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This summer we plan to visit family quite a bit, so the first thing I need to ensure is that my car is in tip top shape. Sometimes you don’t have the choice of being at a standstill when traffic issues block your way, but you definitely don’t want to have your trip come to a standstill due to some easy preventative maintenance you could have done beforehand.
And who really wants to be sitting in the dealership during their summer break? If you can do a few of the maintenance items in the comfort of your own driveway, you can at least enjoy the sunshine while you are doing it. So head on over to your local Canadian Tire.
One of the first maintenance items you need to check off your list is ensure your the oil in your car is clean and up to date. Your local Canadian Tire will have all the items you need including Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ Motor Oil for your at home oil change. Quaker State is a great oil but also a great price especially at Canadian Tire.
When it comes the oil in your car, it isn’t something you want to skimp on quality. Quaker State oil helps your car get through all those kilometres of stop-and-go traffic, the idling and extreme temperatures that are a true test of toughness. Quaker States tests its oil in all of these conditions and also in taxi fleets across North America to ensure it delivers even more protection for your car. Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ Motor Oil has been proven to deliver twice the protection of the industry standard. Your car is not a small investment, so you want to ensure have an oil to protect your car.
Be sure when you are at Canadian Tire you pick up any other of the items you may need for your oil change. It’s your one stop shopping store and the last thing you want is to be part way thru your oil change and find you don’t have everything you need. Doing your own oil change isn’t as easy as just pouring oil into your car, and you need to ensure you following all the safety steps like ensuring you have something blocking your rear tires to prevent it rolling away when you have it up on the jack. Be sure you consult your car’s manual to ensure you are using the proper oil type for your car. And don’t forget to follow your community guidelines when it come to disposing of your dirty oil.
I always like to do a quick check over of my car to ensure it has everything it needs before we head out of any trip. Making sure that your windshield wipers aren’t coming apart, ensuring you have plenty of wiper fluid, making sure all the lights are working and tires are fully inflated are just a few of the items. I have a little checklist that I keep on hand to make sure that I don’t forget anything.
I go around the car and check off that everything is working and clear so that I can fix anything that needs fixing prior to hitting the road. Fluids, replacement bulbs and wipers are just a few of the many things you can pick up as well at Canadian Tire.
The last thing you want is rain dampening your trip but even more important, you don’t want to be in a situation where driving becomes dangerous due to faults with your car. While you’re at Canadian Tire picking up any of your maintenance needs, you can pick up anything else you might need for your trip. Road snacks are always a treat and if you trip involves a little fishing, don’t forget the worms!
You never know what kind of weather and conditions you’ll come across when travelling so it’s nice that Canadian Tire is Made for Life in Canada.