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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3Feb

Windshield Safety

By Parkside Motors / February 3, 2019 / Articles, Services / No Comments

The windshield is more than something to look through. Learn about windshield safety, maintenance, and repair right here.

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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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20Jan

Most Common Car Repairs

By Parkside Motors / January 20, 2019 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

Ever wonder what the most common car repairs are and how much they cost? This survey found some interesting results, and how to prevent unnecessary repairs.

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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 / 1 Comment

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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16Dec

Are My Tires Out Of Balance?

By Parkside Motors / December 16, 2018 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

Imbalanced tires will affect your ability to drive efficiently and safely control your vehicle. Be on the lookout for these four main signs of imbalanced tires.

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9Dec

Tread Pattern Noise

By Parkside Motors / December 9, 2018 / Articles / No Comments

Understanding what causes tire noise will help you maximize traction and minimize noise. Learn more right here.

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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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