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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7Apr

Spring Cleaning: Vehicle Edition

By Parkside Motors / April 7, 2020 / Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

Winter is hard on your vehicle. Salt and slush attack its good looks, but these corrosive elements can also damage your vehicle’s paint, wheels, and even its suspension components. Your home benefits from a spring cleaning, and so does your vehicle.

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25Feb

Exhaust Pipe Smoke Part 3: White

By Parkside Motors / February 25, 2020 / Articles, Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

This is the final component of the 3-part blog series on exhaust smoke diagnoses, causes, and fixes. In this post we discuss reasons behind white smoke, and how to know if it's time to call your mechanic.

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4Feb

Never Get Stuck Again

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

If you got stuck this winter and want to make sure it never happens again, or plan on doing some off-roading this summer, the best defence you have against getting stuck is to always be prepared. That means keeping a certain amount of gear in your car, truck, or 4x4 that will help in these situations.

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21Jan

Is Your Old Car Rattling?

By Parkside Motors / January 21, 2020 / Articles, Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

It’s hard to think of something more annoying than the unidentified rattle inside your vehicle. Here we walk you through the steps of how to identify the culprit and how to shut it up for good.

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12Nov

Winter Battery Tests

By Parkside Motors / November 12, 2019 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

Winter is nearly here, and cold weather means reduced battery power and increased drain. Here is how we test it, and also how we fix it.

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17Sep

Removing Oil Spills from your Driveway

By Parkside Motors / September 17, 2019 / Articles, Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

Ever see a rainbow coloured stain on your driveway when you pull your car away? This is oil, and it needs to be cleaned up before it contaminates the water supply. Here is how to do it in a timely fashion.

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10Sep

Essential Gadgets for Your Auto Toolkit

By Parkside Motors / September 10, 2019 / Articles, Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

If you’re a DIY car owner, you probably already have a couple of basic tools. This guide outlines 11 essential fix-it items you should have to assist in an emergency or tackle minor repairs on your own. Some of these are no brainers, and some you wouldn’t think of before it is too late!

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20Aug

Light Flicker Explained

By Parkside Motors / August 20, 2019 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

Headlight flicker can happen from time to time for a variety of reasons and it can leave the owner frustrated and confused. Here are three causes, and three solutions to get you sorted out.

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15Jul

Does Your Car Tire Have a Bubble?

A bubble in the sidewall of your tire can really only mean one thing. Click here to read how it got there and how to fix it.

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9Jul

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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2Jul

How to Decide New vs Used

By Parkside Motors / July 2, 2019 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

Once you have decided that it is time to replace your current car, the next question that inevitable comes up is: Should I buy new or used? In this article we show you how there is not a one size fits all answer, and what questions you need to ask yourself to find out what is the right decision for you.

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