AUTO SERVICE

MAINTENANCE / SERVICE

WHY OUR AUTO SERVICES ARE SATISFACTION GUARANTEED

Optimum Auto Service has grown to become one of the only locally owned one stop automotive mechanic shops for performing car repairs and maintenancevehicle inspectionand various tire services in Edmonton.

We specialize in servicing your vehicle from Bumper to Bumper, meaning our clients can drop off their vehicle with the peace of mind that whatever work the vehicle may need, our clients can rest assured that all the work will be completed efficiently and professionally.

Oil Changes

Regular oil changes will help keep your engine running smoothly. We recommend that the oil be changed every 4,000 to 5,000 km for regular oil or 8,000 to 10,000 for synthetic oil. Every oil change includes a complimentary 25 point inspection. Depending on mileage, vehicle age or type, choosing the right oil will make a significant difference in your vehicle’s performance. Horsepower and gas mileage can be improved by using synthetic oil. Our knowledgeable servicemen will advise you as to which oil is best for your vehicle.

Routine scheduled maintenance for all vehicles including tune-ups, multi-point inspections and transmission service is recommended every 30,000km to ensure your vehicle’s efficiency and prevent untimely break-downs.

Tune Ups

Tune Ups can help maximize gas mileage and power and stop hesitation by ensuring your vehicle has the ideal air/fuel mix ratio which can increase the overall life and efficiency of your vehicle. Depending on the mileage and year of your car, a tune-up should generally be performed every 20,000km. Many engine components are inspected and replaced or serviced during a tune-up to ensure efficiency and proper function.

Tune-ups include but are not limited to:

  • Servicing the battery
  • Changing the spark plugs and checking the plug wires
  • Replacing the distributor cap and rotor, if necessary
  • Checking ignition system and timing on select vehicles
  • Making adjustments to valves and inspecting gaskets and replacing if needed
  • Inspecting belts and hoses for wear and replacing them when necessary
  • Checking all fluids and topping them off if needed
  • Changing oil and filter if due
  • Checking and replacing the air filter
  • Replacing the fuel filter

Transmission Service

Your vehicle’s transmission is a device at the back of your engine and sends power from the engine to the wheels. It allows you to easily shift your vehicle into drive, park, or reverse. Today’s transmissions are made up of many components and systems that must work together fluently for your vehicle to operate properly. Whether it is repairing, rebuilding or replacing our professionals have you covered.

Components:

  • Planetary Gear Sets
  • Clutch Packs
  • One-Way Clutch
  • Bands
  • Torque Converter
  • Hydraulic System
  • Oil Pump
  • Valve Body
  • Computer Controls
  • Governor, Vacuum Modulator and Throttle Cable
  • Seals and Gaskets
  • Transmission Flush

AC/Cooling Service

Regular inspection of your cooling system, including all belts and hoses, is important to prevent failure and extensive damage to your engine. Promptly replacing your auto radiator or repairing leaks whenever necessary is critical to prevent over–heating of your engine and keep it functioning cleanly and efficiently.

Drive Belts:

  • Power steering pump
  • Water pump
  • Air conditioning compressor
  • Radiator cooling fan
  • Alternator
  • Timing Belt

Components:

  • Heater Core
  • Thermostat
  • Radiator
  • Heater Switch
  • Blower Motor
  • Blower Motor Switch

Hoses:

  • Heater hose
  • Power steering hose
  • Radiator hose
  • Fuel hose

Wheel Alignments

Poor wheel alignment can cause unnecessary wear on your tires, lower gas mileage, strain on your vehicle’s steering components and decrease in driving safety. A wheel alignment is a simple yet essential service that will get your vehicle driving smoothly, keep you safe and save you money. Allow our professionals to inspect your vehicle to determine if it is in need of a wheel alignment so we can keep you safe on the road.

Wheel System Components:

  • Camber
  • Caster
  • Toe
  • SAI

AUTO REPAIR

WHY OUR AUTO SERVICES ARE SATISFACTION GUARANTEED

Optimum Auto Service has grown to become one of the only locally owned one stop automotive mechanic shops for performing car repairs and maintenancevehicle inspectionand various tire services in Edmonton.

We specialize in servicing your vehicle from Bumper to Bumper, meaning our clients can drop off their vehicle with the peace of mind that whatever work the vehicle may need, our clients can rest assured that all the work will be completed efficiently and professionally.

Windshield Repair

A cracked or broken windshield can be dangerous and distort your view of the road. Bring in your vehicle and we can take care of your windshield replacement for you.

Wiper Blades:
Your wiper blades should always clear off your entire windshield, with no streaks to obscure your vision while driving. Be sure to choose high-quality wipers which should last the entire season. Lower quality wipers can wear out far more quickly and waste your money. Our knowledgeable servicemen can assist you in finding the best wipers suited to your vehicle. You should also ensure your washer fluid reservoir is always full so that your windshield will always be clean.

Exhaust Repair

Your vehicle’s exhaust system is designed to carry dangerous exhaust fumes, such as carbon monoxide, away from the engine and prevent them from entering the cabin of your vehicle as well as to reduce pollutants released into the atmosphere. Road conditions and climate can contribute to wear and damage to your exhaust system components. Regular inspection of your exhaust system, generally recommended once per year, will help prevent the system from malfunctioning.

A thorough inspection of your exhaust system can detect problems such as pinholes or other leaks, loose components, damage, stuck valves, and malfunctioning catalytic converter. Proper maintenance can solve rattling and excess noise issues, repair minor problems before they escalate into potential safety issues and also alert you to when you may need to replace your system or any of its components.

Brake Repair

Having your brake system functioning correctly is absolutely critical for your safety and the safety of the other drivers on the road. To prevent any safety hazards or motor vehicle accidents, have our professionals inspect your brake system to ensure that it is functioning properly. Replacing worn components promptly is always recommended so that your brake system doesn’t compromise your safety and your vehicle performance as well as cause premature wear on the other many mechanical components of your vehicle.

Brake System Components:

  • Master cylinder
  • Brake fluid and hoses
  • Disc brake rotors and pads
  • Calipers and hardware
  • Brake drums and shoes
  • Wheel cylinders
  • Return springs
  • Cables
  • ABS/Traction Control

Warning signs to watch for:

  • Squealing or grinding noises when braking
  • ABS light turns on
  • Car pulls to one side when braking
  • Your brakes are hard to press down or feel “spongy”
  • Steering wheel, brake pedal, or entire vehicle begins to shake when applying brakes

Transmission Repair

Your vehicle’s transmission is a device at the back of your engine and sends power from the engine to the wheels. It allows you to easily shift your vehicle into drive, park, or reverse. Today’s transmissions are made up of many components and systems that must work together fluently for your vehicle to operate properly. Whether it is repairing, rebuilding or replacing our professionals have you covered.

 

Components:

  • Planetary Gear Sets
  • Clutch Packs
  • One-Way Clutch
  • Bands
  • Torque Converter
  • Hydraulic System
  • Oil Pump
  • Valve Body
  • Computer Controls
  • Governor, Vacuum Modulator and Throttle Cable
  • Seals and Gaskets
  • Transmission Flush

Steering and Suspension Repair

Worn shocks, struts and other steering and suspension components can significantly alter steering and stopping capabilities as well as stability of your vehicle which in turn compromises your safety while driving. If left un-serviced, worn shocks can have negative effects on your brakes, wheel alignment, and tire wear which can become costly.

 

 

Steering and Suspension Components:

  • Struts
  • Springs
  • Ball joints
  • Shock absorbers
  • Control arms

AC/Cooling System Repair

Regular inspection and maintenance of your air conditioning unit will keep it functioning efficiently so that your vehicle has the perfect climate regardless of the season.

Air Conditioning System Components include:

  • Compressor
  • Condenser
  • Receiver (Drier)
  • Orifice Tube/Expansion Valve
  • Evaporator
  • Cabin Air Filter
  • R134 Refrigerant fill

A/C Recharge:
If your air conditioning system is no longer cooling the air inside your vehicle’s cabin the way it used to, then you may be due for an A/C Recharge. This quick and simple yet important service will get your air conditioning system producing the cool air that will keep you comfortable, especially on those hot summer days.

Drivetrain Repair

Your vehicle’s drivetrain, also referred to as powertrain, consists of several components including the driveshaft, front and rear axles, wheels and transmission. The components in the drivetrain sit behind the engine and lead back toward the rear of the vehicle. This system maintains the wheel positions relative to each other and to the vehicle body.All components work in conjunction with your engine to put your vehicle in motion. Our highly trained servicemen will inspect, repair, or replace specific components or the entire system, if necessary,so that your vehicle will carry you safely on the road.

Engine Repair

If your engine still has power and favorable gas mileage then it may be possible to repair or rebuild your engine to save you money and renew your engine’s life. Sometimes the engine has been exhausted beyond reasonable repair and requires full replacement. This option can still save you money as it is less expensive than purchasing a new vehicle. Our experienced experts can discuss the best suitable option for you and your vehicle.

  • Installation of new or used engines
  • Repair and replacement of all engine components

Battery Charging or Replacement

The Battery is the heart of your engine. Your vehicle’s mechanical systems may all be in perfect running order, but if you don’t have a battery then your vehicle won’t be getting you anywhere. Having a suitable and well charged battery will keep you on the road and enable you to get from point A to B without any troubles along the way.

Your battery provides the power to start up and run your vehicle as well as power windows, door locks, seats, music/entertainment systems etc. When a battery is low the engine will be slow to turn over, interior/exterior lights may be dim and a warning light may illuminate on your dashboard. Of course if your battery is “dead”, your engine will not turn over at all and you will be stranded and usually at the most inconvenient time. Our professionals can inspect your battery to ensure that it is properly fitted and installed and sufficiently charged. If you are in need of a new battery, we will find you the ideal, quality battery for your vehicle and get you back on the road quickly.

Components: Battery – Cables – Terminals – Fuses

Computer Diagnosis

Your vehicle depends on a properly working electrical system which consists of a network of sensors and switches which convert and monitor engine operating conditions into electrical signals. All electrical and computer system issues can be detected by the use of diagnostic scan tools. Our experienced servicemen can efficiently diagnose and repair all electrical and computer problems your vehicle may have.

 

  • Batteries
  • Alternator
  • Starter Motor
  • Module (Control Unit)
  • Wiring
  • Sensors and Solenoid
  • Actuators