14May

The Best Diagnostic Tool

By Parkside Motors / May 14, 2019 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

When you hear an oddball sound that just won’t recur when you bring it to the shop, reach for your nearest mobile device. The best diagnostic tool is the one that is with you.

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16Apr

Recalls: Why Bother Repairing?

By Parkside Motors / April 16, 2019 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

After reflecting on the HOW of vehicle recalls, there is one important matter that is left on the table, and that is WHY you should bother with these repairs at all.

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9Apr

Do You Need a Bodyshop?

By Parkside Motors / April 9, 2019 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

Do you need a body shop for that repair or would you be better off with a touch up? We give you a solid rule of thumb and links to the best places 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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4Mar

Prevent Collisions With Cyclists

By Parkside Motors / March 4, 2019 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, all the new bike lanes in downtown Victoria mean that more and more people are cycling to get around. What can we as drivers do to make the roads safer for everyone?

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27Jan

Driving Habits that Hurt Your Car

By Parkside Motors / January 27, 2019 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

Unfortunately, there are several daily driving habits that most people don’t know about that can damage our vehicles. Next time you go for a drive, keep these tips in mind to keep your car performing optimally.

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14Jan

Tip: How to Budget for Repairs

By Parkside Motors / January 14, 2019 / Articles, Tips / 1 Comment

The best and most accurate way to do so is to base the amounts you use on similar expenses from the past. Here is how we help our customers budget at Parkside Motors.

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6Jan

What to Do When Tires Are out of Balance

By Parkside Motors / January 6, 2019 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

Tire balancing is as much of an art as it is a science. Mechanics use highly specialized tools and their own intuition to fix balanced tires and keep you safe.

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3Dec

How To Get Your Driving Record

By Parkside Motors / December 3, 2018 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

Your driving record, also called a driver's abstract, is a record of your driving history. There are times when you will need an official record of your driving history, so in this article we outline how to get it when you need it most.

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27Nov

Stay Safe After Winter Weather Accident

By Parkside Motors / November 27, 2018 / Articles, Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

When involved in an accident, there are steps you should take to maintain of everyone involved. In the winter, there are a few extra factors to keep in mind. Read on to stay safe.

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13Nov

The Pros and Cons of Run Flat Tires

By Parkside Motors / November 13, 2018 / Articles, Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

Flat tires are one of those things that only happen at the most inconvenient of times. Calling roadside assistance can leave you stranded for up to an hour, changing the spare is a dirty job that you might not be completely confident with, or maybe you don’t have a spare tire at all.

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23Oct

Bigger or Smaller, Which is Safer?

By Parkside Motors / October 23, 2018 / Articles, Fact or Myth?, Tips / No Comments

Everyone hates an accident; it’s stress-inducing, car-wrecking, and budget-breaking. But to really focus on what’s most important, we need to pay attention to safety. How does vehicle size affect safety?

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16Oct

When is Collision Coverage Worth It?

By Parkside Motors / October 16, 2018 / Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

Damage from a collision could range from a few minor dings or scratches all the way up to irreparably crumpled body panels. Collision coverage will help you get the damage repaired or even replaced if necessary.

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9Oct

Round Up: Noisy Tires

By Parkside Motors / October 9, 2018 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

Last month we wrote 3 articles discussing various sources and solutions for tire noise. If you are being deafened by your tires, click through this post to help you figure out why it is happening and how to fix it.

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