want to work with a mechanic that you can trust, then we invite you to contact us at Dundas Automotive. Many customers call to schedule an appointment, or sometimes our customers will walk in to drop off the car when it is convenient for them.

Types of Oil Change Services that are Available

When you bring in your car for an oil change service, we will talk with you about several options that are available. For example, you can choose between regular or synthetic oil, depending on the needs of your car. We will consider the age of your car, the type of car that you are driving, and any other unique needs that need to be looked at. Many people choose the synthetic oil because it has better lubrication properties and it is a cost effective option since it doesn’t need to be replaced as frequently.

During the oil change service, we will also inspect the other fluids within the car and make sure that everything is in good working order. The Windsor oil change service is a great opportunity for us to get under the hood and see if there is anything else that needs to be addressed.

For more information about the oil change requirements for your car, contact us at Dundas Automotive any time: (519) 455-9470
Regular fluid changes keep your car running smoothly and help prevent costly repairs. Make an online appointment, or stop by your local store today. We'll let you know if your car’s fluids need a refresh

The Right Choice in Automotive Service

The Right Choice in Automotive Service
When choosing where to have your vehicle serviced, you must consider the quality of workmanship being performed. TECH-NET PROFESSIONAL AUTO SERVICE® centers protect your new car warranty and are committed to providing a successful and pleasant automotive service experience. TECH-NET PROFESSIONAL AUTO SERVICE® centers have the equipment and technology to diagnose and repair your import, domestic or hybrid vehicles.

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Maintain your vehicle

Is You Car Ready for Road ?

Nothing goes with cars better than a road trip! When you become free from your daily schedules, and experience the open road – it’s an awesome feeling! But there’s nothing like having car problems to bring that great road trip fun to a grinding halt.

Now you can’t always avoid problems, but you can take steps to reduce the probability of getting sidelined on your trip. Let’s look at some of the auto maintenance related problems you might encounter on a road trip and what you might do to avoid them.

It all starts with a thorough trip inspection by your local TECH-NET PROFESSIONAL AUTO SERVICE® center. Let’s talk about some of the items on the trip inspection checklist.

 

Trip Inspection Checklist

  1. The most common vehicle component to failure is the tires. Of course, you can’t always avoid a road hazard that leads to a flat, but you may be able to head off some maintenance-connected tire problems.A good tire inspection will start with looking over the condition of each tire itself. Are there signs of uneven tire wear? Are the tires properly inflated? Is the tread worn to the point that the tire should be replaced? The answers to these questions may lead to a recommendation to balance or rotate your tires. It may also be time to have an alignment service.
    <br/ > Your brakes should also be inspected based on the manufacturer’s recommendation or as necessary for function as well as to determine how much life is left in your brake pads. You’ll also want to know if it’s time to service your brake fluid. Over time water and contaminants make their way into your brake fluid and the system needs to be flushed, cleaned and filled with fresh fluid.
  2. While looking under your car, your auto technician should also inspect your suspension system for worn or damaged parts. If you need new shocks or struts, you’ll really notice the difference on your trip once you have them replaced.
  3. Now the second most common vehicle failure is the cooling system. It may be time for a coolant exchange or flush. These services remove old fluid that has become corrosive and replaces it with fresh, clean fluid that restores the effectiveness of your cooling system. The cooling system inspection will reveal leaks and weakened hoses. Replacing worn parts, like the radiator cap or water pump may be indicated. Even though cooling system failure is fairly common, it’s easy and relatively inexpensive to prevent with proper maintenance.
  4. Another thing people often overlook is their transmission service. This is very important before a road trip because transmission problems tend to take some time and a lot of money to get fixed. Not the way you want to spend your vacation.
  5. Your technician should also inspect your belts to see if they should be replaced. A failed belt is at best an inconvenience.
  6. You also should give your exhaust system the once over to make sure there aren’t any dangerous leaks that could harm you and your passengers.
  7. Of course, there are the usual things as well. An oil change, engine air filter, fuel system cleaning, and a routine tune up. If you need any of these things, get them done today – the improved fuel economy will be well appreciated on your road trip with less money spent on gas.
  8. If your heater or air conditioning isn’t working as well as you’d like, let your service consultant know. They can easily check to make sure your heater and air conditioning systems are working properly.
  9. Some important items that are often overlooked are power steering service, differential service and timing belt replacement. If these things don’t ring a bell, have your service consultant check to see if they’re due and show you virtually what can happen when any of these services are not performed as recommended by the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedules.
  10. Now while you’re out seeing the sights, you’ll want to make sure you can see the sights. Replace your windshield wipers if they aren’t working well. And don’t forget your headlamps. They gradually lose their brightness and you don’t even realize it. Many people replace their lamps once or twice a year.

All the items mentioned are part of any good vehicle maintenance plan. These are things that you want to take care of anyway, but they all come into focus as you plan for a trip or daily driving. They’ll always save you money in the long run and may prevent inconvenient delays on your travels.

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