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Monthly Archives: January 2018

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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