Category Archives: Maintenance

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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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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