3Sep

Why Won’t My Key Turn?

This is an interesting question, and very common as well. Your vehicle is built so that the steering wheel cannot turn without the key in the ignition. This increases safety and protects you from theft.

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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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13Aug

Can You Use Mismatched Tires?

If you decide to replace one or two of your tires, the best choice is to replace them with the exact same brand, style, and size that are already on the vehicle. Here's why.

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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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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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18Mar

Can My Car Tow a Boat?

By Parkside Motors / March 18, 2019 / From The Mailbag / No Comments

Q: We live in one of the best boating towns in the world and I am getting the itch to buy a boat for the family. BUT I have a car, not a truck. Do you think I can tow a boat with my car? What’s the rule of thumb?

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25Feb

Should I Warm Up My Car in the Winter?

This particular question felt more relevant to Victoria than usual this week. Learn once and for all whether it's right to idle your car before taking off in the morning.

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18Feb

Why Won’t My Car Start?

Most of the damage from an accident is pretty obvious. That being said, there are often small issues that can go unnoticed. If your car won’t start, check for the following problems.

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25Sep

Why Are My Tires So Loud? (PART 3)

By Parkside Motors / September 25, 2018 / Articles, From The Mailbag, Tips / No Comments

Here is part 3 of the three-part series “Why Are My Tires So Loud?” This article discusses the solutions to your tire noise. Learn what you can expect from your tires right here.

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11Sep

Why Are My Tires So Loud? (Part 1)

In this three-part blog series, we will explore the normal reasons for loud tires, the abnormal reasons, and the solutions to this annoying and potentially dangerous problem.

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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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20Feb

Why Your Key Sets Off Your Alarm

Q: "My car alarm is being set off whenever I open my own car door with my own key. What the heck is going on?! It seems like my key should be the one thing that DOESN'T set off the alarm. Any insights for me?"

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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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12Dec

How bad is salt for cars?

With winter in full-force across much of the nation, salt crews have been on the go prepping roadways before, after, and during inclement winter weather. Although road salt is essential for safe winter driving, it can also lead to numerous car troubles.

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14May

Q&A: What is the TPMS in My Car?

Q: “What is this TPMS warning I am getting in my instrument cluster? What is it and what does it do?” Under-Pressure in Victoria

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7May

Q&A: Can I Buy Generic Tires?

Q: "When I was shopping for tires, I saw "OEM" tires and generic third party tires. Can I safely choose a 3rd party tire or do I need to buy original replacements?" - Confused in Vic

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