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Spring Vehicle Maintenance

Spring is a great time to take control of your vehicle’s maintenance. Driving in the winter weather can take a toll on our vehicles, causing wear and tear that can affect overall performance and fuel efficiency. Before your spring and summer road trip plans, be sure to come by our shop for a spring vehicle inspection. Here are the top spring maintenance items to keep your vehicle running smoothly into the summer! Read your vehicle’s owner’s manual and see if any recommended services are due Make sure you are current with your vehicle’s oil and filter change Have coolant levels, condition, and concentration checked Inspect belts & hoses for any wear and tear Test air conditioning and verify if it is working properly Check your tires - look at the overall condition, tread, and check tire pressure  Look at all lights, interior and exterior, to make sure they work properly including headlights, tail lights, and brake lights Change your windshield wi ... read more

Car Maintenance for a Lasting Vehicle

A vehicle is a huge investment, costing thousands of hard-earned dollars. Putting so much money towards a car means that you expect your car to last you throughout the years, and without costing you too much money on repairs. The truth is - our vehicle’s won’t run in perfect condition for years without regular maintenance and service. Cars are huge working machines, and need to be tuned and touched up from time to time to ensure properly working systems.  Repairs are usually more costly than services, which is why preventative maintenance will actually help you save money in the long run. Although you may feel like you often have to pay for small services for your car, those services will offset the cost of major repairs. Maintenance items you may be already familiar with include oil changes, fluid flushes, inspections, tire rotation and balancing, alignments, and much more.  The best source for information on the proper car maintenance for your specific vehicle ... read more

Drive Clean Vehicle Program Cancelled

It has been announced by The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks that the Ontario Drive Clean program has been canceled effective April 1, 2019. This mandatory vehicle emissions testing program will no longer be required after the cancellation date, but vehicle owners will still be required to make sure that their vehicle’s emissions systems are working properly at all times.  Ontario has cited that the reason for the cancellation is to avoid taxpayers costs by up to $40 million a year. Effective April 1, 2019, drivers will no longer be required to have a Drive Clean emissions test performed for their vehicle. If your vehicle is due for a Drive Clean test before the cancellation date, you will still be required to have the test performed on your vehicle before you can renew registration. Until the effective cancellation date, the first Drive Clean emissions test to renew registration for light duty vehicles will be free.  While the Drive Clean program ... read more

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Sils Auto Is Seeking Licensed Experienced 310 Technician

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 domest ... read more

Blind Spots when driving

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 passen ... read more

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CAA Auto Repair Oakville Only

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.  h ... read more

Maintenance Service Intervals

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 prov ... read more

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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