Category: Car Owner Tips

Got tough stains? Finch’s Auto Detail Specialists are here to help.

Biological Stains Not all stains are created equal. If your car is your baby, or if your simply interested in maintaining a neat and tidy interior, there are certain tough stains that can cause a real headache. No matter how careful you are to keep your vehicle spick and span, innocent little accidents can happen that can… Read more »

Get back in the warm weather game with this 10 spring car care tips!

Sunshine and warm weather are no longer a pipe dream here in Southwestern Ontario; they have become an actual reality with Spring just around the corner! Drivers and commuters everywhere can rejoice at the end of the diciest driving period of the year! Of course, the freezing cold temperatures, ice, snow, salt and potholes that… Read more »

Changing your oil and filter.

As a continuation of our Making Sense of Service series, in this post we’ll explain some of the nuances of changing your oil and filter. The engine’s primary protection against debris and the premature wear that it causes is the oil filter. Proper lubrication by manufacturer approved oil is vital to the performance and longevity of your… Read more »

Making sense of a power steering flush.

Power steering fluid contributes to the driver’s ability to control their vehicle when driving down the road. Over time, vital power steering components will break down in your vehicle, including seals and rings. As a result, the power steering fluid will become contaminated with debris. This debris can lead to buildup in valves and cause… Read more »

Making sense of transmission service.

As a continuation of our Making Sense of Service series, in this post we’ll explain some of the nuances of servicing your transmission. Your transmission is made up of hundreds of parts that must operate together with precision to ensure optimum performance and timing. The transmission delivers the power from the engine to the wheels of your… Read more »

Making sense of throttle body service.

As a continuation of our Making Sense of Service series, in this post we’ll explain some of the nuances of throttle body service. A primary component in the operation of your engine is air. The throttle body controls the amount of air flowing into the engine. The plate in the throttle body opens and closes in response… Read more »

Making sense of servicing your differential.

As a continuation of our Making Sense of Service series, in this post we’ll explain some of the nuances of servicing your differential. The differential controls the speed of the left and right wheels on your vehicle. It allows them to rotate at different speeds while making turns, as the outer wheel path is longer in distance… Read more »

Making sense of wheel alignment.

As a continuation of our Making Sense of Service series, in this post we’ll explain some of the nuances of wheel alignment. Consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other. Something as simple as hitting a curb or a pothole can cause your vehicle… Read more »

Rotating your tires.

As a continuation of our Making Sense of Service series, in this post we’ll explain some of the nuances of rotating your tires. This simply and inexpensive service can make your car safer and save you money. The front tires support over half the weight of your vehicle. They are responsible for all steering and 80% of… Read more »

Making sense of fuel system service.

As a continuation of our Making Sense of Service series, in this post we’ll explain some of the nuances of fuel system service. Contaminants in your fuel system and deposits on your injectors can cause a decrease in the overall power of your vehicle. This will have a negative impact on your vehicle’s fuel efficiency, torque and… Read more »