Preventative spring maintenance gets your car road-ready

3 Bay Service in Kitchener is owned by Kevin Ruby and operated by Kevin and his great team who all believe in the value of preventative maintenance. Like the home you purchase and continue to invest in, your vehicle is a major purchase — one that requires a commitment on your part to maintain its aesthetic appeal and overall mechanical safety. The professionals at 3 Bay Service encourage you to consider the value of regular spring automotive maintenance.

One of the first and most important things to do each spring is to switch off your winter tires (assuming you had them) in favour of a good set of summer radials. If you’re not in the market for a new set, just make sure the four tires you’re riding on all match and still have ample tread. After a long winter of hitting snow-damaged roads, you might want to consider getting an alignment done; it’s a much more affordable option than replacing tires suffering from uneven wear. This will also help improve your vehicle’s handling on the road. Check to make sure your tires are properly inflated, and do the same for your spare. You don’t want to be caught in an emergency situation without a spare in the trunk.

The change in temperature from winter cold to spring and summer heat puts your fluids to the ultimate test, so it’s important to check them before hitting the road for long trips or hauling your campers and ATV trailers. Get your old fluids changed, and get in the regular habit of checking your fluids to make sure they’re at proper levels. This is especially true for your coolant. When you’re racking up lots of summer kilometres, spending the money on top-of-the-line coolant is a good investment toward keeping your motor cool on hot days.

Warm weather means the return of air conditioning season, and 3 Bay Service suggests you book an air conditioning service appointment before the extreme heat rolls in. An efficient system should be able to maintain your interior temperature 10 degrees below the outside temperature. If it can’t, your system may be in need of refrigerant or repairs. Either way, have it serviced by a trained mechanic so that it can be returned to factory specifications.

For more information and spring maintenance tips, please visit 3 Bay Service at 338 Mill Street in Kitchener. Contact the auto shop by calling 519-745-5394. Logo

Your Kitchener auto repair expert

3 Bay Service has been providing the Kitchener area with friendly, professional automobile service and repairs since 1988.

Owner Kevin Ruby and his qualified team of fully trained and certified technicians can provide you with exceptional, prompt, and affordable quality workmanship on all makes and models of your car, truck, or motor home. This dedicated, hard-working team of experts strives to provide excellent customer service and will take the time to answer any questions you may have about your vehicle.

Services offered include brake repair, new tire sales, wheel balancing, oil changes, alignment, exterior rust proofing, interior car cleaning and protection, and roadside assistance. No appointment is required for minor repairs, emission testing, or oil changes. Shuttle service is available when your vehicle is being serviced.

3 Bay Service is currently offering a NAPA (National Automotive Parts Association) 24/7 one year roadside assistance special. For just $14.95 you will have access to emergency service including, gasoline delivery, a tow to the nearest NAPA authorized warranty centre, key lock out, tire change, and battery boost.

3 Bay Service offers the most up-to-date technology to handle your expensive alloy and composite wheels. They offer the latest in 3D wheel alignment, robotic tire changing, and 3D wheel balancing to protect your investment. 3D wheel balancing can be done for even the largest diameter custom wheels and low profile tires. Robotic tire changing automatically measures the tire diameter, positions it for hydraulically driven dual bead breaking, and uses precise motor controls to remove or install the tire from the wheel. Their imaging alignment system provides accurate, real-time measurements that give vehicle-specific adjustment information with easy 3D graphics to identify mismatched tire sizes and frame or structural issues.

3 Bay Service is located at 338 Mill Street in Kitchener. Give them a call at 519-745-5394 or check them out online at Open Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Logo

Hands-on owner delivers personal automotive services

3 Bay Service,  owned and operated by Kevin Ruby, has been providing the Kitchener area with friendly, professional automobile service and repairs for 25-plus years. Let’s be clear: this is an independent automotive business, and for you, the consumer, it may be a less-expensive, warranty-viable alternative to taking your car, light truck or crossover into a traditional branded automotive dealer.

Expect the finest of care and attention to detail for your vehicle — regardless of the brand or the age. At 3 Bay Service, there is no discrimination. Here, a tight-knit, highly qualified team of certified mechanics can provide you with exceptional, prompt and affordable quality workmanship on all makes and models of automobiles. Indeed, the local mechanic can be considered a trusted resource, a one-stop shop for all your mechanical needs for just about every domestic or foreign major manufacturer vehicle on the market today.

All technicians at 3 Bay Service are licensed, knowledgeable and highly trained individuals who receive regular upgrades to their qualifications. This established garage has become well known for its integrity and no-compromise business approach when it comes to dealing with you and your vehicle. It’s just as important to 3 Bay Service that each appointment results in your total satisfaction. From a simple tire rotation or oil change to a walk-in for a Drive Clean test, 3 Bay Service has you covered.

When 3 Bay Service provides an initial estimate, you’ll likely discover that it’s lower than a local auto dealer. Any parts, original equipment manufacturer or aftermarket, are likely identical to those at a branded dealer — except they may be less expensive due to fair-market markup, as will the labour cost, too.

At 3 Bay Service, it’s all about customer service and making you feel good about your auto repair decisions. No need to inconvenience anyone at work to pick you up or drop you off — 3 Bay Service provides a complimentary shuttle.

If it’s time to consider a reliable auto resource for all your maintenance and service needs, including emissions testing, tires, oil changes and electrical diagnostics and repairs, look no further than the professionals at 3 Bay Service,  located at 338 Mill Street in Kitchener. Give them a call at 519-745-5394. Logo

3 Bay Sales & Service

3 Bay Sales and Service in Kitchener, Ontario offers you complete car care, close to home.

With over 25 years’ experience, our service technicians assure you that your vehicle is in good hands.  If you don’t know what the problem is, we’ll make sure to explain it to you, and provide solutions.

We service all makes and models of cars, trucks and motor homes as well. At 3 Bay Sales and Service, we offer a wide variety of services including emissions testing, brake repair, new tire sales, wheel balancing, oil changes, alignment, and roadside assistance.

CBC News has reported that 1 in every 2 cars fails the new emissions test. But what are they looking for?  Basically every vehicle over 3 years old requires an emission test every 5 years before the owner can renew the license plate for the year. This testing of course was put into play to help reduce smog emissions in Southern Ontario.

How can you ensure your car will pass the test? Well in essence, you would think that just keeping up on basic preventative maintenance on your vehicle would do the trick – the usual oil change, checking fluids etcetera. But really it all has to do with the catalytic converter. The catalytic converter is the main component on your vehicle that is responsible for controlling engine emissions. They work by having rare metals inside them that the gas fumes flow through. These rare metals convert pollutants in the exhaust gas into less harmful gasses.

Vehicle emissions use a visual inspection at first to make sure all parts in your vehicle are installed properly. Then the computer test makes sure the sensors are functioning correctly as well.

Come into 3 Bay Sales and Service today for your emissions test, or any maintenance or small repair.  We are open Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Visit us at 338 Mill Street in Kitchener, Ontario or online at Logo