12Jan

When Should I Use the Parking Brake?

By Parkside Motors / January 12, 2021 / From The Mailbag, Tips / No Comments

In this client Q&A we settle a civil disagreement about the use of the parking break in automatic transmission vehicles. It is nice to see things settled, once and for all.

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24Nov

Is It Worth Getting a Tow?

By Parkside Motors / November 24, 2020 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

After an accident, once everyone is safely accounted for and information is exchanged there is always an awkward decision: should I drive my car home, or have it towed? Click here to learn when to drive and when to tow.

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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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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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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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4Aug

Young Driver Safety

By Parkside Motors / August 4, 2020 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

Most of us started as teens, and many of today’s teens have a difficult time getting behind the wheel. Our first drive can be overwhelming, but everyone can learn and become safe drivers. Click here for some tips.

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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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21Jul

Road Trip Prep (No Mechanic Needed)

This summer, no one is likely going too far, but the opportunities for road trips within BC are amazing. Whether your plans are big or small, you need to ensure your vehicle is road-trip worthy.

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9Jun

Fix These Issues Before Summer

By Parkside Motors / June 9, 2020 / Articles, Tips / 4 Comments

Before hitting the road on that summer get-away you've been dreaming of since December, make sure your vehicle is free from any of these common problems.

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19May

What to Expect from Oil Additives

Oil additives are touted as a way to reduce your fuel consumption and combat increasing gasoline prices. We’d like to separate the truths from the wild claims that additive manufacturers make in their efforts to move their product off the store shelves and into your oil tank.

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12May

How to Remove Your Car From Storage

By Parkside Motors / May 12, 2020 / Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

As B.C. starts to ease COVID-19 restrictions, many Islanders will be driving their cars for the first time in a while. Here's how to make sure everything works properly.

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21Apr

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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14Apr

Do I Need to Use a Fuel Additive?

While many of us are vaguely aware of the potential benefits of fuel additives, it can be confusing to figure out whether or not they are appropriate for your car, and if so which ones to use. Read more to learn which, if any, fuel additives could improve your car's performance.

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