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How to Check Your Tire Pressure

How to Check Your Tire Pressure

It is important to check your tire pressure regularly, at least once a month, or before going on long trips, as tires lose pressure all the time. Remember to check your spare tire also and check the tread on each tire, every time, as an added precaution. It has been estimated that tires lose around 0.069 bar or 6.9 Kpa per month. Loss in tire pressure also rises as temperature rises. Low tire pressure can result in poor handling, bad fuel efficiency, and can affect turning and braking while being a risk to your safety. Here's how to check your tire pressure: Use a pressure gauge. You could either purchase one or you could make use of the one at your local gas station.   Always check tires first thing in the morning, when they are cool and before you drive the vehicle, as this could heat up the tires and give you a faulty reading. The other option is to wait until at least three hours after you have driven your car. &n ... read more

Winter Maintenance Checklist for Your Vehicle

Winter Maintenance Checklist for Your Vehicle

With plummeting temperatures, driving through winter is very challenging, and it requires expertise and extreme preparedness. As part of the readiness, vehicle maintenance is critical to maintaining optimal functioning driving through harsh conditions. These essential checklists will guarantee a smoother driving experience during winter. Check Your Tires If the treads on your tires lack sufficient depth, it is time to get a new set of tires before setting out in winter. Navigating through the treacherous road conditions requires sufficient traction, and thus investing in a powerful set of tires is always a great option. Check Your Battery In the initial days of winter, the battery suffers from a double whammy of cold temperatures. It causes a reduced output and increased use of lights, heater, and blower. Check your battery before setting out in winter. The battery works harder during cold weather, and this might cause it to lose power fast. Check the Antifreeze The correct mixtu ... read more

What Are Factory Recommended Services?

What Are Factory Recommended Services?

Factory recommended services are something that most car owners have heard, but may not fully understand what they are. The simple explanation is that they are services that your vehicle manufacturer recommends at certain intervals. These recommendations are based on estimations on how long certain components will last and how often certain services will be needed to maintain your vehicle.  These recommendations are based on a number of things, including keeping warranties valid, making sure your vehicle stays reliable on the road, keeping you safe at all times, and helping you protect the overall integrity of your vehicle. These recommended services are also planned out in order to help save you money on repairs over time. That is why it is in your best interest overall to stay current with these services.  If you take a look at your vehicle’s owner’s manual, you will find a list of factory recommended services for your specific vehicle, along with specific mil ... read more

Winter Storm Driving Safety Tips

Winter Storm Driving Safety Tips

Driving during a winter storm is a situation that most of us may try to avoid. However, if you are already on your way and a winter storm hits and you have no choice but to drive through it, the following winter storm driving safety tips can come in handy.  If you have some flexibility when it comes to when you need to drive through winter storm-prone areas, be sure to look up weather conditions through major passes or highways along the way. This will help you better understand the conditions you will hit and inform you to make a better decision if driving through a snowstorm can be avoided.  If you find yourself driving through a winter storm, here are some safety tips to follow:  Keep a close eye on the road and be wary of black ice which can be difficult to detect.    Always drive slowly and carefully and eliminate all distractions if possible.    When you do drive over ice or snow and feel that your vehicle has lost t ... read more

Post-Summer Car Care

Post-Summer Car Care

It's no secret that the summer months can take a toll on our vehicle. The hot summer sun can wear the interior and cause fading to the paint job. It can also cause wear internally, such as breaking down important fluids and wearing down your tires faster. With the extreme heat, it becomes important to care for your vehicle after the summer to identify any potential issues and ensure that your vehicle stays reliable throughout the fall season.  So, what are some ways in which you can care for your vehicle after the summer?  The best thing you can do is bring your vehicle into Sil's Complete Auto Care Centre for a fall maintenance check. This check will inspect all vital systems and identify any faulty parts or low fluids that need to be taken care of. The following items are the most important when it comes to fall vehicle maintenance:  Tires - The summer heat and the increase in driving during the summer months can wear out yo ... read more

How Do I Know If I Need New Tires?

How Do I Know If I Need New Tires?

Tires are critical components when it comes to the safety of your vehicle. They are the only thing between your vehicle and the road, and they create the traction necessary for you to accurately control your vehicle. While tires are relatively durable, they still need to be replaced from time to time. With perfect tire maintenance, you may not find yourself needing new tires as often. However, poor vehicle maintenance can lead to needing new tires sooner than expected.  So, how do you know if you need new tires? One thing to keep in mind is that good quality tires usually last around 4 to 5 years, but it depends upon a number of factors. If it's been a while since you replaced your tires, take a look at them. Do they look worn down or frayed? Are they worn unevenly, meaning that some areas are smooth while other areas have tread? Is the tread super low, meaning that your tires feel smooth to the tough? If so, it may be time for new tires!  One test you can rely on is th ... read more

Top Auto Repair / Car Repair 3 Best Rated Oakville.

Top Auto Repair / Car Repair 3 Best Rated Oakville.

Once again still on Top 3 Best Rated list for Automotive Repair . https://threebestrated.ca/car-repair-shops-in-oakville-on   Congratulations! You are now listed as one of the Top 3 Car repair shops in Oakville, ON. We would like to Thank You for providing consistent high-quality service in your area of business. Our review team either approved or updated your business listing using our rigorous 50-Point Inspection which includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, ratings, nearness, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence.  

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Why Do I need Brake Service

Why Do I need Brake Service

Brake Repair Oakville You have been advised you need brakes replaced, serviced or maintenance. Let’s try and explain what is the purpose and benefit.   I’m going to keep this concise and in simple terms This was a great Bendix You Tube video explaining how brakes work if you want to watch it. Bendix is a long standing premium brake manufacturer. https://youtu.be/KJ0koDXk6PY Brake replacement is the actual removal and replacement of brake components.  Brake pad, brake rotor, brake caliper are the most common parts.  They can fail for a long list of reasons: Brake grinding, brake squealing, brake vibrations or brake shuddering when slow or fast driving, brake pulling to one side, and various brake noises are all brake failures for replacement or maintenance service. The purpose to replace the brake pads, rotors or calipers is to replace a faulty or worn out component for your safety. Brake calip ... read more

Ontario Vehicle Safety Inspections Important Tips

Ontario Vehicle Safety Inspections Important Tips

Some Basics on Purchasing a Vehicle or Selling from Sils Complete Auto Care your  Mississauga and Oakville Auto Service Facility. 1. Ensure to purchase a safety inspected vehicle from an OMVIC certified dealer within Ontario. https://www.omvic.on.ca/portal/Consumers/ConsumerProtection/KnowYourRights.aspx Many are also members of the Used Car Dealers Association, which has a list of car-buying tips at ucda.ca, along with ways to identify ‘curbsiders,’ unregistered dealers masquerading as private sellers. 2. Ensure to review the car during day light hours in clear weather preferably.  In the night it’s hard to see issues or concerns with the car. If it isn’t available for a second look on a dry day, walk away. 3. Fresh undercoating or rust protections sprays. It can hide a multitude of sins ... read more

What are the Signs of Faulty Brakes?

What are the Signs of Faulty Brakes?

Failing brakes is always a scary occurrence, especially when you notice a symptom while driving. Your vehicle's brakes are extremely important to the overall safety of your vehicle, so regular brake maintenance and understanding certain symptoms of brake problems is key. It is recommended that your brakes should be in top working condition at all times to ensure your safety on the road. If you ever suspect an issue with your brakes, you should have your vehicle inspected by an expert here at Sil's Complete Auto Care Centre as soon as possible. Brake problems can stem from a number of different things, including leaks, worn brake pads, warped rotors, and more.  Here are some symptoms that indicate failing brakes: The brake system warning light has turned on Your car pulls to one side while braking The brake pedal vibrates while braking The steering wheel vibrates while braking You notice a lack of performance Leaking fluid underneath car The brake pedal feels spong ... read more

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