20Sep

Why won’t my car go past second gear?

By Parkside Motors / September 20, 2016 / 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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13Sep

Q&A: Why can’t I get my car out of park?

By Parkside Motors / September 13, 2016 / From The Mailbag / No Comments

This week we answer a question from a frustrated client. Why won't my vehicle shift out of park?

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10Aug

Myth or Fact: I Should Coast In Neutral to Save Fuel

There is a ton of false information out there. Some of it is misguided, and some of it is just left over from when vehicles were made in a different way to completely different regulations. This week we decide if coasting in neutral to save fuel is a fact or myth.

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9Aug

Q&A: Why is My Automatic Always in Gear?

This week's question: ""Why is it that my automatic transmission vehicle is always in gear, even when I'm stopped? If I don't keep my foot on the brake, it automatically moves forward without me pressing on the gas. Why?"

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21Jun

Do Car Alarms Prevent Theft?

Do car alarms prevent theft? We ask ourselves this question every time we hear an alarm going off in the neighbourhood for hours on end. This week we look at the data to see what, if any, benefit comes from having a car alarm in the modern age.

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4May

Why does my car keep blowing fuses?

Is your vehicle blowing fuse after fuse? There might be a simple explanation. Let's explore the possible causes.

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10Mar

Can I Run My Car On Wasted Vegetable Oil?

Following up on last week's article on Bio Diesel, we tackle the question of using Wasted Vegetable Oil as a long term fuel option for diesel vehicle owners. As it turns out, running on WVO this is more complicated task than you might think.

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10Mar

Can I Run My Car On Bio Diesel?

Many of us West-Coasters want to do what we can to make environmentally conscious decisions in our day to day lives. With a resurgence of diesel engine vehicles on the market over the last 5 to 10 years, our options are beginning to grow, and many people who have purchased a diesel vehicle are looking to take the next step to bio-diesel or used vegetable oil to further reduce their carbon footprint.

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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?

By Parkside Motors / February 16, 2016 / Articles, 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 “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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