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CTV News - Independents Still A Great Choice

Check out the link to CTV news. Dealers and Independents. Here at Sils Auto repair and auto maintenance we do have loaner vehicles, a waiting room with coffee, water and reading materials as well a great view into the shop to see your car. The newest diagnostics and maintenance equipment and plenty of other perks. Our trained mechanics attend classes monthly all year round as well as our junior apprentices. We grow our staff from within bringing then up the ranks with our lead technician and owner thus grooming them to have the Sils Auto work ethic and quality we come to expect. We are your dealer alternative for auto service and maintenance. Whether a new car or its 10 year plus old we're here to help you. If you have any questions just call us at (905) 823-2626 and Ask for Susan or Carlo. Maybe in the future we'll also be your Telsa service facility who knows.... LINK Below ... read more

2014 Toys for Tots Halton region - Thank you

2014 Toys for Tots Halton region - Thank you

Why Balancing Winter Tire is Important At Sils Auto

Why Balancing Winter Tire is Important At Sils Auto

IMAGES ABOVE RECENT VEHICLE: 2005 Toyota Camry. Winter tires to be installed. Recent installed but shaking. Inspected tire and noted lots of dirt stuck to inner rim. Rims cleaned and tire pressure set to specification. Pre reading on tire was out, removed all weights, and re-balanced tire with correct weights. After tire came up "ok" to install. Balancing a tire prevents shaking of the steering wheel of vehicle when driving, usually felt between 90-120 kms. Also time issue, a return visit to the shop is a waste of time. At Sil's Complete Auto Repair we're not a tire shop but a auto repair facility that does tires. Trained techs also inspect brakes, steering and suspension for your safety. In this vehicles case the rear brakes are very low and need attention. Something a Quick lube, or Costco retailer does not have the trained staff to look at. A repair not performed at the correct time may lead to additional monies spent later on. Also all wheels are torqued to proper specification and ... read more

Time for winter tire installation at Sil’s Complete Auto Care

Time for winter tire installation at Sil’s Complete Auto Care

Time for winter tire installation at Sil’s Complete Auto Care For weeks, I've been telling you to beat the rush to install your winter tires. If this morning's dusting of snow wasn't a good reminder, I'm not sure what is! At Sil's Complete Auto Care, we're here to help. Call us today or click here (to book online): https://www.mechanicmississauga.com/appointments/ Tire rebates still on and our tire inventory is still strong. Michelin / Uniroyal / Goodyear / GT Radial and more. Don't wait until the heavy snow – when temperatures drop to 7 degrees Celsius or below, the roads tend to be more icy in the early mornings or late evenings. Driving without winter tires may pose a danger to yourself and other drivers. Did you know that in Quebec, there's a law making winter tires mandatory? Don't wait until the first major snowfall to install winter tires. Now is the season to get them on if your vehicle is in for service. They say it's goi ... read more

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Make Your Battery Last

Today’s report from Sils Complete Auto Care Centre is on car batteries, why they die and what we can do to lengthen their life. Most of us have had a dead battery at one time or another. In fact, it would be very unusual if you hadn’t. You may be surprised to learn that only 30 percent of Oakville vehicle batteries last for 48 months. Now that’s an average. How long a battery lasts depends on many factors. You may not know that one of the biggest factors is the temperature where you live and drive around Oakville. You might suppose that cold weather was harder on batteries because it takes more power to crank a cold engine, but the opposite is actually true. Batteries in very cold climates have a life expectancy of 51 months as opposed to 30 months in very warm climates. The reason is simple: batteries are chemically more active when they’re hot than when they’re cold. A car battery will actually start to discharge on its own within 24 hours in hot weather ... read more

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Battery

Michelin Tire Safety Recall

MICHELIN ISSUES SAFETY RECALL FOR COMMERCIAL LIGHT TRUCK TIRES Laval, QC (Dec. 13, 2013) – Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. today announced a safety recall of approximately 76,000 of its Michelin LTX M/S commercial light truck tires in Canada. These tires are typically found on such vehicles as commercial light trucks, full-sized heavy duty vans, small RVs, and some large pickup trucks. No deaths or injuries have been reported in connection with the recalled tires. This recall, which has been reported to Transport Canada, is being issued because an increasing number of tires are experiencing tread loss and/or rapid air loss. The recalled tires were manufactured between January 2010 and June 2012. The Department of Transportation (DOT) date range that appears on the tire sidewall is represented by four numbers, with the first two digits denoting the week, and the last two digits representing the year. The DOT range and product identi ... read more

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Automotive News

Drive Clean Price Changes April1,2014

Drivers to Pay Less for Drive Clean Test Ontario Committed to Fair Pricing and Clean Air Starting April 1, vehicle owners will pay five dollars less for their Drive Clean emission tests. After 12 years in deficit due to start-up costs, Drive Clean went into surplus in 2011. The province is reducing the test fee from $35 to $30 to make sure the program does not take in more money than it costs to run. According to the Ontario Medical Association, smog contributes to 9,500 premature deaths each year. Repairs made to cars and trucks as a result of Drive Clean tests reduce smog emissions by more than one-third. Ensuring fair prices for government programs and services is part of Ontario’s plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate. Quick Facts Drive Clean has kept more than 335,000 tonnes of smog-causing pollutants from entering the air since 1999. Drive Clean fees for heavy duty vehicles are set by individu ... read more

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Automotive News

CTV News Consumer Alert New Car Warranty

I thought this was a great clip from CTV News Consumer Alert the other night. For years we educated about maintenance and care for vehicle longevity. However, our emotional concern for fear of vehicle failure leads us to either purchase new cars when the older one is still fine or purchase extended warranty when with proper care the car should operate fine for many years. Average vehicle now goes 260,000 kms before being crushed. In the coming years they say that will move towards 333,000 kilometers. Sils Auto has industry leading base warranty and on top of that the Sils Auto Lifetime Protection Plan. Check out the website for details. Here is the link to the CTV clip with Pat Foran. CTV News carlo sabucco

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Automotive News

Go Straight: Wheel Alignment For Mississauga Automobiles

You may have an alignment problem if your car drifts or pulls to one side, your steering wheel’s off center, you have uneven tire wear or your car doesn’t feel like it handles right as you drive down our local Mississauga Ontario streets. When all of a vehicle’s wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Running into potholes, smacking a curb or other objects around Mississauga, Ontario are great ways to knock your car out of alignment. Then one or more of your wheels starts pulling in a slightly different direction and the problems begin. Driving for an extended time when your car is out of alignment causes your tires to wear unevenly and excessively. Sometimes the tire can be worn so badly that it will fail. At the very least, you’ll have to replace your tires sooner. You could end up with premature wear to your suspension system, which can be really expensive. The front wheel alignm ... read more

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Alignment

Trip inspection

North Americans love their cars. And nothing goes with cars better than the road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it’s great! But there’s nothing like car trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt. Now you can’t always avoid problems, but you can take steps to reduce the probability of getting sidelined on your trip. The first step is to look at your trip plan from your vehicle’s perspective. What kind of roads will you be traveling – winding byways or super-highways? Mountains or plains? What weather conditions are you likely to encounter? How many miles will you travel? How much weight will you be hauling – passengers and luggage? Lugging a trailer or roof top carrier? Will it be dusty? Armed with the answers to these questions, you can start a trip inspection to help you prepare your Mississauga vehicle for your big adventure. A lot of our Mississauga customers ... read more

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Alignment
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