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519 Ellice Street
Victoria, BC
V8T 2G8

(250) 382-1113 Mon-Fri 8am - 5PM

Why Your Headlights Flicker

Headlights are a critical safety device, especially as fall approaches. Here are the reasons for flickering headlights and what you can do to fix the problem.

Accidents and Your Warranty

Vehicle warranties are confusing; some are comprehensive, others are very specific, and it can be hard to tell what you have. Here are our best tips.

Go Digital in 2024

Your vehicle's owner's manual is the Rosetta Stone for keeping your vehicle in good condition. Here is how to find the digital edition for your car.

Road-Trip Ready (With Mechanic)

The sun is out and it's road trip season. The most important part of getting ready for a road trip is making sure your vehicle is road-worthy.

Are Windshield Chips Unsafe?

In a crash, your windshield is an absolutely critical component of your safety and the safety of your passengers. Here's how to check your windshield.

Spring Car Care

Winter is tough on our cars. Here is a great checklist to make sure your vehicle is ready to run reliably, efficiently, and consistently this spring.

Holiday Hours 2017

As the holiday season approaches there is so much to do in so little time. Many of us will be travelling to see family and friends, and many of us take trips to ski and enjoy other winter pastimes. Click here for holiday hours and appointment information.

Delica’s Serviced in Victoria

Do you have a Mitsubishi Delica and you need a local mechanic that is not afraid to service your import? Look no further. We love the challenge of learning about these very cool imports. Read about what we think of them and how we handle servicing a vehicle with such specific needs.

Need to Know: 4×4 Service

The 4×4 system includes differentials and sometimes a transfer case, which all generate power to the wheels. These parts are under a lot of stress and occasionally need a service to flush their lubricant and to save a more expensive repair down the line. Learn all about how we do it at Parkside Motors, right here.

Pre Purchase Inspections

The best money you can ever spend is on a Pre-Purchase Inspection of your next vehicle. When you buy a new home your purchase conditional on the home inspection, and for vehicles you should do exactly the same thing. Here is what we do and how we do it, in this week's "Need to Know."

New Service Resources

Learn everything about how we perform our services with complete transparency. Time, expense, procedure, descriptions, FAQs, and team members all profiled here. We will build out these services pages over the next few months to help serve and educate our clients even better.

Tips: Sunroofs in Winter

During the winter, which is more like the rainy season in Victoria, there is a common problem that pops up in regards to sunroofs. We live in the perfect city for an open top vehicle, but the constant wet and rain brings leaks and flooding along with it. This is the type of problem where the maintenance is cheap and effective, while the damage caused by leaving it too long can be expensive and inconvenient.
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