24Nov

Is It Worth Getting a Tow?

By Parkside Motors / November 24, 2020 / Articles, Tips / No Comments

After an accident, once everyone is safely accounted for and information is exchanged there is always an awkward decision: should I drive my car home, or have it towed? Click here to learn when to drive and when to tow.

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29Sep

Car Alarms Part 3: Why Your Key Triggers Your Alarm

Every now and then, someone gets in touch with us because their key seems to be triggering their car's alarm system. Your key is supposed to disable the alarm, so what exactly is going on here?

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22Sep

Car Alarms Part 2: Disengaging an Alarm

This week is a follow-up to last week's article about why you might be getting false alarms. Here's how to disengage an annoying alarm that is going off at inconvenient times.

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15Sep

Car Alarms Part 1: False Alarms

By Parkside Motors / September 15, 2020 / Articles, Need To Know / No Comments

Not much is more frustrating than a randomly triggered car alarm. Here are four reasons why your alarm may be going off for no apparent reason.

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16Jun

Should I Buy Generic Tires?

When shopping for new tires, you have the option to purchase "OE" tires or you can search for a new brand and model. Which is the best option? Find out here.

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5May

What is TPMS?

TPMS is one of the most under-rated safety features of modern cars. Not only will a functioning TPMS help keep you safe, but it will also save you money.

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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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