Founder, Sil's Auto Care Centre
What an adventure the last 34 years have been, since opening the doors to my first shop to where we are today! From that part time job at the Texaco gas station at the corner of Highway 5 and 10, where I wore the Texaco hat and uniform, cleaned every car window, pumped gas on the first bell ring, my journey in this business has evolved over time.
Back in March of 1975, I received my automotive trade license. The following year I officially ventured out on my own and opened Sil’s Service Centre, a two bay BP gas station on the current Royal Bank site in Clarkson.
I can tell you I have seen a lot of changes in the automotive industry, all very exciting! I have had the fortune of being trained by the best professionals in this industry. I have had excellent, faithful, and locally schooled staff members. This continues to be the case today.
I’m proud to see my son Carlo take over the business, as he has devoted the same level of care, honesty and hard work as I have. His emphasis on advanced technology, and the implementation of systems shows he is taking the business into the future.
Now in my semi-retirement, I am pleased to enjoy a new journey, repairing vintage cars and enjoying country life, but will continue to provide guidance and assistance to Carlo’s business.
I appreciate that so many of our original customers from 1976 are still with us I would like to thank them and all of our clients for their continued patronage.