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  • Sils Auto Is Seeking Licensed Experienced 310 Technician

    Posted on 17, April, 2018

    Modern, dealer like aftermarket facility seeks a technician who wants a difference!

    Awesome opportunity for motivated, organized and energetic person at our Professional 8 Bay family run automotive service centre. Be apart of a professional team where management support, systems and procedures are superior. We measure success by how well we, as management, serve you.

    We are a Leading aftermarket independent service, maintenance and repair facility working on Europeans, Domestic and import vehicles.

    Candidate requires a clean driving record. Familiar with windows based program like Alldata, Mitchell, identifix, Iatn etc, Have their own tool set.Comprehends a variety of service and diagnostic tasks and can complete the task with out ongoing daily technical support. Comprehension of diagnostics like Check Engine Light issues, and ability to completed electrical testing. Ability to work on import and domestic vehicle.

    Requirements: Drive Clean certification, ODP license, 310S license required with OCOT up to date. Canadian Citizen, Solid grasp of the English language. Any other certifications are an Asset.

    Technician experience: general repairs and perform ability to diagnose faults and failures. This position is not for an apprentice.

    We are not a dealer flat rate facility, unless you chose that pay program, we will review your request. Technician have targets and goals set for yourself and the team to achieve, management works hard to ensure you do what you need to do in a great environment.

    We have access to multiple diagnostic tools, the latest in Hunter alignment equipment, all maintenance equipment, and a facility that is spotless and a dedicated service bay area for yourself.

    Email me a resume. we will contact you if we wish to move to an interview. Or call carlo @ 905 823 2626

    Compensation starting level is based on the interview process.

    Compensation starting from $60,000 per year

    Annual boot allowance paid for $100.00

    Benefit plan / Single or Family plan after 6 Months 50/50

    Paid uniform / Seasonal Clothes 100% paid

    All training courses are paid 100% paid

    In class time paid for 100% paid

    Annual target bonus paid

    ** Bonus After 6 month review $ 1000.00 in any tools required MAC, Snap on, or other

    **Bonus after completion of 1st year $2000.00 bonus paid in full

    **Bonus after completion of 2nd year $2500 bonus paid in full

  • Blind Spots when driving

    Posted on 19, February, 2018

    Blind spots may be a good thing when it comes to a spouse's annoying habits, but when driving an automobile in Oakville, they are definitely to be avoided. So, while it's not good marital advice, it's good auto advice to minimize your own blind spots and stay out of other Oakville drivers' blind spots, especially when it comes to large, heavy vehicles like trucks and buses.

    First, minimize your own blind spots. Do this before you pull out of the driveway or parking space. Adjust your rearview mirror so that you see as much of the area behind you as possible. And, no, this doesn't include the passengers in the back seat. The rearview mirror isn't designed to be a baby monitor.

    Next, lean to the side until your head almost touches the driver's side window. Now adjust the driver's side mirror so that it just catches the side of the vehicle. Then, lean to the middle of the car and adjust the passenger's side mirror in the same way. These adjustments will ensure you the widest possible view behind your vehicle.

    Of course, you can't eliminate blind spots entirely. There is always an area behind any vehicle where the driver just can't see what's there. The bigger the vehicle, the bigger the blind spot. Toddlers are just the right size to hide in a pickup's or SUV's blind spot. The blind spot on an RV or tractor-trailer can actually hide your crossover! You should always check behind any vehicle before getting in and backing up. And if you sit in the vehicle for a few minutes before backing up, it is best to get out and check again, especially if you are pulling out of a neighborhood driveway in Oakville. No precaution is too extreme if it saves the life of a child.

    Trucks may cause about 60% of the accidents involving a truck and a car, but 78% of fatalities in such accidents are with the smaller vehicle. The number of fatalities in Ontario, as well as the number of crashes, could be cut significantly if Oakville drivers learned to properly share Ontario roads with trucks.

    While learning to share Ontario roads and freeways with trucks and other large vehicles may not seem like preventive auto maintenance, it does, in fact, go hand-in-hand with good car care. Keeping your vehicle out of the body shop can save you big bucks and prevent the stress of a major accident, along with the injuries that could come with it.

    The team at Sils Complete Auto Care Centre in Oakville urges you to stay safe, and stay on the road!
     

    Sils Complete Auto Care Centre
    1040 Winston Churchille Blvd
    Oakville, Ontario L6J 7Y4
    905-823-2626

    Tagged: safety
  • CAA Auto Repair Oakville Only

    Posted on 05, February, 2018

    Did you know that Sil’s Complete Auto Care Centre is Oakville’s only CAA Approved Automotive Service facility?  As an approved facility measures are put into place to ensure the highest quality level of service and care.  Every auto repair facility in the AARS program must meet stringent CAA requirements for quality service at fair prices.

    Plus, they offer Member-exclusive benefits such as 3% in CAA Dollars® on all repairs and a guaranteed 1-year/20,000-km warranty on parts and labour! At Sil’s Auto we double the CAA coverage to 2 years and 40,000kms on  premium parts services.

    Remember that CAA is not only for road side service, they have evolved to be a premium partner with many restaurants, hotels and other services passing cost savings on to you the member.  As well CAA vehicle insurance programs has some very competitive rates on the market. 

    https://www.caasco.com/Membership-and-Savings/CAA-Dollars.aspx

  • Maintenance Service Intervals

    Posted on 22, January, 2018

    Most people in the Oakville area are aware that automotive manufacturers have recommended service intervals. Following recommended service intervals is very important. The engineers that design our vehicles have tested the various systems and components to meet durability and safety standards. Some of these standards are self-imposed and others, like those for emissions components, are government mandated for areas in Ontario.

    The maintenance schedules are designed to achieve the standards. Think of the benefits of following recommended intervals as falling into three general categories: Protection, Efficiency and Safety.

    Protection. Let's start with motor oil. First of all, the engineers recommend a particular weight and type of motor oil for your vehicle. All of their oil change recommendations assume using the proper motor oil. Motor oil contains detergents and other additives that clean the engine and provide corrosion resistance. Over time, the additives are depleted. The oil also becomes contaminated by water, dirt and combustion gases.

    Extending your interval beyond the recommendation means that your vehicle engine will be operating without the full protection of fresh motor oil. It also means that sludge can form in contaminated oil and clog up passages in the engine, starving parts from needed lubrication.

    Efficiency. Some services are designed to keep automotive systems operating efficiently. For example, the fuel system gets clogged up with gum and varnish from the fuel. Fuel doesn't flow efficiently which reduces fuel economy. A fuel system cleaning restores the fuel system's efficiency and increases your gas mileage.

    Safety. Your brakes are a component of one of the most important safety systems on your vehicle. The manufacturer has scheduled brake pad replacement as well as power brake fluid drain and replacement intervals. Because brakes are so important, a brake inspection is also on the schedule to head off problems before they result in an accident.

    Check your owner's manual for recommended service schedules or talk with your Oakville service advisor at Sils Complete Auto Care Centre by calling 905-823-2626.

    You may be surprised to learn that various inspections may be on your list of factory recommendations for your vehicle. These inspections are usually at major intervals like 15,000 or 30,000 miles/24,000 or 48,000 km. They're designed to uncover important parts that may be close to failing.

    Your vehicle owner's manual can tell you when to change your oil, but it can't tell you that you have a radiator hose that's bulging and about to burst. For that you need a trained auto technician. These scheduled inspections are in addition to the multi-point inspections done with a full-service oil change.

    Sils Complete Auto Care Centre
    1040 Winston Churchille Blvd
    Oakville, Ontario L6J 7Y4
    905-823-2626

    Tagged: maintenance
  • Toys for Tots Sils Auto - Salvation Army & Halton Police 2018 - Success - Thank you

    Posted on 16, January, 2018

    As the 2017 Holiday Season has wrapped up, I wanted to reach out to you and thank you for your generous donation to the Toys for Tots campaign.  The success of the campaign would not be achieved without help and support from business like yours.  This year we were able to collect over $300,000.00 in toys for families in need in the Region of Halton.  Please take pride in knowing you helped put smiles on the faces of many children this past Christmas morning. 

     

    Thank you once again, and I wish you a very happy 2018.

     

    Regards,

     

    Constable Steve Elms #5472

    Regional Community Mobilization Bureau

     

    Halton Regional Police

     

    Tagged: toys for tots