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Common Car Noises and Their Causes

Over the years as a driver, you’ve probably run across a time or two when your car began to make odd or unexpected noises as it runs or drives. Sometimes, the noise is coming clearly from a certain part of the vehicle, whether it’s the engine, wheels, or elsewhere. And other times,

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How Often Should I Replace My Brakes and Rotors?

In general, there is no fixed interval for replacing your brakes, as the duration of the brake components much depends upon the vehicle as well as upon driving style. Braking can last up to 80.000 km or even more, but can be as low as 25.000-30.000 km in the case of heavy duty use.

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Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Tires Rotation

If you live a busy lifestyle, there are a lot of tasks that seem to fall by away from your attention, including scheduling regular maintenance for your vehicle. While there are some maintenance tasks you can safely delay, there are others that you should never skip, including rotating your tires.

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Advantages & Disadvantages of Hybrid Cars

Hybrid vehicles utilize two engine technologies together. There is a standard gasoline powered engine as well as an electric motor that gets its juice from a rechargeable battery pack. The idea is to create an environmentally friendly vehicle with better gas mileage and lower emissions. A lot of people confuse hybrids with electric cars but they are very different.

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Selecting the Most Suitable Automobile Maintenance Shop

If your not in the Dundas Ontario area, and cannot get to Eccles Auto Service, we’re still here to help you on your search for finding the auto repair shop that is most worthy of your hard earned dollars, you will find that it depends on several factors including customer service,

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Auto Repair Shop Jargon

Unless you consider yourself a car expert, you may find yourself feeling a bit lost when having car conversations with your mechanic. Listening to them talk can be a confusing experience if you aren’t all that knowledgeable about the inside of your car. Hopefully, this list of common auto repair terms will give you the confidence to help your next conversation with your mechanic go a bit more seamlessly:

  • Aftermarket Parts – This term applies to parts which are not made by the original manufacturer.

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Dashboard Warning Lights You Should Know

There is a handful of dashboard warning lights to be aware of, and it’s important to know what each one means and if it needs immediate attention or not. Below are some of the most common warning lights that drivers see, their possible causes, and urgency of care. If a light appears that you don’t recognize,

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Pre-purchase Checklist for Used Vehicles

If you’re considering buying a used car, you’re probably worried about all the possible unseen problems and damage that could have you spending a lot of extra money at the repair shop. Not to worry though! Eccles Auto Service has put together a quick checklist to help buyers ensure they don’t have any surprises pop up after they make their big purchase.

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How Can Potholes Damage My Vehicle

Most of us have been taught to avoid potholes while driving, but it’s something we can’t avoid forever. So what should you do if you hit a pothole? Don’t ignore it— whether you hit a pothole head-on, or you react in time to partially avoid one, it can damage your vehicle.

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Signs Your Vehicle’s AC Needs to be Repaired

Summer weather is finally approaching us in Dundas Ontario! If you want to drive comfortably in the heat, it’s important to make sure your car’s air conditioning is working properly. In most cases, a vehicle’s air conditioning doesn’t die without warning. There are usually some easy to spot signs that let you know a repair is required.

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