Specializing in fleet repair and maintenance

 Call Us: 905-276-7250

3344 Mavis Rd, Mississauga, ON, L5C 1T8

Drive Safe and Save Money on Fuel

Most mechanical failures happen due to neglected maintenance. Although the main cause of mechanical breakdown is overheating, other easy-to-detect issues include low antifreeze, loose drive belts, and faulty cooling system hoses. You can also prevent accidents and save fuel by checking tire pressure regularly. Have a look at a few fuel-saving and safe driving tips here:

  • Don’t drive aggressively as it can lower the mileage by as much as 5 percent on city streets and 33 percent on the highway
  • Allow the vehicle to warm up for not more than two minutes as excessive idling gets zero miles per gallon
  • Install cruise control to maintain a constant speed in the highway as speeds above 60 mph rapidly decrease gas mileage
  • Ensure the windshield washers are working efficiently and the reservoir is filled with solvent; also, replace the wiper blades every six months to prevent it from smearing, streaking, and chattering
  • Check for internal and external lighting at least once a month

Quick Pre-trip Checkup

Before you set out for a drive, ensure you check the following:

  • Hoses and belts: If a belt fails, it can affect the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering, and the cooling system. So it is important to change the belts regularly.
  • Fluids: In addition to antifreeze, the other fluids that require attention include power steering, engine oil, transmission fluids, windshield washer solvent, and antifreeze.
  • Tires: Check for tire inflation, inspect the tread for uneven wear, look for bald spots and bulges.

Contact Larry’s Auto & Truck Repair to learn more.

Don’t Neglect Your Vehicle

We can install cruise control, offer tips on how to save money on fuel, and extend the life of your vehicle.

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Contact Information

Larry’s Auto & Truck Repair
3344 Mavis Rd
Mississauga, ON

L5C 1T8

(On Mavis Between Burnhampthorne Road and Dundas Street West)

Business Hours

Monday: 08:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 08:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 08:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 08:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 08:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Service Area

  • Mississauga

  • Brampton

  • Toronto

  • Oakville

  • Milton

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