Maintinance, Repairs, Diagnostics - Performed by Licesnced Automotive Technitions
Want to learn more about how Nu-Tech Auto enhances the value, performance, and reliability of your vehicle? Check out the list of original articles written below.
Is A/C a Luxury or a Necessity?
The Antilock Brake System Electrohydraulic Control Unit controls brake fluid pressure in the brake system. Degraded brake fluid can impair its function. This is not a serviceable part and must be replaced as one whole expensive unit.
Get a good one! At Nu-Tech, Auto Repairs, your Complete Brake Inspection will be undertaken by a fully licensed automotive technician.
What is that orange light telling me?
Carbon robs performance. Clean it before it's too late. Once build-up is severe enough, physically removing from the intake values is the only (pricey) option.
Scratched and yellowed lenses can with a little elbow grease and some chemistry be turned into a near-new surface.
The LOFGMI service is the backbone of Nu Tech Auto Repairs maintenance plan.
The recent jump in fuel prices can make people look to magic gadgets to improve fuel economy. There is no magic in increasing your fuel economy, only real actionable steps.
Magnified oil filter media shows the consistency of synthetic fibers vs paper filter media. You get what you pay for. It's worth it to spend a bit more for improved quality.
Modern multilink suspension and steering systems as shown here employ a multitude of bushings and pivot points. These sophisticated systems provide a premium ride and handling but they also have more parts to wear out.
Who Can actually fix my car?
If you purchased an extended warranty with your new vehicle remember that when the new vehicle warranty is finished and the extended one kicks in any auto repair establishment can take care of warranty issues. Check out the fine print.
Oil life monitors have been around since the late 1980’s. The first OLMs were automated versions of the sticker your service center places in the corner of your windshield. Today’s monitors are a lot more sophisticated, but they're not perfect
Who needs one?
Data collected on a road test from the vehicle’s powertrain control computer will be analyzed by a technician to determine your vehicle’s state of tune.
The Cold Crank Simulator test determines the viscosity (thickness) of lubricants at low temperatures. The viscosity under these conditions is directly related to engine cranking and stability. The lower a lubricant's cold crank viscosity the easier an engine will turn over in the cold.
Note the different tread construction of an all-season tire on the left and a snow tire on the right. The snow tire is covered in sipes. These squiggly cuts in the tread help to bite into the snow surface almost like knife edges. They also help to shed snow from packing into the tread.
When a vehicle is serviced at Nu-Tech Auto all the information is recorded in our computer database. Records are kept of all work and recommendations for the vehicle. The customer is able to request information on any past repairs, maintenance, or service of their vehicle at any time.
Come in today and see why Nu-Tech has been the go-to import specialist of the West Kootenays for over 27 years.