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519 Ellice Street
Victoria, BC
V8T 2G8

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

A “Knock” At The Door

Musicians aren't the only professionals who have to "use their ear" while working. Here are a few things you can learn about your car, just by listening.

Should You DIY Auto Repair?

Here at Parkside, we love the driveway-mechanic. Here is a guide to help you decide whether your next task is a good candidate for at-home auto repair.

When To Use “Low” in an Auto

Are you towing anything this summer? If so, you might want to take a look at this article! Here is when you should manually shift your auto-trans vehicle.

Do You Need New Plugs?

If your vehicle has been running a little rough, but it's hard to put your finger on exactly what's going on, it might be your spark plugs. Learn more here.

Do You Need a Body Shop?

The line between a touch-up paint job and a full-blown body shop can seem mysterious. Here are some rules of thumb to help you decide.

Are Small Cars Unsafe?

These days it seems like cars just get bigger and bigger. Many people choose big vehicles because they believe they are safer; is that true?

5 Tips to Save on Gas

With gas prices on Vancouver Island hovering around $2/L, every tip to save at the pump is a valuable commodity. Click here for our 5 best tips.

When Should You Buy a Car?

When it's time to buy a new (or new-to-you) vehicle, timing is everything. Here is a follow-up to last week's post where we tell you when to buy.

When Should You Not Buy a Car?

It turns out that the used car market has predictable fluctuations throughout the year. In this article, we've identified the worst times to buy.

Are Your Tires Out of Balance?

If your tires are seriously out of balance, your car will not operate safely or efficiently. Here are the three major signs of imbalance, and what you should do.

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.

Road-Trip Ready (No Mechanic Needed)

It's no secret that BC-ers love road trips. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for your next trip and have a great time traveling our magnificent Province.
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