Is Your Windshield Unsafe?

By Parkside Motors / February 9, 2021 / Articles, Services / No Comments

Your windshield is a critical component of your safety. Here is all you need to know about windshield safety, maintenance, and repair.

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Road Trip Prep (With Mechanic)

With so many people's summer plans disrupted, it seems that even more folks than usual are going to be hitting the road and staying local. Here's how to make sure your car is ready for the journeys.

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Springtime Mechanical Auto Maintenance

Despite the chaos of spring 2020 (we all know what we're talking about) one thing remains constant - we need our vehicles to run reliably and efficiently. Here's the low-down on springtime mechanical auto maintenance.

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Digital Owner’s Manuals

Your vehicle's Owner's Manual is the best source of useful information about your car. Here we take a look at the most common uses of your owner's manual and where to go to download a new digital copy.

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Accidents and Warranties

By Parkside Motors / October 2, 2018 / Services, Tips / No Comments

Warranties are tricky business: some warranties are comprehensive, while others are specific, and some come with strict requirements that are easily voided, while others are bulletproof. Learn the difference.

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Holiday Hours 2017

By Parkside Motors / December 14, 2017 / Articles, News, Services / No Comments

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.

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Delica’s Serviced in Victoria

By Parkside Motors / January 5, 2016 / Services / No Comments

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.

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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.

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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."

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New Service Resources

By Parkside Motors / January 21, 2015 / Articles, News, Services / No Comments

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.

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Tips: Sunroofs in Winter

By Parkside Motors / January 13, 2015 / Articles, Services, Tips / 1 Comment

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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Front End Repair Round-Up

We were hard at work last month writing in-depth articles about all aspects of front end repair. We learned about what causes steering and suspension problems, the easy way to prevent driveshaft issues, and how often to change your power steering fluid to keep your car running smoothly. Take a look at this front-end article round-up and follow the links to get more information.

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Need to Know: Suspension & Steering

You know the old story of the frog in the boiling pot of water? It heats up so gradually he doesn't even notice until it is too late. That is a good analogy for steering and suspension problems. The symptoms are very gradual and they are easy to miss. That is why we take every car that comes in for an oil change out for a test drive. We notice these symptoms right away and do a front end inspection to make sure your steering and suspension systems are up to snuff.

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Brakes: Round-Up

By Parkside Motors / September 9, 2014 / Articles, Need To Know, Services / 1 Comment

We were hard at work last month writing in-depth articles about all aspect of brake service. We learned how the brakes work, how we maintain and repair them, what to do when your brake light comes on, and when it is time for a brake fluid flush to keep everything working smoothly. Welcome to the Need To Know Brakes Round-Up.

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The Tune-Up Round-Up

We have been hard at work over the last few months going in depth with every one of the services we offer at Parkside Motors. Once we get to the end of a series we put them all together in one place so new readers can have a look at what we have been up to. Last week we completed our series of articles on automobile maintenance and tune-ups so we are taking the opportunity to round them up and give them their due.

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ICBC Safety Inspections

Whether you're moving to B.C. (welcome!), leaving the province or just moving around the corner, here's what you need to know.

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