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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22Sep

Car Alarms Part 2: Disengaging an Alarm

This week is a follow-up to last week's article about why you might be getting false alarms. Here's how to disengage an annoying alarm that is going off at inconvenient times.

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15Sep

Car Alarms Part 1: False Alarms

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

Not much is more frustrating than a randomly triggered car alarm. Here are four reasons why your alarm may be going off for no apparent reason.

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8Sep

Reasons for a Coolant Leak

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

The cooling system in your car is vital to the proper functioning of the car’s engine and a malfunctioning or damaged coolant system may toy with your car's efficiency and effectiveness. Read on to learn more about coolant leaks.

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1Sep

The Best DIY Maintenance Tasks

By Parkside Motors / September 1, 2020 / Articles, Need To Know, Tips / 1 Comment

If you want to get your hards dirty and learn a bit about your vehicle, here is a list of really simple maintenance procedures you can do on your own.

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25Aug

Your Guide to Selling Your Car

We’ve broken down selling your car into four simple steps from preparing your vehicle for sale, what paperwork you'll require to sell, how to market your vehicle and of course - closing the sale.

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11Aug

Tie Rods Gone Bad

By Parkside Motors / August 11, 2020 / Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

Here are 4 signs of faulty tie rods. As a critical part of the steering linkage, it’s important to recognize the early signs of tie rods going bad.

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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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