Okapro Automotive Inc., your repair center in Kelowna
The services offered
Sale and installation of tires
Transmission and traction
Your vehicle’s air conditioning system is important not only for your comfort but also to ensure your safety. If your windows fog up excessively, the air conditioning system will take care of defogging them. Air conditioning lowers the humidity inside your car, so you have a better view on the road and drive more safely.
You should have your air conditioning system repaired if you notice any of the following issues: excess humidity, a lack of cool air, a lack of power, strange odours or unusual noises.
Running out of coolant gas and a dirty cabin filter are the main reasons for problems with this system. Therefore, you should have it inspected to make sure it’s fully operational. If a leak occurs, it’s also important to have your air conditioning system repaired.
The cabin filter should be changed at least once a year.
Over time, your car's brakes can wear out and make braking more difficult and dangerous.
As brake wear varies from one driver to another, your brakes should be checked at least twice a year. At your next maintenance appointment, take the opportunity to have them checked. That way, you’ll always be safe.
However, if you notice any of the following signs, contact your Uni-Pro workshop as soon as possible:
Your brakes squeak when you brake.
Your brakes don’t work as well.
The brake pedal is no longer easy to press down.
Your vehicle vibrates or stutters when you brake.
The brake light on your instrument panel is lit.
If you notice any of these problems, make an appointment with your Uni-Pro repair shop as soon as possible.
Changing your vehicle's oil is essential. Performing oil changes regularly keeps your engine in good condition. Also, when this maintenance is done by one of our professional technicians, a visual inspection will also be done to detect problems before they become serious and prevent premature engine wear.
When they change the oil, technicians drain the dirt- and particle-filled oil from the car's crankcase. Then, they’ll change your oil filter before adding new oil that’s appropriate for your car, as established by the manufacturer. We use brand-name oils exclusively.
We recommend you change the engine oil regularly and change the oil filter every time you do so. Oil change intervals vary depending on your vehicle and the manufacturer's standards. You should follow the oil change schedule to ensure your vehicle’s engine operates normally and properly.
Sale and installation of tires
Thinking about replacing your vehicle’s tires? To determine if it’s time to replace your current tires, our technicians must check their level of wear.
Tire life cycles vary from one vehicle to another. Several factors indicate whether it’s time to change your tires, such as their level of wear and manufacturing date. Canadian law stipulates that a tire worn down to 2/32 is illegal. Wear greater than 5/32 increases your risk of hydroplaning and traction loss.
With the help of our experts, you can determine when to change your tires and find the right new ones for your car. Whether they’re summer, winter or four-season tires, it’s important they be in good condition to ensure ideal road handling. Because we have a wide variety of tires, no matter the model or year of your car, we can advise you and recommend the best tire for your needs.
Your vehicle’s suspension system is made up of several components. Shock absorbers play an important role in your vehicle’s road handling by keeping your tires in contact with the ground. Shock absorbers ensure road adherence and better braking.
Therefore, it’s essential to have your shock absorbers checked as soon as you reach 80,000 km and have them inspected every year.
The coil spring is another vital component that ensures safe driving. It supports the weight of the vehicle, absorbs road shocks and keeps you steering in a straight line.
Together, these two parts keep your vehicle at a comfortable height, ensuring a safe drive. It is recommended to have your suspension system inspected annually.
Transmission and traction
Whether it’s automatic or manual, your car’s transmission is connected to the rear of the engine. The transmission is made up of many components, including the transmission shaft, differential and velocity joints (universal joints), which send the engine’s power to the drive wheels.
To ensure the proper operation and longevity of your transmission, you must take good care of it. You should have it maintained regularly and change the oil and filter at the recommended mileage intervals, as recommended by your manufacturer.
Here are some signs your transmission should be checked by an Uni-Pro expert as soon as possible:
You feel jolts when you change gears.
It becomes difficult to shift gears, the gear shift slips, or you can no longer shift gears at all.
Your car’s performance is affected.
You must use more force to make manual gear shifts
Your car repeatedly has bright red transmission fluid leaks.
The check engine light is on.
It’s essential to perform routine preventive maintenance on your vehicle. In addition to extending your car’s life cycle, it ensures safe driving. It also helps prevent failures or breakdowns requiring the towing of your vehicle.
Aligning the wheels on your vehicle involves adjusting the wheel angle to prevent premature wear and reduce tire friction. This makes for a more stable, pleasant and safer drive.
Your wheels should be aligned at least once a year or every 20,000 km. You may, however, need to do it before reaching 20,000 km. If your Uni-Pro expert notices uneven wear on your tires or unstable handling on the road, it’s time to have your wheels aligned.