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Our 30 Point Inspection

Our 30 Point Inspection

Our Service 30-Point InspectionThe 30-point inspection provides a checklist of the current condition of the vehicle and its essential systems. Each component of a car wears at a different rate. The examination is necessary for understanding the current status of your...

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Dog Car Safety – Tips for Travelling

Dog Car Safety – Tips for Travelling

Are You Traveling With Your Dog?Happy National Dog Day! Travelling with dogs in cars, especially over long distances —can be challenging for both the pet and the owner. You don’t want your dog to get overheated, dehydrated, or have an ‘accident’ in your car. That’s...

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What Do These Dashboard Lights Mean?

What Do These Dashboard Lights Mean?

Dashboard Lights DefinitionsFor most drivers, a check engine light turning on is frustrating and confusing. Not all warning lights are universal, and some have different meanings. If you are not 100% sure, always refer to your owner's manual for what the light...

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What Is My Scrap Car Worth?

What Is My Scrap Car Worth?

Recycling Your Scrap VehicleCars are worth something until the day they’re melted down for scrap metal. As long-time participants in auto recycling, we know that you’re wondering how much is my car worth. You should give us a call. Our experts can assess the value of...

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Tire Size – How To Figure It Out

Tire Size – How To Figure It Out

How to Read Your Tire SizeWhen you're buying new tires, we want to help you understand the right size tire for your vehicle. Once you locate your tire numbers on the tire's sidewall use the diagram below to find the meaning of your tire. In addition to your sidewall...

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Auto Recycling and Our Environment

Auto Recycling and Our Environment

Auto Recycling At It's BestThe modern auto recycling process is a model of environmental responsibility. Each vehicle goes through a process meant to maximize the amount of material. In this case, the process helps to minimize environmental impact. Oil, gas and...

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Road Trip Ideas In Ontario

Road Trip Ideas In Ontario

Are You Ready For A Road Trip? Are you itching to take a road trip? Look no further; here is a bunch of fun destinations in Ontario. Most of these are a few short hours from Thorold! There are so many beautiful places in Ontario, here are our top picks for road trip...

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Summer Car Tips

Summer Car Tips

Our Summer Heat Car TipsDuring the hot summer months, your car spends most of the day parked out in sunlight. Your vehicle needs to be cared for being in the summer heat. Here is our Summer Car Tips! In addition we have a printable Summer Car Maintenance Checklist for...

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Lead a Green Life

Lead a Green Life

Think Green. Do Your Part To Help The EnvironmentWe should all be living a green life. Each of us should take the time to consider the Earth. We only have one and it is wasting away. These are some small changes you can make in your everyday life. We are helping the...

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Eco Home – How to Create Yours

Eco Home – How to Create Yours

Make Your Home an Eco Home Creating an eco home seems overwhelming when there are so many things you should do to be better at it. There is a lot of changes we should all make to create an eco-friendly lifestyle. We have some checklists and tricks to help you create...

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Earth Day 2019 at Thorold Auto

Earth Day 2019 at Thorold Auto

Our Earth Day Event - March 22Each year for Earth Day we celebrate with a family fun party! It was afternoon event with family-friendly activities including painting birdhouses and designing cardboard box cars. There were also colouring sheets, face painting, an...

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Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous Vehicles Are Coming Soon. The Future is Now.Autonomous driving seeks to eliminate the risks of human error while driving. We will become the variable on the roads. Almost 90 percent of road collisions are caused by human error, according to Stanford Law...

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Wheel Alignment

Wheel Alignment

Wheel AlignmentA wheel alignment is a valuable service that returns the vehicle's wheels into their proper orientation. Wheel Alignments ensure that the wheels are angled perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other. Once the adjustment is complete, it helps...

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Brakes – Inspection & Installation

Brakes – Inspection & Installation

Car BrakesBrakes are a mechanical device that absorbs kinetic energy. They convert it into any other form of energy to stop a moving system. They are not only used to stop a moving system but also to prevent motion of any part of a particular system.Brake Inspection...

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Synthetic vs Conventional Oil

Synthetic vs Conventional Oil

Synthetic Oil Tips For A Healthy VehicleBoth oils have two parts: a base stock and an additive pack. Both parts ensure the oil is at the right thickness and viscosity for the vehicle. Conventional oil comes from crude oil while synthetic is human-made. This difference...

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Organize Your Vehicle

Organize Your Vehicle

How to Organize Your VehicleWe love to organize! If your vehicle gets messy, here are some clean storage solutions. Check out these Amazon items to help you keep your home away from home organized. Spring cleaning is approaching! Organize Your Trunk Sort everything...

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Distracted Driving – What Not To Do

Distracted Driving – What Not To Do

Distracted Driving - Things You Are Doing In Your Car That You Shouldn'tDriving in a car is part of daily life for many of us, but distracted driving happens way too often. It’s hard to remember how much can go wrong in the blink of an eye. Modern cars have lots...

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Winter Safety – Driving Tips

Winter Safety – Driving Tips

Winter Safety Vehicle TipsWinter safety is no joke, especially if you live in Canada. We continually have winter storms. Then it warms up; then it happens all over again. These weather changes are not suitable for any vehicle. We encourage everyone to get your vehicle...

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Thorold Auto Parts Tour

Thorold Auto Parts Tour

Thorold Auto Parts & Recycling Shop and Office TourWelcome to the tour of 1108 Beaverdams Road, home to Thorold Auto Parts and Recycling since 1982. Here is the short version of our story. Opened in 1982 by Lenny Serravalle, Thorold Auto Parts is the best place to...

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