17Sep

Removing Oil Spills from your Driveway

By Parkside Motors / September 17, 2019 / Articles, Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

Ever see a rainbow coloured stain on your driveway when you pull your car away? This is oil, and it needs to be cleaned up before it contaminates the water supply. Here is how to do it in a timely fashion.

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10Sep

Essential Gadgets for Your Auto Toolkit

By Parkside Motors / September 10, 2019 / Articles, Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

If you’re a DIY car owner, you probably already have a couple of basic tools. This guide outlines 11 essential fix-it items you should have to assist in an emergency or tackle minor repairs on your own. Some of these are no brainers, and some you wouldn’t think of before it is too late!

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27Aug

Why Does My Steering Wheel Shake?

In this post we are solving the mystery of the shaking steering wheel. Click here and all will be revealed.

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20Aug

Light Flicker Explained

By Parkside Motors / August 20, 2019 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

Headlight flicker can happen from time to time for a variety of reasons and it can leave the owner frustrated and confused. Here are three causes, and three solutions to get you sorted out.

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6Aug

Need to Know: Octane Part 3 (Additives)

This is the third part in a multi-part series that will cover everything you need to know about your vehicle's fuel. Today we are looking at higher octane fuels, and if the additives they boast improve your engine's efficiency enough to warrant their high price.

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30Jul

Need to Know: Octane Part 2 (Performance Benefits)

This is the second part in a multi-part series that will cover everything you need to know about your vehicle's fuel. Today we examine how higher octane fuel levels in a high compression engine can increase power OR increase their energy efficiency.

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23Jul

Need to Know: Octane Levels

This is the first in a multi-part series that will cover everything you need to know about your vehicle's fuel. Today we are looking at octane levels, what they mean, where they came from, and why it is important to know the correct octane level for your vehicle.

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15Jul

Does Your Car Tire Have a Bubble?

A bubble in the sidewall of your tire can really only mean one thing. Click here to read how it got there and how to fix it.

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9Jul

Digital Owner’s Manuals

Your vehicle's Owner's Manual is the best source of useful information about your car. Here we take a look at the most common uses of your owner's manual and where to go to download a new digital copy.

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2Jul

How to Decide New vs Used

By Parkside Motors / July 2, 2019 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

Once you have decided that it is time to replace your current car, the next question that inevitable comes up is: Should I buy new or used? In this article we show you how there is not a one size fits all answer, and what questions you need to ask yourself to find out what is the right decision for you.

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25Jun

A Knock at the Door?

By Parkside Motors / June 25, 2019 / Articles / No Comments

Does your vehicle show any symptoms of a potentially serious problem, but you have been too afraid to get it checked? We think these symptoms are the sound of opportunity knocking; It might be something completely innocuous and we could have your fears eliminated in a jiffy.

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18Jun

When to Use Low Gears in an Automatic

It might seem counterintuitive, but sometimes you need to manually shift your automatic vehicle. Here are some prime examples of when you should take control.

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11Jun

Choose the Right Jumper Cables

Not everyone needs to buy the most expensive cables, but there are a few good rules of thumb to help you choose wisely and get exactly what you need.

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4Jun

When to Change to Summer Tires

There is a simple rule of thumb to take into consideration that helps you decide when you can safely change back to summer tires. Read all about it right here.

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28May

Ten Tips for Buying a Used Car

By Parkside Motors / May 28, 2019 / Articles, Tips / 1 Comment

Back in the day, buying a used car often represented a leap of faith and a measure of good luck. Times have changed, here's what you need to know.

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21May

Spring Car Tips

By Parkside Motors / May 21, 2019 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

When the sun is out and the frost and rain are a distant memory, there are a handful of things you need to do to get your car ready for the busy driving season. Here is a quick list with a few pro tips to make your transition even easier next year.

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