10Mar

What is Wheel Re-Torquing?

By Parkside Motors / March 10, 2020 / Articles, News / No Comments

After a tire change or wheel rotation, it is common for the technician to recommend a "re-torquing". Here's what that is, and why it's a good idea.

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3Mar

Are Super-Bright Headlights Illegal?

Have you ever been blinded by an oncoming vehicle and questioned the legality of super-bright headlights? If so, this article is for you.

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11Feb

Exhaust Pipe Smoke Part 1: Blue

By Parkside Motors / February 11, 2020 / Articles, Need To Know / 4 Comments

This 3-part blog series is going to be about the causes and remedies of blue, black, and white smoke from your engine exhaust. Today we take a look at blue smoke, what it means, and how to fix it.

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28Jan

Why Do Car Seats Have Expiration Dates?

Car seats aren’t perishable food items that go "off" after a certain length of time, but there are serious reasons why car seats have expiration dates. We outline it all right here.

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17Dec

Does Road Salt Damage Our Cars?

With winter swinging into full force, salt crews have been on the go prepping roadways before, after, and during inclement winter weather. Although road salt is essential for safe winter driving, it can also lead to numerous car troubles.

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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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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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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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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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13Aug

Can You Use Mismatched Tires?

If you decide to replace one or two of your tires, the best choice is to replace them with the exact same brand, style, and size that are already on the vehicle. Here's why.

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11Jun

Choose the Right Jumper Cables

Not everyone needs to buy the most expensive cables, but there are a few good rules of thumb to help you choose wisely and get exactly what you need.

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18Mar

Can My Car Tow a Boat?

By Parkside Motors / March 18, 2019 / From The Mailbag / No Comments

Q: We live in one of the best boating towns in the world and I am getting the itch to buy a boat for the family. BUT I have a car, not a truck. Do you think I can tow a boat with my car? What’s the rule of thumb?

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18Feb

Why Won’t My Car Start?

Most of the damage from an accident is pretty obvious. That being said, there are often small issues that can go unnoticed. If your car won’t start, check for the following problems.

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