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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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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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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... View Article

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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... View Article

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... View Article

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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... View Article