28Jul

The Wash Your Car Deserves

There are two big secrets to proper vehicle maintenance: Consistency and Process. Here are the steps you need to take to ensure the best car wash possible.

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21Jul

Road Trip Prep (No Mechanic Needed)

This summer, no one is likely going too far, but the opportunities for road trips within BC are amazing. Whether your plans are big or small, you need to ensure your vehicle is road-trip worthy.

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14Jul

Road Trip Prep (With Mechanic)

With so many people's summer plans disrupted, it seems that even more folks than usual are going to be hitting the road and staying local. Here's how to make sure your car is ready for the journeys.

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7Jul

Power Steering Issues

Power steering is a component of your vehicle that most drivers don’t appreciate until it stops working. Here we look at what causes power steering problems, and how you can fix them.

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23Jun

Save Money With Vehicle Maintenance

Your manufacturer provides a recommended maintenance schedule for a good reason. Following this schedule will ensure that your vehicle operates smoothly and efficiently for years to come.

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9Jun

Fix These Issues Before Summer

By Parkside Motors / June 9, 2020 / Articles, Tips / 4 Comments

Before hitting the road on that summer get-away you've been dreaming of since December, make sure your vehicle is free from any of these common problems.

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26May

Do You Need a Radiator Flush?

No matter what kind of vehicle you own, it will benefit from having your cooling system inspected annually. As the heart of the cooling system, radiators keep your engine from overheating and engine block from warping, cracking, or seizing with heat.

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19May

What to Expect from Oil Additives

Oil additives are touted as a way to reduce your fuel consumption and combat increasing gasoline prices. We’d like to separate the truths from the wild claims that additive manufacturers make in their efforts to move their product off the store shelves and into your oil tank.

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28Apr

Should New Tires Be Broken In?

Usually the folks with the most questions about tires are those who just bought a new set. Here's how to make sure that new rubber treats you right.

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21Apr

Springtime Mechanical Auto Maintenance

Despite the chaos of spring 2020 (we all know what we're talking about) one thing remains constant - we need our vehicles to run reliably and efficiently. Here's the low-down on springtime mechanical auto maintenance.

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14Apr

Do I Need to Use a Fuel Additive?

While many of us are vaguely aware of the potential benefits of fuel additives, it can be confusing to figure out whether or not they are appropriate for your car, and if so which ones to use. Read more to learn which, if any, fuel additives could improve your car's performance.

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31Mar

Is April Too Early for 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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17Mar

Get Rid of Motor Oil Stains

There are many different things you can do to get rid of oil stains from these various surfaces. Below we outline some ideas to safely remove oil staines from concrete, carpet, and clothing; Three of the main places you find unwanted oil on a regular basis.

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10Mar

What is Wheel Re-Torquing?

By Parkside Motors / March 10, 2020 / Articles, News / No Comments

After a tire change or wheel rotation, it is common for the technician to recommend a "re-torquing". Here's what that is, and why it's a good idea.

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3Mar

Are Super-Bright Headlights Illegal?

Have you ever been blinded by an oncoming vehicle and questioned the legality of super-bright headlights? If so, this article is for you.

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25Feb

Exhaust Pipe Smoke Part 3: White

By Parkside Motors / February 25, 2020 / Articles, Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

This is the final component of the 3-part blog series on exhaust smoke diagnoses, causes, and fixes. In this post we discuss reasons behind white smoke, and how to know if it's time to call your mechanic.

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