14Nov

Why is blue smoke coming out of my exhaust pipe?

By Parkside Motors / November 14, 2017 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

This short blog series is going to be about the causes and remedies of white, blue, and black smoke from your engine exhaust. Today we take a look at blue smoke, what it means, and how to fix it.

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7Nov

Need to Know: Power Steering Problems

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

Power steering is a component of your vehicle that most drivers don’t appreciate until it’s malfunctioning. Here we look at the causes and symptoms of power steering problems.

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24Oct

Car Selling: Step by Step

By Parkside Motors / October 24, 2017 / Articles, Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

Are you thinking about selling your vehicle yourself and aren’t sure where to start? We’ve broken it down into four simple steps from preparing your car or truck for sale, what paperwork you require to sell, marketing your vehicle and finally- closing the sale.

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10Oct

Remove Oil Stains from Surfaces

By Parkside Motors / October 10, 2017 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

There are many different things you can do to get rid of oil stains from these various surfaces. Below we outline some ideas to safely remove oil staines from concrete, carpet, and clothing; Three of the main places you find unwanted oil on a daily basis.

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3Oct

Need to Know: Signs of Failing Spark Plugs

By Parkside Motors / October 3, 2017 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

A spark plug is an important part of your cars electrical system. Failing spark plugs will make your vehicle run less efficiently, impacts safety and you’ll burn through more fuel. If you’re not sure what to look for, here are some signs of failing spark plugs.

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26Sep

Car Buying: Best Time to Buy

By Parkside Motors / September 26, 2017 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

Timing is everything. Buying a new car right now might feel like the right step, but employing some car-buying strategies will impact how your bank account feels.

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19Sep

Car Buying: The Worst Time To Buy

By Parkside Motors / September 19, 2017 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

Car-buying experts have identified certain times consumers should delay or avoid purchasing a new vehicle. Here are four examples, some of these may surprise you.

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12Sep

Why You Blew a Gasket

By Parkside Motors / September 12, 2017 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

A blown head gasket in your engine is when the gasket that seals the cylinder head of the engine to the engine block breaks. For the DIY mechanic, you can make this repair yourself, but first you’ll need to know the root cause. Easier said than done, because there’s a number of causes for a blown head gasket.

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5Sep

How to remove a broken key from your ignition

By Parkside Motors / September 5, 2017 / Articles, Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

Breaking your key off in the ignition is easily one of the most frustrating things that can happen to a driver, leaving you feeling helpless and stuck. Here are some tips to get it sorted quickly and easily.

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22Aug

Now Hiring: Journeyman Auto Technician

By Parkside Motors / August 22, 2017 / Articles, News / No Comments

We are a thriving independant auto repair shop in need of a qualified technician or a seasoned apprentice. 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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15Aug

Removing Oil Spills from your Driveway

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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8Aug

Essential Gadgets for Your Auto Toolkit

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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1Aug

Don’t Blow a Gasket

The words “blown head gasket” sound like a fairly serious problem, and it is a costly one to repair, but actually detecting a faulty head gasket is usually straightforward - even for the layperson.

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25Jul

Maintenance To Try Yourself

Being inquisitive and being confident enough to try things out on your own vehicle is a sign of a true car lover and potential DIY mechanic. If you feel so inclined, here is a list of really simple maintenance procedures you can do on your own if you want to get your hards dirty and learn a bit about your vehicle.

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18Jul

7 Benefits of a Radiator Flush

No matter what kind of vehicle you own, it will benefit from having your cooling system inspected annually. A radiator is your car's cooling system. Radiators hold water and a specially designed coolant (antifreeze). As the heart of the cooling system, they keep your engine from overheating and engine block from warping, cracking, or seizing with heat.

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11Jul

Common Summer Car Problems

By Parkside Motors / July 11, 2017 / Articles, Tips / 2 Comments

Summer is heralded by sunshine, warmer weather and for many of us, the lure of the open road. Before you load up your favourite road-trip mix tapes, consider inspecting your vehicle for readiness.

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