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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... View Article

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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 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... View Article

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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... View Article

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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... View Article

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CELEBRATE FAMILY DAY RIGHT HERE IN OAKVILLE

Celebrate Family Day right here in Oakville on Monday, February 15th Lots 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... View Article

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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... View Article

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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... View Article

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WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT EASTSIDE!

The year is 1969. On July 20th Astronaut Neil Armstrong just became the first human to set foot on the Moon and uttered the immortal words “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Over 400 thousand music fans came together on a farm in New York State to participate in what will become the most famous music festival in modern times. Woodstock reflected the signs of the times, with peace symbols, long hair and headbands showing... View Article

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WINTER DRIVING TIPS FROM YOUR MECHANIC

When the weather outside is frightful, a little advance preparation will take the scare out of winter driving. At Eastside Auto Service we recommend taking a few preventive vehicle maintenance steps to help keep you from being stranded in severe winter weather. A breakdown, an engine not starting or any issue that leaves you stranded is scary. When it happens in freezing winter weather it can be downright dangerous. An investment of an hour or so to have your vehicle... View Article