The Full Spring Cleaning

Even though this year's winter was relatively mild in Victoria, BC, you still need to take care of a few things to make sure your vehicle is fully recovered. Here are the details on spring cleaning.

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Take Care of Your Car, and the Climate

Properly maintaining your vehicle could be one of the greenest things you do! Read about how auto maintenance keeps your vehicle running more efficiently.

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Stay Safe, Share the Road

By Parkside Motors / March 9, 2021 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

As spring begins, more and more cyclists will take to the road. Victoria has an incredible bike lane infrastructure, but there are still times where cyclists and drivers are side-by-side. Here's what to do.

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Is DIY Auto Repair a Good Idea?

Here at Parkside, we respect the DIY spirit and like to see people taking their auto maintenance seriously. However, the trick to successful DIY auto repairs is knowing when a job is a good candidate for you to do at home, and when it's time to call the pros.

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Protect Your Vehicle During Pothole Season

By Parkside Motors / February 23, 2021 / Articles / No Comments

Along with chirping birds and cherry blossoms, potholes are a harbinger of the spring season. Here are some tips to help you keep your vehicle safe during this year's "pothole season".

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What is that Puddle?

By Parkside Motors / February 16, 2021 / Articles, Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

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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Is Your Windshield Unsafe?

By Parkside Motors / February 9, 2021 / Articles, Services / No Comments

Your windshield is a critical component of your safety. Here is all you need to know about windshield safety, maintenance, and repair.

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Did You Blow a Gasket?

By Parkside Motors / February 2, 2021 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

A "blown head gasket" is a phrase that strikes fear into the hearts of auto enthusiasts and novice motorists alike. This is one repair that you REALLY don't want to delay. Check out this article.

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Should I Warm-Up My Car Before Driving?

Imagine being left out in the cold all night and then asked to run a marathon - doesn't sound too good! What's the best way to treat your vehicle on a cold morning?

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5 Best from 2020

By Parkside Motors / January 5, 2021 / Articles, News / No Comments

Although 2020 was a wild ride, it was a good year for us at Parkside. At the beginning of 2021, we thought it would be fun to take a look through our analytics to see which were the most popular posts of 2020.

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Here’s to 2021

By Parkside Motors / December 29, 2020 / Articles, News / No Comments

From all of us at Parkside Motors, Happy New Year! We hope you have a great celebration, and wish you happiness and health for the new year.

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From Our Family to Yours, Happy Holidays

By Parkside Motors / December 22, 2020 / Articles / No Comments

After a crazy year, there’s nothing we’d like to do more than extend our sincere gratitude. The holidays are a time for reflecting, and we have so many things to be thankful for. At the end of the day, no matter what is going on in the world at large, we are simply honoured to […]

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How to Correctly Install Your Car Seat

By Parkside Motors / December 15, 2020 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

The leading cause of death and injury for young children is motor vehicle accidents. A properly installed car seat can lower the risk of injury by 80% and reduce the risk of death by 28%, when compared to a seatbelt alone.

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What is a Backfire?

By Parkside Motors / December 8, 2020 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

Most people who own vehicles are familiar enough with the term "backfire" that they know it shouldn't happen, but don't know much beyond that. Here's what we mean by a "backfire", and what you can do about it.

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Do You Need to Replace Your Water Pump?

By Parkside Motors / December 1, 2020 / Articles / No Comments

If the water pump fails, your engine will not receive adequate circulation of vital coolant, and may overheat. If your engine gets hot enough, there could be disastrous consequences. That is why getting a faulty water pump replaced is an important service.

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Is It Worth Getting a Tow?

By Parkside Motors / November 24, 2020 / 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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