Announcing the Searles Spring-Summer Maintenance Contest Winner

Congratulations to Gavin Larson, who entered the draw for our Spring-Summer Maintenance Special and won an iRobot Roomba. Enjoy your clean floors, Gavin!

Our Fall-Winter Service Special contest is still on. Book now and enter to win a Nest Learning Thermostat!

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Seasonal Service Special

Tips for Foggy Windshields

You’re running late. Thermos in one hand, fingers digging frantically for keys with the other. Maybe, everything will be okay, you tell yourself. Maybe all the lights will be green this time.  You look up at your vehicle and your heart immediately sinks.

Not again.

how to prevent a foggy windshield

We’ve all experienced the pain of a foggy windshield in the fall and winter months. Dropping temperatures combined with damp weather make for the perfect storm to sabotage your commute.  Fortunately, there are ways to win out against these early morning surprises. Read on for our tips! Read More

Car Air Conditioning Myths

With the hot weather rolling in, we get quite a few questions surrounding air conditioners here at Searles.  Air conditioning is a precious summer commodity, as anyone who has done a hot summer drive without AC will tell you.  Even in the cooler parts of Canada, it’s rare to find a vehicle without this feature.  Still this old invention’s popularity hasn’t stopped some very interesting strategies from popping up around AC, fuel efficiency and engines.

Here at Searles, we take a look at some of the myths surrounding AC and put them on ice!

Air Conditioning Myths

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We got an Award!

The Searle’s Blog recently ranked as #27 on Feedspot’s Top 100 Auto Repair Blogs. Way to go team!

Top Auto Repair Blog

 

5 Signs Your Brakes Need to be Replaced

car braking

You think a lot about our car’s engine, but how often do you think about what stops it?

Using the brake is second nature to any seasoned driver, but until you have to pull an emergency stop, it’s easy to overlook just how often your vehicle’s most important safety system is being engaged.

Like anything in your vehicle, brakes need maintenance.  Brake pads thin over time, making them less effective.  By keeping your brakes up to date can help you avoid costly repairs in the long run – not to mention collisions.

The good news is that even if you have never so much as looked under your car before, there are a few key indicators to let you know when it’s time to get your brakes looked at

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Is Your Car Trying to Tell You Something?

decode car noises

Whether you drive a used car or a new car, it will wear down as time passes.

If your car is suddenly making a new noise, it’s probably trying to tell you something. Don’t ignore this new noise as it could end up costing you more in the long run. Instead, listen carefully to it, what exactly does this noise sound like?

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