In a busy metropolis with as many commuters as Toronto, accidents happen when they are least expected. Fortunately, there are plenty of auto shops offering repairs both large and small, as well as many stores in which to buy auto parts.

Transmission repairs are the specialty of Simcoe Transmission at 23 George Street. Simcoe Transmission is set back from the road in a nondescript dark gray wooden structure that has concrete floors and several repair bays complete with lifts. This Toronto auto shop performs transmission repairs on cars, SUVs, trucks, and tractor-trailers. They also replace clutches, repair transfer cases, and fix problems with front and rear wheel drive.

CARSTAR Quality Collision Service has 10 Toronto area locations, including the shop at 2528 St. Clair Avenue West. Not only does CARSTAR complete various car repair services, but they also provide rental cars, perform automobile detailing, and offer vehicle towing. CARSTAR has a lifetime nationwide warranty on all repairs and has an Air Miles bonus available on all repairs that total over $500.

For an oil change, check out Mr. Lube at 61 Overlea Boulevard or 793 Spadina Road. Thanks to its iconic yellow and blue sign, Mr. Lube is hard to miss. On top of standard oil changes, Mr. Lube also replaces air, cabin, and fuel filters; changes both coolant and transmission fluid; and performs fuel system cleanings, engine flushes, and serpentine belt replacements.

Auto parts can be purchased at Khapco Auto Parts at 44 Sumach Street. Khapco has been in business for over 20 years and sells automotive electrical parts, ignitions, filters, wiper blades, shocks, struts, U-joints, and more for vehicles made by all major manufacturers. They are affiliated with Federated Auto Parts, CFIB, and AIA Canada, thus ensuring that every part sold is of high quality.

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