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The Economy and Vehicle Care

  Maintaining your car in a recession is essential for your safety, your wallet, and the longevity of your vehicle. Regular maintenance, tire rotations, and safety inspections are necessary to ensure your car is operating safely and efficiently. Keeping up with necessary maintenance is one of the best ways to save money in the long run, as it will prevent you from having to buy a brand new car or make expensive repairs in the future. Additionally, regular maintenance is key to making sure your car is reliable and will last for years to come.   With the higher interest rates for vehicle financing, and the above average used car market pricing maintaining your car always pays off in the long run. I talk a lot about the vehicle care costs with customers and I have found over all my years in this business that service , maintenance and repairs always beats out financing a new vehicle in the long game. Nothing will beat the shiny, new car smell, new car peace of mind ( sometime ... read more

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Maintenance

Ministry Safety Inspection Safety Standard Certificate Changes coming 2023 and beyond for Ontario

I've always been a believer in completing proper SSC Safety Standard Certificates or a Ministry Safety Inspection. These certifications need to be completed for several reasons: Transfer of ownership in Ontario ( buying or selling)  Transfer of ownership to another family  member Transfer of ownership from leasing company to your personal name or company name Importing of car  from the USA or another province to get Ontario plates.  Requested by insurance company due to age or transfer to another company After a vehicle has been rebranded    Several years ago there were changes to the auto repair safety standards paper manual. https://www.ontario.ca/files/2022-03/mto-passenger-light-duty-vehicle-inspection-standard-en-2022-03-18.pdf These changes were well overdue with additional c ... read more

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Safety

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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Automotive News

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

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.  

Drive Clean Vehicle Program Cancelled

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

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Automotive News

GO Green CAA Recycle Drive

GO Green CAA Recycle Drive

Sils Complete Auto Care In partnership with the CAA & Ontario Tire Stewardship will be collecting Batteries, Oil** and Tires. October 14 to October 30 2015. **Fee will be applied towards fluid disposal and only labeled bottles of fluids will be accepted due to environmental regulators rules and requirements to prevent unknown substances being mixed in. see wesbite site link for details. http://www.caasco.com/Community-Action/Autogreen/Recycle-Drive.aspx

James W Hill School - Community Support Sils Auto

James W Hill School - Community Support Sils Auto

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. 

CTV News - Independents Still A Great Choice

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

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