Car Buying: The Worst Time To Buy

By Parkside Motors / September 19, 2017 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

Car-buying experts have identified certain times consumers should delay or avoid purchasing a new vehicle. Here are four examples, some of these may surprise you.

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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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Get to Know: MirrorLink

By Parkside Motors / November 8, 2016 / Articles, Need To Know / 2 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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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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Get to Know: Android Auto

By Parkside Motors / October 18, 2016 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

Car manufacturers knew they should put beautiful screens in our new cars, but making an intuitive interface was not really their speciality. This is where Silicon Valley comes into the picture. Let's look at Google's take on a handsfree UI and see how it fits the bill.

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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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Vehicle History Reports

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. We walk you step by step through the Vehicle History Report process and help you interpret the results in this tutorial.

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Pre Purchase Inspections

The best money you can ever spend is on a Pre-Purchase Inspection of your next vehicle. When you buy a new home your purchase conditional on the home inspection, and for vehicles you should do exactly the same thing. Here is what we do and how we do it, in this week's "Need to Know."

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Q&A: Should I buy a new, high-mileage car?

By Parkside Motors / October 8, 2014 / From The Mailbag / No Comments

If a car is the latest model but has very high kilometres, is it a good purchase? See what the guys in the shop have to say in this week's "Q & A".

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Tips: Paint Colour & Value

By Parkside Motors / June 25, 2014 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

Researchers at iseecars.com just came out with some very interesting research on the depreciation of cars based on their paint colour, and the results may surprise you.

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2014 Auto Show Highlights

By Parkside Motors / May 6, 2014 / News / No Comments

A family sedan gets a new snarl, a new Viper gets some bite, and a Bimmer goes topless at this years New York Auto Show.

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Black Book Resale Value Showdown

By Parkside Motors / April 11, 2014 / News / No Comments

Next to your home, your car is the single biggest investment of capital you will ever make. One vital piece of criteria when you are deciding on your next vehicle should be how it holds its value against the competition. The Canadian Black Book publishes their best-of list every year, and here are the winners from each category. A few surprises too!

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10 Best Car Models of the Year

By Parkside Motors / March 10, 2014 / News / 1 Comment

All-around winners. That, in essence, is what the Consumer Reports Top Picks are. Each is an exceptional, well-­rounded vehicle, chosen from more than 260 they recently tested. Each one excelled in their testing, are reliable, and have performed well in independent crash tests. In other words, it’s hard to go wrong with any of them.

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New vs Used | How to Decide

By Parkside Motors / February 25, 2014 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

Once you have decided that it is time to replace your current car, the next question that inevitable comes up is: Should I buy new or used? In this article we show you how there is not a one size fits all answer, and what questions you need to ask yourself to find out what is the right decision for you.

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Ten Tips for Buying a Used Car

By Parkside Motors / February 18, 2014 / Articles, Tips / 1 Comment

Back in the day, buying a used car often represented a leap of faith and a measure of good luck. Sometimes you ended up with a reliable automobile and years of worry-free driving...Sometimes you did not. If you decide to buy a used car, there are definite advantages. But consumers still need good information if they are to make an informed decision. Here are 10 top tips for the used car buyer.

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Concept to Reality?

By Parkside Motors / February 3, 2014 / News / No Comments

The Detroit Auto Show is just wrapping up, here is a round up of some of the coolest concept cars that were unveiled last week.

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