28May

Ten Tips for Buying a Used Car

By Parkside Motors / May 28, 2019 / Articles, Tips / 1 Comment

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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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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2May

Parkside’s 40th Anniversary

By Parkside Motors / May 2, 2019 / Articles, News / No Comments

We are so delighted to celebrate that we have been serving the automotive needs of Victoria for 40 years! My heartfelt thanks to each one of you and we are planning to carry on with the same dedicated, reliable and honest service that has kept us going these past 4 decades.

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23Apr

Don’t Run Your Tank Empty: Fact or Myth?

By Parkside Motors / April 23, 2019 / Fact or Myth? / No Comments

Will running your tank empty ruin your fuel pump? Or is this information false or misleading? Check out this article to get sorted out.

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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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18Mar

Can My Car Tow a Boat?

By Parkside Motors / March 18, 2019 / From The Mailbag / No Comments

Q: We live in one of the best boating towns in the world and I am getting the itch to buy a boat for the family. BUT I have a car, not a truck. Do you think I can tow a boat with my car? What’s the rule of thumb?

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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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25Feb

Should I Warm Up My Car in the Winter?

This particular question felt more relevant to Victoria than usual this week. Learn once and for all whether it's right to idle your car before taking off in the morning.

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18Feb

Why Won’t My Car Start?

Most of the damage from an accident is pretty obvious. That being said, there are often small issues that can go unnoticed. If your car won’t start, check for the following problems.

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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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