24Feb

Need to Know: Engine Break-In Period

By Parkside Motors / February 24, 2016 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

There was a time, probably over 10 years ago, when it was important to treat your new vehicle with kid gloves for the first few thousand kilometres of use. Is it still relevant to follow this rule today? We discuss this issue in depth in this week's "Need to Know".

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16Feb

How does a hammer fix a starter?

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 “how does a hammer fix a broken starter?”

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2Feb

How long can I drive on my spare tire?

By Parkside Motors / February 2, 2016 / 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 “How long can I drive on my spare tire?”

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26Jan

Can I recalibrate my speedometer after getting new rims?

By Parkside Motors / January 26, 2016 / 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 “can I re-calibrate my speedometer?”

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19Jan

Do you need a bodyshop?

By Parkside Motors / January 19, 2016 / 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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12Jan

Vehicle Earthquake Preparedness in Victoria, BC

By Parkside Motors / January 12, 2016 / Articles, Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

It has been two weeks since a fairly substantial 4.8 magnitude earthquake hit North Saanich and gave everyone (and everything) a good shake. The media, along with scientific researchers, have been telling Vancouver Island residents to plan ahead for an even larger earthquake that could cause unprecedented damage. In this article we take a look at the three types of earthquakes that could occur on the island and layout a solid plan for what you should have in your vehicle to be prepared if an ...

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5Jan

Delica’s Serviced in Victoria

By Parkside Motors / January 5, 2016 / Services / No Comments

Do you have a Mitsubishi Delica and you need a local mechanic that is not afraid to service your import? Look no further. We love the challenge of learning about these very cool imports. Read about what we think of them and how we handle servicing a vehicle with such specific needs.

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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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