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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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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

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WINTER IS ON ITS WAY

We can feel it in the air and the frosty mornings: winter is on its way. Time to start thinking about getting your vehicle ready for winter, and that may mean new tires. We have a great promotion on now: All tires are at cost! Plus take advantage of manufacturer rebates for additional savings. And, winter tire storage is only $60! Be ready before winter arrives. This offer is valid between October 15 to November 25. Ask your Eastside Auto... 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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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