Have you Checked your Brakes Recently?

 

Regular Brake inspections should be part of your vehicle’s ongoing maintenance, to ensure safety and reliability.  Don’t take chances with your brakes.  Have one of our skilled technicians take a look at your vehicle’s braking system today.

Warranty Approved Oil Changes

 

 An oil change is one of the few maintenance items that automobile manufacturers have not found a way to eliminate. Regular oil changes are the best way to ensure longer engine life.  How often do you really need to change the oil in your car?  It really depends on how you drive.   Want to know more?

Regular Maintenance

 

We perform tune-ups, vehicle inspections, and car repair services, using top-of-the-line diagnostic equipment, advanced inspection processes, high-quality products such as Liqui Moly™ Oils and quality parts to ensure the best possible maintenance of your vehicle.

Our Services

Leah’s Automotive specializes in servicing European luxury vehicles including BMW, Mercedes, Alfa Romeo, Audi and Porsche.

Leah Gillanders is a certified BMW technician, with over 10 years of BMW focused experience.  We are also proud to have one of the few Alfa Romeo certified technician’s in the country, who has been servicing Alfa Romeos for over 30 years.

Although we specialize in European car care, we are happy to service nearly every make and model of vehicle.  We have invested in special tools and programming equipment that set us apart from other non-dealer shops.   We focus on helping the client better understand the service being done on their vehicle and create maintenance programs based on each person’s individual needs, priorities and budget.  We also offer vehicle protection packages with road side assistance for customers that want complete peace of mind while on the road.

The quality of workmanship at Leah’s is annually confirmed and endorsed by CVSE inspectors as a government approved inspection facility.

We pride ourselves on always using well made parts and products backed with a warranty, including Liqui Moly lubricants and additives and BG flushing equipment.

Air Conditioning Service

Our shop is equipped with an A/C machine, so that we are able to keep your AC running strong.  From a mini charge up in the spring to a full A/C compressor replacement, we have the tools to keep you cool.

Brake Service and Replacement
Your brakes are the most important safety system of your vehicle. Braking systems are becoming  more sophisticated and should always be  serviced by experts who are trained on the latest brake innovations.

Leah’s Automotive has skilled technicians who are trained to diagnose and repair today’s complex braking systems.  Leah’s is equipped to handle electronic brake calipers and register pad replacement.  Additionally, Leah’s only uses brake pads and rotors that have a backed warranty.

Don’t take chances with your brakes. Make regular brake inspections part of your vehicle’s ongoing maintenance to ensure safety and reliability. We’ll examine your brakes, consult with you on the work that needs to be done and provide a written estimate before starting.

Cooling System
 

We perform full cooling system repairs from minor flushes to cylinder head gaskets using only warranty approved coolant with distilled water.  Leah’s is also a supplier of BG cooling system flushes and Liqui moly Radiator cleaners .

Cooling System components   –

Radiator

A series of fins around the radiator allows coolant to dissipate heat as air passes over these fins. Radiator cores can become clogged and require flushing or replacing.

Rad Hoses

Transfer coolant from the radiator to the engine block. Water hoses are designed for extreme heat and pressure, and must be replaced according to your vehicle maintenance guide.

Thermostat

The radiator thermostat controls the coolant sent to the engine for heat management during operation. Without a properly operating thermostat, your engine will overheat, potentially causing serious damage. Signs of thermostat trouble include very high or very low temperature readings. Remember to always allow your engine to cool down when checking the radiator for problems. The radiator cap should be cool to the touch before opening.

Water Pump

The water pump is a simple centrifugal pump driven by a belt connected to the crankshaft of the engine. The pump circulates fluid whenever the engine is running.

The fluid leaving the pump flows first through the engine block and cylinder head, then into the radiator and finally back to the pump.

The water pump uses centrifugal force to send fluid to the outside while it spins, causing fluid to be drawn from the centre continuously. The inlet to the pump is located near the center so that fluid returning from the radiator hits the pump vanes.

Designated Government Inspection Facility
Leah’s is a authorized inspection facility with licensed technicians to perform pre-purchase, out of province and government CVI inspections.  We will provide you with a full report on the condition of the vehicle along with filling out and submitting paper work.
Diagnostics and Repairs

Today’s vehicles have numerous onboard computers. You may not be aware of them or the thousands of adjustments they make per second so you can experience a smooth ride.

We have experienced technicians and top of the line scanning and testing equipment helps us see hidden codes that the other scanners may not be able to see.  We use graphs and run energy diagnoses to assist us in making an accurate diagnosis of your car’s specific issue.

If your vehicle’s check engine light comes on we can tell you why, fix the problem and get you back on the road again.

Major Engine Repairs
We do major engine repairs on all makes and models including head gaskets, valve adjustments and bottom end work (I.e. engine main bearings and pistons rings. etc.).

 

Oil and Filter Change
Oil and filter change is a very important part of car care. We carry a range of engine oils with different viscosities and use only the recommended fluids for your vehicle.  All of our oil and filter changes are warranty approved.  In fact, many of the oils we use exceed manufacturer specifications.  We are also proud to be one of the few suppliers of Liqui moly Oils and additives.
At Leah’s, we always choose the best products to ensure the longevity of your vehicle.
Pre-purchase Inspections

If you are planning to buy a pre-owned vehicle, make sure you bring to us first!  We will go though an extensive check list that includes inspecting the top, bottom, inside and outside of the vehicle.  It may turn out to be the best money you ever spent.

Timing Belts
Your car’s timing belt plays a critical role synchronizing the engines crankshaft and camshaft.  Keeping up on manufacturer recommended servicing is very important in maintaining a strong engine.   Leah’s also recommend keeping up with these services to prevent any engine damage.

 

Ladies Only Automotive Classes
Leah provides women the opportunity to come into the shop and learn a little about vehicles.  We cover the basics of how a vehicle operates, maintenance and also offer some hands on time.  For more information or to find out about upcoming classes, send us an email and follow us on social media.

 

Ready to give your car the care it deserves?