1Oct

Why Won’t My Car Go Past Second Gear?

By Parkside Motors / October 1, 2019 / From The Mailbag / No Comments

Q: "I am having a problem with my car's transmission. It is an automatic, but it won't seem to go past second gear, it just revs and never shifts. What is going on?" Spinning My Wheels in Victoria, BC.

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24Sep

What Causes SUV Sway?

By Parkside Motors / September 24, 2019 / From The Mailbag / 4 Comments

This week we answer the question "what causes my SUV to sway side to side while driving?" For the safety of you and your passengers, it is important to get the answer to this very common question.

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3Sep

Why Won’t My Key Turn?

This is an interesting question, and very common as well. Your vehicle is built so that the steering wheel cannot turn without the key in the ignition. This increases safety and protects you from theft.

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27Aug

Why Does My Steering Wheel Shake?

In this post we are solving the mystery of the shaking steering wheel. Click here and all will be revealed.

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20Aug

Light Flicker Explained

By Parkside Motors / August 20, 2019 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

Headlight flicker can happen from time to time for a variety of reasons and it can leave the owner frustrated and confused. Here are three causes, and three solutions to get you sorted out.

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13Aug

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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11Jun

Choose the Right Jumper Cables

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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18Mar

Can My Car Tow a Boat?

By Parkside Motors / March 18, 2019 / From The Mailbag / No Comments

Q: We live in one of the best boating towns in the world and I am getting the itch to buy a boat for the family. BUT I have a car, not a truck. Do you think I can tow a boat with my car? What’s the rule of thumb?

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18Feb

Why Won’t My Car Start?

Most of the damage from an accident is pretty obvious. That being said, there are often small issues that can go unnoticed. If your car won’t start, check for the following problems.

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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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