2Mar

Can my car tow a boat?

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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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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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 / 4 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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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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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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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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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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5Aug

My Car Tire Has a Bubble, Help!

A bubble in the sidewall of your tire can really only mean one thing. Click here to read how it got there and how to fix it.

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