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Searle’s Auto is located at 517 Kelvin Rd in Victoria, BC, and is known by many for its quality work and honesty. Whether you are male or female, you can put your trust in Searle’s Auto Repair. Our team of professionals takes the time to explain what needs to be done, step-by-step. We feel it is our duty and responsibility to treat you as one of the family. We understand that without our customers trust; we would not have a growing business.

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Have you checked your Tire Pressure lately?

Tire pressure is a measure of the amount of air in your car’s tires, measured in pounds per square inch (PSI). You should be checking your tire pressure routinely to ensure that your tires are inflated to their optimal pressure for your particular vehicle.

Why is correct tire pressure important?

Having the correct tire pressure is important for a few reasons, including safety, fuel economy and the life of your tires. Next to your brakes, your tires probably have the most impact on your driving safety. If your tire pressure is off, it can affect braking, cornering and the overall stability of your vehicle. With the correct tire pressure, your tires will last longer, save fuel and improve the handling of your car, preventing accidents.

Correct tire pressure will give you comfort, durability and you will experience the intended performance of your vehicle..

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10 Tips to Prepare Your Car For Summer

If you’re like most, you’re excited for spring and summer to arrive to enjoy the sunshine, patio time and the best part: SUMMER ROAD TRIPS! After the cold wet harshness of winter, your car will need to be prepared for the summer months to ensure maximum efficiency and safety during our warmer seasons.

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By seasonally maintaining and preparing your vehicle, you can keep it running properly and safely in the long term. With that in mind, here are some spring cleaning tips to prepare your car for the summer months:

  1. Swap out your winter snow tires for summer or all-season tires.
  2. Check your tire pressure. Cold weather can reduce the air pressure and under-inflated tires can reduce fuel economy. Be sure to check your tires and inflate them to the recommended pressure. (Recommended tire pressure can usually be found right on the side of the tire.) Read More

When Should You Change Your Oil?

Regular oil and filter changes  are one of the easiest ways to maintain your vehicle to avoid unnecessary engine problems and help your car run at optimum efficiency. By changing your oil, you can get up to twice the mileage out of an otherwise good engine. But WHEN should you change your oil? Every few months? Every X number of kilometers? What is the general rule? IS there a general rule?

Following your car’s manufacturer recommendation on when to change your oil is the best option. A good general rule to follow is that if your car is a 2008 model or newer, you should change your oil every 7,500km or every 6 months, whichever comes first. If your car is from before 2008, it is recommended that you change your oil every 5,000km or every 6 months, whichever comes first.

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5 Driving Habits That Are Killing Your Engine

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We all have bad habits. We bite our nails, put the empty cereal box back in the cupboard, and twiddle our hair during important meetings. These habits are annoying for sure, but for the most part they’re harmless.

Not so for your bad driving habits. While you’re zipping around town doing what you need to do, you’re hurting your engine and you probably don’t even know it. That’s why it’s so important to step back and take a moment to really think about how you drive. Are you guilty of these bad driving habits?

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Moving to BC? Here is How to Switch Over Your Out-Of-Province Vehicle

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When you first arrive in Victoria, your to-do list is probably quite intimidating. You have to check out downtown, find all the great restaurants, and explore a few local beaches. And what about a hike along the coast? Or a weekend in the Gulf Islands? Or maybe a surf trip to Tofino? Or…

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11 Things You Didn’t Know About Brakes

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If you’re like most drivers, you don’t think about your brakes very often. You press the brake pedal, your car stops, and that’s that. The only time you give them a second thought is when they make a horrendous noise or stop working (hopefully not while you’re careening down the Malahat).

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2 Most Important Tips for Driving in the Rain

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Here in Victoria, we’ve got it pretty easy. While the rest of the country is shoveling and shivering, we’re strolling on beaches and smelling the flowers.

But even though we don’t have to worry about frostbite, we do have to put up with misty mornings, torrential downpours, gale-force winds, and the annual Snowpocalpyse that coats our city with a fine layer of mush. All of this dreary weather results in slippery roads and low visibility that make our morning commute a tricky one.

It’s not all gloom and doom, though. Preparing your car for driving in the rain comes down to two simple things: windshield wipers and tires.

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Why You Need a Pre-Purchase Inspection When Buying a Used Car

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Found the car of your dreams? The perfect ride? The one you want to spend the rest of your life with? Well, the near future, anyway…

Hold on. Before you fully commit, you need to do one very important thing: You need to bring your car into Searles for a pre-purchase inspection.

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The Top 9 Auto Maintenance Mistakes (Are You Guilty?)

auto maintenance mistakes

We all know it’s important to take care of our vehicles. After all, it’s a well-known fact that a little mechanical love once in a while is the key to a safe, efficient and long-lasting ride.

But as we go about our daily routines, driving from point A to point B and back again in a vehicle that’s running just fine, it’s easy to ignore or forget about vehicle maintenance. And while you probably won’t notice any immediate issues, that doesn’t mean a potential problem isn’t brewing.

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