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Category Archives: Maintenance

What you need to know about brake maintenance

What you need to know about brake maintenance

Your brakes need a yearly checkup just as you would go to your doctor for a physical. Neglecting your brakes can be costly and detrimental to the overall health of your vehicle. Brake systems over the years haven't changed a great deal, but technology in most vehicles still has the hydraulic brake system, with anti-lock brake and ABS. And to keep the brakes lasting longer, they need periodic maintenance - and will ultimately save you money. Here's how your brakes work It might seem like a mystery when you press down on the brake pedal to stop this 3,000-pound missile on a dime - but the mechanics of it are rather simple. Your brake pedal activates the cylinder that applies brake fluid to the calipers that then engage your brake pads. This chain-like reaction will then apply force to the rotors, which create the friction needed to stop the entire vehicle. It ... read more

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Don’t let your air conditioning fail you this summer

Don’t let your air conditioning fail you this summer

There are a few things in summer that are an absolute must: road trips, beach days - and air conditioning! Keeping your window down the entire road trip won't bode well for your guests - or the free flow of conversation to talk over all that wind. Air conditioning helps make the summer heat bearable. Given this heat wave that descended upon Southern Ontario this summer, we've been fielding a lot of questions lately about Air Conditioning and the importance of maintenance. Understanding the anatomy of your A/C Not many people know, but maintaining your air conditioning is just as important as getting an oil change. Your air conditioning compressor has oil in it, and has to be changed out on a regular basis to keep the A/C system running at maximum capacity and longevity. Your car's air conditioning system works just like a refrigerator or your home air conditioning, with the primary pu ... read more

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How long do you think your car will last?

How long do you think your car will last?

Vehicles are one the biggest investments you can make in your life. When you take pride in taking care of your car - your car will take care of you. Your car is a part of the family and when you think about it, it can be a significant part of your life in terms of how often you rely on it to power your days. Just as you would take care of your body, showing obvious signs of neglect or abuse can greatly reduce the overall health of your car. According to Consumer Report, the average age of all cars on the road is more than 11 years, up from about 8 years in 1995. If properly maintained, vehicles can go over 15 years and past 300,000kms. With that in mind, here are five key areas to be mindful of in order to beat the test of time. 1. Rely on the experts Remaining diligent with your oil changes and regular lubricant changes will prevent friction fr ... read more

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Cruise Into Summer With Our Comprehensive Maintenance Package

Cruise Into Summer With Our Comprehensive Maintenance Package

Picture this - you're taking off for the family vacation, disconnecting from the real world for awhile as you set out on the open road - and then all of a sudden your dashboard lights up like a Christmas tree putting a pause on your getaway! As car owners ourselves, we know that is one of the worst feelings ever, putting quite the damper on your family vacation. That's why we're here to put your mind and wallet at ease as we gear up for the summer months. Our proactive approach will maintain your car before anything like this happens. This incredible offer includes: Oil, Lube and Filter change, Tire Rotation, Plus our exclusive comprehensive multi-point visual inspection digital report card! ​ This report card comes complete with detail photos of your vehicle and an explanation of the service we recommend. We'll also follow up with you ... read more

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Pushing the Limits This Winter Season Starts at Eastside

Pushing the Limits This Winter Season Starts at Eastside

Maintaining your vehicle for the winter season shouldn't cause you stress, worry or a significant hit to your bank statement. At Eastside Auto Service, we wholeheartedly believe that a well maintained vehicle runs better, lasts longer, has a higher resale value - and saves you money in the long run. In fact, many studies have shown that $1 spent on maintaining your vehicle will save between $17 and $22 on unnecessary repairs and replacement costs down the road. Our guiding philosophy has always been around taking preventative measures instead of waiting until the last minute to get it all checked out. That's why we put together a winter maintenance package to help alleviate the strain on your car, so it's running smoothly no matter what a Canadian winter has to throw at it. Our Winter Maintenance Offer covers: Complete Oil, lube and filter, Tire rotation, And a comprehensive, mu ... 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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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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