What do all these acronyms mean?ICE – Internal Combustion Engine ( You go to a gas station to fill up) – Most cars HEV – Hybrid Electric Vehicle ( Has a gasoline engine + a battery) – Toyota Prius PHEV – Plug In Hybrid Electric Vehicle ( Gasoline engine with a plug in chargeable battery) – Chev Volt EV – Electric Vehicle ( No gasoline engine, just functions on a battery) Nissan Leaf BEV – Battery Electric Vehicle ( Our industry confusing people, same as EV) Chev Bolt / Nissan Leaf The Basics ICE engine no need to explain. PHEV electric vehicles also have a combustion engine that can act as a generator, which in turn charges the battery for more range. In this case you have a combustion car that also has a small battery and relatively weak electric motor that can turn the wheels in fully electric mode for a f ... read more
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.
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
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
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.
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.