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Do I need a change? Oil Change that is!

Do I need a change? Oil Change that is!

Mrs. Jones Asks: Why does my book say change my oil at 8,000 Kms and my trusted repair shop is recommending it sooner at 6,000kms?Mark Says: Well I find that the oil change interval (time and KMS) between oil changes in the book are great if you don't plan to keep your car after the warranty runs out. Why? Well motor oil is the main lubricant and also a cleaner for you internal engine parts, and when oil is driven up to and over 8,000kms/ 6 months we find that deposits build up inside and can cause issues later on. New technology in engine designs like: Variable Valve Timing, Twin Cam overhead valves, Turbo Charging, Direct Fuel Injection, VCT transmission, Hybrid engines are all designed to give us: more power, use less fuel, reduced tail pipe emissions; All rely on clean quality oil and filter, and maybe some help from additives. Some ... read more

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Still Time to Save! Use your 2014 New Year Savings Punch Card!

Still Time to Save! Use your 2014 New Year Savings Punch Card!

Thank you for your continued business this year! Please take advantage of our2014 New Year Savings Punch Card: Click on image for printable coupon or show this offer on your mobile device. Limit one per person. May be combined with Rewards Card Dollars. Expires February

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The New Year Brings Great Offers!

The New Year Brings Great Offers!

Thank you for your continued business this year! Please take advantage of our 2014 New Year Savings Punch Card: Click on image for printable coupon or show this offer on your mobile device. Limit one per person. May be combined with Rewards Card Dollars. Expires February

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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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Independent Service Beats the Dealers

Independent Service Is More SatisfyingMore customers are satisfied with the work of independent mechanics than with that of dealership mechanics. People who took their car to an independent mechanic for maintenance were generally more satisfied than those who went to a dealership, according to a Consumer Reports survey involving 349,000 vehicles. Eighty-four percent of owners reported being very satisfied with maintenance performed at independent shops compared with 77 percent at dealerships. Most customers agreed that their independent shop was "very thorough and thoughtful, and always gives a good sense of how important something is to fix." Among owners whose cars needed repairs and maintenance, the difference in satisfaction with dealers and independent shops was even more pronounced: 75 percent were very satisfied with independents vs. just 57 percent with dealerships. Bring your vehicle into Mark's Auto Service next time ... read more

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BIG SAVINGS!

BIG SAVINGS!

$50 Off Any Service Over $300! OR SAVE 10% off any deferred work! When you were last in for service we recommended some maintenance and repair items coming due. NOW is the time to take care of them and save an extra 10% plus still get your rewards dollars! EXPIRES ON JANUARY 31, 2011. Book now, don't be disappointed!

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Maintenance

What is the Purpose of Shocks & Struts?

Shocks and struts are important to maintain as they affect your vehicle's stopping distance, tire wear, and steering control. The main purpose of shocks, struts, and even coil springs is to absorb the pressure when driving so you encounter a comfortable ride. Shocks dampen or eliminate spring oscillation (up and down movement) by using a plunger, a cylinder, and non-compressible liquid. When you drive over rough roadways or encounter a pot hole, shocks and struts go to work to help maintain an even ride so your vehicle's steering system is more in control and tires remain on the road surface. Longterm spring oscillation or bouncing can cause shock and strut components to wear allowing for added bouncing and poor tire wear. It also takes longer to stop your car or truck when these parts are worn. If you are encountering a bumpy ride, nose dives when stopping, or unusual tire wear, make sure to have your shocks or struts checked for worn parts. It re ... read more

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DID YOU KNOW? We Service Your Vehicle's Shocks and Struts!

We perform expert service on shocks, struts, and coil springs for your car or truck. Make sure your vehicle is both safe and handles properly by allowing us to service your suspension system

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DID YOU KNOW? Mark's Offers CAA Inspections!

That's right, we are an Approved Auto Repair Services (AARS) Shop!Total Repair Care Program (CAA-TRC) Benefits: Only a select few shops have achieved this service status CAA is promoting a higher level of service, professionalism and greater benefit to the CAA member Our shop participates in the CAA Vehicle Inspection Program Our shop participates in the CAA Battery Assist Program CAA warranty is exceeded at our facility from the required 1 year 20,000 kms to 2 year 40,000 kms Currently customers receive 3% rewards on any purchases Learn more on the CAA Website!

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