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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... View Article

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8 Areas of Your Car to Check This Spring

Winter can be rather unforgiving to cars in Southern Ontario. And with an extremely unpredictable season coming and going, problems can arise within our cars unexpectedly and build up over time. With winter (hopefully) in the rear-view mirror and summer road trips taking shape in front of us, it’s wise to take preventative measures and have repairs done to your car to avoid any inconvenience and stress when you hit the open road for a vacation this summer. With countless... View Article

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The Pain of Potholes

Wow the roads are quite a mess right now! I can’t remember the last time there were so many potholes on our roads and highways. The other day I was traveling along the 401 towards Scarborough to take my son to a swim meet at the Pan Am Centre, and hit a pothole that had to be at least two feet square. The uneasy feeling of the vehicle as it walloped into the pothole sent chills down my spine as... View Article

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Eastside Auto Service Welcomes the Aktive Motors Community

to read Christian Skovbjerg’s full letter to the entire Aktive Motors community Aktive Motors is a full service SAAB & European Car specialty shop located in Oakville. Christian Skovbjerg is the owner and founder of Aktive Motors and an expert in automotive engineering. His passion for the SAAB brand has seen him working with several SAAB dealers across the GTA and eventually back to his native Sweden in 1994 as a Service Educator for SAAB at their head office. After... View Article

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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... View Article

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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... View Article

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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... View Article

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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... View Article

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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... View Article

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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. Make a plan... View Article