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College Park Motors

4512 Railway Avenue
Directions Vermilion, AB T9X 1E9

  • Sales: 1 (888) 857-0514

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GM CERTIFIED SERVICE  

Welcome to our Service Department

At College Park Motors, our highly qualified technicians are here to provide exceptional service in a timely manner. From oil changes to transmission replacements, We are dedicated to maintaining top tier customer service, for both new and pre-owned car buyers! Allow our staff to demonstrate our commitment to excellence.
We service and Warranty SATURN'S, HUMMERS and of course PONTIAC'S.

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Expert service at competitive prices

With General Motors of Canada leading the way in automotive technology and innovations, your vehicle demands the best service possible from professionally trained experts. That's why GM Certified Technicians are specifically trained to service GM vehicles using only GM-approved parts and state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment.


Why GM Certified?

One-stop expert service for your GM vehicle

Your vehicle demands the best service possible from professionally trained experts. That's why GM  Technicians are specifically trained to service GM vehicles using only GM-approved parts and state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment.

At  GM Certified Service locations across Canada, you can get:

  • Factory-trained technicians
  • GM-approved parts
  • Great service offers

...And always at competitive prices.

GM Certified Service

The same innovations that make your driving experience remarkable make our maintenance extraordinary. Our factory-trained technicians have the know-how and the GM-approved diagnostic tools and equipment to service your vehicle right.

Some of these same technologies also have less of an impact on the environment - easier on your pocketbook and easier on the environment, talk about a winning combination!

GM Technologies

Tech II
Tech II is an advanced diagnostic tool specifically designed for GM vehicles. GM Service technicians use this sophisticated software to instantly access the very latest service inspection information.

DEX-COOL. (ANTIFREEZE)
GM was the first to use DEX-COOL, A long lasting, corrosion inhibiting engine coolant as a standard production product. For you, this means less hassle. With proper recommended maintenance DEX-COOL requires changing just once every five years (or 240,000 km) instead of every two years like regular coolants*. DEX-COOL contains no phosphates, silicates or nitrates. It is recyclable, and its longer life also means less impact on the environment in terms of disposal and the consumption of non-renewable resources. If your vehicle has DEX-COOL, GM Service technicians will only use DEX-COOL. If it doesn't, they'll be sure to use the right coolant for your vehicle*.

* Maintenance requirements vary with use and driving conditions. See Owner's Manual for more information. Warning, do not mix DEX-COOL with other coolants.

Platinum-Tipped Spark Plugs

All GM vehicles are equipped with long lasting platinum-tipped spark plugs. They conduct electricity more effectively than standard spark plugs for improved fuel economy and smoother acceleration. They are also an integral part of GM engine technology that has reduced harmful emissions by more than 90% since the 1970's. Platinum-tipped spark plugs only need to be replaced every 166,000 km*. GM Service technicians only use platinum-tipped spark plugs and only replace plugs when they need replacing.

* Maintenance requirements vary with use and driving conditions. See Owner's Manual for more information.

Tire Pressure Monitor
Tires can lose up to one pound of pressure per square inch a month without notice. General Motors developed the Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM) to alert drivers before tire inflation levels become dangerous.* Keeping tires properly inflated also extends tire life and reduces wear on other components. Reducing wear means consuming fewer natural resources (and creating less waste) by extending component life. GM technicians will recalibrate the TPM whenever your tires are rotated.

*Note: It is important to check tire pressure on a regular basis whether your vehicle has the TPM or not. Only available on some GM vehicles.

Dexron-III
Extended-life, oxidation-resistant Dexron-III transmission fluid is designed to last the lifetime of your vehicle under regular driving conditions*. Because this product lasts longer, less petrochemicals are required or have to be disposed of. GM Service technicians know when your transmission fluid doesn't need changing, saving you time and money.

* Maintenance requirements vary with use and driving conditions. See Owner's Manual for more information.

GF4 Motor Oil
Identifiable by its distinctive "Starburst" symbol, GF4 Motor Oil has a longer life and contributes to increased fuel efficiency, increased emissions system protection* and reduced oil consumption. Fewer oil and oil filter changes save you time and money. Using (and disposing of) less petrochemicals means a reduced impact on the environment. Whether your vehicle has GF4 Motor Oil or not, GM Service technicians only change your oil when it's required.

* Maintenance requirements vary with use and driving conditions. See owner's manual for more information.

Driving and Maintenance Tips

Here's some information your car or truck will thank you for with improved performance and mileage. You can also consult your owner's manual for even more helpful information.

Tire Pressure

To get a true tire pressure reading, check the tires when they're cold -- when your vehicle has been idle for at least three hours.

How Much Pressure?

A label on the underside of the trunk lid or on the edge of the driver's door will tell you the proper tire inflation for your car or truck.

Tire Inflation

Over-inflated tires wear out more quickly in the center of the tread. Under-inflated tires wear out more quickly at the outer edge of the tread. With under-inflated tires, rolling resistance is increased causing increased fuel consumption.


Nitrogen

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Oil Level


You'll get a more accurate dipstick reading if you wait a few minutes after turning off the engine. This gives the oil in the crankcase time to drain back into the oil pan. Also, make sure the vehicle is on level ground.

Fabric/Carpet Stains

Rub stubborn stains with a damp cloth moistened with club soda or glass cleaner. Also try denture cleaner dissolved according to directions on the package. It's a good idea to do a spot test to ensure that the color of the fabric or carpet doesn't come out.

Hands on the Wheel

Always drive with both hands on the wheel. The best place for your hands are at the nine and three o'clock positions. This gives you greater steering control in all situations.

Quick Maneuvering

If you need to turn the wheel suddenly to avoid hitting an object in the path of your vehicle, look in the direction you're turning. If you look at the object, you're more likely to hit it.

Lights On, Please!

In rainy or snowy weather, turn on your headlamps and tail lamps. Even if your visibility is good, other drivers will have a better view of your vehicle in their rear-view mirrors.

Driving Out of a Skid, Backward and Forward

The best way to drive out of a skid is to take your foot off the accelerator, steer in the direction you want to go and constantly check for an escape route.

Overweight

Driving with a lot of excess weight in the trunk of your car or truck bed can decrease gas mileage. Remove the things that accumulate in these areas.

Snow on the Roof

If you live in a snow belt, don't let snow pile up on top of your car or truck. Peaks of snow increase drag and decrease gas mileage. Also, don't let snow pile up in the bed of your pickup. It can cause an obstruction of your view and the view of other drivers.

Wash Wax Concentrate

Use GM Wash Wax concentrate (part number 10953196) as directed for a clean, shiny finish. It rinses off quickly and leaves no residue.

Figuring Out Your Mileage

Start out with a full tank of gas. Note the mileage on your odometer, or zero out your trip odometer. The next time you fill up, note how many liters of gas you've added and how many kilometers you've driven. Divide the number of liters added by the number of kilometers driven and multiply by 100. The resulting number is your vehicle's L/100 kilometers.

Engine Overheating

If your engine overheats in summer traffic, turn off the air conditioner and turn on the heater and fan to the highest level. It may be uncomfortable, but it will help cool down the engine.

GM Certified Service FAQ

Here are some quick references to help you make your driving experience more enjoyable:

How do I know when I really need new tires?

You can't always tell by looking at the tread depth. Sometimes a tire that appears to have significant tread remaining needs to be replaced. So check the tread wear indicators -- bald spots that appear at various intervals on the tread. If you see them in three or more places, you need a new tire.

Also, you need a new tire if:

  • You can see cord or fabric showing through the tire's rubber
  • The tread or sidewall is cracked, cut, or snagged deep enough to show cord or fabric
  • The tire has a bump, bulge, or split
  • The tire has a puncture, cut or other damage that can't be repaired because of the size or location of the damage

Why can't I just use water in my radiator?

Your vehicle's coolant system is set for the proper coolant mix. With plain water, or the wrong mix, your engine could get too hot, but you wouldn't get the "overheated" warning. Your engine could be badly damaged and might even catch fire. Also, too much water in the mix can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. Damage resulting from using plain water or the wrong mixture would not be covered by your warranty. See your Owner's Manual for more specific information.

A 50/50 mixture of water and the proper coolant will

  • Give freezing protection down to -37° C (-34° F)
  • Give boiling protection up to 129° C (256° F)
  • Protect against rust and corrosion
  • Help maintain the proper engine temperature
  • Let the warning lights and gauges work as they should

Why do I have to keep changing the oil if I'm not burning any?

Oil helps protect your vehicle's engine from premature wear by suspending moisture, abrasive dirt, and contaminants until they're broken down by detergents and trapped by the oil filter. But over time, even the best oil loses its ability to do the job. That's why regular oil changes are so important. Even if you don't drive many miles, stop-and-go driving and repeated short trips can increase your vehicle's need for an oil change.

What's the best grade of oil?

Oils recommended for your GM vehicle (gasoline engine only) can be identified by looking for the "starburst" symbol, indicating that the oil has been certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API). Do not use any oil that does not carry this symbol. Check your Owner's Manual for the proper viscosity grade. Diesel engines have a different API symbol.

What is octane?

The octane number or octane rating is a measure of the anti-knock properties of gasoline -- a higher number indicates a smaller likelihood of knocking. Using a higher-octane fuel than your Owner's Manual calls for is a waste of money. It doesn't produce more power, performance or fuel savings. Follow the Owner's Manual recommendations regarding fuel octane for your vehicle. The only time that higher octane fuels might be necessary is if your vehicle suffers audible engine knock at highway speeds.

I don't smoke, so what's the film buildup on the inside of my windshield?

The film buildup occurs primarily as a result of harmless agents called plasticizers, which are released from the plastic interior parts and condense on glass surfaces. You can clean them off with GM Glass Cleaner, part number 992727.

When I'm waiting in my car with the engine running, how long of a wait justifies turning the engine off?

Restarting your vehicle's engine uses about as much gas as 30 seconds worth of idling. Therefore, shutting off your vehicle's engine when you'll be at a standstill for more than half a minute will improve your gas mileage and put fewer emissions in the air.

How come they never lubricate the lug nuts on my wheels? Wouldn't that make them easier to take off when I change a tire?

Lug nuts or studs should never be lubricated. While it may make them easier to remove, they could come off while you're driving. If you can't remove them with the equipment in your vehicle, call the GM Roadside Assistance line provided in your Owner's Manual.




Maintenance Schedule

This guide is designed to help you find the right GM-recommended maintenance services for your vehicle.

Depending on the vehicle you drive, your maintenance schedule may vary. GM technologies such as GM Oil Life System (OLS), which calculates oil deterioration and indicates when an oil change is required, may affect the frequency and type of services required. Goodwrench Service understands your vehicle and its particular maintenance requirements.

Simply select your vehicle's year, make and model, and choose its age. Then select Show Scheduled Services.

The Goodwrench Maintenance Guide will determine the maintenance your vehicle requires and when it's due.

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Contact

College Park Motors

4512 Railway Avenue
Directions Vermilion, AB T9X 1E9

  • Main : 1 (888) 857-0514
  • Fax: (780) 853-5225

Hours

  • Monday 8:00 am TO 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am TO 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am TO 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am TO 5:30 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am TO 5:30 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed