Hyack Tire auto repair service team

Get Ready For Winter Driving Checkup

Living in Metro Vancouver is ideal, we think it is the best place on earth. Vancouver is also

  • located in a rain forest, as everyone knows, which means lots of rain;
  • typically has 4 to 8 weeks of very cold temperatures each year;
  • close to world class ski resorts which means people will often drive to the mountains for a day or weekend;
  • located in a large province and driving into BC interior means an entirely different winter environment; and
  • cold enough that some people will drive south to Palm Springs or Phoenix to escape Vancouver winters.

Whatever your winter holds for you, Hyack Excel Tire can ensure your vehicle is ready for all the driving conditions you will encounter.

Call us today, and make an appointment before winter weather takes hold.

Put on your Winter Tires

It's time to get your winter tires installed. The cold weather will be here soon. Don't be caught by a surprise snowfall or cold snap, call Hyack Excel Tire to make an appointment to have your winter tires installed.

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Tires have an optimal temperature range

Talk to Hyack Tire about your driving plans for this winter season. Ask us to explain the difference between Cold Weather (Winter) Tires and All Season Tires.

We will inspect your snow tires and then let you know if they are suitable for the winter driving season.

Many people purchase steel rims for their winter tires. They save money not having to mount and balance their tires twice per year; plus keep their summer rims in great shape. Hyack Tire can supply steel rims for your winter tires.

Come in and talk to us about your driving plans, Hyack Excel Tire can help ensure you have the right tires for your winter driving. See our article on Choosing a Cold Weather (Winter) Tire.

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Test Electrical System

Your car's battery produces less current at low temperatures, so it must work harder to start your car during cold weather. We can test your battery to determine how it will function under load.

Hyack Excel Tire can ensure your battery is "strong" enough to get you through the winter and that your alternator is recharging your battery.

A battery load test does not take long, much less time than waiting for a jump start on a cold winter morning.

Call Hyack Excel Tire today to schedule an appointment for a Winter Driving checkup.

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Cooling System

We can quickly test your anti–freeze level and inspect your engine hoses and belts to make sure your car won't freeze up this winter.

As part of our Greener Auto Shop initiative, Hyack Excel Tires collects all auto fluids, including antifreeze, and ensure they are recycled to minimize our environmental foot print.

Call Hyack Excel Tire today to schedule a Winter Driving checkup.

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Windshield Wiper Blades

Wipers? What do your windshield wipers have to do with winter weather?

Two things. First, anything falling from the sky is going to end up on your windshield, the task of clearing it falls on your wipers.

Second, the roads are often covered with a soupy muck that includes a lot of sand and salt, which end up on your windshield.

It takes wipers that are in top shape to keep your windshield clean and safe.

Hyack Excel Tire can inspect your windshield wipers and if needed set you up with a new set. We also check all your engine fluids, such as windshield washer fluid, with every detailed service; and top-up your windshield fluid as needed.

Call Hyack Excel Tire today to schedule a Winter Driving checkup.

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Inspect Braking System

Your braking system is one of the most important safety components in your car. The good news, brakes will tell you when they need service.

Some brake pads are designed to "squeal" when they are near the end of their useful life. Checking out brakes as soon as possible could prevent permanent damage to your braking system and save expensive repair costs.

If your brake pedal feels soft, or needs to travel further before the brakes engage, you could have a break fluid leak or air in your brake lines or your rear brakes are out of adjustment. All of these are quick and easy repairs.

It is a good idea to have your brakes inspected at Hyack Excel Tire before the winter weather arrives.

Call us today to schedule an appointment and we will ensure your braking system is working well.

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Oil Change

Oil changes are the best and least expensive way to keep your vehicle running smoothly for many years.

When should I change my oil?

Modern cars are highly technical machines with all aspect of their operation studied by engineers right down to when to change the oil. So we start with looking up the manufacturer's maintenance schedule, and looking at the current condition of the oil.

In general you should look to changing the oil in your vehicle every 5,000 km.

Best practice of long engine life and trouble free operation, is to get your oil changed on a consistent schedule according to the manufacturer's recommendation.

Hyack Excel Tire knows that modern vehicles are designed to require fewer maintenance services than older vehicles. Tune Ups and Oil Changes are preventative maintenance services and are usually scheduled based on your vehicle's user manual.

Check your service records to ensure your vehicle is ready for whatever winter throws at you. Hyack Tire can help you with this, we have a detailed record of every car service we provide. Hyack Tire can compare your service record to your vehicle manufacturer's recommendations.