Automotive

Are you hoping to buy a new, or used vehicle, but cannot afford to purchase the entire car up-front? Automotive financing allows individuals or businesses to own a car, without paying for it in advance with one lump sum. There are several forms of automotive financing available and many different providers. Financing can be made available from the dealer selling the car, or by an independent finance broker, and the terms, conditions, length of financing and rates of interest all vary depending on the company providing the financing. Direct loans are available from banks and financial institutions specifically for automotive purchases. Leases allow drivers to pay for only a portion of the car, and return it after an agreed upon amount of time. If you are looking for information regarding the various automotive financing options available, you’ve come to the right place.

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General Topics and Information - Halton Region - Used Cars - Where to Donate - Burlington

This listing summarizes locations in Burlington which take used vehicles.

1. Burlington Fire Department, Donate a Vehicle
Accepts used cars, vans, or light trucks for use in training exercises
* vehicles can be in any condition, do not need to be in running order
* tax receipt issued
For more information, see full listing here.

2. Car Heaven
A charitable vehicle recycling program using authorized Automotive Recyclers of Canada members
* automobiles (working or not) are dismantled according to code of practice by a certified recycler located in the community
* vehicle is towed for free
* tax receipt issued
For more information see full listing here.

3. Kidney Foundation of Canada, Kidney Car Program
Accepts cars and trucks
* vehicle is towed for free
* tax receipt issued
For more information, see full listing here.

Canadian Automotive Museum

Automotive museum * over 75 vehicles dating between 1903 and 1988 on display * gift shop

Christian Automotive Repair Service - Christian Automotive Repair Service, Wingham - Wingham

Volunteers assist families in need with required vehicle repairs and maintenance, such as oil changes, brakes and lights.

Opportunities available for anyone who enjoys working on vehicles or wants to learn how to maintain and repair vehicles.

Vehicle donations welcomed. Volunteers will arrange to pick up your vehicle, even if it isn't in running condition. To donate click here to fill in a form, or call and leave a message. A volunteer will call you back within a few evenings or on the weekend.

Fanshawe College - Automotive Service Technician - Centre for Applied Transportation Technologies

Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship * prepares students to train as apprentices in a specific trade while obtaining an associated college diploma * some programs have both May and September start dates -- call for more information

Centennial College - Automotive Service Technician Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship - Ashtonbee Campus

Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship * enables students to train as apprentices in a specific trade while obtaining an associated college diploma

Cité (La) - Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship Program - Automotive Service Technician - Ottawa - 801 Aviation Pkwy

Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship * enables students to train as apprentices in a specific trade while obtaining an associated college diploma

Cité (La) - Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship Program - Automotive Service Technician - Ottawa - 801 Aviation Pkwy

Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship * enables students to train as apprentices in a specific trade while obtaining an associated college diploma

Automobile Protection Association

Consumer information and advocacy regarding automotive industry * free legal advice to members, nonmembers receive basic information * publishes Lemon Aid -- guide to new and used car recommendations, defects and re-calls

McLaughlin Buick Club of Canada

McLaughlin and McLaughlin-Buick car club * maintains a permanent record of the Canadian contribution made by R.S. McLaughlin to the North American automotive industry * exchange of ideas and information * annual homecoming event for owners

Fanshawe College - Apprenticeship Programs - Centre for Applied Transportation Technologies

Aprenticeship programs, including pre-apprenticeships and co-op diploma apprenticeships * workplace-based training under the direction of experienced workers

Services and Programs:
  • Culinary Management
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Truck and Coach Technician

Ricks Driving School - Ricks Driving School, Gravenhurst - Gravenhurst

In class instructions * In car instruction * Private Lessons * G-1 Exit Road Test * Free CAA one year basic membership on completion of full course * Free Oil Change Compliments of CMF Automotive in Orillia upon completion of full course

Youth Unlimited - The Shop

Autoshop serving as employment and training for youth * Vehicles donated by car owners who receive a charitable tax receipt * staff train youth in basic automotive skills by refurbishing vehicles * youth gain experience in basic automotive, small engines, carpentry, detailing and other trades * support building resume and finding job and one-to-one life skills mentoring * volunteer community service hours available