Smart on Sparks

  When to change spark plugs: 1. Engine has a rough idle Your engine idles when it is a stationary and in this position the engine normally produces around 1000rpm. The sound the engine gives off is constant and smooth but if your spark plugs aren’t performing as...

Under Pessure

  For smooth, safe rides and long-lasting tires, it’s important to find the right tire pressure for your vehicle.   THE MAXIMUM   Somewhere on the sidewall of your tire, just below the big, bold letters of the manufacturer, for example, you might have...

Better Service

  We know before you do.   There are very few shocks with Fifth Avenue Auto. We make it a priority to know what needs doing before it needs doing and we tell you what needs doing before it needs doing. Which means you can account for it, both mentally and...

Going straight?

    If you notice that your vehicle pulls significantly to the left or right when you are travelling on a straight, flat road with little cross-wind, or your tyres are wearing abnormally, then your wheel alignment may require adjustment. You should therefore...

Dirty Transmission Fluid?

    Despite the significant advancements in modern transmissions and the “fill-for-life” fluids used by some manufacturers, automatic transmission experts say fluid should be periodically changed to ensure maximum transmission life. The transmission is an...

Tire Choice

  All Weather vs All Season The names seem to mean the same thing, but these two types of tires deliver significantly different results, and only one of them is good for year-round use Lately, there's barely any snow on the roads and temperatures are above...

DIY Screen Wash

    Running out of screen wash? Save a few bucks with this environmentally friendly DIY Non-Toxic version. You will need: - 1 empty (clean) gallon jug - 8 oz to 16oz of '99% Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol' - 1 oz. liquid castile soap - 4 drops of blue food...

Best Child Safety Seats

    When traveling in your vehicle some packages are definitely worth looking after! Ease of install, ease of use .... and not only whether the all important sippy cup can be accommodated, but which size cup will it take. The best convertible car seats on...

Winter Tips – Battery

    The most common winter car complaint is the engine not starting. Like humans, your car does not work as well in the cold and that very much applies to the chemical reaction in your battery, reducing starting power by around a third in cold temperatures....

Coming soon …

    We decided to get our website up to the same impeccable levels as our maintenance program and customer service. The digital elves are busy fiddling with pixels, hammering away at menu bars and drilling logos into place. We should be live with a brand...

Best Small Business 2015

    We did it again! The Greater Westside Board of Trade recently held their Annual Business Awards and Fifth Avenue Auto were awarded the Best Small Business in 2015. We're going to need a bigger trophy cabinet!  

10 Tips for Pro Detailing

    Carwash season is coming. But don't settle for just hosing off your vehicle in the driveway. To help you help your baby really shine this year, we asked professional detailers for their tips for DIY enthusiasts. "Think of the surface of your car as you...

Ball Joints 101

    Fifth Avenue Auto believe regular maintenance is safer, cheaper and a whole lot more convenient.   There are a few parts on your car where failure could be spectacularly dangerous. Ball joints are among them. Ball joints are essentially metal...

Getting rid of the bugs.

  One of the toughest things about cleaning a windshield is getting rid of the bug guts from all the smashed insects. Talk about gross. Cleaning those nasty messes doesn't have to be a hard or difficult process. In fact you are going to be surprised at just how...

We have a winner!

  David Webster was the lucky winner from a prize draw at Telemark last weekend. Fifth Avenue donated a rather amazing iPad Air 2 so that Telemark could raise funds at the 2015 Teck BC Championship. Around 500 or so athletes congregated at the West Kelowna Cross...