Auto Repairs - Brakes - Tune Ups - Alignments - Qualicum Beach
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       Chuck's Automotive serving Qualicum, Parksville and Central Vancouver Island
Hours:  8:00am - 5:00pm Monday to Friday
Phone: 250 752-5822
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For over 30 years Chuck's Automotive has taken pride in fulfilling the automotive needs of our customers in Qualicum and the surrounding areas on Vancouver Island. Our licensed mechanics are well versed in all phases of automotive repair and the service requirements of your new car, SUV or pickup truck.
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TIRES

Your choice of tires is paramount, be sure that you are purchasing the right tire, as recommended in your owner's manual. Unsure? Check with a mechanic to be sure that you are purchasing the right tire.
Proper maintenance of car tires is crucial to vehicle safety and the extended life of your vehicle. How long tires will last depends on how the vehicle is driven, where it is driven, and how well the tires are maintained.
Correct vehicle inflation is very important and has a direct bearing on tire life and fuel savings. All vehicles have a recommended inflation level based on the vehicles load limit rating. For safety sake it is important to make sure that your car's recommended load limit is not exceeded.
You can best prevent uneven wear and tire failure by keeping your tires in good shape. Check their inflation frequently, and rotate them periodically.
Tires and wheel balancing
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TUNE UPS

Your vehicle requires a certain amount of preventative maintenance in order to ensure safe and reliable performance.
Following the tune up schedule recommended by the vehicles manufacturer will help ensure the performance of your vehicle and further extend its life.
A tune up generally includes replacement of some parts that may seem superficial, but failing to replace them when needed will no doubt lead to decreased performance of your vehicle. A prime example is an air filter; a dirty air filter will cause your engine to get less of the air it needs to run properly. An air starved fuel mixture runs richer and richer, which translates into more dollars out of your pocket at the gas pump.
Utilizing computerized diagnostic tools, our mechanics can restore vehicle performance, in turn saving you money, while providing the dependability you require in a vehicle.
Tune ups and computer diagnostics
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WHEEL ALIGNMENT

Wheel alignment requires specialized equipment and tools, and mechanics will recommend checking the alignment for various reasons.

- Uneven tire wear is an indication that there could be an alignment problem.

- Your vehicle is unable to continue in a straight line and tends to drift to one side when you take your hands off the steering wheel.

- You live in an area where the roadways are pothole ridden.

- You may have accidental bumped against a curb while attempting to park.
You can diagnose this kind of problem by taking your hands off the steering wheel and seeing if the car continues in a straight line or drifts one way or the other. If the latter is the case, there would likely be a problem with the alignment of your wheels. Drifting could also be caused by worn tires or tires that are inflated unevenly.
Remember, safety is most paramount when it comes to operating a motor vehicle.
If you experience any of the symptoms listed above express your concerns to a licensed mechanic.
Wheel Alignments
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LIGHT DUTY DIESEL

With the rising cost of fuel, more people are turning to alternate fuel sources to maximize their travel dollars.
One of today's more popular choices is the move to diesel power, be it in a car or light truck.
These types of vehicles require that any service or mechanical repairs be performed by a certified diesel technician in order to maintain optimal performance.
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Why not let our certified mechanics look after all your automotive maintenance and repair needs.
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BRAKES

There are many variables that will determine the mileage interval at which your brakes need to be serviced.
Brake wear will vary depending on how a car is driven, the driver's braking habits, type of braking system, etc.
Obvious braking problems such as grabbing or pulling, disconcerting noises, or pedal vibration are an indication that some component of your brake system is failing.
The only way to really determine whether a vehicles brake shoes or other defective parts need to be replaced is to have a licensed mechanic inspect the braking system.
Brakes and safety inspections
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STEERING and SUSPENSION

Of all the components in your car, the steering and suspension take some of the heaviest wear.

Proper maintenance is, as always, the way to catch small problems before they turn into costly ones.
Knowing what kind of steering and suspension your car has will help you determine how to best respond to certain driving emergencies, such as hydro planing or skidding.

You should know whether your car uses rack and pinion steering or an alternate system.

Do you know if your vehicle have power steering, front wheel drive, or rear wheel drive? If you can't find the answers to these questions in your owners manual, our licensed mechanics will be pleased to help you out.
Some of the most common symptoms of steering and suspension problems:

- The car is unusually difficult to steer

- The steering wheel shakes or vibrates

- A clunking noise when you go over a bump

- There is a screeching noise when you steer

- The car "jumps" when you hit bumpy terrain

- The car is difficult to keep on a straight path
   and / or tends to drift
In some cases, these problems can be easily corrected.

More serious steering and or suspension defects, however, will require the assistance of an experienced mechanic.
Steering and Suspension repairs and inspection
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