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Browse our Help Center articles for handy tips and helpful, auto maintenance information.

Store Winter Tires LubeVan

How To Properly Store Winter Tires

You’ve probably already changed your seasonal tires yourself, or had them changed by professionals. However, you may not have considered how to store winter tires, properly, after they’re removed. Properly storing your tires is more important than many people realize – the improper storage of tires could potentially ruin or […]

spring auto maintenance

Spring Auto Maintenance Tips

Spring has finally arrived and that means your car needs a spring auto maintenance checkup! After a cold, long, and bitter winter, your vehicle deserves some TLC before it hits the road for day trips and weekend getaways. Chances are that the Canadian winter we experienced did not hold back […]

driving in the snow

Ultimate Guide: Driving in the Snow in Canada

Driving in the snow, especially on the icy roads in Canada, can be a daunting task. Here, the elements are unpredictable. As Canadians, we are conditioned to be able to drive in extreme weather conditions, but regardless, pile-ups and wrecks follow wherever the snow and ice go. That’s why the […]

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Winter Tire Change Over Season

It’s winter tire change over season in Canada! With the flurries approaching, its important to prepare for whatever might slide your way. Driving in Canada during the winter means learning to safely navigate behind a wheel while understanding and dealing with the elements. Being one step ahead and ready for […]

Fix a Flat Tire Without a Spare

How often have you had to change or fix a flat tire? With newer vehicles, it might be something you’ve never considered. Do you have a jack? A spare? Do you know what you would do if you suddenly got a flat on the freeway, had to pull over, and […]

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Different Types of Tires

  Who doesn’t want to have a smooth roll down the road? We all want a more comfortable ride with our vehicles. To achieve that, we need to start giving much thought to the tires when purchasing our vehicles. Most people are more concerned about the color or the make […]

How to do an oil change at home

How to do an Oil Change at Home

Wondering how to do an oil change at home? We’ve got you covered. It’s of the most common do-it-yourself auto maintenance jobs. Although the thought of performing vehicle maintenance, simple or complex, is dreadful; an oil change can be an easy one. Today we will show you how to do […]

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10 Tips to Keep Your New Car in New Condition

If you’ve recently purchased a new car, chances are you have the same great intention as everyone else; to keep your new car in new condition as long as possible! Every vehicle owner wants to extend the lifespan of their new vehicle. They don’t, however, always take the necessary action […]

car dash warning lights

Top 15 Car Dashboard Warning Lights Explained

Have you ever wondered what your car dashboard warning lights mean, why they’re flashing and what you have to do to get them off? You’re not alone and LubeVan is here to help. Your vehicle has countless safety measures in place to get you from Point A to Point B […]

What Does the Color of Your Engine Oil Mean?

Paying attention to the color of your vehicle’s engine oil is an essential part of the upkeep of your vehicle’s condition. If you pay close enough attention, you can figure out the maintenance that needs to be taken care of based on the color of the oil. Making it important […]

Top 10 Myths about Engine Oil

The importance of engine oil in the operation of your vehicle cannot be gainsaid. Oil lubricates the moving parts of the engine, prevents them from rusting, and ensures they don’t seize up. Thus, engine oil needs to be changed regularly. Unfortunately, there are certain myths that have cropped up about […]

Why Should You Monitor Your Oil Level?

It’s easy to forget things. That’s a given.   Keeping track of a lot of things can get tiring after some time. But we have to understand that we monitor things for a reason. For doctors, they monitor their patient’s vitals to know if they are getting better or worse. […]

Why Is My Car Burning Oil?

Cars burn a lot of things.   It burns fuel to run. You can burn rubber if you want to go fast. It can sometimes burn money if you want add-ons and enhancements. But if there’s one thing your car should not be burning then it should be oil. When […]

Oil Viscosity Explained

Choosing the right cooking oil to use can get really tricky. You have sunflower oil, canola oil, peanut oil, palm oil, and vegetable oil. Each of them have their own qualities that allow you to take your cooking to the next level. But in finding the right oil, sometimes it’s […]

How Often Do I Really Need to Change my Oil?

When changing your car’s engine oil, it’s best to follow your car’s manual. If you lost your manual, adhering to the 3000 mile rule does not hurt but modern cars can easily run more than 3000 miles in one change. I remember my dad telling me when I first got […]

dead battery in the winter

Avoiding a Dead Battery in the Winter

Cold weather can drain your car battery. Batteries get weaker the colder it gets. In the summer months, the high temperatures speed up the process of corrosion within the battery – the damage done here usually does not appear until the battery becomes more strained with use. As the months […]

new car in new condition bubble

10 Tips to Keep Your New Car in New Condition

If you’ve recently purchased a new car, chances are you have the same great intention as everyone else; to keep your new car in new condition as long as possible! Every vehicle owner wants to extend the lifespan of their new vehicle. They don’t, however, always take the necessary action […]

car dash warning lights

Top 15 Car Dashboard Warning Lights Explained

Have you ever wondered what your car dashboard warning lights mean, why they’re flashing and what you have to do to get them off? You’re not alone and LubeVan is here to help. Your vehicle has countless safety measures in place to get you from Point A to Point B […]

brakes in winter

Maintaining Your Brakes in the Winter

Winter driving conditions taking a toll on your vehicle is a common occurrence living in Canada. The north can sometimes be unforgiving. It’s important to understand the parts of your vehicle being affected by this type of weather because there are a few things you need to ensure to maximize […]

Summer Road Trip Readiness

Is Your Car Ready For Summer Road-trips?

Summer for most Canadians usually means cottage getaways, family vacations, camping trips, and weekend road trips; giving up hibernation for outdoor adventure and sunshine is something everyone is after. Whatever you choose to do this year, it’s likely that you’re going to hit the road. Before you do, be sure […]

Store Winter Tires LubeVan

How To Properly Store Winter Tires

You’ve probably already changed your seasonal tires yourself, or had them changed by professionals. However, you may not have considered how to store winter tires, properly, after they’re removed. Properly storing your tires is more important than many people realize – the improper storage of tires could potentially ruin or […]

How to do an oil change at home

How to do an Oil Change at Home

Wondering how to do an oil change at home? We’ve got you covered. It’s of the most common do-it-yourself auto maintenance jobs. Although the thought of performing vehicle maintenance, simple or complex, is dreadful; an oil change can be an easy one. Today we will show you how to do […]

Cabin air filter

Have You Replaced Your Cabin Air Filter?

There are several common things that vehicle owners have in mind when it comes to auto maintenance. One often overlooked vehicle component is the cabin air filter. It seems like a small piece of the puzzle, but it’s a difference maker in vehicle health, and in vehicle performance. Most people […]

spring auto maintenance

Spring Auto Maintenance Tips

Spring has finally arrived and that means your car needs a spring auto maintenance checkup! After a cold, long, and bitter winter, your vehicle deserves some TLC before it hits the road for day trips and weekend getaways. Chances are that the Canadian winter we experienced did not hold back […]

new car in new condition bubble

10 Tips to Keep Your New Car in New Condition

If you’ve recently purchased a new car, chances are you have the same great intention as everyone else; to keep your new car in new condition as long as possible! Every vehicle owner wants to extend the lifespan of their new vehicle. They don’t, however, always take the necessary action […]

LubeVan Fleet

What’s Your Mobile Fleet Maintenance Plan?

As a fleet-powered company, we understand the value of a smoothly running fleet. We also understand the drive to reduce fleet downtime. We’ve discovered it can be cut significantly with regular, preventative, check ups, and reduced even more with mobile fleet maintenance services. For LubeVan, having a vehicle off the […]

car dash warning lights

Top 15 Car Dashboard Warning Lights Explained

Have you ever wondered what your car dashboard warning lights mean, why they’re flashing and what you have to do to get them off? You’re not alone and LubeVan is here to help. Your vehicle has countless safety measures in place to get you from Point A to Point B […]

dead battery in the winter

Avoiding a Dead Battery in the Winter

Cold weather can drain your car battery. Batteries get weaker the colder it gets. In the summer months, the high temperatures speed up the process of corrosion within the battery – the damage done here usually does not appear until the battery becomes more strained with use. As the months […]

brakes in winter

Maintaining Your Brakes in the Winter

Winter driving conditions taking a toll on your vehicle is a common occurrence living in Canada. The north can sometimes be unforgiving. It’s important to understand the parts of your vehicle being affected by this type of weather because there are a few things you need to ensure to maximize […]

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