5Dec

Round-Up: Exhaust Smoke Colour Guide

By Parkside Motors / December 5, 2017 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

This month we wrote up the three main culprits of smoke clouds. If you are having exhaust issues, just find your smoke colour below and click through to read why it is happening and how to fix it.

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7Nov

Need to Know: Power Steering Problems

By Parkside Motors / November 7, 2017 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

Power steering is a component of your vehicle that most drivers don’t appreciate until it’s malfunctioning. Here we look at the causes and symptoms of power steering problems.

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24Oct

Car Selling: Step by Step

By Parkside Motors / October 24, 2017 / Articles, Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

Are you thinking about selling your vehicle yourself and aren’t sure where to start? We’ve broken it down into four simple steps from preparing your car or truck for sale, what paperwork you require to sell, marketing your vehicle and finally- closing the sale.

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17Oct

Car Buying: Choosing a Dealer

By Parkside Motors / October 17, 2017 / Need To Know / No Comments

A good vehicle dealer can create either a satisfying experience or a painful process that ends with you walking out the door, no keys in hand. Most customers can bear to spend at most two hours at a dealership before they call it a day, so read the following tips on how to select a dealership that you’ll not only tolerate long enough to buy a vehicle from, but want to build a relationship with.

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19Sep

Car Buying: The Worst Time To Buy

By Parkside Motors / September 19, 2017 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

Car-buying experts have identified certain times consumers should delay or avoid purchasing a new vehicle. Here are four examples, some of these may surprise you.

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5Sep

How to remove a broken key from your ignition

By Parkside Motors / September 5, 2017 / 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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1Aug

Don’t Blow a Gasket

The words “blown head gasket” sound like a fairly serious problem, and it is a costly one to repair, but actually detecting a faulty head gasket is usually straightforward - even for the layperson.

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25Jul

Maintenance To Try Yourself

Being inquisitive and being confident enough to try things out on your own vehicle is a sign of a true car lover and potential DIY mechanic. If you feel so inclined, here is a list of really simple maintenance procedures you can do on your own if you want to get your hards dirty and learn a bit about your vehicle.

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4Jul

Road Trip Checklist (Mechanic Not Needed)

Summertime is a great time for road-trips near and far. Whether you plan to travel a few kilometers or a cross country pilgrimage, you need to ensure your vehicle is road-trip worthy.

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27Jun

Road Trip Checklist (Mechanic Needed)

This is the first in a two part series on summer road trips. This article is going to deal with a road trip checklist for getting your car in mechanical shape to handle a long journey, so these will (for the most part) require a mechanic. Part two is coming next week, with simple ideas to DIY your road trip checklist.

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20Jun

How To Properly Wash Your Car

If you stay on top of maintaining the exterior of your vehicle, it won’t take much to keep the paint clean, shiny, and ready to drive with pride all summer long.

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13Jun

How to Avoid Distraction on the Road

On top of large fines, distracted driving is a leading cause of motor vehicle accidents, which all too often result in loss of property and life. Here are some ways to remain safe on the road and minimize your distractions.

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6Jun

Need to Know: Windshield Mold

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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7May

Q&A: Can I Buy Generic Tires?

Q: "When I was shopping for tires, I saw "OEM" tires and generic third party tires. Can I safely choose a 3rd party tire or do I need to buy original replacements?" - Confused in Vic

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28Feb

Recovering From Winter

By Parkside Motors / February 28, 2017 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

Winter takes it’s toll on every inch of your vehicle, so once you’re pretty sure winter salt, snow, temperatures are behind you, it’s time to get your vehicle ready for spring. Here are five simple things you can do yourself to bring your car back to a summer shine.

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14Feb

Need to Know: Fuel Economy Secrets

By Parkside Motors / February 14, 2017 / Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

Here are 7 tips that will help you increase your fuel economy. We guarantee you have never heard any of these before.

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