11Apr

Tools to Get You Un-Stuck

By Parkside Motors / April 11, 2017 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

If you are planning to do any off-roading this summer, getting your vehicle stuck is a definite possibility, no matter how cautious you are. The best way to handle getting stuck in mud, sand, or soft terrain, is to always be prepared. That means keeping a certain amount of gear in your car, truck, or 4x4 that will help in these situations.

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5Apr

Tips: Reducing Rattles

It’s hard to think of something more annoying than the unidentified rattle inside your vehicle. Here we walk you through the steps of how to identify the culprit and how to shut it up for good.

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21Mar

What Oil Additives Do (and don’t do)

Oil additives are touted as a way to reduce your fuel consumption and combat increasing gasoline prices. We’d like to separate the truths from the wild claims that additive manufacturers make in their efforts to move their product off the store shelves and into your oil tank.

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14Mar

Springtime DIY Vs Shop Service

Spring is here, which brings with it a need to do a once-over on our vehicles to ensure winter didn’t damage anything important. Depending on the make and model of your vehicle, there are some money-saving DIY items you can do yourself, from home.

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28Feb

Recovering From Winter

By Parkside Motors / February 28, 2017 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

Winter takes it’s toll on every inch of your vehicle, so once you’re pretty sure winter salt, snow, temperatures are behind you, it’s time to get your vehicle ready for spring. Here are five simple things you can do yourself to bring your car back to a summer shine.

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21Feb

How To Get Your Driving Record

By Parkside Motors / February 21, 2017 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

Your driving record, also called a driver's abstract, is a record of your driving history. There are times when you will need an official record of your driving history, so in this article we outline how to get it when you need it most.

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7Feb

Headlights: Legality of new technology

By Parkside Motors / February 7, 2017 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

I don’t want to break your heart, but law enforcement lacks the resources to verify whether each set of questionable headlights meet local standards. Learn about what you need to know about current headlight standards here.

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17Jan

The Secret to Window Defrosting

By Parkside Motors / January 17, 2017 / Articles, Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

"My commute for work starts very early in the morning, and the cold weather is really slowing me down. What can I do about my frosted windows?" Iced Over in Victoria.

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3Jan

Q&A: Why Are My Winter Tires So Loud?

"I followed the instructions from the Government Canada website and got a set of winter tires for my car. I took a road trip over Christmas and I could not believe how loud my snow tires were compared to my regular tire. What gives? It made my car sound like airplane taking off!"

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11Dec

Need to Know: Storing Your Car For Winter

By Parkside Motors / December 11, 2016 / Articles, Need To Know / 1 Comment

There are a few steps you should take to get your vehicle ready for storage and a few little tricks to make the actual storage of your vehicle more successful. Let's take a look at the best practices, most steps just take a few minutes.

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4Dec

Need to Know: Winterize Your Car

By Parkside Motors / December 4, 2016 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

Here is a quick checklist of things you should do to get ready for winter driving. Some of them only take a few minutes and many can be done for you if you are just too busy to take care of them yourself.

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30Nov

Must Have: Emergency Car Kit

By Parkside Motors / November 30, 2016 / Articles, Need To Know / 1 Comment

The vast majority of road accidents and emergencies occur when the weather is at its most harsh and conditions on the road are extreme. Let's look at how to make an emergency car kit to get you through a winter car accident.

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15Nov

Apple CarPlay vs. Android Auto vs. MirrorLink

By Parkside Motors / November 15, 2016 / Articles, Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

Over the last few weeks we have been going through the latest connectivity options available today for your vehicle's entertainment system. In each review we found the same general PROs and CONs. Namely that having a connected infotainment system keeps your eyes on the road, and that they are proprietary so each one is only suited to people in that ecosystem. Below we round-up each of our articles and point you towards the info you need to make an informed choice.

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8Nov

Get to Know: MirrorLink

By Parkside Motors / November 8, 2016 / Articles, Need To Know / 1 Comment

Over the last few weeks we have been looking at 3rd party, aftermarket options for connecting your digital life to your vehicle. While Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are wonderful options, they are also proprietary. For this reason, we thought we should take a moment and outline MirrorLink, a completely open source option.

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25Oct

Get to Know: Apple CarPlay

By Parkside Motors / October 25, 2016 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

Our new vehicles have great screens, but do they have an intuitive user interface? Not really. This is where Silicon Valley comes into the picture. Let's look at Apple's take on a handsfree UI and see how it fits the bill.

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18Oct

Get to Know: Android Auto

By Parkside Motors / October 18, 2016 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

Car manufacturers knew they should put beautiful screens in our new cars, but making an intuitive interface was not really their speciality. This is where Silicon Valley comes into the picture. Let's look at Google's take on a handsfree UI and see how it fits the bill.

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