Affordable Auto Repair and Maintenance
Keeping your car well-maintained is important. Regular maintenance makes parts last longer and thereby saving you money in the long run. More importantly, proper maintenance ensures that your vehicle is safe to ride in.
We offer diagnostics, major and minor repairs, including services for following car systems:
Steering, Shocks, Struts, and Suspension
Radiator and Cooling System
Fuel System and Fuel Injection
Exhausts and Mufflers
Batteries, Alternators, Starters, and Electrical
Lube, Oil, and Filters
Heating and Air-Conditioning System
Our Service Centre also performs provincial safety inspections, as well as pre-purchase and maintenance inspections.
Extending the Life of Your Vehicle with Regular Maintenance
Clancy’s Service Centre employs only industry trained and honest technicians to service your vehicle. Above all, you get to decide what work is done on your car. Here are some of the maintenance services we offer.
Oil and Filter Change
Change engine oil and filter every 5,000 km to 8,000 km. We inspect all lights, fluid levels, tires and pressures, belts and hoses, air filter and battery with our oil & filter courtesy inspection.
Check Engine Light
The Check Engine Light (which is actually the Malfunction Indicator Lamp or MIL) alerts you when an emissions-related problem occurs with the engine control system or emission controls on your vehicle. Depending on the nature of the problem the Check Engine Light may come on and remain on continuously or flash. Some intermittent problems will make the Check Engine Light come on only while the fault is occurring (such as engine misfire). The Check Engine light usually remains on once a fault has been detected and will remain on to remind you that a problem has occurred that needs to be investigated. An illuminated Check Engine Light can be annoying because you don’t know what’s wrong and whether or not the problem might be a serious one or just a minor fault. There is no way to know what the problem is until you plug a scan tool into the vehicle’s diagnostic connector and read out the code(s) that turned the light on. If no other warning lights are on and the engine seems to be running normally (no unusual noises, smells, vibrations, etc.), you can assume the fault that is causing the Check Engine Light to come on is probably minor and won’t hinder your ability to continue driving. But if other warning lights are on, you should probably stop and investigate the problem.
Fuel efficiency can go down by as much as 30% with a fouled spark plug. Our technicians will follow the service schedules listed in your vehicle owner’s manual when performing this service.
Fuel Filter Change
This is done every 15,000 km (up to 50,000 km depending on your vehicle) to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.
Transmission Fluid and Filter Change
The transmission filter removes dirt and foreign matter from the transmission and transaxle fluid. To ensure that the precision-crafted components of your transmission system are free of impurities, change the fluid and filter every 50,000 to 80,000 km.
Transmission and Differential Fluid Level Check
Our technicians will verify that the manual transmission fluid level is in accordance with what is specified in your owner’s manual. The same is done with the differential (rear-end) fluid level.
Suspension System Inspection
This involves inspecting the suspension system and the chassis. This can extend the life of the moving components of the suspension system as well as your car’s tires.
Inspect your wiper blades for cracks or tears and if they are in contact with the windshield. Blades should be replaced yearly or if smearing begins.
Underinflated tires cause your car to use up more fuel. As such, you should check your tire’s inflation at least once a month. Be sure to verify in your car owners manual what the correct inflation pressure is.
Signals, Lights, and Flashers
Inspect your vehicle’s headlights, brake lights, turn signals and emergency flashers as often as possible. Is your car’s check engine light blinking? Contact us today at 705-878-1596 so we can take a look at it. You can also reach us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accredited Test and Repair Facility
By law, certain cars, vans, trucks, motor homes and buses must pass a Drive Clean Test before they can be licensed to be driven on city roads. The test determines if your vehicle meets Ontario’s emissions standards. This test is only conducted in accredited Drive Clean Test or Test and Repair facilities like Clancy’s Service Centre.
When to Get Your Vehicle Tested
Generally, you need to get your car tested every two years once your vehicle is seven years old. Larger, heavy-duty vehicles are required to undergo this test every year, starting on their seventh year of use or when vehicle ownership is transferred. The Ministry of Transportation will notify you when your vehicle needs to go through an emissions test. The notification usually accompanies your registration renewal documents whether it be online or via mail. Get your vehicle’s Drive Clean Test and repair history. Want to find out if your car meets the Ontario’s emission standards? Contact us today to book an appointment. You can also call us at 705-878-1596 or email us at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Keep Your Tires in Tip-Top Shape
Tires are one of the frequently serviced parts of a car. Whether you need a new set of tires or need more advanced tire services, we have you covered. Clancy’s Service Centre offers tires from known brands, as well as tire balancing and tire rotation services. We help you keep your wheels on track.
The weight of your vehicle is distributed among its tires. However, this distribution is not uniform. Depending on where the engine is placed, there can be more weight on the front wheels or the rear wheels. The tires carrying more weight will then wear out faster than those with a lighter load.
Over time, tires will start to become slightly unbalanced. This causes them to wobble slightly and cause unwanted vibrations at high speeds. Our tire balancing service corrects the tires to remove this vibration. This ensures you get a smoother and safer ride.
TPMS Diagnosis and Servicing
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is a great safety feature that can alert the driver if a tire is low or flat using an electronic sensor.
Brands We Carry
Clancy’s Service Centre offers a selection of all season and winter tires including tire and rim packages to suit your vehicle’s needs. Below are some of the manufacturer’s tires we offer. Speak with one of our staff today at 705-878-1596 to find out more about our complete tire services. We can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org for further inquiries.
Ensuring Your Brakes Are Fully Functional
The safety of our customers is important to us. For this reason, we offer repair and maintenance services to maintain the dependability of your car’s brake system. With our help, you can drive with peace of mind knowing your brakes have the power to stop the vehicle safely.
Signs Your Brakes Are Giving Out
The last thing you want to find out while driving is that your brakes have stopped working. Brakes on the edge of failing will constantly make a squealing or grinding sound when applied. Additionally, you will notice your car fading to one side when braking. Another giveaway is if your brake pedal feels spongy or is slow to respond. If you notice these signs, then call or bring in your car to Clancy’s Service Centre as soon as possible.
We Stop at Nothing to Ensure Your Safety
We offer a range of brake services to help keep you safe on the road. Our brake experts can diagnose traditional brake systems as well as ABS (Anti-lock Brake Systems). Whether your car needs to have brake pads replaced, calipers serviced or brake fluid replenished, we have you covered.
Don’t put yourself and your passengers at risk. Contact us today at 705-878-1596 or email@example.com to get your brakes checked or repaired!
Wheel Alignment – Helping Your Wheels Stay on Track
Clancy’s Service Centre can help you stay in control of your vehicle with our alignment services. With precision equipment at our disposal, we can set your vehicle’s alignment straight so you can drive safely. Drive by our Service Centre today to get your car inspected.
Causes and Signs of Misaligned Wheels
The wheels of your car tend to get misaligned over time just from regular use. However, certain activities can worsen the issue. These include driving over potholes, going through rough roads and hitting curbs, among other minor road mishaps. You will know you have misaligned wheels when your vehicle starts to veer. This can happen either to the left or to the right, even on a straight road. Another indication of this issue is uneven wear on your tires.
Why Choose Us for Alignment Service
At our Service Centre, we will inspect the alignment of your vehicle. We do this using the latest technology and techniques. Our trained technicians will then set the alignment of your vehicle back to the manufacturer’s specifications. Wheel alignment has numerous benefits. This includes having better control over your car. It will also help make your tires last longer while giving you and your passengers a smoother ride and also improves fuel mileage. Is your car veering left or right while driving? Contact us today at 705-878-1596 so we can take a look. You can also schedule an appointment by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great Savings on Your Vehicle Maintenance
From time to time, we offer special promotions and discounts on our vehicle repair and maintenance services. Our current promotions are:
In addition to these great savings we also offer:
- Courtesy shuttle
- Free Wi-Fi in the waiting room
- Free coffee in our large and clean waiting area