26Jun

Avoid Mirror Damage

Most damage to our vehicles is preventable. That being said, the orientation of our side mirrors makes them particularly vulnerable to damage. Here are a few tips that we hope will help you keep your vehicle looking beautiful.

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19Jun

Habits of Successful Car Owners

Whether you are a novice driver with your first vehicle, or a motoring veteran with 30 years of experience, it is important to stay up to date on proper vehicle maintenance. Here are 5 habits that will help you get the most out of your car.

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12Jun

Understanding Inspections

By Parkside Motors / June 12, 2018 / Need To Know / No Comments

An important thing to consider when visiting your preferred service provider, or while you are looking for a new one, is how that particular shop conducts inspections. Read more to learn what you need to know about vehicle inspections.

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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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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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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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20Mar

4 Signs of Faulty Tie Rods

By Parkside Motors / March 20, 2018 / Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

Tie rod ends can go bad, fast. As a critical part of the steering linkage, it’s important to recognize the early signs of tie rod ends going bad before driving becomes dangerous or the issue causes damage to other parts.

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13Mar

How to Fix an Alarm that Keeps Going Off

By Parkside Motors / March 13, 2018 / Need To Know / No Comments

If your car alarm seems to have a mind of its own, and isn’t responding to the buttons on your fob, there are some possible solutions you can try at home before taking it into the shop.

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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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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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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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