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Victoria, BC
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How Do Run-Flats Work?

Run-flat tires are getting very popular, especially in the summer. That said, they aren't for everybody. Here's what you need to know about run-flats

Go Green With Auto Maintenance

Keeping your vehicle operating efficiently and keeping it on the road for as long as possible is actually one of the greenest things you can do.

What is “Blowing a Gasket”?

You've undoubtedly heard the phrase "blowing a gasket", but what does it actually mean? This article is a good primer on the world of gaskets; check it out!

Is Your Car Giving False Alarms?

Is your car alarm going-off for no apparent reason? Here is a list of things to check that can help you trouble-shoot a rogue car alarm.

Summertime Car Prep

Springtime is a great opportunity to give your vehicle a once-over and make sure it's ready for summer road trips. Here are our top tips for spring car care.

It’s Time for Spring Cleaning

Spring has arrived in Victoria! Here is a checklist - with tips - about how to get your car ready for spring and summer. Take a look, your car will thank you.

How to Remove a Stuck and Broken Key

A broken key stuck in your ignition is one of the most frustrating things that can happen to any motorist. Here are a few tricks you can try to un-stick that key.

Is It Time For Summer Tires?

Just because the snow is gone doesn't mean it's time for summer tires. Here is what you need to know about making the switch back to sticky summer rubber.

Fixing a Rogue Car Alarm

Does your car alarm have a mind of its own? Here are a few solutions that can help you get it under control. Try these out, and then book an appointment at Parkside.

Exhaust Smoke Part 3: White

Here is the final part of our series on exhaust smoke. In this post, we address white smoke: why it might be happening and what you can do about it.

Exhaust Smoke Part 2: Black

This week's article is a continuation of last week's post about exhaust smoke. Here, we discuss what are the possible reasons behind black smoke.

Exhaust Smoke Part 1: Blue

This is Pat 1 of a 3-part blog series about exhaust pipe smoke. Here's what blue exhaust smoke tells you about your engine, and why you should pay attention.
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