17Jul

How to Avoid Distracted Driving

By Parkside Motors / July 17, 2018 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

Driving in heavy traffic, or long distances on the highway, can get monotonous and it can be easy to lose one's focus. ICBC found that a quarter of all fatal road accidents are caused by distracted driving. Here are a few ideas to help you become a safer, more attentive driver.

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10Jul

Teen Driver Safety

By Parkside Motors / July 10, 2018 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

Most of us started as teens, and many of today’s teens have a difficult time getting behind the wheel. Our first drive can be overwhelming, but everyone can learn and become safe drivers. Click here for some tips.

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3Jul

Should I Tow My Car or Drive It?

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

After an accident, once everyone is safely accounted for and information is exchanged there is always an awkward decision: should I drive my car home, or have it towed? Click here to learn when to drive and when to tow.

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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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7May

Now Hiring: Journeyman Auto Technician

By Parkside Motors / May 7, 2018 / Articles, News / No Comments

We are a thriving independent auto repair shop in need of a qualified journeyman auto technician. We service all makes and models of cars and trucks . Our shop is thriving with repeat clientele, and we enjoy a wonderful reputation for friendly and honest service for great value.

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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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10Apr

Pothole Season: How to Protect Yourself

By Parkside Motors / April 10, 2018 / Articles / No Comments

Potholes are an inevitability of driving, especially in areas that experience significant temperature fluctuations throughout the year. Here are a few tips that should help you and your car make it through the next ‘pothole season’ unscathed.

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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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