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
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
So come April 1 2017 there will be changes to the Drive Clean Emission Program. Some, oh probably most of the drivers out there dislike the program and I would agree even as an owner a business that has done thousands of them, i have my issues as well. The program does have some merit in that those who choose to disregard maintaining there vehicle have some sort of accountability to ensure its care and environmental footprint is reduced. As basic as I can translate all the information coming my way here of some of the changes coming. No more $30.00 test fee on the initial first test. You pass great, the government pays. You fail the government pays. Ok, you failed. Your retest at the original testing facility is Customer Pay $17.50 + tax, if you choose another facility for the re test then it's Customer Pay $30.00 + tax. No, you can't cheat and go from one fail to another - as your VIN# of your car will tell the fa ... read more
It's finally happened! Wow changes and improvements to the way we inspect vehicles for the sale & transfer of ownership. The manual that has been our guide for years was outdated and no longer met the needs of todays modern vehicles. This blog comments on some of the changes and some of the issues regarding safety inspections. The changes allow for service facilities to "smarten up" and get with the new rules, clairfies inspection protcols and protects the consumer. That protection is called document, document , document! So what changes are coming. If youwant the actual PDF document here it is. http://www.aaro.ca/wp-content/uploads/Passenger-Light-Duty-VehicleInspection-Standard-October-2015.pdf Key areas of change: Improved documentation. Facility must use an actual inspection form, and copy for both the s ... read more
Our auto repair service business tries to support the community is a number of ways. All the best to the James W Hill Public School Council for its Spring Fair.
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