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Blind Spots when driving

Blind spots may be a good thing when it comes to a spouse's annoying habits, but when driving an automobile in Oakville, they are definitely to be avoided. So, while it's not good marital advice, it's good auto advice to minimize your own blind spots and stay out of other Oakville drivers' blind spots, especially when it comes to large, heavy vehicles like trucks and buses. First, minimize your own blind spots. Do this before you pull out of the driveway or parking space. Adjust your rearview mirror so that you see as much of the area behind you as possible. And, no, this doesn't include the passengers in the back seat. The rearview mirror isn't designed to be a baby monitor. Next, lean to the side until your head almost touches the driver's side window. Now adjust the driver's side mirror so that it just catches the side of the vehicle. Then, lean to the middle of the car and adjust the passen ... read more

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Up Date MOT Inspections

So we have completed several vehicle safety inspectons as per the new guielines and overall it's not bad. Takes a little longer to cover the additional tems and a longer documentation process.  One thing we have come across is the parking brake systems. They work but when you visually take things apart there's problems. So this is something that has to be watched for.  Here's a link our facebook page for a GM vehicle we just did. Parking brake seemed to hold in the parking lot when fully applied but upon inspection one side was missing the lining on the parking brake shoes.  http://www.facebook.com/sils.auto/ The important thing to remember is this is for your safety. The government is not making this a cash grab, they are ensuring that Repair facilities abide by new modern standards.  Hope this helps carlo sabucco

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Ontario Safety Inspection Changes Effective July 1st 2016

Ontario Safety Inspection Changes Effective July 1st 2016

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 The manual that has been our guide for years was outdated and no longer met the needs of todays modern vehicles.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

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

Air Bag Light On - Don't Think it's Important - Check This Out.

Air Bag Light On - Don't Think it's Important - Check This Out.

So vehicle hit another car making a left hand turn in front of them at an intersection. Police officer comments were that if the air bag had not gone off driver would have had Major injuries. Drive walked away with lots of bruises. Notice the air bag ion passenger side. It uses the front windshield to deflect the bag into the body of the passenger. When people have cracked or damaged windshields on passnger side the possibility of t he air bag exiting the vehicle versus deflecting into the passenger is highly probable. As for Air bag lights being on. The Ministry of Transporation on a safety inspection says it's ok, I feel it's NOT!. Air bag repairs and lights being on need to be fixed, as they do save lives. carlo sabucco Sils Auto Repair Mississauga and Oakville

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Bf Goodrich Safety Recall August 10 2015

Transport Canada Number: BFGOODRICH 2015-01August 10, 2015Subject: SAFETY RECALL NOTICE Dear BFGoodrich® Dealer, This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of Transport Canada. Michelin North America (Canada) Inc.(“MNACI”), of which BFGoodrich® is one of its tire brands, has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists with certainBFGoodrichCommercial T/A All-Season, BFGoodrich Commercial T/A All-Season 2 and BFGoodrichRugged Terrain T/A tires and are included in this safety recall. Approximately 6,400 of the recalled tires were sold in the Canadian market. These tires are primarily found on commercial light trucks, as well as full-sized heavy-duty vans, small RVs and some 3/4 and one ton pick-up trucks. MNACI has observed that a limited number of these tires have experienced a rapid loss of air pressure due ... read more

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$920.79 In No Charge Vehicle Repair - Sils Lifetime Protection Plan

$920.79 In No Charge Vehicle Repair - Sils Lifetime Protection Plan

$920.79 In automotive service and repair for the replacement of their water pump and one rear caliper. How does this happen? This vehicle was no longer within the warranty period at the dealer, and because it was serviced by Sils Complete Auto Repair and the fluids flushes were performed here it was automatically covered under our No Charge fluid protection program. The details to the Protection plan are are at www.silsauto.com Carlo and the team here at our auto repair facility inspected the vehicle, assesed the problem, estimated and received approval to perform the repair for the customer and the customer paid a minimal amount for fluids once the service was completed.  Ask about your vehicle and if it qualifies. If you have a vehicle under 120,000kms - ask Carlo or Susan for the details

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

2014 Toys for Tots Halton region - Thank you

2014 Toys for Tots Halton region - Thank you

Why Balancing Winter Tire is Important At Sils Auto

Why Balancing Winter Tire is Important At Sils Auto

IMAGES ABOVE RECENT VEHICLE: 2005 Toyota Camry. Winter tires to be installed. Recent installed but shaking. Inspected tire and noted lots of dirt stuck to inner rim. Rims cleaned and tire pressure set to specification. Pre reading on tire was out, removed all weights, and re-balanced tire with correct weights. After tire came up "ok" to install. Balancing a tire prevents shaking of the steering wheel of vehicle when driving, usually felt between 90-120 kms. Also time issue, a return visit to the shop is a waste of time. At Sil's Complete Auto Repair we're not a tire shop but a auto repair facility that does tires. Trained techs also inspect brakes, steering and suspension for your safety. In this vehicles case the rear brakes are very low and need attention. Something a Quick lube, or Costco retailer does not have the trained staff to look at. A repair not performed at the correct time may lead to additional monies spent later on. Also all wheels are torqued to proper specification and ... read more

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