28Feb

Recovering From Winter

By Parkside Motors / February 28, 2017 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

Winter takes it’s toll on every inch of your vehicle, so once you’re pretty sure winter salt, snow, temperatures are behind you, it’s time to get your vehicle ready for spring. Here are five simple things you can do yourself to bring your car back to a summer shine.

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21Feb

How To Get Your Driving Record

By Parkside Motors / February 21, 2017 / 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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14Feb

Need to Know: Fuel Economy Secrets

By Parkside Motors / February 14, 2017 / Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

Here are 7 tips that will help you increase your fuel economy. We guarantee you have never heard any of these before.

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7Feb

Headlights: Legality of new technology

By Parkside Motors / February 7, 2017 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

I don’t want to break your heart, but law enforcement lacks the resources to verify whether each set of questionable headlights meet local standards. Learn about what you need to know about current headlight standards here.

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31Jan

Need to Know: Wiper Blades

By Parkside Motors / January 31, 2017 / Need To Know / No Comments

A vital part in cockpit visibility is your wiper blades. Click here to read about the different types, what they are good for, how to pick the right blades, and how to replace them.

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17Jan

The Secret to Window Defrosting

By Parkside Motors / January 17, 2017 / Articles, Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

"My commute for work starts very early in the morning, and the cold weather is really slowing me down. What can I do about my frosted windows?" Iced Over in Victoria.

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10Jan

How Defrosters Work (and don’t)

By Parkside Motors / January 10, 2017 / Need To Know / No Comments

A defroster is a part of your car that you may not think about every day, but you sure notice whether it’s working or not, come those cold winter days when you need to get rid of ice on your windshield. Let's look at how they work and what can go wrong (at the worst possible time).

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3Jan

Q&A: Why Are My Winter Tires So Loud?

"I followed the instructions from the Government Canada website and got a set of winter tires for my car. I took a road trip over Christmas and I could not believe how loud my snow tires were compared to my regular tire. What gives? It made my car sound like airplane taking off!"

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13Dec

Merry Christmas from Parkside Motors

By Parkside Motors / December 13, 2016 / News / No Comments

From all of us at Parkside, we wish you a very Merry Christmas. Click here for hours and more info.

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11Dec

Need to Know: Storing Your Car For Winter

By Parkside Motors / December 11, 2016 / Articles, Need To Know / 1 Comment

There are a few steps you should take to get your vehicle ready for storage and a few little tricks to make the actual storage of your vehicle more successful. Let's take a look at the best practices, most steps just take a few minutes.

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4Dec

Need to Know: Winterize Your Car

By Parkside Motors / December 4, 2016 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

Here is a quick checklist of things you should do to get ready for winter driving. Some of them only take a few minutes and many can be done for you if you are just too busy to take care of them yourself.

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30Nov

Must Have: Emergency Car Kit

By Parkside Motors / November 30, 2016 / Articles, Need To Know / 1 Comment

The vast majority of road accidents and emergencies occur when the weather is at its most harsh and conditions on the road are extreme. Let's look at how to make an emergency car kit to get you through a winter car accident.

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22Nov

Need to Know: Zipper Merge

By Parkside Motors / November 22, 2016 / Need To Know / No Comments

When should you merge, early or late? If we all do it right traffic will be much faster all around Victoria. Learn more right here.

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15Nov

Apple CarPlay vs. Android Auto vs. MirrorLink

By Parkside Motors / November 15, 2016 / Articles, Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

Over the last few weeks we have been going through the latest connectivity options available today for your vehicle's entertainment system. In each review we found the same general PROs and CONs. Namely that having a connected infotainment system keeps your eyes on the road, and that they are proprietary so each one is only suited to people in that ecosystem. Below we round-up each of our articles and point you towards the info you need to make an informed choice.

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8Nov

Get to Know: MirrorLink

By Parkside Motors / November 8, 2016 / Articles, Need To Know / 3 Comments

Over the last few weeks we have been looking at 3rd party, aftermarket options for connecting your digital life to your vehicle. While Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are wonderful options, they are also proprietary. For this reason, we thought we should take a moment and outline MirrorLink, a completely open source option.

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25Oct

Get to Know: Apple CarPlay

By Parkside Motors / October 25, 2016 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

Our new vehicles have great screens, but do they have an intuitive user interface? Not really. This is where Silicon Valley comes into the picture. Let's look at Apple's take on a handsfree UI and see how it fits the bill.

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