Brake Repair Services

Brakes are the most critical component of any car. Your safety – and that of your passengers – is paramount. Heat caused via friction when braking will gradually wear brake pads, as well as the other key components, resulting in sub-optimal performance when the brakes are applied. If you notice a squeaking or grinding sound, or your vehicle pulls to one side, you need to visit a mechanic. Equally, if the brake feels spongy when you press down, there could be an air-pocket in the hydraulics.

A vehicle’s computer system will sometimes highlight the underlying issue before symptoms appear; however, noises are often the first signal of a problem. The sooner you fix the cause; the cheaper the fix will be. Plus, your car will remain safe!

Axle, CV Joint, Driveshaft Repair

The axel, CV joint and driveshaft are vital for the high-performance of your vehicle. Should these components show any signs of wear, you may experience difficulty when turning, hear clicking or clunking sounds towards the front of the engine, or suffer from unexplained vibrations as you accelerate.

Different vehicles contain different configurations so, if your automobile is suffering from any of these symptoms, it may be that you require axle, CV joint or driveshaft maintenance or repair.

Belt & Hoses

The belts and hoses link to many of the vehicle’s internal services – from the cooling system to the air-conditioning, the charging systems to the engine. Should a belt show signs of wear or one of the hoses be leaking coolant, you may require routine maintenance or the replacement of the component itself. The heat and motion of the engine can result in severe degradation, so it pays to keep a regular check on these parts.

Squeaking, scratching and grinding are common symptoms when failure is imminent, while a hot engine, a dashboard light, air-conditioning problems or loss of power are clearer signals of an underlying issue. These components are difficult to inspect visually, so routine maintenance is recommended, particularly during the warmer summer months when rubber degrades more quickly.

Climate Control Systems

The climate control system requires routine flushing to ensure optimal seasonal performance. Should you notice that cold air no longer flows when the air-conditioning is on, or that the heating is malfunctioning, it’s time to schedule routine maintenance.

Regular servicing will avoid costly repairs down the line, while your manufacturer’s manual should provide a recommended service frequency.

Differential Repair

The differential transfers the engine power to the wheels while adjusting wheel speeds as the car turns a corner. This is vital for maintaining control. Loss of differential control would result in bumpy, uncontrolled turns and be very dangerous.

Drivers should schedule regular maintenance to review performance of the differential systems, especially if you drive on a less stable terrain. Part of the routine maintenance includes replacing differential fluid, which can help avoid unwanted noise, wearing of the gears or difficulties with the wheel bearings.

Cooling System Repair

The cooling system is critical to the engine’s function, as it removes heat from the centre of your vehicle. Excess heat could cause the vehicle to break down, or a much more severe outcome.

As the antifreeze that circulates the engine ages, it can lose its efficacy and corrode the internal systems. Therefore, it is essential to flush and replace old antifreeze on a regular basis. At the same time, check that the radiator fan is functioning correctly as an issue could result in the engine overheating or engine failure.

Electrical and Electronic Systems

Modern cars are becoming increasingly sophisticated, with onboard electronics powering the numerous systems and information flow. Should wiring become loose, fuses break, or a connection fail, the performance of your car will suffer significantly.

Our sophisticated diagnostic technology can quickly identify the cause of any electrical failure, avoiding expensive fixes or the risk of your car being rendered inoperable. Any intermittent electrical service is easily fixed by our expert team, who will isolate the issue and work quickly to implement a solution.

Engine Diagnostics Performance

Since 1996, every vehicle includes an onboard diagnostics system that continually monitors engine performance, relaying information back to a central server. If the ‘check engine’ dashboard light illuminates, it is vital you seek expert mechanical advice. Similarly, rough idling, frequent stalling, or unstable acceleration may also be signs that you need to visit a specialist mechanic. An engine diagnostics performance test will identify the exact nature of the problem, allowing the mechanic to find the right solution.

Frequent performance tests can also surface further unidentified issues – such as ageing spark plugs, issues with belts and hoses, or excessive emission production – fixing problems before a more severe event occurs. Such tests will work wonders in extending the health and life of your car’s engine, as well as saving you expensive mechanical bills in the future.

Safety Inspection Service

Reliance Auto Mechanic is a licensed MTO Vehicle Inspection Station. Reliance Auto Mechanic technicians follow strict guidelines when expertly performing provincially regulated inspections on all vehicles for both safety Inspections. Many provinces and local authorities require safety inspections to determine if vehicle meets provincial safety standards before buying, selling or transferring a vehicle.

General Service Schedule

A regular service schedule can help keep your car running it’s best. Most of the checks and services described below can be done at little or no cost. Best of all, they are quick and easy to do.

Check Frequently

  • Dashboard Indicator Lights On

  • Lights

  • Tire Inflation and Condition

  • Windshield Washer Fluid

  • Engine Oil Level

 

Check Every 3 Months/ 5000 KM

  • Automatic Transmission Fluid

  • Battery and Cables

  • Belts

  • Dashboard Indicator Light On

  • Engine Air Filter

  • Engine Oil

  • Exhaust

  • Hoses

  • Lights

  • Power Steering Fluid

  • Tire Inflation and Condition

  • Windshield Washer Fluid

 

Check Every 6 Months/10,000 KM

  • Automatic Transmission Fluid

  • Battery and Cables

  • Belts

  • Chassis Lubrication

  • Dashboard Indicator Light On

  • Engine Air Filter

  • Engine Oil

  • Exhaust

  • Hoses

  • Lights

  • Power Steering Fluid

  • Tire Inflation and Condition

  • Windshield Washer Fluid

  • Wiper Blades

Check Every 9 Months/ 15,000 KM

  • Automatic Transmission Fluid

  • Battery and Cables

  • Belts

  • Dashboard Indicator Light On

  • Engine Air Filter

  • Engine Oil

  • Exhaust

  • Hoses

  • Lights

  • Power Steering Fluid

  • Tire Inflation and Condition

  • Windshield Washer Fluid

 

Check every 12 Months/ 20,000 KM

  • Automatic Transmission Fluid

  • Battery and Cables

  • Belts

  • Brakes

  • Cabin Air Filter

  • Chassis Lubrication

  • Dashboard Indicator Light On

  • Coolant (Antifreeze)

  • Engine Air Filter

  • Engine Oil

  • Exhaust

  • Hoses

  • Lights

  • Power Steering Fluid

  • Steering and Suspension

  • Tire Inflation and Condition

  • Wheel Alignment

  • Windshield Washer Fluid

  • Wiper Blades