Thornhill Auto Repair

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Serving the thornhill area since 1972

Yearly Archives: 2012

Used Car Checklist

Used Car Checklist Preliminary indicators: Does the VIN history report indicate something bad? Any maintenance records, mileage/Km proof? Why is the car for sale? Any accidents, engine, or transmission repair? Did the car fail the Emission Test? Exterior indicators: Are the car body lines crooked? Are the panel gaps uneven along their length? Do the bodywork colours match? Is there painting over spray? Is there any other evidence of a body repair? If the car been repainted find out why: Accident? Corrosion? Engine indicators: Any oil, coolant or fuel leaks from the engine? Is the engine dirty or oily? Is the oil level low? The oil on the dipstick too dark? Any indication of poor quality repair? Start the engine Does it run unevenly? Any knocking, pinging, whistling? Any smoke? (slight water steam is OK) Any warning lights come on whi ... read more

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Car Care Tips

Safer Tires for Only One Penny (ARA) - Only 14 percent of drivers nationwide properly check their tires, leaving an astonishing 86 percent who are making mistakes. This from the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), which annually tracks tire care and maintenance habits among motorists. RMA research also reveals that 45 percent of drivers incorrectly believe that when taking a trip with a fully loaded vehicle, it's better if their tires are a little bit under inflated. "Properly inflated tires are safer, improve gas mileage and last longer," said Donald B. Shea, RMA President and CEO. "But our research shows America's drivers do not know enough about proper tire care." It only takes five minutes to check your tires, which you should do once a month and before every long trip. RMA offers four simple tips to keep your tires safer: 1. Pressure: Under inflation puts unnecessary stress on tires, which can cause irregular wear, loss of control, decreased fuel economy an ... read more

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Drive Further & Save Gast

Drive Further & Save Gas OverView: Simply put, if you own a vehicle the following Insider Report will reveal a variety of tips to help you drive further on the same tank of gas. It might surprise you to know that just one of the following tips will save you over $200 (and that's an Ontario Government approved statistic!) So, if you're looking to beat the rich gas companies, or simply looking to save some cash - read on. Instructions For Use: In order to make the most out of this Special Report: Skim once, read again You might skim this Special Report first, but then read it carefully... Each tip puts cash into your pocket every time you drive your vehicle. Keep an open mind What I'm about to reveal will likely go against most of what you 'thought' you knew. Keep an open mind and look beyond your original ideas. Keep in mind who was responsible for the original ideas you held - it was most likely ... read more

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Ladies Day

Ladies Day Our first Ladies Car Care Clinic was held May 2, 2009. What a success, with a class of approximately 35 ladies instructed by Kelly Williams. Kelly is a well known Race & Pace Car Driver and TV personality. She is also the first female driver to capture a win in the 14 year history of Cascar Racing. Kelly presented a fun, informative clinic with topics of, * how to check tire pressure * brakes * oil and air filters * various vehicle fluids * emergency roadside kit contents and more ... all in "Laywomen's" terms. Beverages with a light snack were served, and the entire staff of Peck Brothers Automotive was also available to assist in demonstrations, questions and hands on exercises. Most importantly, all the women said they had great time, enjoyed the content of the clinic and were very interested in future clinics. It is our intention to make this an annual event for many years to come. Keep a close watch on t ... read more

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Misconceptions

Misconceptions "Discover the 4 Most Dangerous & Costly Misconceptions Surrounding Auto Repair Shops, And the 7 Revealing Questions You Must Ask Any Repair Shop BEFORE You Book Your Next Appointment!" Thank you for requesting this valuable report. I am grateful for the opportunity to provide you with the information about auto repair and help you choose the right company. Please read the following information carefully, and if you have any questions please call us and we'd be happy to answer them. Now here's the information you requested: The 4 Most Dangerous & Costly Misconceptions Surrounding Auto Repair Shops Misconception Number One. "Your car manufacturer specifies regular maintenance schedules just to get you back into their shop to make more money off you." No. Although manufacturers are making cars that last longer and require less overall maintenance, they do require some preventative maintenance. If mai ... read more

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How To Remove Stains

How To Remove Stains How To Remove Cola, Coffee, Chocolate or Ketchup Stains From Your Vehicle's Upholstery. No matter how careful we are, sooner or later someone spills something in your vehicle. If you act quickly and with a little care the damage to your upholstery can either be avoided or minimized considerably. Below are four common stains and some general purpose stain fighting advice to help you. Please remember each stain is unique and these remedies will prove more or less effective because of this. Always consult a stain removal specialist if in doubt. *Soft drink stains* like cola, root beer and others can often be removed by using this method. Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is mixed at the ratio of 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide to 3 cups of water (that's about an 8% solution). Then using a spray bottle, spray the stain and wait about 10 minutes. Rinse the stain with 1/4 cup of white vinegar added to 3/4 cup of cold water, and blot dry. *Chocolate sta ... read more

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Child Seat Standards

Child Seat Standards It's up to the parents and other caregivers to stay up-to-date with the latest information, and to do everything they can to keep children as safe as possible while on the road. In Canada, all provinces and territories require infants and toddlers to be buckled up in the appropriate car seat. The law also states that children's car seats and booster cushions must be certified to Canada Motor Vehicle Standards and must be used according to manufacturer's instructions. If the instructions are not properly followed or if they are used past their expiry or useful life dates - you may be putting your child's safety at risk and may be found guilty of breaking the law

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