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Oil changes are without a doubt the single most important preventative maintenance service for increasing the lifespan of your vehicle. With the newer technology being put into engines, it is even more important that you regularly service your engine. Bob Nurse Motors suggests that oil change intervals be shortened during freezing temperatures and lengthened during warmer weather. We recommend that you reference your owners manual for your vehicle service intervals. If you don't have an owner's manual or can't locate the information, feel free to contact us at 705-743-8800 for help. Here is a list of average oil change recommendations for vehicles 2005 model year or older.

Normal Driving Habits
A normal driver would be one which commutes more than a half hour to work during the winter months (the engine reaches normal operating temperature every driving day during freezing temperatures) Oil changes every 12,000kms or 1 year whichever comes first.

Severe Driving Habits
A severe driver would be one that consists of short trip operation at freezing temperatures, has excessive idling(such as delivery services or snow removal,) pulls a trailer, or is often driving in dusty conditions (unpaved roads.) Oil changes every 5,000kms or 3 months whichever comes first. Today's vehicles are designed for better fuel economy, performance, and emissions. In doing so, the technology of gasoline engines has changed significantly in the last few years If your vehicle is newer than 2006 (for some makes as early as 2003) then your engines are being equipped with Variable Valve Timing (VVT), Gasoline Direct Injection(GDI), Cylinder Deactivation and possibly Turbo Charging. These engines are very close tolerance and have small non-serviceable filters inside the engine head and block that can get plugged up with gum and varnish. This can restrict oil flow to very important engine components which can cause costly or permanent damage to your engine. A clean and adequate oil supply is crucial for the lifespan of these engines. We recommend oil changes at 8,000kms or 6 months on these vehicles for normal driving conditions and 5,000kms or 3 months for severe driving conditions. Synthetic oil is highly recommended during freezing temperatures. Regular oil changes on these vehicles are crucial for its longevity.

We only use manufacturer recommended oil on these engines (usually synthetic oil) as it is very important to keep these engines as clean as possible. A common problem with GDI engines is carbon build up on the intake valves. This build up will eventually result in the engine running rough or misfiring. We recommend regular engine flushes for these engines.
On January 1st, 2013 Drive Clean Ontario updated the Emission test. For any vehicle between 1988 and 1997 it will receive a Two-Speed Idle (TSI) test which checks the tailpipe emissions at idle and 2500RPM. For gasoline vehicles 1998 and newer, the test is now an OBD(on board diagnostics) test. This test checks your vehicles on-board computer for Diagnostic trouble codes (DTC's) and readiness monitors. In the most basic terms,if your vehicles Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL, AKA check engine light) is on or the readiness monitors have been set to "not ready" (by clearing the check engine light or disconnecting the battery) then your vehicle will fail the emission test and will need to be diagnosed by a licensed facility, driven to set the monitors, or both.
Bob Nurse Motors is a licensed Drive clean testing and repair facility. Feel free to give us a call if you need repairs or have questions. 705-743-8800

 

Here's a more in depth explanation of how readiness monitors and DTC's work.
If the battery on your vehicle dies or the DTC's are cleared by a scan tool, all of the codes are cleared from the computer and your readiness monitors are set to "Not Ready". Once this happens the engine computer does not know if there are any emission related problems until the monitors have been reset. In order for the readiness monitors to be set to "Ready" and your computer to know if there are any issues, the car needs to be driven through its specific drive cycles. Generally, this consists of starting your car after an 8 hour off period, driving in city traffic (stop and go) for about 15-20 minutes, then driving at highway speeds for 15-20 minutes (about 80KPH.) Occasionally these will have to be performed more than once, and more specific procedures need to be done in order to get the monitors to set. Once this has been done and all your monitors have been set to "Ready" your PCM (computer) analyses the information received from performing the drive cycles and determines if there is a problem. If a problem is found a DTC is set and the MIL turns on on the dash to warn the driver. The new test checks to make sure there is no codes and that the readiness monitors are set to "Ready". This means that even if you clear the code on your car is still might fail the test if the monitors have not been set before performing the test.

Bob Nurse Motors is very knowledgeable with the emissions components of vehicles and has had extensive training on how to properly repair them. We not only test for emissions but can repair it if your car has failed (even if you don't get it tested with us.) Emission repairs can be very costly if not done by a trained technician.

Always Trust an accredited facility to take care of all your emission needs.

If you have any further questions about the program or how to proceed with your testing or repairs, give us a call at 705-743-8800.
Variable Valve Timing (VVT) has started to be used in vehicles more commonly since around 2005. It was added to try to increase fuel efficiency without compromising power. With these engines come very small filters that are added into the engine cylinder head and block that can get plugged with gum and varnish and are non-serviceable. If these filters get plugged, it will severely reduce oil flow to important engine components and can cause premature engine failure. To prevent this from happening, make sure that the proper oil viscosity is always used and that you have regular oil changes.

Gasoline Direct Injection is being used in (almost) all current model vehicles since around 2011. This technology can have noticeable improvements on fuel economy, performance, and emissions. The fuel injector has now been moved from on top of the intake valve to inside the combustion chamber. Although it has improvements on fuel economy, it also presents a problem with carbon build-up on the intake valves. Fuel normally would be sprayed over the intake valve, keeping it clean of carbon from PCV vapours.

Now with the fuel being sprayed directly into the combustion chamber, (hence the name "direct injection") that fuel spray is no longer there to keep the valves clean. Problems with engine misfires and driveability issues are very common with these newer engines (usually between 50,000 - 100,000 KMs.) If the problem is left unserviced for a long period of time it may need to have the intakes and/or heads removed and the valves cleaned manually. Carbon breaking off the valves can score the cylinder walls causing excessive oil consumption. This can lead to very expensive repairs.

We offer services for your engines to help keep the oil (and subsequently the valves) as clean as possible, and to break up carbon deposits that build up inside the engine.

Complete Crankcase Clean $59.95 - effectively removes sludge, varnish and deposits from crankcase. Every 50,000 to 75,000KMs
Engine Decarbon $69.95 - helps remove build-up of carbon from engine that happens naturally over time.
Injector Flush and Engine Decarbon $159.95 - Recommended for engines with Direct Injection to remove build-up of carbon from intake valves. Every 20,000 - 30,000KMs
We offer a large list of services at our shop, but we also do everyday repairs to vehicles. Below are some of the services we offer.

Our shop labour rate is $88/hour, minimum hoist charge is $44.00
  • ABS and Brakes
  • Supplemental restraints systems repair (SRS or airbags)
  • Electrical diagnostics and repair
  • Cooling system diagnostic and repair (Head gaskets, Water pumps, etc...)
  • Engine repairs (Timing belt, Oil leaks, RE and RE assembly etc...)
  • Tune-ups and Driveability concerns
  • Brake and fuel line repair
  • Safety Inspections
  • Suspension


Our menu prices are as follows (all prices do not include tax, additional parts costs may apply)
  • Emission Test -$30.00
  • Re-Emission Test - $17.50 (for 2nd and 3rd test, then back to $30.00)
  • Safety Checks (light duty vehicle) - $132.00
  • Safety Checks (heavy duty vehicle) - $176.00
  • Oil Changes - $16.00 labour (plus oil and filter)
  • Coolant Flush - $159.95
  • Transmission Service - $44.00 (plus fluid and filter, additional charges for removal of interfering components)
  • Brake service - $69.95
  • Complete Crankcase Clean - $69.95
  • Engine De-carbon - $69.95
  • Injector Flush and Engine De-carbon - $159.95
  • 4x4 Service (drain and refill transfer case and differentials) APPROX. - $200 - $250
  • Winter/Summer tire on rim Installation - $44.00($34.00 if additional hoist service being performed)
  • Balance 4 Wheels - $59.95
  • Tire Repair - $20-$25
  • Tire Installation onto rim - $25 per tire (includes install onto vehicle and balance)
  • Our shop labour rate is $88/hour, minimum hoist charge is $44.00

*Prices are subject to change at any time without notice*
Alignments are important to keep your vehicle driving true down the road and making sure your tires are wearing properly.
Vehicles that are misaligned could...
  • consistently pull to one side of the road
  • cause premature tire failure due to uneven wear
  • cause the steering wheel to be off centre

If you feel you need an alignment feel free to call us and book an appointment. 705-743-8800.

Our charge for alignments is
  • $87.95 for two wheel alignment
  • $130.00 for four wheel alignment
Camber and Caster adjustments may cost extra depending on the vehicle's specifications

We can also put new tires on rims or just on your vehicle if they are already on rims

Our charge to put tires onto rims is $25 per tire (plus $5.00 for valve stems and wheel weights per tire, not including vehicles with tire pressure monitoring systems)

Our charge to put tires on a vehicle that are already on rims is $44.00 (plus tax) for 4 wheels. or $34.00 if you're getting another hoist service at that time.
If your check engine light (or MIL) is on, then your car has an emission problem. It's especially important now with the new emission program.
We have the tools to perform generic diagnostics on all makes and models, OBD II and OBD I systems.
We are been trained on and have purchased certain factory scan tools so that we can do more in-depth diagnostics and module reprogramming for the newer vehicles.

Currently we have...
  • Volkswagen/Audi
  • Toyota
  • Honda
  • Kia/Hyundai
  • CarDAQ J2534 Generic reprogramming scan tool (GM, Chrysler, Ford, Mazda, Nissan)
These scan tools give us the ability to do important PCM updates to your vehicles from factory OEM websites as well as service your newer vehicles.

Give us a call to book an appointment 705-743-8800

Our diagnostic labour rate is Minimum $125.00 Maximum $440.00