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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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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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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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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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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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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7May

Unlocking the Secrets of Transponder Keys

Even though "transponder" sounds like something out of Star Trek, they are an important piece of kit you need to know a few things about. Learn what you need to know, right here.

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1Apr

Vehicle Recalls: How to Stay Informed

In this guide we walk you through the three steps to getting all of your vehicle recalls repaired for free, and how to register your safety equipment to get recall information before it fails.

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25Mar

Springtime DIY Vs Shop Service

Spring is here, which brings with it a need to do a once-over on our vehicles to ensure winter didn’t damage anything important. Depending on the make and model of your vehicle, there are some money-saving DIY items you can do yourself, from home.

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11Mar

Name That Leak

What do you see? How does it feel? What does it smell like? We help you use your senses to save you maintenance costs and keep your vehicle safe for you and your family.

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11Feb

Vehicle History Reports

By Parkside Motors / February 11, 2019 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

When you are buying a used car there are two steps to take before sealing the deal. Number 1 is to look into the vehicle history reports, and number 2 is have a pre-purchase inspection.

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