10Dec

Why won’t my key turn?

By Parkside Motors / December 10, 2015 / From The Mailbag / No Comments

In this series of Q&A posts we are using google’s autocomplete function to find the most commonly asked questions about cars and giving them each a definitive answer. This week we answer the question “why won't my key turn in the ignition?”

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10Dec

What causes SUV sway?

By Parkside Motors / December 10, 2015 / From The Mailbag / 2 Comments

In this series of Q&A posts we are using google's autocomplete function to find the most commonly asked questions about cars and giving them each a definitive answer. This week we answer the question "what causes my SUV to sway side to side while driving?"

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18Nov

Is front window tinting illegal?

Do you ever wonder why it is technically illegal to tint your front windows, but every other car you see on the road has its windows darkened? We dig into the issues at hand and talk to an expert to get to the bottom of this very interesting topic.

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12Nov

Need to Know: Winter Tires in BC

By Parkside Motors / November 12, 2015 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

People travel the most during the holidays, but winter is the most dangerous time to be on the road. Learn a few things about winter tires and see an illustrated outline on what symbols you need to see on your winter tires to know you are safe.

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4Nov

Should I warm up my car in winter?

In this series of Q&A posts we are using google's autocomplete function to find the most commonly asked questions about cars and giving them each a definitive answer. This week we answer the question "should I warm up my car in winter?"

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28Oct

Winter Battery Tests

By Parkside Motors / October 28, 2015 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

Winter is nearly here, and cold weather means reduced battery power and increased drain. Here is how we test it, and also how we fix it, in this week's Battery Round-Up.

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21Oct

Why does my car backfire?

By Parkside Motors / October 21, 2015 / From The Mailbag / No Comments

In this series of Q&A posts we are using google's autocomplete function to find the most commonly asked questions about cars and giving them each a definitive answer. This week we answer the question "why does my car backfire?"

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13Oct

October is Car Care Month

By Parkside Motors / October 13, 2015 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

Parkside Motors and the Car Care Council recommends the following Fall Car Care Month checklist to make sure your vehicle is ready for cold winter weather ahead.

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6Oct

Why does my car burn oil?

By Parkside Motors / October 6, 2015 / From The Mailbag, Tips / 1 Comment

In this series of Q&A posts we are using google's autocomplete function to find the most commonly asked questions about cars and giving them each a definitive answer. This week we answer the question "why does my car burn oil?"

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24Sep

Why does my car shut off while driving?

By Parkside Motors / September 24, 2015 / From The Mailbag / No Comments

Loss of power to parts of your vehicle can cause a wide variety of problems, and they represent common diagnostic issues that we deal with every day at the shop. One unusual happenstance, though, is when a client complains of a vehicle that loses power while in motion. It can happen on a busy street or an intersection, and no matter where it occurs, it can be very disconcerting.

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16Sep

Frankfurt Motor Show 2015

By Parkside Motors / September 16, 2015 / Articles, News / No Comments

Some of the coolest concepts and production vehicles to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show this week. Quite a stunning collection. See them all right here.

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11Sep

Opportunity Knocks

By Parkside Motors / September 11, 2015 / Articles / No Comments

Does your vehicle show any symptoms of a potentially serious problem, but you have been too afraid to get it checked? We think these symptoms are the sound of opportunity knocking; It might be something completely innocuous and we could have your fears eliminated in a jiffy.

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31Aug

Light Flicker Explained

By Parkside Motors / August 31, 2015 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

One interesting phenomenon of car ownership is headlight flicker. It can happen from time to time for a variety of reasons and it can leave the owner frustrated and confused about what is causing it and how big of a deal it is. Here are three causes, and three solutions to get you sorted out.

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27Aug

Why is my steering wheel shaking?

In this series of Q&A posts, we are using google’s autocomplete function to find the most commonly asked questions about cars and giving them each a definitive answer. Today we are solving the mystery of the shaking steering wheel. Click and all will be revealed.

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19Aug

Need to Know: 4×4 Service

The 4×4 system includes differentials and sometimes a transfer case, which all generate power to the wheels. These parts are under a lot of stress and occasionally need a service to flush their lubricant and to save a more expensive repair down the line. Learn all about how we do it at Parkside Motors, right here.

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10Aug

Choose the Right Jumper Cables

Our previous post on how to properly boost a dead battery has lead us to another important topic. It is a really good idea to take a moment when you are choosing what type of jumper cable to buy to keep in your trunk. 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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