22May

Go Green with Vehicle Maintenance

All of the little things we do throughout the day - turning the lights off, recycling, turning down the thermostat - add up to a big difference in reducing our carbon footprint. However, many of us are unaware of steps we can take to make our vehicles more efficient and emit fewer greenhouse gases while they run. Read on to learn how to boost your car's efficiency and save money at the pump.

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7May

Now Hiring: Journeyman Auto Technician

By Parkside Motors / May 7, 2018 / Articles, News / No Comments

We are a thriving independent auto repair shop in need of a qualified journeyman auto technician. We service all makes and models of cars and trucks . Our shop is thriving with repeat clientele, and we enjoy a wonderful reputation for friendly and honest service for great value.

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1May

Vehicle Maintenance & Saving Money

Your manufacturer provides a recommended maintenance schedule for a good reason. Following this schedule will ensure that your vehicle operates smoothly and efficiently for years to come.

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24Apr

Spring Car Maintenance in Victoria

Across Canada, winter is finally coming to a close and the sun is peeking out from behind the clouds. For many of us, this means its time for adventures and play in the great outdoors. Whichever activity you are most looking forward to, chances are that it involves some sort of driving. Are you confident that your vehicle’s condition is sound enough to get you there and back?

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17Apr

How to Maintain Your Vehicle in Warranty

Many consumers think that the only option for a vehicle under warranty is to have it serviced by the dealership, however, this is not the case. You are still able to enjoy the convenience and trust you have with your independent garage during the car’s warranty.

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10Apr

Pothole Season: How to Protect Yourself

By Parkside Motors / April 10, 2018 / Articles / No Comments

Potholes are an inevitability of driving, especially in areas that experience significant temperature fluctuations throughout the year. Here are a few tips that should help you and your car make it through the next ‘pothole season’ unscathed.

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3Apr

When Should I Use A Fuel Additive?

While many of us are vaguely aware of the potential benefits of fuel additives, it can be confusing to figure out whether or not they are appropriate for your car, and if so which ones to use. Read more to learn which, if any, fuel additives could improve your car's performance.

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27Mar

Common Causes of Coolant Leaks

The cooling system in your car is vital to the proper functioning of the car’s engine and a malfunctioning or damaged coolant system may toy with your car's efficiency and effectiveness. Read on to learn more about coolant leaks.

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1Mar

How To Install a Car Seat

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death and injury for all children. When compared to the use of a seatbelt alone, an appropriately selected and properly installed car seat can minimize the risk of injury by up to 80% and reduce the risk of death by 28%.

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27Feb

Why Does My Child’s Car Seat Expire?

Car seats aren’t perishable food items that go "off" after a certain length of time, but there are serious reasons why car seats have expiration dates. We outline it all right here.

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6Feb

How Do I Disengage a Car Alarm?

A car alarm going off at an inconvenient or unexpected time can cause a bit of a panic. Here are three tips for how to get your car to quiet down when it’s making a scene.

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23Jan

Why do I need to have my wheel re-torqued?

By Parkside Motors / January 23, 2018 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

Q: "Why did my mechanic tell me to come back a second time to have my wheels re-torqued after having my winter and summer tires switched? Why didn’t he just double check them in the first place?" Click for the answer.

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16Jan

Driving Hack: Natural Defroster

By Parkside Motors / January 16, 2018 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

Winter is here, and unfortunately the hot cocoa and snow days are often accompanied by cold cars with frozen windows. No one wants to begin their day by chipping away the ice that’s formed on their windshields, so here are a few tips on how to outsmart Jack Frost.

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9Jan

Why is my car alarm going off?

By Parkside Motors / January 9, 2018 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

Since your vehicle is one of the biggest investments you will ever make, keeping it secure is extremely important. Essentially 100% of cars today are equipped with an alarm of some sort, and they do a pretty good job of deterring curb-side break-ins. A car alarm that goes off unexpectedly, though, is frustrating, and quickly gets tiresome. Here are some possible causes for why your car alarm is going off, and how to fix them.

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30Dec

Top 5 of 2017

By Parkside Motors / December 30, 2017 / Articles, News / No Comments

Today is a huge day. Not only is it New Years Day, but we also just went through the analytics for the Parkside Blog from 2017, and what we saw was astounding! The top five posts of 2017 are listed below, and in total they were read a whopping 126,000 times!

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19Dec

Merry Christmas from Parkside Motors

By Parkside Motors / December 19, 2017 / Articles, News / No Comments

From all of us at Parkside Motors we would like to extend our warmest thanks for such a great year. We are counting our blessings, and it turns out that we have much to be thankful for. Merry Christmas everyone!

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