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August Charity: Canadian Red Cross - Oakville

August Charity: Canadian Red Cross - Oakville

Our August Charity of the Month is the Canadian Red Cross - Oakville.Mark's Auto Service will donate $4.00 to the Canadian Red Cross - Oakville for every online appointment scheduled this month. Schedule your Online Appointment Here. When booking an appointment online, please select the charity you want to donate to from the Charity Drop-Down Box. Thank you for helping Mark's Auto Service support the Canadian Red Cross - Oakville! Learn more about this charity on their website at www.redcross.ca

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Cold Facts About A/C Refrigerant

Cold Facts About A/C Refrigerant

How did we ever get along without air conditioning in our cars? It's a feature we take for granted until, suddenly, it's blowing hot air. In the past few years, many owners have discovered that fixing an inoperative air conditioner can cost a few hundred dollars or more, depending upon the make and model of vehicle. The reason is that the old standby R-12 refrigerant, trade named DuPont Freon, has been replaced by R-134a. Touted as being environmentally safer than its predecessor, R-134a has been standard since '94. If your older vehicle needs major repairs to the air conditioning system you can expect to replace refrigerant and the oil in the compressor in addition to the old components. You also may need to install a retrofit conversion. Do not allow anyone to mix refrigerants. They're not inter-changeable. You cannot add R-134a to your older air conditioner without first flushing the system. Further, according to Car Care Canada, some substitutes ... read more

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$10 Off A/C Maintenance Inspection!

$10 Off A/C Maintenance Inspection!

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July Charity: Canadian Red Cross - Oakville

July Charity: Canadian Red Cross - Oakville

Our July Charity of the Month is the Canadian Red Cross - Oakville.Mark's Auto Service will donate $4.00 to the Canadian Red Cross - Oakville for every online appointment scheduled this month. Schedule your Online Appointment Here. When booking an appointment online, please select the charity you want to donate to from the Charity Drop-Down Box. Thank you for helping Mark's Auto Service support the Canadian Red Cross - Oakville! Learn more about this charity on their website at www.redcross.ca

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June Charity: Canadian Red Cross - Oakville

June Charity: Canadian Red Cross - Oakville

Our June Charity of the Month is the Canadian Red Cross - Oakville.Mark's Auto Service will donate $4.00 to the Canadian Red Cross - Oakville for every online appointment scheduled this month. Schedule your Online Appointment Here. When booking an appointment online, please select the charity you want to donate to from the Charity Drop-Down Box. Thank you for helping Mark's Auto Service support the Canadian Red Cross - Oakville! Learn more about this charity on their website at www.redcross.ca

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Time for Summer "Grilling!"

In the month of May we take a break away from automotive writing and focus on what's more important at this time of the year. That is BBQ'ing, or to some people, "Grilling!" We have attached a simple but great Rib Recipe and I hope you all have some family time over the summer weekends to sit around the back yard with a drink and some great food. Cheers, Mark - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Recipe - RIBSIngredients: 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon onion power 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 tablespoon paprika Lightly salt and pepper to taste 3 pounds baby back pork ribs 1 cup barbeque sauce / or like we do - Slobber it on...Mmmmm (Our Favourite is BULLS EYE - Honey Garlic for Ribs and Original for Wings) Directions: Preheat a gas grill for high heat, or arrange charcoal briquettes on one side of ... read more

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May is Canadian Car Care Month

May is Canadian Car Care Month

Be Car Care Aware! Celebrate May - Canadian Car Care Month by bringing your vehicle into Mark's Auto Service Today! Book your appointment online! Learn more a www.carcarecanada.ca.

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May Charity: Canadian Red Cross - Oakville

May Charity: Canadian Red Cross - Oakville

Our May Charity of the Month is the Canadian Red Cross - Oakville.Mark's Auto Service will donate $4.00 to the Canadian Red Cross - Oakville for every online appointment scheduled this month. Schedule your Online Appointment Here. When booking an appointment online, please select the charity you want to donate to from the Charity Drop-Down Box. Thank you for helping Mark's Auto Service support the Canadian Red Cross - Oakville! Learn more about this charity on their website at www.redcross.ca

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Coupon Offer: Seasonal Maintenance Package

Coupon Offer: Seasonal Maintenance Package

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Spring car care should involve more than just a quick shampoo

Canada’s long, harsh winters not only add stress to our lives, but also to the systems that keep our vehicles safe and reliable and that means a spring makeover should include more than just cosmetics. While your immediate focus will likely be on restoring your car, van, SUV or truck’s exterior and interior to pristine condition, make sure you also give its mechanical systems a careful once-over to ensure they’re ready to deal with the hot summer weather ahead, particularly if its an older or high mileage vehicle. You can have your service technician do this for you – and many service shops offer spring service special deals - but by following some basic procedures you can spot potential problem areas yourself and then have them dealt with if necessary by a pro. You should have been keeping your vehicle washed regularly to help keep rust at bay, but if you haven’t you need to do so before checking it over as it will be easier to s ... read more

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