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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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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2Jul

How to Decide New vs Used

By Parkside Motors / July 2, 2019 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

Once you have decided that it is time to replace your current car, the next question that inevitable comes up is: Should I buy new or used? In this article we show you how there is not a one size fits all answer, and what questions you need to ask yourself to find out what is the right decision for you.

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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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28May

Ten Tips for Buying a Used Car

By Parkside Motors / May 28, 2019 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

Back in the day, buying a used car often represented a leap of faith and a measure of good luck. Times have changed, here's what you need to know.

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21May

Spring Car Tips

By Parkside Motors / May 21, 2019 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

When the sun is out and the frost and rain are a distant memory, there are a handful of things you need to do to get your car ready for the busy driving season. Here is a quick list with a few pro tips to make your transition even easier next year.

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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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