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Yearly Archives: 2017

Why You Need Winter Tires in Canada

Why You Need Winter Tires in Canada

Here we are again. It's the unique time of year when we're told to “brace ourselves” for a classic Canadian winter. A time when meteorologists hit us with weather patterns that start with blue bird skies that transition into a massive snow squall coming from the Arctic as the week ends. Blizzards, freezing rain, icy highways are just a rite of passage into a Canadian winter - and all we can do is prepare for the worst and hope for the best. That preparation starts and ends with you taking care of your vehicle. The Importance of Winter Snow Tires 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, and not just on s ... read more

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TOYS FOR TOTS: A HAPPIER HOLIDAY FOR EVERYONE

TOYS FOR TOTS: A HAPPIER HOLIDAY FOR EVERYONE

What do you worry about during the holiday season? Some of us worry about picking the perfect gift. Others try to push the mounting credit card bills to the back of their minds. Still others lose sleep at the thought of one more trip through the crowded halls of Christmas jingles and anxious shoppers that are shopping malls this time of year. It's easy to get wrapped up in all the personal and family stress of the holidays, but at one point or another we end up in a warm, bright room with our family and friends, eating a regrettable amount of food and passing out gifts. Maybe it's cliché to suggest that not everyone gets to enjoy that warmth, but with the stress and clamour of the holidays, it's easy to push the thought from our minds. That's understandable - we only have so much space in our brains to keep track of the holiday season chaos ... read more

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8 TIPS FOR SAFE BACK TO SCHOOL DRIVING

8 TIPS FOR SAFE BACK TO SCHOOL DRIVING

The ads that have been on TV for the past month are finally a reality: back to school is, well…back. After a summer of quiet streets and deserted playgrounds, the swarm of traffic and pedestrians are out in full force. Pretty soon this will all start to feel normal, but in the meantime it's important to drive with extra vigilance - especially in school zones. Whether you're walking, biking, or driving to school, you're facing all the crowds of rush hour combined with the unpredictable nature of several hundred excited children. It's a no-brainer to be careful, but when it seems like every parent and child in the world has descended upon your neighborhood, some basic reflexes can slip your mind like homework out of a backpack. Don't let the back-to-school pandemonium throw you off your guard. Here are some quick pointers to help fend off the stress of September school runs. Plan Ahead Proper ... read more

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THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A TRUSTED AUTO TECHNICIAN LOOKING OUT FOR YOU

THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A TRUSTED AUTO TECHNICIAN LOOKING OUT FOR YOU

At Eastside Auto Service, we are proudly serving a third generation of families, from customers whose grandparents brought their vehicles here back in the 1960's. We take that responsibility of being your trusted auto technician in the Oakville area very seriously - because you trust us with keeping your vehicle and your families safe on the road. There is a great deal of trust involved with our entire process. We collectively place a lot trust in our vehicles that they will safely take care of us. And our customers place their trust in us to look after them - so they feel confident and comfortable on the road. And we don't take that for granted. Our Award-Winning Process To earn your business we know that we have to do more than service your vehicle. That being said, we always have been and always will be committed to providing you with peace of mind when you get back behind the wheel. We speak with customers with clear information, with integrity and to always clari ... read more

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YOUR GUIDE TO A SUCCESSFUL SUMMER ROAD TRIP

YOUR GUIDE TO A SUCCESSFUL SUMMER ROAD TRIP

Summertime in Southern Ontario is a magical time, where we collectively understand the window for warm weather is limited, and there are only so many weekends of blue bird skies to take advantage of. So before you can hit the open road, crank the radio and toss the left arm out the window - there are four important steps to take to ensure you don't have to make an unscheduled - and costly stop along the way. 1. Make a plan Making a plan, regardless of what aspect of life it's in, helps mitigate risk and unnecessary stress - especially when the end goal of a road trip is supposed to be fun. Create a plan with the easiest routes to your destination, back up routes in case of accidents or delays, and planned pit stops on where to refuel your car and your team. It's also wise to have emergency contact numbers programmed into your phone just in case. 2. Supplies for the trip ... read more

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PUSH THE LIMITS THIS SUMMER – NOT THE MAINTENANCE OF YOUR VEHICLE

PUSH THE LIMITS THIS SUMMER – NOT THE MAINTENANCE OF YOUR VEHICLE

Summer is a time to pile the family into the car and hit the open road to venture into the unknown; the only problem is if your reliable car isn't so reliable anymore - it can turn a vacation into a disaster. That's where Eastside comes in! We can give your vehicle a proper top to bottom inspection - to give you peace of mind on the road. Plus when you book your appointment before August 31st - you have a chance to win one of 75-iRobot Roomba 650 vacuum cleaning robots for your home! What's Included in the Maintenance Offer? We'll perform a Lube, Oil and Filter Service, Tire Rotation, A comprehensive Multi-Point Vehicle Inspection for Peace of Mind, Plus we'll add a Digital Vehicle Report Card so you know where your car stands. ​ The Eastside experts are fully authorized to perform warranty-approv ... read more

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: CHANGES TO ONTARIO’S DRIVE CLEAN PROGRAM

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: CHANGES TO ONTARIO’S DRIVE CLEAN PROGRAM

We've all seen it. In the thick of summer clouds of hazy smog form in big cities—like Toronto. Not only is smog gross but it affects the health of people who inhale it. Cars let out emissions, which mix with particles in the air and the heat of sunlight, which create the haze. So if you own a car, what's a way to help fix the problem? Ontario's Drive Clean Program. The Drive Clean Program tests 2.3 million vehicles annually and cuts emissions by one third through vehicle emissions testing. What is an emission test? Emissions testing measures the amount of hazardous exhaust your vehicle releases. But before your car's exhaust is analyzed for anything, there is a pre-test where your vehicle is checked for any problems that may prevent it from being tested like a missing catalytic converter and/or gas cap, defects in the fuel filler pipe, issues with your car's computer system, or visibl ... read more

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OUR TRIP TO EL SALVADOR: HOW YOU HELPED US CHANGE THE LIVES OF OTHERS

OUR TRIP TO EL SALVADOR: HOW YOU HELPED US CHANGE THE LIVES OF OTHERS

Seeing the pure joy that came from the people we interacted with in El Salvador was so profound - we couldn't thank you enough for all your generous support in making our trip to help change lives a reality. There's an estimated 842,000 people that die each year from diseases caused by unclean water, inadequate sanitation, and poor hygiene habits - the majority of whom are children. Our goal from the start was to be able to distribute and provide clean water for those in need while along the way educating people towards taking preventative measures to keep our world from infectious disease.​ Our Journey Begins Our journey began on March 12th when we arrived in Zacatecoluca, a small town in La Paz. We worked there for four days with Agua Viva (Living Water) to enable accessible clean drinking water for those in the Zacatecoluca communities. Every morning in Zacatecoluca we built 10 bio-sand water ... read more

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CRUSHED WALNUTS AND AUTO REPAIR! HUH?

CRUSHED WALNUTS AND AUTO REPAIR! HUH?

I love walnuts in many forms. Cracking them open and eating them right from the shell. Savouring the awesome maple glazed walnut crusted salmon my wife makes. Enjoying a tasty banana honey-walnut muffin. Yum Yum!! Let's not forget the many health benefits of walnuts as well. It is said that they help weight loss, induce sleep, are great for your hair, make your skin glow, and prevent heart disease to name just a few! At Eastside Auto Service, we have a new way of enjoying walnuts and their shells! Have you ever heard of Crushed Walnut Blasting? If you are driving a vehicle utilizing direct fuel injection like Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Mercedes Benz, Mini Cooper, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Ford and many more, you soon will. Due to the design of their direct fuel injection systems, these engines are notorious for developing excessive carbon build up on the intake valves that leads to major driveability issues. These issues range in severity from a check engine light on in the dash, loss of power ... read more

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