Is your car AC blowing smelly hot air?

You car’s air condition system should be inspected every year. Even if you don’t suspect any problems, it’s a good idea to have that AC inspected, serviced and cleaned once a year, to make sure it operates efficiency and ready to cool your car in any hot summer day.

We, here at Techmax have three basic solution for your car air condition.

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The first is  for working but smelly AC.  LIQUI MOLY Climate Fresh will fix this problem. The spray is a deodorant for cars that every driver can use themselves. The self-emptying can is set in the foot-well and the air conditioner switched on. The  substances spread in the ventilation and free the air conditioner from unpleasant odors.

If this can’t  eliminate the odor, than we need to clean the AC.  We use LIQUI MOLY A/C System Cleaner.

This is also applied as a spray as well, except it not just to eliminate the odor, its clean the system also. This AC cleaner,  ensures that not only the lines, but also the evaporator of the air conditioner is cleaned.

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The third is the best method.

It is diagnose – clean –  repair and  re – charge.

The  cleaning will be done with  LIQUI MOLY professional AC cleaner. 

This cleaner made from two components, we mixed them just before use. The cleaning liquid is applied to the evaporator with a special tool and reliably eliminates bacteria and mold.

The above three methods – the simple Climate Fresh for eliminating unpleasant odors, the A/C System Cleaner spray can for quick cleaning and the 2K A/C System Cleaner for thorough cleaning – cover the entire spectrum.

Visit us and your  AC’s hot air and  bad odors from ventilation will become a thing of the past. Call us for further details. Telephone: 905.795.0419.

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Oil change on today’s high tech ultra efficient cars

The relatively simple oil change on today’s high tech ultra efficient cars are anything but simple. For instance BMW has a bunch of numbers on their oil requirements on vastly  different engines. The oldest one is LL98 then, the next is LL01 there after came LL04 and the next would be LL14.

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There is an even newer one which, is only for the very latest engines, from 2017 and up.

Furthermore older M engines require a specific grade like 10/60.

Mercedes is quiet the same MB 229, 31-229, 51-229.5 is the three most common designation for late model engines.

In most cases the diesel oriented BMW LL04 can be used in the gas engines for limited distance (no longer than 15 thousand kilometers between oil changes). The LL01 or the LL98 oil is prohibited in the diesel engines due to zinc in those  motor oils. Ditto for Mercedes Benz the 229.5 oil is strictly gas engines only.

The 229.31-229.51 oils are diesel oriented but can be used in most gas engine Mercedes Benz vehicles, except AMG which must have the 229.5 oil specifically.

There is one more additional spec for MB but that only applies to a single engine which is a rarity so we leave that one out for now. The implications are huge for using the wrong oil in the wrong application which at least will damage the diesel particulate filter (in short form DPF) or in the case of a gas engine possible engine damage may occur, especially if the extended service intervals are used.

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To make it more confusing Mercedes specifies a felt oil filter for extended oil changes. The original manufacturer is in most cases Mann & Hummel of Germany.

There are two more original filter manufacturer Hengst of Germany and Knecht Mahle of Austria. There is currently a new French manufacturer which is also original equipment manufacturer called Pureflux. Read more about oil filters.

The question we often get;  Can I get my oil changes done elsewhere other than the dealer? The answer is yes, definitely, however you need to pay special attention to detail and must document the type and make of the oil and the filter on the invoice, so there are no issues if the question asked in the future while your car is under warranty.

The next question is; Are there better oils available than what has been sold by the dealer organization?  The answer is yes definitely there are better oils available. In most cases they are mainly imported from Germany.  Canadian dealers are providing North American sourced motor oils. Currently BMW uses Shell – Pennzoil.  Mercedes prefers Mobil1 from Exxon Mobil or sometime Shell – Pennzoil.

If you have any additional questions please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our phone number is: 905.795.0419.


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The success of a motor oil measured in more than just sold litres and gallons figures, it also includes many different values.

We at Techmax Auto Repair. Inc. only use two German made motor oils. One of them for over 19 years is Liqui Moly fully synthetic motor oils. We also use their proven additives for gas and or diesel engines, which needs no further proof than many of our clients cars passed the three hundred thousand kilometres, some exceeded the half a million in our continued care.

Multiple leading German automotive magazines independently have asked their nearly six million readers to rate the best brand of motor oil in Germany. The magazines were Auto motor und Sport, Auto Zeitung, Auto Bild and Motor Klassik as well they all choose LIQUI MOLY.

This has been Liqui Moly’s victory march for many many years, readers and enthusiast did not choose them by accident, they choose LIQUI MOLY motor oils for their quality. Worth to note they are also have the factory approvals of all the German auto manufacturers as well.

I said quality at above,  many readers who voted for LIQUI MOLY stated, they made their a decision, based on stability, predictability, price and service.

best oil brandThe Auto Motor und Sport and Auto Zeitung readers celebrated their sixth victory for LIQUI MOLY over the years. LIQUI MOLY has been chosen over established names like Castrol, Mobil oil and Shell which is speaks volumes by itself.

The results in Motor Klassik and Auto Bild show an almost identical picture. Here Liquid Moly lubricants was voted to the top position for the fifth time in succession.

The companies reaction was : “Our products’ quality is unequalled by others and the motto Made in Germany is a quality assurance to our clients from LIQUI MOLY as a recognized brand around the globe which chosen 1st place even in our home land, Germany.”

We carry and use a wide selection of motor oils, lubricants and additives from Liqui Moly, in fact we use them every day. Read more about Liqui Moly or give us a call to
(1) 905.795.0419 if you have any related question.

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