Things You Shouldn’t Be Doing To Your Motor Vehicle. Many times, vehicle owners drive and treat their vehicles in such terrible ways, yet still wonder why on earth their vehicles just magically break down one day. Dear vehicle owners, you’ve got to remember that your motor vehicles do indeed have a lifespan and if they don’t take proper care of it, it won’t last as long as it should. Here are some things that you might be doing (or maybe a friend of yours is) that should be stopped right now. Don’t shift into drive at the same time that the car is rolling back: This can actually be quite problematic to your transmission system. It forces the car to instantly transfer its movement from one to another.. Don’t just start your car and drive off: You need to ensure that your car has enough time to warm up its engine parts, especially when the weather is very cold. Those engine parts should be a certain temperature to operate.. Don’t drive with your car’s automatic start/stop system: Driving with it will cause your car’s parts to wear down prematurely.. Don’t fill your radiator with only water: If your radiator only has water in it during very hot summer days, it may cause the water to reach boiling temperatures. On the other hand, in the freezing temperatures of the winter, the water may freeze, expand and crack your engine block.. Don’t use the wrong oil: You need to ensure that the oil has the right thickness or viscosity to do its job well. Check with your owner’s manual.. Don’t speed over potholes or speed bumps: You will be doing damage to your shocks and undercarriage.. Don’t neglect repairing the small things: The more you leave the smaller problems in your vehicle unattended to, the more likely they are to become a big problem eventually.. Don’t disregard the ‘Check Engine’ light: Sometimes you may just think that whatever the problem is, it’s no big deal. You shouldn’t do that, because the check engine light is a definite indication that there’s an issue with the engine.. If you are looking for small engine repair services in Ottawa, mobile car battery boosting, lawn mower and lawn tractor repairs and tune-ups, or snow blower repairs then give us a call to book your mobile small engine repair today. We fix, repair, and tune-up small engines such as lawn mowers and snow blowers and home generators. The best part is that we come to you so no more waiting in line or traveling back and forth to fix your small engine equipment. Also if you are looking for generator repair services in Ottawa to ensure that you have sufficient power for your home if the power goes out then give us a call to book your mobile power generator repair today. We fix, repair, and tune-up all major brands of home generators to keep your powered up during power outages. The best part is that we come to you so no more waiting in line or traveling back and forth to fix your power generator for your home in Ottawa.