1040 Winston Churchill Blvd, Oakville, ON l6J 7Y4

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Sil’s Auto Care Centre: CAA Battery Replacement

Vehicle waiting for a CAA battery

Welcome to Sil’s Auto Care Centre in Oakville, your trusted source for automotive excellence. As a CAA approved garage, we specialize in a range of services, including high-quality CAA battery replacement. Our team is dedicated to providing top-notch care for your vehicle, ensuring it remains reliable and efficient.

Understanding Car Batteries

How Long Should a Car Battery Last?

A car battery is an essential component of your vehicle, serving as the cornerstone for its electrical system. It plays a pivotal role, not just in starting the engine but also in powering all the electronic accessories, such as the lights, radio, and air conditioning. The typical lifespan of a car battery ranges between 3 to 5 years, but this duration is not set in stone and can be influenced by several key factors.

Factors Affecting Car Battery Lifespan

Weather: The life of a battery can be significantly impacted by extreme temperatures, both hot and cold. Elevated temperatures in warm regions may lead to the evaporation of battery fluid, resulting in internal damage. On the other hand, the battery must work more to start the engine in colder locations, which over time may cause it to become weaker.

Driving Habits: The way you use your vehicle plays a crucial role. Short, frequent trips can prevent the battery from fully charging, leading to a shortened lifespan. This is because starting the car uses a considerable amount of battery power, and short trips don’t allow enough time for the alternator to recharge the battery fully.

Vehicle Type and Electrical Demands: Modern vehicles, especially those with start-stop technology and a higher number of electronic accessories, place greater demands on the battery. This increased load can lead to faster battery degradation. Similarly, larger vehicles with more powerful engines require more battery power to start, which can also affect battery life.

Maintenance and Care: Regular maintenance can prolong the life of a car battery. This includes keeping the battery clean from corrosion, ensuring the terminals are tight and free from build-up, and periodically checking the battery’s charge level.

Signs of a Failing Battery

It’s important to recognize the signs of a weakening battery. Sluggish engine cranking, dimming headlights and interior lights, and the need to press the gas pedal to start the car are all indicators that your battery may be nearing the end of its life. Some vehicles also have a battery warning light on the dashboard, which can indicate a failing battery or charging system.

Signs Your Car Battery Needs Replacing

Knowing when to replace your car battery is crucial for maintaining your vehicle’s performance. Common indicators include slow engine cranking, dimming headlights, and the age of the battery. If you notice these signs, it’s time to consider a replacement.

CAA Premium Battery: Quality and Reliability

At Sil’s Auto Care, we offer premium batteries known for their exceptional quality and reliability. These batteries are designed to meet the specific needs of your vehicle, ensuring optimal performance.

Comprehensive Battery Testing and Replacement

Our expert technicians will thoroughly test your battery to determine its condition. If the battery fails the test, we offer a free replacement for CAA members. This service ensures your car remains powered and ready to go.

Exclusive Benefits for CAA Premier Members

CAA premier members enjoy additional perks at our centre. This includes a total warranty on the battery, providing peace of mind and assurance of quality.

Install and Recycle: Our Eco-Friendly Approach

We don’t just install new batteries; we also recycle the old ones. This eco-friendly approach is part of our commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.

The CAA Battery Warranty: Your Assurance of Quality

Understanding the Total Warranty

The CAA battery warranty is a testament to the quality and durability of the batteries we provide. This warranty covers a range of issues, ensuring that if your battery fails during the warranty period, you’re covered.

Service Excellence and Customer Satisfaction

At Sil’s Auto Care Centre, we’re committed to service excellence and customer satisfaction. Our partnership and our array of CAA services, including battery replacement, testing, and recycling, reflect our dedication to providing the best for your vehicle.

Contact Us for Your Battery Needs

Ready for a battery check or replacement? Contact Sil’s Auto Care Centre in Oakville today for CAA approved auto repair services. Our team is here to assist you with all your automotive needs, ensuring your vehicle stays in peak condition.

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Our Google Reviews

Great service for both our cars. Honest quotes and advice compared with our experience at a larger chain service centre. We were able to make service appointments promptly. The staff are friendly and respond quickly to questions regarding the work required. Complimentary shuttle service is a plus. We definitely recommend Sils.

Hilary Barichello Feb 2, 2024

Susan and team were great. Communication was clear and work was done as expected. Definitely would recommend!

Kulsoom Kabatas Feb 2, 2024

Sil’s always does excellent work.

CHARLES MULLER Jan 1, 2023

Once again out experience with Sil's was great! Love they send pics on work required and no surprises with the bill. What they quote for repairs is what you pay. Courteous and caring service reps. Glad we found them!

Judy Lessard Apr 4, 2023

As usual great Customer Service, always keeping me informed of work to be completed and a great job with the repair. Great staff and ownership would recommend Sils to all for their vehicle repairs.

Robert Oakley Apr 4, 2023

I have been taking my 14 year old Acura to Sil’s since it was new. Thanks to Sil’s it still drives like a dream. I can’t thank them enough for their the excellent , friendly service. Kelsie Dawson

Kelsie Dawson Feb 2, 2024

Great experienced did a wonderful job on my wife’s car I would recommend them

Franco Patitucci Feb 2, 2024

This place is very trustworthy and do a very thorough job. They also have fantastic customer service and online appointment booking. Will be taking my car here from now on!

Carrie McKinnon Feb 2, 2024

I’ve been a customer of this automotive repair shop since 2012 not only do I use it for my company Service Truck, but also for three of my family personal vehicles. The entire team from the owner all the way to the last person to deliver my vehicles always provide 100% transparency And complete details to any questions I have. They go beyond in searching for the best quality parts along with competitive pricing. Their handy customer loaner vehicles are a great touch when you have a few errands to run while they do repairs. I recommend as many of my customers, family and friends to continue using their services and for any new people I encounter who need automotive repair services

Rob NA Feb 2, 2024

From Anna Bedek: I have been going to Sil's Auto for many years and always go back. They do a awesome job on the car's health and the staff are always happy to help. I will continue to go to them as long as I have a car. They are the BEST.

John Bedek Feb 2, 2024

5 stars as always. Done when they said for what they said it would cost

Mark McCrory Feb 2, 2021

This was my first time taking my van in for service. I was very impressed with how friendly and detailed they were. The shuttle service was a pleasant surprise. I highly recommend Sil's auto care. I won't hesitate to go back when the need arises.

Maria Harris Jan 1, 2024

Excellent customer care, support and technical team. From the moment I arrived and were completely transparent with state of my vehicle. I will definitely recommend them and will use their services for futures maintenance. 👍🏻

Sebastian Neyra Vera Tudela (D34D Skrim) Jan 1, 2024

I recommend Sil's to everyone I know.

Richard Guest Jan 1, 2024

We had the good fortune of stumbling upon Sil’s yesterday. We are very grateful we did. We were extremely impressed with the professional staff. The service we received was outstanding. I would highly recommend Sil’s Autoshop to friends and family. Excellent service from the booking to the after service follow up. Thank you!

Bernadette Gillis Jan 1, 2024

My vehicle needed major engine work, and as always, the team at Sil's was fantastic. First class work, and they kept me informed of the status along the way. Highly recommended.

Charles Muller May 5, 2023

very thorough

Scott Kennery Jan 1, 2024

I am so happy that I chose Sil's Auto Centre to get my vehicle fixed. Both of my rear signal lights, daytime running lights and marker lights were not working. Susan provided me constant update and inspection report completed by a mechanic. Before starting the actual repair Susan provided a thorough explanation on what the issues were and it was fixed perfectly.

Tony Lee Jan 1, 2024

Caught a nail in a tire New Years Day as well as a part that was fixed on warranty and the great team at Sil’s had me back up and running right away on the January 2. Fast service

Peter J Thompson Jan 1, 2021

I had a great experience getting my car safetied at Sil’s. All the employees were pleasant and helpful, and they didn’t try to upsell me or try to convince me my car has a problem when I was pretty sure it’s fine. I’ll tell you where NOT to go…Mr. Lube on Speers. They told me my rear brakes are gone and I need a $750 replacement. Sil’s is the second mechanic to confirm that my brakes are fine. It’s great when you find businesses like Sil’s who you can trust. The complimentary shuttle ride was very much appreciated too.

Louisa Bauman Dec 12, 2023

My experience with Sil’s auto care centre was outstanding in every way. My initial call was answered by Susan, who is efficient, friendly and helpful. I took in my car, a Lexus hybrid, to have the wheels torqued and met the owner Carlo, who again was very pleasant and helpful. He said he would check the car over and look after it for me. When I took the car in the communication with me, either by phone or email, was excellent. Their estimate for work needing doing was prompt and they gave me time to consider before the work was done. After the work was successfully completed. I was picked up at my home to go and collect my car. I will certainly be using Sil’s auto care again.

Valerie Duffy Dec 12, 2023

Excellent service, best I have ever experienced in vehicle servicing. It used to be just 5 bays, but with the change of location it is much bigger. Thanks for the nice waiting room Carlo!

Keith Lockhart Jan 1, 2014

Fabulous service as always. Live the crew at Sil’s. Thanks all

Bonnie Kuehl Mar 3, 2023

Honest mechanics?! Its a miracle!

Blake Day Music Aug 8, 2023

We like and trust Sil's as do many in our community FB group. 👍👍

Steve Taylor Dec 12, 2023

Sue at Sil’s is amazing! And the whole team is wonderful, knowledgeable and transparent and I once again received excellent service from their team. I never hesitate to give them a call for any of my car concerns.

Manon Boyle May 5, 2023

Every aspect of my first visit there was so professional. My questions were answered so that I understood. I was listened to and respected I was offered a shuttle, a place to wait, all provincial guidelines being followed. I felt safe and like I had finally found a trustworthy shop. I can’t believe this gem was here the whole time right under my nose. No wonder you have been in business all this time you gain the trust of your customers. Great Job.

Michelle Giacometti Feb 2, 2021

Quality work friendly, honest and great workmanship

Dolores Soca Jul 7, 2021

Always good communication and updates on issues and great service overall!!!!

f v - t.o Nov 11, 2023

Sil's ACC is my go to now. They are incredibly professional and knowledgeable. They provide a web based summary report that you can view and decide what work you want to proceed with and which you want to hold off on for a later time, which i find very helpful.

Dave Degrassi Dec 12, 2020

Service does not get any better than at Sil’s! Everyone is exceptionally helpful and the service people do an excellent job! I have recommended many people to go to Sils and now they are recommending others.

Jean Eckhart May 5, 2022

From power steering problems to rodent control these guys are the best.

Heather B Nov 11, 2023

Will definitely use Sil's again. Tommy was very helpful, gave us regular updates, worked with us to have the best value solution for our audi. Our car was ready on time and very clean when returned. Would recommend them to anyone looking for a well run auto shop.

George P Nov 11, 2023

Great experience at Sil's, as usual. Staff were friendly, efficient and the whole process was smooth, and the work done was perfect.

Malcolm and June Surycz Oct 10, 2023

Sil's Auto Care Centre is the only auto shop you'll ever need to go to. Their staff are not only friendly and professional, but are also extremely knowledgeable and honest. I had my car serviced for a seasonal maintenance inspection and oil and filter changer service. Not only were they thorough with their job, but went beyond my expectations in providing a detailed report, loaner car and an interior and exterior clean. I'll definitely be returning for any auto needs and recommending Sil's to my family and friends. Thanks especially to Susan for her exceptional sevice!

Jeff Oct 10, 2023

I have always been a "bring it to the dealer" guy. After my dealer could not fit me in for immediate service (flat tire fix), I tried "Sil's". Briefly... I would specifically like to commend my mechanic, John... who came up with imaginative fixes for TWO (other) unconventional issues with my car. And the best part, there was a nominal charge on my bill for these. After this visit, Sil's has earned my "repeat business".

Paul Finlay Oct 10, 2023

A very good job for fixing my car thank you

Earle Angelo Valerio Oct 10, 2023

I use the services of Sil's Auto for the upkeep of my car and am always reassured by their thorough and professional service. I like their detailed invoices which also include a Deferred Service section which prepares me for what the next service should be to keep my car roadworthy. I appreciate their friendly shuttle service with Tim and the patient answers I receive to all of my questions. On one occasion I had an emergency problem with a window that would not close and it was fixed with a smile and no charge.

Dolores Wielgus Oct 10, 2022

Excellent timely service , always.

Dave Billyard Feb 2, 2022

Great service and super friendly

Michael Capizzano Sep 9, 2023
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