25Sep

Why Are My Tires So Loud? (PART 3)

By Parkside Motors / September 25, 2018 / Articles, From The Mailbag, Tips / No Comments

Here is part 3 of the three-part series “Why Are My Tires So Loud?” This article discusses the solutions to your tire noise. Learn what you can expect from your tires right here.

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11Sep

Why Are My Tires So Loud? (Part 1)

In this three-part blog series, we will explore the normal reasons for loud tires, the abnormal reasons, and the solutions to this annoying and potentially dangerous problem.

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3Jul

Should I Tow My Car or Drive It?

By Parkside Motors / July 3, 2018 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

After an accident, once everyone is safely accounted for and information is exchanged there is always an awkward decision: should I drive my car home, or have it towed? Click here to learn when to drive and when to tow.

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27Feb

Why Does My Child’s Car Seat Expire?

Car seats aren’t perishable food items that go "off" after a certain length of time, but there are serious reasons why car seats have expiration dates. We outline it all right here.

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20Feb

Why Your Key Sets Off Your Alarm

Q: "My car alarm is being set off whenever I open my own car door with my own key. What the heck is going on?! It seems like my key should be the one thing that DOESN'T set off the alarm. Any insights for me?"

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6Feb

How Do I Disengage a Car Alarm?

A car alarm going off at an inconvenient or unexpected time can cause a bit of a panic. Here are three tips for how to get your car to quiet down when it’s making a scene.

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23Jan

Why do I need to have my wheel re-torqued?

By Parkside Motors / January 23, 2018 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

Q: "Why did my mechanic tell me to come back a second time to have my wheels re-torqued after having my winter and summer tires switched? Why didn’t he just double check them in the first place?" Click for the answer.

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9Jan

Why is my car alarm going off?

By Parkside Motors / January 9, 2018 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

Since your vehicle is one of the biggest investments you will ever make, keeping it secure is extremely important. Essentially 100% of cars today are equipped with an alarm of some sort, and they do a pretty good job of deterring curb-side break-ins. A car alarm that goes off unexpectedly, though, is frustrating, and quickly gets tiresome. Here are some possible causes for why your car alarm is going off, and how to fix them.

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12Dec

How bad is salt for cars?

With winter in full-force across much of the nation, salt crews have been on the go prepping roadways before, after, and during inclement winter weather. Although road salt is essential for safe winter driving, it can also lead to numerous car troubles.

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14Nov

Why is blue smoke coming out of my exhaust pipe?

By Parkside Motors / November 14, 2017 / Articles, Need To Know / 2 Comments

This short blog series is going to be about the causes and remedies of white, blue, and black smoke from your engine exhaust. Today we take a look at blue smoke, what it means, and how to fix it.

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14May

Q&A: What is the TPMS in My Car?

Q: “What is this TPMS warning I am getting in my instrument cluster? What is it and what does it do?” Under-Pressure in Victoria

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7May

Q&A: Can I Buy Generic Tires?

Q: "When I was shopping for tires, I saw "OEM" tires and generic third party tires. Can I safely choose a 3rd party tire or do I need to buy original replacements?" - Confused in Vic

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3May

Q&A: Do I Need To Break In New Tires?

Q: "I just got a full set of new tires and I have a question. Do I need to go easy on them while I break them in, or can I just drive as usual right away? - New Rubber Victoria

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18Apr

Can You Use Mismatched Tires?

If you decide to replace one or two of your tires, the best choice is to replace them with the exact same brand, style, and size that are already on the vehicle. Here's why.

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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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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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