Summer Holiday Closure

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Drive Clean Update

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

On April 1st Ontario is updating the emissions program. Vehicle owners will now be eligible to receive an emissions test for free.  

IS MY TEST FREE?

 Vehicle owners are encouraged to check if their vehicle is eligible for a Free test by clicking the link above. Please visit our emissions testing page for more information on changes to the program as the year progresses.

 

Online Booking Appointments!

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Appointment-iconBook Online!    <———–CLICK HERE

Our website now caters to those busy individuals who don’t have time to call to make an appointment for their auto repair needs and maintenance. Just pick your time and we will email you back a confirmation of your booked appointment!

 

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

TPMS Warning What to do when your Tire Pressure Monitoring System Warning Light Turns On

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First and foremost, a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is not a replacement for routine tire maintenance. It is, however, a good supplemental emergency warning system that you should take seriously. While these systems do have significant limitations, a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) warning light indicates a potentially serious problem.

What it Means When Your Tire Pressure Warning Light Comes On: Malfunction vs. Real Problem

When your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) warning light comes on, flashes repeatedly, and then turns off, this indicates a malfunction with the vehicle’s TPMS system. If the TPMS comes on and stays on, it means your tire has a dangerously low level of air pressure. The air loss detected by the TPMS could be the result of a slow leak that finally meets the warning threshold, or it could mean a sudden tire failure. Remember, manufacturing and design defects could cause tire failure at any given time.

One of the largest tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) manufacturers in the world, Schrader International, has provided helpful advice in the event your warning light turns on. First and foremost, find a safe place to get away from traffic so you can safely stop and get out of your car to check your tires. Slowly decelerate your vehicle and pull off on the side of the road.

Once you have stopped the vehicle in a safe location, get out your tire gauge and check the air pressure in each tire on your vehicle. Compare the pressure of the tires to your manufacturer’s recommended psi. This information can be found in your owner’s manual or on the placard label located just inside the driver’s door. If you are not comfortable checking the tire pressure on your own, carefully proceed to a professional tire technician. If you have CAA or roadside assistance, contact the customer support department and request assistance. This way you do not have to move your vehicle to a tire facility.

If you do not have a fast leak or a completely flat tire, carefully drive your vehicle to the nearest filling station or tire repair facility. NOTE: Do not drive on a flat tire. If you drive to a filling station, fill each tire to the manufacturer’s recommended pressure level. If you drive to a tire repair facility, have them check your tires for leaks and fill your tires with the necessary air. If repairs are necessary, have the tire repair facility perform the repairs. Once your tires have been repaired (if necessary) and inflated to their proper pressure, the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) light should go off. If it is the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) system that is acting up, have it serviced at your local service facility as quickly as possible.

Have Your Tires Checked Properly

If you filled your tires yourself and have not yet had the tires inspected by a reputable service facility, you need to do so as soon as possible. Even if you think that the problem has been solved, it is imperative that a service facility check your tires and your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) system after a TPMS alert has occurred.

After Hours Customer Service

Friday, July 18th, 2014

We make it easy for our customers to drop off a vehicle or payment, and even pick up a vehicle during the hours we are not available.
We also now offer car rentals as well, just call the number on the envelope to book a rental car until 2am! 416-936-3493
 
 
 
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Under stand the common causes of premature tire wear:

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Underinflation: When the outer edges of the tires are excessively worn, your tires are kept under inflated. The outer edges of your tires have too much contact with the road.

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Overinflation: When the center of the tread shows excessive wear, the pressure in your tires is kept relatively too high. The tires are riding on the center of the tread and wearing it out prematurely.

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Cupping: When cups or scalloped dips appear around the edge of the tread on one side or the other, it usually indicates worn suspension parts. Any worn component that connects the wheel to the car-ball joints, wheel bearings, shocks, springs- can cause this condition.

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Uneven Wear: When the inner or outer part of your tires wear out faster than other parts of the tires, it usually means your vehicle needs a wheel alignment. There is excessive camber in the front suspension, causing the wheels to lean too much to the inside or outside.

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Fuel Economy

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Is your vehicle being maintained properly? Do you find yourself spending excessive amounts of money in fuel? Did you know that a vehicle burns way more fuel during idle periods then it does cruising along? Knowing your vehicle is part of it’s maintenance.

Find your vehicle here
http://1.usa.gov/1fcdaCA

Learn to calculate your own fuel milage here
http://1.usa.gov/1lgrCLe

Canada
http://bit.ly/1jR7nEh

 

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A Mother’s Day Special!

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

Mothersday

Friends and Family Referral Program at Good Guys Automotive

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

To show our appreciation for continued business we are handing out to all our clients; referral cards! We always welcome new clients, now with a one time 15% off. And on their first visit we try our best to show them we are a reputable family established auto repair facility looking forward to serve all your automotive needs. It’s simple! Just hand one of these cards to a friend or family member and let them experience for themselves what we have to offer! Make sure you sign the card! In return we send a special gift out to you!

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Is it time to wake your car up out of storage yet?! I think so:)

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

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