Are Run Flat Tires Right for You?

No one wants a flat tire, so when "run-flats" came on the market, many people viewed them as the answer to their prayers. However, there are a few problems with run-flats that you should be aware of before deciding to take the plunge. Here are the pros and cons.

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This is Why Your Tires Are So Loud

By Parkside Motors / April 27, 2021 / Articles / No Comments

If you are interested in minimizing the amount of noise you experience while driving, you need to understand the cause of that noise.

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Are Bigger Cars Safer?

One of the major driving forces behind the explosion in popularity of the SUV is that people feel safer in a bigger vehicle. Is there any merit to this argument? Here are the details.

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Is it Bad to Run Your Tank to Empty

By Parkside Motors / April 13, 2021 / Fact or Myth? / No Comments

Will running your tank close to empty put unnecessary stress on your fuel pump? Here are the answers from our experts.

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What Are Run Flats?

By Parkside Motors / April 6, 2021 / Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

Run flat tires are becoming increasingly popular. Here's what you need to know about this trendy technology.

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The Full Spring Cleaning

Even though this year's winter was relatively mild in Victoria, BC, you still need to take care of a few things to make sure your vehicle is fully recovered. Here are the details on spring cleaning.

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Take Care of Your Car, and the Climate

Properly maintaining your vehicle could be one of the greenest things you do! Read about how auto maintenance keeps your vehicle running more efficiently.

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Stay Safe, Share the Road

By Parkside Motors / March 9, 2021 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

As spring begins, more and more cyclists will take to the road. Victoria has an incredible bike lane infrastructure, but there are still times where cyclists and drivers are side-by-side. Here's what to do.

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Is DIY Auto Repair a Good Idea?

Here at Parkside, we respect the DIY spirit and like to see people taking their auto maintenance seriously. However, the trick to successful DIY auto repairs is knowing when a job is a good candidate for you to do at home, and when it's time to call the pros.

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Protect Your Vehicle During Pothole Season

By Parkside Motors / February 23, 2021 / Articles / No Comments

Along with chirping birds and cherry blossoms, potholes are a harbinger of the spring season. Here are some tips to help you keep your vehicle safe during this year's "pothole season".

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What is that Puddle?

By Parkside Motors / February 16, 2021 / Articles, Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

What do you see? How does it feel? What does it smell like? We help you use your senses to save you maintenance costs and keep your vehicle safe for you and your family.

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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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Did You Blow a Gasket?

By Parkside Motors / February 2, 2021 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

A "blown head gasket" is a phrase that strikes fear into the hearts of auto enthusiasts and novice motorists alike. This is one repair that you REALLY don't want to delay. Check out this article.

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5 Tips to Boost Fuel Economy

By Parkside Motors / January 26, 2021 / Need To Know, Tips / No Comments

These 5 tips will help you spend less time at the pump. We wish saving money was always this easy!

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Should I Warm-Up My Car Before Driving?

Imagine being left out in the cold all night and then asked to run a marathon - doesn't sound too good! What's the best way to treat your vehicle on a cold morning?

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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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