What is a Leaks Squeaks Rattles & Odours service?
Lube Stop’s Leaks Squeaks Rattles & Odours service is the inspection of your vehicle for any activity or characteristics that are out of the normal. Sometimes a small rattling sound will be an indicator of a larger issue. Detecting these issues, diagnosing them and resolving them before they go too far is crucial.
Because these things can be difficult to detect in the shop and sometimes can be difficult to recreate, try to take note of what you notice in a detailed way so that we know what to look for. If you smell something odd, try to consider what it smells like so that we have an idea of where to start.
What are Leaks, Squeaks, Rattles and Odours?
All of these different categories of issues can mean many things. Usually, a diagnosis will require an inspection of your vehicle, but sometimes certain details about what has been noticed can characterize specific issues in the vehicle’s function.
Leaks within your vehicle can be hard to detect. Here are some good general guidelines to follow when detecting leaks. If there is a puddling of liquid toward the front of your vehicle, there is likely an engine related issue. Using a piece of paper towel, dip into the liquid and check the colour. If the fluid is brown or black and slick to the touch, it could be an engine oil leak. Red or green liquid with a thin consistency could be antifreeze.
If the leak is closer to the center of your vehicle, it could be transmission fluid or power steering fluid. Other leaks in your vehicle could include wiper fluid and gasoline. None of these leaks should be ignored, so be sure to come into Lube stop and bring it to our attention right away.
It is very important that you always keep an ear out for new suspicious sounds being made by your vehicle. Chances are if you hear a sound that you did not hear before, it is an indication of a more serious problem. Whether it’s a squeak, a grinding sound, a rattle or clicking, be sure to bring your car in for inspection so that we can locate the root cause.
An odour coming from your vehicle is usually something that should be resolved as soon as possible. It can indicate overheating, leaking, contaminated filters, and many other things. Bring your vehicle in as soon as you detect a new your odour in or around your vehicle.
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Let’s Talk Safety
Lube Stop is 100% committed to ensuring your vehicle’s engine and the components it powers are all operating as they should. We are also 100% committed to ensuring that your safety is taken care of, too. This means checking that all the parts of your vehicle that keep you safe, are working as well. These include the following list of items.
- A/C and Heating System
- Air Bags
- Electrical Charging System
- Exhaust System
- Ignition & Timing System
- Spare Tires
- Turn Signals
- Vehicle Horn
- Windshield Wipers
- Any Leaks, Squeaks, Rattles or Odours
These safety checks are included in Lube Stop’s Precision Based Recommendations process. Specifically, they are included in their 37+ Point Inspections that are performed each time you drive into one of our shops. There are 15 or more safety checks performed during this standard practice. When an issue is detected, Lube Stop technicians bring those matters to your attention and make suggestions as to how to address them. It is important to have a fully functioning car, truck, or SUV, but it’s also important to have a safe drive for you and your family. So, when you come to Lube Stop, rest assured that we will be checking for both your vehicle’s health and your own personal safety while driving.
Why Do I Need a Leaks Squeaks Rattles & Odours service?
The Leaks Squeaks Rattles & Odours service is the inspection of your vehicle for issues identified by leaks, squeaks, rattles and odours.
We do these checks so that our customers can avoid problems with overheating, leaking and other hidden issues within their car, truck, or SUV. These issues may seem minor and easy to ignore at first glance, but they are known to indicated more serious underlying issues within your vehicle.
So, it is fair to conclude that leaks, squeaks, rattles and odours are NOT something you want to ignore.
That’s why we check for these things at every visit. We need to make sure that your vehicle is functioning properly. We understand that it costs a little in the short run to get these safety items checked. But it can be a life saver in the long run.
How Often Do I Need It?
The vehicle should be checked for leaks, squeaks, rattles and odours each time you have service with Lube Stop. And, of course, we should check it anytime you have observed issues. Your owner’s manual will also advise you to do it at various intervals. Please check your manual.
Also, lean on us at Lube Stop for advice. We use a system of processes called Precision Based Recommendations to help investigate a vehicle’s overall condition. This system of inspection and trouble shooting helps us get a clearer picture of your car, truck, or SUV as it stands, today. That is because it removes the guess work. Learn more about this system below.
Can Lube Stop do the Trouble Shooting?
Lube Stop employs the best technicians and mechanics in this service area. These technicians are more than qualified to help inspect the issues and make recommendations to problem solve.
Which Towns and Cities are in our Fast Lube Service area?
Our lube shop & tire service area includes the following towns and cities listed below.
- Blackfalds, Alberta
- Clive, Alberta
- Bentley, Alberta
- Red Deer, Alberta
- Ponoka, Alberta
- Millet, Alberta
- Rimbey, Alberta
- Alix, Alberta
- Penhold, Alberta
- Benalto, Alberta
- Hobbema, Alberta
- Delburne, AB
- Bluffton, Alberta
- Innisfail, Alberta
- Lousana, Alberta
- Bashaw, Alberta
- Leslieville, Alberta
- Wetaskiwin, Alberta
- Stettler, Alberta
Context for these Services
Your vehicle uses an internal combustion engine. This engine uses the combustion of fuel to power almost everything. This is done when fuel alongside an air oxidizer and spark plugs creates a working fluid flow circuit inside a combustion chamber.
In your internal combustion engine, the expansion of the high-temperature and high-pressure gases produced by combustion applies direct force to some component of the engine. The force is applied typically to pistons, turbine blades, rotors and nozzles. This force moves the component over a distance, transforming chemical energy into useful work.
Typically, your combustion engine is fed with fossil fuels like natural gas or petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel fuel or fuel oil. Your engine is the hub for many things, including those listed below.
- combustion chamber
- cylinder head
- set of spark plugs
- rocker arms
- fuel injectors
- connecting rods
- engine block
- timing system
- timing chain
All these work in unison to power all the other systems within your vehicle. Without a fully functioning engine, everything else suffers. So, let us at Lube Stop keep your engine functioning and everything else that relies on it.
Maintaining your Vehicle
To do this, you must TAKE CARE of your vehicle. That means changing the oil regularly. It also means changing your filters regularly. And, it means changing your fluids, lubricants, coolants and greases. These maintenance parts don’t remain the same. They get dirty, dusty, polluted, corroded and worn as you drive your vehicle from day to day. So, if you want to extend the life of your car, truck or SUV, then you must maintain it and take care of it.
So, drop by our lube shops and get your oil changed, your filters changed, your fluids checked or flushed, your belts replaced … and so on. We’re standing by!