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... View Article

Eastside Loyalty

Have you joined our world-class loyalty program yet?

Our customers rely on us to take care of their vehicles and ensure they have a safe, reliable and comfortable ride. It’s been that way since 1969, and we intend to continue this tradition of exceptional customer and vehicle care for many years to come. Having been Oakville’s most trusted auto repair shops for almost 50 years, it is safe to say that our community has always been a contributing factor in helping shape our family business. The service our... View Article


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... View Article


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



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



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



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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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