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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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Rust Control: How to Protect Your Vehicle from Rust

There is nothing more frustrating than noticing that first stain of rust on your vehicle. Not only is it unpleasant to look at, if it’s not dealt with quickly and appropriately it will spread fast. Rust forms when the exposed surface of your car comes into contact with water and the temperature outside is just right for oxidation to take place,

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Auto Maintenance Tips for the Spring

HEY Dundas guess what!? Spring 2019 is finally right around the corner! This means it’s time to start thinking about getting your vehicle ready for the warmer weather. The winter can be hard on your car, and this year was especially bad. The frigid temperatures and harsh road conditions usually take a serious toll on your vehicle.

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4 Signs of Failing Brakes

When it comes to you and your family’s safety on the road, one of the most important vehicle components is your braking system. If your brakes begin to fail and you do not attend to them immediately, you are risking getting into a serious accident. If you are worried that your braking system is on its last leg,

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How Regular Vehicle Maintenance Saves You Money

During the busy holiday season, it can be common for people to ignore regular vehicle maintenance. In the short term, it might be tempting to skip routine car maintenance to save money for some of your holiday expenses. However, keeping up with regular car maintenance will save you much more money,

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Do You Really Want To Save Money??

Then think about this.

With the onslaught of recalls , scandals and high prices a new car is not always a pleasure. But more importantly the vehicle your driving is capable of lasting 15-20 years and 400,000 km with proper maintenance. So consider following the manufactures guidelines and keep your vehicle longer:

Let’s say your current vehicle costs you $1800.00 a year to maintain on average (this is high) and you decide to trade it for new vehicle. 

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Weather the Storm: How to Winterize Your Vehicle

Winter is in full swing and as we prepare our bodies for the weather and protect ourselves from getting sick, we have to prepare our cars for the cold as well. One of the worst feelings in the world is getting in your car on a 10-degree morning to drive to work,

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Still driving without winter tires?

The old days of a snow tire just being a more aggressive, heavy lug tire are over. In fact calling them snow tires is not entirely correct anymore, they are winter tires. They are built with different rubber compounds and tread designs made specifically to be better on snow, ice and cold roads.

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