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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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