10Dec

Winter Hack: Natural Windshield Defroster

By Parkside Motors / December 10, 2019 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

Winter is here, and unfortunately the hot cocoa and snow days are often accompanied by cold cars with frozen windows. No one wants to begin their day by chipping away the ice that’s formed on their windshields, so here are a few tips on how to outsmart Jack Frost.

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3Dec

How To: Winterizing Your Car

By Parkside Motors / December 3, 2019 / Articles / No Comments

Here is a quick checklist of things you should do to get ready for winter driving. Some of them only take a few minutes and many can be done for you if you are just too busy to take care of them yourself.

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26Nov

Types of Wiper Blades

By Parkside Motors / November 26, 2019 / Need To Know / No Comments

A vital part in cockpit visibility is your wiper blades. Click here to read about the different types, what they are good for, how to pick the right blades, and how to replace them.

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12Nov

Winter Battery Tests

By Parkside Motors / November 12, 2019 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

Winter is nearly here, and cold weather means reduced battery power and increased drain. Here is how we test it, and also how we fix it.

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8Oct

Why You Blew a Gasket

By Parkside Motors / October 8, 2019 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

A blown head gasket in your engine is when the gasket that seals the cylinder head of the engine to the engine block breaks. For the DIY mechanic, you can make this repair yourself, but first you’ll need to know the root cause. Easier said than done, because there are a number of causes for a blown head gasket.

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17Sep

Removing Oil Spills from your Driveway

By Parkside Motors / September 17, 2019 / Articles, Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

Ever see a rainbow coloured stain on your driveway when you pull your car away? This is oil, and it needs to be cleaned up before it contaminates the water supply. Here is how to do it in a timely fashion.

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10Sep

Essential Gadgets for Your Auto Toolkit

By Parkside Motors / September 10, 2019 / Articles, Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

If you’re a DIY car owner, you probably already have a couple of basic tools. This guide outlines 11 essential fix-it items you should have to assist in an emergency or tackle minor repairs on your own. Some of these are no brainers, and some you wouldn’t think of before it is too late!

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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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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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15Jul

Does Your Car Tire Have a Bubble?

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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9Jul

Digital Owner’s Manuals

Your vehicle's Owner's Manual is the best source of useful information about your car. Here we take a look at the most common uses of your owner's manual and where to go to download a new digital copy.

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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 / 1 Comment

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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