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$2,500 raised for Toys for Tots this Holiday Season! Thank you!

$2,500 raised for Toys for Tots this Holiday Season! Thank you!

**THANK YOU!!**During the 2013 Toys for Tots Season, Mark's Auto Service along with 4 otherautomotive shops, raised $2,500.00 plus over $1,500.00 in toys donated by customersof these businesses. All went to needy children this Christmas season!

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Please Note Our Holiday Hours: Closing early Tuesday, December 24th Closed December 25th-27th Closing early Tuesday, December 31st Closed Wednesday, January 1st for New Years

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The New Drive Clean Program

The New Drive Clean Program

Drive Clean Modernization Drive Clean plays an important role in safeguarding Ontario's air quality by identifying excessively polluting cars and trucks with emissions problems and requiring them to be repaired. While today's vehicles are cleaner through advances in emissions technology, all vehicles require regular maintenance to keep them operating properly. Learn more>> Over the past decade, Drive Clean has tightened emissions standards and focused the program on the vehicles that are most likely to pollute. On January 1, 2013, Ontario introduced changes to the emissions test to make the Drive Clean program even better. The new test takes advantage of the computerized monitoring equipment in today's technologically advanced vehicles The modernized Drive Clean program will provide significant benefits by: Providing a faster, more accurate ... read more

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Alarming Generation Gap Identified When it Comes to Vehicle Maintenance

What happens when your kids grow out of the backseat and into the driver's seat? Who's looking after their vehicles? Results from consumer research recently conducted clearly shows today's youth are neglecting their vehicles. This poses a safety threat to themselves, as well as others on the road. We are facing a generation gap when it comes to vehicle maintenance. Today's driving youth (18 to 24 years) don't know what their cars need and are not taking care of their vehicles. Youth are less likely to change their oil every 5,000 km than more experienced drivers. Many young people (22%) had no idea when to change it at all or wait until the oil light comes on. Only 45% of youth bring their vehicle in for maintenance at least once a year versus 76% of people over 50. 22% never bring it in or only when it breaks down and 34% wait for a warning light or a strange noise. 10% of young drivers reported that they never put air in their tires and an additi ... read more

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

We will be closed for Christmas - December 24th, 25th & 26th and for New Years - December 31st & January 1st. We will reopen on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013. We have donated the funds normally spent on paper cards and postage to our featured charity: Toys For Tots

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7 Car Maintenance Issues Teens Need to Learn

September Means Back to School Driving 7 Car Maintenance Signs Your Teen Needs to Know for a Better, Safer Car SIGN #1 - Car AlignmentPotholes. There are many things that can cause car misalignment. One of these causes is constantly hitting potholes. We all hit them, but if your teen just got access to a car and the car was perfect beforehand, then he/she might need to be told about avoiding potholes. Hitting Curbs. There are also alignment issues from hitting curbs. There aren't many reasons why your teen should be hitting the curb. Perhaps your teen is in need of some more parking lessons. Speed bumps/Railroad Tracks. Another cause of misalignment is going over speed bumps and railroad tracks too fast. Even after many years of being on the road, adults also tend to forget there's a speed bump until it's too late to slow down. You might let that one slip a little except driving too fast is dangero ... read more

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Your Opinion Matters!

Your Opinion Matters!

We are looking for Online Reviews! In today's online world it has become REALLY important that any small business gets feedback from current clients. Please click on a link below and post a review about your experience with our business: Write a Review on Google Click on the Google link Once on Mark's Google page, click on the red Write a Review button Log in or Create your Google Account Write and publish your Review for Mark's Auto Service!Thank You! Write a Review on Yelp Click on the ... read more

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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Toys For Tots Donations Due Monday, Dec. 12th!

Toys For Tots Donations Due Monday, Dec. 12th!

Don't forget to bring in your Toys for Tots toy donations into our shop by Monday, December 12th! We are especially looking for gifts for children ages 12-16, who are often forgotten this time of year. How Can You Help?Drop off your Toy Donations at Mark's Auto Service now through Monday, December 12th! Donate your existing Mark's Auto Service Rewards Card Dollars towards purchasing toys. We will use your Rewards Card Dollars to purchase toys for underprivileged children this Christmas through Toys For Tots. Call or come into our shop for details. 905-844-1111Learn more online at the Toys For Tots website

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Car Air Conditioner Tips

Car Air Conditioner Tips

Air Conditioning, which was once considered a luxury, is now a common feature on most cars and vehicles today. While the servicing of modern car air conditioning systems is best left to professionals, you can get the most enjoyment from your A/C system if you know a bit about how it works and what malfunctions you should be on the lookout for. 1. Odd smells coming from the air conditioning may be caused by bacterial build-ups in the A/C system. As your car becomes older, or when the air conditioning system is used infrequently, bacteria, micro-organisms, mold and fungi may start growing, just behind the dash panel on the evaporator causing some very unpleasant odors. Some even claim this can result in headaches and flu like symptom sometimes referred to as "sick car syndrome." This problem can be solved by using an anti-bacterial treatment that destroys the bacteria growth and leaves your car smelling fresh again. 2. If your automobile does ... read more

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