Yearly Archives: 2020

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

Do I Need to Change My Car's Brake Fluid?

Do I Need to Change My Car's Brake Fluid?

Your vehicle's brake system is extremely important to the overall safety of your vehicle. Brake failure is one of the top causes of accidents on the road due to mechanical failure. This is why understanding the symptoms of failing brakes and how often they should be serviced is vital. You're probably familiar with your brake pads, but did you know that brake fluid needs to be changed as well?  First, let's talk about what exactly brake fluid is. Brake fluid is essentially hydraulic fluid. The brakes are a hydraulic powered system, which means it uses fluid to create pressure in order to power the system. The brake fluid operates under very high amounts of pressure and heat in order to work properly. However, over time, there are certain things that can occur that can make the brake fluid contaminated or less effective, which can lessen the overall power of your brakes.  If it's time to change your vehicle's brake fluid, you may notice one or more of the ... read more

Air Conditioning Oakville / Mississauga - Some basics

My car air conditioning doesn't work, it blows hot air.  Now this blog is not about how to do it yourself it's to enlightened you on a very basic level what to know what happens when your car a/c fails.  We are becoming an industry that needs to show transparency and i hope our Facebook link helps you and your car.  

How Important are Regular Vehicle Inspections?

How Important are Regular Vehicle Inspections?

The average vehicle owner may think - if there’s nothing wrong with my vehicle that I can see or feel, then there’s no reason for me to go to the auto repair shop. However, this is not the case. Good car maintenance is proactive and also preventative - the best way to save yourself money on your vehicle over the years is to catch issues early on before they become expensive, larger repairs.  Daily driving, weather, road trips, and more can take a toll on the health of your vehicle. When you get regular inspections on your car, you allow an experienced mechanic to evaluate the condition of your vehicle overall and the systems within it. At Sil's Complete Auto Care Centre, we only recommend services or repairs that we feel are completely necessary to your safety and that will lead to major repairs if ignored.  We want to change the way that car owners think about vehicle maintenance. It isn’t a way for an auto shop to take your money - it ... read more

Why is My Car's Hybrid Drive System Malfunction Warning Light On?

Why is My Car's Hybrid Drive System Malfunction Warning Light On?

Hybrid vehicles are great options for both fuel efficiency and the health of our environment. Believe it or not, a lot of hybrid and electric vehicles actually perform at higher standards than regular gas powered vehicles, all while reducing total emissions. These hybrid systems are very complex and rely on the electrical components of your vehicle to continue running, which is why these vehicles do require specially trained technicians for proper service.  So, how does a hybrid vehicle work exactly? The main difference between a hybrid and standard gas vehicle is that while a hybrid car is running, the engine components shut down periodically and allow the battery to power the vehicle. This is done through regenerative braking, which takes the energy produced by the brakes to recharge your vehicle's battery on the road.  If you own a hybrid vehicle, be on the look out for the Hybrid Drive System Malfunction Warning Light, seen in the image above. What this signifies is ... read more

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