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GETTING INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT AT EASTSIDE AUTO

GETTING INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT AT EASTSIDE AUTO

Supporting children in our local community Eastside Auto Service is proud to continue its support of the Toys for Tots program. Together with a group of local independent auto repair facilities, they are donating $3,000 in support of the 2016 Toys for Tots campaign! The group of local businesses include: Eastside Auto Service, Mark's Auto Service, ShopPros, Sil's Complete Auto Service, and Stop N' Go Automotive. In 2011 they began a partnership with Toys for Tots to help families in need in the region of Halton. Glenn Colling, President of Eastside Auto Service speaking at the 2016 kick-off event. “Our group of shop owners have always been proud supporters of our communities, sponsoring local sports teams, charity events, and other organizations over the years,” explains Glenn Colling, President of Eastside Auto Se ... read more

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WINTER IS ON ITS WAY

WINTER IS ON ITS WAY

We can feel it in the air and the frosty mornings: winter is on its way. Time to start thinking about getting your vehicle ready for winter, and that may mean new tires. We have a great promotion on now: All tires are at cost! Plus take advantage of manufacturer rebates for additional savings. And, winter tire storage is only $60! Be ready before winter arrives. This offer is valid between October 15 to November 25. Ask your Eastside Auto Service Advisor for details

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BACK TO SCHOOL

BACK TO SCHOOL

Safety Tips for Drivers It's finally here. Little ones with their over-sized backpacks and shiny new running shoes, laughter, stories of summer vacation and rushing to get to school before the bell rings. As summer comes to an end the focus switches from carefree fun to learning and playing with friends. Kids will be travelling on buses, riding their bikes, and walking to and from school. Let's help keep the kids safe by following a few safety tips: Watch for pedestrians and cyclists. Be on the lookout for pedestrians and cyclists, especially little ones that could easily disappear behind other vehicles. As soon as the bell rings kids are excited to get home and play, and may not be paying attention to where they're going. Be patient. Little legs take a bit longer to cross the street. Kids may be excited about seeing their friends or sharing show-and-tell with their new teach ... read more

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Stay Cool With Our A/C and Summer Maintainence Specials

Stay Cool With Our A/C and Summer Maintainence Specials

Imagine hopping into the car on a hot summer morning when you suddenly realize your car's air conditioner is blowing hot air. Or worse… the kids are buckled into the backseat on a summer road trip when the car A/C stops working. It's happened to all of us. Fortunately, these worst-case scenarios can be avoided by being proactive and getting your car professionally serviced before you end up stuck on the side of the road in the summer heat

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FATHER’S WORDS OF ADVICE

FATHER’S WORDS OF ADVICE

Father's Day has a special meaning for Eastside Auto Service owner Glenn Colling. It was his father Merv who helped to establish the 47-year-old auto repair shop on Chartwell Road in Oakville, Ontario. Reminiscing about rainy days spent at home in the garage as a child bring back memories of flipping through Hot Rod magazine with his brother while cutting and pasting pictures of their favourite stock and racing cars. Glenn knows that his love of cars came from hanging out with his dad in the garage. Glenn was always welcome to accompany his dad at work to help around the shop. He loved the smells, the activity: the whole atmosphere. He and his brother spent a lot of time at the shop puttering and building things. He would even visit on PD days to help wash windows and clean the bays. Glenn and Merv have always been able to work together. Perhaps it's because of their shared interest in things automotive ... read more

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THANKS DAD!

THANKS DAD!

This month we celebrate Father's Day, and recognize all the words of wisdom dads have taught their children over the years. Here at Eastside, Father's Day has a special meaning for owner Glenn. It was his father, Merv, that helped establish Eastside Auto Service in 1969. We want to thank dads and recognize all of their support. WIN A BBQ Here's your chance to grill in style this summer with a brand new BBQ. All you have to do is tell us your dad's favourite words of advice for a chance to win this sizzling prize. What are some of the sayings that dad tells you now, or told you growing up? Share his words of wisdom, your favourite dad quote, or expressions your dad said that you now find yourself using. Enter them into the comments on our Facebook page for your chance to win a new BBQ. Happy Father's Day from the team at Eastside Auto Service!CONTEST RULES No p ... read more

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KID-TESTED ROAD TRIP TIPS

KID-TESTED ROAD TRIP TIPS

Are you planning a trip with the family? Is it going to be a road trip? There are so many places to explore in this beautiful country. Whether you're headed on vacation or to a family function, we all want to avoid the most dreaded words on a family car trip - “Are we there yet?”It's hard for kids to sit still. And sitting still while buckled inside a vehicle can be an even bigger challenge. Distraction can help pass the time, and taking breaks gives kids a chance to stretch and move around. Make the best of a long road trip with these kid-tested tips: PLAN AHEAD If you don't mind driving at night, dress the kids in their pajamas and drive while it's dark out. Hopefully they will sleep through the night. Added bonus - there may be less traffic too. If possible, try to build in some extra time in case you need to make an unexpected stop, or if traffic is slow.When planning your route ... read more

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CELEBRATE FAMILY DAY RIGHT HERE IN OAKVILLE

CELEBRATE FAMILY DAY RIGHT HERE IN OAKVILLE

Celebrate Family Day right here in Oakville on Monday, February 15thLots of great local destinations and activities to keep the family busy all day Whether you want an exciting, energetic activity like family boot camp or Zumba, or a quiet story time, there are many great things to do right here in Oakville. Why not try something new? Explore a new part of town by going for a trail walk, try an instrument, or what about a different sport like Tchoukball. Town of Oakville Family Day Activities The Town of Oakville's “Make Your Move” Family Day is back with lots of fun activities to get the family moving. Swimming, skating, volleyball, basketball and even bubble soccer are just a few of the activities offered. Families can even check out a firetruck and Zamboni! The Town of Oakville, Oakville Public Library, and YMCA have teamed up again to provide a h ... read more

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FAMILY DAY CONTEST – WIN A DASH CAM

FAMILY DAY CONTEST – WIN A DASH CAM

Have you ever wanted to record video while on the go? Well here's your chance!All you have to do is answer a question on our Facebook page for your chance to win this amazing dash cam!What's your favourite Family Day destination in Oakville? Prefer to show us? Simply share a photo of your favourite Oakville location!Don't forget to ‘Like' our Facebook page to find out about more exciting contests and promotions we're offering throughout the year! CONTEST RULES: No Purchase Necessary Eastside Auto Service and Fourth Line Auto Service are running a joint contest where entrants have a chance to win one DOD LS430W dash camera, valued at $269.95.Every comment on the Eastside and Fourth Line Facebook page contest post will be put into a random draw to win one (1) camera.Contest runs from Monday, February 8, 2016 until midnight Monday, February 15, 2016 and is open to residents of Ontario, Canada ag ... read more

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WINTER TIRE STORAGE: EASTSIDE AUTO SERVICE TAKES THE “RAGE” OUT OF STORAGE WINTER TIRE STORAGE: EASTSIDE AUTO SERVICE TAKES THE “RAGE” OUT OF STORAGE

WINTER TIRE STORAGE: EASTSIDE AUTO SERVICE TAKES THE “RAGE” OUT OF STORAGE WINTER TIRE STORAGE: EASTSIDE AUTO SERVICE TAKES THE “RAGE” OUT OF STORAGE

Having the right tires installed on your vehicle is a must for safe driving. In Southern Ontario, snow tires are highly recommended. Winter tires are proven to perform better than all-season tires in the cold. They can help reduce braking distances by up to 25% in a variety of winter conditions, not just on snow. In 2008 it became mandatory to have them installed on vehicles in Quebec from December 15 to March 15. That's how important they are. Many insurance companies in Ontario offer a 5-per-cent discount for having four snow tires installed during winter (November through March). Typically these winter tire discounts are applied to the rating of any vehicle that has four winter tires installed no later than November 20 and removed no earlier than April 15. But what about winter tire storage? At Eastside Auto Service we make the process of seasonal tire storage as easy as possible for our customers. Have you ever experienced frustration, and maybe a little “rage” when try ... read more

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