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Tips from your friendly neighbourhood automotive shop, Precision Automotive!       As an Automotive Repair shop, our number one goal is to get your vehicle on a regular maintenance schedule.  By performing regular maintenance, we get to know your vehicle which can help us prevent major problems from happening.   While there are many basic maintenance items that most car owners could take on, the truth is that it is usually much more convenient to have it taken care of by the pros.  You also get peace of mind knowing that everything is being done correctly and that if there is anything else that needs attention, it…

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what is love


      There’s so many ways to answer this, and if you ask a hundred different people, you’ll get just as many different answers.     As valentine’s day approaches, some may find themselves questioning and others are thinking of ways to display it.  A quick google of the word ‘love’ will tell you it’s defined as:   ‘A feeling of deep affection, admiration and fondness’.   Scientifically, it’s a combination of hormones, adrenaline, seratonin, and dopmaine that our brains release usually just long enough to ensure procreation of the species. (Not very romantic)   So, where do these ideas…

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50 and Fabulous


    There will be many times in your life that major milestones will come about.  They can be personal, business related, history related, and they can bring on emotions of great pride and happiness or even be sad and thought provoking!     2017 will mark a big year of major milestones for me personally, for Precision Auto Service and for our Country as a whole.  Personally, I will be celebrating my 50th Birthday while Canada celebrates its 150th, Precision Auto Service will also be celebrating its 20th year while in the midst of building our brand new shop…

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“Mighty oaks from little acorns grow” The beginning of a New Year sparks many fresh starts; New Year resolutions, vision boards, goal setting and new opportunities.  For some, 2017 is just another New Year and for others it’s a chance for clarity, challenge and change.   For me, the beginning of a New Year is an opportunity to look back at the previous year and see what my accomplishments were, both personally and professionally. What did I love about the year and what I didn’t love so much?    What I learned, what I want to do more of and what…

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    Wow! It’s amazing to me that Christmas is over and we are already into the second week of January!   If you’re like me, you’ve probably been feeling the pressure to set goals, create a fresh look, get healthy, and accomplish the things that you just didn’t get done in 2016.   Between preparing for the arrival of my first baby, all the exciting things we have planned for Stimuli, and managing my real estate business, some days I don’t know whether I’m coming or going!   For fun, I’ve put together a ‘starter kit’ of items and…

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        I’m probably not the only one to notice this. Every year I see scores of people pledging their changes on Facebook, running around to grab memberships at a new gym or vowing to quit a lifelong habit. The inevitable end is that, more than half of those resolutions will suffer a slow death perhaps save for the occasional resurrection in the form of punchline.             Trust me I have been guilty of being a “resolutionary” in the past, myself. I’m not advocating that you all go out and join the ranks…

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          So what is it that actually creates that Christmas magic for you?   For me, it’s the nostalgia of Christmas’ as a child, the traditions that my family created and passed on to my two sisters and I.  I’m sure every person has traditions they remember, some they have kept and some have stood the test of time and been passed on over the years.  Some people’s traditions may be similar and some very different.  It doesn’t really matter what it is, it’s the warm, happy feeling they create, and the lovely memories that are…

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        There has been a whirlwind of rule changes and rate fluctuations in the mortgage industry this last few weeks and now more than ever, the expertise of an experienced mortgage expert is vital.     I could talk about the ever changing mortgage landscape, however, today I would rather use this time and space to talk about the holiday season and what it means to our family.               Our goal as parents is to help our two boys understand and practice gratitude.  As a family we started a tradition several…

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We live, shop, and our kids go to school in the community that we work in, the community that we are business owners in.  We love to support “shop local” and support other local business owners…we love to give back!     Throughout the year, we give back in many different ways, but at Christmas it is definitely a time of year where giving back seems to be done on a bigger scale.     Christmas is often a very special time of year for many people. That magical feeling we had from our youth, enjoying the gift of time…

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    Have you ever closed your eyes and seen yourself doing something great, something you’ve never done before, something that you have always wanted to do? I can close my eyes and remember back, before The Passionate Home opened its doors in 2006. I was reading the local paper and in the bottom right corner was an ad for a new “home décor” store opening soon. I was so mad…I was mad because it wasn’t me! I had no right to be angry, as I wasn’t the one taking any chances. I also remember visiting a new store opening…

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