18Jun

When to Use Low Gears in an Automatic

It might seem counterintuitive, but sometimes you need to manually shift your automatic vehicle. Here are some prime examples of when you should take control.

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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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4Jun

When to Change to Summer Tires

There is a simple rule of thumb to take into consideration that helps you decide when you can safely change back to summer tires. Read all about it right here.

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28May

Ten Tips for Buying a Used Car

By Parkside Motors / May 28, 2019 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

Back in the day, buying a used car often represented a leap of faith and a measure of good luck. Times have changed, here's what you need to know.

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21May

Spring Car Tips

By Parkside Motors / May 21, 2019 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

When the sun is out and the frost and rain are a distant memory, there are a handful of things you need to do to get your car ready for the busy driving season. Here is a quick list with a few pro tips to make your transition even easier next year.

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14May

The Best Diagnostic Tool

By Parkside Motors / May 14, 2019 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

When you hear an oddball sound that just won’t recur when you bring it to the shop, reach for your nearest mobile device. The best diagnostic tool is the one that is with you.

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7May

Unlocking the Secrets of Transponder Keys

Even though "transponder" sounds like something out of Star Trek, they are an important piece of kit you need to know a few things about. Learn what you need to know, right here.

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16Apr

Recalls: Why Bother Repairing?

By Parkside Motors / April 16, 2019 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

After reflecting on the HOW of vehicle recalls, there is one important matter that is left on the table, and that is WHY you should bother with these repairs at all.

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1Apr

Vehicle Recalls: How to Stay Informed

In this guide we walk you through the three steps to getting all of your vehicle recalls repaired for free, and how to register your safety equipment to get recall information before it fails.

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11Mar

Name That Leak

What do you see? How does it feel? What does it smell like? We help you use your senses to save you maintenance costs and keep your vehicle safe for you and your family.

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4Mar

Prevent Collisions With Cyclists

By Parkside Motors / March 4, 2019 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, all the new bike lanes in downtown Victoria mean that more and more people are cycling to get around. What can we as drivers do to make the roads safer for everyone?

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25Feb

Should I Warm Up My Car in the Winter?

This particular question felt more relevant to Victoria than usual this week. Learn once and for all whether it's right to idle your car before taking off in the morning.

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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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3Feb

Windshield Safety

By Parkside Motors / February 3, 2019 / Articles, Services / No Comments

The windshield is more than something to look through. Learn about windshield safety, maintenance, and repair right here.

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27Jan

Driving Habits that Hurt Your Car

By Parkside Motors / January 27, 2019 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

Unfortunately, there are several daily driving habits that most people don’t know about that can damage our vehicles. Next time you go for a drive, keep these tips in mind to keep your car performing optimally.

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20Jan

Most Common Car Repairs

By Parkside Motors / January 20, 2019 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

Ever wonder what the most common car repairs are and how much they cost? This survey found some interesting results, and how to prevent unnecessary repairs.

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