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Toys for Tots Sils Auto - Salvation Army & Halton Police 2018 - Success - Thank you

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. Constable Steve Elms #5472Regional Community Mobilization Bureau Halton Regional Police

Low Cost of Ownership on Vehicles

Low Cost of Ownership on Vehicles

Preaching About Low Cost of Ownership I’ve heard a lot about “low cost of ownership” lately. Honestly, it sounds like a great deal! In fact, I would like everything I purchase to have low cost of ownership: my car, my house, my dog. But if I don’t invest any money into maintaining my car, my house and (for argument’s sake) my dog, I would have engine failure, broken pipes in my sprinkler system, and my dog could have heartworm, or worse, a litter of puppies! This scenario takes low cost of ownership to the extreme, but isn’t that pretty much what manufacturers are promising when they promote a car that’s low cost to own? Here’s what they’re thinking, “minimal maintenance dollars spent equals customer enjoying a vehicle that costs very little to own.” According to some manufacturers, it could be 16,000 km before you see your customer on the service drive for the first oil change. I’m not saying we shoul ... read more

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Armagh House Support 2017

Armagh House Support 2017

Wanted to post this letter from Armagh House. It was a great event for the community. Sils Auto Centre. carlo sabucco 

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Check Engine Light Diagnosis

Hello Oakville . Have you ever had your Check Engine light come on? Did you panic? Or just scowl and ignore it? What should you do? Pull to the side of the road and call a tow truck? Or just keep driving? What does that little light really mean for Oakville drivers? First of all, the Check Engine or Service Engine light does indicate that something is wrong. That's why it is called a warning light. But the something that is wrong might be a loose gas cap, or it might be serious vehicle engine trouble. That's why Oakville residents often don't know how to respond to it. The Check Engine light has two modes: it flashes or it stays on. A flashing light is serious. You need to get your vehicle to Sils Complete Auto Care Centre in Oakville ASAP. No, you don't need to call a tow truck, but, yes, you can't wait to get your car serviced. If your Check Engine light is on and flash ... read more

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Maintenance

DRIVE CLEAN CHANGES APRIL 2017

DRIVE CLEAN CHANGES APRIL 2017

So come April 1 2017 there will be changes to the Drive Clean Emission Program. Some, oh probably most of the drivers out there dislike the program and I would agree even as an owner a business that has done thousands of them, i have my issues as well. The program does have some merit in that those who choose to disregard maintaining there vehicle have some sort of accountability to ensure its care and environmental footprint is reduced.  As basic as I can translate all the information coming my way here of some of the changes coming.  No more $30.00 test fee on the initial first test. You pass great, the government pays. You fail the government pays.  Ok, you failed. Your retest at the original testing facility is Customer Pay $17.50 + tax, if you choose another facility for the re test then it's Customer Pay $30.00 + tax.  No, you can't cheat and go from one fail to another - as your VIN# of your car will tell the fa ... read more

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Give Back 2016 - Sils Auto

Give Back 2016 - Sils Auto

NO CHARGE FOR DRIVE CLEAN - UPDATE { August 24 2016]

So here is an update for 2017 on the new DRIVE CLEAN testing changes. Also click on this link : https://www.ebr.gov.on.ca/ERS-WEB-External/displaynoticecontent.do?noticeId=MTI4OTYy&statusId=MTk1MDk1&language=en Carlo Sabucco - Sils Complete Auto Care Centre Drive Clean Program - Repair Cost Limit/Conditional Pass, Drive Clean Inspectors and Repair Technicians, Resale Vehicle Test Requirements, and Islands without Access to Year Round Ferry Service (Remote Islands) Regulation Number(s):361/98 628Bill or Act: Environmental Protection Act; Highway Traffic Act Summary of Proposal: MOECC is proposing that O. Reg. 361/98 be amended with respect to:  • conditional passes and the associated repair cost limit for vehicles that fail an emissions test; and • st ... read more

Anniversary Update!

Anniversary Update!

The last time we connected, I talked about the founding of Sil’s Complete Auto Care, and how we were about to embark on a campaign to give back to the local community. We have since completed our recent efforts in celebration of our 40th Anniversary, and I’d like to express my heartfelt thanks to everyone involved, including my amazing staff! Watch our thank you video HERE and like our Facebook Page while you're there! We completed over $5000.00 in repairs on two vehicles owned by families in our community who were identified as needing an extra helping hand up. These vehicles were repaired by my staff who generously donated their labour time, with parts supplied by our vendor Motorcade Industries. The CAA provided free memberships to each family and Car Pride Auto Spa provided complete cleaning packages on each vehicle!  Sure ... read more

Our 40th Anniversary

Our 40th Anniversary

On the Labour Day weekend in September of 1976, Silvano & Anna Sabucco opened the doors of Sil’s Auto to serve the vehicle repair and maintenance needs of the Oakville and Mississauga community.  Since then, many things have changed. The business has grown, we’ve moved locations, Dad Silvano has retired and son Carlo now operates the business. Some things, however, remain the same.  Carlo still has a great team  and they are still serving this community. Whether a customer is new or has been with us since 1976, we always appreciate and thank them at every visit for their business and for their loyalty.As we celebrate our 40th year in business, we are giving back in a bigger way to the community by helping those of us who may need a little extra hand.With the support of a local organizations The Compass and Clear View Church in Mississauga and Oakville, we’ll be assisting two deserving families in the community.  Sil’s will provide our au ... read more

Gasoline Direct Injection System Problems. Now Serviceable!

At Sils Complete Auto Care Centre, we now perform a new service specifically meant for GDI vehicles. you can read in this article about the current issues being seen with this engineering design. http://www.autoserviceworld.com/clearing-the-carbon/ Sils Auto now performs a specific GDI service to help prevent this concern or service it before costly manualy tear down repairs need to be performed. See this video basically showing you what is performed.  https://youtu.be/5Qsule4-n7M Common GDI vehicles being seen.  Audi, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Kia, Lexus are some of the more common vehicles seen in the shop for carbon issues resulting in Check Engine Light issues for misfires and other problems.  carlo sabucco  sils auo 

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