1040 Winston Churchill Blvd, Oakville, ON l6J 7Y4

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THE ECONOMY AND VEHICLE CARE

Maintaining your car in a recession is essential for your safety, your wallet, and the longevity of your vehicle. Regular maintenance, tire rotations, and safety inspections are necessary to ensure your car is operating safely and efficiently. Keeping up with necessary maintenance is one of the best ways to save money in the long run, as it will prevent you from having to buy a brand new car or make expensive repairs in the future. Additionally, regular maintenance is key to making sure your car is reliable and will last for years to come.

With the higher interest rates for vehicle financing, and the above average used car market pricing maintaining your car always pays off in the long run. I talk a lot about the vehicle care costs with customers and I have found over all my years in this business that service , maintenance and repairs always beats out financing a new vehicle in the long game. Nothing will beat the shiny, new car smell, new car peace of mind ( sometimes 😝 ) but you’re paying for that, and maintenance during that period. Added to that are any additional add on costs like mileage cap penalties, or additional dealer high profit services.

I have always preached the “3 year rule” in that when looking at vehicle costs. Always look at a 3 year window. Sometimes it seems like a large repair happens like brakes or tires and it feels painful, however over 3 years it’s still a very cost effective vehicle to operate. I feel that true, real life annual service costs can be between $1500 to $2500 per year. Some years higher if higher kilometers or higher aged vehicle.   I see lots of cars that are 20 years old and still in excellent condition. There is no lease or finance program that you can find for that budget. There will always be situations that go against the rule, and there is the possibility of a  catastrophic situation that could have possibly been prevented with vehicle care. New cars will be lower in maintenance costs and I firmly believe what you do in the first 5 years pays off in the higher years.

I have issues with todays modern vehicle maintenance programs. I will go on the record and say that due to higher service intervals providing the “perception” that the car has lower service costs to operate that this  is a contributor to early vehicle failure of core mechanical systems.  Manufactures are making vehicles tighter, smaller, thinner, and lighter components for fuel efficiency, which then combined with longer service periods or NO service periods is leading to failures that really should not occur. The mindset I feel is,  if it achieves 7 years and past the warranty and it fails, then consumers will just buy another vehicle, when in reality with proper care vehicle should run for over 15-20 years safe and reliable.  This is now the same with the Hybrid and Electric vehicle market, they too still need service and maintenance.  Yes!!!! They have lower costs of annual service, but when t hey fail they fail with much bigger costs.

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Papa Daddz May 5, 2024

My recent experience with Carlo and his team at Sil's Auto Care Centre was exceptional. They expertly explained and fixed my car issues while offering a clear cost breakdown. What's also remarkable is their modern web platform providing detailed vehicle reports online. Their shuttle service adds convenience, ensuring a seamless experience. This mechanic and garage excel in both expertise and innovation, making them my top recommendation for automotive needs.

Gift Tshuma May 5, 2024

The team at Sils Auto provide excellent services on my recent visit. My car got a Spring maintenance and it now drives like a charm. I am very happy to have found you through CAA authorized listing. Recommend to everyone who is looking for a trustworthy car repair shop.

Claire Roger May 5, 2024

Great experience at Sil's. Happy with the work and the cost. Appreciate the loaner vehicle and the turnaround time on my car. Would definitely recommend Sil's.

Elaine Sutton May 5, 2024

Always such excellent service, staff (especially Susan!), and work! Great job, again!

Rick Oughtred May 5, 2024

Superior Service from Susan. We where dealing with an untrustworthy autoshop before on Royal Windor Drive... aka Mike. Total crook. Dealing with Susan for all our cars with honesty and incredible prices on repairs and also all the staff are incredible as well . Triple AAA Auto Shop. Thank You From Charles Parsons Homelife Realty.

charles parsons May 5, 2024

Professional and prompt service - I've gone to Sils a handful of times for servicing my car and was happy with the overall communication and how they handled the maintenance. Not pushy and very matter of fact in their recommendations which I liked.

Chinmayee May 5, 2024

I’ve been going to Sil’s now for three years and have been servicing 6 different cars covering Japanese, European, and Korean makes from older vintages dating back to 1990 up to modern day still under factory warranty. Everything from routine maintenance to complex problem troubleshooting. They have never let me down and have provided a customer experience I can honestly say is the best I’ve found after 30 years of owning cars. I trust their staff completely and truly believe they always have my best interests at heart. If you care about your car and need an organization who will help you keep it running at its best, you should definitely try them out. I’m glad I did.

Steven Pontisso May 5, 2024

I found their advice and customer service to be excellent. Very open and informative and responded to my needs in a very efficient and effective manner. I would highly recommend them again.

Brent Wallace May 5, 2024

I switched to Sils in July 2016 and service at Sils has been consistently very good. Great customer service: smooth check-in, easy shuttle home, clear explanation of items on the invoice & answers to my questions.

Susan M Brown May 5, 2024
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