10Dec

Winter Hack: Natural Windshield Defroster

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

Winter is here, and unfortunately the hot cocoa and snow days are often accompanied by cold cars with frozen windows. No one wants to begin their day by chipping away the ice that’s formed on their windshields, so here are a few tips on how to outsmart Jack Frost.

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3Dec

How To: Winterizing Your Car

By Parkside Motors / December 3, 2019 / Articles / No Comments

Here is a quick checklist of things you should do to get ready for winter driving. Some of them only take a few minutes and many can be done for you if you are just too busy to take care of them yourself.

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26Nov

Types of Wiper Blades

By Parkside Motors / November 26, 2019 / Need To Know / No Comments

A vital part in cockpit visibility is your wiper blades. Click here to read about the different types, what they are good for, how to pick the right blades, and how to replace them.

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19Nov

Why Does My Car Battery Keep Dying?

By Parkside Motors / November 19, 2019 / From The Mailbag / No Comments

This week we're focusing on what may be causing your car's battery to die. The solution is most likely simple and quick, so click here to ensure you stay charged up.

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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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5Nov

Winter Tires in BC

By Parkside Motors / November 5, 2019 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

People travel the most during the holidays, but winter is the most dangerous time to be on the road. Learn a few things about winter tires and see an illustrated outline on what symbols you need to see on your winter tires to know you are safe.

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22Oct

Signs of Failing Spark Plugs

By Parkside Motors / October 22, 2019 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

Failing spark plugs will make your vehicle run less efficiently and impacts safety. Here are some signs to help you diagnose failing spark plugs.

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15Oct

Do Manual Transmissions Get Better Mileage?

By Parkside Motors / October 15, 2019 / Fact or Myth? / No Comments

There is a ton of false information out there. Many people think a manual transmission will get them better fuel economy, but is this still true today?

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8Oct

Why You Blew a Gasket

By Parkside Motors / October 8, 2019 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

A blown head gasket in your engine is when the gasket that seals the cylinder head of the engine to the engine block breaks. For the DIY mechanic, you can make this repair yourself, but first you’ll need to know the root cause. Easier said than done, because there are a number of causes for a blown head gasket.

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1Oct

Why Won’t My Car Go Past Second Gear?

By Parkside Motors / October 1, 2019 / From The Mailbag / No Comments

Q: "I am having a problem with my car's transmission. It is an automatic, but it won't seem to go past second gear, it just revs and never shifts. What is going on?" Spinning My Wheels in Victoria, BC.

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24Sep

What Causes SUV Sway?

By Parkside Motors / September 24, 2019 / From The Mailbag / 4 Comments

This week we answer the question "what causes my SUV to sway side to side while driving?" For the safety of you and your passengers, it is important to get the answer to this very common question.

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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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3Sep

Why Won’t My Key Turn?

This is an interesting question, and very common as well. Your vehicle is built so that the steering wheel cannot turn without the key in the ignition. This increases safety and protects you from theft.

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27Aug

Why Does My Steering Wheel Shake?

In this post we are solving the mystery of the shaking steering wheel. Click here and all will be revealed.

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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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