Archive for April 2014

Save Fuel by Watching Your Weight

Posted April 30, 2014 12:00 PM

Most Mississauga drivers are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Ontario folks want to save the environment and our pocketbooks.

And we Mississauga drivers all know — or should know — that preventive maintenance will help maintain maximum fuel efficiency. But is there something more we can do? After all, some of us Mississauga road warriors can't cut back on our driving, and others would like to do more to economize.

Weight is one major enemy of fuel economy. The more you lug around in your vehicle, the more fuel you have to burn to get around Mississauga. And that means buying more gas and producing more emissions.

Of course, your vehicle's weight isn't negotiable. And you can't do much about the weight of your passengers. And this isn't an article about diet and exercise.

But look around your car. Are you hauling a bunch of unnecessary weight while driving around Mississauga? Do you really need your golf clubs every time you leave your neighborhood? Store sports equipment in the garage. Load it when you need it and store it when you don't. Who knows? The extra exercise just might reduce the other type of weight in your vehicle.

The same goes for anything else in your vehicle: make-up kits, music collections, extra electronics, spare clothing: whatever your particular extras may be. Pack it when you need it, store it when you don't.

Clean out your vehicle. You'd be surprised how much weight you're lugging around in plain old junk. Toss old papers, leftover food and regular old dirt. Even if it's not a lot of weight, you'll feel better when you get into your car. A good cleaning is also part of good car care.

Now, don't toss stuff you really do need. You do need that spare tire — the one in your trunk. And a kit of emergency essentials is not a bad idea. But just carry around the day-to-day essentials. You can pack a more extensive kit and store it in your garage, then toss it in the car when you go on a longer trip; but you don't have to lug it around all the time.

After all, are you a driver? Or are you a junk chauffeur?

Lose the junk and save some money.

Meadowvale Auto Repair Specialists Ltd.
1705 Argentia Road
Mississauga, Ontario L5N 3A9
905-821-4992



Technician Training at Meadowvale Auto Repair Specialists Ltd.

Posted April 22, 2014 12:00 PM

Your vehicle is important to you, and keeping it running properly is important to your lifestyle. That's why you're smart enough to have it serviced regularly at Meadowvale Auto Repair Specialists Ltd. in Mississauga. And even though it may just be routine maintenance, you want it done right by automotive professionals.

It's also very important to your Mississauga service center to keep you happy and on the road. You might be surprised at the amount of money our Mississauga auto service center spends annually to make sure our friendly and knowledgeable technicians are properly trained.

Meadowvale Auto Repair Specialists Ltd. offers a variety of automotive services for many kinds of vehicles. We need to be current on the latest techniques and parts so that we can give you quality service. Our Mississauga service centers subscribe to data services that list the high quality parts and fluids recommended by your manufacturer.

And each service has a checklist of standard procedures. Meadowvale Auto Repair Specialists Ltd. technicians follow these procedures so they can safely deliver a consistent level of high-quality service.

Some services at Meadowvale Auto Repair Specialists Ltd. require the use of specialized equipment. Meadowvale Auto Repair Specialists Ltd. technicians are trained extensively on this equipment so that they can service your car quickly and efficiently.

Classroom, video and hands-on training is provided by the company and outside trainers. It's not only important that friendly and knowledgeable technicians be able to perform a given task, they also need to be thoroughly trained in inspection and diagnostic techniques. One of the great services they perform is to detect potential problems before they become serious.

The automotive service industry has standards for classifying and communicating problems. For example, it's one thing to learn that your manufacturer recommends that you change your serpentine belt every 30,000 miles/48,000 km and another to learn that the belt is on the verge of failure. These standards help you understand the urgency of recommendations, letting you make better automotive service decisions.

Ontario folks may be interested to know that service technicians (including those at Meadowvale Auto Repair Specialists Ltd.) are trained in compliance with federal and local Mississauga laws and regulations, including environmental regulations regarding the disposal of used parts and fluids.

It's the goal of Meadowvale Auto Repair Specialists Ltd. to provide fast, courteous service. You should feel free to ask your friendly and knowledgeable technician or one of the managers about your service or for more information about their recommendations.

At Meadowvale Auto Repair Specialists Ltd., well-trained service providers, established procedures, industry standards and, of course, great people, combine to give you the best auto service in Mississauga.

Meadowvale Auto Repair Specialists Ltd.
1705 Argentia Road
Mississauga, Ontario L5N 3A9
905-821-4992



Fuel Saving Tip: Auto Myths Around Mississauga

Posted April 8, 2014 12:00 PM



With high fuel prices in Mississauga, Ontario, comes lots of gas saving advice. Some of it, like what you hear on  Auto is great.  When you get one of those e-mails that's going around telling you how to save gas, try to think it through.

Does it really make sense? Does it defy the laws of physics?

Do some research on the internet or ask your Mississauga, Ontario, service advisor at Meadowvale Auto Repair Specialists Ltd..

There aren't any magic pills you can drop in your gas tank, and the government hasn't suppressed a device you can clamp on your fuel line to make your vehicle run on air. Not even in Mississauga!

So next time you get one of those e-mails, check it out with an automotive professional. You'll get more bang for your buck with an oil change or an engine air filter replacement.

We're here for you at Meadowvale Auto Repair Specialists Ltd., so give us a call at 905-821-4992 for good honest advice about your vehicle.

Meadowvale Auto Repair Specialists Ltd.
1705 Argentia Road
Mississauga, Ontario L5N 3A9
905-821-4992



Give Your Engine Clean Fuel with a New Fuel Filter from Meadowvale Auto Repair Specialists Ltd.

Posted April 3, 2014 12:00 PM

Your vehicle requires plenty of clean fuel to run. If your fuel contains contaminants, your fuel injectors will eventually become clogged up. When this happens, your vehicle engine may not get the proper amount of fuel at the correct pressure to run at peak performance. This hurts performance as you drive around the Mississauga area. It can also lead to the buildup of harmful deposits on valves and in the combustion chamber.

That's why all vehicles, including vehicles, come equipped with a fuel filter. The job of the filter is to clean out little pieces of dirt and contamination. The filter captures the contaminants and keeps them out of the fuel stream. Of course, like all filters, it will eventually get clogged up and need to be replaced at Meadowvale Auto Repair Specialists Ltd. in Mississauga.

If your fuel filter is clogged, the vehicle engine can't get all the fuel it needs, and it may sputter at high speeds or quick acceleration. Many fuel filters have a bypass valve that will allow unfiltered fuel through when they are clogged. This keeps your vehicle engine running but doesn't protect it from  contaminated fuel.

Mississauga drivers may find that they need to change their fuel filter at Meadowvale Auto Repair Specialists Ltd. more frequently as their vehicle ages. Over the years, additional sediment and rust accumulates in the fuel tank and can be drawn into the fuel system. Your fuel filter stands guard at the gates to your engine to protect parts and to maintain performance.

Meadowvale Auto Repair Specialists Ltd.
1705 Argentia Road
Mississauga, Ontario L5N 3A9
905-821-4992




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