6Apr

What Are Run Flats?

By Parkside Motors / April 6, 2021 / Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

Run flat tires are becoming increasingly popular. Here's what you need to know about this trendy technology.

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23Mar

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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16Mar

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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2Mar

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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16Feb

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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2Feb

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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26Jan

5 Tips to Boost Fuel Economy

By Parkside Motors / January 26, 2021 / Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

These 5 tips will help you spend less time at the pump. We wish saving money was always this easy!

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15Dec

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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8Dec

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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17Nov

Removing a Broken Key from Your Ignition

By Parkside Motors / November 17, 2020 / Articles, Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

Breaking your key off in the ignition is easily one of the most frustrating things that can happen to a driver, leaving you feeling helpless and stuck. Here are some tips to get it sorted quickly and easily.

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10Nov

Is My Windshield Beyond Repair?

By Parkside Motors / November 10, 2020 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

Knowing whether your windshield can be repaired, or if you need a full replacement can be tricky. Repairing your windshield can save you money, but at a certain point, a replacement is necessary. Learn some simple rules of thumb to help you decide what needs to be done.

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3Nov

Your Guide to Tire Selection

By Parkside Motors / November 3, 2020 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

The first step to getting the perfect set of tires for your vehicle is understanding the different types. Check out this article in which we break down what you need to know about the most popular tires on the market.

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27Oct

A Complete Guide to Windshield Wipers

By Parkside Motors / October 27, 2020 / Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

Fall and winter bring with it rain, slush, frost, and snow that will settle on our windshields and wreak havoc on our visibility. Make sure your wipers are ready.

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20Oct

How to Love Your Car

By Parkside Motors / October 20, 2020 / Articles, Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

Whether you are a novice driver with your first vehicle, or a motoring veteran with 30 years of experience, it is important to stay up to date on proper vehicle maintenance. Here are 5 habits that will help you get the most out of your car.

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13Oct

How to Avoid Windshield Mould

By Parkside Motors / October 13, 2020 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

The climate of B.C. is a heaven for a variety of molds. Microscopic spores are all around us, both outside and inside our homes and cars. Here are some tips on how to prevent it from forming in the first place.

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29Sep

Car Alarms Part 3: Why Your Key Triggers Your Alarm

Every now and then, someone gets in touch with us because their key seems to be triggering their car's alarm system. Your key is supposed to disable the alarm, so what exactly is going on here?

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