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Repair & Preventative Maintenance Services for Burnaby, BC

Bring in your vehicle, and we will provide inspection, tune-up and maintenance services to keep it running in good condition longer. KMF Automotive is your one stop for preventative maintenance in Burnaby. Our regular auto care services include:
  • Change oil and filter
  • Check all fluids
  • Check tire pressure
  • Check all belts and hoses
  • Lubricate chassis
  • Replace plugs, points, cap, rotor and all necessary tune-up and emission items
  • Check brakes and wheel bearings
  • Check and adjust valves of rocker-type arm
  • Check all belts including timing belt
  • Check temperature for engine thermostat
  • Check for leaks and other problems
  • Replace all filters (air, fuel, PCV)
  • Inspect cooling system hoses and fluid for cleanliness

Brake Repair, Clutch Repair and More in Burnaby
KMF Automotive is the expert on all preventative car maintenance, but we can also provide you with repair services when things go wrong. Our team is highly qualified to complete any car repairs you may need. When it comes to brakes and your car’s clutch, you need a professional you can trust to get the job done correctly. Both of these are important components to your car and in keeping you and your passengers safe. Trust KMF Automotive for your brake repair and clutch repair in Burnaby.

Preventative Maintenance
There are some preventative measures you can take yourself to protect your car. It is important to keep an eye on all fluid levels, tires and belts in order to ensure your car is in the best shape. Below you’ll find some helpful tips on how to care for your car the right away. If you have additional questions or need help with the service of your car be sure to contact KMF Automotive.

Air Filter
Check the air filter every other month. Replace it when it’s dirty or as part of a tune-up. It is easy to reach, right under the big metal “lid”, in a carbureted engine, or in a rectangular box at the forward end of the air duct hose assembly.

Check the antifreeze/coolant level weekly. Some cars have transparent reservoirs with level markings. Fill to level marking with 50/50 solution of antifreeze and water. Caution: Do not remove the pressure cap when engine is hot. Use extreme caution when handling a battery since it can produce explosive gases. Do not smoke, create a spark or light a match near a battery and always wear protective glasses and gloves. Have it checked with every oil change. Cables should be attached securely and be free of corrosion. If battery has filler holes, add only clear odourless drinking water.

Belts & Hoses
Inspect belts and hoses monthly. Replace worn, glazed or frayed belts. Tighten them when more than 1/2” of slack can be depressed between the pulleys. Vehicles with spring belt tensioners require no adjustment. Replace bulging, rotten or brittle hoses and tighten clamps. If a hose looks bad, or feels too soft or too hard, it should be replaced.

Brake Fluid
Check brake fluid monthly. First, wipe dirt from the brake master cylinder reservoir lid. Pry off the retainer clip and remove the lid or unscrew plastic lid, depending on which type your vehicle has. If you need fluid, add the approved type and check for possible leaks throughout the system. Fill to mark on reservoir. Caution: Do Not Overfill.

Engine Oil

Check oil every other fill up. Remove the dipstick; wipe it clean. Insert it fully, and remove it again. If it is low, add oil. To maintain peak performance, change oil every 3,000 miles or 3 months, whichever comes first. Replace oil filter with every oil change.

Look underneath for loose or broken exhaust clamps and supports. Check for holes in muffler or pipes. Replace rusted or damaged parts. Have emission checked at least once per year for compliance with local laws.

Be sure all your lights are clean and working, including brake lights, turn signals and emergency flashers. Keep spare bulbs and fuses in your vehicle.

Power Steering Fluid
Check power steering fluid level once per month. Simply remove the reservoir dipstick. If the level is down, add fluid and inspect the pump and hoses for leaks.

Shock Absorbers
Look for signs of oil seepage on shock absorbers, test shock action by bouncing the car up and down. The car should stop bouncing when you step back. Worn or leaking shocks should be replaced. Always replace shock absorbers in pairs.

Keep tires inflated to recommended pressure (it helps to own your own gauge). Check for cuts, bulges and excessive tread wear. Uneven wear indicates tires are misaligned or out of balance. Keep a record of tire rotation. Rotate at the first 5,000 miles and every 7,500 miles thereafter.

Transmission Fluid
Check transmission fluid monthly with engine warm and running, and parking brake on. Shift to drive, then to park. Remove dipstick, wipe dry, insert it and remove it again. Add the approved type of fluid, if needed. Caution: Do Not Overfill!

Wiper Blades
Inspect windshield wiper blades whenever you clean your windshield. Do not wait until rubber is worn or brittle to replace them. Wiper blades should be replaced at least once per year, and more often if smearing or chattering occurs.

Washer Fluid
Keep windshield washer fluid reservoir full. When topping off, use some windshield washer fluid on a rag to clean off the wiper blades. In the winter months, pay attention to the freezing point of the washer fluid.

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